U.S. job growth seen picking up, wage growth likely moderate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth likely accelerated in May as warmer weather boosted hiring at construction sites, but wage gains are expected to have remained marginal, pointing to moderate inflation pressures in the economy. FILE PHOTO: Job seekers line up to apply during “Amazon Jobs Day,” a job fair being held at 10 fulfillment […]

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New Airbus chief says challenging to meet delivery goals -staff memo

(Reuters) – Airbus faces an unprecedented challenge in ramping up production to meet 2018 delivery targets following engine delays, and must eventually overhaul a manufacturing system that belongs to a “bygone age,” the jetmaker’s new president told staff on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury stands near a multi-role military helicopter EC 725 […]

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Asia stocks claw back earlier losses but trade tensions limit gains

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian equities shook off earlier weakness on Friday, as a softer yen supported Japanese stocks and firm export data drove South Korean markets higher, although rekindled concerns about U.S. protectionist trade policies limited gains. Market prices are reflected in a glass window at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, February […]

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New Airbus chief says challenging to meet delivery goals: memo

(Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) faces an unprecedented challenge in ramping up production to meet 2018 delivery targets following engine delays and must eventually overhaul an outdated manufacturing system, the planemaker’s new president told staff on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury stands near a multi-role military helicopter EC 725 by Airbus Helicopters at […]

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Prison reform advocates fight to reverse emergency funding cuts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Prison reform advocates on Thursday demanded that Gov. Rick Scott call a special session of the Florida Legislature to reverse emergency funding cuts they argue are exacting an inhumane toll on inmates and their families. Prison reform advocates demand special session Advocates wants legislators to reverse emergency funding cuts They believe the […]

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Businesses, leaders learn from past to prepare for hurricane season

ORLANDO, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Irma — the first major hurricane to hit the Central Florida region since 2004 — problems linger. Central Florida preparing for hurricane season Large generators imperative, says rehab center Sen. Nelson advocates for permanent fuel reserves  Utility companies learn from past Conway Lakes Health and Rehab Center […]

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Man accused of dragging leashed dog behind truck

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A man is accused of dragging a leashed dog behind a truck in a “horrendous” case of animal cruelty in Melbourne. Man accused of dragging dog behind truck Jean Alcee, 41, charged with felony animal cruelty No word yet on dog’s condition Police aren’t sure at this point how far the dog was […]

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