Ohio college offers half-price tuition to encourage service

Ohio college offers half-price tuition to encourage service

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college is offering a 50 percent tuition break for undergraduates whose families work in “mission-centered” nonprofit and public-service jobs. Capital University in Columbus is calling the program the “Good Guarantee” and will apply to new, full-time undergraduate students starting at Capital next year. The university says students will be…
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…
Ohio unemployment rate unchanged from July to August

Ohio unemployment rate unchanged from July to August

Ohio Ohio Ohio unemployment rate unchanged from July to August COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August. The state's unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent last month. It stood at 5 percent in August 2017. The national rate was 3.9 percent, unchanged from July…
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

By The Associated Press Sep. 07, 2018 U.S. stock indexes fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. On Friday: The S&P 500 index lost 6.37 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,871.68. The Dow Jones…
Alaska pipeline operator to cut workforce by 10 percent

Alaska pipeline operator to cut workforce by 10 percent

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline says it plans to cut about 10 percent of its workforce. KTUU-TV reports Wednesday that Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. announced the layoffs in a letter sent to the governor and state lawmakers. Alyeska President Tom Barrett says the workforce will shrink, affecting jobs in Anchorage,…
Uber drivers in Denmark could face fines for every ride they offered

Uber drivers in Denmark could face fines for every ride they offered

The Danish Supreme Court has upheld large fines issued to several Uber drivers for operating without a taxi license, at a time when the ride-hailing giant was still running its non-licensed p2p driver UberPop service in the market. The decision could mean more than a thousand additional Uber drivers who sold rides in Denmark could…
Microsoft acquires Lobe, a drag-and-drop AI tool

Microsoft acquires Lobe, a drag-and-drop AI tool

Microsoft today announced that is has acquired Lobe, a startup that lets you build machine learning models with the help of a simple drag-and-drop interface. Microsoft plans to use Lobe, which only launched into beta earlier this year, to build upon its own efforts to make building AI models easier, though, for the time being,…
Report finds many open jobs at eastern Illinois VA hospital

Report finds many open jobs at eastern Illinois VA hospital

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A federal reports shows that a Veterans Affairs hospital in eastern Illinois is having trouble filling many of its health care jobs. The national report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville had 167 open positions as of June 30.…
Markets Right Now: Stocks sink on higher-rate expectations

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink on higher-rate expectations

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stock indexes are closing lower Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. Investors sold high-dividend stocks as bond yields rose, and tech stocks rebounded from recent losses. Tesla slumped 6.3…
Jobs to left, tariffs on right: Can US economy defy threats?

Jobs to left, tariffs on right: Can US economy defy threats?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing consistent strength even after nearly a decade of growth, with Friday’s jobs report for August signaling that employers remain optimistic enough to hire freely and are finally paying more generously. Consumers, the principal drivers of growth, are more confident than they’ve been in nearly 18 years. Americans…

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