Lunchtime Links: May 7, 2010

American employers added an unexpectedly high 290,000 jobs in April, tempering an uptick in the unemployment rate to 9.9 percent.

The first impact from the Gulf Coast oil spill is begin seen in environmentally fragile Louisiana wetlands as efforts by BP to use domes to cap the spill continues.

Dozens of garbage haulers took to the Nashville streets in some flood-stricken neighborhoods for the first time this week to pick up the mounting debris accumulating along the curbs from last weekend’s massive flooding.

People in Britain woke this morning to an uncertain future. One of the most closely fought elections in decades has yielded no clear winner, and no party strong enough to form a majority government.

The first big name attraction of the summer movie season, “Iron Man 2,” hits theatres today.

University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun, coming off a year marred by health problems, an NCAA investigation and a disappointing performance on the court, has signed a five-year, $13 million contract.

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