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Weekend listening - Facebook changes, Steve Jobs legacy, Netflix vs. Apple - USA TODAY

March 28, 2015 - 3:20am

Weekend listening - Facebook changes, Steve Jobs legacy, Netflix vs. Apple
USA TODAY
It's time again for our weekend collection of audio reports from the week, talking tech highlights and introducing you to some new apps and services. We start with the big Facebook F8 conference, where Jon Swartz, Laura Mandaro and John Shinal explore ...

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Why can't 3100 jobs be filled in Zanesville? - Zanesville Times Recorder

March 27, 2015 - 11:14pm

Zanesville Times Recorder

Why can't 3100 jobs be filled in Zanesville?
Zanesville Times Recorder
Brad Hutchinson had plans to expand his Fairfield County-based manufacturing and fabricating business to 50 stores across the United States. His dreams were dashed not by a lack of customers or capital, but a lack of skilled employees. "Unfortunately ...

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Why can't 5500 jobs be filled in Newark? - The Newark Advocate

March 27, 2015 - 11:12pm

The Newark Advocate

Why can't 5500 jobs be filled in Newark?
The Newark Advocate
Brad Hutchinson had plans to expand his Fairfield County-based manufacturing and fabricating business to 50 stores across the United States. His dreams were dashed not by a lack of customers or capital, but a lack of skilled employees. "Unfortunately ...

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College rankings based on employment give only part of the picture - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 27, 2015 - 11:00pm

College rankings based on employment give only part of the picture
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It's a safe assumption that many students go to college to improve their employment prospects. But it's a less safe assumption that college rankings seeking to rate which school is set to improve the students' earning capacity the most will be accurate ...

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Crazy short week ahead with jobs, quarter-end - CNBC

March 27, 2015 - 7:37pm

CNBC

Crazy short week ahead with jobs, quarter-end
CNBC
A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important and possibly have the most lasting impact. The first quarter ends Tuesday so portfolio adjustments could ...

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Construction jobs fall and rise again - Jackson Clarion Ledger

March 27, 2015 - 5:58pm

Construction jobs fall and rise again
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi lost the highest percentage of construction jobs in the last 12 months but showed the highest percentage employment gain in that job sector in February, according to an analysis Friday of Labor Department data by the Associated General ...
Construction employment increases in 33 US statesSteelOrbis (subscription)

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Whistleblower lawsuit alleges UNC-CH housekeepers traded sex for jobs - WRAL.com

March 27, 2015 - 4:40pm

WRAL.com

Whistleblower lawsuit alleges UNC-CH housekeepers traded sex for jobs
WRAL.com
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A former housekeeping manager has sued the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, alleging that he was fired last year after uncovering a scheme where jobs were traded for sex. In the federal lawsuit, which was filed Thursday ...

Going, going gone: quality jobs vanishing from North Carolina - The Progressive Pulse

March 27, 2015 - 2:16pm

The Progressive Pulse

Going, going gone: quality jobs vanishing from North Carolina
The Progressive Pulse
Six years after the end of the Great Recession, jobs are finally becoming more plentiful in North Carolina, but the overwhelming majority of those jobs don't pay enough to make ends meet, provide necessary benefits to help families get by, or create ...

Taking Aim at Kraft: Does Private Equity Destroy Jobs? - Motley Fool

March 27, 2015 - 12:05pm

Motley Fool

Taking Aim at Kraft: Does Private Equity Destroy Jobs?
Motley Fool
Private equity has a reputation for putting Americans out of work. Is that reputation deserved? Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) is known for buying companies and letting them operate just as they always have. You could fairly say its ...
Merger between Heinz and Kraft likely to destroy thousands of jobsWorld Socialist Web Site
Giant Kraft, Heinz Food Merger May Impact Jobs At Plants In Central, Southern ...The Daily Meal

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Lawmakers aim to revamp Florida's jobs incentive programs - Tampabay.com

March 27, 2015 - 11:50am

Lawmakers aim to revamp Florida's jobs incentive programs
Tampabay.com
TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers are demanding sweeping changes to the taxpayer-funded programs that Gov. Rick Scott uses to attract jobs to Florida, citing the need for more openness and better accountability.

Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this - CNBC

March 27, 2015 - 11:05am

CNBC

Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this
CNBC
Jobs data is always important, but the March employment report coming next week could be crucial to setting the course of the dollar for months to come. The dollar's recent weakness has been directly tied to the market's view that the Fed will take a ...

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Why Apple Feels the Need to Defend Steve Jobs - Bloomberg

March 27, 2015 - 10:54am

Bloomberg

Why Apple Feels the Need to Defend Steve Jobs
Bloomberg
Executives criticize Walter Isaacson's book as a new biography comes out. What's really biting them? Don't Miss Out —. Follow us on: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. by Peter Burrows. 8:53 AM PDT March 27, 2015. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, at the ...
Steve Jobs' biographer thinks Elon Musk is the next great visionaryMarketWatch
How Steve Jobs Made Presentations Look EffortlessForbes
Review: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' Focuses on Another Apple EraNew York Times
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Maryland adds 6100 jobs in February - Baltimore Sun

March 27, 2015 - 10:06am

Baltimore Business Journal

Maryland adds 6100 jobs in February
Baltimore Sun
Maryland employers added 6,100 jobs in February, one of the largest monthly gains in a year, but with gains split almost evenly between the public and private sectors, the growth underscores the task the state faces as it works to make itself less ...
Maryland adds 6100 jobs in February, unemployment rate holds evenBaltimore Business Journal
Maryland, Virginia both add jobs in FebruaryWashington Business Journal

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Watch Sam Brownback's victory dance: Kansas jobs just exploded in February - Kansas City Star (blog)

March 27, 2015 - 10:04am

Kansas City Star (blog)

Watch Sam Brownback's victory dance: Kansas jobs just exploded in February
Kansas City Star (blog)
Let this sink in for a moment: Kansas gained more total nonfarm jobs in February than Texas did, according to new data released Friday. Gov. Sam Brownback can commence his victory dance right ... now. Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show ...

SEC Democratizes Equity Crowdfunding With JOBS Act Title IV - Forbes

March 27, 2015 - 10:03am

SEC Democratizes Equity Crowdfunding With JOBS Act Title IV
Forbes
The SEC has, after three long years, finally moved on rulings that allow everyday citizens (non-accredited investors) to participate in equity crowdfunding and investment in private startups and small businesses. The long awaited promise of ...

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Colorado adds 12200 jobs; jobless rate unchanged at 4.2% - Denver Business Journal

March 27, 2015 - 9:30am

Denver Business Journal

Colorado adds 12200 jobs; jobless rate unchanged at 4.2%
Denver Business Journal
Colorado employers added 12,200 payroll jobs in February, well above the average monthly gain for the last year, and the state's unemployment rate remained at 4.2 percent for the third straight month as the state's labor force grew, the Colorado ...
Despite signs of oil bust, Colorado continues to add jobsNorth Denver News

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These States Have the Most Jobs For College Grads - TIME

March 27, 2015 - 9:09am

TIME

These States Have the Most Jobs For College Grads
TIME
New college grads looking for work online have the best shot at getting jobs in Massachusetts and Delaware, a new study finds. More. 'Tremendously Relieved': Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Tossed NBC NewsMark Kelly: My Twin Brother's Spending a ...
Massachusetts leads country in jobs for college gradsBoston Globe (subscription)

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Arrow Electronics eliminating 150 jobs on Long Island - Newsday

March 27, 2015 - 6:10am

Arrow Electronics eliminating 150 jobs on Long Island
Newsday
An image of the sign at Arrow Electronics in Melville on April 27, 2011. (Credit: David Pokress). Arrow Electronics Inc., once Long Island's largest public company by revenue, is shrinking its local workforce again, a spokesman said Thursday. The ...

Steve Jobs 4 years later: What's his legacy? - USA TODAY

March 27, 2015 - 5:20am

Steve Jobs 4 years later: What's his legacy?
USA TODAY
VENICE BEACH, Calif. -- With a new book and documentary coming out about the life of Steve Jobs, we got to wondering about how history is looking back at the Apple co-founder. The greatest tech leader ever, the digital Walt Disney? Or yesterday's news?

'Humble narcissists' like Steve Jobs make best business leaders, study says - Washington Post

March 27, 2015 - 5:02am

'Humble narcissists' like Steve Jobs make best business leaders, study says
Washington Post
In 1985, the man who would become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in human history hit rock bottom. He had created products that would become ubiquitous — on every desktop and, eventually, in every pocket — but hadn't quite figured out how ...

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