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State unemployment filings up slightly

Numbers had fallen the previous three weeks
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Richmond gym owner defies Gov. Beshear’s order, opens early

A Richmond gym owner is defying the governor's orders, reopening his gym this week seven days earlier than the state is allowing.
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Joseph-Beth Booksellers busy on first day retail allowed to reopen

Wednesday non-essential retail stores were allowed to open their doors once again to the excitement of workers and shoppers.

Beshear: Kentucky should be ‘smartest’ in reopening economy

Gov. Beshear says Kentucky should resist the temptation of being the fastest to reopen its coronavirus-battered economy.
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134 new cases, eight deaths; state starts discussing ‘new normal’ toward reopening; school decision...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The number of new coronavirus cases in Kentucky were not as high as feared Friday and the number of people...

Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package

The White House and Senate negotiators struck a deal early Wednesday morning on a massive $2 trillion package that will provide essential relief to an economy struggling amid the conronavirus crisis. 

Report: Kentucky among states least prepared to weather a recession

A report by Moody's Analytics ranks Kentucky among states least prepared to handle a downturn in the economy.

Bourbon and Scott counties awarded federal grant

Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr announce that Bourbon and Scott counties have been awarded $10.2 million.

Bevin touts Kentucky economy in reelection pitch in Kentucky

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has started making his closing case for a second term in Kentucky.

Trump says lower interest rates key to economy

President Donald Trump says his administration is a looking at tax cut proposals but not as a response to a potential recession. He says, "I'm looking at that all the time anyway."
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Kentucky farmer says tariffs are taking a toll on his profits

Farmers across the country are preparing to harvest their crops, but this year's profits will take a hit from tariffs.
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US employers added robust 224,000 jobs in June, with unemployment rate rising slightly to...

US employers added robust 224,000 jobs in June, with unemployment rate rising slightly to 3.7%.

Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

A new round of robust economic indicators is offering fresh evidence of a strong economy - and giving President Donald Trump a big political advantage just as the 2020 election campaign is beginning to intensify.

Strong US job gains of 263,000 cuts rate to 3.6%

Hiring jumped in April as U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs, a strong gain that suggests businesses have shrugged off any concerns the economy may slow this year.

Hiring rebounds as US adds a solid 196,000 jobs

Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs the economy is slowing.

Federal Reserve takes dimmer view of economy

The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases.

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

As the government shutdown enters a second month, economists say it could pose a threat to the wider economy.

White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon.
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Study: Transportation improvements have economic impact

A new economic analysis released Monday found that Kentucky’s economy could gain an additional $3.33 for every dollar invested in transportation.

City workforce grants support job training, economic development

Lexington now accepting workforce grants designed to support non-profit agencies that offer job training and economic development services.

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