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What’s the temperature? Not so fast, you might be wrong

Quick: how hot is it? “Very,” is not a great answer and neither is, “at least a billion degrees.” Given that most of us are carrying around a powerful internet connected device with us at all times, there’s really no excuse for not knowing the outdoor...

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Putting new funding to work, Austin’s YouEarnedIt buys a Chicago startup

YouEarnedIt is putting its recent investment by Vista Equity Partners to work by acquiring a Chicago startup. Austin-based YouEarnedIt, which lets companies provide employee recognition and rewards, said it has purchased HighGround, a human relations...

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Union Pacific's 2Q profit jumps as volume rises 4 percent

Union Pacific Corp. hauled in 29 percent more second-quarter profit as the railroad handled 4 percent more shipments, but the results might have been better if not for some operational challenges. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said Thursday...

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The Latest: Trump: US needs 'people with training' for jobs

The Latest on President Donald Trump's job training initiative (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations are signing his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship...

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Average US mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 4.52 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 4.52 percent from 4.53 percent last week. Despite the decline in recent weeks...

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Melania Trump listens to students talk about online civility

Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online. The first lady made the short trip to Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center in Washington as part of a nationwide...

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New York-based GLG doubles down on Austin with expansion, room for 730 employees downtown

In 2005, New York-based GLG opened an Austin office as a small outpost for its business, which specializes in connecting businesses to experts. “We moved here because we thought it was a quaint sleepy community which was pro-business and where we...

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Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked it from using a never-tried...

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Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers

Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. "We need people with...

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The Latest: GOP governor bolsters trade diplomacy with China

The Latest on state governors and concerns about foreign trade and investment (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. The Republican governor of Arkansas is sending the state's economic development director on an additional trip...

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