March sees employment gains across the Tri-Cities

 By DON FENLEY March’s two labor market reports are cocked full of good news for the Tri-Cities. The March unemployment rate was 5.9%, down 0.4% from February. Tennessee’s preliminary rate was also 5.9% and the U.S. rate was … [Read more...]

Some Tri-Cities homeowners cash in on home equity, seriously underwater mortgages increase

By DON FENLEY The number of homeowners in an equity-rich position has declined in most Tri-Cities counties. At the same time, the number of seriously underwater mortgages increased. That’s the broad sweep from RealtyTrac’s Q1 Equity and Underwater … [Read more...]

Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

  According to a Washington Post report, “Unemployment is almost back to normal, but the economy isn't. That isn't because the unemployment rate makes things look better than they really are. It's because even though the unemployment rate … [Read more...]

Healthcare: The Biggest Front In The Coming Jobs War

The Chairman of Gallup, Jim Clifton, made a strong case that we’re in World War III in his book The Coming Jobs War. Just as the previous wars impacted which countries would lead the world in prosperity, the “war” we are in will dictate … [Read more...]