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Money mistakes could signal dementia

Liz Weston NerdWallet Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip. People who develop dementia also are more likely to miss credit card payments and have subprime credit scores years before they’re diagnosed, according to a study published last year in medical…

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People or profit? Facebook papers show deep conflict within

BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product ó not to mention the last shreds of its carefully crafted, decade-old image as a benevolent company just wanting to connect the world. Thousands of pages of internal documents provided to Congress by a former employee depict an internally conflicted…

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Land of Lincoln Credit Union donates $25,00 to food pantries

From left to right: Taj Harper (LLCU HR Director), Bev Davis (LLCU Chief Financial Officer), and Cayla Hittmeier (LLCU Chief Marketing Officer)  DECATUR — Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is making a total donation of $25,000 to eight (8) different central Illinois area food pantries. The food pantries that are receiving funds from this…

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Build your ‘cash’ account before retiring

Kerri Austwick, AAMS® 601 N. Webster Taylorville, IL 62568 217-824-7811 If you’re going to retire in the next few years, you’ll want to start thinking about making some changes to your investment portfolio. And one area you may want to look at is whatever type of cash account you might have – because, when you’re…

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Millennial Money: Experts expect 5 things this Black Friday

What do you get when you cross Black Friday deals with a continuing pandemic, supply chain disruptions and inflation? Answer: a very messy version of the biggest discount day of the year, which happens annually on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, that’s Nov. 26 . Here are five predictions from retail experts about Black…

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Tensions rise as US seeks answers from Tesla over no recall

TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators. In a letter to Tesla, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the electric car…

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Delta posts $1.2 billion Q3 profit, touts holiday bookings

DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer Delta Air Lines posted a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter, helped by the latest installment of federal pandemic aid for the airline industry, and gave an upbeat forecast for the holiday-dominated fourth quarter. Still, the airline warned that rising fuel prices will challenge its ability to remain profitable,…

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California first to let kids add parents to insurance plans

ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the first state to let some adult children add their parents as dependents on their insurance plans, a move advocates hope will cover the small population of people living in the country illegally who don’t qualify for other assistance programs. The trend nationally has been…

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Financial moves for women business owners

Kerri Austwick, AAMS® 601 N. Webster Taylorville, IL 62568 217-824-7811 If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers – but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future. You may already be taking some or all the right steps, but here…

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Chinese banks try to calm fears about developer’s debts

JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Trying to dispel investor fears, some Chinese banks are disclosing what they are owed by a real estate developer that is strug- gling under $310 billion in debt and say they can cope with a potential default. The announcements came as Evergrande Group promised to talk with…

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