From staff and wire reports Published 12:25 AM EDT Apr 30, 2019 Alabama Birmingham: The city is considering mobile grocery stores to fill a gap in residential areas where healthy food options aren’t available. WBRC-TV reports that the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama already operates a truck that sells fruit, fresh vegetables and dairy products in so-called food deserts. City leaders are considering a plan to expand such offerings as part of an initiative by Mayor Randall Woodfin. Mobile stores wouldn’t be allowed on vacant lots, and they couldn’t operate within 1,000 feet of stores that sell similar food items. They could set up shop in commercial area and neighborhoods. The city says about 70% of residents live in areas that don’t have stores offering healthy food. The problem is getting worse with store closings in recent years. Alaska Anchorage: A minister is leading an effort to help an impoverished Native village create a new economy with the … [Read more...] about News from around our 50 states
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Christy Bieber The Motley Fool Published 8:04 AM EDT Apr 27, 2019 Is this a good time to refinance your debt? Here are a few debts that you should consider refinancing in 2019. Refinancing is a process by which you change the terms of current debt you owe. While many people are familiar with mortgage refinancing, you can actually refinance a whole bunch of different kinds of debt. In fact, here are four debts you may want to consider refinancing in 2019. 1. Student loan debt If you have private student loans, refinancing them may make sense if you can qualify for a loan at a lower interest rate. Many people get relatively high rates while they’re in school because they aren’t very qualified borrowers. Or they need to get a cosigner, such as a parent, to agree to share responsibility for the loan. If your credit and financial situation have improved, you may be able to qualify for a better rate than you had before -- and you may be able to qualify for a loan … [Read more...] about Pay off debt: refinance credit card, mortgage, car and student loans
Are private schools worth the money though? Fees for such schools vary widely. Full-time boarding fees could be €19,000 a year or more. Day fees at private schools in Dublin could be €6,000 a year or more. For a parent mulling over whether or not to pay for private education for a child, one of the key considerations is whether they'll improve their child's prospects in education, career, and life by doing so. This isn't an easy question to answer. A high percentage of pupils in private schools typically go on to third-level education - but this is equally true of many public schools. There are plenty of public and private schools where 100pc of pupils have gone on to third-level education, according to the school league tables published by the Sunday Independent earlier this year. In some public schools, the percentage of pupils who go to college is higher than it is in some private schools. The inverse is also true. School league tables have their limitations - and are … [Read more...] about €120,000 question for parents: is the cost of a private school worth it?
A decade has passed since the start of the Great Recession – the momentous downturn that shook the global economy as none had since the 1930s. In the intervening years, the world has experienced a slow but consistent recovery. Economic dangers, however, are now apparent at every turn: a new global debt crisis, trade wars between great powers and a Chinese slowdown. The IMF has cut its world growth forecast for 2019 to 3.5 per cent (compared to 3.9 per cent in July 2018), citing lower growth in both advanced and emerging economies and the rising likelihood of a negative economic shock. Some market analysts are now warning of a possible global recession this year – far earlier than most have anticipated. But how much danger are we in? And what would be the economic and political consequences of a new crash? On the surface, it is unclear what explains the new mood of pessimism. In our interconnected world, global growth is intimately linked to the fortunes of the largest … [Read more...] about The next crash: why the world is unprepared for the economic dangers ahead