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                        Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Samantha Fillmore who is the state government relations manager at the Heartland Institute to...
    President Joe Biden's approval rating has dipped in recent weeks amid stalled negotiations and doubt about his ability to enact massive spending plans. But the dip is far less pronounced than the drop in support for Congress's performance, according to a new poll by Monmouth University. The number of voters who approve of the president's job performance fell from 54...
    For two years, John White has been trying to get a permanent job at the company where he's a contractor, but his applications to open positions there have been rejected five times. Company policy forbade contractors from working remotely during the pandemic, so even while his colleagues worked from home, White has been commuting to work. "I've physically been in...
      Wednesday on FNC’s “Hannity,” former President Donald Trump discussed his political future and what he will be focused on in the interim as the 2024 presidential cycle approaches. Trump maintained he was working to help Republicans get elected in the 2022 midterm cycle and then would make a decision on 2024. He also said that the border situation and...
    The IRS has issued almost 167 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with another 1.8 million people last week receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends. So far, the federal response to the economic crisis caused by...
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Owning a home was a dream come true for Richard Cruz, but not for the usual reasons.After spending 30 years in prison for a crime he committed as a 16-year-old, Cruz was released in 2018 and was among the first participants in the Homecoming Project, a reentry program that eases the transition from prison to regular life."I...
    Volunteers work to clean up what has become known as "Plastic Beach" in Caserta, Italy. Vincenzo Izzo/LightRocket/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Europe, beachgoers have...
    The White Tower at Potala Palace Square. Lhasa, Tibet, China, seen on September 19, 2020. Tibet drew in 35 million visitors last year. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images China hopes to bolster Tibet's economy by converting rural villages into hotels and homestays, AFP reported. Millions of tourists flocked into Tibet last year, most of whom were mainland Chinese...
    Europeans dream of it, will Americans do it? While the EU has been trying for years to limit the Kafa monopoly and bring out champions on its own continent, part of the salvation may come from the other side of the Atlantic. On Friday, June 11, several bills launched by the bipartisan coalition were released. Their goal? Control the power...
    Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell testifies during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on September 24, 2020, in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer | AFP | Getty Images The Federal Reserve will stay on course with its easy monetary policies for at least the rest of this year,...
    Local non-English speaking programs dubbed in all languages ​​and with subtitles can be found worldwide Photo by Thibault Benin, Unsplash Luxembourg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is practically spoken only in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a state island with a population of 600,000, equivalent to the city of Baltimore. Bringing the play to the screen...
    When Fed officials meet this week to discuss the state of the economy and monetary policy, the tone of their discussions may be a strong indicator of what lies ahead. Before each meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the staff of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors prepares projections about how the economy will fare in the future. These...
    Lagos, NigeriaLagos-based entrepreneur Ogechi Egemonu was selling more than 500,000 naira ($1,219) worth of watches, shoes and handbags on Twitter per week.Now, with the site suspended by the Nigerian government, Egemonu does not know how she will cope."Social media is where I eat," she told Reuters. "I depend on social media for my livelihood."Scores of small and medium-sized businesses across...
    Regulations aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 did not come at the expense of California’s economy, according to a new report that found states that took a more hands-off approach to the pandemic did not see an economic boost from their limited regulation. The findings from the UCLA Anderson Forecast are “diametrically opposed” to the narrative common among some...
    We are, as one member of what is known as the "ape army" explained to me, in the midst of a digital version of Occupy Wall Street. This time, these retail investors, whether they be those "apes" rallying around AMC’s stock, other meme stock traders, members of subreddit forums like r/wallstreetbets and r/Superstonk and other individuals aren’t holding signs in...
    The South Dakota governor cited a study showing the state was the best place 'to find a job,' but left out other data showing it trailing behind a large portion of the country. South Dakota's Republican governor bragged on Friday that her state has the nation's top economy, despite recent...
    PITTSBURGH (CBS Pittsburgh) — You may have noticed a significant jump in prices at the grocery store. More and more grocery shoppers are experiencing sticker shock every day. The price of food — especially meat, fruit and vegetables — is going up. “Food’s going out of sight. It is. It really is. Prices are ridiculous,” said Donna Gallager. READ MORE: Sinkhole...
    Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Why stocks could tumble even as the post-pandemic U.S. economy grows The S&P 500 would be below 1,600 without these 3 pillars and those supports are now weakening Don’t get too optimistic about stock market rallies — they’ve been fizzling out What your breakfast...
    In this article CHWYVIDEO1:3201:32Chewy CEO on pet adoption ratesMad Money with Jim CramerAs homebound Americans waited out the coronavirus pandemic last year, people increasingly turned to animal shelters and adopted dogs and cats as lockdown companions. Though lockdowns have eased and the country has reopened, adoption rates have largely kept shape, according to Sumit Singh, CEO of Chewy. "Overall adoptions,...
    Millions of young salmon — called smolt — will be trucked to colder waters and released, as part of a massive project to revitalize California's salmon population. San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images Close to 17 million young salmon will be trucked directly to release sites at the San Francisco Bay. California's government hopes the release strategy...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You may have noticed a significant jump in prices at the grocery store. More and more grocery shoppers are experiencing sticker shock every day. The price of food — especially meat, fruit and vegetables — is going up. READ MORE: Fate Of Man Who Allegedly Beat Woman, Dismembered And Burned Her Body Rests In Jurys Hands “Food’s...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You may have noticed a significant jump in prices at the grocery store. More and more grocery shoppers are experiencing sticker shock every day. The price of food — especially meat, fruit and vegetables — is going up. READ MORE: Fate Of Man Who Allegedly Beat Woman, Dismembered And Burned Her Body Rests In Jurys Hands “Food’s...
    New York (CNN Business)As infrastructure negotiations between the White House and a GOP Senate group broke down this week, business executives are warning that aging infrastructure is holding America back. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of middle market executives say the nation's ailing infrastructure is restricting growth of the national economy, according to a new RSM survey shared exclusively with CNN Business....
    Calls for a digital dollar have been on the rise.Gustavo Rezende Dos Santos | EyeEm | Getty Images On Wednesday morning, the Senate Banking Committee Economic Policy Subcommittee under Senators Warren and Kennedy will hold a hearing on the challenges and opportunities of a Digital Dollar. The hearing will undoubtedly note the recent speech by Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard outlined...
    More On: global economy World Economic Forum cancels 2021 Singapore event amid pandemic Suez Canal snafu costs $10 billion a day: report Moot canal: Suez logjam could stretch on for weeks in major threat to world economy Sounds of Silence: Earth had its quietest year in decades amid COVID-19 The World Bank is upgrading the outlook for global growth...
    This announcement is historically significant for Bitcoin. At the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Salvador President Naib Buchale surprised the cryptocurrency world by announcing that he intends to introduce a bill to create a cryptocurrency legal tender in his country. The goal is to create jobs and “enable fundraising for thousands of people outside the legal economy,” he said, noting...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Former Boston Mayor and current U.S. Labor Sec. Marty Walsh said he believes the economy is “going in the right direction,” despite the country adding jobs at a slower rate than many projected. Walsh joined WBZ-TV political analyst for his first formal Boston TV interview since stepping down as mayor to become Labor Secretary. READ MORE: Funeral...
    The following is a transcript of an interview with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan that aired Sunday, June 6, 2021, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We turn now to the state of our economy with Bank of America chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan. Good morning. CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF BANK OF AMERICA BRIAN MOYNIHAN: Good morning, JOHN. How...
    The college-trained progressives in Joe Biden’s White House are creating a bipartisan revolt by ordinary, middle-class Americans, says Joel Kotkin, a left-of-center California demographer who has long been critical of Silicon Valley’s political demands. “A specter is haunting America, a great revolt that threatens to dwarf the noxious rebellion led by Trump … a new middle-class rebellion against the excesses of the...
    Although the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report on Friday showing the U.S. economy adding an estimated 559,000 jobs in May was more than 100,000 lower than the consensus estimate of economists, President Joe Biden promptly took a victory lap. “We're on the right track, our plan is working, and we're not going to let up now,” Biden said in...
    As the COVID-19 pandemic nears its end, it’s clear the economy should be returning to normal. But this Friday’s jobs report shows that the U.S. economy is still not on the swiftest road to recovery. With the unemployment rate dipping in dozens of states, the financial situation of millions of Americans is improving. But despite the best efforts of businesses...
    VIDEO9:3109:31President Biden on jobs reportNews Videos WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden responded to the May jobs report on Friday, saying the steady growth in jobs and the decline in unemployment is evidence his economic plan is working. "None of this success is an accident," said Biden, who spoke in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. "It isn't luck. It's due in no small...
    President Joe Biden said America is on the move again Friday after the latest jobs report showed employers added 559,000 jobs in May, closer to what economists anticipated after April's disappointing jobs report. While the president said he was "extremely optimistic," he warned there will be bumps along the way and urged Americans to get vaccinated. He also said now...
    WE'VE been on Instagram long enough now to take influencers' seemingly "perfect" lives with a pinch of salt. And nothing sums it up quite as well as the French social media star who went viral this week when she pretended she was flying in business class - when she actually had an economy ticket....