What the unemployment numbers mean
The bleeding is slowing down, but the patient is still sick. That’s one way to look at today’s unemployment numbers. The government reported that the national unemployment rate fell slightly in July to 9.4 percent, from 9.5 percent in June. Economists ...
Talk is anything but cheap for phone calls from Pennsylvania's prison
Every day, sometimes at 8 a.m., sometimes just after lunch, Marilyn Ankrom waits for the phone call from prison. She can't call in -- they've wired things to make that impossible. She gets 15 minutes. Then the line goes ... an out-of-state number, an ...
How To Fix Phone Calls
Your recent call list includes your most recent texts, video calls, file transfers and phone sessions. Each contact’s entry has an individualized version of this same thing. To text or call or chat with someone is to reenter and resume a continuous line ...
I made 100 phone calls for John McCain
I click “Make Phone Calls.” The instructions are simple: I have to use a home phone, and I can’t make long-distance calls if my phone company will charge me extra. I can choose the state ... line. But they’re not more likely to stay and chat.
Do You Really Need a Land-Line Phone?
In one of every five U.S. homes in the U.S., there is no traditional land-line telephone anymore ... bother to track the number of cell-only households? It's because cell-only households are not covered by their telephone surveys, reducing the accuracy ...