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Nationwide study finds millennials confident about their finances

Of the three generations that make up the largest segment of the nation’s workforce, millennials are most confident they are in a position to protect their finances and investments should another crisis occur, an annual Nationwide Retirement Institute study found.
More than half of the millennials participating in the seve ... (full story)


Venture capital, explained

Q: What are venture capitalists? -- M.B., Whitefish, Montana
A: They're investors who often take stakes in young and small companies that need infusions of cash to help them grow.
Venture capital ("VC") investors will hear many pitches for their money, such as from entrepreneurs with startup businesses. When they d ... (full story)


Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

Brad Moline, a fourth-generation Iowa turkey farmer, saw this happen before. In 2015, a virulent avian flu outbreak nearly wiped out his flock.
Barns once filled with chattering birds were suddenly silent. Employees were anguished by having to kill sickened animals. The family business, started in 1924, was at serious risk.
... (full story)


Local


Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate

(THE CONVERSATION) There's growing recognition that Indigenous communities are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and that traditional ecological knowledge is vital to adapting to environmental changes.
As part of a series of videostories on faith and the environment, The Conversation spoke to Ray Minniec ... (full story)


The Conversation: What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage?

(THE CONVERSATION) The annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel – which in 2022 falls on Wednesday night, May 18 – until recently has attracted as many as half a million visitors every year. The annual gathering, which takes place at what is believed to be the gravesite of the second-century Talmudic sage Ra ... (full story)


State


Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

Less than a year before he opened fire and killed 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school.
New York has a "red flag" law designed to keep firearms away from people who could harm themselves or o ... (full story)


Judge: California's women on boards law is unconstitutional

Judge: California's women on boards law is unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional.
Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated the right to equal treatment. The ruling was ... (full story)