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Metro Louisville works to inform west Louisville business owners about opportunities

Wall Street went to work Wednesday knowing oil prices were moving slightly higher after two days of sharp declines.

Traders also reacted to news Iran test fired nine missiles. The missiles and the oil helped push stocks lower.

The Dow is down 236.77 points to close at 11.147.

The Nasdaq also closed down 59.55 points at 2,234.


Kentucky has been dealt a winning hand by the company considered the world's largest maker of playing cards.

After more than 100 years in a Cincinnati suburb, the United States Playing Card Company is moving its headquarters to northern Kentucky near the airport.  The move means 500 jobs to Boone County.


Knowledge is power, and the city is working to improve both for west Louisville business owners.

West Louisville Economic Development opened the classroom Wednesday to small and medium size businesses.

The city learned in focus groups that small business owners are too often unaware of incentives available to help their business grow, or in some cases simply sustain itself.

The workshops are aimed at teaching business owners how to take advantage of what's out there to help them.

DeVone Holt. the director of West Louisville Economic Development, says, "So today it's alphabet soup, just about every incentive with a acronym you can think of today is being discussed.  And they get a chance to ask questions, dialogue with the people who facilitate the processes, and the hope is that the end of the day we might have a few projects we take to the state and the city as legitimate projects that have the opportunity to grow and expand here in the community."

Holt says the turnout exceeded expectations and the city plans on having a similar workshop later this year.


For the first time in a decade, China is releasing money without Mao Zedong's image.

The former chairman of China is being dropped in favor of the Olympic games which will be held next month.

The new bills are being released Wedneday, and thousands of people lined up at banks across China to get their new money.

On one side of the bills is the image of the Olympic stadium in Beijing, and the other side has various Olympic-themed pictures.

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