Monthly Archives: January 2022

Texas adds 50,000 jobs in December, smallest gain since August, but still outpaces US

Texas added 50,000 nonfarm payrolls in December and the state’s unemployment rate fell again, but the pace of job growth slowed last month as the omicron variant spread. December’s gains were lower than the 86,500 jobs added in November and lower than the October and September gains. Texas still grew faster than the country with jobs up 0.4% in December ...

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Federal funds will go to online tutoring despite pandemic failures

“A key part of tutoring is that social connection with a caring adult,” said Amanda Neitzel, assistant scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Research and Reform. “How can you create this in an online format?” Her worry, she added, was that the federal push for tutoring would amount to “a costly disaster.” Virtual tutoring is a big business ...

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Ethics watchdog releases report on payday loan industry lobbying

It’s become a cycle of desperation for low-income residents with bad credit scores: They take out a high-interest installment loan to get by in tough times and soon rack up an unmanageable burden. They pay off old debts with new loans at rates up to 175%. For years, state legislators tried unsuccessfully to introduce legislation capping the interest rate on ...

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Historic improvement in Pennsylvania’s finances paves the way for a bright future

After inheriting the chaos of a multi-billion dollar budget deficit seven years ago, Governor Tom Wolf has led a historic improvement in state finances that is creating a brighter future for students, residents and businesses. . The Governor was joined today by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh to highlight how Pennsylvania’s economic strength ...

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Basic materials stocks gain | Trade Standard News

Basic materials stocks were trading in the positive zone, with the S&P BSE Basic Materials Index rising 37.04 points or 0.64% to 5838.43 at 09:50 IST. Among the constituents of the S&P BSE Basic Materials Index, Hil Ltd (+8.14%), Oriental Carbon & Chemicals Ltd (+5.33%), Mangalam Organics Ltd (+4.87%), Dharamsi Morarji Chemicals Co Ltd (+4.82%), Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corp ...

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FWD Group Raises $200M in Pre-IPO Funding

(Reuters) – Asian insurer FWD Group has raised $200 million in new funds ahead of its planned Hong Kong IPO, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Sources could not be named as the information had not yet been made public. FWD Group declined to comment. Two new investors, ORIX Corp and Huatai Securities Co., participated in ...

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Goldman shares fall as weak trade and rising wages hit earnings

The Goldman Sachs logo is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, New York, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 18 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N) missed its quarterly profit forecast on Tuesday as weak business activity and rising spending wiped out ...

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State awards provide money to Lake County and Chicago-area businesses impacted by 2020 looting

Aftermath of Metro PCS, 1320 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, after being damaged overnight May 31-June 1, 2020. | Photo: Edith Newsome, alderman for the 5th district of Waukegan Two Lake County businesses received grants as part of a statewide economic stimulus program to help businesses rebuild after the 2020 riots. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) ...

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Kansas Chamber’s broad legislative agenda focuses on tax cuts and one-time investments

TOPEKA – The Kansas House wants the Legislature to spend a large portion of the state budget surplus on lowering tax rates and making one-time economic investments while restricting government regulation, electricity costs and court involvement in K-12 funding decisions. The business lobby organization opposes increased workers’ compensation benefits, the spending of taxpayers’ money on lawsuits to get more public ...

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