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Here’s where gas prices are headed (for now) and why

by Casey Quinlan, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 2, 2023 Higher temperatures. Higher gas prices. Drivers across the country have seen that seasonal given play out in recent weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.61 on May 1, up 11 cents over the previous month, according to AAA. The good news is that […]

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Mortgage rates are stabilizing but that may not be enough to help house hunters

by Casey Quinlan, Wisconsin ExaminerApril 7, 2023 Home prices are cooling off and mortgage rates fell last week, but the fallout from recent bank closures could continue to make it hard for some Americans to buy homes, economists say.  Mortgage rates fell to 6.32% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, Freddie Mac data released March […]

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New workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers

by Casey Quinlan, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 9, 2023 The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed at the end of December ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing. Proponents of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act — both included as amendments to the spending […]

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