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  • Well, Well, Well, Rep Wilson’s FL District Has Staggering Unemployment Rate

    10/20/2017 4:19:18 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2017 | AMY MORENO
    Democrat Frederica Wilson is the Congressional Rep for Florida’s District 24. This is the woman who has politicized a Gold Star call President Trump had with the widow of a fallen soldier, for her own political gain and PR. Wilson recently went on TV and declared she’s now a “ROCK STAR!” Well, we wonder if her district thinks she’s a “rock star” since the unemployment rate here is 11% HIGHER than the national average. View image on Twitter
  • BUSTED: CNN’s @JakeTapper Used “Offensive” Racial Slur To Describe Multiracial Haitians In The 1990s

    10/20/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 10/20/17
    CNN host Jake Tapper used the racially charged term “mulatto” to describe the Haitian elite in the 1990s, a GotNews review of Mr. Tapper’s old writings reveals.Writing for the Washington City Paper, Tapper wrote a piece that ran June 26th, 1998, titled “The Witch Doctor is In.” In it, he used the offensive term to describe the victims of dictator Francois Duvalier’s militias:SCREENSHOT VIA WASHINGTON CITY PAPER According to dictionary.com, ‘mulatto’ is an “offensive” term used to describe “a person who has both black and white ancestors.”In his article, Tapper also described an elderly Haitian man named Brun Icart as “black as...
  • Health-care marketplace investing $39 million, creating 675 jobs in Floyd County (Georgia)

    10/20/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2017 | Eric Mandel
    Though the future of health care remains cloudy on a national level, Floyd County's outlook just got brighter. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today said that Candor, a health-care coverage marketplace based in Rome, Ga. that specializes in pairing consumers with health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, GDEcD said the company plans to invest $39 million into the local economy as it hires, builds out and trains its technical, sales and customer management teams. The company has created more than 40 jobs to date in Floyd County, and plans to lease...
  • What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle

    10/20/2017 11:17:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 20, 2017 | Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post
    SEATTLE — Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and fixed the region, along with Microsoft before it, as a premier locale for the Internet economy outside Silicon Valley. Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the United States, a company town with construction cranes busily erecting new apartments for newly arriving tech workers. Google and Facebook have joined Amazon in putting large offices here. When Amazon made...
  • Dayton insurer opens Indiana call center with 150 new jobs

    10/19/2017 10:45:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Kaitlin Schroeder
    CareSource is opening new call center near Indianapolis where it will hire 150. The growing Dayton-based insurer is holding a ribbon cutting Monday for the call center, which will provide customer service for members with Medicaid or Affordable Care Act plans. A spokeswoman said the call center is still hiring but will employ about 150 workers. CareSource has more than 1.8 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. It is also one of two insurers that will be selling insurance on the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. CareSource anchors downtown...
  • Ingram Micro planning $40 million distribution center in Jeffersonville, creating 550 jobs (Indiana)

    10/19/2017 10:34:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Courier-Journal | October 19, 2017 | Grace Schneider
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2017/10/19/ingram-micro-planning-distribution-center-jeffersonville/781543001/
  • GDP Is Bogus: Here's Why

    10/19/2017 10:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 10/19/2017 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The rot eating away at our society and economy is typically papered over with bogus statistics that "prove" everything's getting better every day in every way. The prime "proof" of rising prosperity is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which never fails to loft higher, with the rare excepts being Spots of Bother (recessions) that never last more than a quarter or two. Longtime correspondent Dave P. of Market Daily Briefing recently summarized the key flaw in GDP: GDP doesn't reflect changes in the balance sheet, i.e. debt. So if we borrow money to pay people to dig holes and then fill them with the excavated...
  • Smart Wood Cuts Ribbon On 90-Job Corbin Operation (Kentucky)

    10/19/2017 10:12:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WLEX-TV ^ | October 18, 2017
    CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin joined local and state officials and executives from Smart Wood, a French family-owned manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, to open the company’s Corbin facility — a 90-job, $15 million operation capable of producing up to 2 billion sticks annually. “From our first meeting with Smart Wood’s executive team in France, I was confident this was a company that could thrive in Kentucky,” said Gov. Bevin, who toured Smart Wood’s headquarters and parent plant last year during an economic development mission to Europe. “Smart Wood is dedicated to producing high-quality...
  • Inside the Campaign Merch Graveyard

    10/18/2017 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GQ Magazine ^ | October 18, 2017 | Elaina Plott, Washingtonian Magazine
    Where do all those Jeb!-festooned tees, cufflinks, and yard signs go when the game is lost? To the Girl Scouts, obviously. Last week, Hammerstone, a company that sells tchotchkes and apparel—you know, like golf shirts festooned with corporate logos—sent out a rather curious email. Hammerstone, which sometimes works with political campaigns, wrote to announce it had on hand a heft of surplus gear from the presidential campaigns of Jeb(!) Bush and Marco Rubio. The items for sale, the email noted, included such indispensables as Criquet polo shirts, cufflinks, challenge coins, and drinkware, all emblazoned with the logos of two long-defunct...
  • any Adobe CC licensing experts? Trying get an answer about that and legacy versions

    10/18/2017 9:34:53 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 7 replies
    self | 10/18/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    Trying to find an unused retail version (on eBay, etc.) of older versions of Creative Suite is next to impossible, unless you've got a lot of $$. I read that, if a person has a Creative Cloud subscription, he can download legacy versions of Creative Suite from http://www.adobe.com/downloads/other-downloads.html I have two questions about things that aren't clear: 1. Does the user have to own a previous license for CS6 (or other legacy version), or does the CC license qualify to use both CC and the legacy version? 2. If a user stops the CC subscription after a year, is he...
  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS’ and Fox’s projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS’ crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 “We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season,” Sheikh said, according to CNBC. “With only one of...
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • Haslam to attend grand opening of Hankook plant (1,800 jobs in Tennessee tire plant)

    10/17/2017 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a trade mission to drum up more business from Asia, Gov. Bill Haslam is attending the grand opening South Korean tiremaker Hankook's new plant in Tennessee. Hankook broke ground on the $800 million plant in Clarksville in 2014. The company later announced it would move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Nashville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the new factory.....
  • Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs

    10/17/2017 12:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai said Tuesday he expects to boost US jobs by expanding the Chinese firm's e-commerce platform -- not by hiring American workers. Tsai, speaking at a California tech conference, made the comments to follow up on a headline-grabbing pledge earlier this year by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and US President Donald Trump that the Chinese internet firm would create one million US jobs. The pledge by Ma was seen at the time as more of a public relations move than a promise to hire in the US. When asked what Alibaba was doing to deliver...
  • Hyundai Dymos to bring 150 jobs to county (Georgia)

    10/17/2017 3:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The La Grange Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Alicia B. Hill
    Hyundai Dymos is currently working on an expansion that will add another 150 jobs to its West Point plant next year. The West Point City Council has discussed the expansion previously and the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for the expansion on Tuesday. The agreement will allow Hyunai Dymos Georgia to expand its existing facility in West Point. The expansion project will be owned by the West Point Development Authority who plans to lease the property to Hyundai under the agreement. “Hyundai Dymos has a new $9.5 million expansion planned for the West Point facility...
  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs (Iowa, New Mexico and Texas)

    10/17/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 17, 2017 | George C. Ford
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids customer contact business plans to add 800 jobs over the next six months as it opens new call centers in Marshalltown, as well as Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas....
  • Poll: Most Would Welcome New Amazon Headquarters

    10/17/2017 2:18:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | October 17, 2017 | Joanna Piacenza
    U.S. adults disregard potential negative impact of Amazon's presence Time is running out for cities to submit their bids to become Amazon.com Inc.’s second home. The tech giant announced plans last month to open up a second headquarters — and its hunt for a host city. Bids from metropolitan areas are due Thursday. There are plenty of willing contestants: Mayors across the country have launched viral-worthy campaigns enticing Amazon to choose their cities, with the winner set to be announced sometime in 2018. A Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Morning Consult survey found that 72 percent of a national sample of 2,201...
  • Bastian Solutions Investing $8M In Fifth Indiana Facility (Toyota-owned co. 87 "high paying" jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:30:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | October 16, 2017
    Bastian Solutions will build a new manufacturing center in Westfield, IN, creating up to 87 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The global systems integrator and consulting firm was recently acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation. “Toyota Advanced Logistics and Bastian Solutions are honored to join the Westfield community, and we look forward to building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will not only provide jobs but also become a catalyst for the local economy,” said Michael Romano, president of Toyota Advanced Logistics. “Toyota has a long history in Indiana, and we hope to utilize that...
  • Company will grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste (21 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:20:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WCAV-TV ^ | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County....
  • Arthrex, Inc., Plans Manufacturing Complex in Sandy Springs, South Carolina (1,000 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:12:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is launching new manufacturing operations at 5500 Highway 76 in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years in Anderson County. Arthrex will be constructing a new 200,000-square-foot facility to manufacture its innovative orthopedic devices and implants. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. “Arthrex is pleased to...