Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Briefing

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hoping to get American military veterans and their spouses from the First Coast area some extra help at getting a job when the organization hosts a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair Tuesday in downtown Jacksonville.

More than 50 employers will be at the jobs fair for veterans and spouses that will run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coast Line Drive.

The hiring fair is designed to connect military veterans and spouses with companies from across the country and here in Florida.

The U.S. Chamber has hosted about 150 hiring fairs nationwide and has helped 9,000 military veterans and spouses find jobs.

The Times-Union


Weaker data from China and India on Friday may signal a further softening of the global recovery, undermining hopes the dynamic emerging economies of Asia can help prop up growth.

China reported its industrial production rose 9.3 percent from a year earlier in April, below expectations and down from nearly 12 percent in March.

Investment and retail sales also slowed, though easing inflation offers leeway for fresh moves to boost growth.

India's industrial output fell 3.5 percent in March from a year earlier on weak manufacturing and investment. …

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