Economy

To Raise Interest Rates Or To Leave Them Alone? The Federal Reserve Must Decide

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As the Federal Reserve considers whether or not to raise interest rates, they have a growing complication to factor in: raising interest rates doesn't seem to have the same...
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Metro economic growth in Mississippi lags the nation in 2017

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Economic growth in Mississippi's three metropolitan areas lagged the national average in 2017. Numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show the economy shrank...
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International study suggest ancient globalization

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Using energy consumption as a measure, a team of international scientists has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalization more than previously believed...
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Local community colleges create workforce consortium

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TROY - The region's five community colleges launched a new workforce development coalition on Tuesday to pool resources to better tackle the labor shortage and skills gap that...
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Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

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Venezuela is leaning heavily on new investments from China saying it will dramatically boost oil production and turn around the country's crashing economy
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European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs

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BERLIN - Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent's carbon emissions. Energy...
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Investors are starting to worry about the economy

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One in four professional investors are bracing for global growth to slow in the next year, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey.
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The stock market may be getting it wrong by rallying in the face of new U.S.-Chinese tariffs

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Stocks are shrugging off the latest round of tariffs between the U.S. and China, even with warnings the trade war could be more prolonged and harmful to the global economy than...
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Lehigh Valley's economy surpasses $40 billion for first time

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The Lehigh Valley's economic output surpassed $40 billion for the first time in 2017, with a major driver of the record output attributed to manufacturing. The $40.1 regional...
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Inside the Trump MAGA hat factory

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We got a chance to go inside the factory where Trump's iconic "Make America Great Again" hats are made. Also known as MAGA hats, the caps have become a symbol of Trump's...
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Adult, teens ages 16, 14, charged in monthlong armed robbery spree

Adult, teens ages 16, 14, charged in monthlong armed robbery spree

A tip led to the arrests Tuesday of a man, two 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old in connection with a monthlong string of armed robberies at Upstate convenience stores. Read more ...

New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss slammed for questioning whether...

New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss slammed for questioning whether sexual assault should disqualify Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court

New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss was criticized online Tuesday after questioning whether sexual assault accusations should disqualify Judge Brett Kavanaugh... Read more ...

U.S. trade war with China isn't winnable, but Trump will likely claim...

U.S. trade war with China isn't winnable, but Trump will likely claim victory anyway

With President Donald Trump announcing a new round of tariffs on China -imposing 10 percent on about $200 billion worth of goods from the country - Beijing said on Tuesday that... Read more ...

South Carolina anxious to play after storm forced week off

South Carolina anxious to play after storm forced week off

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Husband who pleaded guilty in drunken driving accident that killed 3 should...

Husband who pleaded guilty in drunken driving accident that killed 3 should be home, woman says

It's not the first time the family's online pleas for help backfired. Read more ...

Woman fights off would-be carjacker at Publix in Clermont, police say

Woman fights off would-be carjacker at Publix in Clermont, police say

Police in Clermont say a woman fought off a would-be carjacker in a Publix parking lot on Monday morning. Read more ...

Heartbroken vets beg humans to stay with pets when they're being put down...

Heartbroken vets beg humans to stay with pets when they're being put down: 'Do not leave them'

It's not easy, but it's the right thing to do. Read more ...

Michael Jordan donates $2M to Hurricane Florence relief

Michael Jordan donates $2M to Hurricane Florence relief

Hornets chairman Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief, which slammed into the Carolinas over the weekend. Read more ...

Anita Hill or Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford? These Republicans'...

Anita Hill or Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford? These Republicans' reactions are familiar

Clarence Thomas was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice in a 52-48 Senate vote on October 15, 1991, just days after Anita Hill, Thomas' former co-worker, accused him of... Read more ...

North Carolina governor calls for sweeping, inclusive rebuilding process...

North Carolina governor calls for sweeping, inclusive rebuilding process after Florence

North Carolina's governor called for a large-scale, corrective rebuilding process after Hurricane Florence, one that accounts for affordable housing and strengthens the state's... Read more ...