GOOD DAY FOR: Green shoots, after U.S. job losses fell to 247,000 in July, a far smaller number than expected and enough to bump the national unemployment figure down to 9.4 percent, from 9.5 percent. It is also the first dip in jobless numbers since April 2008. The Labor Department figures are the latest sign that the economy is turning around. (Reuters)

BAD DAY FOR: Giving unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, after a federal judge approved the sale of creationist theme park, Pensacola’s Dinosaur Adventure Land, because owners Kent and Jo Hovind,owe $430,400 in back taxes. The Hovinds argue that since they are employed by God, they needn’t pay income or property taxes. (Mother Jones)