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A for sale sign stands in front of a house.

U.S. Mortgage Rates Top 7% For The First Time In 2 Decades

Last year at this time, rates on a 30-year mortgage averaged 3.14%.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

People driving in the highway.

How Much Is It Costing You To Go Back Into The Office?

This telework calculator uses your vehicle type, location, commute distance and time to calculate potential savings by working from home.

 | By Emily O'Brien

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Cranberries Are Ready For Harvest In The Cheesehead State

Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state in the country, and one farm there is ready for a fall harvest after a hard run last year.

 | By Meg Hilling

Chimps play outside.

'Retirement' Home Helps Chimpanzees Thrive After Medical Research

Chimp Haven has housed and helped hundreds of apes that are no longer needed in medical research.

 | By Tammy Estwick

A Target store

Here's An Official List Of Stores Closed On Thanksgiving 2022

If you like to start your holiday shopping right after Thanksgiving dinner, check this list to see if your favorite stores will be closed this year.

 | By Tricia Goss

A girl kisses a dog in costume

Vet-Recommended Tips For A Safe Halloween With Pets

Before your dress your pet in a costume or take it trick-or-treating, read these tips for keeping animals safe on Halloween.

 | By Tricia Goss

a stencil for rangoli — colored powder designs — on sale at a Diwali stall in New York

Diwali Celebrations Growing Across The U.S.

The Hindu festival celebrates the return of the deity Lord Ram after 14 years in exile.

 | By Associated Press

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How To Remove Your Personal Information From Google Searches

You can now remove things like your address, phone number and signature from Google. Here’s a step-by-step guide to protect your personal information.

 | By Tricia Goss

Limited edition McDonald's toys

Adult Happy Meal Toys Selling For Thousands

McDonald's was all about nostalgia when it announced the limited-edition Adult Happy Meal, and some customers are profiting by reselling the toys.

 | By Tricia Goss

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Federal Trade Commission Warns Of Student Loan Relief Scams

Cybersecurity experts told Newsy the relief program is particularly lucrative to scammers because it offers a huge target for information and money.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

Halloween candy.

Your Halloween Candy Will Cost More This Year Thanks To Inflation

The scariest part of Halloween this year might be the cost of candy. Prices have experienced their highest jump on record this year.

 | By Emily O'Brien

Homeowner cleans the steps to his home from snow.

10 Money-Saving Tips For A Warmer House Without Turning Up The Heat

If you've been resisting cranking up the thermostat during the nippy days this season, try these clever ways to keep your house warm.

 | By Marie Rossiter

Two people sit at a table.

Matchmaking Is Making A Resurgence In The Dating World

In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores the resurgence of matchmaking to find love in today's culture.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Americans Are Using More Credit As Prices, Interest Rates Rise

The U.S. has its highest credit card debt in more than 20 years, as daily consumer prices continue to rise.

 | By James Packard

Netflix headquarters.

Netflix Will Charge Fees For Sharing Your Password Starting In 2023

Netflix confirmed that it will begin charging accounts that share passwords early next year. Here’s how much your bill could increase.

 | By Tricia Goss

A "for sale" sign outside a house.

Average Long-Term U.S. Mortgage Rates Rise This Week To 6.94%

The Fed's next two-day policy meeting opens Nov. 1, with most economists expecting another big hike of three-quarters of a point.

 | By Associated Press

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The IRS Will Let You Keep More Of Your Paycheck In 2023

All seven tax bracket levels will be revised upwards in 2023, allowing filers to shield more of their money from taxes.

 | By James Packard

Skittles in New York

Why Is There Concern About Common Food Additives?

Some countries have banned certain food additives, but why and how can it affect your health?

 | By Eli Kintisch

The headquarters of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mackenzie Scott Donates $85M To Girl Scouts

CEO Sofia Chang says it's the largest donation the Girl Scouts have received from an individual since their founding in 1912.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Axel Turcios

What's The Difference Between 'Hispanic' And 'Latino'?

The population of Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. is growing rapidly, according to 2020 census data.

 | By Simon Kaufman

A young man reads on Howard University campus

Application Site Opens For Biden's Student Debt Cancellation

An early "beta launch" version of a new online form was made available as the department looks to find and fix any glitches.

 | By Associated Press

A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates Foundation Pledges $1.2B To Eradicate Polio Globally

The money also will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus.

 | By Associated Press

Vicki Yslas, 64, has two grandchildren living with her.

Some Fear How The 8.7% Hike To Social Security Checks Will Affect Them

Some people fear their rent may increase as it is calculated based on their income.

 | By Stephanie Sandoval

People walk holding shopping bags.

Retail Sales Are Starting Earlier This Holiday Season

Retailers are trying to get rid of inventory that has piled up during the pandemic, all as shoppers reduce spending.

 | By Meg Hilling

A Southwest Airlines jetliner sits at a gate on the C concourse of Denver International Airport

Why Hasn't U.S. Solved The Pilot Shortage?

A congressional report in 2019 warned the Pentagon faced a shortfall of over 3,000 pilots which it states has been "several years in the making."

 | By James Packard

Boom Supersonic.

Why Are Supersonic Jets Making A Comeback?

The aviation industry is bullish on a future where travel takes half as long. That means New York to London in under four hours. So what will it take?

 | By Simon Kaufman

Workers process chickens at a poultry plant.

USDA Proposes Sweeping Poultry Changes To Fight Food Poisoning

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed changes include testing chickens and turkeys for salmonella before they enter the slaughterhouse.

 | By Associated Press

Two people hold hands.

Dating Is Getting Tougher In The U.S.

The "In The Loop" series Love Life digs into how Americans are dealing with the changing landscape of modern dating.

 | By Newsy Staff

Customers shop at a grocery store.

U.S. Inflation Intensifies As Consumer Prices Increased In September

Consumer prices rose 8.2% in September compared with a year earlier, while prices increased 0.4% on a month-to-month basis.

 | By Bianca Facchinei and Associated Press and Newsy Staff

US Social Security Administration office.

Social Security Admin. Announces Benefits Will Jump By 8.7% Next Year

Thursday's announcement affects about 70 million people — including retirees, disabled people and children — who receive Social Security benefits.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff