US Wins Women’s World Cup

US Wins Women’s World Cup

The US Women’s National Team ended a 16 year slump last night in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final. The US defeated Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 Women’s World Cup, their first since 1999. The win gave the US women three World Cup wins, the most of any nation. The US came out strong,…


Ken Stabler Dead At 69

Ken Stabler

Former Alabama and NFL quarterback Ken Stabler has passed away. Stabler died Wednesday, surrounded by family, after a battle with colon cancer. He was 69 at the time of his passing. Stabler leaves behind three daughters. Stabler was born in Foley, Alabama. Nicknamed “the Snake” by his coach, Stabler had a standout career at Foley…


Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors closed out the NBA Finals last night with a 105-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA title in 40 years. The win capped a sensational season for the Warriors which saw them win 67 games and net the regular season MVP for point guard Steph Curry. The…


Reebok Bringing Spartan Race To Saraland

Reebok Bringing Spartan Race

Local athletes will have a chance to test their limits this fall, as Reebok is bringing the Spartan Race to Saraland. The event, called the Alabama Super, will occur on October 17th, featuring over 20 obstacles and 30 elevation changes. The course is over 8 miles long. Registration pricing starts at $95 for an afternoon…


US Adds 257K Jobs In January

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The first jobs report of 2015 was issued by the Labor Department today, and the news was nearly all positive. The US added 257,000 jobs last month, and previous months were revised up. November’s job totals jumped to 441,000, the highest figure in 17 years. December’s numbers were revised up from 252,000 to 329,000. Hourly…


Third Quarter Growth Revised Up To 5%

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The US economy had an even stronger third quarter than was previously reported. The Commerce Department revised growth for the July-September period from 3.9%, which was already an impressive number, to an astonishing 5%. It was the largest level of growth for the US economy since 2003. The economy took quite a while to dig…


US Deficit Lowest Since 2008

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The US deficit has fallen to the lowest levels seen since 2008. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the US deficit for FY2014 was $486. The figure represents a $195 billion drop from FY2013, and the lowest level of Barack Obama’s presidency. The US deficit has been a growing problem over the last decade and…


Unemployment Rate Falls Below 6%

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For the first time in six years, the US unemployment rate has fallen below 6%. The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September, beating expectations and sending the unemployment rate from 6.1% to 5.9%. This is the healthiest the US job market has been since July of 2008. Numbers for July and August were also…