Those are just three of the words economists are using to describe the news that just 69,000 net jobs were added to public and private payrolls last month — and that the nation's jobless rate edged up to 8.2 percent from April's 8.1 percent.
The news has raised fears that the hoped-for strengthening of the economy may not materialize.
We posted on the news and followed with details from the report and reaction to it. It's now 11:22 am. ET, here's our original post and earlier updates:
Colonel Timothy Jex will be appointed to head the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at a command ceremony Friday. It follows his promotion to brigadier general. Colonel Jex most recently served as the vice director of the Human Performance Wing. He replaces current director Thomas Wells who will retire from the Air Force after serving for 31 years.
Jex will oversee 2000 personnel. The wing’s mission is to enhance human performance for air, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation.
"From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program," The New York Times reports.
Lawrence Adams doesn't want to be called a hero, but many in Seattle are saying that's just what he is.
As The Seattle Times reports this morning, police believe Adams saved the lives of at least three people on Wednesday when he picked up a stool at a cafe and threw it at a gunman who killed four people there. Adams' action distracted the gunman, identified as Ian Stawicki, and allowed Adams and some others to escape.
The military says 20-year-old Nicholas Olivas of Fairfield was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 2010 and was an infantryman with a unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Former Hamilton mayor Adolfo Olivas tells The JournalNews of Hamilton that his son was trained to be a translator and had been in Afghanistan since February. Adolfo Olivas says his son loved fishing and hunting and viewed himself as a protector.
He says the survivors include the soldier's wife and infant.
Good morning. I'm David Greene with a remembrance of Dick Beals, the man whose voice gave lie to Gumby. A glandular condition gave Beals his small stature and youthful voice, a voice that was used in more than 3,000 commercials. Beals played a wide range of roles - babies, teenagers, chipmunks. Perhaps most notably the Speedy Alka-Seltzer character.
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DICK BEALS: (Singing) Alka-Seltzer, plop, plop, fizz, fizz - oh, what a relief it is.
Let's spend some time talking about the big money world of video games. In a moment, what may have been the biggest legal battle ever in the game industry. But first to former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling. He is blaming the governor of Rhode Island for the meltdown of his video game company, 38 Studios. The company's failures have seen almost 400 workers lose their jobs and has Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for close to $100 million. Ian Donnis of Rhode Island Public Radio has the story.