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The Ohio Valley’s economy could see slower growth in 2020 amid continued anxiety about trade, and possible downturns in both energy and manufacturing, according to analyses and forecasts by regional economists. Michael Hicks directs the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana where he forecasts the health of the manufacturing… Read More
The S&P 500 has seen a nearly fivefold increase since the depths of the Great Recession. But some analysts say the bull market may have gone on too long, encouraging investors to take more risks.
Ohio’s more than 7,000 retailers are expecting a slight increase in sales this holiday season over last year, though where those spending increases are projected may be a surprise. For the eighth year in a row, Ohioans are expected to spend more this holiday season than the previous year. The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants… Read More
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world’s largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.
Across Ohio, journalists have been holding community conversations to ask: What will it take to make life better here? The next media sponsored conversation, open to the public, comes to Ohio University in Athens, 6-8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21, with food and open table conversations about what people in Southeast Ohio communities need to improve… Read More
Companies are trying to figure out the risks to their profits from a warming planet. Some of them are turning to high-tech tools of climate science.
China’s economic growth has been slowing down for years. Tariffs have contributed to slower growth since early 2018, when the economic standoff began, but it’s hard to pinpoint how much.
Standing on the breezy outlook at Flag Rock Recreation Area, Norton City Manager Fred Ramey is taking in the panoramic view of downtown Norton, Virginia. The brick building-lined streets are framed by the verdant, rolling Appalachian mountains. Jagged, brown scars from mountaintop mining operations can be seen in the distance, reminders of the region’s history… Read More
The gap between the richest and the poorest U.S. households is now the largest it’s been in the past 50 years, the U.S. Census Bureau says.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.3% rate in July. Last month’s rate was unchanged from the statewide jobless rate in August 2018…. Read More