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Brazilian STEM program brings students to PSU

The U.S. isn’t the only nation in the world that is trying to encourage students to consider the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of study. A number of university students from Brazil are currently studying at Pittsburg State University as part of a Brazilian government program designed to produce more graduates in high-demand fields.

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State of the Union address: ‘America does not stand still’

WASHINGTON — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions that included increasing the minimum wage for some federal contract workers and making it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.

“America does not stand […]

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Job seekers turn out in droves for Joplin fair

Ciera Karr was on a quest Tuesday. “I want to find a job and find one that will last,” said the 52-year-old Duenweg resident who has been unemployed since Christmas. She was among more than 2,000 Four-State Area residents who came through the doors of the Joplin Holiday Inn Convention Center to pick up applications and shake hands with prospective employers at Job Fest 2014.

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State of the Union: Obama to challenge Congress

WASHINGTON — Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he’s raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties and the balance of power in Congress.
Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress and millions more watching at home will be wrapped in a unifying theme: The federal government can play a key role in […]