Trump vs. the Automobile Companies

Trump vs. the Automobile Companies

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President-elect Donald Trump’s use of social media and its possible effects on some economic decisions. President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office until later this month, but already he is having a huge influence on the way business is done in the United […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Matthew Slams U.S. Coast Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the U.S. late last week. It lingered along the coast for four days, bringing heavy rain and wind before finally heading back out to sea on Sunday, when it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. Residents in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and the Carolinas all suffered […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wells Fargo Violations The financial company was back again in the news this past week and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the global banking firm, John Stumpf, faced angry questions from members of Congress. This was the latest scandal surrounding the banking firm that played a key role in causing much of the credit […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Campaign Manager Charged Last month Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, was charged with one count of “simple battery.” The charge stems from an incident at a March campaign rally in Jupiter, Florida. A reporter named Michelle Fields was allegedly asking Trump a question in a crowd of people and was grabbed and shoved […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Was 2015 a Good Year for Jobs? In the years since the Great Recession, our economy has reported many episodes of upturn. But 2015 was the first prolonged stretch of job creation since the late 1990s. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (the government agency that collects economic data and distributes it to the American […]

Recalling Recalls

Recalling Recalls

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Economics, Top Stories | No Comments

Pretty much any product you can purchase–food, a car seat, or medicine, for example–can be subject to a recall. This means that a significant and hazardous defect in the product has been identified and and action is taken by the company to alert the public that a particular product might cause injury or damage. Last […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

United Kingdom Election On May 4, the people of the United Kingdom participated in new parliamentary election. Within the Parliament is the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House of Commons is made up of 650 members representing constituencies (geographic areas). Some of the political parties in the country are: Conservative, Labour, […]

Year in Review: Domestic News

Year in Review: Domestic News

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Year in Review | No Comments

Reflecting on the collective events of the year gone by is a grand tradition. Fueled by an insatiable quest to understand our surroundings–both near and far–btw is proud to present what we believe were the most significant (or most reported) events of domestic news stories of 2014. Winter Olympics The U.S. kicked off the year […]

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Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

U.S. and China Agree to Climate Regulations By now, you should be well aware of the many discussions centered around climate change. The big debate, however, continues to be over what steps should be taken to slow or reverse its effects. Earlier this month, President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping co-announced a climate change […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Youth Recognized August 12 is International Youth Day, as designated by the United Nations (Resolution 54/120). Established in 1999, this day of awareness exists because its creators believe that young people are “essential partners in change in a growing global society.” Each year has a different theme. Last year it was “Youth Migration: Moving Forward.” […]