economics

Cardboard market conditions prompt recycling charge

Just as packages are arriving for the holiday season, the market for cardboard recycling has taken a massive plunge, forcing Pacific Steel & Recycling to add a 3-cent-per-pound charge for the service. “There’s no money in the cardboard market,” said James Boylan, assistant manager at Pacific Recycling Missoula. Part of the reason for strain on …

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Can You Really Retire on Social Security Alone?

(Katie Brockman) Around 40% of retired Americans say they rely on Social Security “completely” in retirement, according to a recent survey from The Motley Fool. Many workers are also heading into retirement expecting to depend heavily on Social Security. In fact, roughly one-quarter of workers say their benefits will be their primary source of retirement …

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Why Social Security’s Financial Woes Should Worry You — Even if You’re Nowhere Near Retirement

(Maurie Backman) You may have heard that Social Security is running out of money and won’t be around in the near future. The good news is that that’s not true. Social Security may be looking at a financial shortfall, but it’s not at risk of disappearing completely. It is, however, at risk of benefit cuts. …

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Wisconsin leads the US in economic development and business assistance investments

Wisconsin is leading the way among US states in economic development and business assistance investments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Evers Gov. Tony Evers on Nov. 16 highlighted a recent analysis of state allocations of federal aid under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy …

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Shoppers go local for this year’s Black Friday, Madison Makers Market hosts 5th annual event | News

MADISON (WKOW) — Many people are quickly getting into the giving spirit this Black Friday. David Van is the owner operator of the Madison Makers Market. It’s a role he has been in since 2018. He said the Black Friday Market is the “big crown jewel” of the year. “That sense of community, that sense …

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