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Showing posts from May, 2022

Drought Stalls Mississippi River Cargo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Youdle) -  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says  dangerously low water levels  temporarily halted Mississippi River traffic in both the Memphis and Stack Island areas, stalling more than 2,000 barges along the basin that carries 92% of the nation’s agricultural exports. Mariners stuck out on the water posted on social media, including one Facebook post from "Jamie" that says, "Day two of waiting for the Dredge Hurley to open us a channel up at stack island." The cargo stalled on the water includes agricultural products like corn and wheat, fertilizers, coal, petroleum and metals like aluminum. As drought conditions caused by a lack of rainfall  worsen , manufacturers are paying extra dollars to find other ways to move the products, which will ultimately  impact the price and flow  of various consumer goods, including appliances, automobiles, groceries and restaurants, according to Bloomberg News. The Corps has been   dredging   the Mississippi River

Youdle Wins Rising Star Award

  MEMPHIS, TN (Youdle) - The Tennessee Small Business Development Center   awarded Youdle   the 2022 Rising Star Award in celebration of Small Business Development Day on Wednesday, March 16.  "SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers — America’s small businesses," explained the SBDC.  Youdle is a Memphis-based tech startup. The platform helps small businesses build and grow their online presence.