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VOA: US Job Creation Beats Expectations While Unemployment Remains Above 6%

The U.S. economy created 379,000 jobs last month as the nation slowly reopens following coronavirus shutdowns.

NPR: Are The Simpsons Still Middle Class?

Back in 1989, the very first episode of The Simpsons aired on Fox. Since then, the Simpsons have become an iconic American...

CNN: Bitcoin is surging as an inflation hedge, but don’t count out gold either

New York (CNN Business)Inflation concerns have led to more volatility in the stock and bond markets of late. That should be good...

Reuters:One year into pandemic, sky begins to clear over U.S. economy

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite the U.S. economy’s near miss with a depression last year and an ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has...

Reuters:Wall Street jumps on J&J vaccine cheer, stimulus optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street’s major averages rose 1.5% on Monday as bond markets calmed after a month-long selloff, while encouraging updates on...

Reuters:Analysis: SPACs turn to ‘stonks’ as amateur traders take on more risk

The 32-year-old test prep business owner from Denver invested $100,000 in shares of veteran hedge fund manager Bill Ackman’s special purpose acquisition...

CNN: From ‘hoax’ to hope: Why March 2021 may be a turning point for the US

March 2020 never really ended. In those unforgettable days — March 11, 12, 13 — the great shutdown reached the US and...

CNN: Stocks are falling. But it’s not all bad news

London (CNN Business)A burst of anxiety is ricocheting across financial markets as Wall Street sets expectations for the next phase of the...

CNN: Mortgage rates are climbing. Don’t panic

This year may have kicked off with the lowest mortgage interest rates in history, but the record lows aren't going to last....

CNN: Best Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores

New York (CNN Business)Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 workers this month and is planning to close more stores...

CNN: Housing market concerns begin to emerge

New York (CNN Business)The housing market is still red hot. But there are growing concerns about how much longer this strength can...

NPR: ‘Ropeless’ Lobster Fishing Could Save The Whales. Could It Kill The Industry?

After three decades of fishing for lobsters in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, Rob Martin knows his boat inside and out.

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STARTING MARCH 29, we are expanding hours and services. We will stay open evenings, offer meeting room reservations, and provide seating throughout...