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Stock markets soared around the world in 2017 as global economic growth improved and investor confidence strengthened. Interest rates generally remained low, helping keep markets calm despite ongoing worries that political uncertainty or unexpected events would trigger disruptions. But risin…

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You’ve built a good life for yourself and your loved ones, and you’re expecting to leave them financially secure when you’re gone. That’s an important goal, but some people don’t reach it because of simple oversights in their planning for the future.

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Are you covered? Every day, Americans buy insurance so they’ll be able to leave money to their heirs or be reimbursed in case of theft or accident.

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The first time I met Wendy Holbrook, I felt like I had always known her. Wendy works at Vulcraft/Nucor and serves on the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

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Has overspending at the holidays become a tradition in your household, leading to some unpleasant surprises when the credit card bills arrive in January? There are many ways you can give meaningful gifts without breaking the bank. 

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A proactive estate strategy will place you – not state law or courts – in control of decisions about the care of your children, your assets and your health care.

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Southern Newspaper, Inc., parent company of The Paris News, has reached an agreement in principle to buy The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram and other associated publications from Echo Publisher Co., Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern, recently announced.

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Officials estimate that this year’s Boom Days Heritage Festival had “the biggest impact” on DeKalb County’s local economy in recent history.

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Heil Environmental Solutions Group’s on-site health clinic recently welcomed John Moore, with North DeKalb Primary Care, as the new owner and CRNP.

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The Fort Payne Christmas Parade was a huge success again this year. This was the first year since I have been director that it was not freezing or below.

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We’ve just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

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When Hurricane Sandy swept up the East Coast, it left billions of dollars of devastation in its wake. After any disaster, many people come forward to help the victims. Unfortunately, however, these emergencies also bring out con artists who seek to exploit the situation using illegal scams. …

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Have the holidays made you feel more generous? Non-profit organizations report receiving 41% of their donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s each year. If the holiday spirit motivates you to write a check for your favorite cause, you’ll want to make the most of your contribution. Acco…

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Now that 2015 is upon us, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym more often, or even learn a new language. All these are worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working…

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The parent company of The Gadsden Times and The Tuscaloosa News announced its sale Thursday, marking the second time in three years the papers will have changed hands.