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Priceless Vol 12 Number 1


Newport


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Page 6


President Obama’s final numbers revealed


Statistical indicators of President Obama's time in office


University gets accolades from The Wall Street Journal


Page 14


Free October 2017


Jesse Jackson promotes 'Healing and rebuilding' in Hampton Roads


Page 8


City of Hampton to purchase Boo Williams Sportsplex


The Boo Sportsplex Williams has generated


tourism and tax revenue for Hampton for 10 years, as it brings in sports players and their families for weekend tournaments.


However, the


The Obama family arrive in Yosemite National Park June 2016 BY BROOKS JACKSON, FACTCHECK,ORG The numbers are


nearly


all in now. What they show about


what during the The really eight


happened years that


Barack Obama was president is sometimes different from what politicians claimed.


economy gained


a net 11.5 million jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to below the historical norm.


Average weekly earnings for all workers were up 4.1 percent after inflation. The gain was 3.7 percent for just production and nonsupervisory employees.


After-tax corporate profits also set records, as did stock prices. The S&P 500 index rose 166 percent.


lacking


The number of people health insurance


dropped by 15 million. Premiums


slowly than before. rose, but more


partners who paid for and own the building want to sell. The city does not want to lose that annual economic activity, placed at more than $9 million in a study commissioned by the facility.


For the The federal debt owed to


the public rose 128 percent. Deficits were rising as Obama departed.


Home prices rose 20 percent. But the home ownership rate hit the lowest point in half a century.


Illegal immigration


declined: The Border Patrol caught 35 percent fewer people trying to get into the U.S. from Mexico.


increased 369 percent. Coal production


38


percent. Carbon emissions from burning fossil fuel dropped 11 percent.


Production of handguns


rose 192 percent, to a record level.


The murder rate dropped to the lowest on record in 2014, then rose and finished at about the same rate as when Obama


OBAMA'S NUMBERS PAGE 10 This Edition’s Highlights


Health Editorial Education


Black Bean and Corn Salad My African American European Vacation: Scotland Scholarship & Career Fair Seeks to Help Students


Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Hampton Branch NAACP Awards Banquet Learn to Code in Virginia Beach


VFW Audio Essay Contest 7 4


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Why Place an Initial Fraud Alert


Three national credit reporting companies keep records of your credit history. If someone has misused your personal or financial information, call one of the companies and ask for an initial fraud alert on your credit report. If you're concerned about identity theft, but haven't yet become a victim, you can also place an initial


fraud alert. For example, you may


want to place a fraud alert if your wallet, Social Security card, or other personal, financial or account information are lost or stolen. You may also want to place a fraud alert if your personal information was exposed in a data breach. A fraud alert is free. The company you call must tell the other companies about your alert.


An initial fraud alert can make it harder


for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. When you have an alert on your


record, the


financing to purchase the building will not cost the city any additional money.


Development


Hampton’s Economic Authority


According to the City of Hampton, a study shows that participants in Boo Williams Sportsplex book 25,600 hotel nights a year and average 5-day stays.


would buy the building for its assessed value. The city will borrow the money over 15 years. Boo Williams would agree to run the operation and pay rent for the life of the bonds. Rent payments, plus the amount of the facility’s annual tourism grant and usage fees, are expected to cover the payments without any new city funds.


The Boo Williams Sportsplex has generated


Wind and solar power tourism and tax revenue for Hampton for 10 declined


years, as it brings in sports players and their families for weekend tournaments. However, the partners who paid for and own the building want to sell. The city doesn’t want to lose that annual economic activity, placed at more than $9 million in a study commissioned by the facility.


For the record, the financing to purchase the building won’t cost the city any additional money.


BOO WILLIAMS PAGE 4


FTC: Why place an initial fraud alert on your credit report?


report, a business must verify your identity before it issues credit, so it may try to contact you. The initial alert stays on your report for at least 90 days. You can renew it after 90 days. It allows you to order one free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit


reporting companies. Be sure the


credit reporting companies have your current contact information so they can get in touch with you.


How to Place an Initial Fraud Alert Contact one credit reporting company. Ask the company to put a fraud alert on


your credit file.


Confirm that the company you call will contact the other 2 companies.


Placing a fraud alert is free. The initial fraud alert stays on your credit report for 90 days.


Be sure the credit reporting companies have your current contact information so they can get in touch with you.


Update your files.


The credit reporting company will explain that you can get a free credit report,


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