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Jobless Claims in U.S. Hit Five-Year Low

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment insurance benefit claims were down from the previous year for the week ending July 13 – down some 48,000 claims. The numbers began to spark hope that the U.S. economy, or at least hiring numbers, were on the rise once again. This week, the Department of Labor is reporting that jobless …

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Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree For U.S. Fulfillment Centers, Creates 5,000 Jobs

Amazon announced on Monday that it is creating over 5,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. across its fulfillment network, and it is starting the hiring process now. According to the company, its median pay is 30% higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores. The jobs currently available are in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, Middletown, Delaware, Chattanooga, Tennessee, …

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Ashton Kutcher Talks About Missing His Opportunity To Meet Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher appeared on The Tonight Show, and talked about his role in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, and how he missed a chance to meet the man he would be playing in the film. Kutcher tells Jay Leno, “I had an opportunity to meet him about six months before he passed away, and I was working that day and …

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Ashton Kutcher (You Know, Steve Jobs) Reportedly Eyeing Lenovo Gig

Remember those “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” ads? Well, replace both John Hodgman and Justin Long with Ashton Kutcher and insert the new line “I’m here to sell you a PC, and also a movie about the guy who made Macs” and you’re on the right path. According to the NY Post, Kutcher is close to signing a …

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Trip Balls with the New ‘Jobs’ Movie Poster

The official poster for the Ashton Kutcher-helmed Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs, is here. And it’s colorful. Mighty colorful. “Some see what’s possible, others change what’s possible,” reads the tagline. Check it out: (image) Sure, the poster could be a nod to the color scheme of the early Apple logo. But I think it’s better to think of it as a …

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North Carolina Gives Up Federal Jobless Aid

In a move designed to repay their Federal debt faster, the state of North Carolina has cut benefits to 170,000 workers within the state. As a result, they have put themselves in a position of not being eligible to receive Federal jobless benefits for people who have been employed for longer than six months. North Carolina has the fifth worst …

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Unemployment Benefits: What the Newest Numbers Mean

According to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending June 22, 2013. The seasonally adjusted initial benefits claims was 346,000. Numbers of initial claims for the previous week was 355,000. Unemployment initial claims are near a five-year low, which was actually hit last month. …

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Jobs, Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Movie, Gets Its First Trailer

The picture formerly known as jOBS (currently known at Jobs) has just received its first official trailer. Before today, the only real look we’ve had at the new film came in the form of a 90-second clip that was released months ago shortly before the film premiered at Sundance. Now, there’s an official trailer. Hooray. Check it out: Jobs was …

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Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Biopic Gets August 16th Release Date

After originally being slated for an April 19th release and being delayed, the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, has finally received a new official release date. And you’ll be able to go see it on August 16th. Yes, that’s a four-month delay. Here’s the official word from Open Road Films: Open Road Films will …

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Pregnant T-Mobile Employee Forced to Use Vacation Time to Go to the Bathroom [UPDATED]

UPDATED with comment from T-Mobile’s Larry Myers below ORIGNAL ARTICLE: A former T-Mobile employee is speaking out about her terrible last few months working at a call center in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Kristi Rifkin, her ordeal started when she became pregnant with her second child and her pregnancy forced her to take a few extra breaks. As Rifkin tells …

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Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Biopic Release Delayed for Additional Marketing

You’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer to see Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Open Road Films has decided to push back the release of Jobs. The film, which was originally slated for an April 19th release, is being postponed so that it can benefit from additional marketing, according to the …

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Australian Miners Fired for Harlem Shake Video [REPORT]

According to one Australian mining outfit, doing the Harlem Shake on the job is a fireable offense. ABC News is reporting that at least 15 miners at the Agnew Gold mine in Western Australia were canned after posting their own version of the Harlem Shake to YouTube. The 15 fired miners include participants in the video as well as those …

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