There’s nothing like a Friday to put us in a chipper mood heading into the weekend.
And now the news… Unemployment soared to 5.5% in May. (FYI, Canada’s rate was unchanged, but it’s at 6.1%) The Dow is down over 200 points, one of its biggest drops in months. After dropping to $122 a barrel and giving us some hope of reduced gasoline prices, crude oil today spiked more than $6 a barrel and is poised to set another record today.
During a recession, every day is Monday.
On the other hand, if you need the weekend to forget about things, some of the possibilities include: The new Grizzly Coast section of the Minnesota Zoo has opened. Guitar Hero championships at Mystic Lake. The DFL State Convention in Rochester, although it’s hard to see how that’ll help your blood pressure.
Post your “forget about it” suggestions for the weekend in the comments section.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.