Why some Amazon workers are going on strike on Prime Day

At a time of rising activism among workers, some Amazon employees are using Prime Day to protest their pay, working conditions and a range of other issues. Prime Day is the biggest event of the year for Amazon, which has built one of the most efficient supply chains in the world. But some warehouse workers…

Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Sen. Bernie Sanders, while wading in to a local fight over a Philadelphia hospital, proposed Monday a plan to create a federal fund to help local governments purchase for-profit hospitals struggling with debt and in danger of closing. The announcement came during a speech at a rally to save Hahnemann University Hospital. Hahnemann is currently…

Canada releases a Canada-shaped coin

Step aside America, Canada just reinvented the coin. The Royal Canadian Mint decided to break the mold — literally — and design a coin in the shape of Canada in honor of Canada Day. Erica Maga, product manager at the Royal Canadian Mint, told CNN this was a first for the Mint. The engineering and…

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YMCA Mobile Market receives grant

YMCA Mobile Market receives grant

A Chattanooga program that delivers fresh, affordable food right to the doors of people in need received a grant. The post YMCA Mobile Market receives grant appeared first on WDEF.

People in Chattanooga stand up against hate

People in Chattanooga stand up against hate

People in Chattanooga are working together to stand up against hate. On Monday, at the Council Against Hate‘s public meeting people learned about what they do and how to get involved. They gathered at the Camp House. Their mission is to understand the factors leading to the spread of violent extremism and intolerance in Chattanooga.…

La Paz Alerts Local Latinx Community About Court Ordered Deportation

La Paz Alerts Local Latinx Community About Court Ordered Deportation

CHATTANOOGA, Tennesee (WDEF)- Immigrant families across America are preparing for possible deportation. La Paz Chattanooga is an organization that informs local Latinx families of their rights. The Trump administration is planning a court-ordered mass deportation in ten cities including Atlanta. Chattanooga is not one of those cities, but La Paz has been working with several…

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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…