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Elevated Dance tries to lift spirits through creative expression

Elevated Dance tries to lift spirits through creative expression

Elevated Dance Headquarters has many dance classes and programs, but their latest endeavor targets those who may need it most.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — A Northeast Ohio dance group has been stepping and gliding into trophies and national championships, and now they’re bringing teaching their creative outlet to as many people as possible.

“I think boredom and an imagination is a good combination for creativity,” says Howard Bruce, the creative director and founder of Elevated Dance Headquarters in Independence. “I think you get to a point as a creative, where it just pours out of you and it becomes just who you are.”

For Bruce, dance is more than just a means for expression, it’s a way of life. There’s a saying, if you can’t say it, sing it. If you can’t sing it, dance.

“I love it because it is another language,” Bruce says.

Bruce and the rest of his traveling dance group from Elevated have been using that other language for years — and using it at a high level.

“We said we wanted to go to World of Dance and we wanted to win a lot of local competitions and so that’s what we did,” Bruce says. “So, we actually won World of Dance in 2017 and 2018.”

Elevated Dance Headquarters has gone on to start many different dance groups and classes to share their passion with Northeast Ohio. Their latest endeavor is aimed at uplifting those who may need it most.

“So DanceUp, the whole point of it is we want dance to uplift people,” Bruce says. “It’s for the less fortunate, those who can’t, you know, get the funding or the parents are a little strapped and they can’t do the whole studio life. They can’t get the financial backing to support their dreams and their

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Used vehicles lift U.S. consumer prices, but inflation slowing

Used vehicles lift U.S. consumer prices, but inflation slowing

By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices increased for a fourth straight month in September, with the cost of cars and trucks rising by the most since 1969, though inflation is slowing amid labor market slack as the economy gradually recovers from the COVID-19 recession.

While the benign report from the Labor Department on Tuesday will have no direct impact on monetary policy, it should allow the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates near zero for a while and continue with massive cash infusions as it nurses the economy back to health.

The U.S. central bank is now more concerned about the labor market and has embraced flexible average inflation targeting, which in theory could see policymakers tolerate price increases above its 2% target for a period of perhaps several years to offset years in which inflation was lodged below its goal.

At least 25.5 million people are on unemployment benefits.

The consumer price index rose 0.2% last month after gaining 0.4% in August. The CPI advanced 0.6% in both June and July after falling in the prior three months as business closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus weighed on demand.

A 6.7% jump in the prices of used cars and trucks accounted for most of the increase in the CPI last month. That was the biggest gain since February 1969 and followed a 5.4% advance in August. There were also increases in the costs of new vehicles and recreation. But prices for motor vehicle insurance, airline fares and apparel fell.

In the 12 months through September, the CPI increased 1.4% after rising 1.3% in August. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the CPI climbing 0.2% in September and rising 1.4% year-on-year.

Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the CPI rose 0.2% last month after

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Bank Earnings Can’t Lift Sentiment

Bank Earnings Can’t Lift Sentiment





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Here’s why stocks couldn’t gain much traction Tuesday.

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Used Vehicles Lift U.S. Consumer Prices, but Inflation Slowing | Investing News

Used Vehicles Lift U.S. Consumer Prices, but Inflation Slowing | Investing News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices increased for a fourth straight month in September, with the cost of cars and trucks rising by the most since 1969, though inflation is slowing amid labor market slack as the economy gradually recovers from the COVID-19 recession.

While the benign report from the Labor Department on Tuesday will have no direct impact on monetary policy, it should allow the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates near zero for a while and continue with massive cash infusions as it nurses the economy back to health.

The U.S. central bank is now more concerned about the labor market and has embraced flexible average inflation targeting, which in theory could see policymakers tolerate price increases above its 2% target for a period of perhaps several years to offset years in which inflation was lodged below its goal.

At least 25.5 million people are on unemployment benefits.

The consumer price index rose 0.2% last month after gaining 0.4% in August. The CPI advanced 0.6% in both June and July after falling in the prior three months as business closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus weighed on demand.

A 6.7% jump in the prices of used cars and trucks accounted for most of the increase in the CPI last month. That was the biggest gain since February 1969 and followed a 5.4% advance in August. There were also increases in the costs of new vehicles and recreation. But prices for motor vehicle insurance, airline fares and apparel fell.

In the 12 months through September, the CPI increased 1.4% after rising 1.3% in August. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the CPI climbing 0.2% in September and rising 1.4% year-on-year.

Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the CPI rose 0.2% last month after increasing 0.4% in

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