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    1. December Retail Sales Slide 1.9% Amid Shortages And Omicron

      December Retail Sales Slide 1.9% Amid Shortages And Omicron

      Americans, beset by product shortages, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early spending in the fall that helped bolster the holiday season.

      Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9% in December compared with the previous month when sales increased 0.3%, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday.

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    2. Customer Experience + Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

      Customer Experience + Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

      Customer experience can make or break your company. How you and your employees treat customers directly reflects your brand’s values. But the truth is, positive customer experiences can be difficult to implement. 

      With countless channels that buyers can communicate through (Instagram, Facebook, Google reviews, etc.), if your brand and customer experience strategies are not in perfect harmony, consumers may move on to something better.

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    3. OC Residents Face Electricity Price Hike After Clean Power Agency Picks Preliminary Rates

      OC Residents Face Electricity Price Hike After Clean Power Agency Picks Preliminary Rates

      It looks like residents across Orange County will be paying $50 more a year for their electricity bills after board members of the county’s first community choice energy program finally picked preliminary rates.

      Despite multiple studies over the past three years pledging the new utility would be able to offer power at a premium price, the agency barely broke even with Edison’s offered rates for some of its new customers. 

      The Orange County Power Authority launched near the end of 2020, and spent the last year getting ready to launch a competitor to Southern California Edison with plans for cleaner power and more local control. 

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    4. Supreme Court blocks Biden OSHA vaccine mandate, allows rule for health care workers | Fox Business

      Supreme Court blocks Biden OSHA vaccine mandate, allows rule for health care workers | Fox Business

      The Supreme Court on Thursday issued mixed rulings in a pair of cases challenging Biden administration COVID-19 vaccine mandates, allowing the requirement for certain health care workers to go into effect while blocking enforcement of a mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees.

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    5. Consider These ETF Strategies to Tackle Hot Inflation Data

      Consider These ETF Strategies to Tackle Hot Inflation Data

      Rising inflation levels continue to be a concern for the U.S. economy. Per the latest Labor Department report, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in December rose 7% year over year, on par with the Dow Jones estimate, according to a CNBC article. The metric came in at the highest level since June 1982 and covers a basket of products, ranging from gasoline and health care to groceries and rents. It also increased 0.5% for the month, surpassing the 0.4% Dow Jones estimate.

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    6. Weekly Unemployment Claims Jump In Possible Sign of Omicron Hit to Jobs Recovery

      Weekly Unemployment Claims Jump In Possible Sign of Omicron Hit to Jobs Recovery

      The number of American workers filing weekly jobless claims—a proxy for layoffs—rose by 23,000 from the prior week in what could be a sign of an impact from the Omicron surge, though the number of people continuing to claim benefits hit a multi-decade low, suggesting further labor market tightening.

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    7. Elon Musk Slams California Government for 'Bizarre Move'

      Elon Musk Slams California Government for 'Bizarre Move'

      The Tesla CEO voiced his opinion on a new solar tax being proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

      According to the Tesla Silicon Valley Club, the new proposal (dubbed NEM 3.0) would slam customers with a “grid access” fee that would cost them $8 per kW of installed solar each month, on top of other extraneous fees that could add up to an additional $80 per customer per month.

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    8. These Are The Ten Biggest Life Insurance Companies

      These Are The Ten Biggest Life Insurance Companies

      The U.S. insurance industry recorded net premiums of $1.28 trillion in 2020, with life/annuity insurers accounting for 49%, according to the data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Moreover, there were 5,929 insurance companies in the U.S. in 2020, including 843 life/annuities and 995 health companies. Let’s take a look at the ten biggest life insurance companies.

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    9. 10 Annuity Tips That Will Save You Thousands (An Unbiased Annuity Guide)

      10 Annuity Tips That Will Save You Thousands (An Unbiased Annuity Guide)

      In what ways does an annuity benefit you? This is an important question that needs to be answered before you buy one.

      Besides offering a steady and guaranteed stream of income, accumulate tax-deferred over time and don’t have contribution limits like 401(k)s and IRAs. Additionally, annuities offer riders that allow money to be transferred to beneficiaries at death.

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    10. Will Real Estate Ever Calm Down? How to Invest in this Wild Sector in 2022

      Will Real Estate Ever Calm Down? How to Invest in this Wild Sector in 2022

      Real estate investment trusts (REITs) own and invest in properties. They allow you to buy shares in commercial real estate portfolios and earn money from them without having to buy or manage the property. You can buy publicly traded REITs in direct methods or purchase them through mutual funds and ETFs. Let's walk through a couple of options you may want to consider.

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    11. Digital Printing Market Size Projection, Regional Insights, Growth Outlook, Share Estimation, Future Trends and Segmentation By 2027

      Digital Printing Market Size Projection, Regional Insights, Growth Outlook, Share Estimation, Future Trends and Segmentation By 2027

      Advertising Driven Press Release Distribution The global digital printing market is growing at a rapid pace, mainly due to the rising uses of digital printing technologies in packaging. Besides, increasing upgrades in digital printing technology and rising R&D funding & initiatives of public-private sectors are other major growth drivers. Increasing demand for sustainable printing due to rising global warming concerns escalate market shares.

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    12. How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols

      How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols

      "The most likely time that you're going to be infectious is those 5 to 6 days. We ask that you mask afterwards, we ask that you remain diligent."

      "We have to be somewhat realistic about what people are willing and able to do," said Barocas, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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    13. 5 Steps to Strengthen Your Finances in 2022

      5 Steps to Strengthen Your Finances in 2022

      This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies.

      2021 was a year of financial strain for many Americans: Household debt and the overall cost of living increased, while median household income decreased, according to NerdWallet’s annual household debt study.

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    14. Unauthorized COVID-19 tests are popping up online. How to avoid getting scammed

      Unauthorized COVID-19 tests are popping up online. How to avoid getting scammed

      Unauthorized testing kits are popping up online as scammers try to take advantage of the demand for COVID-19 testing. Here’s what the Federal Trade Commission suggests to avoid falling for a scam: Only buy tests authorized by the FDA — you can find a list of those on the FDA’s website Check the FDA’s list of fraudulent COVID products to ensure the test you’re about to buy isn’t on there Look at a variety of sellers and compare reviews from expert sources If you do buy a testing kit online — use a credit card ...

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