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Walmart is making checkout lanes obsolete and phase out cashiers

Walmart is making checkout lanes obsolete and phase out cashiers

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Walmart is rolling out a new technology in its stores that enables shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers. This works by shoppers downloading Walmart's "Scan & Go" app, then scan the barcodes of the items they wish to purchase. Once they are finished shopping, they click a button to pay for their goods and show their digital receipt to a store greeter on their way out the door, no need to wait in line for a cashier to cash you out. Amazon revealed plans in December to introduce a similar technology to its own brick-and-mortar grocery concept, called Amazon Go, which is still in the planning phases. But Walmart is leaping ahead of Amazon and already rolling it out to more than a dozen stores in Texas, Florida, South Dakota, Ar
Lockheed Martin Plays Major Role In Strengthening United States And Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Ties To Bolster Global Security

Lockheed Martin Plays Major Role In Strengthening United States And Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Ties To Bolster Global Security

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) took major steps to enhance global security and stimulate economic progress in the United States and the Middle East. KSA has expressed its intent to procure more than $28 billion worth of Lockheed Martin integrated air and missile defense, combat ship, tactical aircraft and rotary wing technologies and programs. "At Lockheed Martin, we are proud to be part of this historic announcement that will strengthen the relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," said Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson. "We are especially proud of how our broad portfolio of advanced global security products and technologies will
Amazon to Create More than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs at Three Additional New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

Amazon to Create More than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs at Three Additional New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

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Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The new sites in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs. Since Amazon launched operations in New Jersey in 2012, the company has grown its fulfillment workforce in the state to 13,000-plus full-time employees across seven existing facilities in Avenel, Carteret, Florence, Logan Township and Robbinsville. “Our ability to expand in New Jersey is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations. “We are excited to continue growing by creating an additional 2,500 full-time roles at new fulfillment centers across the state.” Amazon employ
Amazon to Create 5,000 New, Part-Time, Work-From-Home Jobs over the Next Year

Amazon to Create 5,000 New, Part-Time, Work-From-Home Jobs over the Next Year

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Now in its fifth year, Amazon’s innovative Virtual Customer Service program gives employees the flexibility to provide customer service support to Amazon customers while working from home. Virtual Customer Service jobs are part of Amazon’s plan to hire 30,000 part-time roles in the U.S. over the next year. Part-time employees working 20 hours a week or more receive benefits, including the company’s innovative Career Choice program that pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses in high-demand fields, regardless of relevancy to Amazon. Amazon today announced plans to create more than 5,000 new part-time roles over the next year in Virtual Customer Service, a program in the company’s award-winning customer service organization that offers employees the flexibility to work from home as a c
1.2 Billion Barrels of oil discovered in Alaska

1.2 Billion Barrels of oil discovered in Alaska

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Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. The massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices. The new discovery was made in just the past few days in Alaska's North Slope, which was previously viewed as an aging oil basin. Spanish oil giant Repsol (REPYY) and its privately-held U.S. partner Armstrong Energy announced the find on Thursday, predicting production could begin as soon as 2021 and lead to as much as 120,000 barrels of output per day. The oil resources lie in a well, called Horseshoe, that's 75% owned by Denver-based Armstrong. Repsol owns the rest of this well....
RadioShack files for bankruptcy again, closing 200 stores

RadioShack files for bankruptcy again, closing 200 stores

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Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for its second bankruptcy in two years and will close about 200 of its remaining 1,500 stores. The Fort Worth, Tex.-based company previously filed for bankruptcy in 2015, which resulted in about 2,400 store closings. Subsequently, General Wireless, a joint venture of hedge fund Standard General and Sprint, acquired the chain and ran 1,700 stores. In a Chapter 11 petition filed Wednesday in the U.S Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, General Wireless stated it planned to close 187 stores by March 13 and close about another 365 stores, or transfer their ownership to Sprint. The remaining 1,000 stores will remain open and the company will continue evaluating options on them during the bankruptcy process. Also open: RadioShack.com, which promoted a
Exxon to invest $20 billion on U.S. Gulf Coast refining projects

Exxon to invest $20 billion on U.S. Gulf Coast refining projects

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Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N), the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, said on Monday it would invest $20 billion through 2022 to expand its chemical and oil refining plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The investments at 11 sites should create 35,000 temporary construction jobs and 12,000 permanent jobs, Chief Executive Darren Woods said in a speech at CERAWeek, the world's largest gathering of energy executives. Some of the expansions began in 2013, but the scope of the project is now growing and the timeline extended, Exxon said. Woods ran Exxon's refining division before becoming CEO two months ago, and the new spending benefits a sector with which he has significant experience and comfort. Investments in the high-margin projects should help ease concerns from Wall Street that...
Hhgregg Closing Stores 1,500 jobs affected: Full List

Hhgregg Closing Stores 1,500 jobs affected: Full List

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Hhgregg announced Thursday it would close 40% of its stores and three distribution centers by mid-April. About 1,500 jobs are expected to be cut as a result, or 29% of the company's full-, and part-time work force. "We are strategically exiting markets and stores that are not financially profitable for us," said Robert J. Riesbeck, hhgregg president and CEO. "We have determined that the economics of the affected locations will not allow us to achieve our overall goal of becoming a profitable company again." That will leave 132 profitable hhgregg stores in operation after the closures are completed. Previously, the company said it would "explore strategic alternatives," fanning bankruptcy rumors. Meanwhile, the New York Stock Exchange has begun the delisting process for shares of hhgreg...

Hearing loss can be found among teens, young adults

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Rachel Horn of Bowling Green knows that sometimes she has had the sound too loud from her listening device through her ear buds, especially in the past six years. "I probably was listening to music a solid four hours a day, five days a week, which is a lot," the 26-year-old woman said. "Whenever I'm studying I listen to music several hours a day. I probably have hearing loss from it." Horn has tinnitus, which is ringing in the ears. "It's a sign of hearing loss and damage to the inner ear. Ringing in the ears is one of the early signs of hearing loss, especially in young people," she said. "That's kind of the main sign I've made my judgment off of. I haven't formally been tested." Horn's case isn't unusual, said Dr. Hugh Sims, an ear, nose and throat doctor with Med Center Heal...
Trump Signs Measure Scrapping Dodd-Frank Rule on Energy & Mining Groups

Trump Signs Measure Scrapping Dodd-Frank Rule on Energy & Mining Groups

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accelerated his ambitious bid to roll back financial regulation Tuesday, signing into law a measure killing a Securities and Exchange Commission rule aimed at weeding out corruption in the energy industry. The rule in question is a requirement of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, and was completed in the final months of former President Barack Obama’s administration. It requires energy companies to disclose publicly their payments to governments for the rights to extract oil, gas and minerals. Tuesday’s move is a significant victory for industry groups like the American Petroleum Institute, which have fought the SEC rule for years, arguing it makes it harder for U.S. to compete against oil companies from other countries that aren’t subject to