MANATEE -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, will present the Big Bank Theory at all Manatee County High Schools.
The Big Bank Theory teaches teens the importance of budgeting, saving money, and prioritizing spending decisions. During the program, students are engaged in a hands-on, real-life financial simulation that introduces them to the realities of being financially sensible while gaining valuable experience paying bills and making daily decision that are essential to being an adult.
Representative from local businesses, leaders from the School District of Manatee County, and elected officials will volunteer at local high schools helping students learn to be financially responsible adults. From ensuring they have food, shelter and transportation to those unexpected life occurrences, the Big Bank Theory is a fun, active program that provides today's students with a solid foundation for a bright financial future. For information, contact Jahna Leinhauser at 941-748-4842, ext. 172, or email at JahnaL@ManateeChamber.com.
Police stop Google car for driving too slowly
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- A car built by Google that drives itself around city streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly.
A police officer in the tech giant's Silicon Valley hometown pulled over the prototype car Thursday because it was going a traffic-tying 24 mph in a 35 mph zone.
The officer spoke with the person in the driver's seat but issued no citation, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Though the car was driving itself, state law requires a person to be able to intervene when the technology is tested on public roads.
The bubble-shaped prototype has two seats. Its top speed is 25 mph.
JC Penney reports sales growth, but shares skid
PLANO, Texas -- J.C. Penny reported stronger-than-expected sales for the third-quarter, but the department store operator's failure to raise its forecast for the year appeared to add to worries that upcoming holiday shopping season
could turn out to be a dud for retailers.
The company's results follow disappointing sales this week from Macy's and Nordstrom, which both cut their outlooks for the year citing softer sales trends. Macy's blamed its sales decline in the third quarter partly on warmer than normal weather, which it said hurt sales of items like coats and boots.
-- Herald staff and wire reports