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Credit scores can drop if you check them too often, but…

CATONSVILLE, Md. — Can your credit scores drop if you check them too much? Researchers found that it all depends on the state of your credit and finances. According to a new study, people with declining credit can expect to lose a few points if they...

Bay Bridge viral video: Trucker makes heart-stopping save high in the sky

This was way too close for comfort. During the huge snowstorm that rocked Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland on January 3, a catastrophe was avoided on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. For those not familiar with Maryland's Bay Bridge, it's nearly 5 miles long...

Survey: Economists see unemployment sinking to near 50-year low in 2022

By the end of this year, just about all the jobs lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be recovered and joblessness will be close to a 50-year low, according to the nation’s top economists. Experts polled for Bankrate’s Fourth-Quarter Economic Indicator survey see the unemployment rate dropping...

Survey: Experts predict another year of decades-high inflation

Elevated inflation isn’t going away, but price pressures will hopefully reach their peak this year, according to a new survey from Bankrate. After inflation in 2021 soared to heights that Americans haven’t witnessed for decades, economists in Bankrate’s Fourth-Quarter Economic Indicator poll were evenly split over whether...

COVID calling in sick: 2 in 3 remote workers feel they can only call out if they have virus

NEW YORK — Fear of retribution is keeping sick Americans from taking a day off from work. A new study polled 2,000 employed Americans about the stress of taking time off work and found that 58 percent avoid calling out for fear of being criticized by their...

Second U.S. civil war? 1 in 3 say violence against government sometimes justified: Poll

According to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll published Saturday, roughly 33 percent of Americans think citizen violence against the government is "sometimes" justified, significantly up from previous years.The survey was conducted between Dec. 17 and Dec. 19 and included 1,101 adults with a margin of...

Biden’s approval rating: What range should Dems target for midterms success?

President Joe Biden spent the beginning of his term in good public standing, receiving approval ratings from top pollsters in the low to high-50s. Not bad in a very polarized environment. But his honeymoon period came to an end in late summer and his approval scores continue to...

Booster shot: Omicron will ‘rip right through un-boosted population,’ says expert

Omicron has been in the news for just 3 weeks, but the variant is already the Unites States' COVID-19 dominant strain, responsible for 73% of U.S. cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. But what about those who have had their preliminary shots and Johnson & Johnson's...

BlackBerry users take heed: Company officially exiting smartphone biz Jan 4

In 2020, Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12mini were the best-selling smartphones. In second place were the Samsung Galaxy: S20, S20+, and Ultra. And through May 2021, the iPhone 12 was the hottest smartphone on the market. iPhones and Samsungs dominate the smartphone industry today but...

Stressful presidential elections could significantly worsen heart health for voters

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Donald Trump’s contentious 2016 presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton may have done more than rile the emotions of voters on both sides of the aisle. According to new research, abnormal heart rhythms almost doubled after the election among vulnerable patients. The figure is based...