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Personal finance worries cause record consumer confidence low | News

UK – Consumer confidence dropped five points from August to September to hit another record low of -49 amid a cost-of-living crisis and high inflation, according to GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index. GfK found that there was a nine-point fall from the previous month in people’s forecast for their personal finances over the year ahead, hitting …

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Texas may enforce law banning social media from blocking users based on viewpoints, 5th Circuit says

Home Web First Texas may enforce law banning social media… Internet Law Texas may enforce law banning social media from blocking users based on viewpoints, 5th Circuit says By Debra Cassens Weiss September 19, 2022, 10:39 am CDT Image from Shutterstock. A federal appeals court on Friday allowed Texas to enforce a law that generally …

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Artificial intelligence in government is about people, not programming

US government investment in artificial intelligence has grown significantly in the last few years, as evidenced by the additional funding for AI research in President Biden’s 2023 fiscal budget. With more than $2 billion allocated to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Energy for AI research and development, it is …

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Opinion: Canada’s government-driven labor market recovery is unsustainable

Ben Eisen is a senior fellow and Milagros Palacios is an economist at the Fraser Institute. At first glance, according to several commonly used indicators, Canada’s labor market has recovered from the initial COVID recession that began in 2020. Canada’s unemployment rate is now lower than when the pandemic hit, and the employment rate (the …

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Gov. Hochul, Sen. Gillibrand want NY families to know about available child care assistance | Top Story

ALBANY — Gov. Hochul is getting the word out that there is help available for families struggling with the cost of child care. The governor, joined by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y.), announced the launch of a statewide multi-media campaign to educate eligible families about expansions made to child care assistance. “We’re going to target social …

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer lifted some fuel rules after the Indiana refinery fire

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Saturday lifting some rules on fuel supply transportation in response to an Indiana oil refinery fire that could affect supply and prices in some Midwestern states. Whitmer’s order lifts caps and limits on the hours that motor carriers and drivers can drive if they …

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Janet Peischel’s The Internet Marketer: How ADA-compliant is your website? | Business

Would it surprise you to know that some big brands have been sued over website accessibility? Think Amazon, Burger King and Hulu. Janet Peischel Register file photo Public- and private-sector construction projects must meet ADA Title II and III requirements to make them accessible to those with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act does …

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South Carolina bill would ban internet information on abortions; Tech companies may face competing laws

Home Daily News South Carolina bill would ban internet information… First Amendment South Carolina bill would ban internet information on abortions; Tech companies may face competing laws By Debra Cassens Weiss July 25, 2022, 3:24 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock. Technology companies could face a “disparate patchwork” of laws regulating abortion information in the aftermath …

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Applications for Louisville Metro down payment assistance now available

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Low to moderate-income homebuyers in the Louisville Metro who are seeking assistance with down payments and closing costs can now apply for the city’s Down Payment Assistance Program. Applications for the program reopened on July 18 for the purchase of an existing or newly constructed home, according to Louisville Metro Government. …

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