As President Donald Trump lands in Japan Saturday amid a worsening trade war with China, he could well be thinking back to a previous economic spat between Washington and an Asian economic powerhouse. In the 1980s, Japan was the big bad. Its economy was booming — the second largest in the world — and many…

As Americans gas up for the start of the summer driving season, they’ll pay the highest Memorial Day prices at the pump since 2014. And they’ll have trouble finding any sort of middle lane in the oil wars of American politics. Voters in 2020 can choose President Donald Trump, who brags about oil production —…

The trouble with democracy is that it works. Generally people get what they want. But what if electorates vote for politicians who don’t care for democracy or don’t understand its values? Who steps in to keep democracy on course? You might think the answer would be the electorate, but you may be wrong. Now, democracy…

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VW Chattanooga workers get former boss back

VW Chattanooga workers get former boss back

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – In the middle of a battle to get a Union vote, VW workers in Chattanooga are now getting their old boss back. Current Volkswagen Chattanooga CEO Antonio Pinto is leaving. The company has announced that Frank Fischer is stepping into the position. Fischer was CEO at the plant from 2008 to…

Man shot in Hixson

Man shot in Hixson

HIXSON, Tenn. (WDEF) – A man was sent to the hospital Friday evening for a gunshot wound. Hamilton County deputies responded the 1360 block of Meadowood Drive at around 6:45 p.m. There was a report of a shooting. Authorities said that they found a man with what appeared to be a small caliber wound to…

Early heat means Salvation Army is out of fans

Early heat means Salvation Army is out of fans

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A lot of Chattanooga residents…who were caught off-guard by the sudden heat wave are turning to the Salvation Army for some relief. But for now, they are out of fans. The Salvation Army wants your help this holiday weekend, They are kicking off their “Beat The Heat” campaign early this year. They’ve…

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Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free, and we have an emergency fund of six months of expenses saved. We’d like to buy a home in the $250,000 to $275,000 price range in the near future, and we plan on saving $60,000 for a down payment. It should take a little less than two…

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dear Dave, My husband and I were listening to your radio show the other day. In it, you were speaking to a lady about buying a home. When you talk about mortgage payments being 25 percent or less of your take-home pay, does this figure include taxes and insurance or just principal and interest? Ann…

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dear Dave, I have my own small business. My annual sales are just over $100,000, and I have a couple of months in administrative and general expenses set aside. Should I have an emergency fund for my company, too? If so, how much? Taylor Dear Taylor This is a great question! I like the idea…