US Stocks Close Lower After Trump's Dollar Comments US Stocks Close Lower After Trump's Dollar Comments
- January 20, 2017

At a press conference following the central bank's interest rate announcement, Poloz said a rate cut would remain on the table for as long as downside risks are still present. A commentary Tuesday by Scotiabank's foreign exchange team said it wasn't clear whether Trump was saying the US dollar was too high specifically against China's yuan or currencies in general , but investors reacted anyway. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association approves expansion of World Cup from 32 to 48 teams
- January 10, 2017

The World Cup will be expanded from 2026 to include 48 teamsGetty ImagesWhy has the decision been made? It is a neat way of reminding everyone of one of the great trump cards of the South American game: its fabulous tradition. His first idea was to have a play-off round of 32 teams to decide who should join 16 seeded teams in the current format of eight groups of four, followed by a knock-out. (more...)
State Troopers Urge New Year's Eve Partiers To Plan Ahead
- January 01, 2017

Have a classy, romantic night out with your partner? Looking to join New Year's Eve celebrations in Philadelphia, but don't won't to risk the headaches of driving and parking there? That's three times more rides than previous year. Cover is $20 after 9 p.m. Luckily, several Chicago events cater to family-centric New Year's Eve celebrations. 10 a.m. -3 p.m. The dinner costs $75 per person or $85 to have each course paired with wine. (more...)
Mall at Johnson City busy with post-Christmas shoppers, returns Mall at Johnson City busy with post-Christmas shoppers, returns
- December 27, 2016

Hokanson said he always does his Christmas shopping in the stores and not online. "But this just accelerated it". People were making returns , but not as many as you might think. However, others weren't as lucky this year. Over at JCPenney, shoppers were searching for deals. "Our most popular are our ornaments for 2016", Sales Associate Megan Garland said. (more...)
Shoppers rush to pick up last minute gifts Shoppers rush to pick up last minute gifts
- December 26, 2016

Though most of us might be at home readying ourselves for Santa and other festivities Sunday, Parkway Place mall was still buzzing with last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve . "About $400 so far for my family and girlfriend. And I said 'give it to a little child that needs this". "It's extremely tough. They want everything from a brand-new vehicle, their own apartment and a real baby", said one man. (more...)
Federal Reserve Lays Groundwork For More Rate Hikes In 2017
- December 21, 2016

Yellen's speech did not touch directly on the Fed's policy plans, but it did underscore the Fed's increased satisfaction with progress of an economic expansion that is in its eighth year - and has been especially generous to the well-educated. (more...)