A son of the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno on Friday dismissed as "bunk" a new court document alleging his father knew that his assistant Jerry Sandusky engaged in child sexual abuse as far back as 1976. In a Twitter post, Scott Paterno denied that "Papa" Joe was told about such abuse decades before the alleged incidents became public and led to Sandusky's conviction, a scandal that rocked the world of college football and cost the elder Paterno his job.
Net new jobs fell unexpectedly to the lowest level in seven months, with just 160,000 additional jobs generated, over 40,000 less than economists predicted, the Labor Department reported Friday. "We need job growth of roughly 80,000 a month to hold steady, this month was double that.
By TJ Strydom JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A fortnight after the first Starbucks in South Africa opened in a trendy Johannesburg district, queues still snaked onto the pavement, a sign of the craving for international brands despite an economic slowdown. South African companies Taste Holdings and Grand Parade Investments are betting that demand for relative luxuries such as coffee to go and doughnuts from international chains will endure, even as disposable incomes are squeezed. "I'm not saying I'll be regular, but I'll come back again when I'm in the area." Taste Holdings reckons South Africa can support as many as 150 Starbucks stores and it has opened a second in the new Mall of Africa, one of the largest in Africa's most advanced economy.