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Jobless claims declined to a new pandemic low last week, in a sign hiring is primed to strengthen as workers return to the labor market. Unemployment claims fell to 473,000 last week from a revised 507,000 a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday. Claims are now at the lowest level since mid-March 2020, when …

Swinburne University of Technology has launched a new 2025 Strategic Plan that sets a bold path for the university to build on its legacy as a leader in technology, innovation and industry engagement. Following extensive engagement with the university community and ideas contributed by staff and students, Swinburne Horizon 2025 sets out how Swinburne will …

In news that comes as no shock to anyone watching local real estate, the Houston market is scorching, with a shortage of available homes priced at $250,000 and below and the area again seeing record sales. Sales of single-family homes leaped 24.4 percent in March, with 9,347 units sold versus 7,511 a year …

Prosecutors announced Monday that they filed charges against two people in connection with a protest last Friday night that left windows smashed downtown. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said he has charged Theodore Matthee-O’Brien, 22, and Cameron Millar-Griffin, 24, with one count each of felony riot and criminal mischief. Both were arrested during the …

News 12 Staff Apr 07, 2021, 10:27pm EDT Updated on:Apr 07, 2021, 10:27pm EDT The Legal Aid Society has released documents shedding light on the NYPD’s use of a controversial facial technology – Clearview AI. The Legal Aid Society disclosed documents made available in a public records request, showing email exchanges from the NYPD and …

This paper explores the concept of co-design in partnership with civil society, beginning with COVID-19 technology interventions. It focuses on the role played by civil society in developing such technologies in collaboration with the private and public sectors. While not a panacea, co-design is a practice that emphasizes how core values such as trust and …

Syracuse, New York, April 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a rapidly changing digital landscape, the School of Information Studies is challenged to ensure that its students and faculty are studying at the leading edge of their field. From human-centered design to cloud computing, machine learning to artificial intelligence and beyond, students and faculty are …

In a rapidly changing digital landscape, the School of Information Studies is challenged to ensure that its students and faculty are studying at the leading edge of their field. From human-centered design to cloud computing, machine learning to artificial intelligence and beyond, students and faculty are asking the questions that drive the future of business, …

In the massive stimulus package enacted earlier this month, lawmakers inserted a last-minute exemption for many taxpayers with up to $10,200 of unemployment payments for 2020. Normally this income is fully taxable on federal returns, so the change could save many filers $1,000 or more. The brain twister, for the agency and affected taxpayers, is …

WASHINGTON—The House passed the first of a pair of gun-control bills, a priority for Democratic leaders impatient over years of little success on the issue amid broad Republican opposition. The vote was 227 to 203 on a measure to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales. Eight Republicans supported the bill, while one Democrat …