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What should you do if your Social Security number is stolen?

May 10, 2024
Freeze your credit, and don’t be afraid to ask for help or use free, online resources, experts say.
Make sure you consistently review your financial statements to spot fraudulent activity.
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Why does my electric company need to advertise?

May 3, 2024
Sometimes it's for public service announcements, sometimes it's for public relations after a scandal. Either way, some states are cracking down.
Utilities advertise to sell products, make public service announcements, and improve their image.
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The origins of the IRS logo

Apr 5, 2024
For $197,000, in today’s dollars, a design firm revamped IRS tax forms in the ‘60s. That included the creation of a new symbol representing an eagle.
It can be hard to make out the IRS symbol, which depicts an eagle.
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How much money do religious leaders make? 

Mar 29, 2024
The average salary is about $60,000, but pay can vary widely, just like in other fields.
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Is there a chance your key could work on another house? 

Mar 22, 2024
There’s a chance – albeit very small – you have the same key as someone else out there in the world.
No key is truly unique.
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Stars invest in their red carpet look with a loan from a jeweler

Mar 8, 2024
A stylist joined Marketplace to explain how actresses arrange to wear dazzling accessories during awards season. And yes, security is involved.
Julianne Moore wears a Cartier necklace at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards. Stylists work behind the scenes to arrange jewelry loans, explained Kate Young, a Hollywood stylist who worked with Moore to put this look together.
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