Economy and Trade

Credit Union Stressing The Importance Of Financial Knowledge
Credit Union Stressing The Importance Of Financial Knowledge
Between rising inflation and the ups-and-downs of the stock market, it’s not surprising that folks are concerned about their own financial situation.  And financial literacy is one way to sooth all of this "money stress."   One Northwest-based credit union is trying to share these skills with people who need them, regardless of age, background or education.  Frank Alvarez a br... Read Mo
AEM: Now Is The Time To Close The Connectivity Gap
AEM: Now Is The Time To Close The Connectivity Gap
Without a reliable digital connection, American farmers cannot fully embrace the new tools and technologies allowing producers to meet the needs and demands of tomorrow, according to the Association of Equipment Manufactures.  The organization said now is the time for lawmakers, organizations, and other to come together to close the connectivity gap that exists across much of rural America.  Curt
Oil Prices Rise, Fall Thanks to China
Oil Prices Rise, Fall Thanks to China
Oil prices fell on Monday, paring gains after rising to more than two-month highs, on mixed signals over China, the world's top crude importer, potentially relaxing its strict COVID-19 restrictions.  West Texas crude dropped to $91 per barrel at Monday’s close, after jumping up to over $93 at one point Monday; the highest West Texas price we’ve seen since August 30th.   Prices climb...
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Increase Trade Programs
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Increase Trade Programs
On Thursday, a host of lawmakers, including Washington’s Dan Newhouse and Kim Schrier introduced legislation that looks to boost trade and support American farmers.  The Supporting Market Access to Reinvigorate Trade (SMART) Act of 2022, would increase funding to several trade focused programs at USDA, including the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMDP).     Oth

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