See the article in its original context from August 28, 1988 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. THE BAR IN THE AUDITORIUM lobby at the University of Antwerp was crowded with scholars in baggy suits, itinerant students, assorted hangers-on. There were also a few prosperous-looking older men, who turned out to be childhood friends of Paul de Man - the focus of an international conference held last June at the university. You wouldn't have known from the sessions listed in the … [Read more...] about The Case of Paul De Man
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Soft landing? The American labor market is still soaring. After months of gentle but steady declines in job growth, employers unleashed an unexpected burst of hiring in January, adding 517,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department said on Friday . The increase was the largest since July, and it drew exclamations from economists steeped in labor market trends, who had been expecting another month of gradual cooling. “So much for moderation!” said Beth Ann Bovino, the chief U.S. economist at S&P Global Ratings. “We certainly didn’t see it in this report . ” Underscoring the labor market’s extraordinary vibrancy was the unemployment rate, which fell to 3.4 percent, the lowest level since 1969. But even as businesses hired with striking zeal in January — or at least laid off fewer seasonal employees than in most years — wage growth continued to moderate. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3 percent from December, and 4.4 percent over the year, … [Read more...] about U.S. Hiring Surges With January Gain of 517,000 Jobs
0 Kids & Family Two suburban towns in Illinois among the nation's Top 10 hardest-working small cities in America, according to Zippia. Reboot Illinois , News Partner Posted | Updated Reply A new list of the nation's Top 10 hardest-working small towns include two suburban cities in Illinois. The folks over at Zippia , a career website, crunched the numbers from the Census Bureau to figure out who made the cut. They factored in the American Census Survey from 2009 to 2014, and looked at things like: a city’s average hours worked, average commute time, workers per household, labor force participation, and the number of adults with a college degree. The higher those numbers were, the higher they ranked on the list. New Jersey took a jaw-dropping four spots, but pat yourself on the back, Illinois. Two cities from the Prairie State made the list! Here are the 10 hardest-working small towns in America, according to … [Read more...] about Illinois Takes Two Spots on List of Top 10 Hardest-Working Small Towns in U.S.
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 3 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Five people have been arrested following a confrontation between police and protestors in a south Mississippi city over the October death of a Black teenager who was shot by police . The arrest followed protests Thursday at a city building in Gulfport, where demonstrations have taken place for months in response to the killing of Jaheim McMillan, a 15-year-old who died days after police shot him in the head outside a discount store. Protestors entered the Gulfport City Hall building and chanted from the lobby. The protesters did not comply with requests to exit the building and employees called the police, according to the Sun Herald. Protestors eventually went outside where the arrests were made. MISSISSIPPI MAN CHARGED WITH BURNING CROSS TO INTIMIDATE BLACK NEIGHBORS, PLEADS GUILTY TO HATE CRIME … [Read more...] about Mississippi police arrest 5 protesters after city hall dispute
A surge in job growth in January provided President Biden a lift just hours before he traveled to Philadelphia to deliver a speech on his economic vision for the United States. Employers added 517,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department said on Friday, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.4 percent, the lowest since 1969. In remarks at the White House, Mr. Biden hailed the news as evidence that his policies have succeeded despite months of inflation that has caused economic pain for many people and sparked fears of a recession. “For the past two years, we’ve heard a chorus of critics write off my economic plan,” Mr. Biden said. “Well, today’s data makes crystal clear. What I’ve always known in my gut is critics and cynics are wrong.” Mr. Biden has for months pointed to job growth as evidence that his agenda has rebuilt the economy after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered much of the United States. Ahead of a likely re-election announcement, he has amplified that … [Read more...] about January Job Growth Is a Boost for Biden
See the article in its original context from June 5, 1988 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. THE PHILOSOPHER GEORGE SANTAYANA was once asked which books young people should read. It didn't matter, he replied, as long as they read the same ones. Generations of Eng. lit. majors in American colleges followed his advice. You started with the Bible, moved briskly through Beowulf and Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton, the 18th-century novel, the Romantics, a few big American books like … [Read more...] about ON CAMPUS: THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS