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New Study Finds College Debt Isn’t Just Impacting Millennials

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Student loan debt is keeping millennials and baby boomers from reaching financial goals, a new study shows. According to the Guardian’s 6th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, seven in 10 working U.S. adults with college debt find their finances to be a major source of stress. In their study, Guardian Life Insurance analyzed college debt’s impact […]

Recovery From Hurricane Harvey Has Been Very Inconsistent

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For 12 years, the United States enjoyed a prolonged hurricane drought, with no major hurricane-strength storms making landfall. That was certainly good news in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey eventually broke that streak, causing widespread devastation across Texas. Hurricane Harvey caused over 100 deaths and $115 billion in estimated damage, on par with […]

Alabama And Virginia See Push For Autism Insurance Coverage

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A new law in Alabama goes into effect this year to cover therapy costs for children with autism who are on private insurance and Medicaid. Virginia lawmakers are making a similar push for wider insurance coverage for children with autism. The Alabama Autistic Insurance Law focuses on covering the cost of applied behavior analysis therapy, […]

Innovative Technologies Help Steelmakers Be More Efficient

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The steel industry has been benefiting from more than just the Trump administration’s steel tariffs in the last few months. According to Forbes, the steel industry has been growing more efficient in light of innovative technologies that have been reducing the environmental impact of the industry’s steel production. Reduced Dust Emissions Gas cleaning is a […]

New Studies Claim Organic Food Is Worse For The Climate

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According to a new study published on December 12, organic farming is worse for the environment than conventional food production due to the massive quantities of land required to sustain the practice. In a study published by Nature, Swedish researchers found that the organic farming of peas impacted the environment and climate by a 50% […]

Alabama Steel And Auto Industries Still Unsure About Steel Tariffs

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Industry leaders in Alabama are sharing anxiety as the Trump administration’s trade war with China continues to make a local impact. While Alabama steel producers appear to be doing well under the steel tariffs, farmers and automakers are worried their industries will be worse-off. “I will candidly say that I’m troubled by what I perceive […]

Facebook Data Center Will Receive Power from Alabama’s Largest Solar Installation

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The past few years have seen a drastic increase in construction projects around the country. In fact, in 2016 alone, the U.S. construction market was worth about $1,162 billion. And within the next few years, Alabama will become home to another expensive construction project: solar energy installations. TVA recently announced its plan to build Alabama’s […]

Auburn University Senior Develops Downtown Limo Service

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Matthew McGinness, a senior in engineering at Auburn University, started Auburn Downtown Limo as a┬ásenior project. For McGinness, this project started as a small side hobby and now has bloomed into a small business. One day, McGinness saw an inexpensive limo for sale. He decided to purchase it and with the help of some of […]

Environmental Concerns Rise With Flood Waters Following Florence

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Flood waters have wreaked havoc in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, thanks to rising rivers swollen with stormwater. In many areas, officials have warned residents to boil their water before consumption, as waste continues to seep from damaged farms into local water sources. Between the estimated 3.4 million dead chickens and turkeys and the controversial […]

Millions of Florence Victims Lack Flood Insurance

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As the New York Times reported on September 19, millions of families in the Carolinas are stuck in the same boat: they have a home at risk of being destroyed by flooding, and no flood insurance. Reporter Mary Williams Walsh points out that their struggle is a familiar one. Victims of Hurricane Maria, Harvey, Irma, […]