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Tuscaloosa restaurant in Midtown Village closes - Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Iguana Grill, one of the first tenants in Tuscaloosa's Midtown Village, has closed.

Alabama's unemployment is lower than national rate - Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to a record 2.8%.A statement released Friday by the state labor agency says the preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was down two-tenths of a percent from 3% in September.That’s 1 percentage point better than the jobless rate from a year ago, and it’s well below the national employment rate of 3.6%.“Alabama has never experienced an unemployment rate in the 2 percent range, [...]

IPhone Black Friday 2019 Deals: Are They Worth It? - Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2019 Deals: Are They Worth It? - Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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What to Do If Your Parents Need Financial Help - Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Most parents in the U.S. provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way. A 2015 survey

The Best Holiday Gift to Your Family? No New Debt - Fri, 15 Nov 2019
We're entering prime shopping season: According to NerdWallet's 2019 Holiday Shopping Report, Americans plan to spend an average of $825 on gifts during the 2019 holidays, ranging from clothing to

You Lost Your Job? Here's How to Find Your Financial Footing - Fri, 15 Nov 2019
It doesn't matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You'll feel like you're in a

How to Get the Best Walmart Black Friday 2019 Deals - Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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New Media, Gannett shareholders approve media merger deal - Thu, 14 Nov 2019
The two biggest newspaper chains in the country are on the verge of combining after shareholders of both gave green lights to the $1.13 billion deal Thursday morning.New Media Investment Group, which operates under its GateHouse Media subsidiary, is expected to close on its acquisition of USA Today parent Gannett Co. in the next several days, now that the last remaining hurdles have been cleared.New York-based New Media owns the Austin American-Statesman and 153 other [...]

How to Beat Basic Economy at Its Own Game - Thu, 14 Nov 2019
Many frequent travelers, myself included, bemoaned the introduction of 'basic economy' fares, which were launched by major airlines to compete with budget carriers like Spirit and Frontier. Basic economy, which

Hyundai to build Santa Cruz SUV at Alabama plant - Thu, 14 Nov 2019
MONTGOMERY — Hyundai will build a pickup-style sport-utility vehicle at its plant in Alabama, which the company said Wednesday is being enlarged in a $410 million expansion project.A statement from the Korean automaker said production of the Santa Cruz compact SUV will begin in 2021 at its plant near Montgomery, where about 1,200 new jobs are expected.First introduced as a concept vehicle in 2015 and aimed in particular at millennials, the Santa Cruz will have an open [...]

That $75 Costco coupon? It's not real - Wed, 13 Nov 2019
A $75 Costco coupon currently making the rounds on social media isn't real, the retailer says.The coupon has been shared on Facebook thousands of times in recent days, according to CNN Business."While we love our fans and our members, this offer is a SCAM, and in no way affiliated with Costco," the warehouse chain said in a written statement.When Facebook [...]

Xbox One X Black Friday 2019 Deals: Are They Worth It? - Wed, 13 Nov 2019
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4 Times It Makes Sense to Buy Airline Miles - Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Generally speaking, buying airline miles isn't a good idea, because the price at which they're sold usually exceeds the value of what they can be redeemed for. There are lots

Shareholders set to vote on GateHouse-Gannett deal - Tue, 12 Nov 2019
The newspaper industry mega deal in which GateHouse Media’s parent company plans to buy USA Today parent Gannett Co., combining the two largest newspaper chains in the country, faces its final hurdle Thursday when shareholders vote on the $1.2 billion pact.New Media Investment Group’s acquisition with Gannett would create a nation-blanketing print and digital giant, with more than 260 daily newspapers and hundreds more websites and community and weekly newspapers across [...]

How to Get the Best Macy's Black Friday 2019 Deals - Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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Laptop and Computer Black Friday 2019 Deals: Are They Worth It? - Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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Fitbit Black Friday 2019 Deals: Are They Worth It? - Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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PS4 Black Friday 2019 Deals: Are They Worth It? - Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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Time Your Credit Card Application This Bonus-Friendly Season - Tue, 12 Nov 2019
In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising