- Manufacturing jobs are increasingly going to workers with college degrees, a new analysis found.
- The share of college grads in manufacturing has almost doubled since 1991.
- New jobs in manufacturing often call for advanced skills such as software management and programming.
Two years ago, Glassdoor ranked Facebook as the “best place to work” in the U.S., drawing in part on reviews posted on the job site by the social media company’s own employees. But continued turbulence at Facebook appears to have taken a toll — the internet giant has tumbled to No. 23 in the latest annual ranking.
Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco jumped 10% in its first moments on the stock market Wednesday in a dramatic debut that held until closing and pushed its value up to $1.88 trillion. That makes Aramco the largest listed company in the world, surpassing Apple.
Apple started selling its newest Mac Pro on Tuesday, a computer described by the tech giant as “extreme in every way.” That could include its kitted-out price tag: $52,599.
President Donald Trump’s claim during a White House gathering last week that Americans waste water by repeatedly flushing their low-flow toilets generated plenty of amusement online. But behind his comments, which noted that the Environmental Protection Agency may cut water regulations, is a genuine dollars-and-cents question: How much does it cost to flush a toilet?
Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump’s warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military incursion into northeastern Syria. Mr. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters, who have fought alongside Americans for years, but he then threatened to destroy the Turks’ economy if they went too far.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to walk a fine line Tuesday as he defended the league’s reputation as a progressive purveyor of free speech — but also to limit the financial damage caused by a single tweet that China deemed a direct insult.
Kabul, Afghanistan — At least 30 civilians were killed when the US bombed several drug-making facilities in western Afghanistan in May, a UN agency said in a report Wednesday, though the US military immediately disputed the findings.
Akcakale, Turkey — Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt decision Sunday by U.S. President Trump that American troops would step aside to allow for the operation.
Just ten months after undergoing an emergency cesarean section, sprinter Allyson Felix made history when she toppled Usain Bolt’s record for winning the most world championship gold medals. When she won her record-breaking 12th and 13th medals at the world track and field championships in Doha, Qatar, her daughter Camryn was there to watch.
The morning she broke Bolt’s record, Felix said she “didn’t have any” thoughts that she’d be able to do it.