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Valley Unemployment Rate Plummets In October

For a second straight month, the Valley has seen a significant decline in the unemployment rate. The jobless rate in October fell almost a full point in the Brownsville-Harlingen area to 5-and-a-half percent. It dropped a little more than a point in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area to 5-point-7 percent. Statewide, unemployment last month fell to […]


Rev Jesse Jackson Discloses Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

(AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.  In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he could no longer ignore symptoms.  He […]


Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina Dead At 87

(AP) – Italian media say Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences. He was 87.  The justice ministry on Thursday had allowed his family a bedside visit at a hospital in Parma shortly before his death. The reports said he died Friday morning but the government had no […]