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Facts and figures for Labor Day 2021

What are your plans for Labor Day this year? Americans are more confident about celebrating Labor Day in 2021, with 48 percent more people planning to travel and 24 percent more planning to go shopping, according to a survey conducted for WalletHub, a personal finance website. Read more →


Survey: 9 in 10 Americans say they’ve experienced inflation, shortages as economy reopens

As covid-19 restrictions were lifted and the economy continued to reopen over the past three months, most Americans say they’ve been impacted in the marketplace, according to survey for Consumer Reports, a consumer testing and advocacy organization. Read more →


Biden signs sweeping order aimed at reining in corporate power

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday on promoting competition in the American economy. It launches a government effort to combat growing market power in the U.S. economy by seeking to ensure that markets are competitive. Read more →


Today is Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is on March 24 this year, a date that marks how far into the year women need to work to earn the same as men did in the previous year. It was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. Read more →


Watch out for scams related to your next stimulus payment

It’s started already. The scammers are changing their pitches to include stimulus payments. The call yesterday said, due to the soon to be sent stimulus payments, credit card companies were lowering their interest rate. I could press No. 1 to get more information. What? As usual, I hung up quickly. Read more →


Survey on Halloween spending and financial fears for 2020

About 22 million more people are having nightmares about money problems this year than last year, and about 13 million more people are scared about their kids’ financial future. A survey also found that 39 percent of people aren't celebrating Halloween this year due to covid-19 and 85 percent plan to spend less this year than last year. Read more →