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Home builder to establish $14M Tennessee facility

Apr. 23, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A home building company plans to set up a $14 million Tennessee facility expected to create about 110 new jobs. On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that the Clayton Supply facility in Westmoreland is aiming to begin operations in early...

Khris Davis wants to lead A's to playoffs again and again

Apr. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis is hardly comfortable with the kind of attention and fanfare the Athletics pulled out Friday to honor him for opting to stay in Oakland. So it was quite a scene when the understated slugger raised his arms high as teammates and A's employees cheered and clapped when he...

Commission: New NAFTA would deliver modest economic gains

Apr. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found. The International Trade Commission said Thursday that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S. economy by 0.35%, or $68.2...

Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn contract

Apr. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he wants to renegotiate Wisconsin's nearly $3 billion contract with Foxconn Technology Group, saying it's "unrealistic" to think the company will employ 13,000 people as originally promised. Evers told reporters that the state was working with...

Russian company to invest in Kentucky aluminum mill

Apr. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia said Monday it's forging a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions. Russian aluminum giant Rusal wants to invest $200 million in a Kentucky taxpayer-backed aluminum rolling...

Study: Minority hiring in MLB ranks similar to previous year

Apr. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with the biggest area of concern coming in the front offices of league teams. The annual report card from The...

Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

Apr. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time talking...

NYC may ban pre-hire marijuana tests for many job applicants

Apr. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many job-seekers would no longer face tests for marijuana use under legislation that New York City is likely to enact, taking a novel step as lawmakers and employers around the U.S. grapple with workplace policies about pot. The Democrat-led City Council passed a measure Tuesday that would...

Uneasy about the economy, some businesses hold off on hiring

Apr. 10, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Samantha Martin does most of the annual hiring for her public relations firm in the first quarter. But not this year — clients worried about a slowing economy are cutting their budgets, and Martin has in turn scaled back her own plans. "Our clients are having trouble getting funding...

Billionaire gives $100 million to fund Connecticut education

Apr. 5, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is believed to...