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4/28/2017

Employers looking for quality talent should borrow a page from the NFL's scouting tactics, Ryan Gilliam writes. Gilliam offers three ways companies can better vet and recruit candidates, including adopting a team-based hiring approach that includes a range of people outside of HR.

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4/28/2017

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that men and women can be paid differently for the same work based on salary history, overturning a lower court's decision. Advocacy groups are calling the move a major setback for equal pay.

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The Associated Press
4/28/2017

AARP has launched an online job board for professionals over the age of 50. The board "could be a really valuable tool for older job seekers and those looking to add workers with years, if not decades of experience," writes Rick Bell.

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4/28/2017

A simple scorecard can help you decide between two jobs based on factors such as salary, schedule and workload, writes Allison Rimm. With the scorecard, job seekers weigh the importance of such factors and multiply the importance weight by the score for each job before arriving at a total.

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4/28/2017

The US Senate has confirmed R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary, in a 60-38 vote. Acosta is a former member of the National Labor Relations Board who has also served as a US attorney in the Southern District of Florida and as dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami.

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Reuters
4/28/2017

The US economy experienced a 0.7% growth during the first quarter, the slowest quarter growth in three years. Consumer spending also rose 0.3%, its worst growth since 2009.

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4/28/2017

The Senate late Thursday filled the last department-level seat on President Donald Trump's Cabinet with the confirmation of R. Alexander Acosta as secretary of labor. Meanwhile, Robert Lighthizer awaits full Senate confirmation for US trade representative, a post often considered Cabinet-level.

4/28/2017

During an interview Thursday, President Donald Trump said he believed the tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear and missile programs could lead to a "major, major conflict." Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the UN of "catastrophic" consequences should the world body fail to take action.

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4/28/2017

In a public statement, the White House argued that sanctuary cities are violating the law because those cities prohibit officials from providing information to federal immigration authorities. However, there is no legal definition for "sanctuary" cities.

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4/28/2017

The tradition of foreign dignitaries giving a gift to the president is a long-standing one, but sometimes those gifts are not so traditional. President Barack Obama was given crocodile insurance, while President George H.W. Bush was given a Komodo dragon.