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Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary 05/29/2020 11:14am • BALTIMORE (AP) β€” Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is set to take place next week, when voters will be looking for a leader who can rein in violent crime, address entrenched poverty and restore steadily eroding trust in local government. Although Tuesday's election is a pri US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus 05/29/2020 07:28am • WASHINGTON (AP) β€” U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month's spending decline was far worse than the revised 6.9% drop in March, which itself ha Can Contactless Credit Cards Stem Coronavirus Risk? 05/28/2020 08:00pm • If you're concerned about picking up the coronavirus while on a shopping trip, you might want to avoid paying with cash or a card that requires you to touch a card terminal keypad. Instead, you could use a contactless method of payment -- a credit card or mobile wallet app on a phone or other devic Bills You Don't Have to Pay During the Coronavirus Pandemic 05/27/2020 08:00pm • Paying bills on time has become a challenge for many Americans, thanks to the novel coronavirus. But here's the good news: Cash-strapped individuals have access to a range of relief measures to make monthly bills affordable. The federal government, state lawmakers and private companies have rolled o Virginia ABC stores offering curbside pickup at 370 stores Virginia ABC stores offering curbside pickup at 370 stores 05/27/2020 04:26pm • This article was written by WTOP’s news partnerΒ InsideNoVa.comΒ and republished with permission. Sign up forΒ InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscriptionΒ today. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is now offering curbside pickup for online orders at 370 stores across the comm Why good credit matters β€” even if you don’t plan to borrow Why good credit matters β€” even if you don’t plan to borrow 05/27/2020 06:08am • Even if you don’t plan to borrow a dime, a good credit record is valuable. Think of it like a household fire extinguisher: It’s smart to have a good one even though you have no plans to use it. And your credit can influence your life in ways beyond borrowing. Here’s why good credit is so valu When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance 05/26/2020 08:21pm • People who have been sick with coronavirus infections should stay away from other people until they've gone at least three days with no fever, have seen symptoms improve, and until it's been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and P 7 Ways to Prepare Your Clients for Recession 05/26/2020 08:00pm • Financial advisors can prepare clients for a recession.The more modern role of a financial advisor often means functioning as a coach and counselor. Angelo Kourkafas, investment strategy analyst at Edward Jones in St. Louis, says advisors should remind their clients that bear markets are normal. "Th Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why? Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why? 05/26/2020 06:14am • NEW YORK (AP) β€” Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to shopping during the pandemic that can be summed up thusly: rubber chickens. Melissa Jean Footlick bought some while sheltering at home in San Diego with her husband and three do German man indicted over leak of lawmakers' private data 05/26/2020 12:40am • BERLIN (AP) β€” German prosecutors have indicted a 22-year-old man on suspicion of stealing the personal information of dozens of lawmakers and journalists, trying to blackmail some of them and leaking the data online. Frankfurt prosecutors said Tuesday that the suspect, who wasn't named for privacy Divorce Planning: What You Need to Know as a Financial Advisor 05/25/2020 08:00pm • As a financial advisor, you have at least a couple of key objectives: standing out from your competitors and serve your clients well. For most financial advisors, their clientele skews toward those age 50 and older. Then add the statistical facts about gray divorce. As of 2017, the divorce rate for Pandemic causing exponential rise in online exploitation of children Pandemic causing exponential rise in online exploitation of children 05/24/2020 10:59pm • At first glance, Shelley Allwang's cubicle looks just like any other office space. But alongside a pinboard full of tchotchkes and a photo of her dog, sits a story that reminds Allwang of the importance of her job, now more than ever. "The Boy and The Starfish" is about a boy tossing beached s Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video 05/24/2020 12:29pm • DETROIT (AP) β€” A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Jaden T. Hayden of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of assault, larceny #143Day: Fred Rogers and a day of kindness in Pennsylvania #143Day: Fred Rogers and a day of kindness in Pennsylvania 05/23/2020 10:11am • Mister Rogers would have liked it: a day to be extra kind to your neighbors. The day was Friday -- Pennsylvania’s second annual 1-4-3 Day, an occasion when state officials encourage people to share their acts of kindness and gratitude. This year, a focus was first responders and essential workers Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls 05/22/2020 08:24am • Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper. Robocalls. Industry experts say robocalls are way down β€” scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has
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