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Yuki Noguchi, a correspondent on NPR's Business Desk out of Washington, D.C., recently visited Murray State's Wrather Auditorium to discuss business, the economy, and more. Noguchi visited the Sounds Good studio prior to her evening lecture to discuss her journalism career, the importance of empathy, and music.


A Colorado based company is bringing new businesses and a resource center to Cairo, Illinois. 

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A new study shows Kentucky’s business tax environment had the greatest improvement in the nation. The state ranked 23rd this year in the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index published by the Tax Foundation, a 16 spot improvement over last year.

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  After recently filing for bankruptcy a national outdoors products retail chain said Monday they will be liquidating all of their locations. Gander Mountain announced in a release after selling certain assets to RV and camping retailer ‘Camping World.’

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Women of all ages and backgrounds gathered in a ballroom at Murray State University this week for Leadership Women Launch, an annual conference training women to be leaders in business. Taylor Inman spoke with some of the women in attendance to learn more.

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The Ohio Valley once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now the region is seeing a move toward “right-to-work” laws, which unions oppose. Proponents say the laws attract new businesses but opponents say there’s little evidence to support that. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource has a closer look. 

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The Sears Department Store in Kentucky Oaks Mall is set to close in mid March. Mall representatives say they’ve been anticipating the closing for a while and are working to fill the space.

President-elect Donald Trump delivered a campaign-style speech at what was billed as the first stop in a thank-you tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, tonight, in which he pledged to unite America while at the same time recounting old grievances against the news media, and his political opponents.

Trump also used the occasion to announce he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, calling him "the closest thing we have to Gen. George Patton of our time."

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The international refugee crisis caused by people fleeing the war-torn Middle East has been a high-profile issue in the presidential campaign. Becca Schimmel of Ohio Valley ReSource reports.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he wants to eliminate or revise some of the state's 4,500 regulations governing private businesses.