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Why are more states changing pay transparency laws?

New laws mean more employers are required to share salary data with prospective employees.

 | Scripps News Staff

USPS Forever Love 2023 stamps.

New USPS Love stamp designs are out—and they’re so sweet

These Love stamps are part of USPS’s larger mission to make postal service more meaningful, personal and special for their customers.

 | Tricia Goss

A home for sale.

Mortgage rates fall for 4th consecutive week

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped slightly by 0.04% to 6.09%.

 | Scripps News Staff

Travelers wait in line at a TSA security check at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Paying to skip the TSA line is tempting, but what's the catch?

Skipping the long TSA lines have become yet another cost being tacked on to air travel, but what's the best option?

 | Scripps News Staff

Kids play with toys on the ground.

Through 'Buy Nothing,' 7 million neighbors are offering a free hand

A hyperlocal giving group has become a community space for neighbors to declutter their homes while giving others items or services they might need.

 | Cat Sandoval

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Karen Nochimowski: mother, chef and author of '6-Minute Meals'

All proceeds from her book go towards weekly food kitchens.

 | Scripps News Staff

flags fly over ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Nebraska

2.5 million pounds of canned meat products recalled

According to a notice from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled products have a packaging defect that may cause them to become contaminated.

 | Scripps News Staff

Black History Month 2023

10 meaningful ways to honor Black History Month in 2023

Here are some thoughtful ways you can take action this February.

 | Tricia Goss

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil.

The history and traditions behind Groundhog Day

There has only been one Punxsutawney Phil, but as the fandom grows, so does his competition.

 | Scott Withers

Person holding a stack of credit cards.

Try the 'Frugal February Challenge' to help rebuild your savings

These simple tips can help you cut expenses and boost your bottom line this month.

 | John Matarese

San Antonio Zoo's advertisement for its "Cry Me A Cockroach Fundraiser."

Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex for Valentine's Day

Last year, the most popular exes were named Jacob and Sarah. Any bets on the names that will take the top spots this year?

 | Brittany Anas

A Groundhog Club handler holds Punxsutawney Phil.

Punxsutawney Phil makes his 2023 Groundhog Day prediction

Since 1887, people have gathered outside Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see Phil make his prediction.

 | Scripps News Staff

Black History Month flag colors

Why do we celebrate Black History Month in February?

February holds the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and Frederick Douglass, who was an activist for equality.

 | Scripps News Staff

Mushrooms are shown.

How a Chicago duo is bringing the mushroom trend to your table

A Chicago business is an example of how fungi can be used as an ingredient or replacement in many different meals.

 | Meg Hilling

A cosmetics sales clerk is pictured near a large ad for skin whitening cream.

'Skin whitening' never left the beauty industry

From controversies around labor in fashion to plastic surgery trends, the "Better Beauty" series dives into the changing beauty industry.

 | Scripps News Staff

Outside "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" in Atlanta.

Take a tour through an immersive Harry Potter exhibit

Fans can expect a mixture of nostalgia, a little bit of mystery and some fascinating technology as the exhibition makes a stop in Atlanta.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

A dry irrigation canal runs between two unplanted fields.

More water cuts in the future for Arizona, threatening agriculture

As farmers in Yuma County, Arizona see water cuts, the amount of leafy greens they grow might be affected.

 | Adi Guajardo

The final Boeing 747 lands at Paine Field following a test flight

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

Since 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500, and the Air Force One presidential aircraft.

 | AP

A "for sale" sign is posted in front of a home.

10 best cities for first-time homebuyers in 2023

The list of desirable markets was based on factors such as population size, housing availability, median listing prices and job opportunities.

 | Tricia Goss

A Philadelphia Eagles flag and a Kansas City Chiefs flag fly next to each other on a porch.

Kelce brothers' hometown celebrates as they make Super Bowl history

Jason Kelce plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, while Travis Kelce plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. The brothers will face off in Super Bowl LVII.

 | John Kosich

Snow on the roofs of mobile homes.

Facing rising rents, mobile home park residents are buying their land

In many mobile home parks, residents own the units they live in but still pay rent to a landlord for the land it sits on.

 | Chris Stewart

A person joins in on a Zoom call on their laptop

WTKR: Scammers luring job hunters with fake remote jobs

The Federal Trade Commission shares warning signs as scammers are going to great lengths to get job seekers' personal information.

 | John Matarese

A person walks past shelves of books in a library.

10 things you didn’t know you could borrow from your local library

Beyond the standard items such as magazines, CDs and DVDs, some public libraries offer things like tools, instruments, and art supplies to borrow.

 | Tricia Goss

Valentine's day scams.

Romance scams becoming more common as stigma around reporting remains

Romance scams are the type of scam that people lose the most money to, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

 | Scripps News Staff

Karen Kavett the woman behind Karen Puzzles.

Meet the woman who turned finishing puzzles into her whole career

Some of her videos on YouTube have more than a million views.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Finishing touches are applied to the Convention Center building in New Orleans, Louisiana.

You can get paid $1,100 to watch Super Bowl LVII

Oddspedia is offering money for any football fans who answer four questions while watching the big game.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A man uses a laptop.

6 easy ways to make your phone and laptop last longer

Though the battery life on devices seems to get shorter and shorter, there are practices to keep in mind to reduce the chances of it happening.

 | John Matarese

A shopper looking at an item in a Target store.

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

The overall spending figures for the final two months of 2022 were the weakest in two years.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A bull moose named Zilke.

Did you know that moose shed their antlers?

Before they drop their antlers for the season, moose can experience up to a pound of antler growth per day.

 | Bridget Sharkey

A hiring sign displayed at a McDonald's restaurant.

McDonald's Among Companies Trying To Stop California Minimum Wage Hike

In-N-Out, Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, and Domino's are among several companies opposing the $22 an hour minimum wage increase.

 | Justin Boggs