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AAA expects Memorial Day travel to be near record levels

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More than 42.3 million Americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles from home this weekend, a 7 percent increase from two years ago, according to AAA. “This is expected to ...

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Even Kevin McCallister from “Home Alone” would feel squeezed by current inflation

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In a scene from the 1990 holiday movie “Home Alone,” 8-year-old Kevin McCallister went grocery shopping by himself. He purchased a number of grocery and household items for less than $20. Times ...

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Walmart, Aldi offering price relief for Thanksgiving, Christmas meals

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Despite persistent inflation, there is a bit of good news for consumers as the holiday season approaches. Walmart and Aldi both announced they will reduce prices for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. The ...

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California raises fast-food wage to $20 per hour

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Fast-food workers in California will now make $20 per hour. According to ZipRecruiter, as of Sep 21, 2023, “the average hourly pay for an Entry Level Rn in California is $28.94 an ...

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JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon: U.S. unprepared for ‘worst case’

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is issuing a stark warning, stating many U.S. businesses and investors are unprepared for the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to a staggering 7 percent. ...

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Technology pressures consumers to tip at self-checkout

Families squeezed by high inflation now are being asked to leave a tip even at many self-checkout kiosks. Many companies, including airports, bakeries, coffee shops and sports stadiums, have now introduced the ...

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U.S. households added $320 billion in debt last year

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U.S. households continue to struggle, adding $320 billion in debt last year.  It marks the highest level since the 2008 financial crisis which saw millions lose their homes. Households owe a combined ...

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Used car prices in historic spike as new car prices up 42%

February is seeing the sharpest increase in used car prices in 14 years as the economy continues to struggle under historic inflation. From January through the Feb. 15, wholesale used-vehicle prices increased ...

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Kansas City’s AMC Theatres to charge you more for better seats

Moviegoers looking for good seats soon will have to pay more at Kansas City-based AMC Theatres. The three-tiered seating system announced this week includes “value sightline, standard sightline and preferred sightline sections,” ...

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Home values drop, new construction down 60 percent

Home real estate prices continue to drop but there could be much more to come, data and economists say. The median home price has dropped by about 7 percent since its peak ...

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Economy impairs ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

High inflation and a slow economy are making it harder for local shelters to feed the needy this Thanksgiving. Shelter KC, which will serve nearly 4,000 meals this week, is feeling the ...

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City Union Mission says increased food, housing need at crisis level

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A perfect storm of food costs and winter temperatures poses a looming crisis for City Union Mission. The Christ-centered organization, which provides homeless men, women and children with shelter, clothes, food and ...

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Thanksgiving inflation may mean eating out is most economical

With inflation soaring, it may be less expensive for some families to eat this year’s Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. For a list of open restaurants, see below. Grocery inflation is rising ...

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Political experts share predictions for outcome of Tuesday’s elections

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Voters finally will go to the polls on Tuesday to determine the makeup of the U.S. Senate and House, as well as the governorships of several key states. Fox News asked political ...

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Sticking to a budget is critical during Christmas season, Dave Ramsey’s daughter says

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After cutting back on Christmas spending a year ago, many consumers plan to buy more presents this year. Rachel Cruze, the daughter of Dave Ramsey, encourages them to enjoy the season but ...

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As a millennial I paid off $20,000 of debt in 6 months

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It seems as if it’s almost impossible for a Millennial or GenZ to get ahead financially these days. Record inflation, insane gas prices, and a tough housing market are just a few ...

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Troubled economy has hurt churches, slight majority of Protestant pastors say

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Just more than half of Protestant pastors in the United States believe current economy is having a negative impact on their churches, a new survey from Lifeway Research found. By contrast, just ...

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Harvesters food bank feeling pinch of high inflation, reduced federal funding

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Harvesters food bank, which serves 760 member organizations in 26 counties in Missouri and Kansas, is being squeezed by high inflation and reduced federal funding. “We’ve sort of gone from a pandemic ...

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Gov. Mike Parson signs tax cut for Missouri families and farmers

Missouri families battling record inflation will find some financial relief at tax time. Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation to cut personal income taxes in the state. He also signed HB 3 into ...

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Heating costs to soar this winter

Families already dealing with record inflation likely will face soaring heating costs as well this winter. The news comes as President Biden was criticized for saying energy companies can just lower prices ...

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When the credit card debt bubble bursts

Inflation still isn’t letting up, and it’s a top concern for Americans right now. But we just learned of yet another way surging prices are hurting families—leading them into huge amounts of credit ...

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$1 now worth just 88 cents while Biden claims inflation has risen “hardly at all”

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$1 at the start of the Biden administration is now worth just 88 cents. The devastating news for millions of families comes as the Federal Reserve again raises interest rates to stem ...

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More Americans than ever report “suffering,” new Gallup poll finds

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More Americans than ever say they are suffering, according to the Gallup’s Life Evaluation Index for July. “Since reaching a record high in June 2021, life ratings among American adults have steadily ...

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Sen. Roy Blunt blasts Biden’s college loan bailout as unfair

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt called the Biden administration’s college loan bailout “monumentally unfair.” Appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, Blunt also slammed the “bad economics” and the impact ...

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IRS will be larger than the Pentagon under Democrat bill passed without any Republicans

The IRS is about to become the largest federal agency after Democrats pass what they call the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill includes adding an additional 87,000 IRS bureaucrats making it larger ...

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