After six month of job gains of 200,000 or more, August saw only a gain of 142,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported this morning. The Labor Department also reported that the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent.

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After six month of job gains of 200,000 or more, August saw only a gain of 142,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported this morning. The Labor Department also reported that the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent.

Happening today

The big movies opening today are “The Identical,” a PG movie kind of based on Elvis Presley’s life that stars Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Seth Green; and an IMAX re-release of the wonderful “Forrest Gump,” which is now 20 years old. What?!

Opening bell

The Dow Jones opened at 17,069.58 after finishing down 8.70 points Thursday.

Quote of the day

“Five geckos sent into space as part of an experiment have all died. On the bright side, they were able to save 15 percent on their car insurance.” - Conan O’Brien

Must-see video: DJ samples thousands of GE sounds to create mix

Each and every machine has its own frequency. Musician Matthew Dear teamed with General Electric to collect thousands of GE sounds to create an innovative electronic mix.

 

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