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Samaritan Finds Box Filled with $27,000 Cash Outside of Credit Union, Walks Inside to Dumbfounded Tellers

Banks and ATMs have been targets of would-be robbers for decades. Old heist movies feature bank robberies, and certain communities know the pain that is a credit card skimmer. Money makes people a little crazy, and the lengths people will go to get more of it — by whatever means necessary — is often surprising.…

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Daughter Finds $43,170 Cash Inside Cushion After Dad Said It Was ‘Uncomfortable’

In many cases, people who stumble across large sums of money know what they should do. If they find a wad of cash in a wallet, it’s clear they should find the owner — but the thought often crosses their mind: What if I kept it? Would anyone notice? Howard Kirby of Owosso, Michigan, knew…

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‘A Fresh Start’: 11,108 Families To Receive Letter Wiping Away $13 Million in Medical Debt

Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy — eliminating medical debt. Money raised at more than a dozen United Church of Christ congregations and a donation from the St. Louis-based Deaconess…

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Is This Tiny Texas House Race a Sign of Things to Come in November?

Beto O’Rourke is livestreaming again. Joe Biden and Julián Castro are making their presence felt. Mike Bloomberg has knocked on doors and outside groups are running TV attack ads. On the brink of 2020’s first big contest, it all screams high stakes. Not in Iowa. This is just for a single Texas House seat. “This…

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Cory Booker Drops Out of 2020 Race, Says Impeachment Is Partially To Blame

Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of “unity and love” failed to resonate in a political era marked by partisan chaos. Since launching his campaign last February, Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey, struggled to raise the money required to support a White House bid.…

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There’s So Much More at Stake in 2020 Than Just the Presidency – and Democrats Know It

The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year’s elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners of those legislative races will have a role in drawing…

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Mom Says Young Son Learned Valuable Lesson After Finding Envelope with $900 Cash Inside

Not all news is bad news, and there have been many stories of anonymous acts of kindness scattered across the internet: a mom finding a $20 bill sticky-noted to a package of diapers, gift-wrapped presents addressed to finders and people finding a variety of ways to pay it forward. With the exception of some surprisingly…

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Australian Man Wins Lottery Jackpot After Bushfires Burn Uninsured Home to Ground: ‘This Is a Miracle’

An Australian family plans to rebuild their home that was destroyed in the bushfires using the money they just won in Australia’s Gold Lotto. The timing of winning the lottery could not be better for an Australian man and his family, possibly the country’s newest millionaires. The man from Mount Cotton in Redland, south of…

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New Jobs Numbers Show Continued Growth, Low Unemployment Rate

U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5 percent, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. Friday’s snapshot from the Labor Department showed hiring slipped from…

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Trump Economy Continues Winning as US Companies Add 202K Workers in December: Report

The jobs market finished 2019 on a high note, adding 202,000 new positions to the private sector payrolls in December. According to an ADP and Moody’s Analytics report released on Wednesday, the service sector provided 173,000 of those positions. Meanwhile, small and medium sized companies made up a bulk of the hiring, with small businesses…

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California Gov Seeking To Approve $750M To Pay Rent, Buy Tents for Homeless

California’s governor said Wednesday that he is seeking $750 million in part to help pay rent for people facing homelessness in the most populous state’s latest attempt to fight what he called a national crisis. Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to sign an executive order Wednesday creating the fund, two days before he presents his second…

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Chelsea Clinton Racks Up $9 Million Worth of Compensation for Serving on Corporate Board

Chelsea Clinton, who serves on the board of IAC/InterActiveCorp, saw her stock shares skyrocket in value to almost $9 million on Friday. According to financial publication Barron’s, the media and investment company’s stock has risen by 89 percent in 2017, 50 percent in 2018 and 36 percent in 2019. Comparatively, the S&P 500 saw a…

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Singer Donnie Wahlberg Leaves Server at IHOP $2,020 Tip on $78 Bill

Not all trends that bloom out of internet challenges are beneficial. The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is a memorable example of how quickly a dumb fad can spread, leaving plenty of people (generally those who fell in the “teen” category) with regrettable photos, and for some, serious damage. But as 2019 melted into 2020, along…

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US Stock Indexes Open High on First Trading Day of 2020

Stocks moved higher on Wall Street in early trading Thursday as U.S. markets reopened following the New Year’s Day holiday. The gains followed a rally in overseas markets after China’s central bank said it will free up more money for lending. In the U.S., the government said applications for unemployment aid declined last week, matching…

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