A monthly food drive in DeKalb County near Atlanta is seeing more and more hungry families in need as Covid-19 has shaken Americans’ health and economics.



a boy wearing sunglasses driving a car: Bill Webber said he shares his box of food with others unable to come.


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Bill Webber said he shares his box of food with others unable to come.

Delores Rich, who relies on her retirement income, arrived for the food drive at 7 a.m. — three hours before it began — to ensure her spot in line.

She said she’s had trouble affording groceries during the pandemic. Her favorite things to cook are T-bone steaks and oxtails, but she said every little bit helps.

“Whatever I get, I’ll be thankful and blessed for it,” she said.

Rich was among 700 people who came to this Dekalb County food drive on Saturday in need of food for themselves and their loved ones. At this and two other locations in the county, a total of 2,500 people received

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According to Alice Schroeder’s The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, a young Buffett was sometimes heard muttering things to himself like, “Do I really want to spend $300,000 for this haircut?” (H/t to this Wall Street Journal article by Jason Zweig.)

Warren Buffett obviously never spent $300,000 on a haircut. The remark instead refers to the power of compound earnings over time, something Buffett later called “The Methuselah Technique”: The financial advantages of a long life, a high rate of return, and as Buffett wrote in his 1965 Buffett Partnership letter, “a combination of both (especially recommended by this author.”)

Of course he’s right: Where building wealth is concerned, time is your friend. Say you invest $5,000 and receive a relatively conservative 6 percent return. Over time, here’s are the gains on that $5,000:

Clearly time is your friend. But while money spent today is money that

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Technology stocks took a small breather after Thursday’s brutal sell-off, which pushed US stocks to their biggest one-day loss in losses in three months. 

The STOXX Europe 600 technology index – which comprises the likes of German software firm SAP, Dutch semi-conductor supplier ASML – and was up 0.2% at 581.23. 

Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com, said: “European equities were dragged lower by the tech-induced sell-off on Wall Street yesterday but recovered in early trade on Friday morning. With sentiment rolling over

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