Consumer prices cooled in August, easing inflation concerns

U.S. consumer prices rose lower-than-expected 0.3% last month, the smallest increase in seven months and a sign that inflation pressures may be cooling. The August gain fell from a 0.5% increase in July and a 0.9% surge in June, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. It was the smallest increase since a similar 0.3% rise in […]

Extra unemployment benefits are available but you have to reapply to get them

If your unemployment check from the state is about to stop coming, there’s another way to keep getting paid during the pandemic. The Cares Act offers up to 13 weeks of additional jobless benefits, but there’s a catch, you have to re-apply to receive the funds. Once you run out of money from your standard […]