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8:02 PM / Tuesday September 21, 2021

Color Of Money

Five tips for effective job hunting in 2021

September 20, 2021

BPT Whether you’re actively looking for a job or are simply curious about a new career, you’re not alone. Millions of people nationwide are open to work, but it can be hard to know the most effective methods for finding the right job for you. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost half of all American…

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Five ways to avoid busting your budget while back-to-school shopping

September 10, 2021

BPT There’s nothing worse for a household budget than big-ticket expenses, even when you know they’re coming. And one of the most challenging spending periods is well underway: back-to-school shopping. As back-to-school (and back-to-work) season kicks off, retailers across the U.S., from Famous Footwear to Newegg and more, are stocking stores with fresh outfits, the…

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US jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 353,000

September 2, 2021

By Paul Wiseman  ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the first time in five weeks even though the economy and job market have been recovering briskly from the coronavirus pandemic. Jobless claims edged up by 4,000 to 353,000 from a pandemic low 349,000 a week earlier, the…

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Review: ‘Dirty Work’ argues that unpleasant jobs hurt us all

September 2, 2021

By Jeff Rowe ASSOCIATED PRESS  “Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America,” by Eyal Press (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) In “Dirty Work,” flying military drones, patrolling a prison, and processing meat emerge as morally suspect occupations that not only carry outsized emotional challenges, but the work disproportionately falls to people…

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Five finance tips to consider ahead of fall tuition deadlines

August 27, 2021

BPT The second half of summer brings a welcomed sense of familiarity for families across the country as back-to-school season approaches, and enthusiasm is particularly strong after more than a year of uncertainty upended the education system as we know it. While a widespread return-to-campus is a particularly exciting time at the college level, some…

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The Business Corner: Credit, accelerators and growth opportunities

August 27, 2021

By Teresa M. Lundy As a business owner, you always need to be looking for opportunities to grow. Growth requires new customers or more business from existing customers. Access to capital, programs to support business owners, and continued education are all critical. These are important issues to consider when operating a business and putting yourself…

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Three ways credit plays into mortgage refinancing

August 20, 2021

BPT If you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage, there’s often a lot to consider. For instance, your decision to refinance may rely on current interest rates or your personal financial situation. Your credit score also plays a role in the mortgage refinancing process. While it can certainly factor into your ability to refinance, the relationship…

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Driving Diversity: How business leaders can spur workplace change

August 12, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES The spotlight on inequality is driving increased dialogue and inspiring change on social and cultural levels, and the same is true of the business community. According to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, just 18% of businesses in the U.S. are minority-owned, even though minorities make up almost 40% of…

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Independence Health Group appoints Crystal E. Ashby as executive vice president and chief people officer

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Crystal E. Ashby  (Photo courtesy: Crystal Ashby) Independence Health Group (Independence) announces that Crystal E. Ashby has been appointed executive vice president and chief people officer. In this role, she will lead the company’s Human Resources division following the retirement of Jeanie Heffernan as executive vice president and chief human resources officer at…

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