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Food program gives extra help to Riverside County residents

CalFresh, the state program that provides nutritious food to low-income individuals and families, is providing extra help to some local residents that have been hurt by COVID-19.

Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time

The seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital currency rising above $50,000 for the first time.

Family of novice investor who killed himself sue Robinhood

The family of a novice stock trader who killed himself after mistakenly believing he lost more than $700,000 are suing Robinhood Financial, claiming the popular stock-trading platform’s business practices “directly” led to their son’s death. The complaint, filed Monday in state court in Santa Clara County, California, seeks unspecified damages on behalf of the parents and sister of Alex Kearns for wrongful death, negligent infliction of emotional distress and unfair business practices.

9 Ways COVID-19 Changed the Global Economy

It becomes more clear as the days and months pass that the world is unlikely to return to the pre-pandemic "normal." The pandemic's impact has only accelerated many trends that were already underway in the global economy.

Immune-Boosting Salad & Dressing Recipe

"Your body can heal itself. It can do so because it has a healing system. If you are in good health, you will want to know about this system, because it is what keeps you in good health and because you can enhance that condition. If you or people you love are sick, you will want to know about this system, because it is the best hope for recovery." - Dr. Andrew Weil

US jobless claims fall slightly to 793,000 with layoffs high

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 793,000, evidence that job cuts remain high despite a substantial decline in new confirmed viral infections.

Bezos and Bloomberg among top 50 US charity donors for 2020

As the world grappled with COVID-19, a recession and a racial reckoning, the ultrawealthy gave to a broader set of causes than ever before — bestowing multimillion-dollar gifts on food pantries, historically Black colleges and universities and organizations that serve the poor and the homeless, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity last year.

Stocks push to more gains, and record highs, on Wall Street

U.S. stocks notched more gains and pushed to new highs Monday, extending a winning streak that just gave the market its best weekly gain since November.

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

Tesla has invested around $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and said it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for its high-end vehicles soon. The price of Bitcoin soared 15% to above $43,000 Monday.

Positive Investments Secures $36 Million Refinancing for Apartment Properties

Capital One Financial Corp. has provided $35.7 million in loans to Positive Investments Inc. to refinance 17 apartment properties in Southern California.