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With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval

| | Jan 19 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

WASHINGTON — From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world’s largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump’s demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home.

  1. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 10:35am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before being taken into custody in an attack that sent panicked passengers running out of the terminal and onto the tarmac, authorities said.

  2. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 10:28am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts hooked up fancy new batteries Friday on the International Space Station’s sprawling power grid.

  3. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 10:26am

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum the orca has died after more than two decades at SeaWorld Orlando, where he gained notoriety for killing a trainer in 2010 and was later profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.

  4. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 10:24am

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall and that U.S. money spent will be for the “sake of speed.”

  5. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 10:23am

    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit from President Barack Obama.

  6. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 9:57am

    WASHINGTON — Congress certified Donald Trump’s presidential victory Friday over the objections of a handful of House Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden pronouncing, “It is over.”

  7. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:30am

    CHICAGO — Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled white man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toilet.

  8. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:28am

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Pledges by President Barack Obama and a national nonprofit organization to end homelessness among veterans did not meet their goal, but advocates see bright spots and remain encouraged that the issue is prominent on the radar.

  9. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:23am

    Sears Holdings Corp. agreed to sell its Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. for about $900 million, marking Chief Executive Officer Edward Lampert’s third move in the last two weeks to prop up the beleaguered retailer with fresh sources of funding.

  10. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:21am

    WASHINGTON — With 15 days left in office, President Barack Obama urged future presidents to continue building on his administration’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system in an article published in the Harvard Law Review on Thursday.

  11. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 5:17pm

    WASHINGTON — Hardening battle lines for the brawl to come, President Barack Obama urged congressional Democrats to “look out for the American people” in defending his legacy health care overhaul, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence stood firm Wednesday in telling Republicans that dismantling “Obamacare” is No. 1 on Donald Trump’s list.

  12. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 9:20am

    CHICAGO — He entered the White House a living symbol, breaking a color line that stood for 220 years.

  13. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 9:13am

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise the state’s legal strategy against the incoming administration.

  14. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 9:10am

    SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un became the first head of state to grab President-elect Donald Trump’s attention in 2017, after the North Korean leader said he was close to test-firing a missile capable of hitting the continental U.S.

  15. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 9:09am

    BEIJING — Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country’s economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion to add them to an energy empire that stretches from Malaysia to Germany to the Amazon.