Op-Ed: Does the trade deficit matter? | Opinion

A few recent headlines have passed without much attention. The first, our national debt has reached $30 trillionand the second the trade deficit for 2021 hit a record $859.1 billion. Both received scarce attention because of the American people becoming numb to a massive national debt and trade deficit. Policymakers have ignored both issues. This … Read more

Blast from the past: Outdoor swim lessons return to S. Okanagan | News

Outdoor swimming lessons are making a comeback in the South Okanagan. While generations of Okanagan residents learned to swim in local lakes, in more recent decades lessons have largely shifted to the relative comfort and safety of indoor pools. Now a Penticton company is bucking that trend by taking its programs back to local lakes … Read more

Grant prepares Eastern Kentucky students for the modern workforce | News

Submitted photos Local students have recently been participating in a program called “Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers: Developing a K-8 Coding Pathway for Kentucky Appalachia” intended to help them learn about the jobs of the present and future and the skills necessary for those jobs. Educators, researchers and leaders in the business sector are working … Read more

Eager home buyers are offering Spanish lessons and cash |

After dozens of showings and 22 offers in one day, a Northeast Philadelphia rowhouse left the market after two days. The house was listed at $175,000 — a popular price point. The winning bidder will pay more than $210,000. Besides paying above asking price, some buyers continue to waive home inspections. Others are offering quick … Read more

Pamela Mars Wright, former Mars Inc. chair, gives 63rd Boyles Lecture at App State | Main Street

BOONE — Pamela Mars Wright, former chair and director of the board that governs the $40 billion Mars Inc., delivered the 63rd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture to an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members on March 17 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center. Mars Inc. is the maker of such famous … Read more

Pamela Mars Wright, former Mars Inc. chair, gives 63rd Boyles Lecture at App State | News

BOONE — Pamela Mars Wright, former chair and director of the board that governs the $40 billion Mars Inc., delivered the 63rd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture to an audience of students, faculty, staff and community members on March 17 at Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center. Mars Inc. is the maker of such famous … Read more

Treasurer: 112 properties headed for foreclosure | Local News

PLATTSBURGH — Owners of properties headed for foreclosure in Clinton County have until Thursday, May 12, to pay their back taxes. “We certainly understand everyone’s circumstances and this is the last thing that we want to do as a county,” County Treasurer Kimberly Davis told the Press-Republican. “But unfortunately that is what we are required … Read more

CyberBuzz Entertainment opens in Alexander County | Local Business News

HIDDENITE — CyberBuzz Entertainment has opened at 3750 NC 90 East in Hiddenite. A ribbon cutting arranged by the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation was held Saturday to celebrate. Owner Nathan Buzzell invites the public to take a journey into the virtual world with the fully immersive virtual reality experience at CyberBuzz Entertainment. The new … Read more

The Perched Porch: Enterprise woman mixes it up for fun, funky pieces | Local News

ENTERPRISE – Bangle bracelets, dangle and hoop earrings, platters, vases, wind chimes, and an assortment of decorative trinket boxes fill Amy Cooper’s dining room. The collection is just part of the many items Cooper makes and then sells through her online business The Perched Porch. Just outside Cooper’s back door, there are pots, bowls, hanging … Read more

Eager home buyers are offering Spanish lessons and cash. But signs around Philadelphia point to less competition come summer | Nation

After dozens of showings and 22 offers in one day, a Northeast Philadelphia rowhouse left the market after two days. The house was listed at $175,000 — a popular price point. The winning bidder will pay more than $210,000. Besides paying above asking price, some buyers continue to waive home inspections. Others are offering quick … Read more