Drop in gas prices benefits US drivers, economy
A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It’s a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy.
Senate bill jeopardizes tax-free online shopping
States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday.
G-20 officials decry lack of global growth
World finance leaders say they are determined to attack a sluggish global economy in which growth is too weak and unemployment too high.
G-20 countries pledge stronger efforts
World finance leaders are pledging to pursue further actions to bolster a disappointingly weak global recovery.
Cullman County Commissioner Yarbrough earns graduate award
The Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University is delighted to announce that Cullman County Commissioner Stanley Yarbrough has met all the requirements to be designated a graduate of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. Commissioner Yarbrough joins a select group of 57 current Alabama county commissioners with this distinction.
US housing starts surpass 1 million in March
U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.
Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal
Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel away from a Japanese suitor, the latest sign that satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play everything from YouTube videos to live TV.
Workin' at a car wash on wheels
When Wayne Dunn of Cullman was in college he made extra money by washing cars. “I worked my way through two years of college at Athens State doing that,” said Dunn.
Stocks sink in early trading; gold plunges
A steep fall in commodity prices pulled down energy and mining stocks for a second day in a row on Monday.
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