Business Features

San Francisco official pushes robot tax to battle automation

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Janie Har/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds. Leon, the
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Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, “farm fresh” Amazon Echo

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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By Joseph Pisani /AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less. Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing
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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 1, 2015, file photo, primer is applied to the midsole of a military tested New Balance 950v2 sneaker under ultraviolet light before the outsole is attached at one of company's manufacturing facilities in Boston. On Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for January. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

By Dan Sewell and Christopher S. Rugaber /Associated Press Writers NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a
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Don’t fall for these financial scams

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Scams come in all shapes and sizes, including through the mail.

By Joseph Pisani/AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Beware of the stranger on the phone — it could be a scammer. Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and using old-school tricks to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble. Impostor scams overtook identity theft last year
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Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Tom Edwards poses for a portrait with his chain saw and logging clothes, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in the woods near Spanaway, Wash. Edwards was not cutting trees the day the photo was taken, and work has been slow this season for him. Despite working as a logger all his life, he is pessimistic about his chances of ever retiring, an opinion common among blue-collar baby boomers in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

By Maria Ines Zamudio and Michelle Minkoff/Associated Press Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and
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Hundreds show up for jobs at Amazon warehouses in US cities

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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By Matt O’Brien/AP Technology Writer FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Though it’s common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in
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Gilbert: ‘We screwed up’ on mostly-white crowd in Detroit ad

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
See Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company’s controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says “See Detroit Like We Do” with an image of a mostly-white crowd. Quicken Loans Founder and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert posted on Facebook Sunday, saying his Bedrock company “screwed up badly.” “Although not
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Idaho man jumps out of a plane 40 times a week for a living

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

By Torrie Cope/Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Fourth of July revelers in Caldwell turned toward the sky this year not for fireworks but for the spectacle of a man jumping out of a plane with a 1,800-square-foot flag waving high over their heads. That man is 24-year-old John Alcorn, a skydiving instructor at Sky
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Idaho community rallies around targeted refugee business

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

By Kristin Rodine/Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho (AP) — What a difference a community makes. When Salam Bunyan of Boise arrived at his Middle Eastern restaurant one morning last week, he was met by hateful graffiti featuring a swastika and the word “rapeugees.” The chalk message quickly hit local news sites. Days later, when Bunyan arrived
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Op-Ed: Pine Ridge Mall’s Growth Explained

Jul 12th, 2017 | By

By Drake Taylor, General Manager, Pine Ridge Mall There are a lot of exciting new things happening at Pine Ridge Mall, from the small shop merchants, to the department stores to all of the dining and entertainment choices. We hope the public perception of the mall reflects the reality of what is going on here.
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