2:38 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

MSU Professor: Businesses Have a Social Responsibility to End Human Trafficking

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We begin a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our first guest is Dr. Katherine Taken Smith, who teaches consumer behavior and promotions management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. She published an article on human trafficking and its connection with businesses, what corporations can do to eliminate human trafficking in their supply chains and how consumer behavior can put pressure on businesses to be proactive in curbing the demand for this modern form of slavery. 

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3:51 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

New $500k Microloan Program for Small Businesses

A new half-million dollar microloan program is seeking small businesses and entrepreneurs in the region. Marta Elliot, Purchase Area Development District Business Lending Director, and Chris Wooldridge, District Director of Murray State's Small Business Development Center, have partnered to bring awareness of this new loan available from the Small Business Administration and speak about it with Kate on Sounds Good.

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10:38 am
Mon January 20, 2014

New Business Creation in KY Continues to Rise

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A new federal report shows some good news for Kentucky enterprise.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says, according to the latest available data, the state led the country in new businesses created during the second quarter of 2013.  Governor Steve Beshear's office says almost 6,700 new businesses opened in the Commonwealth in that quarter, many of them businesses with five or fewer employees.

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7:00 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Commentary: Not Understanding Language is Bad for Corporate America

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Have you ever tried to contact a business and be patched to a phone operator for whom English is not their native language or has an accent so thick that communicating becomes difficult? If so, commentator Celia Brewer has your sympathy. She says what while she respects all languages and cultures, simple phone calls to American businesses should not be made laborious by the lack of understanding the language and that outsourcing call centers is bad for business.

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8:16 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Illinois Starts Employment Security Effort

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security will send emails to 800,000 business leaders and workers to highlight state services. Agency Director Jay Rowell said Wednesday the emails will offer help to companies in hiring, setting wages and building business plans. He says the effort will help get people back to work. 

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4:07 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Panama Canal Expansion Could be a Chance for Increased Paducah Port Traffic

Discussion at this morning’s Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership breakfast focused on benefits western Kentucky ports will see with the expansion of the Panama Canal. 

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10:45 am
Thu July 19, 2012

KY Chamber of Commerce Report Evaluates Business Climate

Dave Adkisson

Kentucky's business climate is consistently dragged down by low incomes, high poverty, and poor health. That's one of the conclusions of the comprehensive report released this week by the state's Chamber of Commerce.

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1:30 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Kentucky Secretary of State Issues Business Filings Report

Kentucky’s Secretary of State has issued a good news-bad news report on business filings.

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4:51 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Fireworks Sales Down for Many Vendors

County burn bans across the region have outlawed amateur fireworks displays and that hurts the bottom line for many fireworks vendors.

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Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/11/12

"Of course there will be conditions. Whoever gives money never gives it away for free."

Today on NPR: Spain becomes the fourth eurozone country to get a financial rescue.

Around the Commonwealth:

Ashland and Elizabethtown natives picked up a Tony Awards last night.

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