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Texas to Pay $10,000 for Each Toyota Job

State Incentive Helps Land Car Maker’s North American Headquarters Toyota Motor Corp. 7203.TO -0.38% is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. The moves disclosed on Monday will be the most significant changes in […]

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Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class

Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class

Taking pride in learning to make and build things can begin in high school. Plenty of jobs await. In American high schools, it is becoming increasingly hard to defend the vanishing of shop class from the curriculum. The trend began in the 1970s, when it became conventional wisdom that a four-year college degree was essential. […]

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Slippery slope of tax breaks

A new bargaining chip…Instead of promising to add jobs, which was the traditional way that such incentives were rationalized in the past, it’s now, “Give us the money if you want to keep the jobs you already have.” Last year around this time, Mississippi announced that it would be giving Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama Tire […]

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