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Families, parents and caregivers call on Congress to include paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better legislative package during an all-day Nov. 2, 2021 vigil in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images When Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed new paid family and medical leave legislation
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Images By Tang Ming Tung | Stone | Getty Images Editor’s note: This article has been updated with corrected information provided by Moody’s about additional spending this year by U.S. households to purchase the same goods and services they did last year. Americans continue to feel the sting of inflation. Consumer prices rose 8.3% in April
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Steve Debenport | E+ | Getty Images When it comes to negotiating a job offer, if you don’t ask — you won’t receive. It turns out many don’t ask, according to a survey from Fidelity Investments. Some 58% of Americans accepted the initial offer at their current position without negotiating, the survey found. Yet negotiating
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Win McNamee | Getty Images As spring warmth takes hold, homeowners may want to make sure they’re prepared for the severe weather that will likely soon follow. That preparation should include checking your insurance coverage. Whether you live in an area prone to hurricanes, tornados, flooding, hail, wildfires or severe storms — all of which
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Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images Social Security beneficiaries could see another record cost-of-living adjustment in 2023, based on the latest government data showing persistent high inflation. But that increase may not be enough to pare the loss in buying power recipients have experienced over the years, according to a new analysis
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PM Images | Getty Images Amid rising prices and a changing economy, many Americans question their ability to meet long-term financial goals, according to Country Financial’s Security Index. The survey polled 1,023 U.S. adults from March 18 to March 20, and more than half believe swelling costs may have a “big negative impact” on plans
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The Federal Reserve is among Western central banks fighting stubbornly high inflation. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images For the first time in years, Americans are in a period of rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark rate a half-point, to cool down inflation that’s the highest
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Hopkinsville Brewing Company co-owner Kate Russell, pictured to the right of co-worker Joey Medeiros, said the business has had to raise prices due to inflation. Mary Katherine Russell Small business owners have had a few rough years. First, the Covid-19 pandemic caused many to lose revenue. Now, they’re dealing with higher costs as inflation rises.
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