New Ceasefire Agreement Reached In Ukraine

New Ceasefire Agreement Reached In Ukraine

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France have reached an agreement to end the fighting in war torn Ukraine. The nation has been engulfed in conflict for nearly a year as Russian backed separatists have fought the central government for control of the eastern portion of the country that borders Russia. Western powers believe…


Mississippi and Alabama Top States in Terms of Obesity

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Mississippi is once again the state with the highest rate of obese people. Alabama follows closely behind at number 2. A person is considered obese when they have a body mass index higher than 30. BMI is based on your weight and height. The entire country is struggling with an obesity problem, but the South…


Sears Closing Mobile Store

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Sears has announced that they will be closing their Bel Air Mall location later this year. The store will begin a liquidation sale on July 17th. The Auto Center will also be closing. Sears is expected to remain open until August or September. The store and Auto Center have around 100 employees. Some will be…


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…


Tim Cook To Donate Fortune To Charity

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Apple CEO and Baldwin County native Tim Cook has announced that he will be donating his fortune to charity. According to Fortune, Cook will be donating approximately $785 million, after he pays for his 10 year old nephew’s college education. He joins tech titans Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Larry Ellison in pledging to donate…


Banks Get Huge Win In Budget Deal

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The omnibus appropriations bill recently passed by Congress contained a provision that has caused a big controversy in Washington. The bill rolled backed a key regulation from the Dodd-Frank bank reform legislation that prevented banks from using funds guaranteed by the federal government in risky investments. Essentially, the likelihood of further bailouts of big Wall…


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…


Patriots Beat Seahawks In Thrilling Super Bowl Victory

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The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX in stunning fashion last night, ripping victory from the jaws of defeat. It was the fourth Super Bowl win for the Patriots, as well as the fourth for MVP Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. This fourth championship came ten years after the Pats won 3…