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VOL. 41 | NO. 31 | Friday, August 04, 2017

Is your job going away?

Which fields are most at risk, why and what can be done about it

How confident are you that your job will still exist in one year? How about five years? Ten years?

Traditional retail is in trouble as buying habits evolve

Are Tennessee’s shopping destinations, once beacons of consumer demand, doomed to extinction?

The threat of robotics

Are the robots coming for our jobs? Like anything else in the world of economic and workforce development, the rise of artificial intelligence and the automated workforce is boon to some, bane to others.

Barnes is new president of Tennessee Press Association

Eric Barnes, publisher and CEO of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc., has become the next president of the Tennessee Press Association, the trade association for the state’s newspapers.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Women in the Lead. Lunch & Learn Topic: Etiquette Tips Proper Dining Process, Cocktail Party/Networking. Presented by Malika Williams. Sammy B’s, 705 Cadet Court, Lebanon. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. $15. Information and register: tonya@lebaononwilsonchamber.com

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

TCAT students see the future, get prepared

Bryan Rippy, 38, chuckles when he says he’s in the prime of his life. But sharpening his skills is no laughing matter, and he understands the importance of raising his value in the job market.

TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

Norman family tradition lives on at Bud’s Corner

Willie Eason is a regular visitor to Bud’s Corner, an oft-overlooked section of North Nashville real estate named for Edward “Bud” Norman, the man who owned this three-block section of the city, putting a firm stamp of family and love on it that continues eight years after his death.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Fall market might offer break from low inventories

With summer winding to a close, Realtors and homeowners are preparing for the fall selling season. And with properties that have not sold, the square dance is in full force.

REAL ESTATE

Average US mortgage rates steady; 30-year at 3.93 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed this week after declining for two straight weeks.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

2 quarterbacks seldom better than 1

The old adage holds that if you have two quarterbacks you really have none.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans brass helps ease Dodd’s injury angst

The NFL can be a cold and cruel business. In such a high-risk business, one injury or a sudden drop in production can put a player’s very livelihood in jeopardy. NFL, in such situations, really can mean “Not For Long.”

NEWSMAKERS

Burks named co-chair of Baker Ober Health Law

The law firm of Baker Donelson has named Ashby Q. Burks co-chair of Baker Ober Health Law, one of the largest health law practices in the country.

BRIEFS

Zeel Massage on Demand expands to Nashville

Zeel Massage on Demand has launched in Nashville as part of its Southeast expansion.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Let’s be crystal clear, use jargon sparingly

We tell ourselves that the use of clever, intentional phrasing designed to encapsulate thoughts as succinctly as possible is the perfect communication method. But are we telling ourselves the truth?

CAREER CORNER

A little advice to my younger self

Two interesting things have happened in the past week. First, I was asked the question: “What advice would you give your younger self?” Then, I attended my high school reunion.

COURTS

Taylor Swift testifies: 'He grabbed my ass underneath my skirt'

DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift has testified in her trial accusing a radio host of groping her that "he grabbed my ass underneath my skirt" when the two posed for a photo together before her 2013 performance in Denver.

Lawsuit: Brentwod Academy covered up rape of 12-year-old boy

BRENTWOOD (AP) — A family has filed a $30 million lawsuit against a private Christian school in Tennessee, alleging failure to act after a 12-year-old student was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted by teenage boys.

NASHVILLE AREA

Tennessee looking to sell former workshop for the blind

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state of Tennessee has taken back control of a building after determining that it was no longer being used as a workshop for the blind.

Barry's son died from combination of drugs

NASHVILLE (AP) — An autopsy has found that the son of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry died from a combination of several drugs, including two opioids.

SPORTS

Neyland, Fulmer entering Tennessee Athletics Hall Of Fame

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Former football coaches Robert Neyland and Phillip Fulmer highlight a star-studded Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.

Study break; Rookie QB Dobbs eager to step in for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don't get Josh Dobbs wrong. The Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie quarterback is amped to take the first snaps of his NFL career on Friday night when the AFC North champions open the preseason against the New York Giants.

HEALTH CARE

Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Tech companies lead broad slide in US stocks; oil rises

Technology companies were leading a broad slide in U.S. stocks in early trading Thursday as investors pored over the latest batch of corporate earnings reports. Banks and retail chains were also among the big decliners. Simmering tensions between the U.S. and North Korea were also weighing on the market. Oil prices were headed higher.

US wholesale prices edged down 0.1 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level dipped slightly in July, the first decline in 11 months and further evidence that inflation remains a no-show in the economy.

Macy's, other department store chains see key sales figures fall again

CINCINNATI (AP) — Department store chains saw key sales figures fall again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly move online, though at Macy's the decrease wasn't as bad as Wall Street expected and Kohl's managed to keep the decline to just 0.4 percent.

US weekly requests for jobless aid up 3,000 to 244,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.

Blue Apron 2Q revenue beats, but scales back marketing

NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Apron posted strong revenue growth in its second quarter, but scaled down marketing efforts and a sequential decline in customers has investors jittery.

Krispy Kreme marks eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. later this month.

NATIONAL POLITICS

The Trump administration's mixed messages on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials have delivered mixed messages of alarm and reassurance as tensions have escalated over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, leaving doubt about the direction of U.S. policy.

Trump escalates feud with Senate leader over health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating a feud with his party's leader in the Senate. Trump is expressing disbelief that that Sen. Mitch McConnell couldn't persuade a Republican majority to pass a health care bill.

AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past "there were no choices" for African-Americans in higher education.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
MUSIC INDUSTRY

Vern Gosdin, 3 others to join Nashville Songwriters Hall

NASHVILLE (AP) — The late country singer and songwriter Vern Gosdin, as well as veteran songwriters Jim McBride, Walt Aldridge and Tim Nichols, will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this fall.

Glen Campbell's public Alzheimer's battle set his legacy

NASHVILLE (AP) — On television and on stage, Glen Campbell was a superstar with boyish good looks, a flashy smile and wit, but it was his last performance on screen that exposed a more vulnerable side that touched many of his fans.

Glen Campbell said goodbye to his life, career through music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen Campbell was a rare entertainer who got to say goodbye to his life and career in every way he knew how.

Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

NASHVILLE (AP) — Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81.

Reaction to the death of superstar entertainer Glen Campbell

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of superstar entertainer Glen Campbell:

STATEWIDE

Former UT executive Emerson 'Eli' Fly dies

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Former University of Tennessee President Emerson "Eli" Fly, whose tenure as president capped a 40-year career in the university system, has died. He was 82.

Tennessee state Sen. Green won't run for Congress next year

NASHVILLE (AP) — When state Sen. Mark Green abandoned his bid for Tennessee governor in June after his failed nomination for Army secretary, he said he would turn his attention to a "higher capacity" in Washington.

Flooring company to close Tennessee plant, lay off 215

JACKSON (AP) — A flooring company will close a Tennessee plant this year, resulting in 215 layoffs.

COURTS

Ex-disc jockey in groping case says Swift photo is awkward

DENVER (AP) — A former disc jockey accused of groping Taylor Swift while posing for a photograph with her before a concert acknowledged Wednesday that the image is "weird and awkward," but he insisted that he touched Swift in the ribs, not in the rear, as she alleges in a lawsuit.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Nissan recalling 52,016 Titan pickups in US, Canada

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 52,016 Titan pickup trucks because their rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks close slightly lower, trimming earlier losses

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Wednesday, making up much of the ground they lost earlier following a rare batch of earnings disappointments by Walt Disney and other big companies.

Walmart tests app that lets shoppers skip checkout lines

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphone.

Former exec settles with matchmaking service over bad dates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retired corporate executive said in a lawsuit that she spent $150,000 on a matchmaking service that set her up with a string of highly incompatible suitors, including men who were married, mentally unstable or felons.

US productivity rose a modest 0.9 pct. rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers rose just modestly in the spring, extending a worrisome issue that has persisted throughout this expansion.

Pentagon: British firm billed US $50M for iffy expenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the "significant others" of the firm's top executives six-figure salaries even though there's no proof they did any work, according to a Pentagon audit made public Wednesday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump hits McConnell for Senate crash of Obama health repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump scolded his own party's Senate leader on Wednesday for the crash of the Republican drive to repeal and rewrite the Obama health care law, using Twitter to demand of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, "Why not done?"

Tillerson urges calm on North Korea, says no imminent threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged calm and said Americans should have "no concerns" after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded fiery threats, insisting Wednesday he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat."

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
NASHVILLE AREA

Woman retains Gloria Allred for lawsuit against Joe Haynes

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A former Democratic Tennessee state senator who pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sexual battery faces a lawsuit from the woman who says he assaulted her.

STATEWIDE

Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to cut up to 350 jobs

OAK RIDGE (AP) — The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking to cut as many as 350 positions.

Haslam wants Tennessee to land new Toyota-Mazda plant

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he is making the case for Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. to build a new assembly plant in Tennessee.

Tennessee Gov. Haslam taps Baskin as communications director

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Reen Baskin as the administration's new communications director.

SPORTS

Titans minority owner selling her portion of the NFL team

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans minority owner Susie Adams Smith is selling her portion of the team.

Vikings owners join group trying to bring MLS to Nashville

NASHVILLE (AP) — The majority owners of the Minnesota Vikings are joining a group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to Nashville.

Marcus Mariota will start Titans' preseason opener at Jets

NASHVILLE (AP) — Marcus Mariota will start Saturday night when the Tennessee Titans open the preseason at the New York Jets.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Nissan to pay $97.7 million in proposed Takata settlement

MIAMI (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. would pay $97.68 million under a proposed settlement with vehicle owners affected by the Takata air bag recalls.

REAL ESTATE

Mortgage lender PHH agrees to pay $74 million settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Minnesota say PHH Corp. and two subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $74 million to settle allegations they violated standards for underwriting government-backed mortgages.

COURTS

DJ in groping case says he may have touched Swift's ribs

DENVER (AP) — A former radio disc jockey accused of groping Taylor Swift before a concert testified Tuesday that he may have touched the pop superstar's ribs with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with her but insisted he did not touch her backside as she claims.

Woman sues after kids taken, phone call denied after arrest

FRANKLIN (AP) — An Alabama woman sued several Tennessee agencies, saying her civil rights were violated when she was arrested in 2016 and lost her children and job.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks close lower, snapping Dow's 10-day winning streak

Losses in health care and consumer-focused companies pulled U.S. stocks broadly lower Tuesday, snapping a 10-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.

Wisconsin wouldn't break even on Foxconn incentives for 25 years

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It would take at least 25 years for Wisconsin taxpayers to break even on Gov. Scott Walker's incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state, according to a fiscal analysis released Tuesday.

Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is launching streaming services for both its movies and live sports, shaking up how it interacts with viewers as it navigates a changing media landscape.

ESPN, facing headwinds, might still reverse its slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger acknowledged that ESPN, long a major profit center for Disney, was shedding subscribers. On Tuesday, Disney announced a plan intended to start bolstering ESPN's fortunes.

After backlash, fewer are being bumped from US flights

DALLAS (AP) — Following widespread outrage over a passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. airlines are bumping customers at the lowest rate in at least two decades.

US job openings surged in June to record high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record number of open jobs in June, a sign that the solid hiring of recent months will likely continue.

'Lives at risk' if no sleep tests for train, truck drivers

U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Government report: US already feeling effects of climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades.

Trump appeals to loyalists as support slips, agenda stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to combat new weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters after months of White House backbiting and legislative failures.

AP EXPLAINS: Daunting budget deadlines loom for government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial markets and cause a partial government shutdown.


MONDAY, AUGUST 7
NASHVILLE AREA

'New normal': Nashville mayor back at work after son's death

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says she's facing a new normal as she resumes her duties about a week after her 22-year-old son died of an apparent drug overdose.

MIDSTATE

Austin Peay's new board dismisses gender discrimination claim

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Austin Peay University's new board of trustees has dismissed a complaint of gender discrimination in hiring.

Tennessee deputy given national award after helping child

FRANKLIN (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been given a national award after he was credited with saving the life of a child who was choking at school.

COURTS

With Swift in court, jury selection begins in groping case

DENVER (AP) — With Taylor Swift looking on, potential jurors in her lawsuit against an ex-Denver radio host were asked Monday whether they had ever been inappropriately touched or wrongly accused of groping someone — the issues at the center of the case.

STATEWIDE

Democrat Craig Fitzhugh joins race for Tennessee governor

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat Craig Fitzhugh is joining the race for Tennessee governor.

SPORTS

Gase: Cutler didn't delay retirement to stand on sideline

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler won't play in the team's exhibition opener Thursday, but look for him to be starting soon enough.

Titans add RB Brandon Radcliff, waive injured LB Victor Ochi

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added running back Brandon Radcliff and have waived injured linebacker Victor Ochi.

HEALTH CARE

Trump's role shifts to caretaker as health repeal stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump's administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which he still promises to repeal and replace.

McConnell says he would consider continuing insurer payments

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'd consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Tesla raising cash in push to get Model 3 to masses

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla is raising $1.5 billion as it ramps up production of the Model 3 sedan, its first mass market electric car.

UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Tech firms drive US stock indexes to new highs

Gains in technology companies helped lift U.S. stock index higher Monday, nudging the market once again into record territory.

FedEx tracking system sputters, spurring customer complaints

FedEx customers are complaining that the company's system for tracking packages has been crashing.

MSNBC surges as home for Trump opponents

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first month since CNN's Larry King owned cable news in October 2001, the most popular personality in prime-time doesn't work for Fox News Channel. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is the new champ.

Another milestone for stocks: Most boring market in decades

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's run to a record for the stock market has been one of the calmest in decades. Just don't get too comfortable.

Judge: IBM owes Indiana $78M for failed welfare automation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IBM Corp. owes Indiana $78 million in damages stemming from the company's failed effort to automate much of the state's welfare services, a judge has ruled in a long-running dispute.

Google VP denounces employee memo's views on female workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Google's new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from a male employee who suggested women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Interior scraps Obama-era rule on coal royalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday scrapped an Obama-era rule on coal royalties that mining companies had criticized as burdensome and costly.

Trump: My base is stronger than ever, despite 2020 rumblings

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is insisting his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't receive laudatory calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's universe, the past week was distinguished by two phone calls that happened and two that didn't.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
NASHVILLE AREA

Feds take no action after reviewing police shooting

NASHVILLE (AP) — Federal officials say they agree with a decision not to prosecute a white Tennessee police officer who fatally shot a black man after a traffic stop and have concluded no further action is warranted.

ICE arrests non-criminals in Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis

MEMPHIS (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 83 people in New Orleans and two Tennessee cities.

PREDATORS

Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has retired in what he calls the hardest decision he's had to make, leaving the defending Stanley Cup finalists in need of a new captain.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Taylor Swift, ex-radio host head to court over groping claim

DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift and her support team didn't call police after she said she had been groped by a Denver radio host during a photo session before a concert.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening Lynn exhibit

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening an exhibit on the life and career of Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn in Nashville.

STATEWIDE

With less than 1 year before primary, Corker mum on future

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Bob Corker says he's not ready to say when he will decide about seeking a third term representing Tennessee in the U.S. Senate.

Tennessee wineries, farms hosting solar eclipse watchers

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's farms and wineries are getting ready to host visitors hoping to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse in August.

2 Republicans start bids for seat US Rep. Duncan will leave

NASHVILLE (AP) — Two elected officials in Tennessee have launched Republican bids to replace longtime U.S. Rep. John Duncan, who announced this week he wouldn't seek re-election.

COURTS

Acting US attorney in Nashville to leave in September

NASHVILLE (AP) — The acting U.S. attorney in Nashville says he will leave the U.S. Department of Justice in early September.

US court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad.

'Pharma Bro' is convicted as lawyer acknowledges image issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds.

McLeary, North appointed to Trial Court Vacancy Commission

Lt. Governor Randy McNally today announced the appointment of Howard Donald “Don” McLeary and Harold L. "Hal" North, Jr. to the Trial Court Vacancy Commission.

Applications being accepted for 2 judicial openings

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee commission is accepting applications for two state judicial openings.

HEALTH CARE

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that.

Pence: Repealing health care law 'ain't over by a long shot'

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that efforts to repeal and replace former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health care law "ain't over by a long shot."

AUTO INDUSTRY

VW executive pleads guilty in emissions scandal

DETROIT (AP) — A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.

Workers at Mississippi Nissan plant casting ballots on union

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether they want the United Auto Workers union to bargain for them.

Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.

How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Another strong month of hiring sends stock indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and other stocks climbed Friday after the government reported more gains in hiring last month, the latest signal that the economy is continuing to hum along. The modest gains wrapped up another quiet week for the stock market.

Jobless rate raises question: How much better can it get?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

Blue Apron to shutdown facility, 470 may lose jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Apron is closing a facility in New Jersey that puts together and ships out its ready-to-cook meal kits, and says that about 470 workers may lose their jobs if they don't chose to transfer to another facility in the state.

Do trade deficits make the US a global weakling? Not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the United States the 98-pound weakling of global trade?

Solid hiring in July cuts unemployment rate to 4.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.

US trade deficit narrowed to $43.6 billion in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in June as exports hit the highest level in 2½ years.

With 401(k) accounts booming, what should investors do?

NEW YORK (AP) — Did you notice that your toe doesn't hurt because you didn't stub it today?

Fannie Mae posts $3.2B profit in 2Q; to pay $3.1B dividend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae reported net income of $3.2 billion from April through June, up from a year earlier as the mortgage giant marked gains on its investments.

US services firms register slowest growth in nearly a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms grew last month at the slowest pace since August 2016, a performance consistent with only modest economic growth.

US factory orders rose in June as demand for aircraft soared

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders at U.S. factories increased in June as demand surged for aircraft.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Senators move to protect special counsel in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations.

COURTS
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