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How can you cope with market volatility?

Keri Austwick These are unsettling times for investors. Even before the geopolitical crisis involving Russia and Ukraine, the financial markets were facing headwinds due to higher inflation, the anticipation of rising interest rates and the continuing effects of the pandemic. As an individual investor, should you take some type of action? It’s helpful to put…

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Netflix pays $59 million to settle tax dispute in Italy

MILAN (AP) — Netflix has agreed to pay more than 55.8 million euros ($59 million) to settle a tax dispute, Milan prosecutors said Friday. The payment covers taxes, penalties and interest from October 2015 through 2019. The streaming service also established an Italian legal entity this year, which will determine its Italian tax burden based…

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How guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season

AMANDA BARROSO NerdWallet Industry experts predict 2.5 million weddings in the U.S. this year, a 40-year high. That means millions of invited guests are weighing whether to attend — and how to cover costs if they do. A new survey found that closeness of the relationship with the couple, distance from home, and travel and…

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R.P. Lumber continues Missouri Growth with new location

Family-Owned Hardware and Building Materials Retailer Looks to Serve Lawrence County  EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. has opened a new location in Mt. Vernon, MO. This is the family-owned hardware and building materials retailer’s 83rd location and its 17th in Missouri.  R.P. Lumber opened its first location in Staunton, IL in 1977, and…

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Are you ready to EVOLVE? 

TAYLORVILLE — EVOLVE Jiu Jitsu is set to open soon in the former Sun-Kist Cleaners location at 413 N. Cheney Street in Taylorville. Jacob Bell and wife Sabrina are excited to bring their new business to the area. A grand opening with a free seminar is planned for Saturday, May 14th. Submitted photo New Jiu…

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Will your money last as long as you do?

Keri Austwick We all hope for long, healthy lives. But there’s a serious “side effect” of longevity – the possibility of outliving our money. How can you help prevent this? It’s useful to know the seriousness of the threat. Consider this: About 41% of all U.S. homes in which the head of the household is…

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Find out and fix what big data says about you

Liz Weston NerdWallet Information about you — things you may have thought were private — is stored in databases operated by consumer reporting agencies. If there is data to track, there’s a good chance it’s in a database somewhere, including the size of your paychecks, the medications you take or how often you return merchandise.…

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering to buy Twitter, saying the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company. Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Musk, currently the company’s biggest shareholder, has…

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk won’t join Twitter’s board after all

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter’s largest investor, billionaire Elon Musk, is reversing course and will no longer join the company’s board of directors less than a week after being awarded a seat. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced the news, which followed a weekend of Musk tweets suggesting changes to Twitter, including making the site ad-free.…

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