US – Unemployment Rate at 7.9%
Employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%, the government reported Friday.
The unemployment rate was 7.8% in December, and has now been above 7% for 50 straight months. The number of people unemployed was 12.3 million last month, about the same as December. Read more… http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/02/01/january-jobs-report/1881037/
The World – Bomber attacks US Embassy in Turkey
ISTANBUL, Turkey — A suicide bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing one Turkish security guard along with the bomber, Ankara Govenor Aladdin Yuksel told Turkish news media. Read more…. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/01/turkey-embassy-bomb/1882475/
Christian / Anglican News: TEC agrees to SC injunction (for now)
Bishop Lawrence’s Diocese has just sent out an announcement that the Episcopal Church (USA) has agreed not to oppose the issuance of a preliminary injunction (South Carolina calls it a “temporary injunction”) which repeats the same language of the earlier TRO. Read more… http://www.standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/30019
Sports: Countdown to Super Bowl 47! John or Jim Harbaugh?
Culture: Song of the Week – Live at the Ryman with the Indelible Grace Artists “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand.”