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The poet Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a U.S. quarter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A new quarter featuring legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou and other trailblazing American women has officially started shipping to banks on Monday, the U.S. Mint announced. Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter. The Maya Angelou design is the first quarter in the “American… Read More

Cameron Mitchell operates 60 restaurants in more than a dozen states. Rising expenses have forced him to increase menu prices three times this year.

Inflation is red hot, soaring to 6.8% in November, the highest in nearly four decades

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Updated December 10, 2021 at 9:09 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — If you think your grocery bill has gone through the roof this year, you can appreciate what’s happened to Cameron Mitchell. Mitchell’s shopping for about 60 restaurants he runs in cities across the country — from high-end steakhouses to Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro… Read More

Akira Johnson has been facing eviction because her landlord would not accept payment from South Carolina's rent and utility assistance program.

Why Rent Help From Congress Has Been So Slow Getting To People Who Need It

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (NPR) — Akira Johnson lives in Columbia, S.C., with her three kids. She tries to make the place joyful for them with flowers and pillows that say things like “happy” and “sunshine.” She has decorated one wall with the logo of her small business: an eye with amazing eyelashes. “I’m a licensed cosmetologist,”… Read More

Mobile Deposit Scam Leaves Victims Repaying Bank

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has issued a new scam warning after a mobile deposit scam cost one Kentuckian $10,000. The Franklin County resident provided her bank account information online to what appeared to be a legitimate bank. She was depositing a 10-thousand-dollar personal loan. The so-called lender claimed there was an issue with… Read More