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Inflation in May matches that of the Great Recession

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U.S. inflation is now at its highest level since the Great Recession of 2008. The Labor Department released additional data on Thursday showing that prices for May rose 5 percent from a year ...

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What the proposed $6 trillion Biden budget means for your future

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History will not remember President Biden for his frugality but it may for his budget. The president has already signed into law a massive multi-trillion-dollar “COVID” stimulus spending package and proposed trillions ...

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Restaurant menu prices rise over food costs

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Skyrocketing inflation is hitting restaurant owners hard with both chains and local establishments raising menu prices. Restaurant managers are seeing price increases of up to 300% on some items used in the ...

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To encourage work, Missouri will end federal unemployment bonus

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that the state will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance “bonus” programs on June 12. “From conversations with business owners across the state, ...

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Governors ending federal unemployment bonus to get people to work

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Ongoing federal unemployment benefits are discouraging many workers from returning to work. Several Republican governors are ending these benefits early to help businesses struggling to find help. A recent analysis by University ...

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Netflix stocks tumble: is the boycott to blame?

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Netflix stock value is plunging after the company missed its targets for new customers and an ongoing boycott slows growth. The streaming service announced Tuesday it only added 3.98 million subscribers in ...

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Israel lifts mask mandate, leads world in vaccinations

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In the latest sign of Israel’s recovery from the pandemic, the government this week lifted its nationwide mask mandate. The news comes as the tiny nation continues to lead the world in ...

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As media spins positive news, worry about Covid drops to record low

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According to a new Gallup poll, worry about Covid has dropped to its lowest level since this time last year. Just 35 percent of all Americans surveyed from March 15 to 21 ...

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Biden skips Jesus in Easter message, mentions Covid 7 times

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President Joe Biden gave his Easter address to the nation over the weekend but forgot one important person surrounding the holiest day in Christianity. Jesus. Instead, Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated ...

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Video: ‘Environmentalist’ Pete Buttigieg mocked for bicycle stunt

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Pete Buttigieg is being mocked for an epic fail captured on video. The United States Secretary of Transportation attempted to make observers believe he had ridden a bicycle to a meeting on ...

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Home sales dip as uncertainty grows over taxes, spending

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Is the 4-year housing boom coming to an end? That possibility has some worried as home sales fell more than expected in February and the Biden administration moves forward with a massive ...

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Signatures to oust Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom far exceed number needed

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom could be kicked out of office prematurely after backers of the recall effort against him submitted a huge number of signatures to the state. Organizers say it will ...

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Here’s why 40% of small business owners can’t find workers

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A whopping 40 percent of small business owners were unable to fill job openings last month—a seven-point increase from January. This finding comes from a new report by the NFIB (a small ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

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Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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The U.N. confirms: The U.S. doesn’t need the Paris Climate Accords

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The United Nations has released its Emissions Gap Report 2020, which gauges a country’s contribution to greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. The data has put President Joe Biden in an awkward position ...

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Missouri jobs struggle with continued lockdowns

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The Missouri unemployment rate increased substantially in December, still is showing the effects of lockdowns and decreased economic activity. The seasonally adjusted employment rate increased for the month by 10,400 jobs. The ...

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Trump leaves long list of economic success

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As President Trump prepares to leave office, historians, economists and others are pointing to what some say could be the most successful presidency in recent memory in terms of accomplishments.  Many of ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

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The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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Biden: no lockdown as scientists sign letter warning of their dangers

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As 50,000 scientists and doctors sign an open letter against lockdowns, Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not try to impose a nationwide lockdown. He went on to say that a ...

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Liberal ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ newspaper endorses Trump

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An influential Pennsylvania newspaper has done something they have not done in almost 50 years – endorse a Republican presidential candidate.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has not supported a Republican for president since ...

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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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Several Christian colleges lowering tuition in response to Covid-19

Ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and fear of the pandemic is putting a financial squeeze on many families. Several Christian colleges are helping out by rolling back tuition costs as enrollment takes ...

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375 million children in poverty globally after lockdowns

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Government lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus have had many unintended consequences. One of those is the loss of over $35 trillion in economic activity globally. In the U.S. ...

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IMF: US recovery 50% stronger than expected

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The U.S. economy is recovering faster than anyone thought. That assessment is not from the Trump administration but from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF has issued a “significant upgrade” to ...

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WHO urges halt to lockdowns worldwide

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Stop using lockdowns to control the pandemic. That’s what the World Health Organization is now urging political leaders around the globe “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as ...

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