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How small businesses can help workers save

Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer's payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card.
"It's painless, and it's so easy," say ... (full story)

California businesses hit with new virus restrictions

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California gym owner D'Lee Daleo has spent months following ever-changing rules to keep her struggling business afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, so the prospect of tighter state regulations has her feeling demoralized.
"We have done so much and every time they just come in and slap us ... (full story)

Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays

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NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and carriers are preparing for an online holiday shopping surge that could tax shipping networks and lead to delivery delays.
FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while expanding their weekend operations and asking retailers to use their shipping network when there is more slack. And ... (full story)

Did social media actually counter election misinformation?

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Ahead of the election, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, including unsubstantiated charges of fraud and premature declarations of victory by candidates. And they mostly did just that — though not without a few hiccups.
But overall their measures still didn't really address the ... (full story)

When life blows up your well-laid plans

Job loss, business failure, involuntary retirement, divorce, disability or the death of a breadwinner — these are just some of the ways our finances can force us to come up with a Plan B. That's never as simple as downloading a list and ticking off completed assignments, however.
Checklists can be helpful, for instance wh ... (full story)