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Are You Spending More Than the Average American on 25 Everyday Items?

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Participants in the Great Resignation Took an Average Pay Cut of $8K — Is It Worth It?

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What Is Transitory Inflation? The Economic Impact

As prices continue to increase, the word "inflation" is making news headlines, but what does it mean?

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Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and the Richest Country Star From Each State

Nashville, Tennessee, is known as Music City, and it's the country music capital of the United States. Aspiring stars flock to Nashville, hoping to get their break in a city that the local chamber of…

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Elon Musk Investigated Over Late Filing of Twitter Stock Purchase, While FTC Looks at Company Buyout for Antitrust Violation

Elon Musk is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for his delay in disclosing his stake in Twitter, per The Wall Street Journal. Discover: 10 Dollar Store Items That…

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8 Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest In for 2022

Cryptocurrency is digital money that isn't managed by a central system, like a government. Instead, it's based on blockchain technology, with bitcoin being the most popular one.

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Coinbase Says Users Could Be Subject to Bankruptcy Filings After Reporting Q1 Loss of $430 Million

Cryptocurrency is currently exhibiting incredibly volatile market behavior, as major cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum have seen value loss over the last six months. To say that…

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Toronto, Canada- November 14, 2020: Instacart company closeup sign is seen in Toronto, Canada.

Instacart Files for IPO – Is Now a Good Time to Invest in a New Public Company?

Online grocery delivery app Instacart has announced it has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of its company. The filing was confidential, but Instacart's statement confirms an earlier…

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Crypto Crash: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Polkadot Plunge After TerraUSD Stablecoin Collapse

It has been a brutal couple of days for the global cryptocurrency market, as the price of major players such as Bitcoin and Ethereum crashed following the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin….

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10 Cheap Cryptocurrencies To Buy

There are plenty of alternatives to Bitcoin and other big-name cryptocurrencies. If you’re ready to invest in some crypto, consider these affordable options.

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Musk’s 2018 Tweet About Taking Tesla Private was Deemed Inaccurate in Pre-Trial Decision

Will Elon Musk have to ban Elon Musk from Twitter when he finally takes over the social media platform? Probably not, but the Tesla CEO is in hot water over a tweet he made four years ago. See: Elon…

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Social Security Literacy: Are SSI and SSDI the Same Thing?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both programs under the Social Security Administration (SSA) that pay benefits to those who are disabled or…

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Food Stamps: Louisiana Updates and Expands SNAP EBT WIC Farmers Market Program

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) plans to update its Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) by adding new vendors, according to a statement released on May 3 by LDAF….

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Dr. Lisa Cook Becomes First Black Woman to Serve on the Federal Reserve Board

In his continuing effort to diversify top federal positions, President Joe Biden's nomination of Dr. Lisa DeNell Cook to serve in the Federal Reserve System was approved and for the first time in its…

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