US Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.4% Even as Hiring Slows

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports before Electio...
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Science Says: How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban because of potential ill effects on ...
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Stressed Out? Your Dog May Feel It Too, Study Suggests

NEW YORK — When dog owners go through a stressful period, they're not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Depression, excessive physical exercise and unemployment are just a few examples of stress that can influence...