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

Oct 7, 2011

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)

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