The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., closed Friday afternoon so that cleaning crews from a company that specializes in disaster responses can scour the place after an outbreak of intestinal illness. Norovirus appears to be the culprit.
Stuck somewhere between economic policy and happy hour.
The website Quartz has a chart of how many hours it takes -- working minimum wage -- to afford a beer at a bar or restaurant in whatever country the work is being done. Check it out here.
Here in the U.S.A:
24 minutes per beer.
Russia (hey, Olympics):
1 1/2 hours per beer.
1 hour per beer.
13 1/2 hours per beer.
1/2 hour per beer.
Communication breakdowns can be fatal for firefighters, but are all too easy when crews are shrouded in smoke and a blaze is moving fast. Florida, with its millions of acres of forest and grassland, has rolled out a new system that can pinpoint crews without relying on voice communication.
Ross William Ulbricht, who allegedly ran the shadowy online marketplace before his arrest in October, is set to stand trial in November.
In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.
The federal lawsuit was Rodriguez's last chance at trying to overturn a 162-game suspension. Major League Baseball said dropping the lawsuit meant Rodriguez wanted to return to the focus to the game.
Imagery from Russia's recent past – including the hammer and sickle that adorned the flag of the Soviet Union – is seen in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympics Friday.
The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and Bloomberg Government's Nela Richardson join Kai to talk about the new jobs report -- and it's making Reddy sad:
"We've seen so much excitement about what could have been a stronger recovery in 2104. We had all of these expectations of stronger economic growth, consumers going out and spending more, busiensses finally putting all that cash to good use. And what we're seeing is the labor market that we've had for the last 3 or 4 years, and perhaps even worse than what we've had for the last 3 or 4 years. And it's possible that this could just be a blip, but it doesn't give us that upturn, that big, excitnig move forward that we've all been waiting for. " Sudeep Reddy
To the question, "Is it just a blip?" Richardson says:
"I have to answer that with a question: What is it called when you keep doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result? I think that's what this economy is doing."
And later --
"If the second half of 2014 was more of a fluke than real, there is a possibility Janet Yellen could do something come March."
After consistent improvements in 2013, employment growth has downshifted over the past two months. Economists fear that could be pointing to slower growth in 2014.