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If the coronavirus has you self-isolating, you’re likely more concerned about staying in touch with loved ones and carefully planning your grocery excursions than about changing your money routine.

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In the early days of working from home to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers talking strategy on a video chat couldn’t help but get distracted by their team leader’s kitchen cabinets.

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From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting m…

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Every year brings new technology features in vehicles. Most of them undeniably enhance a vehicle's modern appeal and safety, such as widescreen infotainment displays and safety systems that can automatically help prevent or mitigate accidents.

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City of Paducah officials are anxious to zone in on new opportunities to stimulate investment, entrepreneurship, job growth and economic development.

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As the governor’s office prepares the commonwealth for the global pandemic, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is working to ensure businesses are equipped with the resources they need.

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From March 11-18, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Extra-small crossover SUVs make up the fastest-growing class in the automotive industry over the past five years, according to Edmunds data. The segment surpassed the 1 million mark in number of vehicles sold for the first time in 2019.

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Estate appraiser Julie Hall advises downsizing clients not to take it personally when their adult kids don’t want their furniture and other possessions. But when Hall asked her 23-year-old daughter what she might want from the four-bedroom family home, the younger woman mentioned just three items.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's busy spring break season kicked off this month, coronavirus czar Vice President Mike Pence addressed something that's been on the mind of tens of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks: Is it safe?

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Mega Bloks, by Mattel, are displayed a Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center.

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A diverse line of Barbies, including one depicting alopecia, foreground left, one in a wheelchair, and three Inspiring Women, right, are displayed at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed …

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A pair of Funko’s Pop! Baby Yoda figures are displayed Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center.

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A traveler walks past a sign advertising a Delta Air Lines credit card on March 24, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

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Pets Alive Fifi “The Flossing Sloth,” by Zuru, is displayed Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed an array of goods that they hope will be on kids’ wish lists for the holiday 2020 season. The four-day…

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SUVs are among the most popular vehicles on the road today, and their sales growth has come at the expense of the traditional four-door sedan. Many shoppers are attracted to the greater utility and higher seating positions these vehicles typically provide. But there are still some great reas…

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark across the globe due to the new coronavirus - and taking with them sales opportunities that…

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Amazon and other big companies are trying to keep their employees healthy by banning business trips, but they've dealt a gut punch to a travel industry already reeling from the virus outbreak.

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New vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever. A car today can mirror your smartphone on its center display screen, warn you of objects in your blind spot, brake on its own in an emergency, adjust the climate control via voice, and much more.

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You expect your car insurance rates to increase after you buy a new vehicle, cause a crash or add a young driver to your policy. But some insurers jack up prices based on seemingly unrelated data -- like your magazine subscriptions or what groceries you buy.

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BEIJING -- Factories that make the world's smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China's economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help, companies and economists say it may be months before production is back to normal.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of new homes jumped 7.9% in January to the fastest pace in more than 12 years, a positive sign for economic growth.

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Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them.

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WASHINGTON -- Americans pulled back on their spending in January, even as their incomes surged, a sign the economy was growing modestly before the threat of coronavirus arose.

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It has been 10 years since the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the original "Leaky Bucket" report that found three major leaks in state's spending - corrections, Medicaid and public employee benefits -- all of which were consuming tax dollars at a rate that was growing faster than the …

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In a previous column, I mentioned in an earlier article the importance of having a business retention and expansion program included in a community's growth plan. Part of the reason is that it is relatively easier and less costly to maintain and grow existing businesses in a community than t…

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The close relationship between workforce development and economic development will be examined for the second year in a row during a day-long symposium at West Kentucky Community and Technical College April 17.

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Nurse practitioner Kelly Patterson, APRN, recently joined Baptist Health Medical Group Cardiothoracic Surgery. She has more than 10 years of experience providing nursing care to patients in western Kentucky. A board-certified nurse practitioner, Patterson earned a bachelor's degree in nursin…

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I try to dedicate as much time as I can to traveling throughout the 1st Congressional District and seeing the exciting programs and opportunities underway, especially relating to workforce development. Based on recent stops in our district, I'm encouraged to see that efforts to equip our wor…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Lundberg Medical Imaging and the featured speaker is Charles S. Gascon, regional economist and senior coordinator at the Federal Reserve Ba…

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Today, people use their trucks for everything from taking the kids to school to hauling concrete. Notably, 78% of full-size trucks sold in 2019 were in the versatile crew-cab configuration, according to Edmunds data. There are also more pickup models on sale than ever before.

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Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond moved sharply higher at the opening bell Wednesday after executives rolled out a raft of initiatives to turn the struggling chain around.

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From Feb. 5-13, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Ron Henley has been named director of facilities at Baptist Health Paducah, with responsibility for engineering/maintenance, bio-medical engineering, pbx, emergency management, valet, construction, security and safety. He previously served as the safety officer for the hospital since 2016. H…

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Michael Searcy has joined Paducah Bank as the senior credit underwriter and portfolio manager for metro markets. The long-time Louisville resident is a 25-year banking veteran with extensive experience in credit underwriting, analysis, and loan review. Searcy spent 15 years as vice president…

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As the governor’s office prepares the commonwealth for the global pandemic, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is working to ensure businesses are equipped with the resources they need.

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From March 11-18, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Extra-small crossover SUVs make up the fastest-growing class in the automotive industry over the past five years, according to Edmunds data. The segment surpassed the 1 million mark in number of vehicles sold for the first time in 2019.

We're always interested in hearing about business news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

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Estate appraiser Julie Hall advises downsizing clients not to take it personally when their adult kids don’t want their furniture and other possessions. But when Hall asked her 23-year-old daughter what she might want from the four-bedroom family home, the younger woman mentioned just three items.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's busy spring break season kicked off this month, coronavirus czar Vice President Mike Pence addressed something that's been on the mind of tens of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks: Is it safe?

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Mega Bloks, by Mattel, are displayed a Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center.

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A diverse line of Barbies, including one depicting alopecia, foreground left, one in a wheelchair, and three Inspiring Women, right, are displayed at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed …

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A pair of Funko’s Pop! Baby Yoda figures are displayed Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center.

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A traveler walks past a sign advertising a Delta Air Lines credit card on March 24, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

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Pets Alive Fifi “The Flossing Sloth,” by Zuru, is displayed Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed an array of goods that they hope will be on kids’ wish lists for the holiday 2020 season. The four-day…

AP
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SUVs are among the most popular vehicles on the road today, and their sales growth has come at the expense of the traditional four-door sedan. Many shoppers are attracted to the greater utility and higher seating positions these vehicles typically provide. But there are still some great reas…

AP
  • 0

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark across the globe due to the new coronavirus - and taking with them sales opportunities that…

AP
  • 0

Amazon and other big companies are trying to keep their employees healthy by banning business trips, but they've dealt a gut punch to a travel industry already reeling from the virus outbreak.

  • 0

New vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever. A car today can mirror your smartphone on its center display screen, warn you of objects in your blind spot, brake on its own in an emergency, adjust the climate control via voice, and much more.

  • 0

You expect your car insurance rates to increase after you buy a new vehicle, cause a crash or add a young driver to your policy. But some insurers jack up prices based on seemingly unrelated data -- like your magazine subscriptions or what groceries you buy.

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BEIJING -- Factories that make the world's smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China's economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help, companies and economists say it may be months before production is back to normal.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of new homes jumped 7.9% in January to the fastest pace in more than 12 years, a positive sign for economic growth.

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Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them.

  • 0

WASHINGTON -- Americans pulled back on their spending in January, even as their incomes surged, a sign the economy was growing modestly before the threat of coronavirus arose.

  • 0

It has been 10 years since the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the original "Leaky Bucket" report that found three major leaks in state's spending - corrections, Medicaid and public employee benefits -- all of which were consuming tax dollars at a rate that was growing faster than the …

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In a previous column, I mentioned in an earlier article the importance of having a business retention and expansion program included in a community's growth plan. Part of the reason is that it is relatively easier and less costly to maintain and grow existing businesses in a community than t…

editor's pick
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The close relationship between workforce development and economic development will be examined for the second year in a row during a day-long symposium at West Kentucky Community and Technical College April 17.

  • 0

Nurse practitioner Kelly Patterson, APRN, recently joined Baptist Health Medical Group Cardiothoracic Surgery. She has more than 10 years of experience providing nursing care to patients in western Kentucky. A board-certified nurse practitioner, Patterson earned a bachelor's degree in nursin…

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I try to dedicate as much time as I can to traveling throughout the 1st Congressional District and seeing the exciting programs and opportunities underway, especially relating to workforce development. Based on recent stops in our district, I'm encouraged to see that efforts to equip our wor…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Lundberg Medical Imaging and the featured speaker is Charles S. Gascon, regional economist and senior coordinator at the Federal Reserve Ba…

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Today, people use their trucks for everything from taking the kids to school to hauling concrete. Notably, 78% of full-size trucks sold in 2019 were in the versatile crew-cab configuration, according to Edmunds data. There are also more pickup models on sale than ever before.

  • 0

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond moved sharply higher at the opening bell Wednesday after executives rolled out a raft of initiatives to turn the struggling chain around.

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From Feb. 5-13, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Ron Henley has been named director of facilities at Baptist Health Paducah, with responsibility for engineering/maintenance, bio-medical engineering, pbx, emergency management, valet, construction, security and safety. He previously served as the safety officer for the hospital since 2016. H…

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Michael Searcy has joined Paducah Bank as the senior credit underwriter and portfolio manager for metro markets. The long-time Louisville resident is a 25-year banking veteran with extensive experience in credit underwriting, analysis, and loan review. Searcy spent 15 years as vice president…

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Millennials grew up online. From making their first screen names with America Online in the '90s and poking around chatrooms, to using HTML to customize their Myspace pages in high school, and now curating their Instagram feeds, navigating the internet is second nature to these digital natives.

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DETROIT -- Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money last year. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018.

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From Jan. 29-Feb. 5, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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In a previous column, I detailed retirees' biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in the final three months of 2019, capping a year when a weak global landscape and a sharp pullback in business investment resulting from President Donald Trump's trade fights combined to slow growth.

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WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department says its new 20-year bond, which it is introducing to help finance budget deficits projected to top $1 trillion over the next decade, will be offered on a quarterly basis in the months of February, May, August and November.

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In 2020, the Baptist Health Paducah cancer program will celebrate nearly 20 years of being nationally accredited. Baptist Health Paducah reached the milestone of 50 years of cancer care in 2017. The multi-disciplinary program has been nationally accredited since 2001, with the area's only ra…

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From Jan. 22-29, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsors are Paducah-McCracken Co. NAACP and McCracken County Community Career Endowment, and the featured speaker is newly-elected Kentucky Attorney G…