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1. Trump Trains Crosshairs on Favorite Target, Again – Amazon
- Monday, January 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world.
2. SpaceX: Rocket for Moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 Minutes
- Monday, October 2, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – SpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.
At a conference in Australia on Friday, Musk said if you build a ship capable of going to the moon and Mars, why not use it for high-speed transport here at home. He proposes using his still-in-the-design phase rocket for launching passengers from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes flat.
3. Nearing 100 Days, Trump Says His Presidency is 'Different'
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.
He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
4. Trump Moves to Pull US Out of Pacific-Rim Trade Deal
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.
5. Convincing Girls, Women to Pursue Science and Math Careers
- Saturday, May 9, 2015
Claudia Rawn is used to talking about science, so when asked to speak about women in the STEM disciplines, she was a bit out of her comfort zone.
The speaking invitation came from organizers with the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Women in STEM Research Symposium, held in April.
6. Eastman Brings Military Experience to YWCA
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
Any nonprofit’s operations can benefit from some military precision, and that’s what the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is hoping for with the hiring of Marjorie Eastman as its first president and chief operating officer.
7. Graceland Jets on Auction Block
- Thursday, January 1, 2015
Two jets once owned by Elvis Presley that have been part of tours of Graceland since the mid-1980s are going on the auction block, the auction company authorized by Graceland announced Friday, Jan. 2.
8. Unequal Pay: Must Be a Lot of Good Karma Out There
- Monday, October 13, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse.
9. Science, Not Muscle, Driving Many Olympic Wins
- Friday, February 14, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) – Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.
10. White House Offers Help to Industry on Cyberattack
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Whited House on Wednesday offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces."
11. Lockheed Martin Cutting 4,000 Jobs, Closing Plants
- Friday, November 15, 2013
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
12. US Jobless Claims Jump to 374,000 Due to Backlog
- Friday, October 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. But the spike was largely because California processed a huge backlog of claims and the partial government shutdown prompted some companies to cut jobs.
13. US Businesses Worry About a Prolonged Shutdown
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – As the government's partial shutdown enters a second day, most companies across the country are doing business as usual. Yet concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry up and consumers to lose faith in the U.S. economy.
14. Obama Convening Export Panel at White House
- Friday, September 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says rising U.S. exports have been "one of the biggest bright spots" of the U.S. economy.
Obama in 2010 set a goal of doubling exports by 2015, but the country is not on track to meet that goal. However, Obama pointed out the United States now sells more goods overseas than ever before, and those sales have boosted the U.S. economy. Obama says "made in America" means something around the world.
15. Lawmakers Seize on Report Detailing Impact of Cuts
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats seized on a new report estimating that automatic budget cuts will cost the economy 2 million jobs to level election-year charges that underscored the deep political divide over how to avert the looming crisis.
16. Pressure Builds for Civilian Drone Flights at Home
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.
Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.
17. Seeing Success
- Monday, October 10, 2011
On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.
18. Obama Promotes Jobs Initiative for Veterans
- Monday, August 8, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan find jobs in the shaky economy at home.
19. Hackers Nab Card Data From 200,000 Citi Customers
- Monday, June 13, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup Inc. has become the latest victim in a string of high-profile data thefts by hackers targeting some of the world's best-known companies.
20. Airports Consider Congressman's Call to Ditch TSA
- Monday, November 22, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) – In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.
21. New Jobless Claims Drop for First Time in 4 Weeks
- Friday, August 27, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, the first decline in a month and a hopeful sign after a raft of negative economic reports.
New claims for jobless aid dropped by 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 473,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Still, claims remain much higher than they would be in a healthy economy. Employers are reluctant to hire as economic growth appears to be slowing.
22. Lamination Service Gets Business Boost With Larger Facility
- Monday, June 21, 2010
Thirty-five years ago, Memphian Mason Ezzell was fresh out of the U.S. Air Force and ready for a new challenge.
“He was an Air Force pilot, and when he got out of the service he just wanted to own his own business,” said his son, Mason Ezzell III, now president of the company that was borne out of his father’s ambitions.
23. Unemployment-Claims Data Signal Job Gains are Near
- Friday, January 8, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A government report Thursday on claims for unemployment aid signaled that layoffs are easing and that the U.S. economy could be on the verge of posting the first monthly gain in jobs in two years.
24. Mortgage Delinquencies Hit Record High in Q2
- Friday, August 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the recession throwing thousands of people out of work daily, more than 13 percent of American homeowners with a mortgage have fallen behind on their payments or are in foreclosure.
25. Leading Economic Indicators Up More Than Expected
- Friday, June 19, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - A private research group's forecast of economic activity rose in May by the largest amount in more than five years, the latest sign that the recession is easing.
The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators – designed to forecast activity in the next three to six months – rose 1.2 percent, the biggest gain since March 2004. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected a 0.9 percent increase in May. The April reading was revised to a 1.1 percent gain from 1 percent, the first back-to-back increases since 2006.
26. Defense Chief Proposes Weapons Cuts
- Tuesday, April 7, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended halting production of the F-22 fighter jet and scrapping a new helicopter for the president as he outlined deep cuts to many of the military's biggest weapons programs.
27. Experts: Financial Crisis Threatens US Security
- Thursday, March 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lower oil prices make already unstable U.S. suppliers more volatile. Economic weakness in Mexico empowers drug cartels on the southern border. China faces more domestic unrest, leading to government crackdowns. Increased protectionism stifles recovery at home and abroad, and global perception of America's power is harmed as the nation's economy founders.
28. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
29. Corporate Lobbyists Seek Tax Breaks in Proposed $100 Billion Economic-Stimulus Measure
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - From Congress to the campaign trail, everyone seems to have an economic stimulus plan - and from missile makers to garden suppliers- every business wants a piece of it.
Several major industry groups - the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce - said they have been talking with or plan to talk with the Bush administration and lawmakers about how the stimulus package can help their constituents.
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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31. Archived Article: Groundhog (market)
- Monday, January 31, 2000
Groundhog to see 20,000 Tennessee shadows Groundhog to see 20,000 Tennessee shadows By Sharon H. Fitzgerald and Laurie Johnson For the third straight year, Tennessees work force will be humming a collective rendition of "Me and My Shadow" ...
32. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Wednesday, April 14, 1999
Prosecuting 'Melissa' Prosecuting Melissa Federal and state law enforcers caught the Aberdeen, N.J. hacker whose "Melissa virus" recently infected e-mail systems worldwide. But, what to do now presents something of a quandary. David Smith,...
33. Archived Article: Law Column
- Thursday, March 18, 1999
A look back a look ahead A look back a look ahead By Jeff Weintraub Special to The Daily News 1998 was another interesting year in labor relations. Both the NBA and Northwest Airlines pilots struck, and Federal Express narrowly avoided a strike. The...
34. Archived Article: Focus Lj
- Friday, November 3, 1995
lj 10/5 cates By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tennessee recipients of Social Security, welfare and other government benefits soon will be able to access their benefits electronically, increasing program efficiency and reducing government costs. The...
35. Archived Article: Jts Sba Conference
- Thursday, October 26, 1995
10/26 jts Conference Conference takes small businesses to market Advice, expertise available for government contractors By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News For the small manufacturer, finding a well-trained and educated work force can be a challenge. Kno...