Snowe Calls for New Stimulus Package 

Sen. Olympia Snowe is renewing her call

for a new federal economic stimulus package following a government

report that the nation lost more than half a million jobs last


The Labor Department said Friday that employers cut 530,000 jobs

in November, the largest one-month drop since 1974. Unemployment

now stands at 6.7 percent.

Snowe said she is advocating a broad-reaching economic stimulus

and recovery package to give a boost to the national economy.

She said Congress should enact legislation that will create

jobs, reduce the rate of home foreclosures and help the unemployed.