What we’re watching Tuesday
Good morning. It’s Tuesday, October 22. Here are the stories we’re watching closely today:
Delayed jobs report
The Labor Department released numbers Tuesday morning, showing that U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in September. Boston.com reports that the growth was slower than what economists predicted, although the unemployment rate did reduce to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in August. The shutdown also delayed the jobs report that was supposed to be released more than two weeks ago.
Human rights groups probe U.S. drone strikes
After three days and 22 hours, federal mediators and labor unions agreed to a settlement Monday night that would reopen the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) service Tuesday morning. San Jose Mercury News reports that the details of the deal were not immediately available. BART expects to operate on a full schedule by the afternoon.