5 Safe Growth Bets as We Enter 2021

Investor sentiment in 2020 has been on a rollercoaster. We started off with a robust economy that was beaten down to multi-year lows by a health issue that remains at large.

However, it’s a known devil now.  So we aren’t as scared of it as we used to be. Even before the vaccine was available, death rates had dropped to under 2%, signifying that although more contagious, this was hardly

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Austin-Travis County Placed Under Stage 5 Coronavirus Alert

AUSTIN, TX — Health district officials elevated the health alert level to the highest, red-colored tier for Travis County on Wednesday following recent spikes in cases and hospitalizations of the coronavirus — the first time the action has been taken since the beginning of the pandemic.

The move was telegraphed during a previous weekly update staged by health district officials who cited various coronavirus-related metrics in suggesting the alert level

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Did American Outdoor Brands Just Become a Better Buy Than Dick’s Sporting Goods?

The announcement by Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings (NASDAQ:SPWH) that it has agreed to be acquired by the privately-held owner of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s should have investors taking a new, closer look at the sporting goods industry.

The coronavirus pandemic changed the dynamic in the space, and as strong as Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) has been in responding to the evolving needs of the market, American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOUT) may

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Arts, Entertainment and Recreational businesses down nearly 70% in TN according to Business.org

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
While business owners in Shelby County are standing by to see what may or may not change with any new health directive, a new report outlines how the economy of the Mid-South has been affected by COVID-19. An analysis by Business.org found In Tennessee businesses connected to the arts, entertainment and recreation are down almost 70 %  since the beginning of the pandemic. 

“I grew up in

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10 Fun and Free Hobbies for the Restless Winter Months

Woman walking at the frozen lake.
Woman walking at the frozen lake.

It’s inevitable: After the glitz and festivities of the winter holidays, the rest of the winter can seem anticlimactic. But it doesn’t have to be.

Related: 35 Easy Ways To Save Money This Winter

As tempting as it might be to take up an expensive winter hobby — such as skiing or ice skating — to get through the slow winter months, you don’t

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After he was released from prison, a former convict was detained by ICE for 9 months: This is his story

Tin Nguyen slept in on Christmas Eve 2018. It was a light sleep. Nguyen says at California State Prison in Lancaster you sleep light for your own safety.

He heard his cell number, 144, prison number, 06, and last name called over the mic. His door popped open and he ran to the prison’s tower.

“Are you sure?” he asked to double-check that he had been summoned. A guard confirmed.

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Area Briefly: New local job portal; road closure map updated; and more | News

Snohomish County connects job seekers to local opportunities

On Dec. 16, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a countywide effort to assist job seekers and companies to keep talent local and preserve, build and attract long-term partnerships with companies. Unlike other online employment portals, this is a unique connector given its special focus to “Support SnoCo” by targeting and connecting Snohomish County employers with job seekers within the local community.

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76-acre land donation will allow the public to enjoy Hexenkopf Ridge in Williams Township

Ned and Linda Heindel have enjoyed the Hexenkopf Ridge so much they decided to share it with the world.

The couple has donated 76 acres on Hexenkopf Road in Williams Township to Northampton County so it can be saved for public use as the Hexenkopf Ridge Preserve.

Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure said discussions about donating the land started last year. The donation became official this month.

“They wanted to

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