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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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Local & Regional News Briefs

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Here are some local and regional news briefs from around the Kansas / Missouri area.   Kansas Legislative Audit: Bogus Unemployment Claims May Have Cost the State $600 Million TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ...

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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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Missouri budget to dip $400 million due to lockdowns

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The Missouri state budget for the next fiscal year will take a major as a result of economic fallout from pandemic lockdowns. The budget year that begins in July is expected to ...

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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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Covid restrictions causing food insecurity among Americans

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As some governors re-enforce partial or total Covid lockdowns across the nation, many Americans are concerned about being able to feed their families. Food insecurity is highest in states with lockdowns and ...

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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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Trump unveils economic plan to provide opportunities for black communities

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President Donald Trump is expanding his 4-year effort to help black Americans prosper. The Black Economic Empowerment Platinum Plan commits $500 billion to inner-city areas. It is a follow-up to policies instituted ...

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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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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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Trump may bypass Democrats, issue unemployment order; also require preexisting conditions to be covered by insurance

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President Trump said on Friday he could sign executive orders within a week that would extend unemployment benefits that expired on July 31, and that he will also sign an executive order ...

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Republicans announce details of HEALS Act stimulus effort

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As Democrats revive Congressional hearings over the now debunked Russian collusion theory, Senate Republicans have finished a second stimulus plan to nurture the economic expansion. The proposal aims to stimulate the economy ...

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New Republican-led stimulus focuses on ‘kids and jobs’

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Discussions on the next stimulus relief effort will bring Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mnuchin said the next round of ...

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Newest economic and employment numbers show strong rebound

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Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on today’s remarkable employment report and sign H.R. 7010 – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The economic ...

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Oops. CDC makes big correction about spread of Covid-19

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After originally recommending the country go on lockdown because of the “easy” spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a big “oops” regarding how the agency now ...

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‘State of the Plate’ poll: most churches see giving decline

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A new “State of the Plate” poll involving more than 1,000 churches across all 50 states shows that more than six out of 10 churches have seen a decline in offerings since ...

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Nearly 30 percent of Kansas City workers currently unemployed

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Nearly three in 10 (or 316,000) Kansas City workers currently are unemployed, according to a new study by MoneyGeek. Statewide, Missouri had 52,678 jobless claims this week, and Kansas had 31,920. Thirty-seven ...

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White House will give guidelines on reopening the nation on Thursday

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Americans are ready for the nation to open back up, according to polls and President Donald Trump is planning to begin making that happen Thursday afternoon when it will announce guidelines. He ...

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Here’s what you need to know about your stimulus package

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Americans will soon be getting relief from the U.S. government as  part the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. There are also additional ...

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Operation BBQ and Plowboys help employees

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Local restaurants have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and are looking for creative ways to help both their employees and the community. Plowboys Barbeque is responding in classic Kansas City ...

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Deal reached on Senate coronavirus bill

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U.S. Senate leaders and the White House reached an agreement on a $2 trillion relief bill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, White House official Eric Ueland said shortly after midnight on Wednesday. “Ladies ...

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President touts historic economy in address

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President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address extolling not only the strength of the American economy, but the resilience of its citizens. While an expanding middle class, historic ...

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Strong economy ends 2019 with the labor market leading the way

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There’s not a record that the economy has not broken in 2019. From low black unemployment to rising wages within the labor market, the economy is finishing the year in stronger shape ...

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Pastors uncertain if U.S. economy is helping their congregations

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The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, but pastors are divided on whether the economy is helping their congregations this year, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Forty-one percent ...

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Jobs report breaks expectations, unemployment at 50-year low

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs for the month of November, surging past expected gains and continuing growth from October, adding fuel to the economic expansion. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, matching the lowest ...

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