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US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing...

St. Matthew’s House, week of April 12

St. Matthew’s House, in partnership with the Harry Chapin Food Bank, fed 2,107 families last week, and over 3,000 families so far in April. Here’s...

St. Matthew’s House hosting 4 food distribution sites Thursday

St. Matthew’s House, with the help of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, fed 300 families Wednesday at the Immokalee Friendship House, which makes 1,205...

US jobless claims rise to 719K as virus still forces layoffs

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 61,000 last week to 719,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even...
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Collier CARES app launching to connect people with essential services

While more vaccines are getting into arms, and things are looking up, many of your neighbors are still struggling to make ends meet. But...

Lee County power companies moratorium expires Thursday

You don't have to worry about losing your water and power during the pandemic: The "utilities moratorium" in Lee County that kept power companies...

Jobless claims fall to their lowest level in a year

The number of Americans applying for jobless aid fell to its lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic erupted a year ago. Some 684,000 people...

Third stimulus check: Here’s what could delay or lower your payment

The third stimulus check is already hitting some bank accounts, just days after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Act into law. But...
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Gas prices hit 19-month high in Southwest Florida

Gas prices in Southwest Florida are at a 19-month high, with an average of $2.69 being shelled out per gallon in Lee County. AAA reports...

Senate Democrats still finishing their COVID-19 relief bill as Biden signs off on narrowing...

Making ends meet is easier when a new stimulus check hits your bank account. The third round of payments is making its way through...

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