AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring on Twitter a premature victory from his tariffs. Despite the manufacturing renaissance he claims, it's too soon to determine the full scope of any benefit or harm they might create. Trump is correct to say the tariffs should bring more money to the government. But it's not…
Solid US job growth is likely to be reported for August

Solid US job growth is likely to be reported for August

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Sep. 07, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at a healthy pace in August, emboldened by brisk consumer spending and an economy that keeps growing steadily. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in August and that the unemployment rate dipped from an already-low 3.9 percent to 3.8 percent,…
Never-say performance reviews stopthebull

5 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Performance Review

Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world, has recently decided to revamp its performance review cycle for a process with a special focus on fueling...
Utility truck rack manufacturer plans Kentucky facility

Utility truck rack manufacturer plans Kentucky facility

ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a utility truck rack manufacturer has decided to invest more than $1.3 million and create 25 full-time jobs at a facility in Clinton County. Gov. Matt Bevin's office says Rack-It Truck Racks Inc. plans to purchase and upgrade an existing facility in Albany in southern Kentucky. State officials…
Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China

Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China

By ANNABELLE LIANG Sep. 10, 2018 SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world's two biggest economies. It overshadowed a strong U.S. jobs report that kept the Fed on…
UConn opens building to help foster research partnerships

UConn opens building to help foster research partnerships

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has cut the ribbon on a building designed to foster partnerships between the school’s researchers and industry. The Innovation Partnership Building was funded with about $85 million from industry. It brings together academic experts and companies in fields such as flexible electronics, materials science, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity, energy and others.…
Haslam: Tennessee unemployment rate remains low

Haslam: Tennessee unemployment rate remains low

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state's unemployment rate continues to remain near historic low levels. According to preliminary numbers released Thursday, Tennessee's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for August or about 0.1 percent higher than it was in July. The state's unemployment rate had been 3.5 percent for three consecutive months. The…
Hacera creates directory to make blockchain projects more searchable

Hacera creates directory to make blockchain projects more searchable

In the 1990s when the web was young, companies like Yahoo, created directories of web pages to help make them more discoverable. Hacera wants to bring that same idea to blockchain, and today it announced the launch of the Hacera Network Registry. CEO Jonathan Levi says that blockchains being established today risk being isolated because people…
OnePlus will ditch the headphone jack on its next phone

OnePlus will ditch the headphone jack on its next phone

Welp. After making a show of keeping the headphone jack around for a few extra generations, OnePlus is finally succumbing to the inevitable. The company tweeted an image of USB-C headphones and confirmed that the port will bite the dust on the upcoming 6T. “You’ve got to make decisions that optimize the user experience, and…
About 1,000 workers lose Colorado Springs call center jobs

About 1,000 workers lose Colorado Springs call center jobs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 1,000 workers have lost jobs in Colorado Springs since Dec. 31 as some of the city’s call centers have moved operations elsewhere, including overseas. However, The Gazette reported Sunday that the cuts come as other centers are expanding there despite a tight labor market. The federal government provides training…

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