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  • Report: Trump's $1T infrastructure plan could create 3M jobs

    04/28/2017 7:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | April 28, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: •The proposed $1 trillion U.S. infrastructure plan could create as many as 3 million jobs if projects are prioritized for optimal job generation, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. •However, if project planners focus only on the critical nature of each project and do not factor in the potential for job growth, then the same $1 trillion investment could generate just 1.6 million new jobs. •Projects that yield the most jobs are airports, seaports and hospitals because they employ temporary construction workers and offer more post-completion permanent jobs than other infrastructure projects, such as a non-tolled highway....
  • JSI Store Fixtures expanding in Greenville, adding 97 jobs (South Carolina)

    04/28/2017 6:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WSPA-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fred Cunningham
    GREENVILLE (WSPA) – A company that creates merchandising displays for grocery stores plans to expand in Greenville and add close to 100 jobs. JSI Store Fixtures announced Friday it would invest $2.1 million for an expansion to it’s current facility on White Horse Road. The move will create 97 new jobs according to the company. “The consolidation of our Suwanee, Ga. and Greenville facilities supports our long-term strategy of continued growth and success in the southeastern United States,” said President of JSI Store Fixtures Ken Bush in a written statement. Hiring has already started. If you’d like to apply, you...
  • Here’s exactly what [Army] spouses think about Forever 21’s new PT-inspired line

    04/28/2017 6:41:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Military One Click ^ | April 28, 2017 | Rebecca Alwine
    Yesterday was a trying day. The kids woke up early and it was early release. The laptop wasn’t working and I really didn’t want to do anything. And then, midway through my afternoon, the local wives’ page started hopping. You see, clothing store Forever 21 has some new products for sale. . . the military wives just couldn’t believe their eyes. You’re not going to believe it–and you’re probably not going to run to the store, either. Here’s a peek...
  • Excellent: Trump reverses Obama order limiting oil drilling in Atlantic, Arctic oceans

    04/28/2017 12:35:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Drill, baby, drill! It seems like months ago now - wait, it was months ago - that the one-foot-out-the-door Barack Obama was pushing through as many executive orders as he could in an attempt to lock in liberal policies after he left office. One of the worst, which we reported at the time, put severe limits on offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans - and there was some question as to whether President Trump would have the authority to reverse the orders once he took office. I suppose nothing is ever truly over until left-wing federal judges weigh...
  • UTV builder to expand in Whitley, add 67 jobs (Indiana)

    04/28/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | April 28, 2017
    American LandMaster, a manufacturer, designer and distributor of off-road utility vehicles, will invest more than $4 million with an expansion that could create nearly 70 jobs in Columbia City within three years. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said in a news release Friday the company will lease and equip a 112,000-square-foot space at 2499 S. County Road 600 East near U.S. 30. The new location will become the company’s headquarters and accommodate the consolidation of American LandMaster’s manufacturing operations in Roseland, Louisiana, and Fort Wayne. Founded in 1959, American LandMaster has built and distributed more than 1 million American-made utility...
  • The Art of the Deal: Wall Street Deals Explode Since January 20th

    04/28/2017 4:24:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Since President Donald J. Trump took office on January 20th, almost 3,100 merger or acquisition (M&A) deals have been announced, per recently released data from Thomson Reuters. 2017 continues to be the art of the deal as there have already been 13 deals valued at over $5 billion dollars since the Trump administration took charge. Cross-border deals are also at record highs. As the mainstream media continues to decry the mounting political and economic uncertainty around the world as a result of the hard-to-predict Trump administration, the global economy centered around the vibrant U.S. market appears to be doing just...
  • Did Sean Hannity Unwittingly Tweet Out His Own Pink Slip?

    04/28/2017 4:21:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Judi McLeod
    Is the tick-tocking of the clock over at Fox News nearing the midnight hour for Sean Hannity? Millions of viewers most fervently hope not. It’s not Fox News co-president Bill Shine fans should be the most worried about, but the ‘Fair and Balanced to President Donald Trump’ Sean Hannity. In coming to the defense of Shine On Twitter today, Hannity warned that Shine’s dismissal dismissal would be the “End of FNC as we know it”. You can’t be a conservative loyal to friends and colleagues and remain employed by Fox News, Sean. Didn’t you know that?
  • Greedy Grifters Barack & Michelle Obama Robbing Blind the Party That Made Them

    04/28/2017 4:19:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Judi McLeod
    Schulz insists the former president remains true to his progressive values, and said “taking money from Wall Street is not the same as being bought by Wall Street" Wake Up Call for all the OWS (Occupy Wall Street) activists: You can’t OCCUPY WALL STREET, because greedy grifters Barack and Michelle Obama are already squatting on it. It’s the same old story sung in the words of a song, “The rich get rich and the poor get poorer”. According to Christopher Wallace at Fox News, Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speech leaves the liberal base “stunned”.
  • Terry Gou in apparent White House meeting with Trump (Many thousands of possible jobs)

    04/27/2017 10:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The China Post ^ | April 28, 2017 | Staff
    Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. The billionaire Taiwanese tech mogul refused to confirm meeting Trump, telling reporters in English: "My memory is not good; maybe I already forgot," according to the Central News Agency. White House officials did not respond immediately to questions regarding the reported meeting. Rumors of a possible meet between Gou and Trump surfaced Thursday when the Nikkei Asian Review quoted unnamed sources familiar with the plan. That report also indicated that Gou met with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in late...
  • Trump to sign executive order that could expand offshore energy development

    04/27/2017 6:57:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 27, 2017 | Tom DiChristopher
    •President Donald Trump will instruct the Interior Department to revise the Obama administration's five-year plan for developing federal waters. •His executive order will tell the Commerce Department to refrain from naming or expanding marine sanctuaries and review existing ones. •Trump will seek to overturn President Barack Obama's effort to indefinitely put much of U.S. Arctic waters and part of the Atlantic off limits to drillers. President Donald Trump on Friday will instruct his cabinet officials to take actions that will potentially open new areas of federally administered waters to energy development. The actions, to be spelled out in a new...
  • Tech company basing headquarters in Louisville, will create 250 jobs (Kentucky)

    04/27/2017 5:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Lane Report ^ | April 27, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — Interapt LLC, a tech development startup focusing on business innovation services and workforce development, will establish a new Louisville headquarters with a nearly $3.7 million investment that will create 250 full-time jobs. Interapt will renovate a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility at 1226 Rowan Street in the city’s Portland neighborhood, near downtown. The new headquarters will include dedicated space for community-focused workforce development and technology training programs. Interapt develops mobile, web and high-tech wearable applications that help businesses improve their processes, communication and bottom lines. Customers include Baptist Healthcare, Eurofins, Humana, Kindred Healthcare, YUM!...
  • Convergys opening tech center with 250 jobs (Pennsylvania)

    04/27/2017 5:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Sharon Herald ^ | April 27, 2017 | Dave Sutor, The Tribune-Democrat
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Convergys Corp., a global customer management service provider, expects to create 251 new full-time jobs at a technical support center in the Johnstown area. On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced that the company plans to lease a 26,636-square-foot facility at the former home of NCO Financial Systems. Convergys wants to begin hiring in the summer and get the business operational by the fall. The arrangement was made possible by a funding proposal from the state Department of Community and Economic Development that included $502,000 in job creation tax credits and $108,000 in Workforce and Economic Development...
  • GOP Reps Vote Themselves Obamacare Goodies That We’ll Pay For But Not Get

    04/27/2017 1:20:25 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    Conservative Tribune.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    Perhaps the most famous line from George Orwell’s classic satire on socialism, “Animal Farm,” is that which declares, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” If the following report on what House Republicans are doing with their Obamacare replacement bill holds true, then they have just turned Orwell’s words into action by granting themselves a privilege not extended to everyone else. However, while the left-leaning Vox seemed to imply that this is some sort of new and nefarious development by uncaring Republicans granting themselves special privileges, The American Spectator pointed out that Congress has long...
  • California’s latest move to “fight the wall” is truly something out of La La Land

    04/27/2017 11:36:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There are still budget battles and (probably) blockades from the 9th Circuit to come, but sooner or later the President is going to get some work started on the border wall. But if and when he does, California is laying some landmines in advance for any private contractors who dare to bid on the job and pour a single yard of concrete. In a move being dubbed, “Build it and be banned,” California legislators are proposing to impose a permanent ban for government contracts on any company who takes part in the project. And no… this is not an article...
  • Here's the rest of Trump's tax plan: Fewer brackets, lower rates, no more estate tax . . .

    04/27/2017 11:32:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    And more! We told you yesterday about the Trump plan to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, and to make a similar move on the repatriated profits tax. Later in the day, more detailed emerged about Trump’s larger tax proposal. Via CNBC, here are the high points: Trump’s plan will cut the number of income tax brackets from seven to three, with a top rate of 35 percent and lower rates of 25 percent and 10 percent. It is not clear what income ranges will fall under those brackets. It would also double the standard...
  • Trump Wall Would Comprise Tiny Portion of Budget, Gore Wants $15 TRILLION

    04/27/2017 8:55:24 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    Conservative Tribune.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Davis
    One of the key sticking points during negotiations to avoid a government shutdown on Friday was funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall — funding the Democrats refused even to consider. Trump had requested $1.4 billion to begin construction of the wall this year, but Democrats refused to let those funds be included in the budget request, even though it was a minuscule fraction of the federal budget, CNS reported. On the other hand, The Daily Caller reported that the Energy Transitions Commission, a group that includes former Vice President Al Gore, insisted that the world needed to invest $15...
  • TRUMP’S BIG TAX REFORM PLAN

    04/27/2017 8:36:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Will the Left hold it hostage? The Trump administration unveiled an ambitious overhaul of federal tax laws yesterday that it is touting as the “largest tax cut for individuals and businesses in U.S. history. Republicans on Capitol Hill seem cautiously optimistic about the plan even though it was immediately attacked by the hateful class-warfare-mongering Left.
  • Trump orders review of Obama-era land grabs

    04/27/2017 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Brad Jones
    Obama sidestepped Congress to declare 33 national monuments by executive order under the Antiquities Act of 1906 After eight years of oppressive restrictions on every facet of the mining industry from coal to gold, miners are finally beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to review national monument designations made under the Antiquities Act by former President Barack Obama.
  • Pennsylvania Bill to Enforce Firearm Preemption Against Scofflaw Governments

    04/27/2017 5:19:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Pennsylvania legislature is aiming to enforce their strong firearms preemption law. A similar enforcement law was enacted in 2014, but was struck down in 2016. The state Supreme Court ruled that the legislature had violated the state constitutional requirement for "single issue" statutes when the bill was passed. On April 19, 2017, a replacement bill passed the House Judiciary committee by a 20-5 vote. As with most states, Pennsylvania has a strong firearms preemption law. The statute has been on the books for over three decades. The preemption law requires that virtually all firearms law in Pennsylvania be...
  • President Trump Lowers Taxes For Small Businesses, Simplifies Tax Code!

    04/27/2017 4:57:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Once again President Trump proves that he is a man of his word. Earlier today, the leader of the free world announced a wonderful tax plan that will provide tremendous aid to individuals and small businesses alike. The new tax plan consists of the following: lower individual income tax rates, a reduction in business rates, one time tax on overseas profits, a new territorial tax system, tax break for child care costs, and the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax. The President’s new tax plan is in great alignment with his written proposals on tax reforms in his 2015 book...