Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 4:16 pm
There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on the eve of heading out to a meeting of Republican governors in Las Vegas, warned the GOP to "stop being the stupid party." At the gathering Wednesday night, he leveled more harsh criticism at party presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Health officials in Ohio's capital city say they're investigating more than 770 cases of a bacterial illness that primarily affects young children, and they're urging parents to take precautions to help stop the outbreak.
Three companies - including one in central Ohio - have agreed in a federal settlement to pay back wages to hundreds of international students for summer jobs they held at a Hershey candy company facility in Pennsylvania.
There were 439,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, up by 78,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says. Behind the big increase: Superstorm Sandy, which threw some people in the Mid-Atlantic onto the unemployment rolls and shut down state unemployment offices the week before — meaning that some claims were postponed into last week.