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Mars CEO Grant Reid Wants Candy to Lift One Million People Out of Poverty. Here’s His Plan to Make It Happen

The Mars CEO also forecasts Halloween candy sales during the pandemic, discusses why pet food sales are growing—and gum is struggling. (Miss this week’s The Lead.....»»

Category: topSource: timeOct 18th, 2020

The CARES Act could keep poverty rates at pre-pandemic levels — but researchers worry what will happen when the money runs out

30 million people are ‘explicitly left out’ of the $2.2-trillion stimulus bill known as the CARES Act......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 23rd, 2020

UArizona wins $2.4M grant to study effects of stress-related disease on Hispanics

The University of Arizona has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how stress impacts the health of Hispanic people living in high-poverty, rural communities. The grant money will fund the Arizona Preven.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 9th, 2020

A contact tracing app could help stop the spread of COVID-19 only if billions of people use it — here"s a 3-step plan for how to make that happen

Luis Alvarez/Getty Images D.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 28th, 2020

Millennial who earned $1 million before 30: Don"t make these side hustle mistakes

Self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier is the king of side hustles. These are the top mistakes he sees people make when they want to earn extra cash......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 12th, 2019

8 million have slipped into poverty since May as federal aid has dried up

After an ambitious expansion of the safety net in the spring saved millions of people from poverty, the aid is now largely exhausted and poverty has returned to levels higher than before the coronavirus crisis, two new s.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneOct 15th, 2020

Virus Could Push 150 Million People Into Extreme Poverty  

Virus Could Push 1.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 12th, 2020

Real Estate Notebook: Feds deny Beltline Southside Trail grant, developers plan more suburban apartments

Federal officials denied an Atlanta BeltLine Inc. proposal seeking an $18.5 million grant that could have boosted construction for a critical project potentially connecting over 10 miles of its popular pathway......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 2nd, 2020

Inside BioSTL"s strategy to make St. Louis a hub for "defense medicine" startups

BioSTL said Wednesday it is launching a new Center for Defense Medicine through a $1.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. It sees several technologies that could emerge as future St. Louis startups......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 18th, 2020

The pandemic showed that Congress needs to overhaul its operations. Here"s our plan to make it work better for the American people.

The pandemic exposed the cracks in Congress' day-to-day operations. But it also sh.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytSep 15th, 2020

Tax Guy: Higher rates for upper-income folks and a bigger child tax credit — what Joe Biden’s tax plan could mean for you

Biden has said that he would not increase taxes for people who make less than $400,000 per year......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 12th, 2020

Tax Guy: Higher rates for upper-income folks and a bigger child credit — what Joe Biden’s tax plan could mean for your taxes

Biden has said that he would not increase taxes for people who make less than $400,000 per year......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 9th, 2020

: Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce want to build the next Concorde. This new partnership could make it happen

Virgin Galactic and Rolls-Royce want to build a commercially-available jet that can fly at three times the speed of sound carrying 9 to 19 people at 60,000 feet......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 21st, 2020

The way the US measures poverty is outdated, misleading, and could leave millions of Americans without the help they need to make it through the pandemic

In America, we measure poverty using models that are over 50 years old, which leaves scores of low income people out of the equation. Making sure that poverty is corre.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 18th, 2020

Warren Buffett spent $6.5 billion to help Mars acquire Wrigley during the financial crisis. Here"s the story of how he made the candy deal happen.

Warren B.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 4th, 2020

Giving people free money has kept 12 million people out of poverty and given the economy a crucial boost

Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images Millions of Americans remain out of work due to the pandemic. But a wave of federal assistance through unemployment benefits and stimulus checks has kept many afloat and out of poverty. It's also given th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 1st, 2020

Adidas pledges to hire more black and Latino staff

German sportswear brand Adidas has pledged to invest $20 million in the black community in the United States and make sure that at least 30% of all new U.S. jobs are filled with black and Latino people at its Adidas and Reebok brands......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 10th, 2020

COVID-19 Financial Assistance for the Self-Employed

The self-employed, which include many real estate agents, make up an astounding 57 million people countrywide, and they are vulnerable to the recent changes to the economy due to the nation’s COV.....»»

Category: realestateSource: rismediaMay 9th, 2020

25 Make-Ahead Recipe Ideas for Mother’s Day

As dozens of states begin to lift strict stay-at-home orders, Mother’s Day celebrations this year may provide a platform for togetherness that many people have been sorely missing. With many........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstMay 6th, 2020

Elon Musk, owner of a $100 million real-estate portfolio, just tweeted that he will sell all his belongings and "own no house." Take a look at some of the mansions he"ll have to offload to make that happen.

Ruobing Su/Business Insider Elon Musk vowed to sell "almost all physica.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 1st, 2020

Elon Musk admits Tesla"s plan for a million-strong robotaxi network may not happen this year after all (TSLA, UBER)

Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk set a lofty goal last year: 1 million Tesla robotaxis by the end of 2020.  But on Wednesday, the billionaire softened his tone.  "Punctuality is not my strong suit, but I always come through.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 30th, 2020