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Ben Carson, Critic of ‘Government Dependency,’ Picked to Lead Housing Agency

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 11:38 am   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former rival Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Trump said in a formal statement. “We have talked at length about my urban […]

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November Jobs Report Shows Continuity, Not Recovery

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 7:26 am   /   Friends

November saw very little change in the U.S. labor market, according to a new employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employers added a net 178,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate dropped. However, unemployment fell in large measure due to a continued drop in labor force participation. The economy largely continued on […]

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This Week: Arizona Wins Lucid Motors 2,000-Job Electric Car Manufacturing Facility

Posted: December 4, 2016 at 5:50 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

From the Office of Governor of Doug Ducey: Lucid Expansion Further Evidence Of An Economic Movement In ArizonaThe second 2,000+ Arizona jobs announcement in two weeks, Lucid’s decision to build their innovative vehicles in Casa Grande shows the economic versatility and growth potential of our state. Word On The Street: Lucid Motors Is “Betting On […]

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Lame Duck Will See Fight to Put Export-Import Bank Back on Its Feet

Posted: December 2, 2016 at 12:01 pm   /   Friends

Business groups and the White House are urging Congress to use a must-pass spending bill to make the Export-Import Bank fully operational again, setting up a showdown with conservatives who oppose the agency’s existence. Over the past year, the Export-Import Bank, or Ex-Im, has been unable to approve transactions of more than $10 million because […]

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Lucid Motors’ Arizona Manufacturing Facility Will Bring 2,000 Jobs To Casa Grande

Posted: November 30, 2016 at 10:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey: PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey and Lucid Motors today announced the company has selected Casa Grande for its electric car manufacturing operation. The facility will bring over 2,000 projected new jobs and more than $700 million in capital investment to the region by 2022. “Lucid Motors’ expansion into […]

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What to Know About Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s Pick for Treasury

Posted: November 30, 2016 at 9:41 am   /   Friends

Though not a widely known quantity in Washington, Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for treasury secretary, has had a seasoned career in high finance, in Hollywood, and, most recently, as finance chairman of the Trump campaign. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our great country in this important role,” Mnuchin, 54, […]

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6 Interesting Facts About Elaine Chao, Trump’s Pick for Transportation Secretary

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 11:16 am   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump tapped Elaine Chao to head the U.S. Department of Transportation, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. Chao is an experienced administration official, having served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and deputy secretary of transportation under President George H.W. Bush. In the new Trump administration, Chao stands to serve an influential […]

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Web Hosting Company Shuts Down Conservative Target Boycott Website

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 9:35 am   /   Friends

The conservative group 2ndVote has called for a boycott on Christmas shopping at the retail giant Target over its bathroom policies. But on Nov. 23, Leadpages, the company hosting the #AnywhereButTARGETboycott campaign’s website, sent 2ndVote an email requesting that the page be taken down. In his email to 2ndVote, Leadpages’ director of operations, Doug Storbeck, […]

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Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 7:19 am   /   Friends

The national debt is expected to hit $20 trillion early next year. Sen. James Lankford has a few ideas to start chipping away at it. The Oklahoma Republican unveiled his second government waste and solutions report during a press conference Monday on Capitol Hill and Heritage Foundation event Tuesday. Lankford’s new report, “Federal Fumbles: 100 […]

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