Data: better payoff for public college career program grads
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Data: better payoff for public college career program grads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Graduates of career training programs at public colleges tend to land better paying jobs than those who attended for-profit schools, according to government data released Thursday, November 17, 2017. The Education Department data show average earnings of those with certificates from public schools were nearly $9,000 higher than those with for-profit certificate … Continue reading

Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm
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Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Facebook has bought a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, a move that will help the social media giant boost its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition technology. Details of the deal weren’t revealed by Menlo Park, California-based Facebook or FacioMetrics, the Carnegie Mellon spinoff. Facebook says FacioMetrics’s software can … Continue reading

For global economy, Trump victory intensifies uncertainties
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For global economy, Trump victory intensifies uncertainties

Donald Trump’s promise to put America first helped propel him to the U.S. presidency. But he also unleashed uncertainty on the global economy by skewering trading partners and offering few specifics that might calm allies or businesses. Financial markets reacted quickly and negatively to the unknowns of a Trump stewardship of the world’s largest economy. … Continue reading

Trump win raises questions about US pledge in climate deal
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Trump win raises questions about US pledge in climate deal

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a “hoax” alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists and raised questions Wednesday, November 9, 2016, about whether America, once again, would pull out of an international climate deal. Several scientists warned that Earth will likely reach dangerous levels of warming if … Continue reading

Pipeline company could face fines; protesters pepper-sprayed
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Pipeline company could face fines; protesters pepper-sprayed

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting dozens with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer. The confrontation came hours after North Dakota regulators criticized the pipeline company for not … Continue reading

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CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday, October 27, 2016, from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a dispute over Native American rights and the project’s environmental impact that has simmered for months. In … Continue reading

Many Hurricane Matthew victims don’t have flood insurance
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Many Hurricane Matthew victims don’t have flood insurance

POOLER, Ga. (AP) — Waist-deep floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew coursed down the street and seeped under Lori Galemore’s doors, swamping the carpets and furniture as she and her three sons retreated upstairs, where they stayed until firefighters arrived by boat. Galemore and her neighbors in Pooler, a community about 35 miles inland from the evacuated … Continue reading

Obama takes issue with Trump and his supporters in Congress
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Obama takes issue with Trump and his supporters in Congress

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Exposing the nation’s sharp political divisions as Election Day nears, supporters of Republican Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, as he urged North Carolina Democrats to take advantage of early voting and cast their presidential ballots for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Obama also delivered a sharp … Continue reading