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Stocks slip as Wall Street braces for higher interest rates (access required)

Stocks are slipping Wednesday as Wall Street braces for interest rates to stay higher for longer with inflation remaining stubbornly sticky. The S&P 500 was 0.2% lower in its first trading after coming off a frigid February. The Dow Jones ...

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Fed minutes: Almost all officials backed quarter-point hike (access required)

Nearly all Federal Reserve policymakers agreed earlier this month to slow the pace of their rate increases to a quarter-point, with only “a few” supporting a larger half-point hike. The minutes from the Fed’s Jan. 31-Feb.1 meeting said most of the officials ...

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Average long-term US mortgage rate jumps to 6.5% (access required)

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The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate jumped last week to its highest level since November, more grim news for a housing market that’s been in decline for a year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported that the average on the benchmark ...

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Key solutions to top challenges facing Idaho’s Black and African American entrepreneurs (access required)

There are more than three million small businesses owned by Black and African American entrepreneurs in the United States with annual sales totaling over $150 billion. However, in 2020, Black and African American business ownership rates dropped 41% between February ...

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18% drop since 2020 in people with reported medical debt (access required)

The number of people with medical debt on their credit reports fell by 8.2 million — or 17.9% — between 2020 and 2022, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. White House officials said in ...

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Wall Street ends mixed after swerving on inflation report (access required)

Several sharp reversals for stocks left Wall Street mixed on Tuesday after a report showed inflation is continuing to slow, but perhaps not as quickly or as smoothly as hoped. The S&P 500 finished the day virtually where it started, ...

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Wall Street rises ahead of hotly anticipated inflation data (access required)

Stocks are rising Monday as Wall Street waits for a report to show whether inflation is continuing to cool or perhaps setting the market up for worse pain. The S&P 500 was 1.1% higher ahead of Tuesday’s report on inflation ...

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Don’t let your credit score get in the way of your entrepreneurial dreams (access required)

Personal credit isn’t the only thing that determines whether you’ll get approved for a small business loan, but don’t let it be the one thing that stops you from pursuing your dream. Prospective entrepreneurs and established business owners alike will ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Sage Growth Capital invests in OnSite Waste Technologies (access required)

Biz 'Bite:' Sage Growth Capital invests in OnSite Waste Technologies

Read More IBR Headlines Sage Growth Capital has invested in California-based OnSite Waste Technologies. The non-dilutive growth funding investment is intended to help the company increase inventory, according to the announcement. OnSite Waste Technologies offers a suite of services for ...

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