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In a U.S. manufacturing hub, no illusions about tariffs and jobs

In a U.S. manufacturing hub, no illusions about tariffs and jobs(This September 26 story corrects glass factory location in paragraph 12) By Howard Schneider THOMASVILLE, N.C. (Reuters) – In a town where a 30-feet tall chair is the chief landmark, and which is synonymous with a U.S. furniture industry decimated over the years by imports from China, many greet the possibility of tariffs on Chinese goods with a shrug. Of three once bustling Thomasville furniture plants in the city limits, one is being demolished and cleared for parkland, another may become the site of a new police station, and a third is being converted into apartments. President Donald Trump is threatening to levy tariffs of up to 25 percent on $ 500 billion of goods imported from China each year, including roughly $ 20 billion of furniture, as a way to bring back hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs lost to China and other low-cost competitors.



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Alibaba Backpedals On Promise To Bring 1 Million Jobs To U.S., Blames Trump Tariff War

Alibaba Backpedals On Promise To Bring 1 Million Jobs To U.S., Blames Trump Tariff WarChinese tech giant Alibaba will no longer bring the 1 million jobs it had



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Harley-Davidson is losing jobs in Trump’s trade war

Harley-Davidson is losing jobs in Trump’s trade warHarley-Davidson says it is moving production overseas because of the Trump tariffs. (Of course, Lawrence includes pictures of his motorcycles.)



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Trump breaks protocol with jobs report tweet

Trump breaks protocol with jobs report tweetPresident Trump seemed to hint at a good jobs report before its release Friday, prompting critics to slam him for being indiscreet with confidential information.



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'I just have to do it.' Teachers struggle with second jobs

'I just have to do it.' Teachers struggle with second jobsOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. They speak of missing time with family, struggles to complete lesson plans and nagging doubts over whether it's worth the sacrifices to stay in their profession.



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US jobs rise at fastest rate in two years in February, but wage growth cools

US jobs rise at fastest rate in two years in February, but wage growth coolsThe US added an impressive 313,000 jobs in February, but wage growth cooled, according to the latest official employment report. It was the biggest monthly increase in American non-farm payrolls since July 2016. The January wage growth figure was revised down to 2.8 per cent.



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Powerful Men Who Lose Their Jobs Over Harassment Can Still Get Big Payouts

Powerful Men Who Lose Their Jobs Over Harassment Can Still Get Big PayoutsWASHINGTON ― The Me Too movement has a pattern: Someone accuses a powerful man of sexual misconduct. Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul accused of pressuring workers to perform sex acts, made news earlier this month — not because he’s getting a severance payment, but because he’s not. NBC apparently did not plan to give a payout to Matt Lauer, but the network was reportedly considering a severance package for his onetime booker Matt Zimmerman, who was also dismissed over inappropriate conduct.



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Kelly 'would not be upset' if Jared, Ivanka quit WH jobs: WaPo

Kelly 'would not be upset' if Jared, Ivanka quit WH jobs: WaPoRachel Maddow reports on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump still not having full security clearance as John Kelly's deadline for White House employees passes.



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Couple who quit jobs and sold belongings to sail round the world lose everything as boat capsizes two days into journey

Couple who quit jobs and sold belongings to sail round the world lose everything as boat capsizes two days into journeyTanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh began their adventure on a 28-foot sailboat last week, setting off from the marina in Tarpon Springs. Two days later, the emergency services were called to reports of a capsized boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Madeira Beach – about 25 miles down the coast. “I sold everything I had to do this,” Mr Broadwell told the Tampa Bay Times.



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Dollar General To Create 400 New Jobs In Texas As It Expands In Rural America

Dollar General To Create 400 New Jobs In Texas As It Expands In Rural AmericaDollar General, a favorite spot for household staples across the country, is expanding even further.



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