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Jobs and Wages: The latest economic trends in Kentucky

October 9, 2016 superuser 0

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By John Gregory | KET In the aggregate, data show that the American economy has made significant strides in recovering from the depths of the Great Recession. Kentucky as a whole has shared in those gains, but whether specific individuals have benefited largely depends on where they live in the commonwealth and the type of […]

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Monday Business Briefing: Lawyer plans to revive historic Shelby Park building; Blaze Pizza opens today; jobs report pushes stocks lower; and more

October 9, 2016 superuser 0

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Welcome to the Oct. 10 Monday Business Briefing, your private business intelligence digest from Insider Louisville. Local lawyer plans to revive historic Shelby Park building Attorney Robert Johnston wants to “breathe some new life” into the former Keswick Democratic Club building. The 5,305-square-foot, three-story building was constructed in 1955 at 1125 Logan St. in the Shelby Park neighborhood. For many […]

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Why buy local, Louisville?

October 9, 2016 superuser 0

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Buying local is a virtue in our global economy. We can glean this from the company “Buy Local” bumper stickers keep. They’re often only inches away from their environmentally friendly and humanitarian brethren urging us all to coexist, to recycle, and to think green. Is it an environmental issue? An economic one? Social? The answer […]

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GE Appliances combats skills shortage by inviting students on virtual field trip

October 9, 2016 superuser 0

Students at Virginia P. Carrithers Middle School took a virtual field trip to GE Appliances Friday afternoon. | Photo by Boris Ladwig.

About 4,500 Louisville-area middle and high school students took a virtual field trip of the GE Appliances campus and learned about high-tech manufacturing work such as robotics, 3D printing and sound engineering. For GE Appliances, the virtual tour offered an opportunity to introduce lots of students to careers in modern manufacturing. For Mayor Greg Fischer, a […]

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WLKY: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion to be finished a year early

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

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A new addition to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will be completed earlier than first announced, University of Louisville officials announced Wednesday. Because the sale of seats has gone so well, the scheduled completion date has been changed. Instead of opening for the 2019 season, it will open in 2018. “As of today, we have completely […]

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How protests in China resulted in price drop for Yum Brands’ stock

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

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After missing its earnings projections, shares of Yum Brands dropped more than 3 percent overnight, to $86.95, while the markets remained relatively stable. When discussing why Yum Brands didn’t perform as well as expected Thursday morning with analysts, Yum Brands executives pointed the finger to July protests in China. The protests started after a tribunal in The […]

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Gallery: Mayor Fischer welcomes Rabbit Hole Distilling to NuLu

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

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NuLu is typically abuzz with people walking to and from lunch, business meetings and gallery hopping, but on Thursday afternoon, there was more traffic than usual. The parking lot next to the Green Building was packed with city officials, bourbon enthusiasts and media eager to welcome Rabbit Hole Distilling to the neighborhood. Rabbit Hole founder […]

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Google-born International Leadership Workshop comes to Louisville

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

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Put the words “zen” and “business” together in the same sentence and you’re likely to raise a few eyebrows. Yet, a leadership workshop developed and tested at Google has been gaining in popularity by combining exactly those two things – business and zen. Next month, the Leadership Louisville Center will host a program called “Search […]

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