5 News - 5 Headlines - 5 Days A Week: Tuesday 9/2
Written by Shannon Chavez
Last updated on September 02, 2014 @ 11:02AM
Created on September 02, 2014 @ 10:03AM
1. WV Economy On The Rise
Four straight months of growth have economists looking up for the future of the economy here in West Virginia. Trends calculated by the Mountain State Business Index tracked seven indicators to judge which way the economy is heading and the last six months point to larger growth than normal. Gains in the coal industry and the natural gas industry played a role in the positive projections for the state.
2. Trial Ebola Vaccine
Amid growing fear of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, an experimental vaccine will be tested this week. After a rushed review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations, researchers were approved to begin a "human safety trial" at the National Institutes of Health. The vaccine will be introduced in small dosed to a controlled group of healthy volunteers. Trails cannot yet be done in the four countries affected by the outbreak because they are unsupported by the current health care infrastructure.
3. Atlantic City Casino Market
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Atlantic City's casino market is crashing as the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel closed its doors this morning. The Revel was brought to the city with hopes of improving the situation, but became the second casino to shut down over Labor Day weekend. The Showboat and the Atlantic Club closed this year and Trump Plaza is set to follow the trend later this month. That means a third of the area's casinos will be gone by the end of summer. Now with less competition, experts are expecting to see a financial boost for the eight remaing casinos.
4. Israel Claims Land
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Israel claimed 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank over the weekend and the UN is calling the move illegal. Israel announced that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley would become "state land." The United Nations has repeatedly said seizing that much land for the development of a new Israeli settlement is illegal under international law. UK Foreign Secretary, Philip Hamond criticized Israel, saying efforts should be focused on securing lasting peace in Gaza. Farmers in the area have 45 days to appeal.
5. Travel Precautions In The UK
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A new law to prevent possible ISIS supporters from leaving the UK has been requested. The British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to pass a law that would give police the temporary power to seize a passport in a case where a suspicious British Citizen could be trying to travel to fight for ISIS. UK authorities believe nearly 500 Britons have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamist terror groups.
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