Reading While Eating for Dec. 7: A Jolt of Jobs

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Improvement for U.S. unemployment and even more developments in Kate Middleton's pregnancy.

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People walk at a Citibank branch at Citibank headquarters in Manhattan on December 5 in New York City. On Wednesday, Citigroup Inc. announced it was laying off 11,000 workers, about 4 percent of its workforce, in a move to slash costs.

Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7%. That means 146,000 new jobs for Americans, in spite of the fallout from Hurricane Sandy. (AP via

…But It’s Not All Good News. Citibank is cutting 11,000 jobs in an attempt to cut high costs exacerbated by sluggish markets. (DealBook)

In Other Important Developments: Venus is a planet. Do not be alarmed if you see it in the sky. (The Daily What)

Twenty-Eight Reasons Why Kids Ruin Christmas. Obviously, Kevin McCallister is the exception. (BuzzFeed)

The History of Eggnog. There’s also a recipe for a special version containing rum, cognac and bourbon, in case you’d prefer to forget the history immediately after learning it. (Mental Floss)

Gangam Style by DhoomBros. You may have thought the meme was completely and totally played out at this point. And to be fair, you were probably right. (Divanee)

Les Fuggarables. Reviews of Les Miserables (hitting theaters Christmas Day) have started trickling in, but more importantly, the stars are wearing fancy clothes to premieres. (Go Fug Yourself)

It’s Always Sunny in Homeland. The video mash-up that finally brings together the cult hit comedy and the Emmy-winning drama. (YouTube via Flavorwire)