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California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

Dec. 08, 2021 19:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary" for those seeking reproductive care,...

$56K Alzheimer’s drug avoiding Biden’s cost curbs, for now

Dec. 08, 2021 12:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s medication that’s leading to one of the biggest increases ever in Medicare premiums is highlighting the limitations of President Joe Biden’s strategy for curbing prescription drug costs. The medication known as Aduhelm would...

Avoid going overboard and over budget on kids’ holiday gifts

Dec. 08, 2021 12:42 PM EST

It’s hard to resist the holiday messaging to buy gifts — and lots of them — to make the season brighter and more fulfilling. However, supply chain disruptions may make this year’s shopping stressful, especially for parents looking to buy toys in short supply. Shortages...

With Roe in jeopardy, California makes plans to become abortion sanctuary; may pay for out-of-state women’s procedures

Dec. 08, 2021 12:04 PM EST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With Roe in jeopardy, California makes plans to become abortion sanctuary; may pay for out-of-state women’s procedures.

Study: Guatemala's tortilla industry depends on girls' labor

Dec. 08, 2021 11:37 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — For millions of Guatemalan families handmade corn tortillas are indispensable with every meal, but many of those tortillas pass through the hands of girls and young women from impoverished families who work extraordinarily hours seven days a week. Few if any...

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,...

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...

Potential delay of new long-term care payroll tax considered

Dec. 02, 2021 19:58 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is talking to lawmakers about a potential delay in the collection of a mandatory payroll tax to fund Washington state’s new long-term care program. On Wednesday, Senate Democratic leadership sent Inslee...

NC Duke Energy customers see bill uptick due to storm costs

Dec. 02, 2021 18:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on their bills to repay $1 billion in special bonds the company issued last week to repay the company for its infrastructure repairs after 2018 and 2019 storms. ...