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Playing the market is a bad idea, especially now

The current day trading boom will end as these frenzies always do: in tears. While we wait for the inevitable crash, let's review not only why day traders are doomed but also why most people shouldn't trade, or even invest in, individual stocks.
Day trading basically means rapidly buying and selling investments, hoping to profi ... (full story)

Report showing gains in bank access overshadowed by COVID

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More Americans than ever obtained a basic bank account in 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said last week. But the report did not take into account the coronavirus pandemic and historic recession, government experts warned, and it's highly likely that a number of Americans will end up unbanked y ... (full story)

Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles

Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — First there was taco night, then barbecue sandwiches, followed by meats by the pound — all splashy marketing events to generate buzz leading up to Proof BBQ's grand opening in the Cleveland suburbs. And then came coronavirus.
Michael Griffin already had success with a popular pizza joint ... (full story)


How the Supreme Court can maintain its legitimacy amid intensifying partisanship

(THE CONVERSATION) On the first day of hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris framed the nomination as part of a plan to subvert democratic values.
The rushed nomination process goes against the wishes of "a clear majority of Americans" who want Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat fille ... (full story)

Religious identity and Supreme Court justices – a brief history

(THE CONVERSATION) Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process has put focus not only on the would-be Supreme Court justice's faith but the religious makeup of the court itself.
If she is appointed, Barrett would be the second successive Catholic elevated to the U.S.'s highest court and the third Trump appointee to find favor wit ... (full story)


Policy vs. personality: Undecideds torn as election nears

Policy vs. personality: Undecideds torn as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Jaronowski is torn. The lifelong Republican from suburban Cleveland supports President Donald Trump's policies and fears her business could be gutted if Democrat Joe Biden is elected.
But she abhors Trump personally, leaving her on the fence about who will get her vote.
It's a "moral dilem ... (full story)

Human trafficking victims persevere through pandemic, celebrate survival

The struggles of 2020 are a challenge to all.
But if anyone were equipped to overcome such obstacles, it’s two women who’ve endured years of unimaginable strife to graduate this fall from an innovative specialized court docket.
The unprecedented hardships brought about by the coronavirus pandemic weren’t en ... (full story)