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Meeting Between US and Mexico Officials to Improve the Flow of Traffic at US-Mexico Border

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a speech marking the first 100 days of his presidency at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, March 11, 2019

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FILE - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a speech marking the first 100 days of his presidency at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, March 11, 2019. VOA

High-level talks between US and Mexican officials in the eastern Mexican city of Merida on Friday will touch on the US-Mexico border and improving the flow of traffic there, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

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Lopez Obrador was speaking at his regular morning news conference prior to traveling to Merida, where officials are meeting over two days as part of a recurring cross-border forum of business leaders known as the US-Mexico CEO Dialogue. (VOA)

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Apple Says Responsible for 2.4mn Jobs in US

“Apple is a company where quality is paramount and they push us constantly to see if we can make improvements in our commercial product.”

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple has created 2.4 million jobs across all the 50 US states so far, four times the number of American jobs attributable to the company eight years ago.

The Cupertino-headquartered company is on pace to directly contribute $350 billion to the US economy by 2023, announced in January 2018, Apple said in a statement late Thursday.

“Apple also directly employs 90,000 employees in all 50 states, putting the company on track to create 20,000 new jobs across the US by 2023,” said the company.

Earlier this year in San Diego, Apple announced an expansion that will include 1,200 direct jobs and a new campus featuring hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, lab and research space.

“In Seattle, Apple will add 2,000 new employees in highly skilled engineering positions,” it added.

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

In 2018, Apple spent a total of $60 billion with its suppliers in the US.

Apple highlighted Maccor, one of the 9,000 suppliers, and one which makes battery testing systems.

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“The relationship with Apple has been tremendous and company-changing for us,” said Maccor President Andy MacKay.

“Apple is a company where quality is paramount and they push us constantly to see if we can make improvements in our commercial product.” (IANS)