Tag: money

Do women pay more than men for certain products? Yes, and it’s called the ‘pink tax’

Women pay more than men for many products. It’s a phenomenon known as the “pink tax” that some call a product of gender discrimination. But the pink tax isn’t always a tax. Some products women need are just more expensive. Today, some states and companies are working to make things equal. Over the years, studies have […]

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Deloitte Has Made $42 Million Working With ICE This Year

On the “Values” section of its website, professional services giant Deloitte makes clear what kind of company it believes itself to be. “We believe that nothing is more important than our reputation, and behaving with the highest levels of integrity is fundamental to who we are,” the company states. One way to apparently operate a […]

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The pound jumps as Boris Johnson gets big win in UK election

UK stocks and the pound shot higher after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured an election victory that clears the way for Britain to quickly leave the European Union. The benchmark FTSE 100 gained 1.5% in early trade in London as investors reacted to the thumping election win. The FTSE 250 index of midsize British companies added […]

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Michelle Obama surprises DC elementary public school with $100,000 and gifts

Michelle Obama is spreading some holiday cheer, surprising students and teachers of an elementary school in Washington with a gift of $100,000, computers and a new basketball court courtesy of TV host Ellen DeGeneres. In the segment of “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways,” the former first lady paid a visit to the Randle Highlands Elementary School in […]

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Deputies find about $3 million hidden in barrels of raw pork shoulder on tractor-trailer in North Carolina

CLEVELAND Co., N.C. — North Carolina deputies found about $3 million hidden among pork shoulders in a tractor-trailer believed to be headed for the Mexican border, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, a tractor-trailer was headed south on Interstate 85 when a Cleveland County deputy with the Community Interdiction Team pulled it […]

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Newport News Police warning businesses of increase in counterfeit bills

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – In the past five years at Nail’d It! in Newport News, the owner said schemers have tried getting richer at their expense. One time, they succeeded, paying for nail services with two fake $100 bills. “It is really sad and it makes me… I work hard for that money,” owner Hind […]

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California Students Are Suing the UC System for Requiring the SAT and ACT

A coalition of organizations and students is suing the University of California Board of Regents for requiring prospective students to submit their SAT and ACT scores, tests that the group calls “highly” and “demonstrably” discriminatory against minority, multilingual, and low-income students, as well as students with disabilities. The lawsuit, expected to be filed Tuesday, comes […]

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Possible local impact of people losing aid from food stamp program

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HAMPTON ROADS – New rules could cut off about 700,000 people from the food stamps program. This week, the Trump administration unveiled three possible changes, tightening who qualifies for aid, creating work requirements, and changing allowances for utility expenses. Norfolk’s Workforce Development Center helps residents who are snap […]

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Dollar General is opening 1,000 new stores next year

Dollar General remains one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, attracting customers with rock-bottom prices on snacks and household goods. It’s so confident in that strategy that it plans to open 1,000 new stores in 2020, just as it has for the past several years. The company tightened its grip on shoppers during the most recent […]

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Enrollment for VDOT’s 2020 Toll Relief Program now open

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Attention, commuters! The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that enrollment for the 2020 Toll Relief Program will be from December 2, 2019-February 15, 2020, for toll relief benefits that begin on March 1, 2020. Applicants must bring proof of income and residency in person to the E-ZPass Customer Service Center […]

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Virginia man wins $250,000 on lottery scratcher: ‘I cried all the way home’

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — A Richmond, Virginia, man’s morning routine paid off big recently when he picked up some scratchers at a Staples Mill Wawa. Nearly every day, Dalton Perkinson meets his buddy at the Wawa at 8851 Staples Mill Road and they play some lottery games. Perkinson, who is a pipefitter, got the surprise […]

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Local economic victory secured with $22 billion submarine building contract

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A huge victory has been secured for our local economy. Newport News Shipbuilding delivered Washington (SSN 787) to the U.S. Navy with the highest-ever Figure of Merit score for a new construction Virginia-class submarine. Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII The Navy has announced that several […]

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Buyer beware! These are the tricks online stores use to get you buying more stuff

There’s a reason you fall into the rabbit hole of online shopping. A new study breaks down a few wily ways digital retailers sucker shoppers into spending more and committing to hidden costs. Websites, it turns out, employ a series of “dark patterns” meant to mislead or coerce online shoppers into making a decision that isn’t always […]

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Black Friday strategies that actually work, according to ‘America’s Cheapest Family’

An estimated 165 million people are expected to shop over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. It’s almost an even split now between shopping online or in stores. Black Friday is still projected to be the biggest day. And for some, it’s tradition. The couple that calls themselves “America’s Cheapest Family” has some strategies worth […]

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Shoppers across Hampton Roads cashing in on Black Friday deals

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NORFOLK, Va. – From $400 bags on sale for $85 to 40% off everything in store, there’s Black Friday deal after deal for shoppers at Norfolk Premium Outlets. Customers rushed into stores, like Nike, Thursday night hoping to cash in. “Stores are packed, you have to wait outside […]

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Knowing your flight rights: How to avoid holiday headaches while traveling

We’ve all been there – from lost luggage to canceled or delayed flights. And what about a mixed up seating assignment? They’re all travel headaches that seem to be worse around the holidays. Of course, there are certain hassles you simply can’t avoid while flying. “Going through security is already a challenge enough with a kid, and […]

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