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Survey: U.S. Business Profits, Hiring Increasing

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More U.S. businesses are reporting profits and increased hiring, with greater confidence in their ability to grow over the next 12 months; but demand for financing is trending down, according to new results from the third quarter 2017 Private Capital Access (PCA) Index report from Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management. The Q3 PCA Index ...

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Trump Speaks on Apprenticeship and Workforce Initiatives [video]

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President Donald Trump delivers a speech and signs an executive order Thursday on his administration’s workforce development initiatives. The initiatives focus on skill building programs like trade schools and apprenticeship programs that train workers for high-paying jobs without the costs of expensive four-year schools. Employers are praising the initiatives hoping that they will help them fill the over two million ...

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WATCH: President Trump Leads a Strategic and Policy CEO Discussion

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President Donald Trump led a meeting as a follow-up with the Strategic and Policy Forum of 20 CEOs the president met with on February 3rd. The sessions are centered on the strategic agenda of five Trump Cabinet Members as they meet to discuss their strategic priorities with members of the Strategic and Policy Forum led by Stephen Schwarzman. “At the top ...

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Trump Effect: +263,000 Jobs in March

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According to a report released Wednesday, the American economy created 263,000 jobs indicating accelerating growth in the critical manufacturing and construction sectors. “The U.S. labor market finished the first quarter on a strong note,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Consumer dependent industries including healthcare, leisure and hospitality, and trade had strong growth during ...

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Consumer Confidence Index Increased Sharply in March

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in February, improved sharply in March. The Index now stands at 125.6 (1985=100), up from 116.1 in February. The Present Situation Index rose from 134.4 to 143.1 and the Expectations Index increased from 103.9 last month to 113.8. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted ...

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First Trump Administration Jobs Report: 235,000 New Jobs, 4.7% Unemployment

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President Trump has celebrated two blow-out jobs reports out earlier this week and today’s BLS report is no different. The Bureau of Labor statistics employment situation summary report showed that the economy gained 235,000 jobs while analysts had only expected between 190,000 and 220,000. The surprise jump in hiring drops the unemployment rate to 4.7%. The largest job gains came ...

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Jump More Than Expected

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With layoffs at 45-year lows, more Americans filed initial jobless claims than analysts had expected. A Department of Labor report showed that 248,000 Americans filed new unemployment insurance claims – 6,000 more than economists had expected despite the lowest level of layoffs recorded in more than four decades. Higher-than-normal layoffs in Massachusetts were more than offset by reductions in 11 other ...

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ADP Report: Trump’s First Full Month Brings ‘Blowout’ 298,000 New Jobs

ADP February 2017 Non-Farm Payroll report

American employers added 298,000 new jobs in February which beat analyst expectations by more than 100,000. Global payroll firm ADP released a report on Wednesday echoing huge job growth shown in Tuesday’s LinkedIn report. Both reports contain the first hard numbers that cover Trump’s first full month as president. “Confidence is playing a large role,” Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi, ...

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Trump Aims to Cut Regulations by 75%

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President Trump met the leaders of some of America’s largest companies Monday morning and told them that the administration would make it much easier to build factories in the United States. The president told business leaders “we’re going to make our products here” underscoring his promise to bring manufacturing back America. Leaders from Lockheed Martin, Dell, Johnson and Johnson and other ...

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Trump Announces Jobs and Economic News Americans Haven’t Heard in Decades

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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the creation of 8,000 new private-sector jobs in America. “We just had some very good news, because of what is happening and the spirit and the hope. I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they are going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the United States,“ Trump said during ...

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Full Event: Donald Trump, Mike Pence Carrier Plant Announcement 12/1/16

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After having successfully negotiated to save at least 1,000 jobs at the Carrier air conditioning plant in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence visit the plant to meet the people who will no longer face unemployment and make comments about the negotiations. Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence’s announcement at the ...

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Donald Trump Address: Update on the Transition and first 100 days [Video]

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The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition, an outline of some of his policy plans for the first 100 days, and his day one executive actions. While the transition continues to go smoothly,  President-elect Trump tells the nation that draining the swamp, visa fraud, energy policy, and renegotiating trade deals are at the forefront of his first 100 ...

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