Friday, January 18, 2013

Short Takes

Death toll in hostage standoff in Algeria is unclear.

GOP sniffing around debt limit deal.

Home construction is surging in the U.S.

Jobless claims drop to five-year low.

Florida Supreme Court upholds state pension law, making the 3% grab from state employees’ salary permanent.

Lance Armstrong admits to doping.

R.I.P. Pauline Phillips, 94, also known as “Dear Abby.”