Cities with the most successful female entrepreneurs

Nationwide 7.7 percent of female workers own their own business, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. For many of these women, entrepreneurship offers more flexibility than traditional jobs, which is appealing. But starting a business is also risky. New business owners often take a pay cut, as it can take years for new […]

Now is the time to shop with unused gift cards — before it’s too late

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Chances are you have a few unused gift cards in your wallet. Now is the time to sort them, check balances and figure out if you can still use them. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses and restaurants hard. From giants such as J.C. Penney, Pier 1 and Sweet Tomatoes to […]

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, “Glory to Hong Kong,” the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and sometimes on the streets. A sweeping new national security law, though, has made singing it in public […]

Kansas GOP picks Rep. Marshall for Senate seat over Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded primary field […]

Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of people of color on their campaign staffs, according to data the campaigns provided to The Associated Press. Twenty-five percent of the Republican president’s senior staff are nonwhite, […]

Second stimulus check: Where we stand as July begins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week the Senate will consider a new stimulus package in July but some fear a new jobs report could derail any plans for a second round of economic relief payments to Americans.

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