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With so many Americans working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, their home electric usage has gone up — and so have their bills. A company that sells energy monitoring devices just released an analysis attaching a dollar figure to the cost and according to one of the findings, California residents spent about $176 more on their utility bills in 2020 compared to 2019. ...

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Opponents of "Medicare for all" and other single-payer insurance systems routinely decry what they call "socialized medicine," insisting that private companies can do a better job of providing affordable treatment than a government entity. If that were true, of course, Americans wouldn't spend about twice per person what people in other developed countries spend for healthcare yet have less to ...

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Kodak Black, the rapper whose federal prison sentence was commuted by President Trump the day before his term ended, has a new song out that celebrates his release. "Ran up out of prison, I ain't say bye to nobody / I want sushi, then some coochie, no more lunch trays, yeah / Had to stop showin' everybody where my mama stay, yeah / Trump just freed me, but my favorite president is on the money ...

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Cable TV and internet customers will owe Comcast an extra $78 this year due to a price hike that went into effect this month. AT&T recently upped the price for its DirecTV satellite service, adding another $108 to customer bills. Hulu just jacked up its price by $10 a month, although many of its customers are families who switched to the streaming service in order to cut the cord from ...

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When Kentucky lawmakers returned to Frankfort this month, they immediately moved to reduce Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s power to respond to disasters and infectious disease outbreaks. The Republicans who control the state’s legislature want emergency orders to end after 30 days, unless the General Assembly votes to extend them, and to limit the governor’s ability to close businesses and ...

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While Pritzker has said he’s confident it will come up for a vote in the upcoming regular session, Republican lawmakers are raising concerns about the impact the bill would have on small business owners, potentially affecting 440,000 taxpayers statewide.

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While Pritzker has said he’s confident it will come up for a vote in the upcoming regular session, Republican lawmakers are raising concerns about the impact the bill would have on small business owners, potentially affecting 440,000 taxpayers statewide.