Monthly Archives: April 2022

Financial trends closing the wealth gap and bringing inclusiveness

Financial inclusion is one of the most ambitious goals that countries, leaders, businesses, communities and individuals around the world are trying to achieve. Little by little, financial inclusiveness advances pockets and makes a difference. And it’s all backed by a mix of ingenuity, technology, and disruption. Due – Due This …

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Houghton adds electric vehicle charging stations | News, Sports, Jobs

HOUGHTON – More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Houghton. Two Chargers are expected to be delivered by the end of next week, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. They will be located on the parking decks across from Downtown and the …

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British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe offers $5.3 billion for Chelsea FC

Jim Ratcliffe, a billionaire industrialist and one of Britain’s richest men, has made a $5.3 billion bid to buy Premier League football team Chelsea FC, a belated and audacious bid that eclipses at least three other multibillion-dollar offers for the team. The price, if accepted, would be the highest ever …

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5 ways to use I-bonds

With the release of the March Consumer Price Index, we now know that a risk-free investment yielding 9.6% will be available from May 2. I’m talking, of course, about the Series I US Treasury Savings Bonds, which have been all the rage recently. To take advantage of this, all you …

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Live U.S. finance and payment updates: monthly check for $2,753, 2022 tax due, gas stimulus check…

Food and fuel price shocks from war in Ukraine will last at least 3 years, World Bank says Global food and fuel price shocks related to the Russian-Ukrainian war are expected to last at least until the end of 2024 and increase the risk of stagflation, the World Bank said …

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mardi gras | Gulf Coasts and Orange Beach

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade Founded in 1978 by local Pleasure Island gamblers, the town of Gulf Shores is taking the lead these days by hosting its Mardi Gras parade. Featuring the Mystic Order of Shiners, the oldest Mardi Gras parade order in Baldwin County, the parade has continued to …

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Governor Abbott Announces Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association Corporate Center in Frisco | Texas Governor’s Office

April 27, 2022 | Austin, TX | Press release Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) will establish a new enterprise center in Frisco, Texas. TIAA is a leading provider of secure retirement and results-driven investment solutions. The project will create 2,000 new jobs …

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Communities First Financial Corporation announces the

FRESNO, Calif., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Communities First Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (OTCQX: CFST), Fresno First Bank’s parent company (the “Bank”), today announced that Steve Canfield will step down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 3, 2023. The Board of Directors has retained of …

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BBB scam alert: “home energy auditor” promises to save you money? Be careful! | Features

Summer is approaching and rising temperatures mean high air conditioning bills. Scammers have come up with a new scam that claims to “save you money”. Scam artists, posing as local government officials and utility companies, offer bogus home energy audits and services. 1. How does this scam work? You are …

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Japan’s Golden Week budgets increased 1.4x from last year

Newsfrom Japan Economy April 26, 2022 Tokyo, April 26 (Jiji Press)–The average Japanese household budget for this year’s Golden Week holiday season jumped 1.4 times from a year earlier to 29,544 yen, according to a investigation by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. The survey, released on Monday, also showed that …

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Boulder developer plans biotech space on Walnut Street

A local real estate investment group that owns flexible warehouse space on Walnut Street in Boulder could redevelop the site with new office space that would be marketed to life science and biotechnology companies. The project, called West Meadows, is due for concept review Thursday by the Boulder Planning Committee. …

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RV Loan Calculator – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. A recreational vehicle (RV) loan provides financing for the purchase of a new or used RV, motorhome or travel trailer. RV loans come with various Annual Percentage …

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Investment in a chemical site, which the company says will save 350 jobs, is approved

PROPOSALS which a major Bradford employer says will help save 350 jobs have been approved. Based in Wyke, Nufarm is an agricultural chemicals company that operates from a huge site on Wyke Lane and is one of the largest employers in this area of ​​the district. Last year, the company …

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The best curling irons for every budget

To get the most gorgeous curls, you don’t really have to spend a fortune if you don’t want to. Hustle recommend the Conair Minipro Cordless 3/4-inch Ceramic Curling Iron, which is portable and affordable. Don’t let the size fool you as it can heat up to 420 degrees Fahrenheit to …

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Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Recognize Pennsylvania’s Environmental Investments During Virtual Earth Day Celebration

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf led Pennsylvania agencies and commissions in a virtual Earth Day 2022 celebration for middle and high school students, hosted by the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence. The global theme of Earth Day 2022, Invest in the planet, focuses on engaging everyone, from citizens to …

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Prosecution suspends case after defense cross-examines financial expert

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Prosecutors in the Nancy Brophy murder trial closed their case Thursday morning, after nearly three weeks of testimony. Award-winning novelist, Nancy Crampton Brophy is charged with killing her chef husband Daniel Brophy at the Culinary Institute of Oregon on June 2, 2018. Nancy was arrested for …

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Capito visits former Weirton Steel site and sees potential for industrial development

WEIRTON, W. Va. –U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito, RW.Va, toured the former Weirton Steel location on Wednesday to better understand the potential uses for the 1,300-acre site along the Ohio River. The property, now Weirton Frontier Crossings, previously housed a facility that employed over 13,000 people and produced over 5,000 …

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The Joy and Benefits of Traveling Off-Season

Malta in October. Italy in February. These times of year may not immediately scream an optimal vacation, but there are plenty of benefits (and joy!) to traveling off-season. You might think you have to go to faraway destinations to experience something truly unique, but in fact, you can visit somewhere …

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SECURE 2.0 will advance women’s retirement security

The United States House of Representatives recently took an important step to help millions of Americans whose retirement savings have been hit by the double whammy of COVID and inflation. Solid Retirement Guarantee Act, a bill that targets student borrowers, military spouses and low-income people, among others, to help them …

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Troy revises additional deposit, other measures to limit electricity bill non-payments

Burned by unpaid bills, the city of Troy checks out new application requirements for residents to get electric service. Last week, Troy City Council spent more than an hour of its scheduled business session analyzing several proposals intended to help fix what local officials have described as a revolving door …

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Which car rental company usually has the lowest prices?

(NerdWallet) – Most travelers know that Spirit Airlines is a low-cost airline. They probably know that a Four Seasons is almost always more expensive than a Motel 6. But when it comes to car rental companies, which one usually has the lowest prices? Is Thrifty that economical? Will Budget best …

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Forbes will present at NobleCon18

NEW YORK – April 18, 2022 — Forbes Global Media Holdings, Inc., the iconic business information brand that unites and organizes the most influential leaders driving change, which is pursuing a business combination with Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (NYSE: OPA), a a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company that focuses …

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Here’s what JPMorgan Chase data tells us about the state of the consumer

AWith inflation rising and the Federal Reserve planning to raise its benchmark overnight lending rate, the federal funds rate, several times this year, investors are keeping a close eye on consumer financial health. Not only do many banks and fintech companies do a lot of business with consumers, consumer health …

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Greater Yellowstone tourism soars with no limits in sight

In 1947 when my parents brought me to Yellowstone on my first visit, one difference then was that the regional population was small and the phenomenon of people owning trophy homes and vacation getaways, compared to today , did not exist. Recreational use was low-tech involving relatively few people. Today, …

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Interest rates for reverse mortgages

Taking out a reverse mortgage can be a convenient way to access the equity in your home. Unlike a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC), a reverse mortgage requires no payments as long as you use the home as your primary residence. However, interest and fees …

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Birmingham Airport announces major upgrade and investment as part of environmental campaign

Birmingham Airport has announced a multi-million pound upgrade and investment program as part of its drive to become net zero by 2033. After first announcing the plan in 2019, the Airport has now announced a roadmap that prioritizes zero-carbon airport operations while minimizing the use of carbon offsets. The plan …

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10 senior clubs to join | Aging

Finding a community of other seniors can be a great way to connect with others during retirement. If you’re looking for ways to stay active, access discounts, and learn or practice hobbies, there are plenty of senior clubs to join. Many clubs are free or cost less than $20 per …

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Lisbon council discusses police overtime updates and overtime policy | News, Sports, Jobs

LISBON – The Lisbon Village Council has discussed proposed updates to the overtime and overtime policy procedure for the police department and Chief Constable Mike Abraham has suggested hiring a new officer to help manage change costs. Councilor and chair of the finance committee, Melissa Hiner, explained the …

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Private Equity Investments Down 31% in Value Sequentially in Q1CY22: Refinitiv Data

Investments in private equity (PE) fell 30.7% quarter over quarter (TQ) to $8.03 billion in the March quarter of calendar year 2022 (T1CY22), versus $11.59 billion in Q4CY21, according to Refinitiv. However, they were up 88.6% year-over-year from $4.2 billion in Q1CY21. The total number of transactions …

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Five things to know before getting a reverse mortgage

Reverse mortgages can be a good way for seniors to access the money tied up in their home. A reverse mortgage is a loan given to homeowners who are 62 years of age or older and have considerable net worth. It allows these seniors to borrow money against the value …

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Small credit unions say they can thrive by using the personal touch

Jeffrey Goff A few years ago, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission launched a program that allowed employees to earn work-related certifications to help boost their careers. WSSC paid for the certification program, but there was a catch: employees had to pay up front before being reimbursed. The workers turned to …

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How to factor inflation into your travel budget

(NerdWallet) – Inflation crushes nearly every aspect of Americans’ budgets, including their vacations. Prices rose an average of 7.9% over the past 12 months ending in February 2022, according to the US Department of Labor. And one major travel expense has increased by far more than that: rental car prices …

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Real estate report: Industrial investment continues to grow

It was once home to the trading estate run by the late Blackburn Rovers owner Jack Walker – an empire built on steel. Decades later, the Walker Industrial Estate, which sits at Junction Five of the M65, is owned by an overseas investor, bought in a high-profile deal late last …

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Covid News: At least 53 people test positive after high-profile dinner in Washington

A checkpoint in Ningbo, China. A growing number of Chinese cities are requiring truckers to take daily Covid PCR tests.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BEIJING — China’s growing Covid-19 restrictions are creating further disruptions to global supply chains for consumer electronics, auto parts and other goods. A growing number of …

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Should you use credit cards? Here’s what Mark Cuban thinks

Image source: Getty Images You might be surprised at Mark Cuban’s advice on credit cards. Key points Mark Cuban is a billionaire entrepreneur who occasionally gives helpful advice. It is not advisable to use credit cards and their high interest rates. He believes you won’t use the cards if you …

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Millions of workers dipped into their retirement savings last year. It’s a big problem

Image source: Getty Images Looting your retirement plan could spell trouble down the line. Key points New data reveals that 18% of workers have taken money out of a pension plan in the past year. Looting an IRA or 401(k) could have a host of adverse consequences, such as not …

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Loan-Based Plans Versus Equity-Based Plans

Alternative methods of converting home equity into usable funds. Getty Retirees who own a valuable home but nothing else are a significant but underserved minority who worry about running out of money before they die. Their main need is to find an efficient way to convert their real estate assets …

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Ukraine Reconstruction and Recovery Investment Needs Assessment – Ukraine

Summary ● As the war in Ukraine continues and its outcome remains uncertain, the damage to its agriculture and agri-food sector is already on an unprecedented scale, both in terms of impact on the national economy and food security world. ● Plans for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Ukrainian agriculture …

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The Plain English Guide to Credit Scores

NEW YORK – April 8, 2022 – (Newswire.com) iQuanti: Your credit score is an essential financial measure. It can affect your ability to get loans and credit cards, buy a house, rent an apartment in some places, and sometimes even find a job. But it can be difficult to understand …

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These little piggies went to market – hotels sold to investment group KSL Capital Partners

THE sale has been announced of Pig Hotels, the collection of boutique sites across the south which started in the New Forest. All eight sites, including the flagship Brockenhurst, were purchased by KSL Capital Partners, with co-founder Robin Hutson retaining a stake and continuing to chair. Tom Ross, previously group …

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Best carry-on 2022: Here are 5 affordable options, according to reviews

Savvy travelers know that the type of luggage they carry can make or break a vacation. Sticking to affordable carry-on bags can help create minimal hassle on the road or catching a flight. It can also help limit expenses on a potentially expensive excursion. Trusted brands like Travelpro and Samsonite …

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Data Breach Alert: Parker-Hannifin Corporation | Console and Associates, PC

On April 5, 2022, Parker-Hannifin Corporation filed a notice with the Security and Exchange Commission outlining a recent data security incident that the company says exposed the personal information of certain employees. If you have received a data breach notification, it is essential that you understand what is at risk. …

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Why is Biden extending a taxpayer bailout to doctors and lawyers?

There is a saying that President Biden loves to quote“Don’t tell me what you like. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you like.” Well, if his administration’s budget is any indication, then the president enjoys bailing out wealthy elites like doctors and lawyers at the expense of …

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U.S. Finance Updates: The Latest on $250 Tax Refund Checks, Supplemental Security Income and More

Eeven though the federal government in the United States no longer gives stimulus checks To all low and middle income households, various benefit programs are still being introduced across the country to help you put more money in your pocket. In our live blog this Monday april 4th, we will …

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Marriott Vacations Stock is a buy on Disney Vacation Club (NYSE: VAC) integration

Various photographs/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Marriott Vacations Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC) is a timeshare company spun off from Marriott International Inc. (MAR). Marriott Vacations positions itself on the high end of timeshare spectrum and as a result it has been hit harder than some of the mid-tier …

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Credit Unions Support Cherry Blossom’s 49th Ten Mile Run | 2022-04-03

Male and female winners made history, and credit unions presented a check for $323,000 to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals Sunday morning at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. This year marked the 49and running of the event, dubbed the “Runner’s Rite of Spring”. “Credit Unions are proud …

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Lancaster County Treasurer | Elections

Address: 815 Elmwood Ave, Lincoln Occupation: Lancaster County Treasurer Political party: Democrat Lancaster County Treasurer Rachel Garver Courtesy picture What experiences qualify you for this office? I am entering my fourth year as county treasurer. I have completed training for the Nebraska County Treasurer Certificate, NACO Institute of Excellence, Lancaster …

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These young Indonesians have become rich thanks to “investment platforms”. They have now been charged with fraud

When social media influencers Indra Kesuma and Doni Salmanan appeared on an Indonesian TV show to show off their wealth in January, studio audiences laughed and cheered upon hearing about their “bending”. In Indonesia, the pair are known as “crazy rich” Indonesians, a title given to wealthy young people who …

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Will inflation derail your retirement plan?

In over 20 years as a paid financial planner, I have witnessed many situations where external factors and individual choices threatened to derail clients’ financial plans. Some of these situations are avoidable and others are beyond our control. The key is to identify these threats early and determine if any …

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