Hiring and recruitment

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, jokes with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, during a news conference following a GOP caucus meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. At right is Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 24, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have launched an effort to expand the massive tax law they muscled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. The pre-midterm elections push, which clicked into gear...
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In this May 17, 2018 photo, zipper sliders travel through a machine that places them onto zipper chains at the Dunlap Industries facility in Dunlap, Tenn. The small zipper-making company is fighting to keep its pared-down staff occupied after it lost federal contracts to provide zippers for military uniforms. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 18, 2018 - 1:44 pm
DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Kwasnik has a zipper problem — and it has come to the attention of the highest levels of the U.S. government. Kwasnik is president of Dunlap Industries, a small manufacturing company in Appalachia that for more than 15 years made zippers for U.S. military uniforms —...
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July 17, 2018 - 10:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government says it is dramatically cutting its job outlook while slightly reducing its economic growth forecast. The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that South Korea's economy will create only 180,000 jobs this year, down from the 320,000 jobs it forecast in...
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In this March 15, 2018 photo, Moundsville, W. Va., mayor Allen Hendershott talks during an interview at the Moundsville City Building in Moundsville. The city is closely following a proposed Ohio project by Thailand's PTT Global Chemical to turn a byproduct of natural gas drilling into the raw material used to produce plastic products. Hendershott said his city has taken some preliminary steps to prepare for construction, such as revising zoning laws to help construction of businesses like restaurants, hotels and retail stores. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
July 08, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region's fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. A Thai...
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July 05, 2018 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that American businesses added 177,000 workers in June, a sign of health and resilience for the U.S. labor market and economy. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that hiring was led by employers with more than 50 workers, with the education and health and...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:49 pm
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, US Virgin Islands (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Monday that it reached a $1.4 billion deal to reopen one of the world's largest oil refineries in a move expected to boost the U.S. territory's economy. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners...
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June 30, 2018 - 5:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel say they've signed a deal to merge European steel operations into a new firm. Under the agreement signed Saturday, each company will hold a 50 percent stake in the Netherlands-based joint venture called Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel B.V. The...
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Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations for Amazon.com, talks to reporters, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Seattle, at a media event to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. It's another way for Amazon to gain greater control over how its packages are delivered. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van. The online retailer has been looking for a while to find a way to have more control over how its packages are delivered. With...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, Gov. Scott Walker laughs before riding in the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Parade in Milwaukee, Wis. The Republican governor faces revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from President Donald Trump. The president on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, tweeted that if Harley goes through with its plans to move some production overseas, "it will be the beginning of the end." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike De Sisti, via AP, File)
June 26, 2018 - 7:29 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with his rising political career, but now he must navigate revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from President Donald Trump. The president on Tuesday tweeted that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 file photo, an Airbus A350 flies during the ILA Berlin Air Show in Berlin, Germany. Aviation giant Airbus has threatened to leave Britain if the country leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
June 22, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in...
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