April 19, 2021

Students take up the cause to push for more financial education

As financial literacy advocates push for more personal finance education in schools, students are also joining the cause.

Only 21 states require personal finance coursework to graduate high school, with just a handful mandating a stand-alone class, according to the Council for Economic Education. Yet research shows that those who have some financial education typically have lower credit card balances, higher credit scores and take out smaller private loans for college.

“The economy has been fluctuating up and down,” said 15-year-old Zoe McCall. “We need to know these things.”

The high school sophomore lives in Maryland, one of the

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Phoenix Thoroughbreds Has Australian Purse Money Frozen

Embattled racing and bloodstock operation Phoenix Thoroughbreds had action taken against them for the first time in Australia April 16, as Racing New South Wales and Racing Victoria moved to freeze all prize-money won by the Amer Abdulaziz-owned group after an investigation into allegations of money laundering, which first surfaced in November 2019.

Speaking to ANZ Bloodstock News, Marc Van Gestel, chief steward for Racing NSW, refused to reveal any details of what was found in the investigation, but confirmed that prize-money had been frozen.

“What we can say is that we were investigating, the allegations that have been raised

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Program Record and Personal Best Highlight Trip to LSU

HOUSTON – The University of Houston Track & Field program put on a plethora of strong performances, winning multiple events and securing both season and lifetime best at the Boots Garland Invitational on the campus of LSU on Saturday. 

Nu’uausala Tuilefano provided one of many highlights on the day as the sophomore shattered the 34-year-old program record in the Shot Put. Tuilefano etched her name in the record books with a toss of 16.49m (54-01.25) on her second attempt of the day. 

Nora Monie got things going for the Cougars with the first top finish of

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Chamber Corner: Sutherlin is a city focused on service | Business

In Sutherlin, our chamber of commerce and our visitor center have a unique and successful partnership. The mission of the Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote, protect, enhance and expand both the economic vitality and the quality of life in our unique community. The mission of our Visitor Center is to attract visitors for the purpose of enhancing the local economy and help existing and future residents find activities, businesses and resources in our community.

The visitor center functions as a destination management organization. With that in mind, we feel strongly about bringing attention to all the opportunities

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Pandemic destroyed fewer U.S. businesses than feared, Fed study shows

The Federal Reserve building is set against a blue sky in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Fewer than 200,000 businesses in the United States may have failed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lighter toll than initially feared and one that may have had relatively little impact on unemployment, according to Federal Reserve research.

The figure contrasts with the early forecasts that the pandemic would leave America’s”Main Street” desolate as well as with polls that continue to show large percentages of U.S. small business owners are worried about their survival.

Perhaps 600,000 businesses, most

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If the COVID shot is free, why show insurance? Expert explains

PORTLAND, Ore. — Although receiving a COVID-19 shot is free for anyone in the U.S., providers are asking people to present insurance to help pay other costs.

Angela Dowling is president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. She explained the government pays for the vaccine doses, and insurance can help with the rest.

“For those providers there helping you get the shot, the people who are putting the shot in your arm, there is a cost for administration,” Dowling said.

Presenting insurance at a clinic or vaccination site allows those medical providers to be reimbursed for their time and resources.

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