Business & Economy

President-elect Donald Trump vows its going to be "very, very difficult" for companies to move their operations outside the U.S. under his administration.

Trump appeared Thursday afternoon before workers at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis, whose jobs were saved when the company reversed plans to expand to a facility in Mexico. That decision followed calls Trump made to the top executive of Carrier's parent company, United Technologies.

The Obama administration is challenging a federal judge's decision last month to block the implementation of a new rule that would have made 4 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.

The Department of Labor and its co-defendants filed a notice of appeal at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday, the same day that the rule was set to take effect before the temporary injunction was issued.

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An aluminum trailer manufacturer is locating to Dawson Springs, creating 50 full-time jobs. Wink Equipment is investing $1.55 million the deal, including building a 69,000 square foot facility. 

Kentucky farmers are grappling with continuing challenges in the world agriculture economy.  There’s no immediate relief in sight.

A review of this year's Kentucky's agricultural production with an eye on 2017 is on the agenda at the state Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.  The convention is underway in Louisville through Saturday. Some 2,000 people are expected to attend.

A Kentucky man is thankful that fire damage to the oldest hotel in Gatlinburg is manageable. 

NOTICE:  This story underwent revision with updated fire fatality information

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Kentucky’s jobless rate continues a steady decline below the national average according to the latest report from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training

Federal regulators say the nation's railroads are making slow and uneven progress in installing positive train control, technology that could prevent train crashes, and there is growing concern that several railroads may not make the government's deadline for implementing the system.

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FedEx is delivering 500 Christmas trees to Fort Campbell soldiers this Saturday as part of the Trees for Troops program. 

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West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) is making a push to purchase the former Mid-Continent University in Mayfield and turn it into a technology park. 

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Churchill Downs is working to complete a $37 million project in time to add more than 1,800 seats for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. 

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