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  • Whirlpool to hire 500 for Amana refrigerator plant (Iowa)

    08/19/2017 4:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 2, 2017 | George C. Ford
    Whirlpool Corp.’s Amana Operations refrigerator plant is planning what officials there call a hiring blitz over the next three weeks, aiming to add 500 employees. Chris Rice, Amana Operations human resources director, said the full-time positions, which start at $15 per hour, include assemblers and utility assembler as well as more specialized work as brazers, foam operators, plastic setup operators and assembly team leaders. “The bulk of the hiring will be for assemblers and utility assemblers,” Rice said. “People coming in will probably be working second or third shift, but candidates must be open to working any shift.” Rice said...
  • VANITY: Milton Friedman responds to Antifa

    08/18/2017 4:38:50 PM PDT · by who_would_fardels_bear · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman's prescient notions regarding Antifa and all like-minded communist brownshirts: Why Communism Must Lead to Corruption
  • USHCC Names Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as 2017 Corporation of the Year

    08/18/2017 12:46:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nasdaq Global Newswire ^ | August 17, 2017
    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as the organization’s 2017 “Corporation of the Year” award recipient. Goldman Sachs will be presented with this prestigious award at the USHCC’s National Convention in Dallas, Texas, on October 3rd. “We’re proud to receive the Corporation of the Year award from USHCC,” said Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “Helping to provide both big and small companies the support they need to grow and create jobs is critical to America’s economic vitality. We’re thankful to USHCC for their support in reaching entrepreneurs...
  • Company Constructing New Coal Mine in Western Kentucky (280 jobs)

    08/18/2017 12:25:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CALHOUN, Ky. (AP) — Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that would employ about 280 miners. Paringa Resources says it is planning to begin mining coal at the McLean County site next year. The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.....
  • Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Who are his religious cheerleaders?

    08/18/2017 12:17:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 18, 2017 | Joanna Walters and Sam Morris
    Donald Trump was forced to disband two business advisory councils and an infrastructure panel after some of America’s most prominent business leaders fled their posts, protesting against Trump’s statements appeasing white nationalist marchers at the weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. But the president’s religious evangelical advisory board, a mix of radical born-again preachers, televangelists and conservative political influencers, still stands pristine. Not only have members avoided criticism of the president, while occasionally scolding the violence in general – some have been openly supportive of Trump’s statements assigning blame “on many sides” and slamming those who turned up to oppose the...
  • Atlanta Fed estimates U.S. third-quarter GDP growing at 4.0 percent (MAGA! Winning!)

    08/17/2017 6:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2017 | Richard Leong
    The U.S. economy is on track to expand at a 4.0 percent annualized pace in the third quarter with inventory investment contributing 1.12 percentage points to growth, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDP Now forecast model showed on Thursday. Last Friday, the government said its first reading on the gross domestic product in the second quarter was a 2.6 percent growth pace, which was 0.2 point below Atlanta Fed's final estimate.
  • Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

    08/17/2017 1:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Spectator Health ^ | August 17, 2017
    Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114, effectively relieves neuropathic pain in injured mice, but it works at a much lower dose, with a longer duration of action. If the researchers can demonstrate that the drug is safe, effective and nonaddictive in humans – a process that can take years – the discovery could address one of today’s biggest public health challenges: the opioid crisis. Opioids are addictive and users quickly develop a tolerance for the drugs, requiring...
  • Beneficiary of Prudential accounts. Need help.

    08/17/2017 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Danette · 14 replies
    Me | August 17, 2017 | Me
    I am a named beneficiary along with 4 other siblings of my mother's Pruco Securities non-qualifying Command account. My mother passed away on July 19th.
  • Chewy to expand in South Florida, hire 1,100 new employees

    08/16/2017 10:13:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | August 4, 2017 | Debora Lima
    Chewy will create a customer service hub in Hollywood and hire 1,100 people, a move that will make the online pet product retailer the largest private employer in the city, it was learned today. Expected to be up and running by October or November, the new customer service outpost will be in the Hollywood Mall at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Park Road, according to Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy. “[1,100 new jobs] is huge, for any city,” Levy wrote in a Facebook post making the announcement. “I am very excited for the surrounding restaurants and businesses who will benefit...
  • South Burlington pizza cook fired after attending Charlottesville rally

    08/16/2017 9:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Vermont Digger ^ | August 16, 2017 | Alexandre Silberman
    BURLINGTON — Ryan Roy, an employee at Uno Pizzeria and Grill in South Burlington was fired after participating in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent last weekend. Social media users identified Roy as a participant after he appeared in a Vice News report on the events in Charlottesville. Roy is seen carrying a torch and chanting white supremacist slogans in the video. Roy’s involvement in the rallies and employment status at the local restaurant was first reported by the Burlington Free Press. Skip Weldon, the Boston-based restaurant’s chief marketing officer, confirmed to multiple media outlets on Wednesday...
  • 25 Tips for Small Businesses Selling at Farmers Markets

    08/16/2017 8:19:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Small Business Trends ^ | August 14, 2017 | Annie Pilon
    Farmers markets offer great opportunities for farmers and other small businesses to connect with customers and make sales. But it’s not as easy as just reserving a booth and setting some products out on a table. Here are 25 tips to help you succeed when selling at farmers markets. Selling at Farmers Markets Visit Markets Beforehand One of the biggest factors in your farmers market success is the actual market. You need to find one that fits with what you want to accomplish. And the best way to make that determination is to go and see for yourself. Leigh Adcock,...
  • Food cart maker to invest $13.3 million, adds 27 jobs in West Michigan

    08/16/2017 7:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | August 16, 2017 | Annalise Frank
    New York-based food cart manufacturer Move Systems International is spending $13.3 million and adding 27 jobs at its production center in Walker, outside of Grand Rapids. With the investment, Move Systems will amp up production, bring in new equipment and add on to administrative areas at the Walker facility. The company received a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the expansion. The Right Place Inc., an economic development organization based in Grand Rapids, worked with MEDC to assure Move Systems would invest in Michigan as opposed to out of state, The...
  • Tyson Foods Investing $80M, Creating 300 Jobs In Tennessee

    08/16/2017 7:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | August 16, 2017
    Tyson Foods, Inc. will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City, TN. Tyson, one of the world’s largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of its expansion in Obion County. Tyson plans to add 25,000 square feet and new production lines to its Union City plant, effectively doubling its output capabilities at the facility. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. The expansion is expected to be operational by mid-2019. “Customer and consumer demand for protein, especially chicken, is increasing so we’re investing in projects that build on our strengths, expand...
  • Safavieh’s $60 million Savannah expansion to create 200 new jobs (Georgia)

    08/16/2017 6:40:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Mary Carr Mayle
    Another global company is betting on the growth of the Southeast — and Georgia’s ports in particular — for its future success. Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday announced that Safavieh, a manufacturer and distributor of international home furnishings, will significantly grow its presence in Chatham County, creating 200 new jobs and investing more than $60 million in a new 1.1 million square foot distribution facility. “Georgia’s robust infrastructure network is among the best in the country and continues to cultivate an economic environment ideal for manufacturing and distribution companies like Safavieh,” said Deal. “By choosing Chatham County, Safavieh will have...
  • Chemical company to add 200 jobs in North Carolina (Average salary of $78,000)

    08/15/2017 4:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WNCT-TV ^ | August 15, 2017 | The Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A specialty chemical company plans to expand in North Carolina and create 200 jobs over five years. Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration announced Monday that Albemarle Corp. expects to invest more than $10 million over five years on an expansion in Cleveland County that will add 170 jobs through 2022. The company also expects to add 30 jobs at its headquarters in Charlotte. The company already employs 150 people in Kings Mountain and 130 in Charlotte....
  • Charlottesville Deputy Mayor’s Troubling Twitter Feed: “I Hate Seeing White People” and “Beanpole...

    08/15/2017 3:19:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    truepundit ^ | 7/14/17 | Admin
    """Charlottesville Deputy Mayor’s Troubling Twitter Feed: “I Hate Seeing White People” and “Beanpole White Women…” (VIDEO)""" Charlottesville Deputy Mayor Wes Bellamy is on the hot seat again for a history of racially-charged, sexist and divisive posts on social media which are again attracting unwanted scrutiny for the officials who run the embattled Virginia town. Bellamy stepped down from a post on the Virginia Board of Education after his Twitter history went public but he still serves as the deputy or vice mayor of Charlottesville, according to news reports. With all the finger pointing about racial strife, hatred and responsibility coming...
  • RAISE Act Would Save American Taxpayers $1.9 Trillion Over Next Decade

    08/15/2017 1:41:58 PM PDT · by Thalean · 1 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | August 8, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    "According to research compiled by Robert Rector, The Heritage Foundation’s senior research fellow on domestic policy, the RAISE Act could save America trillions of dollars in welfare, healthcare, and other social services over the coming decades. The RAISE Act would manage this ending chain migration, which could reduce overall immigration levels by up to 50%, and by prioritizing immigrants who have economically valuable skills, which would be determined according to an objective points-based system."
  • CCI opens new .22 Rimfire Production Facility in Idaho

    08/15/2017 1:08:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    .22 Rimfire case block being filled and checked at old CCI plant in Lewiston, Idaho Vista Outdoors opened their new rimfire production facility in Lewiston, Idaho on 10 August, 2017. The new facility covers 37,000 square feet. Vista Oudoors owns the CCI and Federal ammunition brands. They are major suppliers of .22 rimfire ammunition for the United States. The CCI facility in Lewiston, Idaho has been running almost non-stop to attempt to meet demand in the United States for the last four years. It produces about 4 million .22 rimfire rounds a day. To meed the increased structural demand...
  • TMK IPSCO celebrates re-start, creation of 168 jobs (Oklahoma)

    08/14/2017 10:18:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Claremont Daily Progress ^ | August 14, 2017 | Cydney Baron
    The lights are back on at TMK IPSCO in the Port of Catoosa. After over a year of no operation, the plant announced this week they are re-starting business. TMK IPSCO is one of the largest North American producers of welded and seamless pipe and premium connections dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry and many industrial markets The announcement of the re-start was celebrated with a press conference that featured guest speakers like Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma State Representative Terry O’Donnell and TMK IPSCO Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joel Mastervich. During the festivities, TMK announced that...
  • REGIONAL: Cooper announces 145 new jobs in Randolph County (North Carolina)

    08/14/2017 9:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Stanly News & Press ^ | August 14, 2017 | B. J. Drye
    FROM GOVERNOR COOPER'S OFFICE: RALEIGH: Fibertex Personal Care, a Danish textile company, will add 145 jobs in Asheboro with its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Governor Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $60 million by Dec. 31, 2021 with a project facilitated in part by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG). “Fibertex Personal Care could go anywhere in the world, but they chose North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Our state’s workforce and leadership in manufacturing and textiles brought this company here.” Fibertex Personal Care manufactures nonwoven materials for different applications in the personal care industry, including diapers, feminine hygiene...