Market Watch: Resume Lies and Southwest Offers Low Fares

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Published August 08, 2014

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General Motors (GM) is telling owners of some recalled vehicles to park outside, and be careful what you write on your resume, here is your morning business outlook.

President Obama Thursday approved target air strikes in northern Iraq. And world markets are feeling the effects this morning of tensions in Israel, where air strikes have resumed in Gaza, and in Ukraine, where fighting continues. Japan’s Nikkei lost 3% today, while European stocks are lower.

Dow industrials are bracing for their third down week in a row. Nervous investors are flocking to gold and U.S. treasures.

GM is warning almost 200,000 owners to park their cars outside until they’re fixed. The problem stems from a recall in June. The recall covered older-model SUVs with faulty power window switches that can catch fire if water gets into the driver’s side control switch.

Southwest Airlines (LUV) is sending out e-mails with fares as low as $73 each way. Flights must be booked by August 14, and you cannot fly on Fridays, Sundays or holidays.

Better late than never? Try telling that to fliers. Around 25% of flights ran behind schedule during the first six months of the year, the highest rate since 2008.

And be careful what you write on that resume. According to Career Builder, nearly six in 10 hiring managers catch a lie on a resume. But only half of employers say they would automatically dismiss a candidate because of it.

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