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U.S. President Donald Trump lands huge “Phase 1” deal with China

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On Friday, October 18th, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivered a major announcement on progress regarding trade negotiations with China—one that spells out big wins ahead for American workers and for our terrific farming community.

President Trump: America and China come to a substantial “phase one deal.”

After meeting with China’s Vice Premier at the White House, President Trump announced that terms have been reached in principle over some of the most important issues facing American businesses.

United States President Donald J. Trump

United States President Donald J. Trump

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average Slowly, but Steadily Declines for Three Weeks

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says despite an unseasonal spike in demand, according to the Energy Information Admiration’s (EIA) latest data sets, gas prices are decreasing for the majority of motorists across the country as crude oil prices (WTI) remain under $54.00/bbl.

Today, the national average gas price is $2.63, which is two cents less than last week and 26 cents cheaper than last year, but six-cents more expensive than last month.

Gas prices at the pump continue to fall. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump continue to fall. (AAA)

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AAA says Majority of United States Pays Less to Fill-Up, California’s Gas Prices Spike

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA reports that the national gas price average continues to hold steady on the week at $2.65, which is nine cents more expensive than last month, but 26 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Most motorists around the country are seeing prices decline or stabilize, with the majority of states seeing gas prices decrease by as much as a nickel since last Monday.

Gas prices decline at the pump for most of the country. (AAA)

Gas prices decline at the pump for most of the country. (AAA)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Trending Cheaper

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says that two weeks after attacks on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, the majority of Americans are starting to see signs of gas prices trending cheaper. While the national average may have only decreased by a penny on the week, 10 states saw pump prices decline by a nickel or more.

“Crude oil prices have dropped close to where they were right before the drone attacks on the Saudi oil facilities,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Prices at the Gas Pump begin to fall. (AAA)

Prices at the Gas Pump begin to fall. (AAA)

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American Heart Association says High Blood Pressure Treatment may slow Cognitive Decline

 

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LAHigh blood pressure appears to accelerate cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults and treating high blood pressure may slow down the process, according to a preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

The findings are important because high blood pressure and cognitive decline are two of the most common conditions associated with aging, and more people are living longer worldwide.

An optical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, Camilo Mejia Prada, shines a light on the interior of a testbed for an instrument called a coronagraph that will fly aboard the WFIRST space telescope. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Matthew Luem)

An optical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, Camilo Mejia Prada, shines a light on the interior of a testbed for an instrument called a coronagraph that will fly aboard the WFIRST space telescope. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Matthew Luem)

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Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education sends students, professors to China for the summer

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, Amanda Crumb opened an innocent-looking email promoting a free trip to China. The information seemed legitimate, but the promise of a hassle-free, all expenses paid trip caused her to hesitate. Was this one of those email phishing scams?

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

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AAA reports Crude Oil Prices Spike Following Attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities

 

AAATampa, FL – On the week, the national gas price average held steady at $2.56, but motorists can expect some volatility at the pump in the coming days and weeks.

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia experienced drone attacks on two major oil facilities – including the world’s largest, Abqaiq. The attacks have taken 5.7 million (crude) barrels per day off the market, accounting for about 6% of the global supply.

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

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AAA reports Gas Price Trends Falling into Place for Autumn

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says gas prices continue to trend – slowly, but surely – cheaper with half of all states seeing pump prices drop two-cents on the week. This caused the national average to push cheaper by a penny down to $2.56. Today’s average is 11-cents less than a month ago and 28-cents cheaper than a year ago.

In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) notes that U.S. gasoline demand saw a steady decline from 9.9 million b/d to 9.4 million b/d, a reading typical for the start of fall.

Gas prices to get cheaper this Autumn. (AAA)

Gas prices to get cheaper this Autumn. (AAA)

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Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education developing relationship with Jordan’s Yarmouk University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a hot July morning in Irbid, Jordan, while cars weaved past the city’s khaki-colored buildings, Dr. Dana Christman enjoyed a cup of Turkish coffee in Yarmouk University’s air-conditioned campus. The Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor had traveled more than 6,000 miles to visit the school, and with the small jolt of caffeine spurring her on, she helped develop a new relationship between her home campus and the Jordanian university.

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Christman met with Yarmouk University administrators this summer. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Christman met with Yarmouk University administrators this summer. (APSU)

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Marsha Blackburn Discusses Huawei, USMCA, Taliban on Fox News’ The Next Revolution

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined the set of Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton for an hour-long, wide-ranging discussion on Huawei, China, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and more.

On Huawei

“In China, you do not know where the military ends and the commerce sector begins… Should we be blocking Huawei across the board? Absolutely… They are setting up their foundation for cyber warfare, which they fully believe is the way they are going to move to dominance.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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