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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 →


Justice Department and some states file antitrust lawsuit against Google for search dominance

The U.S. Department of Justice, along with 11 states, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search services and search advertising in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws. Read more →


California bans 24 toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products

Twenty-four toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde, are now banned from cosmetics and personal care products in California. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act on Wednesday. These ingredients are prohibited in cosmetics and personal care products in the European Union and other countries, but are still used in the U.S. Read more →


Baby Boomer get through Labor Day as they have other parts of covid-19 life

On Labor Day in my community, we usually celebrate Harbor Days. I go to the waterfront and take photos of the boats, people, and booths selling food and summer fair items. This year, due to coronavirus, we had Harbor Days Lite. No tug boat races were held. People were encouraged to do other maritime activities at home or online. Read more →


Facts and figures for Labor Day 2020

As Labor Day approaches, it’s a time to celebrate American workers and take a look at how they’ve been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Although the United States is slowly regaining lost jobs, the national unemployment rate is still higher than normal at 10.2 percent as of July 2020. Read more →