With the release of the Jan. 2014 employment situation report on Feb. 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated its estimates of a number of data items. This is a yearly occurrence, and can make a significant difference in the numbers. With those changes, the data that the BLS considers most accurate can be examined and analyzed.
The discovery, in early December of 2012, that chikungunya was causing illnesses on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Martin came as little surprise to public health authorities. The nations of the Western Hemisphere have been expecting the mosquito-borne virus to make the leap to the Americas for several years. The only questions were when, and where.
The Associated Press and other media outlets are reporting that two U.S. military aircraft came under fire as they attempted to land in the South Sudan city of Bor. Four servicemen are reported wounded. Details remain sketchy at this time.
Happy holidays from Target! If you shopped at a Target store in the United States between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, someone has accessed your credit or debit card data. The company issued a statement on Dec. 19 advising customers that as many as 40 million debit or credit card accounts may have been compromised by the “unauthorized” access. This follows media reports from the day before about the breach in data security.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the cabinet-level agency responsible for caring for veterans of the United States military. One of the many tasks they are charged with is the provision of medical care, which is done through a network of hospitals, outpatient clinics and veterans centers. The placement of these facilities, especially the hospitals, may serve other interests than those of our veterans.