Tag: economy

Mayor Darling Invites President Trump to McAllen

McAllen (KFXV) — An invitation to President, Donald Trump, was approved this week by McAllen city commissioners. This after the new leader made comments about the lack of border security throughout his campaign. McAllen City Mayor, Jim Darling hopes this invitation to the president will give him a first-hand look at the issues affecting our border. Throughout his campaign, the Republican leader made it known that it was his priority to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Darling, says that before any action is taken, the president must first visit the border, learn about the issues...

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Small Business Saturday Shopping

RGV (KFXV) –This Saturday is known as Small Business Saturday where businesses around the Rio Grande Valley invite the public to shop local. According to statistics by “Small Business Loans” more than 27 million dollars were approved for 162 local businesses in the Rio Grande Valley. Making this Saturday’s sales essential to the local economy. If you’re out and about, make sure to visit local businesses near you for your holiday shopping this...

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Puerto Rico finds unexpected source of growth in agriculture

GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans are buying rice produced on the island for the first time in nearly 30 years. They are also eating locally grown mushrooms, kale and even arugula, along with more traditional crops such as plantains and pineapples. The U.S. territory is seeing something of an agricultural renaissance as new farms spring up across the island, supplying an increasing number of farmers’ markets and restaurants to meet consumer demand for fresher produce. Farming has become one of the few areas of growth on an island struggling to emerge from a 10-year-old recession and a...

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Health insurance gains due to Obama’s law, not economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s growing evidence that most of the dramatic gain in the number of Americans with health care coverage is due to President Barack Obama’s law, and not the gradual recovery of the nation’s economy. That could pose a political risk for Republicans running against “Obamacare” in the GOP primaries as they shift to the general election later this year. While the health care law remains highly unpopular in the party, the prospect of taking away health care coverage from millions of people could trigger a backlash if the eventual GOP nominee’s plan to replace it is...

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Does Trump have a health care plan? Does it matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s evolving ideas on health care do not amount to a full plan, and some proposals could mean new political and policy dilemmas for the Republican presidential front-runner and his party. One Trump idea — allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices — puts him at odds with Republican congressional leaders who favor the current system of private benefit managers bargaining with drugmakers. It aligns Trump with Democrat Hillary Clinton, who also favors direct negotiation by Medicare. The Trump campaign late Wednesday released a seven-point outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law and...

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