Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
President Barack Obama speaks about exports, jobs, and the economy, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the past year, President Barack Obama has confronted a dizzying swell of economic news - hiring up, hiring down, a euro crisis abroad, seesawing gasoline prices, foreclosures dragging down home values.
Six weeks before the election, those highs and lows are merging into a straighter line. And while that line is below optimum performance, it's moving in a positive direction.
The economic numbers track with polls showing that while a majority says the country is heading in the wrong direction, an increasing number say it's on the right path. The rising optimism also coincides with polls showing Obama opening leads over Republican Mitt Romney in some crucial swing states.
If Obama's advantage holds, September may be remembered as a pivotal month when political and economic attitudes began to gel.
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