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Local and statewide groups are seeking payday and auto-title loan reform in Waco and McLennan County. Organizers say payday lenders are draining millions from the local economy. 


Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown. 


James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


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The latest US job report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows only 142,000 were created in August – and the nation’s unemployment rate fell only slightly from 6.2 to 6.1 percent. 

While the August employment numbers for McLennan County and Waco won’t be released until later this month -- how is the city's job outlook fairing so far?


Energy economist, Gürcan Gülen says the implications of energy poverty are life threatening. The worst scenarios are found in parts of Africa, South Asia and India, where it causes increased illiteracy and decreased life expectancy. (*ENCORE)


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A recent study done by Baylor professor Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider is cracking some codes on why women are fleeing rewarding IT jobs – and what needs to change in the industry so they’ll stay.

Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.

Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.

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Central Waco doesn’t have many grocery stores. Over the past year, three major grocery stores have shut their doors in Waco. It’s part of a trend of grocery stores moving out of neighborhoods and into larger facilities where they can access more customers.


Narcissistic tendencies impair ethical judgment in the workplace, even if a person is religious. (*ENCORE)


Key strategies for attracting and retaining employees for multinational companies.


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