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Northwest Missouri State University Adds 2 New Goalkeepers to 2016 Roster

Jul 22, 16 Northwest Missouri State University Adds 2 New Goalkeepers to 2016 Roster

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Tracy Hoza, head soccer coach at Northwest Missouri State University, announced this year’s two new additions to the women’s Bearcat soccer team. Goal keepers Brooke McClusky and Rileigh Spahn have been added to the 2016 roster. “I’m very excited to add to our goalkeeper depth for 2016,” said Hoza. “Brooke’s biggest strength is that she is a great shot stopper and has excellent distribution. The first thing you notice about Rileigh is how athletic she is and her exceptional reaction speed.” McClusky comes with an impressive resume despite spending her 2015 season as a red shirt freshman for the University of Arkansas. According to Maryville Daily, she is a former All-State, All-Region and All-Utah Valley performer at Maple Mountain High School. She currently holds the record at her high school for the highest number of saves. She has five years experience being a goalkeeper with the Utah ODP. Considering that more than 209,000 high school girls play soccer in the U.S., it is likely that both players learned to master their skills while in school. Many times, players learn to do so in hopes of attracting college scouts for scholarship opportunities. Spahn is also a record-holder at her high school. She currently holds the title for single season and single match records for saves at Glenwood High School, where she used to attend. Not only did she excel in sports, but also in academics, too. She was the president of her class, an all-conference academic honoree, and a two-year member of the National Honor Society. Both players are expected to make great additions to the team whose goal is to win this year’s championship. The 2016 season begins on Wednesday, September 7 for the Bearcat soccer team. The girls will play against Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Their first home game will be at Bearcat Pitch on Friday, September 9 against...

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Corporate Debt Projected to Swell to Over $75 Trillion by 2020

Jul 22, 16 Corporate Debt Projected to Swell to Over $75 Trillion by 2020

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The average U.S. household carries an average of $129,579 in total debt, but that’s nothing compared to the projected amount of corporate debt the nation will be seeing in the next few years. By 2020, corporate debt is predicted to swell to $75 trillion from its current standing at $51 trillion, according to S&P Global Ratings. Under normal circumstances, that level wouldn’t be a major issue on the condition that credit quality remains high, interest rates and inflation remain low, and economic growth persists. However, that’s a best-case scenario. If those factors swing in the opposite direction, corporate America could face an issue of disastrous proportions as it seeks to manage its growing debt. In a worst-case scenario, an impending “crexit” could be looming in the not-so-distant future. This would entail a withdrawal by lenders from the credit markets, and could contribute to sudden tightening of conditions and result in yet another financial nightmare. However, corporate America’s issues are dwarfed by the ever-increasing mountain of the nation’s debt. According to data released by the U.S. Treasury, the federal debt moved above $19.4 trillion for the first time as of the close of business on Tuesday. In October 2015, Congress passed the “Bipartisan Budget Act,” which acted to suspend the legal debt limit until March 2017. President Obama signed the bill in November 2015. Less than nine months after the President signed that bill, the federal debt has increased by $1,249,380,205,181.94. “The public debt limit is suspended through March 15, 2017. On March 16, 2017, the limit is increased to accommodate obligations issued during the suspension period,” the Congressional Research Service summary states. Though it accounts for debt on a national level, there will likely be no government intervention to stem the flow of corporate America’s tidal wave of debt. Despite the rapidly increasing debt, central banks have been hesitant to pump the brakes at all. Interest rates remain low globally, generating a sharp increase in both corporate and government debt. “Central banks remain in...

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After Historic Flooding, WV Attorney General Issues Warning to Potential Car Buyers

Jul 19, 16 After Historic Flooding, WV Attorney General Issues Warning to Potential Car Buyers

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Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General of West Virginia, announced to consumers to be careful when shopping and purchasing for vehicles this summer because of potential scams. According to West Virginia Record, due to the major flooding that West Virginia experienced this summer, vehicles that were submerged by the flooding are going up for sale. Morrisey wants to make sure these damaged vehicles aren’t sold to unsuspected car buyers. “With so many vehicles destroyed by this summer’s historic flooding,” Morrisey said, “it’s plausible someone may try to take advantage of the situation. That’s why potential car buyers must be on guard and watch for deals that seem too good to be true.” On average, car buyers go into a purchasing contract relatively blind. Wholly 52% of consumers don’t know what make or model they want to purchase before even walking into a dealership. The Attorney General encourages consumers to be more vigilant than usual when searching for online deals. West Virginia state law prohibits the resale of a submerged vehicle without a salvaged title. This means that anyone trying to sell a submerged vehicle needs to repair the total loss with a licensed salvaged mechanic, including documentation of its salvage title and redeemed status. Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the West Virginia Legislature almost passed a law that would allow auto dealers to sell vehicles “as is.” “With current law,” said Dave McMahon, Charleston public interest lawyer, “if you buy a vehicle and it ends up having problems because of it, you get your money back. With ‘as is,’ you’re stuck with it, unless you specifically asked, ‘Was it in the flood?’ and the dealer lied to you.” Morrisey recommends consumers obtain a vehicle’s history from CARFAX, have a reputable mechanic inspect the vehicle in question before the purchase, pay particular attention to a vehicle that’s had multiple owners over a short period of time, and maintain a “buyer beware”...

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Rising Prices in the Sneaker Industry Thanks to Millionaire Celebrities

Jul 19, 16 Rising Prices in the Sneaker Industry Thanks to Millionaire Celebrities

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Everyone enjoys a good pair of sneakers. On average, a solid pair of skateboarding shoes costs about $50 to $100. According to some NBA superstars and rap icons, however, the $140 to $150 price range is more reasonable. “As humbly as I can say it, I’m not a $88 player,” said Kevin Durant, the newest member of the Golden State Warriors. “I’m an elite player in the league.” Time reports that Durant, who already has a net worth of more than $120 million, just signed a two-year $54 million contract with Golden State. But times are still tough in the sneaker industry, apparently. “On these shoes,” Durant said, “you get it all, and for a nice price. You get the newest innovation, you get the newest Zoom bag, and you get my story along with it. If you’re a fan of what I do in the game of basketball, this is perfect for you.” Many of Durant’s would-be sneaker-buyers and fans are upset not only with the price hike of those sneakers by a whopping $62, but also with his recent decision to join the only team that deterred his Oklahoma City Thunder from winning a championship during the last two seasons. The Huffington Post posted a video of a young Thunder fan being brought to tears after hearing about Durant’s decision to move. “I hate him,” said the little boy, “I’d punch him in the face.” That same week, another celebrity announced the launch of his own footwear brand. Rap phenom Future just released a Reebok sneaker design that will sell for around $140 a pair. According to DJBooth, rap culture and sneaker culture are still synonymous. “This partnership not only continues our brand’s longstanding legal of working with the world’s best hip-hop artists,” said Todd Glinksy, vice president of Reebok Classic and Entertainment Global, “but also solidifies Reebok Classic’s commitment to never back down from pushing boundaries. I’ve had a preview of what’s to come from Future and Reebok and I can’t...

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