Gas prices on average went down over the last week.
According to Gasbuddy.com, Westmoreland County’s average price of gas is $3.10 a gallon.
As far as surrounding counties are concerned, Armstrong County to the north has the highest with $3.13 a gallon, while Indiana and Cambria Counties have the lowest with $3.06 a gallon.
The statewide average is at $3.03 a gallon, which is three-cents lower than last week.
Source: GAS PRICES COME DOWN A LITTLE | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA
Ray McFeely, is one of the founding members of a new organization that’s hoping to change the dying situation in downtown Greensburg.
It will do that by hosting events meant to attract members of the public into the city.
Source: Greensburg business owners unite to revitalize downtown | TribLIVE
An official announcement is expected Friday.
The president’s green light came after a meeting Thursday with top economic officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
The move represents a serious escalation of trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies — just as Trump has also picked fights with allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union over steel and aluminum.
Source: Trump approves tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods
The Fed boosted a key interest rate again — its seventh hike since 2015. The move, which was expected, will trigger higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing.
Source: Fed Raises Interest Rates For Second Time In 2018 : NPR
Amazon Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers are produced by Chinese laborers who work long hours for low pay without proper safety training, finds a new report by China Labor Watch, a U.S.-based humanitarian group.
China Labor Watch launched a nine-month investigation into the Hengyang Foxconn factory, which produces some of Amazon’s most sought after products. Amongst a number of labor violations, the group discovered that laborers were required to work at least 100 hours of overtime per month– Chinese law caps overtime at 36 hours per month.
Source: Amazon Factory Employees Forced to Work 100 Hours of Overtime in Unsafe Working Conditions: Report
President Donald Trump shook up a meeting of the leaders of the world’s richest countries with a proposal to eliminate all barriers to global trade, a shift from his aggressive tariff threats ahead of the summit.
Trump headed into the Group of Seven meeting after imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Europe and picking fights with some of his fellow leaders. Once on the ground in Quebec, though, he turned the tables on allies who accuse the U.S. of protectionism by offering what his top economic adviser described as a “free trade proclamation.”
Source: Trump Turns Tables on G-7 Allies With Free-Trade ‘Proclamation’
Spotify has scrapped the policy that removed R Kelly from their playlists.
“We created concern that allegations might affect artists’ chances of landing on a Spotify playlist and negatively impact their future,” the statement explains.
Source: Spotify removes ‘hate conduct’ policy following backlash – BBC News
Sears has announced another round of store closures and a Kmart location in Latrobe is one of the locations that will close.
In a written statement, Sears identified 100 “non-profitable” Sears and Kmart locations across the country, and those stores will start going out of business sales as early as June 14th. The list includes the Kmart at the Mountain Laurel Plaza in Latrobe, and Sears stores at South Hills Village and The Mall at Robinson.
Source: LATROBE KMART, TWO SEARS STORES TO CLOSE | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA
The U.S. economy added a robust 223,000 jobs in May, which was better than expected, as the labor market maintained steady growth.
Source: Economy adds 223K jobs in May, unemployment down to 3.8 percent
Stocks traded higher on Monday as trade tensions between the U.S. and China dissipated for the moment, while investor sentiment was also boosted by a slew of dealmaking activity.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 280 points, with Boeing and General Electric as the best-performing stocks in the index. The Dow also traded above 25,000 for the first time since mid-March.
The S&P 500 gained 0.6 percent as industrials jumped 1.5 percent. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.3 percent. The major indexes pared gains after
Source: Dow surges more than 250 points as US-China trade war is placed ‘on hold’