Summer travel, economic recovery driving up gas prices

Drivers are facing pricier fill-ups as more people hit the road for work, travel and other activities that the virus pandemic halted. Higher demand for gasoline is running up against lagging supply as the energy industry slowly ramps up after more than a year of production and staff cuts.

Child tax credit: First payments go out July 15

The IRS said that the first payments from the expanded child tax credit signed into law with President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package will begin hitting families’ bank accounts on July 15.