NPR logo Today's Top Stories: Nobel Peace Prize, September Jobs Report


Today's Top Stories: Nobel Peace Prize, September Jobs Report

Good morning.

We've already posted about the top story so far today:

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Women Striving For Peace In Liberia And Yemen

And we're getting ready for what's expected to be the other major news of the morning — the 8:30 a.m. ET announcement from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the September unemployment rate and how many jobs were or were not added to payrolls last month.

Bloomberg News says the consensus among 91 economists it surveyed is that payrolls grew by only about 55,000 jobs and the jobless rate probably stayed at 9.1 percent for the third straight month.

Meanwhile, other top headlines include:

— "Beyond Wall Street: 'Occupy' Protests Go Global." (CNN)

— "Amid Solyndra Controversy, Head Of Federal Loan Program Resigns." (The Washington Post)

— "Libya NTC Interim Forces Launch Sirte Attack." (BBC News)

— "U.S. Panel Says No To Prostate Screening For Healthy Men." (The New York Times)

— "Pakistan Set To Free Bin Laden's Family." (CBS News)



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.