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Worker shortages

Tue, 04 May 2021 23:36:48 +0000

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See photos of 26 highest-quality cars, trucks, SUVs of 2020, according to J.D. Power IQS

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:36:48 +0000

See photos of the 26 highest-quality vehicles of 2020, according to the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS).


With post-pandemic customs altering, customers wonder how much to tip

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:48:17 +0000

Even as mask mandates and capacity rules ease, tipping during the current staffing crisis continues to generate its fair share of confusion.


Vegetable growing and backyard chickens: Gardening, farming booms during coronavirus pandemic

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:56:08 +0000

The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited interest in gardening and raising chickens as homeowners pass the time and seek self-sustainability.


At Home

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:36:10 +0000

Your stop for the latest on home ownership, real estate, loans, the market and more.


'Tragedy of today's employment landscape': Gen X workers hit hardest by jobs crisis amid COVID-19

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:05:03 +0000

A new survey shows Gen X workers have been hit especially hard by unemployment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More training is one solution.


Haven't received your child tax credit check? Are you sure you want it?

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 04:05:10 +0000

Families have received the first prepayment of the expanded child tax credit. The prepayments could also influence taxes next year.


'We are fundamentally a racist and sexist society': How top companies in US are struggling to diversify leadership

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 20:27:41 +0000

After George Floyd's murder, top corporations pledged to fight systemic racism. But deep racial inequalities persist, new data shows.


Biden administration to raise Trump-era fuel standards, plan annual mileage increases

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:17:14 +0000

Administration officials say fuel economy standards will be restored to Obama-era levels with annual increases.


Why pickups, SUVs are getting prioritized over passenger cars as chip shortage continues

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:59:47 +0000

GM has prioritized pickups and SUVs to get chips as they trickle in, leaving passenger car buyers frustrated as they wait for their new vehicles.


Gannett announces exclusive sports betting partnership with Tipico Sportsbook

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:03:33 +0000

Five-year agreement will make Tipico the exclusive sports betting and iGaming provider for Gannett, the USA TODAY Network and affiliated properties.


'I quit': Workers change jobs at a record pace amid burnout, new openings with higher pay

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 19:37:00 +0000

Workers are quitting jobs at a historic pace, typically to take higher-paying positions or fulfill passions.


What Amazon, Disney, Walgreens and others won't tell you about the diversity of their workers

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:01:36 +0000

A record 54 corporations including Target and CVS opened up about employment diversity. But others, including FedEx, Exxon and Walgreens, refused.


10 ways to save on utility bills

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 10:00:17 +0000

Utility bills don't have to break the bank. Here are 10 ways to spend less on water bills, gas bills, electric bills and more.


Popeyes chicken nuggets are here, plus where to find deals for Chicken Tender Day Tuesday, Wing Day Thursday

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:42:24 +0000

Not even the ongoing chicken shortage can stop restaurants from marking National Chicken Tender Day Tuesday and National Chicken Wing Day Thursday.


What the federal coronavirus relief bill means for mortgages, credit and 401(k) loans

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:19:40 +0000

The CARES Act included provisions that will help with mortgage payments, credit scores and changes for 401(k) loans, if your company agrees


Saving money is hard. How Ibotta makes it easier to get discounts and earn cash back on groceries, travel and more

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:43:19 +0000

Clipping coupons isn't the only way to save money. Ibotta, a free cash back, rewards and payments app, makes it easy to earn money back on purchases.


How the Arizona governor stepped in to help a GOP donor who made a fortune on tax refunds

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 20:06:18 +0000

Backing a tax firm with connections to a national fundraising organization would mean a loss for Arizona taxpayers, but a possible benefit for Gov. Doug Ducey.


Social Security ??

Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:01:17 +0000

How much will be cut?


Got a car lease? Your vehicle could be worth thousands of dollars more than expected because of COVID

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:01:07 +0000

With used car prices soaring, drivers can turn in their leased vehicles early for no penalty or buy their cars and sell them at a profit.


Walmart, the country's largest private employer, to pay 100% of college tuition for employees

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:09:17 +0000

Walmart announced on Tuesday that it will pay for tuition and books at a group of schools for its part-time and full- time associates.


Help save a local business

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:48:38 +0000

Purchase a gift card and show your support for local businesses.


Wait, it's April 15: When are my income taxes due?

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:06:06 +0000

Stay-home orders and job losses drove officials to push the April 15 income tax deadline into summer. What happens with estimated taxes? Old refunds?



Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:08:48 +0000

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Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:13:55 +0000

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Verizon to launch its own Visa credit card later this month

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:50:20 +0000

Telecommunications giant Verizon announced Monday it will launch a Verizon Visa card on June 26, offering incentives to its wireless customers.


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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:38:41 +0000

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Yes, Corona is selling big during coronavirus pandemic, but so is Coors Light and Miller Lite

Fri, 22 May 2020 23:45:33 +0000

In the COVID-19 crisis, beer buyers have turned to big brands like Corona and Coors Light and are buying beer in bulk.


Special interest ??

Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:07:05 +0000

Was Ariz. open to it?


For vacant office buildings, research labs may offer a new lease on life during COVID

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:10:34 +0000

Demand for scientific lab space has jumped 34% as money and demand for COVID research soar. That boom could mean a new use for empty office buildings.


Planning a vacation: Employees are expected to take more PTO this year, but are businesses ready?

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:42:28 +0000

Employees plan to take more time off this year than in 2020, putting pressure on businesses who need to meet their client and staff needs


IMF forecasts 6% global growth this year

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:44:44 +0000

The International Monetary Fund is upgrading its economic outlook this year for the world's wealthy countries as COVID-19 vaccinations help sustain solid rebounds, but the lending agency has downgraded its forecast for poorer countries. (July 27)


Federal officials sell rare Wu-Tang Clan album owned by 'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:08:33 +0000

The U.S. government has sold the copy of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" it seized from Martin Shkreli, who is in prison for fraud and conspiracy.


Will Walmart, Target, Costco and other stores require masks again after CDC releases new mask guidelines?

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:40:52 +0000

Will we see a return of mask mandates at the stores? With the delta variant surging, the CDC is recommending that people vaccinated wear masks again.