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Easton retailer seeks 'modern day Rosies' to stitch handmade mask covers

Easton handbag retailer R.Riveter has put out the call for individuals who know how to sew or have access to the raw materials to make back-up medical face masks and mask covers to join to a national effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Named for Rosie the Riveter - the iconic World War II-era representation of American wom ... (full story)


Bear market defined

Q: I hear the stock market entered a "bear market" -- how is that determined? -- C.M., Cincinnati
A: It's all a matter of degree. When the stock market's overall value drops (from its high point) by 10%, that's considered a "correction," suggesting that the market had gotten ahead of itself and has self-corre ... (full story)


Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie "On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.
Julie Dolan, a 65-year-old retiree in Sandwich, ... (full story)


Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus.
The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for automakers that generally book revenue when they ship vehicles t ... (full story)


Don't give your adult kids your house

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn't.
Transferring your house to your kids while you're alive may avoid probate, the court process that otherwise follows death. But gifting a home also can result in a big, unnecessary tax bill and put yo ... (full story)