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That “inflation relief” money could drive prices higher
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Some states are distributing inflation rebates, but some economists are critical of the programs. Plus, who steps up when local governments go broke?
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Companies have to evaluate their prospects, then come up with a budget and manage crew and equipment logistics.
The retailer says it's part of an effort to keep prices low for customers. That can be hard to do in the long term.
"I'm taking a very, very big risk opening another retail location," says Annie Lang Hartman, owner of the Michigan retail brand Wild Lettie.
Credit scores and the bias behind them
Credit scores reflect not just financial behavior, but discrimination within our economic system.
It's a bit like the stimulus payments the federal government handed out early in the pandemic. Just don't call it stimulus.
In an excerpt from "The Fight to Save the Town," the author describes how residents get by in an Oregon county with a declining government.