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The U.S. economy is experiencing a slow jobs recovery that will last for an extended period for several reasons.
If we, as a nation, are going to “win” back the economy and place it on a regulated playing field for all players, then we must step up to the fact that radical changes must be implemented and the causes and persons who enabled the economic disaster need be removed from any position of influence or authority.
The greatness of the United States of America has come along a twisting and bumpy path. Fundamentally, it has traveled on the wheels of private enterprise, freedom to pursue one’s dreams without heavy restraint from government, for the most part.
Folks are spending more money in Sedalia than last year, despite an economic downturn nationwide.
Barbara Pixler, owner of the Country Market and Bulk Foods in Warsaw, has seen changes in her business that depend on lake traffic and tourists, but, so far, no losses.
People fill the sidewalk along Main Street in Warsaw on a weekday afternoon. Though out-of-state residents may be staying home due to high gas prices, travelers looking for easy excursions closer to home may be filling the gap.
Though the water level at Truman Lake is going down, high water is still keeping Sterett Creek Campground closed.
WARSAW — High water levels and gas prices are taking their toll on the summer season at Truman Lake.
The economy and how the state can help businesses retain and create jobs look to be a major factors in the 2012 Missouri governor’s race.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced a proposal to pay the first year of property taxes for Missouri residents who buy a new or existing home after Jan. 1. The intention of the program is to entice people to enter or re-enter the real estate market, under the guise of pumping up the state’s economy.
Sedalia may not be in the same sinking budgetary boat as other cities, but the City Council still has the economy in mind as it plans upcoming projects.
College students are between a rock and a hard place: the credit crunch and the recession.
(NAPSI)—You may be able to save yourself both trouble and money—and help save the planet at the same time. It’s easy when you’re careful to recycle your electronic equipment with the aid of a certified recycler.
Three to four million tons of electronics are recycled each yearand that number is expected to grow. (NAPS)
Sedalia is full of generous businesses with generous owners. The list is so extensive that I dare not try to include it, for fear of inadvertently overlooking one of them.
The economic situation in this country is not the fault of one person or political party. It is the domino effect of the people not paying attention to the warnings from some of us who grew up in a depression.
Driving along Interstate 70 from eastern Kansas all of the way through Illinois and Indiana, the harvest is winding down for this year. Farmers are already making their decisions for what varieties of seed that they will plant this spring, and ordering their fertilizers, making sure that they have what they need to put the crop in the ground. That crop that can and will keep America growing: Corn.
Let us keep our eye on the ball. The middle and lower classes are under attack.
I thought things were looking up.
With all the doom and gloom being reported in the news, I started wondering, how are we really doing?
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon celebrated a largely bipartisan spirit in Jefferson City and the resilience of the state’s residents during an interview with the Democrat this week.
A weak jobs report released Friday shows the national economy is still struggling to recover two years after the official end of the recession. Though indications are the local and regional economy continues to expand, economists worry that growth could stall in the second half of this year.
The Sedalia rumor mill had the former Goody’s location in the Sedalia Crossings shopping center filled a few times. It was going to become a national chain pet retailer, then the new home for the Workforce Development Board and finally a Chuck E. Cheese’s kids-oriented pizza-and-play restaurant.
Folks tuning in to watch election results Tuesday night watched as a sea of red washed over those touch-screen maps of the United States that the political analysts are so fond of. Republicans won big and won just about everywhere, including locally.
After last year’s success, The Sedalia Democrat has relaunched the “Spend $25 on the 25th” local economic stimulus campaign. Residents have the opportunity to take advantage of local businesses’ special offers — found on pages A4 and A5 of today’s print edition — and to help pump up our local economy on the 25th of each month, through November.