TikTok’s promise of 25,000 new U.S. jobs sets lofty goal

(Reuters) – Even as dealmakers bicker over who will actually own TikTok Global, another question emerged after President Donald Trump agreed over the weekend to keep the wildly popular video-sharing app running in the United States for another week: how can they possibly create 25,000 new jobs in the United States?

That vow, repeated by the president on Saturday at a campaign rally in North Carolina, was part of a concession that dealmakers offered to convince Trump to green-light a transaction in which a new board comprised of U.S. citizens would oversee a new U.S.-based company and co-owned by Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc.

But the lofty hiring target will be tough to justify, experts said. Such a high number suggests an expectation for massive revenue growth at a time when TikTok faces unprecedented global challenges.

If TikTok operated at anywhere near the efficiency of other internet companies such as

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Hillsborough school leaders promise to keep electives

Part of the problem in the district is a major deficit in part due to less state funding and more than 7,300 students unaccounted for during the pandemic.

TAMPA, Fla. — As students in Hillsborough County Schools held a melodic demonstration outside of the district’s headquarters in downtown Tampa, a fierce fight to save the arts continued inside.

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“By cutting chorus and other art programs around the county, you are not just affecting one group of students, you are affecting a family, a community and future students from finding a place where they belong,” student Kyla Atchison said.

As the district faces a multi-million dollar budget deficit, parents, students and teachers fear the worst.

“If you cared about the teacher and the students, and by now it’s obvious to anybody you don’t, the first thing on the

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ExxonMobil Expands Agreement with Global Thermostat, Sees Promise in Direct Air Capture Technology

  • Joint development effort advances breakthrough technology and ways to bring it to scale

  • Technology removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

  • Direct air capture technology recognized as an important tool to achieve negative emissions

ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat have expanded their joint development agreement following 12 months of technical evaluation to determine the feasibility and potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air.

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“ExxonMobil’s scientists continue to research technology options aimed at reducing emissions at scale, which are key to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. “Our work with Global Thermostat has shown promising signs in the development of direct air capture technologies that could be brought to scale. We look forward to seeing how

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