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Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects at the local level. The study, published Thursday in the journal Science , calculates probable economic harms and benefits for the more than 3,100 ...

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On the Issues: The economy (part one)

Economic policy is an important topic in this election. Mr. Trump and Governor Johnson have fairly different plans on dealing with the federal budget, taxes, trade, and so on. Economics can be a dense subject, which can lead to even relatively informed voters scratching their heads at their candidate of ...

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On the Issues: The economy (part two)

Democratic Candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Economic Policy: Secretary Clinton believes that the economy needs to work for everyone. She promises to restore “basic fairness” in our tax codes, and she wants to enforce a system were the wealthiest and largest corporations will pay their share while creating tax breaks for ...

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Stock indexes hit milestones before slipping back

Associated Press   NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock market indexes are hitting major round-number milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 16,000 for the first time early Monday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose past 1,800, then dipped slightly. At midday, the Dow was up 40 points, or 0.3 ...

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Analysis: Minimum wage plan a new test for Obama

Associated Press WASHINGTON  — If anything illustrated President Barack Obama’s new sense of self-confidence, it was his State of the Union call for an increase in the national minimum wage. For much of the past two years, the president and his aides have worked to shed an image that he ...

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Marijuana in Tenn. now more than a pipe dream

» Philip Sparn –psparn@my.apsu.edu It is about time that Tennessee and other states choose to legalize the medical or recreational use of marijuana. As a result of recent 2012 ballot measures, medical marijuana is now legal in 18 states and the District of Columbia. Two states now allow the recreational ...

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