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Indiana School to Build Tornado Safe Room with $1.6M Grant

Federal officials have awarded a southern Indiana school district $1.6 million to build a tornado safe room at an elementary school. The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow Salem Community Schools to add the safe room at … Continue reading

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Fewer Deer Equals Fewer Collisions Caused by Deer in South Carolina

Records show that collisions between vehicles and deer in South Carolina are declining. The State in Columbia reports that a review by South Carolina public safety officials shows that vehicles and deer collided more than 2,200 times in 2014. That … Continue reading

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12 Injured in Kentucky Amusement Park Ride Accident

Authorities say at least 12 people were injured when a swing ride at an amusement park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, tipped over. The Daily News reports emergency officials were dispatched to Beech Bend Amusement Park around 6 p.m. on July … Continue reading

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Alabama Police Department Granted Access to 2,000 Surveillance Cameras

Mobile, Ala., officials have unveiled a new public safety initiative that will allow police access to more than 2,000 surveillance cameras. AL.com reports that as of July 23, the Mobile Police Department had access to over 2,000 live security camera … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Effective And Stress-Free Budgeting

Spending less than we make is often cited as the most important personal finance goal. It helps us get out of debt, save for emergencies, and stash money away for retirement. It’s the primary habit that enables us to achieve some … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Continue Pushing July Lows

Mortgage rates continued modestly lower for the 5th straight day, further extending Friday’s push to the lowest levels of July.  Even so, most borrowers will see the same rates on lenders quotes, with the improvements in the form of lower … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Finally Buck Trend

Mortgage rates bucked the recent trend of steady, modest improvements to end just slightly higher today.  That said, the move was just as small as most recent examples, and barely returns most lenders to last Friday’s rates.  At the time, … Continue reading

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Omega’s Cooperman says would not buy energy shares aggressively: CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leon Cooperman, chief executive of hedge fund Omega Advisors, said on Tuesday that he would not buy energy shares aggressively given the current situation in China. “I would not want to be buying aggressively into oil. … Continue reading

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Denials fly in war of nerves over Greek debt talks

By Renee Maltezou and Francesco Guarascio ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 … Continue reading

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U.S. consumer mood darkens, home price growth stalls

By Richard Leong and Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer confidence suffered its biggest blow in four years in July on a less upbeat jobs outlook, while home appreciation in major cities stalled in May, suggesting a spring … Continue reading

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