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Walmart to Close 269 Stores, Nearly 30 in Texas

Wal-Mart has announced plans to close 269 stores across the U.S. and globally.  According to a press release, officials with Wal-Mart indicated that after assessing their portfolio for 2015, there was a need for these closures to ensure Wal-Mart remains a healthy business.   

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WalletHub Rates the Best and Worst Cities in Texas for Finding a Job

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WalletHub analyzed data for 122 cities across the Lone Star State to come up with the Best and Worst Cities in Texas for finding a job.  This survey included Tyler, Longview, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Marshall. 

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Nacogdoches Chamber Names Interim President

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has named an Interim President/CEO replacing Bruce Partain who accepted the President/CEO position at the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce in Colorado. 

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Best and Worst States for Teachers Ranked

 

Being a teacher is a labor of love. It seems that with every passing year, state legislatures and our federal government are asking our teachers to do more with much less.   

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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.

The Labor Department says weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000...

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months

Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.

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Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.

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