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Wanted: A world where virtual assistants help (without being asked)

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Wanted: A world where virtual assistants help (without being asked)

- Instead of fearing that artificial intelligence (A.I.) will replace us, we should be excited about how A.I. will help us. In a perfect future, our A.I. virtual assistant will know what we're doing, where we're going and — most importantly — what we're saying. They'll know lots of other things, too. And when they sense we need help, they'll whisper suggestions, ideas or facts into our ears, essentially giving us real-time knowledge as we go about our day
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Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

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Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

- Austin has one of the tightest labor markets in the country, and some parts of the metro area’s economy appear to be bumping up against the hiring ceiling. While regional employers continue to expand payrolls, especially in industries tied to population growth, some key sectors of the economy have started to see job-creation rates decelerate in the past 18 months. July did little to alleviate the pressure
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Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July

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Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July

- Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks about the life of Southport Police Department's Lt. Aaron Allan, who died in the line of duty last week, during a service at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. INDIANAPOLIS — The state says Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July and is below the national rate of 4.3 percent last month
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Finding work, then falling to bullets in Baltimore: 'He was part of the generation of the streets, but he was trying'

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Finding work, then falling to bullets in Baltimore: 'He was part of the generation of the streets, but he was trying'

- After getting the call he’d long feared, then driving to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and determining with homicide detectives that their John Doe was his namesake, Darryl Owens Sr. was given his dead son’s cellphone, and began looking through it for answers. The emails “were all job-related, or jobs responding, or him searching for jobs,” Owens said. In text after text, Darryl Owens Jr
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Oklahoma unemployment rate edges up to 4.4 percent in July

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Oklahoma unemployment rate edges up to 4.4 percent in July

- OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent in July, slightly higher than the 4.3 percent of each of the previous four months. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the sharpest decline was in the manufacturing industry, which lost 1,400 jobs. The commission says an increase in total employment of 242 was offset by an overall decline of 5,445 in the number of jobless, while the number in the total labor force fell by 5,200
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Iowa's July unemployment rate remains 3.2 percent

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Iowa's July unemployment rate remains 3.2 percent

- Iowa's July unemployment rate remains 3.2 percent Iowa's July unemployment rate remains 3.2 percent DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in July. The state's Workforce Development agency reported Friday the rate remained steady amid a drop in the number of Iowa residents with jobs and an unemployment increase to 54,400 in July. The agency noted increases in manufacturing jobs as well as in hospitality and trade and transportation
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Alaska unemployment rate up slightly in July

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Alaska unemployment rate up slightly in July

- The unemployment rate was 7 percent in July, according to a Friday press release, up two-tenths of a percent from the previous month and well above the national rate of 4.3 percent. According to the department, employment was down an estimated 7,500 jobs from July 2016. Preliminary estimates show job losses spread across most industries, but the press release notes that the "deepest" losses remain concentrated in industries closely tied to oil and gas
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Sewer worker no longer employed by city after Utah theft charges

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Sewer worker no longer employed by city after Utah theft charges

- WATERLOO -- A city worker who stole from his previous employer is no longer working for the city of Waterloo. City officials confirmed Michael Ryan Broadhead, who was hired effective May 1 to serve as Waterloo's collection system superintendent, is not currently on the city's payroll. Mayor Quentin Hart said he could not discuss the reasons or circumstances behind Broadhead's departure due to public employment laws
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Which SIC football coach has the most career wins? (Hint: He has more than 200)

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Which SIC football coach has the most career wins? (Hint: He has more than 200)

- Entering his 31st year as a head high school football coach in Idaho, Middleton’s Bill Brock has seen a lot, including a celebration for a milestone he never dreamed of reaching. Brock won his 200th career game last fall with a 42-0 win in Week 4 against Caldwell. Middleton fans held a “200” sign up during the game, and players celebrated Brock’s milestone by dumping the water bucket atop their coach’s head
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After 21-year military career, Puyallup resident turns to fashion

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After 21-year military career, Puyallup resident turns to fashion

- In the U.S. Air Force, Victoria DeLango was used to taking orders from higher-ups. She was also used to wearing a uniform. “I never used to have to think about what to wear,” said DeLango, 47. DeLango worked as an air transportation manager for more than 21 years, most recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. She was deployed to Iraq from 2014 to 2015
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UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

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UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

- (CNN) — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training
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Six Mississippi healthcare professionals arrested on drug charge - | WBTV Charlotte

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Six Mississippi healthcare professionals arrested on drug charge - | WBTV Charlotte

- MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - State and federal drug enforcement agents have arrested six Mississippi healthcare professionals, including a doctor and his medical assistant, on felony drug charges, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. According to MBN Director John Dowdy, the arrests stem from separate drug investigations conducted jointly by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Dowdy said those arrested were: Dr
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Oregon jobless rate at 3.8 percent, labor force shows steady growth

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Oregon jobless rate at 3.8 percent, labor force shows steady growth

- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon enjoyed another month of job growth, with strong hiring reported in several major industries. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate for July was 3.8 percent, slightly higher than Oregon's record-low. At this time last year, the rate was 5.1 percent. Another unemployment measure, known as U-6, was at 7.6 percent in July — down from 10
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UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

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UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

- New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company's 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. During the virtual reality tests, new trainees will experience trips around city environments
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Oregon job growth continued in July as labor market tightens

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Oregon job growth continued in July as labor market tightens

- Oregon added 5,900 jobs in July, according to data out Tuesday from the Oregon Employment Department. That's slower growth than the prior month but remains ahead of the pace Oregon set early in the year. The state's unemployment rate climbed slightly, to 3.8 percent, but remained close to the record low mark of 3.6 percent Oregon set in May. The state's jobless rate was 5
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FSD1 teachers attend professional practices conference before classes resume

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FSD1 teachers attend professional practices conference before classes resume

- FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Florence School District One hosted its annual professional practices conference to help prepare teachers and staff for the upcoming school year. It is the second year more than 1,500 people converged on the campus of South Florence High School and the first time Florence One invited Florence School District Two to join the conference. “However we can help everybody, we will, and being the biggest district we have a few more resources available and that to me is bridging the gaps and working together and make it beneficial for the one in the seat in the classroom," said Bryan Chapman, a FSD1 board member
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Girls get motivation to succeed in science careers before returning to school

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Girls get motivation to succeed in science careers before returning to school

- A group of girls in north Omaha gets motivated by local doctors to do well in school right before they return to class. OMAHA, Neb. — A group of girls in north Omaha gets motivated to do well in school right before they return to class. Thirty young women with Girl's Inc. learned about science and medicine, and the different careers they could pursue, Monday morning
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  • Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth
    Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

    , mystatesman.com

    Austin has one of the tightest labor markets in the country, and some parts of the metro area’s economy appear to be bumping up against the hiring ceiling. While regional employers continue to expand payrolls, especially in industries tied to population growth, some key sectors of the economy have started to see job-creation rates decelerate in the past 18 months. July did little to alleviate the pressure
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  • Alaska unemployment rate up slightly in July
    Alaska unemployment rate up slightly in July

    , adn.com

    The unemployment rate was 7 percent in July, according to a Friday press release, up two-tenths of a percent from the previous month and well above the national rate of 4.3 percent. According to the department, employment was down an estimated 7,500 jobs from July 2016. Preliminary estimates show job losses spread across most industries, but the press release notes that the "deepest" losses remain concentrated in industries closely tied to oil and gas
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  • Six Mississippi healthcare professionals arrested on drug charges
    Six Mississippi healthcare professionals arrested on drug charges

    , wmbfnews.com

    MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - State and federal drug enforcement agents have arrested six Mississippi healthcare professionals, including a doctor and his medical assistant, on felony drug charges, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. According to MBN Director John Dowdy, the arrests stem from separate drug investigations conducted jointly by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Dowdy said those arrested were: Dr
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  • Oklahoma unemployment rate edges up to 4.4 percent in July
    Oklahoma unemployment rate edges up to 4.4 percent in July

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent in July, slightly higher than the 4.3 percent of each of the previous four months. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the sharpest decline was in the manufacturing industry, which lost 1,400 jobs. The commission says an increase in total employment of 242 was offset by an overall decline of 5,445 in the number of jobless, while the number in the total labor force fell by 5,200
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  • Sewer worker no longer employed by city after Utah theft charges
    Sewer worker no longer employed by city after Utah theft charges

    , wcfcourier.com

    WATERLOO -- A city worker who stole from his previous employer is no longer working for the city of Waterloo. City officials confirmed Michael Ryan Broadhead, who was hired effective May 1 to serve as Waterloo's collection system superintendent, is not currently on the city's payroll. Mayor Quentin Hart said he could not discuss the reasons or circumstances behind Broadhead's departure due to public employment laws
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