Robots are getting better at doing human jobs. That’s probably good for the economy — but there are some serious downsides, too. Machines are expected to displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade, according to a report released Wednesday by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm.…

President Donald Trump falsely claimed again on Tuesday that North Korea continues to send the US the remains of American troops who died in North Korean territory during the Korean War. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump was asked about his latest letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said it…

As a self-proclaimed “princess,” Shantell “Shannie” Pooser is comfortable in the spotlight. But instead of a tiara or a ballgown, this 17-year-old prefers a pair of silver wings and a crisp, navy blue flight attendant’s uniform. Pooser is American Airlines’ first honorary flight attendant with Down syndrome. Since pinning on those wings and posting about…

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Chattanooga City Council set BID public hearing

Chattanooga City Council set BID public hearing

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Downtown Central Business Improvement District or BID is back on the table for discussion. Chattanooga City Council members approved a resolution with six yes votes to set a public hearing to establish the district at their agenda meeting Tuesday night. Some property owners have petitioned for the creation of…

Chattanooga City Council building renamed after local icon

Chattanooga City Council building renamed after local icon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga City Council members honored a Chattanooga legend on Tuesday. City officials and family of John P. Franklin, Sr. unveiled Franklin’s name that’s now displayed on the front of the city council building. Franklin was the first African American elected for Chattanooga City Commission in 1971. Among many accomplishments, he also…

Chattanooga City Council takes final vote, approves FY20 budget

Chattanooga City Council takes final vote, approves FY20 budget

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga City Council unanimously approved the final reading of the 2020 budget at their meeting Tuesday night. The budget includes $28 million to go to road improvements. That includes repairs to Lake Resort Drive, Hamill Road, Elder Mountain Road, and the Wilcox Blvd. Tunnel. There is also funding for seven…

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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…