It also opened a new window into Trump’s political soul, showing his willingness to unleash the kind of chaos abroad he has fomented at home.
The decision added context to his “America First” foreign policy doctrine and showed he is adamant about following through on campaign promises that horrified America’s allies.
And it revealed two other pillars of the Trump presidency — a propensity to turn even the most crucial moments into a global televised drama, and his ravenous desire to eradicate President Barack Obama from the history books.
Job openings in the United States just hit a record:
The United States had a record 6.6 million job openings at the end of March. That’s the most since the Labor Department started keeping track in 2000.
In addition, the number of new hires fell by 86,000 in March to 5.4 million, reflecting that businesses aren’t finding the right candidates for available jobs. Taken together, the two data points are signs of shortages in the labor market.
Half of small business owners say they can’t find enough qualified workers for open positions, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey this week. Almost a quarter say it’s the biggest problem for their businesses.
Pauley Perrette bids farewell to ‘NCIS’:
The “NCIS” lab has lost its resident goth genius.
Pauley Perrette, who played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto, has signed off from the long-running CBS crime drama after 15 seasons on the show.
Though Perrette’s impending exit from the series was announced in October 2017, her character Abby’s fate was left in question at the end of last week’s episode after she and MI-6 officer Clayton Reeves (played by Duane Henry), were confronted by a gun-wielding thief.
At the start of Tuesday’s episode, viewers learned that Abby was in serious condition, having suffered a pierced artery after being shot in the chest.
Pregnant mom from migrant caravan says life in detention is a relief, but uncertain:
Gabriela Hernandez is being held in government detention. Yet, this is the happiest she has been in weeks.
Compared to what she and the boys have gone through in the last two months, her current living status — even if under guard — is a relief.
Hernandez says she fled her home in Honduras when gangs threatened to kill Omar, her 6-year-old.
She sought some safety traveling north through Mexico in the migrant caravan but it wasn’t easy.
The whole family was hungry.
Each of them, including a pregnant Hernandez, became sick.
They struggled to ride on top of freight trains carrying scrap metal in the blazing sun and frigid nights. They waited days for buses, living off donations from strangers. And when the United States was in sight, they camped in a chilly Tijuana, waiting for the US border post to open.
Attendance is up at SeaWorld. Is the worst over?:
Attendance was up nearly 15% last quarter, helping the company report better-than-expected sales. Shares of SeaWorld (SEAS) surged 10% on the news and it’s now up 30% this year.
It’s important to note though that the first quarter is typically a slow one for the company. Only five of its twelve parks are even open during the winter months. That’s a big reason why SeaWorld continued to lose money in the quarter