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Ford Fiesta unveiled in four trim levels

Ford Fiesta unveiled in four trim levels

In an attempt to convince buyers that a Ford is a more cost effective buy than a "Premium" brand, Ford's Ghia for the 21st century gets employed to create the Fiesta Vignale, with toys and trimmings and, we'd guess, better margins than the bread and butter cars.


Injunction blocks new overtime regs

Injunction blocks new overtime regs

A nationwide injunction was imposed by a judge in Texas at the request of 21 states, business groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Still others were given pay raises to move them above the higher exempt-employee salary threshold. Douville said at $913 per week, that figures out to $22.83 per hour and an overtime rate of $34.25 per hour. Businesses may consider options such as hiring additional staff or matching current employees' hours to ensure that the right tasks are performed at the ...


Britain promises close ties with Poland after EU exit

Britain promises close ties with Poland after EU exit

She has promised to curb migration from the bloc and has said the UK's approach to European Union citizens now residing in the country will depend on how Britons overseas are treated in the negotiations with Brussels. However, the British Prime Minister dodged a question about whether Britain would attempt to use its military muscle to try to secure a better Brexit deal with Poland.



Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

Although the Supreme Court has declared flag burning to be a constitutionally protected form of free speech, Donald Trump said Tuesday he still wants to make the practice illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in multiple instances that flag burning is legally protected under the First Amendment, despite efforts by Congress and other administrations to make the practice illegal.


Agency seeks $5M for dam safety following Hurricane Matthew

Agency seeks $5M for dam safety following Hurricane Matthew

Interestingly, Matthew weakened before landfall, and struck as a category 1. A number of folks on the G&G staff lit out for inland refuges, including the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, and a horse farm in York, South Carolina. But Barry Gilway, the Citizens president and CEO, said the 2016 storm season tested the insurer's ability to handle hurricane claims. Although Matthew never made landfall in Florida, its run up the coast led to emergency declarations, an evacuation order for ...


Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge evacuated due to wildfires

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge evacuated due to wildfires

The fire had been going in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "It's a devastating time for us and for Gatlinburg", Werner said at a news conference Tuesday. TEMA said on its website that State Hwy. 441 heading into Gatlinburg is closed except for emergency traffic and the same highway leaving the city is open for evacuations.