About 1 in 24 drivers admit to nodding off at the wheel in the last month. And 100,000 crashes each year are linked to driver fatigue.
Employers added 155,000 jobs in December. The unemployment rate remains at 7.8%.
The ADP National Employment Report out Thursday says private-sector employers added 215,000 jobs in December. Construction jobs showed strength. The government will report before markets open.
One placement firm says employers eliminated fewer jobs than they have in 16 years, but labor statistics suggest a bleaker picture.
A payroll tax cut is allowed to lapse, taking a bite out of middle-class earnings.
10 states are set to boost income for lowest-paid workers, but the loss of a key payroll tax break will wipe out those gains.
An Oregon woman says she found a note pleading for help in a box of Halloween novelties. The discovery is getting attention from federal authorities.
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