Okay, I'm back and ready for action. Time to catch up, starting with the unemployment report. I was off in the mountains last week and was blissfully unaware of the news. But it wasn't that bad, nor was it that great, however. Unemployment rate stuck in the mid 8% range and only 1,700 new jobs added.
Same old story: recovering but at a snail's pace and government job losses creating a huge headwind.