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U.S. Employers Keep Hiring Briskly Even In Face Of Rate Hikes

Friday's report showed that hiring was brisk across industries last month, though the overall gain declined from 315,000 in September.

 | AP

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Fewer Kids Are Participating In Youth Sports As Costs Climb

Youth participation in sports fell by 7% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Aspen Institute.

 | James Packard

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Goodwill Launches A New Website For Online Thrifting

If you love bargain hunting and online shopping, you’ll want to check out Goodwill’s new online thrift store.

 | Tricia Goss

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How To Save Money With A ‘No-Spend’ Challenge

A no-spend challenge is a period you designate during which you don't blow any cash on non-necessities. Here are some tips to try it.

 | Tricia Goss

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $1.2 Billion After No Winner Drawn

No one has matched all six numbers and won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 3, allowing the prize to grow to the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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U.S. Futures Decline Ahead Of Fed Rates Decision

Futures for the Dow Jones and S&P 500 each slipped 0.3% Monday as investors eye another meeting by the Federal Reserve to weigh on interest rates.

 | AP

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20 States Are Sending Out Stimulus Checks To Eligible Residents

Twenty states have or will dole out financial relief to certain residents. Find out if your state is sending out stimulus money and who is eligible.

 | Tricia Goss

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U.S. Mortgage Rates Top 7% For The First Time In 2 Decades

Last year at this time, rates on a 30-year mortgage averaged 3.14%.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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How Much Is It Costing You To Go Back Into The Office?

This telework calculator uses your vehicle type, location, commute distance and time to calculate potential savings by working from home.

 | Emily O'Brien

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Federal Trade Commission Warns Of Student Loan Relief Scams

Cybersecurity experts told Newsy the relief program is particularly lucrative to scammers because it offers a huge target for information and money.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Your Halloween Candy Will Cost More This Year Thanks To Inflation

The scariest part of Halloween this year might be the cost of candy. Prices have experienced their highest jump on record this year.

 | Emily O'Brien

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10 Money-Saving Tips For A Warmer House Without Turning Up The Heat

If you've been resisting cranking up the thermostat during the nippy days this season, try these clever ways to keep your house warm.

 | Marie Rossiter

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Americans Are Using More Credit As Prices, Interest Rates Rise

The U.S. has its highest credit card debt in more than 20 years, as daily consumer prices continue to rise.

 | James Packard

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Netflix Will Charge Fees For Sharing Your Password Starting In 2023

Netflix confirmed that it will begin charging accounts that share passwords early next year. Here’s how much your bill could increase.

 | Tricia Goss

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Average Long-Term U.S. Mortgage Rates Rise This Week To 6.94%

The Fed's next two-day policy meeting opens Nov. 1, with most economists expecting another big hike of three-quarters of a point.

 | AP

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The IRS Will Let You Keep More Of Your Paycheck In 2023

All seven tax bracket levels will be revised upwards in 2023, allowing filers to shield more of their money from taxes.

 | James Packard

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Application Site Opens For Biden's Student Debt Cancellation

An early "beta launch" version of a new online form was made available as the department looks to find and fix any glitches.

 | AP

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Some Fear How The 8.7% Hike To Social Security Checks Will Affect Them

Some people fear their rent may increase as it is calculated based on their income.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

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Retail Sales Are Starting Earlier This Holiday Season

Retailers are trying to get rid of inventory that has piled up during the pandemic, all as shoppers reduce spending.

 | Meg Hilling

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U.S. Inflation Intensifies As Consumer Prices Increased In September

Consumer prices rose 8.2% in September compared with a year earlier, while prices increased 0.4% on a month-to-month basis.

 | Bianca Facchinei and AP and Scripps News Staff

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Social Security Admin. Announces Benefits Will Jump By 8.7% Next Year

Thursday's announcement affects about 70 million people — including retirees, disabled people and children — who receive Social Security benefits.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Social Security Cost-Of-Living Adjustment To Be Announced Thursday

If experts' predictions are accurate, it would be the biggest jump since 1981 — adding an extra $146 per month to the average payment.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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Social Security Cost-Of-Living Benefits Set To Increase Significantly

Right now, the expectation is the adjustment in 2023 will be 8.7%. That's according to the Senior Citizens League.

 | Joe St. George

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Americans Face Tough Decisions As Food Prices Continue To Soar

The price of bread and milk is up about 16% and 17% respectively, while eggs cost nearly 40% more than they did last year.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

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Car Buyers Left With Few Options As Difficult Auto Market Persists

Stubborn inflation coupled with supply chain issues have made the auto market feel impossible for consumers.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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'Buy Now, Pay Later' Services Can Actually Lead To More Debt

Companies that allow consumers to complete a purchase after the point of sale are often unregulated and can lead users into deeper debt.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Americans Are Trying To Cope With Rising Inflation

People are struggling to cope with the effects of inflation. Newsy spoke with some consumers and small business owners about their experience.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

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Prenups Aren't All Bad. Here's Why They're Becoming More Common

Prenups can be a touchy subject, but the stigma is fading, with some experts saying it could be a smart move for anyone getting married.

 | Scripps News Staff

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KMGH: You Need To Know About This Slick Cable Or Satellite TV Scam

Scammers are posing as employees of cable or satellite companies to get personal information or credit card numbers.

 | John Matarese and KMGH

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Who Qualifies For Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?

Many Republicans criticized the announcement, arguing it will make inflation worse by giving people more money to spend.

 | Stephanie Liebergen