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Biden touts savings on insulin and other drugs for Americans

Dec. 06, 2021 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Monday that his social agenda legislation would deliver tangible savings on prescription drugs for all Americans. Relief that consumers have clamored for is now in sight, he asserted. But first the bill has to pass Congress, where...

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante to seek re-election

Dec. 06, 2021 14:31 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante announced Monday that he will seek re-election for a second four-year term. Murante, a Republican, was first elected treasurer in 2018 while serving as a state lawmaker from Gretna. “Everyday I'm honored to...

Pandemic relief to help health care workers with child care

Dec. 06, 2021 14:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is using $5.5 million in pandemic relief money to help health care workers pay for licensed child care over the next year, the health department and the governor announced Monday. Funds will be available for parents and guardians who work in health...

Liz Weston: 8 rules for saving, borrowing and spending money

Dec. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EST

The best personal finance advice is tailored to your individual situation. That said, a few rules of thumb can cut through the confusion that often surrounds money decisions and help you build a solid financial foundation. The following guidelines for saving, borrowing,...

China tries to reassure on Evergrande as default fears rise

Dec. 06, 2021 08:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank expanded the supply of money for lending Monday as Beijing tried to reassure its public and investors the economy can be protected if a troubled real estate developer’s $310 billion mountain of debt collapses. Evergrande Group's...

Coastal Georgia county to tax residents for fire service

Dec. 05, 2021 11:59 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia's largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions. The Savannah Morning News...

Burlington to vote on two bonds in special election

Dec. 05, 2021 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington will be asked in a special election on Tuesday whether to approve two bond proposals that city officials say will reduce the pain of more expensive repairs and replacements later. The first ballot item, if passed, would allow...

Investors are buying Tampa Bay homes at a record rate

Dec. 04, 2021 03:14 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For Lou Brown, a Realtor with a firm in Midtown St. Petersburg, it used to be unusual to represent a prospective buyer who lost their desired house in a bidding war to an investor. Now, it’s harder to think of instances where that hasn’t...

Sanders to Biden: Cut back looming Medicare premium hike

Dec. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned. In a letter Friday to President Joe Biden, the Vermont...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Some of our state’s most serious crimes go unreported The rate of offenses continues to fall in Maine, but that figure doesn’t say it all. There’s a lot to learn from...