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USAFA, Colo. – Four of the seven Ducks in action Friday at the Championships at the Peak meet tied or set new personal bests in their respective events. All seven have also advanced to Saturday’s finals
 
In the Ducks’ first event of the day, Emily Sloan lowered her personal best to 8.12 in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles. With the conversion of .04 for altitude, she’ll remain tied for 13th nationally with her time of 8.15 from the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 12). Sloan also holds steady at No. 3 on the UO all-time list.

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Personal income leaps 10% in January thanks to stimulus, but inflation still in check

A fresh round of government stimulus checks sent personal income up to its biggest monthly gain since April 2020 though inflation remained tame, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Personal income jumped 10% after a 0.6% increase in December. That was even higher than the 9.5% Dow Jones estimate.

The gain came from the issuance of $600 stimulus payments that Congress approved for millions of Americans, along with enhanced unemployment benefits. Consumers took those checks and spent them quickly, sending retail sales surging and pushing overall expenditures up 2.4% for the month, a touch below the estimate of 2.5%.

The slightly

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Liz Weston: Shoot for zero credit card debt to reach personal financial health

Dear Liz: I’m paying down credit card debts. At what ratio of debt to income would you consider my personal finances healthy?

Answer: The healthiest level of credit card debt is none. Credit card interest rates tend to be high and variable, which makes this kind of debt toxic to your financial health. Congratulations for making progress on getting rid of yours.

There are a number of measures you can use to judge whether an appropriate amount of your monthly income goes to debt payments. Among the most common:

  • Traditionally, mortgage lenders preferred home loan payments to be 28% or
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Stimulus Checks Helped Personal Income Surge in January

The American economic recovery came perilously close to falling off a cliff at the end of last year. But government aid arrived just in time to prevent a disaster — and possibly paved the way for a dynamic rebound.

Personal income surged a remarkable 10 percent in January, the Commerce Department reported on Friday. Spending increased last month, too, by a healthy 2.4 percent, largely fueled by a rise in purchases of goods.

The report was the latest sign of the economy’s slow but steady march forward after a series of setbacks.

Yet the data also underscored the extent

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Stimulus checks sent personal savings rate soaring in January

Personal income soared by 10% from December 2020 to January 2021 thanks in large part to government stimulus benefits, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

The December 2020 Covid-19 relief bill provided $600 stimulus payments for many individuals and extended key federal unemployment benefits. The BEA finds those two social benefits “more than account” for the rise in income in January.

Many Americans put some of that extra income to good use right away: Consumer spending increased by 2.4% in January, with an estimated $277.2 billion more going to durable goods like vehicles

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You can finally share Microsoft To Do lists between work and personal accounts

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Microsoft To Do makes it easy to share tasks and lists between devices and other people. But until recently, you couldn’t share lists between personal accounts and work accounts. A recent update to Microsoft To Do brings support for sharing lists between the two types of accounts.

Before this update, you could only share lists between personal accounts or between work (or school) accounts within the same organization. Now, you can easily share lists across account types.

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Microsoft explains all of the

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