Tag: investment

Walmart Associates Earn $24 Million In Cash Bonuses

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX, (September 21, 2016) – As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for associates and customers, the company recently awarded $24 million in second quarter cash bonuses to 103,500 hourly associates in Texas. The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May through July of this year, are part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores have met their performance and customer service goals. Eligible associates can earn these bonuses four times a year.   More than 932,000 hourly associates received a second quarter bonus,...

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New For-profit Medical Schools Springing Up Across US

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care more accessible. But critics of the new schools question whether companies can properly train the nation’s next crop of doctors. “On face value, it looks like a pretty good deal” because for-profit schools promise to bring benefits without relying on taxpayer dollars, said Dr. Ted Epperly, who runs...

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Study: Sanders’ economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they’d also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling on so much debt they would damage the economy. That sobering assessment comes from a joint analysis released Monday by the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Urban Institute Health Policy Center, well-known Washington think tanks. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders would raise taxes by more than $15 trillion over 10 years, with most of that paid by upper-income earners. But that wouldn’t be enough to...

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Federal and State Legislators Discuss Border Security Myths

Federal and state legislators met in Mission this afternoon in a media briefing that was aimed, in part, at dispelling myths about border security. U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar along with state Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa and Representative Oscar Longoria, say that rhetoric about violent crime and insecurity is affecting investment in south Texas. Cuellar proposed a plan for border security that included adding 200 border patrol agents aided by a virtual wall build on surveillance technology. “When people run for federal office or state office, they always attack the border. It’s the easiest thing to demonize, which has a...

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$52 Million to be Invested in Pharr providing a positive economic impact

$52 million is being invested in the city of Pharr. Three companies are moving into town which officials say will provide more than 100 job opportunities for Pharr residents with an economic impact of more than $170 million. “These will be cold store facilities that will support the international trade when it comes to fruits and vegetables.” A press conference making the announcement will take place tomorrow at the Pharr economic development building located at 1215 south Cage Boulevard at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome to...

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