Goldman Sachs CEO apologizes to people of Malaysia on earnings call

Goldman Sachs’ new CEO is apologizing for the role of a former banker in Malaysia’s multi-billion dollar embezzlement scandal. “It is very clear that the people of Malaysia were defrauded by many individuals, including the highest members of the prior government,” David Solomon said Wednesday on the company’s earnings call. Tim Leissner, the company’s former…

Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, President Donald Trump’s ally who in the 1990s presided over one of the longest government shutdowns in US history, said Wednesday that Trump should stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and instead ramp up the pressure on rank-and-file Democrats. Gingrich said he would…

2018 was the hottest year ever recorded for the planet’s oceans

2018 was the hottest on record for Earth’s oceansThe hottest 5 years have all occurred since 2014Ocean heating provides proof of global warmingWarmer oceans lead to sea level rise, stronger storms

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Commissioners address mental health of inmates

Commissioners address mental health of inmates

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton county sheriff’s department has been trying to get inmates with mental issues out of the Silverdale lock up. Two grants were presented at Wednesday’s county commission meeting, which will help resolve the issue. They’re worth $120,000. Commissioner David Sharpe also offered an amendment for matching funds from the county, which passed.…

Former site of Harriet Tubman Homes rezoned

Former site of Harriet Tubman Homes rezoned

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A manufacturer can now build on the land where the Harriet Tubman Homes used to stand in East Chattanooga. The area in question is the giant field located in the 1900 block of Roanoke Avenue. Many may remember the lines of public housing units known as the Harriet Tubman homes that…

Google building major solar farm to power data center in northeast Alabama

Google building major solar farm to power data center in northeast Alabama

HOLLYWOOD, Alabama (WDEF) – The data center that Google is building in Hollywood, Alabama is going to use a lot of electricity. So on Wednesday, the company announced they are investing in greener power usage. Google plans to buy output of several new solar farms in a deal with TVA, including a 150 megawatt operation…

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Dave Says: You need actions, not words

Dave Says: You need actions, not words

Dear Dave, My husband and I have about $20,000 in credit card debt, plus payments on a new truck. We also have a camper he bought before we got married that we’re still making payments on. I recently received a $50,000 inheritance, and I’d like to use that money to help get us out of…

Dave Says: Paid In Full

Dave Says: Paid In Full

Dear Dave, I’ve been late on a credit card bill several times, and it was turned over to a collection agency. They have offered a couple of different payment options. If I agree to one of these, does that mean the original creditor gets paid, too? Carter   Dear Carter, A collection agency either owns…

Dave Says: Don’t Play The Game

Dave Says: Don’t Play The Game

Dear Dave, How do you feel about timeshares, and the free trips and dinners they offer as part of their sales pitches? Is it possible to win with these things? Dan   Dear Dan, In my opinion, timeshares are a complete waste of time and money. Lots of folks go into this kind of thing believing they’ll…

Five Ways to Give Yourself a Raise in 2019

Five Ways to Give Yourself a Raise in 2019

Five Ways to Give Yourself a Raise in 2019 By Rachel Cruze Everyone starts out a new year with the best intentions. We’re going to lose weight, or eat better, or work out more. I don’t know about you, but I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to shelling out a bunch of money…