Does NYS Have Your Money? $17 Billion Unclaimed Funds

January 5, 2023

Thomas DiNapoli, from the New York State Comptroller’s Office says more than 46 million unclaimed funds accounts with a value of more than $17 billion. You can search the state’s database for yourself to find out if you’re owed any unclaimed money. You can also call 1-800-221-9311. Source: 13 WHAM-TV

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Black Farmers Sue Federal Gov. For Billions

January 4, 2023

A group of black farmers filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government for billions of dollars. In the lawsuit the group claims the federal government broke an agreement to help pay off their debts. President Joe Biden’s trillion dollar coronavirus relief package that included aid for disadvantaged farmers, but a group of white […]

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Happy New Year? Mega Millions Jackpot Close To $800 Million

January 2, 2023

The first Mega Millions drawing of the new year will be a big one. The top prize increased to $785 million ahead of the next drawing Tuesday night. The jackpot has grown so large thanks to long odds of one in 302.6 million that has resulted in 22 straight drawings without a big winner. The […]

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Minimum Wage Workers Will See $1 Hourly Pay Increase December 31st

December 27, 2022

Saturday December 31st workers in upstate New York that make minimum wage will see a $1 hourly pay increase. Minimum wage employees’ pay will go from $13.20 to $14.20, this increase is a part of New York State’s $15 hourly phase-in. This is one of the changes coming to New York State for 2023. https://www.whec.com/top-news/minimum-wage-will-increase-by-1-per-hour-in-upstate-ny-on-saturday/

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Wells Fargo Will Pay $3.7 Billion To Customers

December 21, 2022

Wells Fargo agreed to pay out more money after they charged customers illegal fees and interest on auto loans and mortgages as well as applying overdraft fees on savings and checking accounts incorrectly. The bank was ordered to pay $2 billion dollars to customers by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, there was also a $1.7 […]

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Merry Christmas Too Me! Adults Are Buying Toys For Themselves

December 21, 2022

Are you a “kidults”?  What is that? Adults who buy toys for themselves. They makes up at least 25% of toy consumers and has the industry marketing more and more products to adults looking for some nostalgia from their youth. A report by the market research company NPD Group found that people ages 12 and […]

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The NFL and YouTube could be closing on a exclusive deal with Sunday Ticket

December 21, 2022

The NFL and YouTube could be closing on a exclusive deal with Sunday Ticket. Google is the owner of the streaming giant YouTube and is leading runner for the NFL Ticket deal. Whoever lands the exclusive deal will be paying $2 billion per season. https://www.google.com/amp/s/sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/nfl-sunday-ticket-could-moving-111039951.html

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Kentucky Woman Wins $175k Scratch-off ticket At Job Christmas Party

December 20, 2022

A Kentucky woman received $25 worth of lottery scratch-offs at her job’s Christmas party and walked off a $175,000 winner. The woman participated in a gift exchange game with her co-workers, one of her co-workers took her $25 gift card, leaving her only able to take the lottery scratch-offs. One of the tickets was worth […]

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Epic Games Fined $520 Million By US Government For Misleading Millions of Players

December 20, 2022

Fornite Game maker “Epic Games” has agreed to pay a total of $520 million to settle US government allegations that it misled millions of players, including children and teens, into making unintended purchases and that it violated a landmark federal children’s privacy law. As part of the agreement, Epic will pay $275 million to the […]

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Uncomfortable With Fast-Food Restaurants Tipping?

December 19, 2022

What are your views on Tipping? Does it cause you anxiety? Most of us tip 15 to 20% at a sit-down restaurant. On podcast, Robert Byrne, director of consumer and industry insights of Technomic, and Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze discussed the finding of a survey that explained where customers fall in the tipping debate. Turns out, […]

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