June 17, 2021

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‘Charlie Brown’s America’ Review: ‘Peanuts’ and Politics

Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts,” which ran from 1950 to 2000 and lives on in syndication, is one of the world’s most successful and marketable comic strips. Much of its universal appeal lies in a light-hearted humor that steers clear of controversy: Charlie Brown’s trials on the pitcher’s mound, Lucy’s one-sided crush on Schroeder, and Snoopy’s trans...

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Who will move to the center and win back Americans’ trust?

All polls and current anecdotal experience confirm that Americans are very disappointed in government and in politics generally. Since the Great Depression 90 years ago, political discontent has been near this level only at the worst of the Vietnam era (1966-1971), the depths of the Watergate crisis (1973-1974) and the frustrations of the l...

Scam/Fraud

beware of tax scams — they’ll be everywhere this EOFY » Scammer News

The end of the financial year is near. So all of us — especially those scrambling at the last minute to get their receipts in order — should keep an eye out for the accompanying onslaught of tax scams. Posing as the Australian Taxation Office in particular has been a key vehicle for scammers to target victims, with considerable success o...

Scam/Fraud

FBI Memphis: International online dating scheme nets $10M worldwide, cost US residents $8M – WZTV

FBI Memphis: International online dating scheme nets $10M worldwide, cost US residents $8M  WZTV Read full article here: fox17.com...

Real Estate

Real estate market remains hot across the state

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Looking for a home continues to be very challenging, due to a tight supply and low interest rates. So most homes are still selling for way above the asking the price.“This market price, it’s kind of crazy, when you look back at 2018 and 2019, like now it’s going really high,” said Bahin Battarin, a Springf...

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring moment for school prayer, meditation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a South Florida Jewish temple to denounce anti-Semitism and stand with Israel, as the Republican governor cloaked himself in religion Monday while signing a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to set aside at least one minute of silence for children to meditate or pray...

Markets

Williams Cos. stock falls Thursday, underperforms market

Shares of Williams Cos. WMB, -1.97% slid 1.97% to $26.93 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.04% falling 0.04% to 4,221.86 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.62% falling ...

Markets

Pop-up ‘Diversity Markets’ highlighting businesses in south Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) -A summer long pop-up market in Iowa City is highlighting business owners in the city’s south district.The first Diversity Market was held Saturday at the Kingdom Center, and featured around 30 new, minority-owned businesses, all based in the south district of Iowa City.Evelyn Quezada launched Choco Fresa late last year, serv...

Business

ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – BBB warns of government scams – Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – BBB warns of government scams  Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW) Read full article here: www.tristatehomepage.com...

Business

12 News Investigates: How to avoid property rental scams

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Long-time realtor Marla Toman rents out properties of her own and manages others in Jackson and Natchez using Airbnb. When you work with properties online, you have to be aware of fake guests looking to book or other red flags you may come across every day. “Airbnb, I have to say does a good job in helping vet. Whe...