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Monroe County had the state's lowest unemployment rate, at 2.6 percent, but St. Johns County's is 3 percent is the second lowest in Florida . The U.S. "Unemployment continues to drop, private sector jobs are on the rise and Florida families are flourishing". The area continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,898 openings in April.
  • After Special Counsel Named, Trump Reacts: 'Greatest Witch Hunt' In Political History

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    The contract on online political stock market PredictIt, titled, "Will Donald Trump be impeached in 2017?" saw volumes of more than 100,000 contracts in 24 hours after reports of Comey's memo came out. Another Republican congressman, Carlos Curbelo, said if any wrongdoing was uncovered, "Those people should be held accountable". "Based on the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of ...
  • Stricter cigarette packaging rules come into force in UK

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    From today, all tobacco products sold in Wales will come in plain packaging, as new laws controlling the look and size of packs are fully enforced. The directive extends to e-cigarettes, restricting tank sizes to no more than 2ml and the nicotine strength of liquids to no more than 20mg/ml, and there must be a 30% health warning on the front and back reading: "This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance".
  • Macron faces stronger Merkel after state election

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    The SPD's national leader and its candidate for chancellor in the September election, Martin Schulz, was equally gloomy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives defeated the ruling Social Democrats (SPD) in a key state election on Sunday, exit polls showed, boosting their hopes of retaining power in September's national vote.
  • Gold holds gains as U.S. political worries hit dollar

    Gold holds gains as U.S. political worries hit dollar

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    The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was flat at 97.604, not far from a six-month trough of 99.333 reached the previous day. Revelations this week that President Trump asked the ex-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn's possible ties with Russian Federation were the most serious threat yet to Trump's presidency.
  • USA summons Turkish ambassador over violent confrontation

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    Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham did not confirm that description during a press conference the following day, saying that his department was "in the preliminary stages" of its investigation. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism . "We just celebrated our President".
  • More than 100 tons of hot dogs recalled over possible metal contamination

    More than 100 tons of hot dogs recalled over possible metal contamination

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    The exact product being recalled is Nathan's All Beef Skinless Franks in the 14-ounce package. All of the recalled hotdogs were produced on January 26 and have the establishment number "EST". The recall includes Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks . There have been no reports of injury or reaction after eating the product. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
  • White House-issued map of Israel draws Tel Aviv's anger

    White House-issued map of Israel draws Tel Aviv's anger

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    It is also tactically smart given Trump's goal of restarting peace talks, since going to Israel on his first foray overseas will make Israelis feel as if Trump has their back before he starts to ask for concessions, and it will also put subtle pressure on Prime Minister Netanyahu that makes it harder for him to say no to Trump's demands as easily as he did to Obama.
  • Hot Stock Alert: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

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  • OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

    OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

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    Jonathan Hillman, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told me that China may be seriously over-extending itself - it may be financing transportation projects with no economic viability. He commended the frequent visits by leaders from both sides and close exchanges between officials at all levels, saying China is willing to work with Italy to further advance bilateral ties.