U.S. private payrolls growth eases; productivity falls

Workers prepare outgoing shipments at an Amazon Fulfillment Center, ahead of the Christmas rush, in Tracy, CaliforniaU.S. private employers in April hired the fewest number of workers in more than a year, further diminishing hopes of a strong rebound in economic growth after the first-quarter slump. The tepid private job gains combined with other data on Wednesday showing a second straight quarterly decline in productivity make it less likely the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June as had been expected at the start of the year. Private payrolls increased 169,000 last month, the smallest gain since January 2014, the ADP National Employment Report showed. Private sector job growth has slowed since November.


Kevin McHale Dishes On A Glee Spinoff & What Losing Cory Monteith Meant For The Show

Here’s some insider info for all you Gleeks out there!

Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams on the Fox hit, Glee, sat down for an interview this week and answered some quick question regarding his time with Glee, possible spinoff rumors as well as when the show REALLY started to go downhill in his opinion.

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When asked about the possibility of a spinoff, Kevin had a very realistic take on the show and how it sat with its fanbase noting:

“Towards the end, there weren’t that many people watching Glee. So I don’t know how many people would then watch a spinoff. We’re off the air for a reason.”

Guess that squashes that! It doesn’t sound like we’re going to get any side adventures from the New Directions crew, but we can always dream!

When McHale was asked about when he felt Glee “jumped the shark,” he took a moment and gave a very well thought out response:

“I will say, not to bring it down or anything, when Cory Monteith died. I don’t think the show ever came back from that. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, but the story was going in one direction with his character [Finn Hudson] and he was one of two main characters of the show.”

It was hard enough for fans of the show to hear about Cory’s death back in July of 2013, but we can’t imagine how much harder it must have been for family, friends and castmates of his.

[ Related: Matthew Morrison Is Finding Neverland After He's Done With Glee ]

Of course we’d always love more Glee, as it’s been a BLAST watching the past six years, but we understand that shows change and evolve and can’t always overcome the loss of a fan and cast favorite like Monteith. We’ll just have to settle for re-watching our faves on Netflix!

Do you agree with Kevin? Do you think the show started to go downhill after Monteith’s death, or could they have found a way to keep the spark alive?

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Daily Driver: 2015 BMW X6 M

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The 2015 BMW X6 M is a rocket of an SUV. But what’s it like to drive under normal conditions? Greg Migliore explains in this Daily Driver video.

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Shocking Video Captures Men Being Hit Over The Head With Chair At Dallas BBQ In Chelsea

CBSNewYork (New York) – Two men were hurt when an unidentified man bashed them over the head with a chair at a Chelsea restaurant Tuesday night.

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The incident took place at Dallas BBQ on 23rd Street and 8th Avenue.

A friend of the victims tells CBS2 the people hit with the chair are a couple, and that the person who attacked them was yelling anti-gay slurs.

A witness tells CBS2 the two victims were having an argument when a third man, seen in the video with a beard, intervened in the argument.

One of the two people involved in the argument then took a swing at the man with a beard, the witness told CBS2.

A melee then broke out, which was caught on video.

Warning: Some May Find Video Disturbing

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Check back soon for more information. CBS2’s Alice Gainer will have complete coverage at 5 p.m.

 

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5 Thoughtful Gifts For Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is almost here and the girls at HER Source are here to share ideas for your favorite lady who has it all!

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What mom wouldn’t love a personal token of affection? Customize this cute Wedding Chicks hanky with the text of your choice. This cotton handkerchief will be sure to bring her to tears!

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Check out a Closer Look at the Jordan Eclipse “Hare”

words // Gregory Williams: Unveiled by none other than Bugs Bunny, during his trip to the Jordan Brand headquarters, the Jordan Eclipse “Hare” is inching closer to making its official retail debut. Void of the dazzling geometric patterns and playful colors like many of its “Hare” counterparts, the lightweight runner is equipped with its textile […]

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Gym Security to be Tightened after Laptop and CCTV Burglary, AlertSystems Responds

The Atlas Gym in Wolverton was burgled last week, with the criminals making off with a number of high value items. A spokesperson from commercial security experts, AlertSystems, responds.

The Atlas Gym at Glyn Square, Wolverton, was the target of a burglary on April 16th. It is reported that two laptops, a CCTV system, headphones and a safe containing cash were stolen from the premises. The business also saw the loss of a large number of nutrition products and pots of fat burners. The business is set to carry on as normal and company director, Kenneth Mackmurdie, has announced that the upcoming bodybuilding event that is due to happen on the premises will not be cancelled.

Mr Mackmurdie said that the gym is set to benefit from a new and more advanced CCTV installation, in order to prevent future burglaries. He stated: “It’s an inconvenience to the members, but I do feel quite lucky in a way because it could have been worse. Your worst-case scenario is the building being burned down and that hasn’t happened. It’s not stopped our business and we’re still fully active and open. It’s made myself and my staff more determined than ever to pull off a really good show and we’ll keep going from strength to strength.”

As experts in CCTV security, AlertSystems take a keen interest in news stories such as this. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement. “Mr Mackmurdie’s optimism in the face of adversity is certainly admirable. However, in order to maintain the safety of the staff, members and attendants of the upcoming bodybuilding event, it is imperative that the gym invest in high quality CCTV security. Modern security systems will be able to effectively protect the premises from any future burglary attempts.

“The IP-CCTV security systems are much more difficult to damage and steal. Analogue cameras of the past have proven to be targets for theft and damage. However, updated systems mean that CCTV security is not under the same threats. With IP-CCTV, footage can be streamed wirelessly to a number of different devices and can be stored on a cloud based system.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

       

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SpaceX successfully completes Launch Abort System test

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SpaceX has carried out a successful test of its Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The test, which took place at Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station represents a major stop towards getting the spacecraft human rated under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. NASA hopes that commercial spacecraft such as the Crew Dragon will return manned spacecraft launches back to American soil sometime in 2017.

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eBay’s Best Bags and Accessories – May 6

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Happy first Wednesday of May! On Wednesdays, we round up some of eBay‘s best bag and accessory bargains. This week, we found some interesting bags, including a silver Roberto Cavalli, pretty bags from Dior and Proenza Schouler and much more. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

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Letting The Freedom Of Truth Uncover The Value Of Life

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