Cat Reid, 41 Action News

Cat Reid

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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Cat:

Kansas City area renters to benefit from $30 million in assistance

The city of Kansas City, along with Clay and Jackson counties, will receive $30 million from the federal government to help renters impacted by the pandemic. → Read More

Real or fake news? Study offers tips to help readers decide

There has been an avalanche of information to keep up with over the past few weeks. With so much shared on social media, it can be difficult to figure out what's actually true. → Read More

Side hustles that will put extra money in your pocket this year

The pandemic drastically changed finances for so many families. Lost jobs or reduced hours forced people to find new ways to make ends meet. Here are some ideas. → Read More

Sen. Hawley plans to object during Electoral College certification

Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he plan to object to the certification of Electoral College votes in early January. → Read More

Is your tech gift creepy? Nonprofit's gift guide looks at privacy, security concerns

Researchers with the Mozilla Foundation reviewed more than 130 tech products to determine their levels of creepiness from privacy and security perspectives. → Read More

Evictions continued under moratorium; ‘avalanche’ expected in January

The clock is ticking for families facing eviction. The CDC’s federal moratorium ends on Dec. 31. It was a measure designed to protect tenants during the pandemic, but the moratorium did not stop some people from losing their homes. → Read More

Buying gift cards for Christmas? Here's what to consider this year

A consumer survey from the National Retail Federation found gift cards top the list of gifts people would like to receive this holiday season. → Read More

Buy now, pay later: Should you try it for holiday shopping?

New payment options are popping up on shopping sites this holiday season. They're called "buy now, pay later" services, and a recent study by The Ascent, a personal finance website, found more than a third of consumers have used them. → Read More

Tips for supporting small businesses this holiday season, even without much money

Small businesses are feeling the pressure of the pandemic. Shutdowns, decreased foot traffic and gaps in federal aid are just a few of the factors leading to closures all over the country. → Read More

'Right back where we started': Paper towels, toilet paper, wipes flying off shelves again

Essentials like toilet paper, paper towels and disinfecting wipes are once again disappearing from shelves. Many stores are reinstating limits on how much shoppers can purchase. → Read More

Black Friday is changing: Here's how to find the best deals

A recent Deloitte survey found shoppers are planning to visit fewer stores than ever for holiday shopping this year. It's just another sign of the impact of COVID-`19. → Read More

Food banks under pressure from increased demand, rising prices and tightening supply

Nationwide unemployment numbers have declined, but many families are still struggling to get back on their feet. The increased demand continues to place pressure on food banks and pantries. → Read More

‘Can’t close that gap’: Marshall’s path to US Senate victory

The race for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas drew national attention, with speculation the state could see its first Democratic senator in nearly a century. But in the end, Congressman Roger Marshall won by double digits. → Read More

Costco selling COVID-19 test kits online; are they reliable?

Imagine getting a COVID-19 test from the comfort of your own home. That's what Costco is offering by selling saliva test kits online. → Read More

Kansas U.S. Senate race breaks spending records for campaigns

Kansas voters are witnessing the most expensive U.S. Senate race in state history as Congressman Roger Marshall and state Senator Barbara Bollier face off for the seat. → Read More

Scammers capitalize on high demand for used vehicles

The Better Business Bureau projects losses of up to $1.1 million this year to fake car ads. → Read More

Staying safe while celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

The scariest thing this Halloween may be the fact that it's happening in the middle of a pandemic. Still, there is plenty of safe fun to be had. → Read More

Federal, state agencies crack down on illegal debt collectors

Consumer debt topped $14 trillion in 2019, a record level according to credit bureau Experian. With all of that debt floating around, collectors are calling and in some cases, breaking the law. → Read More

'Do your fact checking': FTC warns COVID-19 scams continue

More than $155 million has been lost nationwide to COVID-related scams. The Federal Trade Commission spoke to the 41 Action News I-Team about the latest trends consumers should be aware of as the pandemic continues. → Read More

Will increased demand cause a flu shot shortage? Experts say unlikely

Local health providers are already seeing increased demand for flu shots. The good news is that experts say there are plenty of doses to go around. → Read More