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Trump’s workforce initiative reshaping American job market

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A whopping 300+ companies have thrown their support behind President Donald Trump’s  White House workforce initiative, committing to train over 12 million Americans for new job skills over the next five years. ...

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Use of food stamps continues to decline

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Over 5.8 million people are no longer on food stamps since President Donald Trump completed his first month in office in February 2017, according to the new data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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Missouri aims to end economic ‘border war’ with Kansas

Legislation aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas has been signed into law this week by Governor Mike Parson in Kansas City. The Bolivar Republican notes the legislation, ...

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Kansas has nation’s highest rural property taxes

Some of Kansas’s low economic performance may be tied to the fact that property taxes are growing too fast. In fact, 65 KS counties saw triple-digit property tax growth despite their populations ...

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‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan for Israel, Palestinians to be announced

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Attempting to succeed where others have failed, the Trump administration will unveil its peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian people during an international conference in Bahrain in June, the White House ...

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Consumer confidence at 15-year high

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U.S. consumers are the most confident about the economy at any time since the early 200s. Positive views on wages, purchasing and job outlook by Americans  jumped to a 15-year high in early May ...

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Kansas City could get USDA research facility

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In recent years Kansas City has been trying to shed its old moniker as “Cowtown.” That may be more difficult as it’s considered for a new USDA site. Kansas City is among ...

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After Trump calls them out, GM announces $300M investment in America

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All hail the power of Twitter – at least for President Trump and his 60 million followers. General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced on Friday that the corporation will create 400 jobs ...

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Midwest fairs better than Northeast in population migration

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For years, the Northeast has lost a steady stream of residents to other parts of the country. New data suggests that trend has recently accelerated. The Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey released ...

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Arrest rates for youth almost 4x that of their grandparents

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A shocking study reveals that America’s youth are going to jail in historic numbers. Americans under the age of 26 years old today are far more likely to be arrested than older ...

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Lower tax refunds show how the tax cut is keeping money in your hands all year long

When Republicans transformed America’s broken tax code for the first time in three decades, then-Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi famously predicted “this is Armageddon” for the nation’s economy. Barely a year later, how ...

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Trump gets 92% negative media coverage but his approval rating is clobbering Obama’s

In spite of overt animosity by the media toward President Donald Trump, the president still draws support from a significant portion of the American people, in greater numbers than former President Barack ...

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President expands opportunities for minorities

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President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunities for Americans of every race, religion, and creed as he commemorates Black History Month. Speaking to hundreds at a White House reception on Feb. 21, ...

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Tear down the tax wall

The role of government is to maintain an environment for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and not to manage the economy not continue an unproductive tax wall. The best government ...

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Job growth surges by 312,000 in December; wages increase best since 2009; unemployment at 3.9%

U.S. employers hired the most workers in 10 months in December while boosting wages, pointing to sustained strength in the economy. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 312,000 jobs last month, the largest gain ...

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Missouri’s wage hike takes effect, small business holds breath

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Beginning today, people entering the workforce and receiving minimum pay will now make $8.60 per hour, up from $7.85 in 2018. With the passage of Proposition B in November’s election, the wage ...

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Black Americans benefiting from lowest unemployment in history

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Black American men are experiencing the lowest unemployment on record as it drops to 6.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With women included in the count, Black unemployment dropped ...

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American employment level hits historic milestone

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The November employment report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the economy added 150,000 jobs continuing the momentum of a historically expanding economy. The unemployment rate held steady at ...

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The Real Reason They Hate Trump

Every big U.S. election is interesting, but the coming midterms are fascinating for a reason most commentators forget to mention: The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s international ...

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Polls show approval rating increases for Trump, economy, trade, direction of the country and more

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been hovering around 50% recently, according to Rasmussen, about the same or higher than Presidents Obama, Clinton or Reagan at this point in their presidencies. This ...

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US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent

The booming Trump economy continues as the GOP tax cuts and deregulation continue to have a huge effect. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September, the lowest level since ...

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Economy keeps growing giving hope for Nov. elections

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The U.S. economy continued its historic expansion growing at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. That growth stayed on track to produce its strongest gain in more than ...

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Young women benefitting from lowest unemployment since 1956

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Young women looking for work are one of the biggest winners since new economic policies were initiated after the 2016 presidential election. The latest data, tentatively released at the beginning of the ...

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Explosive growth of economy creates challenges for businesses finding enough workers

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With the U.S. unemployment rate the lowest it has been since the early 1960s, American workers are prospering in ways they rarely have. Businesses are adding more hours for part-timers and converting ...

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Conservatism Works: Trump Economy Offers Most Jobs in History

When Donald Trump won the presidential election, the doomsayers came out in droves. “Experts” predicted the worst: A crashing economy. Skyrocketing unemployment. Years of joblessness. Instead, the exact opposite is now happening. ...

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