Economy

EPA unveils coal-friendly rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a coal-friendly rule that critics say will hurt the fight against climate change. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement Wednesday. The proposal would get rid of Obama-era regulations that focused …

U.S. hiring rate hits new record

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – U.S. employers are looking to hire more people than there are people to hire. According to the Labor Department, there are more than 1.6 million more jobs available than there are workers to fill those jobs. That means …

Mexico tequila exporters worried about U.S. tariffs

JALISCO, Mexico (NBC) – Mexican exporters of tequila are worried about possible slumping revenues and job losses because of threatened U.S. tariffs on all imports from the country. Multiple tequila industry insiders say privately that some companies have even been rushing to …

U.S. jobs report misses expectations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in three months. The Labor Department reports U.S. employers added just 75,000 jobs in May, missing analysts’ expectations. The jobless rate held at a 49 year low of 3.6% while …

Local businesses brace for impact of tariffs

MEDFORD, Ore. — As President Trump’s threat for tariffs on products from Mexico inch closer, local businesses are bracing for impact. The taxes on imported products are set to begin Monday, and businesses like Sherm’s Markets are gearing up. “Prices are gonna …