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Adoration Health is looking to hire more than 200 nurses across Tennessee, including at its Chattanooga office near the Eastgate Center.

The home health and hospice agency is conducting a "National Day of Hiring" Wednesday from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. with the goal of filling more than 200 mursing poisitions at its 35 locations in Tennessee. The local office at 5740 Uptain Road,Suite 6300, and other offices will open their doors to job candidates for positions such as RNs and LPNs.

Wednesday's hiring event provides an opportunity to meet hiring managers, participate in an interview, complete an application and potentially walk away with a conditional job offer.

Adoration Health is part of BrightSpring Health Services, the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health services to complex populations in need of specialized care.

 

AT&T fined for misleading claim

AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government's allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users.

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who signed up for unlimited wireless plans before 2011.

The FTC sued AT&T in 2014 for not clearly letting customers know that if they used up a certain amount of data, AT&T would slow their speeds so much that web browsing was almost impossible. It said then that AT&T had throttled at least 3.5 million customers.

The agency says AT&T is required to say prominently if data speeds or amounts are restricted.

Today, AT&T's website says it may slow speeds of unlimited plans after a certain amount of data is used.

 

High deductible plans chose by 49%

Nearly half (49%) of U.S. workers plan to enroll in a high-deductible health plan for the 2020 benefit season, according to employee benefits provider Unum.

But a survey of 1,512 working adults by the Chattanooga-based insurer found that 41% of respondents don't plan on meeting their deductible in 2019 and 39% found it difficult to pay for out-of-pocket costs not covered by their health insurance. The problem of struggling to pay out-of-pocket expenses was especially high for Millennials (55%) and Gen Z (49%) persons.

"While High deductible health plans can be a good choice for the relatively healthy and those looking to reduce monthly premiums, accidents and illnesses can be costly and happen unexpectedly," said Ashley Shope, assistant vice president of product & market development at Unum.

 

Boeing CEO won't get yearly bonus

Boeing's new chairman gave embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg a vote of confidence Tuesday and said the chief executive is giving up any bonus this year.

David Calhoun said the Boeing board believes Muilenburg "has done everything right" and is positioning the Chicago company to return the 737 Max to service after two accidents killed 346 people.

A flight-control system called MCAS pushed the nose of both planes down before crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Boeing, which kept any explanation of MCAS out of pilot manuals, is now revamping the system to make it easier for pilots to override.

"Dennis didn't create this problem, but from the beginning he knew that MCAS should and could be done better, and he has led a program to rewrite MCAS to alleviate all of those conditions that ultimately beset two unfortunate crews and the families and victims," Calhoun said on CNBC.

Last week, several members of Congress challenged Muilenburg to resign or at least give up pay. Muilenburg's compensation last year was worth $23.4 million, including a $13.1 million bonus and $7.3 million in stock awards.

 

Trade deficit drops last month

The U.S. trade deficit fell in September to the lowest level in five months as imports dropped more sharply than exports and America ran a rare surplus in petroleum.

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the September gap between what America buys from abroad and what it sells shrank by 4.7% to $52.5 billion. That was down from the August deficit of $55 billion and was the smallest imbalance since April.

The politically sensitive deficit with China edged down 0.6% to $31.6 billion.

President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on more than $360 billion in Chinese imports. China has retaliated with its own tariffs on American products as the world's two largest economies have engaged in a trade war that has rattled global financial markets and slowed economic growth.

The September deficit reflected the fact that exports fell 0.9% to $206 billion but imports fell an even faster 1.7% to $258.4 billion. For the first nine months of this year, the U.S. deficit is running 5.4% below the same period a year ago. The deficit for all of 2018 totaled $627.7 billion.

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