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GM cutting 1,500 jobs at Ohio plant

GM cutting 1,500 jobs at Ohio plant amid falling demand for small cars

NEWS REPORT ~~ General Motors is cutting as many as 1,500 jobs at its massive Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant, taking a factory that was working around the clock as recently as 2016 down to a single shift a day. The problem is lack of demand for the Chevrolet Cruze, the small car that GM builds […]

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Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes in response to suspected chemical attack.

Trump launches strikes on Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack

By Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear and Ben Hubbard New York Times ~~ The United States and European allies launched strikes Friday (April 13) against Syrian targets as President Donald Trump sought to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. Trump said Britain […]

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Former first lady Barbara Bush waves to crowd as she arrives at dedication of the Mathew J. Lanigan bridge May 29, 2017.

Barbara Bush, matriarch of Bush dynasty, dies at 92

She was one of only two women to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another. PRESS RELEASE- 04/17/2018 – 8:45 PM EDT Barbara Pierce Bush, one of only two women in American history to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, died Tuesday, April 17, […]

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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.

FBI raids Trump’s lawyer’s office, seizing documents related to porn star, Trump responds

On Monday (April 9) the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office, seizing documents about the $130,000 he gave porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet ahead of the 2016 election about an earlier alleged affair with Trump. The New York Times first reported the raid, which sounds extensive. FBI agents took Cohen’s computer, phone, personal […]

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Former Georgia governor and U.S. Sen-ator Zell Miller.

Former Georgia governor and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat and the father of Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE scholarship, died Friday. He was 86.

AP NEWS REPORT ~~ Miller’s family revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Miller served two terms as Georgia’s governor from 1991 through 1999. His signature accomplishment was the HOPE scholarship, which paid college tuition to Georgia students maintaining a “B’’ average and was funded by establishing a state lottery. Miller […]

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From Left: former NSA adviser H.R. McMaster and NSA adviser nominee John Bolton.

Trump ousts McMaster, taps super-hawk Bolton as national security adviser

REUTERS NEWS ~~ WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday chose as his new national security adviser John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against Iran and North Korea and has taken a hard line against Russia. Trump said in a tweet that Bolton would replace H.R. McMaster, […]

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Facebook to build data center, bring jobs to Stanton Springs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday (March 7) that Facebook will create at least 100 full-time jobs and invest $750 million in a new data center in Stanton Springs over the next five years. New jobs will include positions in engineering and management, as well as opportunities for data center technicians. “Georgia’s business-friendly climate and world-class […]

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Trade Deficit

U.S. trade deficit soars to $566 billion, a 9-year high

MARKET WATCH ~~ December trade gap, 2017 deficit both at highest mark since 2008 The U.S. trade deficit soared 12 percent in 2017 to a nine-year high, underscoring how hard it will be for the Trump White House to narrow the nation’s trade gap. The numbers: The U.S. trade deficit in December and for the […]

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City most likely to be named Amazon’s second headquarters

SPECIAL FROM MONEY MAGAZINE – By BRAD TUTTLE ~~ HQ2 in D.C.? More and more, signs indicate that Seattle-based tech giant Amazon will choose the Washington, D.C., area for its much-hyped second headquarters, dubbed by Amazon as “HQ2.” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos obviously loves Washington, D.C. Bezos, the world’s richest man, with a […]

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Supreme Court issues decision on Trump’s DACA appeal

By Kevin Daley, Supreme Court Reporter ~~ The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to review a lower court ruling requiring the federal government to continue administering the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision is a blow to the Trump administration, which hopes to solidify its prerogative to revoke DACA as soon as […]

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