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An automotive company in far western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs in a $26 million investment. 

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Toyota is beginning to move hundreds of jobs out of its northern Kentucky headquarters as part of a nationwide consolidation.

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The U.S. jobless rate was 4.6% in November. Kentucky’s unemployment rate was 4.8% last month, down from 5.1% in October. 

Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom has named a senior vice president at its global headquarters in Bowling Green as the company’s new chairman and CEO.

Unemployment dropped by 0.3 percentage points, to 4.6 percent, last month — the lowest rate since 2007 — according to the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

President-elect Donald Trump delivered a campaign-style speech at what was billed as the first stop in a thank-you tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, tonight, in which he pledged to unite America while at the same time recounting old grievances against the news media, and his political opponents.

Trump also used the occasion to announce he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, calling him "the closest thing we have to Gen. George Patton of our time."

The Obama administration is challenging a federal judge's decision last month to block the implementation of a new rule that would have made 4 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.

The Department of Labor and its co-defendants filed a notice of appeal at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday, the same day that the rule was set to take effect before the temporary injunction was issued.

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An aluminum trailer manufacturer is locating to Dawson Springs, creating 50 full-time jobs. Wink Equipment is investing $1.55 million the deal, including building a 69,000 square foot facility. 

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Kentucky’s jobless rate continues a steady decline below the national average according to the latest report from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training

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Murray State University is not reversing recent human resource changes as the court-blocked FLSA deadline nears. FLSA, or the Fair Labor Standards Act, was set to begin December 1, but a federal judge blocked the rule last week

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