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  • Lakewood couples earned millions and still cheated welfare, officials say

    06/26/2017 8:35:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WKXW-FM ^ | June 26, 2017 | Adam Hochron, The Associated Press
    LAKEWOOD — The arrest Monday of four couples, including four people who had earned millions of dollars, may just be the start as officials crack down on welfare fraud in this Ocean County community. Rabbi Zalmen Sorotzkin, 39, of Congregation Lutzk, and his wife, Tzipporah, 35; and Mordechai Breskin, 37, and his wife, Jocheved, 35, were arrested on charges filed by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The FBI, meanwhile, arrested Rachel Sorotzkin, 32, Mordechai Sorotzkin, 35, Yocheved Nussbaum, 40, and Shimon Nussbaum, 42, on federal charges of conspiring to steal federal funds....
  • BMW plans to invest $600M and add 1,000 jobs in Spartanburg County [South Carolina]

    06/26/2017 7:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Upstate Business Journal ^ | June 25, 2017 | Trevor Anderson
    BMW Chairman Harald Krueger said Monday during a Start of Communications event for the company’s third generation X3 in Spartanburg County BMW will continue investing in its “people” and “business” in the U.S. German automaker BMW Group on Monday, June 26, said it plans to invest $600 million to expand its Spartanburg County plant and create 1,000 jobs during the next five years. BMW’s Chairman Harald Krueger made the announcement during the company’s Start of Communications event, or unveiling, of its next-generation X3 at BMW Manufacturing Co. near Greer. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Krueger said the company would invest $200 million solely for...
  • Lidl to establish regional distribution center in Georgia, create 250 jobs

    06/26/2017 7:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 26, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    German grocer Lidl said Monday that it will establish a $100 million regional headquarter and distribution center in Cartersville, GA, creating 250 jobs over the next five years. It's the company's fourth such center in the U.S. The news comes as Lidl announced four new store openings on July 13. Two stores will be located in Virginia, and the other two in North Carolina. Lidl opened its first 10 stores on June 15 across Virginia and the Carolinas. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, +1.82% is down nearly 9% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index SPX,...
  • I Want To Mark The Passing Of Blake Williams, Radio Personality

    06/26/2017 3:18:27 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 7 replies
    Vanity | June 26, 2017 | Jeffrey A Friedberg
    "VANITY" Post: I want to mark that Blake Williams recently passed away, in his 50s, of natural causes. Blake was a veteran of the old Pirate Radio Ship Caroline, once anchored in the North Sea, off the coast of Britain, a long time ago. Blake went on to be active in various radio venues in New Mexico. He also did charity work, cared about people, wrote several, published, conservative essays, and was a personal friend. Blake was a 100% believer in Truth, Justice, and the American Way. He leaves behind a devoted spouse and about ten pets on their ranch....
  • Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida's swamplands

    06/25/2017 11:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 25, 2017 | Richard Luscombe in Sebring, Florida
    Amid the gilded tower blocks, luxury hotels and high-end golf clubs of Donald Trump’s vast global property portfolio is a much smaller holding that looks more than a little out of place. It’s a quarter-acre lot of overgrown woodland in one of Florida’s poorest counties that the US president has owned and paid property taxes on since 2005 – having bought it for $1 from a woman who owned a photographic studio specialising in adult lingerie shoots. The plot brings in no income, has no roads, pavement or immediate prospect for development, and provides an environment that is friendly only...
  • Death toll from oil tanker blaze rises to 153

    06/25/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 153, with dozens more in a critical condition, and the fatalities are expected to increase. The disaster happened when scores of people from a village raced with jerry cans to the spot nearby where the vehicle had overturned to collect the leaking fuel. The crowd screamed as the flames engulfed them, said Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire....
  • Korean Store Owner Sentenced To 8 Years For Shusting [Shooting] Unarmed Black Man In...Back/Robbery

    06/25/2017 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 106 replies
    TNN NEWS RAW 2 ^ | June 25, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Korean Store Owner Sentenced To 8 Years For Shusting Unarmed Black Man In The Back During Robbery!
  • Power restored after brief outage

    06/23/2017 2:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    child-sized swimming pool got caught in electric power lines on Paseo San Luis and knocked out homes and businesses for about 30 minutes Monday afternoon. Jack Blair, chief member services spokesman for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, said repair crews responded at about 4:30 p.m. after most of Sierra Vista's east side lost power. "We have no idea how it happened, but a small swimming pool somehow got tangled in our lines and knocked out the electricity," Blair said. Power was restored shortly after 5 p.m. to the area, Blair said.
  • Ann Arbor's LLamasoft lands major investment, hiring 100 people in 2017

    06/22/2017 10:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jessica Haynes
    ANN ARBOR, MI - 2017 has already been a big year for LLamasoft. The Ann Arbor-based software company is assisting more customers than ever with supply chain management, developing new applications and hiring more employees to fill its headquarters at the McKinley Towne Center. Toby Brzoznowski is co-founder and executive vice president of LLamasoft, and told The Ann Arbor News Monday, June 12, that so many announcements to share is a "good problem to have." Probably the biggest news is LLamasoft's new partnership with TPG Capital, the investment company behind Uber, McAfee and Airbnb. The deal officially closed June 1...
  • Minnesota Man Beats, Scalds, Blows Up Firecrakers on Daughter’s Body & Rubs Cayenne Pepper...

    06/22/2017 6:07:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    dcclothsline.com ^ | 6/21/17 | Tim Brown
    """Minnesota Man Beats, Scalds, Blows Up Firecrakers on Daughter’s Body & Rubs Cayenne Pepper in Her Eyes, then Chokes Her till She is Blue""" A Moorhead, Minnesota man stands accused of beating, scalding, and blowing up firecrackers on his 2-month old daughter before rubbing cayenne pepper in her eyes and choking her till she turned blue. Shawn Foltz, 31, was charged with neglect of a child, malicious punishment of a child and two counts of third-degree assault. All of those charges are felonies. According to KFGO radio, Foltz told investigators that he would think of ways to harm the infant...
  • LA drivers could soon add Obama Boulevard to their commute

    06/22/2017 5:17:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Elizabeth Chou
    Barack Obama could soon hear his name being uttered as part of Angelenos’ driving directions, with a Los Angeles city councilman proposing to name a street after him. Obama Boulevard could prove a relatively more innocuous role for the 44th president’s name than “Obamajam” — the oft-used term to refer to the anticipated congestion that accompanied his frequent fundraising trips to the Los Angeles area. City Council President Herb Wesson wants to rename a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road, between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, after Obama because it would be a fitting addition to what is known in his...
  • Louisville native named CEO of company creating 1,000 local jobs (Kentucky)

    06/20/2017 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Louisville Business First ^ | June 20, 2017 | Marty Finley
    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Diversified Consultants Inc. has promoted its chief operating officer into its top spot. DCI announced Monday that Gordon Beck III, a Louisville native, has been named CEO of the company, which specializes in debt collection and recovery for telecommunications companies. DCI recently opened a 40,000-square-foot Louisville call center in the Commerce Crossings business park off Preston Highway near the Gene Snyder Freeway, where it is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs. Beck was promoted to strengthen current relationships and grow the company, according to a news release. He replaces Charlotte Zehnder, who will remain a major shareholder...
  • Tempe software services co. hiring up to 300 by next year, opening more offices thanks to investment

    06/20/2017 9:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | May 30, 2017 | Hayley Ringle
    Tempe-based software services company Tiempo Development LLC has received a significant investment to help the company hire up to 300 people by next year, open additional offices and make future acquisitions. Tiempo founder, president and CEO Cliff Schertz said the undisclosed investment helps position the company for its next phase of growth, and allows for an opportunity for additional investment with future acquisitions. “We’ve been experiencing significant growth over the past five years, and we really needed to bring in a financial partner to help us in our next phase of growth,” Schertz said. “This allows us to expand that...
  • Arkansas Expects $2 Billion Pulp Mill Build to Start in March '18 (2,000 const./250 jobs at $52k)

    06/20/2017 12:38:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Will require 2,000 construction workers for two year project buildThe Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce announced the planned $1 billion pulp mill to be located in southwest Arkansas is now in the pre-engineering stage with construction set to begin in March 2018. The plant, operated by Sun Bio Material Company, is expected to consumer 10K tons of southern pine chips a day with the end product eventually shipped and sold to makers of rayon clothing. Sun Bio is part of the giant Chinese firm Shandong Sun International Paper Company. Sun Paper Chairman and Founder Hongxin...
  • New Briquetted Iron Plant for East Toledo, OH (1.200 const. jobs & 130 perm. jobs at $100K year)

    06/19/2017 11:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Cleveland's Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced it will build the Midwest's first-ever plant producing hot briquetted iron used in steelmaking. The $700 million project is expected to break ground in early 2018 on the Ironville site in East Toledo, a former Brownfield site. The project is scheduled to create 1,200 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs. Hourly jobs at the plant will pay about $100,000, said Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the 170-year-old mining and natural resources company. The plant will be Cliffs' first facility in Ohio and is to begin production in 2020. "We got...
  • Global Company Opens Location in Morrilton, Brings Hundreds of New Jobs (350 jobs in Arkansas)

    06/19/2017 10:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KARK-TV ^ | June 19, 2017 | Ellen Lampe
    MORRILTON, Ark. (News release) - Rich Moellers, chairman of the board of the Conway County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) in Morrilton, announced Monday that at least 350 new jobs will be created in Morrilton this summer thanks to the opening of a customer experience center by TeleTech, a global company with over 48,000 employees worldwide. Moeller’s organization worked with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in attracting TeleTech, assisting in the company’s location decision, and facilitating the mechanics of opening the facility. TeleTech’s Morrilton location is 1535 E. Harding Avenue in the Riverland Shopping Center. TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), is...
  • Costco breaks ground on $300M facility expected to have $1B+ economic impact (800 jobs in Nebraska)

    06/19/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | June 19, 2017 | Brent Martin
    Costco has broken ground on a $300 million chicken processing plant near Fremont, expected to generate more than a billion dollars in economic activity in Nebraska. Jonathan Luz of Costco said during groundbreaking ceremonies today that a lot of work has been put into the planning stages for the plant, but more work remains. “As much as it’s an achievement to be here today marking this auspicious occasion, the work really has just begun,” according to Luz. “It’s now time to put the vision that we all share into action and results.” The poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill...
  • Jeronimo 'The Cowardly HispanicCop' Yanez, Acquitted Of Mvrd3r Of Black passenger Philando Castile!

    06/19/2017 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    TNN NEWS RAW 2 ^ | June 19, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Jeronimo 'The Cowardly HispanicCop' Yanez, Acquitted Of Mvrd3r Of Black passenger Philando Castile!
  • Storage facility to locate in Edgecombe (100 jobs in North Carolina)

    06/18/2017 7:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Rocky Mount Telegram ^ | June 18, 2017 | Corey Davis
    A more than $20 million state-of-the-art commercial cold storage facility is coming to Edgecombe County and creating more than 100 permanent jobs in the region. Lionchase Holdings Inc., a privately held asset management firm, recently agreed to build a $22.7 million, 200,000-square-foot facility at the Tarboro Commerce Center, a manufacturing and distribution park, located at exit 484 off U.S. 64 in Tarboro. The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, town of Tarboro and Lionchase Holdings all were part of the agreement for the planned development. Construction is slated to start this summer with a planned completion timeline of 18 months for the new...
  • A New Wave of Left-Wing Militants Is Ready to Rumble in Portland—and Beyond

    06/17/2017 6:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | The May/June 2017 Issue | Madison Pauly
    Redneck Revolt and other groups have pledged to resist right-wing extremists by any means necessary. One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train, Portland, Oregon, is bracing for more violence. On Sunday, over the mayor’s objection, a right-wing group will hold a pro-Trump “free speech rally,” while anti-fascist activists are preparing to protest the gathering. It’s a pattern that has played out across the country since the election: Pro-Trump events from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Berkeley, California, attract white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Klansmen along with other...