J.W.’s News Update: Thursday July 21, 2011
Good Thursday, Here are some stories making headlines today:
The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department says a death investigation has come to a close. Authorities say the death of a 60 year old male has been ruled a suicide. The victims body had been found in an undeveloped, partially wooded area off of 5100 Crossroads Parkway earlier this week.
More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layofffs are rising and the job market is weak. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000. Applications have topped 400,000 for 15 straight weeks, a sign of sluggish hiring. Consumers have pulled back spending this year because of high unemployment, stagnant wages and high gasoline prices. These factors have slowed the economic recovery.
The Texas Rangers 12 game winning streak came to a halt last night. The Rangers fell to the LA Angels in Anaheim by a score of 9-8.