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Trump ban on social media costs tech giants more than $50 billion

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The decision to ban President Donald Trump from Facebook and Twitter has caused the two companies to lose a combined $51.2 billion in market value. A large number of pro-Trump, conservative, and ...

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Giving Tuesday sees more than $2.5 billion raised

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Some 35 million Americans gave a total of $2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds, including $808 million in donations made online. Donations increased overall by 25% from the ...

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End of the year is a good time for a financial review and tune-up

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People who are home with a little free time between now and the end of the year may want to get a handle on personal finances for 2021. CBN News made these ...

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Dave Ramsey forges ahead with financial advice despite pandemic

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Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey is not letting the pandemic interfere with his mission or his Christmas celebrations. Ramsey Solutions, the company founded by the bestselling author and radio host, plans to ...

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Congress today will vote on stimulus no one has read

A new stimulus package is scheduled to have a vote in Congress Monday morning even as almost no legislators have read it. The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet after 9 ...

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Tips to help taxpayers avoid post-disaster scams

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The IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help disaster victims. Everyone should be vigilant. These scams often pop up ...

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Dave Says – A very generous offer

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   A Very Generous Offer Dear ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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How low can interest rates go?

interest rates

Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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Dave Says – Are utilities included?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Are utilities included? Dear Dave, ...

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Economy breaks all records, grows at 33 percent

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The U.S. economy grew at an astounding rate this fall surpassing the previous record set in 1950.  Department of Commerce announced Oct. 29 that U.S. economic output in the third quarter grew ...

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Should you change investments ahead of the election? Maybe.

stocks, investments

Worried about what might happen to financial markets and your investments if we have the first contested election in 20 years, or if your candidate doesn’t win? You aren’t alone. Unfavorability ratings ...

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Does a $15 minimum wage help workers? Target experiment hurts loyal employees

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Bonnie Furlong started working at Target more than seven years ago. Today, however, she’s making the same as new hires and less than she was before the Minneapolis-based retailer raised its minimum ...

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Pre-pandemic economy reached unprecedented heights for black, Hispanic Americans, new data shows

New data from the Federal Reserve show that the pre-pandemic economy was reaching unrivaled heights of prosperity for Americans across all walks of life. Then it was interrupted. The isolated life many ...

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Unemployment drops to 7.9 percent as economy adds 600K jobs

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Unemployment falls to 7.9% in September with the addition of 661,000 jobs was the good news announced by the Labor Department on Friday. The rate is just above that reported in the ...

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Dave Says – Many benefits to budgeting

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, Some friends recently ...

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Hobby Lobby stores announce plan to increase minimum wage to $17 an hour

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The Christian-owned Hobby Lobby retail chain is increasing its starting wage for all full-time employees to $17 an hour beginning on October 1. “Because this year has presented so many challenges to ...

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Unemployment compensation is taxable; Have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise

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With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld ...

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Regional economy is improving as unemployment dips to 5.8%

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Although the economies of Missouri and Kansas were hit hard by the pandemic, things are improving as unemployment drops across the area. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders ...

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Who believes in the S&P 500 rally?

S&P 500

Last month the S&P 500 reached a new all time high. Crazily this has come at the same time that retail investors have been piling out of mutual funds and ETFs at ...

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Dave Says – Teachable moments are valuable at any age

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Teachable moments are valuable at ...

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As economy roars back, S&P Index regains all covid losses

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Viewed as one indicator of the overall health of the U.S. economy and equities market, the benchmark S&P 500 stock index surged to close at 3,389.78 points on Tuesday. The numbers set ...

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Who’s gonna pay for the ‘free’ lunch

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The saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been attributed to many people over the years. Someone must produce and someone must pay for what we consume. There has ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

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In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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