August Jobs Report

The Labor Department will release its monthly report on the US job market on Friday at 8:30 AM EST. Economists expect that the US added 180,000 jobs in August. Check back here for analysis and reaction to the jobs numbers.

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U.S.-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the U.S. military said.