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John Williams Jr., a managing director - investments with the Paducah branch of Wells Fargo Advisors, has earned the designation of certified private wealth advisor professional as authorized by the Investments and Wealth Institute. The certification identifies those individuals who have met…

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JACKSON, Ohio -- The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county.

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WASHINGTON -- Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate -- all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China.

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NEW YORK -- The first two new Toys R Us stores -- one in Texas, the other in New Jersey -- will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S.

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From July 10 to Wednesday, July 17 the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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NEW YORK -- Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere.

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From July 3 to Wednesday, July 10, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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WASHINGTON -- Gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would boost pay for as many as 27 million workers, but it could also cost as many as 1.3 million jobs by 2025, according to a report released Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Jennifer Scism has been named principal of Lone Oak Elementary School. Scism began her teaching career in Sikeston Public Schools in 2009 as an art teacher. She came to McCracken County Schools in 2014 and was an art teacher at Reidland Elementary and Reidland Middle schools. She has spent t…

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WASHINGTON -- Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs.

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FRANKFURT, Germany -- Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938.

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NEW YORK -- Forecasts of slower economic growth during the second half of the year have many small business owners turning more cautious. While economists' predictions aren't dire, owners who remember the lessons of the Great Recession are nonetheless becoming even more careful about increas…

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Trump administration's Market Facilitation Program is meant to compensate farmers for income they've lost due to the U.S. trade war with China. Data provided to The Associated Press from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Freedom of Information Act gives some ins…

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U.S. Border Patrol agents are under fire for posting offensive messages in a "secret" Facebook group that included sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dismissive references to the deaths of migrants in U.S. custody. The existence of that group was reported Mo…

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MINNEAPOLIS -- When President Donald Trump's administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, record…

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral, handing a victory to California fashion brand FUCT.

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Paxton Media Group announced that Jamie Paxton has been named vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 30. He succeeds Richard Paxton who announced his intention to retire earlier this year. Jamie Paxton joined Paxton Media Group as controller of The Sun in 2007. He previou…

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From June 19 to Wednesday, June 26, the Kentucky Career Centers added the following job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs were (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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More than ever, when you or a loved one needs physical rehab, long-term care, or memory care, there are many options; and one size does not fit all. It can be overwhelming to sort through all the information to make this crucial decision. But these key steps can help ensure that you make the…

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For more than 20 years, Murray State University has been providing nationally recognized workforce development for technology businesses in our region and around the nation.

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Chris Beal has been promoted to senior credit analyst at Paducah Bank. Beal has been with Paducah Bank for eight years. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Transylvania University and a MBA from Murray State University.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, July 11, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Peel & Holland and the program is a Salute to Arts & Culture. RSVP by calling 443-1746 or info@paducahchamber.org.

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The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update federal overtime regulations. It is estimated that the proposed changes would make more than one million current employees newly eligible for overtime premium pay.

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In 2001, Toyota introduced a philosophy called Lean Manufacturing. This new philosophy identified key principles the company could follow to eliminate waste on the production lines and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

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Recently, the NFL conducted its annual draft. If you've ever watched it, you know there's much fanfare and excitement surrounding the announcement of who's chosen for which team. The room goes quiet and all eyes are on the commissioner as he reads the name of the next person selected for a h…

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NYKOPING, Sweden -- School's out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a whistle-stop vacation around northern Europe.

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NEW YORK -- Facebook is unveiling a digital currency called Libra as the company seeks to make its ads more valuable by enabling smoother transactions and payments online, particularly among those without credit cards or bank accounts.

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After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma a…

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Jennifer Stubblefield, a business education teacher at Calloway County High School, has been named the Certiport Educator of the Year. Certiport is a provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunitie…

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From June 12 to Wednesday, June 19, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press.

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Brent Buchanan has been named director of districtwide programs for McCracken County Schools. Buchanan began his teaching and coaching career at Lone Oak and Reidland middle schools in 1991. He taught math and coached basketball, football and golf. He left the education field to pursue a car…

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless netw…

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WASHINGTON -- The world's oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says.

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From June 5 to Wednesday, June 12, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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WASHINGTON -- Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail p…

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FRANKFURT, Germany -- The euro has gained ground as a global currency used for government reserves as U.S. economic sanctions deter some countries' use of the dollar, the European Central Bank said in a report Thursday.

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