Mayfield Staff

A Midday Nap Could Be Good For You

It is common to put small children down for a nap in the middle of the day.  It makes sense, of course, because infants and toddlers grow at a faster rate than adults; and growth is exhausting.  So naps are a normal…

Family Dollar To Close Stores in Strong Restructuring and Rebranding Effort

Family Dollar is a discount retail chain brand that sells bargain goods at a very cheap price.  Essentially a franchise of dollar stores, you can find most of the most common household products at these outlets: from cleaners to health and…

Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

A plan to eventually ban cigarettes entirely by raising the legal smoking age to 100, incrementally over the next five years could make Hawaii the first state in the US to do so. Hawaii has been leading the battle against…

How bad is China’s economic slump?

China is having an economic slowdown but gauging how severe it may be isn’t easy for the many businesses and executives worldwide who are concerned to determine. China is the second-largest economy in the world and Chinese government data show…

Will US Stocks Rebound After Trade Talks with China?

US stocks are poised to open higher and build on strength, Tuesday, soaring on hopes that US and China trade tensions will cool after negotiators meet this week, in the Chinese capital city of Beijing.  Current data shows that US…

US Consumer Confidence Drops to 18-Month Low

Since 2010, consumer confidence has been on quite a steady incline. Some months—some years—have been better than others, of course, but consumer confidence in America hit an 18-year high just three months ago, hitting 137.9 in October.  But business research group…

Is Greenland’s Ice Melting Too Face To Stop Rapid Sea Rise?

Global ice melt has been a major concern over the past few years and new numbers warn that Greenland’s ice is melting at a rate four times that of the rate in 2003.    Scientists say that this is when the rapid…

Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

A new study out of the United Kingdom has found that those who have a little extra body fat—especially around the belly—may also have a smaller brain size. More importantly, the study suggests that this could put some folks at…

Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

The E. coli outbreak scare is over! “This outbreak appears to be over,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Apparently people were becoming ill as early as October from an outbreak of E. coli. All in…

Rising Wages, Low Unemployment, and Falling Gas Prices Contribute to Best Holiday Shopping Season in Six Years

Investors in US stocks did not have a very good Christmas, but retailers have had quite the week as sales this 2018 holiday season are the strongest in six years.  Rising more than 5 percent since last year, US consumers…