February 2012 Current Events: Business News

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in business and science news for the month of February 2012.

  • U.S. Economy Adds 243,000 Jobs in January; Unemployment falls to 8.3% (Feb. 3): The U.S. economy adds 243,000 new jobs in January 2012, while unemployment fell to 8.3%, the lowest in three years. January is the second consecutive month that employment numbers are better than expected.

  • Komen Reverses Decision to Cut Off Planned Parenthood (Feb. 3): After outrage and online protesting, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reverses its December 2011 decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Komen announces they will restore their relationship with Planned Parenthood, which uses the funding to provide low-income women with breast cancer screenings. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that case doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," Nancy G. Brinker, the founder of Komen, says in a statement.

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