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What a major cost-of-living bump means for Social Security recipients
Oct 10, 2022

What a major cost-of-living bump means for Social Security recipients

Social Security benefits are expected to get the biggest cost-of-living adjustment in more than four decades. Plus, more colleges plan to provide access to abortion medication.

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Social Security recipients to get their biggest cost-of-living raise in over 40 years

Oct 10, 2022
The adjustment is likely to be announced this week and expected to be around 9%. It's welcome news for recipients struggling with inflation.
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It's a big week for earnings calls. Here's what Wall Street is listening for.

Oct 10, 2022
Reports from banks like JPMorgan and consumer companies like PepsiCo can reveal spending trends and signal what businesses see coming.
The Federal Reserve and much of Wall Street hope to see a dip in spending reflected in banks' quarterly earnings, which would signal that the Fed's rate hikes are working. 
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Holiday shopping will look different this year, with discounts coming early

Oct 10, 2022
Consumers can expect early and steep sales as retailers try to offload excessive inventory. Online shopping is expected to cool.
"Consumers are going to be seeing some of the best discounts they’ve seen in quite some time," said Vivek Pandya of Adobe Analytics. 
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Running a fair trade business means investing in both people and products

Oct 10, 2022
“Your purchasing power is really a force for positive change," says Julio Zegarra-Ballon, owner of Zee Bee Market in St. Louis.
Julio Zegarra-Ballon holds a fleur-de-lis wall hanging made in Haiti of a recycled oil drum.
Courtesy Zee Bee Market

With Roe v. Wade overturned, colleges prep to provide abortion medication

Oct 10, 2022
Distributing abortion medication requires resources that some schools may not have.
Barnard College announced last week that it'll start providing medication abortions next fall, joining a number of higher-education institutions.
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When one partner thinks a gift is a catch and the other thinks it's a flop

In this excerpt from Marketplace’s “This is Uncomfortable”, couple Tim and Ayanna Sumner disagree over how much to spend on Christmas gifts, which comes to a head over a pricey family fishing trip.

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