Military veterans research employment opportunities at the Hiring Our Heroes jobs fair for veterans at the University of Chicago on July 30, 2014 in Chicago, Ill.
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Business Latest: Jobs report

 

DEMS NEED JOBS REPORT TO BE OUTLIER: Democrats and the White House got a relatively weak jobs number on Friday as the Labor Department reported a gain of just 142,000, well off the three-month trend of 236,000. But there is reason to believe the figure will get revised higher. Read more

WHERE THE JOBS ARE: The shipping industry needs more officers and engineers. With global trade on the rise, and many officers nearing retirement age, the International Maritime Organization says there could be a shortfall of 27,000 to 46,000 officers in the near future.  Read more

GLOBAL DROUGHT: GET USED TO IT: It’s not a matter of whether the world will experience record breaking droughts in the years ahead. It’s nearly a given it will. The question, say analysts, is really about how leaders in government and business plan for a lack of water that could create chaos over food supplies and safe drinking water. Read more

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