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    SOME states are sending out stimulus checks just before the holidays. Residents living in California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Vermont, Tennessee, New Hampshire and Florida will receive extra aid. 2Residents living in certain states can get extra money right before the holidaysCredit: Getty The money will vary depending on the state, job title or income and some people might not know if they even qualify.  In California, residents that filed their 2020 tax return by October 15 will get stimulus payments.  Those who make $75,000 per year will be eligible for checks worth up to $1,100. The Back to Work stimulus program in Connecticut is set to end on December 31 for those returning to work after losing their jobs during the pandemic.  The payments are worth $1,000 and the recipient much have gotten a job.  In Florida, teachers and principals are also getting $1,000 for their continued service during the pandemic. Most read in MoneyCHECK AGAIN Surprise ‘$8,000 stimulus check' available this month as IRS extension pushedFREE MONEY Surprise payments being sent NOW as $1,800 also set to be sent...
    It was early March this year. The inauguration of Joe Biden had taken place a few weeks previously and on the streets of Georgetown, one of the power-hubs of Washington, I ran into a senior European diplomat I knew well.  Very quickly I steered the conversation to the new administration. 'What's it like dealing with them?' I ventured. 'It's fantastic,' he told me. 'There is order, discipline, process and a chain of command again.' 'And what's the downside compared to the Trump administration?' I asked. 'There is order, discipline, process and a chain of command…' The Trump years really were the Wild West. And as I step down, after seven years as the BBC's North America correspondent, I can't help but reflect on quite how drama-packed every day of his four years in office was. It was unlike anything I could have imagined. When Trump held his first presidential news conference, he famously called me 'another beauty' because I had had the temerity to ask about the mayhem that ensued when he had tried to introduce his travel ban from...
    The top 50 signs you're winning at life include not having to queue for petrol, arriving late to the station to discover your train is delayed, and blagging a free hotel upgrade. A study of 2,000 adults revealed the indicators things are going your way – including parallel parking on the first attempt and no one sitting in front of you at the cinema. 4There be joy even on the greyest dayCredit: Getty Other 'punch the air moments' include having a good hair day, enjoying sunshine on your day off, and discovering an old item of clothing still fits you. It also emerged half of those polled believe they’re winning at life. A spokesman for Buzz Bingo, which commissioned the research after giving away a total of £2.5 million through its £50k Big Buzz Special jackpot, said: “As the study suggests, little things can really make all the difference – and really brighten our day. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED “No matter how big or small, these wins can make us feel...
    AMERICANS living in certain states across the United States can expect to receive surprise stimulus checks in the coming months. The bonus cash will sent to certain groups living in 14 states after three payments were sent as part of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. 1Surprise stimulus checks are arriving in 14 statesCredit: Getty A number of states now have their own programs to benefit the people who live there, with each local government deciding who qualifies for a fourth stimulus check and how much they will receive. ARIZONA In Arizona, out of work residents are able to take advantage of the state's back to work program. Those who go back to work part time are eligible for $1,000. Those returning to full time workers could get $2,000. CALIFORNIA California implemented the Golden State Stimulus to residents who were required to have filed their 2020 tax return by October 15. About half of the nine million residents received their checks as of October 31, and the remaining checks are being sent by mail. A salary of $30,000 to $75,000 per year qualified...
    JAKE PAUL revealed he has been secretly sharing trash talk with Tyson Fury ahead of his fight with brother Tommy. The YouTube sensation has signed and confirmed his celebrity grudge match with Tommy on December 18 in Florida. 2Jake Paul revealed he has been secretly sharing trash talk with Tyson Fury 2Tyson Fury is training brother Tommy to fight Jake PaulCredit: Getty WBC heavyweight champion Fury will train his brother for the fight, and has been enjoying some verbal sparring with the enemy in private. Paul said on TMZ Sports: "We're going back and forth in the DMs right now, me and Tyson, sending each other voice messages, which is pretty funny. "I'm calling his brother a squid, he's saying, 'He's gonna annihilate you Jakey boy' I'll play you one." Paul then gets his phone out and plays a voice message from Fury, who says: "He's going to come for you, Jakey boy. "You're getting annihilated, Jakey!" Paul then added: "It's amazing, bro. You can't hate the guy. Tyson, I love, I want to...
    A PEDIATRICIAN has revealed how she has parents hold their kids when she's getting ready to give them a shot. This could be extremely helpful for the parents who are in line to get their kids the Covi-19 vaccine. 4A mom and pediatrician showed how she holds her son when it's his turn to get shots 4She restrains his legs with her own A pediatrician, who goes by the name of Beachgem on TikTok, showed the hold she has parents use to keep kids cool, calm, and collected as they get a jab. She also does it with her own kids when it's time to take them to the doctor and they refuse to sit still when out comes the needle. She said as she demonstrated with her oldest son: "I'm going to show you the method that I use to keep my own kiddos safe during the vaccine." The mom of two proceeded to hold him on her lap, with his legs resting over her own. She then restained his legs with hers, crossing her ankles together...
    WE know how important it is to look after our bodies, so why aren’t we doing the same with our hair? Many of us throw our hair up into a ponytail every day, without thinking of the impact this is having on our hair. 2You've been putting your hair up all wrong and it's going to cause some serious damage to your locksCredit: Tik Tok And it’s safe to say, it’s not pretty. If you’re someone who regularly puts their hair in a high ponytail, then you might want to rethink your signature style, as hair and beauty fans have revealed this hairstyle is causing serious damage. One woman, Anne Li took to TikTok to reveal the damage a high ponytail is causing to your hair. Anne regularly shares hair and beauty tips to her TikTok and posted this particular video to her account ‘anneli.bv’. In the video, we see Anne putting her hair up in a high ponytail, with a standard hairband. Anne explains why this hairstyle is “the most damaging hairstyle”. Most read in LifestyleLive BlogHIGH PRESSURE Idris...
    CALIFORNIANS will be receiving their fourth round of stimulus checks worth $500 by the end of the week. Part of the Golden State Stimulus payment, the Franchise Tax Board said most households could expect direct payments by October 31. 1Around two-thirds of the state's population will receive cash California Governor Gavin Newsom has estimated that around two-thirds of the state's population will receive cash under the Golden State Stimulus II. Following the latest batch earlier this month, the state had issued $2.33billion in pandemic-related aid. The state has said about nine million tax returns qualify for the stimulus, and it expects to identify even more by the October 15 filing deadline. WHO QUALIFIES FOR STIMULUS CHECKS? To qualify for the stimulus checks, the following must apply to you, according to the Tax Board: You must file your 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021 Have a California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) of $1 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year Have wages of $0 to $75,000 for the 2020 tax year Be a California resident for more than half...
    Menopause is a body change that is unique to every woman in her hormonal life cycle, but many would agree that it is one of the biggest factors in uprooting a good night’s sleep.   Sleep comes to us by way of the hormone melatonin, however, the melatonin production capacity becomes far less robust as women age.  Missing out on sleep can have a negative affect on our overall health, from low mood to making us more prone to serious medical conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.  Leading psychologist and mindfulness expert, Hope Bastine, who is also resident expert at sleep tech firm SIMBA, has shared her top tips for getting a better night's kip with FEMAIL. Leading psychologist and mindfulness expert, Hope Bastine, who is also resident expert at sleep tech firm SIMBA, has shared her top tips for getting a better night's kip with FEMAIL  Pictured: stock image Dial down the thermostat  With energy bills on the rise, hearing that the key to a better night’s rest lies in curating a nice cool bedroom could be...
    SOME Americans in New York will receive stimulus checks worth up to $5,000. Around $6billion worth of funding was allocated to state lawmakers as part of Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. 2Some Americans will receive a stimulus check worth up to $5,000Credit: Getty It’s thought that up to 2,000 artists will receive the payment and checks are expected to be sent out by October. More than $60million of relief will be set aside for the state’s struggling taxi industry that has faced relentless competition from rivals such as Lyft and Uber, CBS reports. Workers in the industry are predominately immigrants. Around $125million will be spent tackling homelessness in New York City. A report outlining New York City's recovery plan stated the measures are “just the beginning”. It said: “The City’s decisions to invest these funds now will help keep New Yorkers safe, restart the economy, rebuild the tax base, increase equity and enable greater economic growth in future years.” Officials are also investing $52.5million in a bid to bring tourism back to pre-pandemic levels. The extra cash comes...
    SOME states are issuing a fourth stimulus check to help struggling Americans - check if you're set to get more relief payments. A handful of states are tapping their own funds to help low-income households or teachers, with the extra cash set to reach more than 25 million people. 1Check if you're set to get a fourth stimulus check from the stateCredit: Getty Many households have already spent the third stimulus checks - which the IRS started dishing out in March. And millions of Americans will lose unemployment benefits from today. The federal programs officially end on September 6, but the cash support will actually stop this weekend due to administrative state rules. These rules ban states from paying partial weeks, meaning the last payable week of benefits will be the one ending September 4 or 5, depending on state. It’s estimated around 7.5million Americans will lose aid entirely when the payments - worth $300 extra a week - come to an end. Although some federal lawmakers have discussed the idea of a fourth check, it's unlikely at the moment as the...
    This is the moment a six-year-old girl had a spectacularly emotional reaction to the news that she was getting a little sister.  Dakota Carpanini, 27, from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada invited family and friends around to her home for an explosive gender reveal.  Alongside her was Ms Carpanini's daughter Aria, who was hoping a blue cloud of smoke did not fill the sky as she was hoping for a sister. 
    CHILD tax credit payments are set to dry up quicker than many families anticipate - with the IRS already almost halfway through sending checks. After September's payment, there will be just two more to go before the end of the year - unless parents opt out of monthly checks in favor of a lump sum later. 1Monthly child tax credit payments will stop before the end of the yearCredit: Getty For those receiving monthly payments containing half of the cash families qualify for, the remainder will arrive after taxes are submitted in 2022. So far, the IRS has sent out more than $30billion to families, with 80 per cent of those via direct deposit. The final three checks will be sent out on September 15, October 15 and December 15, and the rest will arrive after next year's tax season. In January, the IRS will send out letters detailing how much child tax credit each family received during 2021, and parents and carers need to use the information from that when filing tax returns to ensure they get the correct amount...
    KEEPING an eye on your kids, especially when you have multiple little ones, can be hard if you're going out to a crowded place like an amusement park or even the store. Some moms will put a leash on their child, while others will put actual tracking devices on their bags or their clothes – but this mom has a much cheaper option. 4A mom shared her hack for keeping her child safe if they get lostCredit: Tiktok / @adorethemparenting 4She writes down her name and number on a wristband that she then puts on themCredit: Tiktok / @adorethemparenting Shari Medini – mom, co-author of Parenting while Working from Home, and co-owner of AdoreThemParenting.com – revealed she simply puts a wristband on her kids in case they get lost. "Keep your kids safe with this super easy mom hack," she said in her video. "All you have to do is buy a pack of these Tyvek wrist bands – they're like 500 in a pack for less than $10." She proceeded to take them out of their bag and with a pen,...
    Former President Donald Trump mocked the US women’s national soccer team after they settled for an Olympic bronze medal earlier this week, specifically taking aim at the “woman with the purple hair.” That woman, Megan Rapinoe scored two goals as the USWNT held off Australia 4-3 to win bronze at the Tokyo Games. Despite being favored to win gold, few athletes will feel shame in winning a bronze medal at the Olympics. But Trump took the third-place finish as an opportunity to ridicule the USWNT for their various social justice messaging in recent years. “If our soccer team, headed by a radical group of Leftist Maniacs, wasn’t woke, they would have won the Gold medal instead of the Bronze,” Trump said in a statement. “Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has.” Rapinoe was asked if she had a rebuttal to Trump’s comments by Jack Doles of Nexstar Media Wire. “It’s a real sad dig into an old bag,” Rapinoe said after first stating she didn’t have a response. “I’m just...
    This article was medically reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with a private practice in New York City. Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. Scalp acne may be unsightly or uncomfortable, but it can be treated. miya227/Getty images Pimples on the scalp could be caused by fungal infections, excess oil or sweat, and poor hygiene.  To treat scalp acne, try medicated shampoos with ingredients like tea tree oil and coal tar. To prevent scalp acne, wash your hair regularly, eat healthily, and use minimal hair products.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it is most common on the face, chest, upper back, and shoulders, it can also appear on the scalp. "Scalp acne may look and feel...
    A Virginia father-of-six is pleading with others from his hospital bed to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he continues to battle the virus. Travis Campbell of Bristol, Virginia, contracted Covid late last month, and has been hospitalized in Bristol Regional Medical Center Hospital in Tennessee ever since. His wife, Kellie, was previously hospitalized with the virus and has since recovered. Neither of them were vaccinated.  Travis told ABC News that he is now fighting for his life - struggling to breathe every day - and wants to help others avoid the same fate.  Travis Campbell (left) is urging others to get vaccinated from his hospital bed after he contracted a serious case of COVID-19 last month. His with, Kellie (right), was previously hospitalized with the virus. Both are unvaccinated Campbell (pictured) says that he feels like he fighting for his life in the hospital Walt Disney Company Privacy Policy 'When you feel like you have to fight for your life, you don't realize that you're fighting for every single breath all day long,' Travis told ABC News. 'If I...
    DYING can be a scary thought, but experts say that your every day habits could reveal if you're at a higher risk of losing your life sooner than planned. Doctors say that signs of death can actually start to emerge ten years before your demise. 1Doctors warned that signs of an early death can actually start to show around ten years before your demiseCredit: Getty Writing in the British Medical Journal, experts said that poor physical motor function that gets worse from the age of 65 is associated with an increased risk of death. Researchers looked at seven different functions that might be able to detect if a person would die young. This included daily functions such as cooking, using a toilet, shopping and getting dressed. Other measures were how long it takes to get up from a chair, walking speed and grip strength. The experts explained that early detection in changes to motor function could offer "opportunities for prevention and targeted interventions". It's unclear what said interventions would be as each patient would differ as to what they...
    Sen. Mitch McConnell stopped over in Murray, Kentucky this week to discuss general topics of concern to his constituents, and at one point took a somewhat odd approach while talking about the Covid-19 package signed by President Joe Biden in March. The enormous package was opposed by Republicans, and McConnell continued to express his opposition while somehow seeming to tout the benefits of the “windfall” to residents of the state. Kentucky will be receiving about $4 billion total from the stimulus/relief. “I was astonished to see the new administration recommend we spend $2 trillion more, and this is called the American Rescue package,” says McConnell in the above clip. “I said, this sounds like what we did a year ago, before the vaccine, before the PPP loan program, before we floated the economy. This doesn’t make sense, it’s wildly out of proportion to where the country is now.” “Well, it passed, on a straight party line vote,” he continued. “Not a single member of my party voted for it.” Having registered the objection, he then offered a strange description. “So...
    "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil gave a perplexing excuse Wednesday for a man seen in a viral video stealing multiple items at a San Francisco Walgreens before exiting the store on a bicycle. Dokoupil claimed the man was probably getting something he needed and suggested that nothing should have been done to stop the crime as it was taking place. SAN FRANCISCO WALGREENS: VIDEO SHOWS MAN FILL GARBAGE BAG WITH ITEMS, TAKES OFF "So crime is never justified of course," Dokoupil said after CBS' Vlad Duthiers played the video of the theft. He was interrupted by co-host Anthony Mason, saying, "I will say that I think they could have made a little better effort to stop that bicycle. I mean you could have disrupted that bike."  "Well, I mean, I don't know," Dokoupil said, appearing to question the need to stop the shoplifter. "You don't need to be a hero over some toothbrushes or whatever it is."  All of Dokoupil's co-hosts suggested various ways the perpetrator could have been stopped by the security personnel witnessing the crime being committed....
    Tom Hiddlestone plays Loki in the MCU. Marvel Studios Disney Plus's third MCU TV series, "Loki," is out on Wednesday. Here's everything you need to know about the character's MCU journey so far to get you up to speed. We cover everything from "Thor" to "Avengers: Endgame," including how he made his own timeline. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    Bradley Cortright May 19, 2021 0 Comments During his commencement speech at the Coast Guard graduation, President Joe Biden attempted to crack a joke but did not receive the response he was expecting. “I can only assume that you’ll enjoy educating your family about how the Coast Guard is ‘The hard nucleus around the Navy forms in times of war,'” Biden said on Wednesday. Upon not receiving an applause, he said, “You’re a really dull class,” which drew laughs from the crowd. He asked, “I mean come on, man. Is the sun getting to ya?” “I would think you’d have an opportunity when I say that about the Navy to clap,” he added. Watch the video below: “You’re a really dull class. Come on, man. Is the sun getting to ya?” — Biden after attempting to crack jokes at the U.S. Coast Guard commencement ceremony pic.twitter.com/WaELUmRjPT— The Recount (@therecount) May 19, 2021 Biden recently raised eyebrows for a response he gave to a reporter who tried to ask a question about the ongoing conflict in Israel. During...
    Anna Efetova/Getty Images One surgeon told Insider she's seen an uptick in people getting preventative Botox in the past four years.   One session costs between $400 to $700, and people typically do two to four sessions a year.  Preventative Botox can smooth out a line, but it can't bring happiness, one expert says.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There comes a day when you notice a faint line on your forehead.  Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. They are also exacerbated by repetitive, expressive facial movements, smoking, and, exposure to sunlight, according to the Mayo Clinic.   But youth is often, however incorrectly, held up as a premium in the US. For that reason, many people try a number of things to keep their faces wrinkle-free. Beyond sunscreen and face rollers, one of the most popular methods is Botox — which has soared in popularity in recent years.  Once, it was a tool for older people to smooth out wrinkles that were already there. But in the past four years, Dr. Debra Jaliman, a dermatologist and author of...
    Many of us are guilty of whipping out our smartphone to capture a memorable moment, like visiting a famous historical monument or a stunning piece of art. But scientists say photos can actually impair our memory of events, by making us focus on the act of picture-taking rather the moment itself. In experiments, the researchers in New York found participants were better at recalling details of artwork when they hadn't been taking snaps of them.  Many people take photos as a way of preserving important moments in their life, but the study suggests this doesn't actually work.  Live in the moment: Taking photos can actually impair your memory, according to the study by two experts at Binghamton University. Pictured, a smartphone user takes a photo of the remains of the Berlin Wall SMARTPHONE USE 'CAN IMPROVE AN EXPERIENCE'  Concert goers often find their view blocked by the person in front of them who is trying to capture the perfect 'Instagram moment' with their phone.   But experts say filming a live event, posting photos and video on platforms like Instagram and providing...
    Internet data caps are not like pizza — where taking a slice could mean fewer slices for everyone else. I don’t think News Brig readers have trouble understanding this concept? It’s been well-established that ISPs have no trouble delivering unlimited data, even during — say — a global pandemic when vast throngs of the population have suddenly found themselves working from home. This, however, did not stop WideOpenWest (aka WOW!) from using pizza to justify brand-new, possibly-never-before-seen data caps for its cable internet subscribers, starting June 1st, 2021, as Ars Technica reports. Here’s a portion of the email subscribers are receiving: What’s a monthly data usage plan? Let us illustrate … Imagine that the WOW! network is a pizza. Piping hot. Toppings galore. Every WOW! customer gets their own slice of pizza, but the size of their slice is dependent on their Internet service plan. While customers who subscribe to 1 Gig get the largest slices, those with Internet 500 get a slightly smaller piece, and so on. But, it’s all the same delicious, high-speed pizza that you know and...
    The Biden administration's border policies are creating a catastrophe for everyone, Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said Tuesday on "Outnumbered," in reaction to migrants receiving in-person schooling in San Diego while American students are continuing to learn from home. Pavlich blasted Vice President Kamala Harris for laughing off a question about the subject.  KAMALA HARRIS LAUGHS AFTER REPORTER ASKS IF SHE PLANS TO VISIT BORDER: 'NOT TODAY!' KATIE PAVLICH: "I don’t understand what she thinks is funny. American parents are getting screwed. Their kids are falling behind and the very people Democrats claim to be standing up for, minority students, aren’t getting an education and aren’t going to be able to compete with their peers in the United States. Not to mention across the world. And just on a basic staffer level, has nobody sat down with the vice president and said, you have to stop laughing when you’re asked serious questions. It makes you look out of touch, it makes you look incompetent. That’s a basic thing that they should’ve fixed by now.  ... In terms of going back to your question...
    A nutritionist has revealed how mussels are the secret to getting more protein in your diet - and they are actually cheaper than chicken. Fatty acids such as omega-3 found in mussels are essential for the vitality of eye, heart and brain health, along with heart disease risk reduction and fighting autoimmune diseases. Melbourne dietitian Simone Austin said mussels are an excellent source of omega-3 because it can help boost productivity and general wellbeing. 'Mussels are natural immune system boosters and contain important nutrients for athletes, protein, iron and zinc,' the author of Eat Like an Athlete explained. A nutritionist has revealed how mussels are the secret to getting more protein in your diet - and they're actually cheaper than chicken (stock image) Melbourne dietitian Simone Austin (pictured) said mussels are an excellent source of omega-3 because it can help boost productivity and general wellbeing Why mussels are the new superfood Dietitian Simone Austin said mussels are the perfect source of omega-3 because it can help boost productivity and general wellbeing.  'Mussels are natural immune system boosters and contain important...
    An Australian personal trainer has revealed what really happens to your body when you're stressed, and the common warning signs that you need to slow down. Rachael Attard, from Sydney, said there are many things that can contribute to your feeling constantly stressed - from being over-worked to dealing with discrimination, relationship turmoil or even emotional trauma. But while a little stress can be good to provoke our 'fight or flight response', repeated prolonged stress is never beneficial, and it can lead to everything from weight gain to digestive issues, heart problems and a weakened immune system. 'The effects of stress can have a serious impact on your life,' Rachael wrote on her website.  The PT detailed the signs something is wrong, and what you can do about it. An Australian personal trainer has revealed what really happens to your body when you're stressed, and the common warning signs that you need to slow down (Rachael Attard pictured) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Savvy couple reveal how they transformed their home for an... ...
    XBOX gamers are testing a new feature that boosts the graphics of their favourite games. An update recently rolled out to a handful of users on Xbox Series X and Series S offers more "refined" visuals on some titles, according to reports. 4The Xbox Series X and Series S are due a major graphics update soon The upgrade looks to be driven by the addition of Dolby Vision HDR gaming to Microsoft's latest consoles, Forbes reports. According to Dolby's website, Dolby vision provides "the most realistic and lifelike visuals" a game has to offer. Microsoft promised last September to add support for Dolby gaming a little while after the new consoles' release. According to Forbes, Dolby Vision only works on a handful of games for now. 4The consoles launched last November and have been largely sold out ever sinceCredit: Reuters The list includes Borderlands 3, Gears 5, Halo: Master Chief Collection and Wreckfest. It appears to be effective – testers said Dolby picture quality was more "refined" compared to the usual graphics offered by the consoles. The update has been...
    Thousands of migrant children are trying to enter the US, renewing a fight in Washington. Whats going on at the Mexico border? Spa customer describes witnessing mass shooting in Atlanta It’s always nice to anticipate an influx of cash, especially if things have been a bit tight lately. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11th, 2021, includes Economic Impact Payments in the amount of $1,400 or less, depending on your reported income. In fact, as of Wednesday, March 17th, you may have already gotten yours; that was when the first payments began hitting bank accounts. So if you’ve been using direct deposit to pay your federal taxes (or get your tax refunds), then check your bank account. If you don’t use direct deposit and you qualify for a payment, you should get either a check or a prepaid Economic Impact Payment (EIP) card in the mail. Haven’t seen anything yet and want to find out your status? The best way to find out where your payment is (and if...
    (CBS DETROIT) – While consumer advocates praise lawmakers for passing the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, they’re also raising eyebrows at loopholes that could snatch payments from qualifying families. “We were not able to get the protection into the bill but we truly hope that debt collectors will not take advantage of it,” said National Consumer Law Center Associate Director, Lauren Saunders. READ MORE: DDOT And SMART Buses Resume Fare Collection Part of the ARP kicks out $1,400 payments for individuals and dependents, plus $2,800 for married couples. But that extra cash could be already called for. “The way garnishment works is a garnishment order is served on the bank. The bank then has to freeze the account immediately so you cannot access your money to buy food or anything else. The bank then gives you a notice and says, ‘Hey you’ve been garnished,’ and they give you a short period of time to go to court to get the garnishment order lifted. If you don’t do that then they’re gonna pay the money over to the...
    Impact of Capitol riot looms over efforts to overhaul policing in the District A governor in isolation: How Cuomo lost his grip on New York © iStockphoto DEEP DIVE Load Error Energy partnerships are usually considered to be income plays, and rightly so — most have high dividend yields. But investment manager Martin Sosnoff says this little corner of the energy sector is a place for capital gains this year. Almost any investor could have made a killing by scooping up battered stocks last March and holding them through the recovery. Here’s a chart showing how the S&P 500 Index has moved since the end of 2019: The energy sector had been worse off even before the coronavirus led the government to shut down the economy. Pipeline operators had been especially maligned. But Sosnoff — a money manager for six decades who has written four books, most recently “Train to Outslug the Market” — points to what he sees as a particular opportunity for quick growth in what is ordinarily considered a space for income. Let’s look...
    As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit How much Did Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr.s claims of cancel culture help drive sales of Dr. Seuss books? Insider takes a closer look. The Senate is on track to pass a new stimulus package as soon as this weekend, and as much as Americans may need cash now, personal finance guru Suze Orman says they should do everything to avoid a different government payment — tax refunds. Load Error In a new interview, taped on Wednesday, Orman said the apparent government windfall indicates "something's radically wrong," since filers could otherwise have invested the money over the period it stood in the government's possession. She urged tax filers to adjust withholdings so they can retain such funds and place them in a retirement account or other investment vehicle. "If you're getting a tax refund, something's radically wrong," Orman says. "Because even though interest rates are so low, you're still allowing the government to have an interest-free loan on your money for a year." "If you really look forward...
    Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine may be less effective in obese people, scientists have warned. Severely overweight healthcare workers generated only half the antibodies to fend off Covid after receiving two doses of the jab, compared to healthy people. Italian researchers said obese people may need another top-up vaccine, or bigger doses, to protect them against the disease. The above results show the antibody levels in people of differing weights after getting their second dose. They reveal there was no significant difference between them, suggesting more tests are needed. Separate results indicated the jabs were half as effective in obese people Scientists said obesity is known to lead to jabs being less effective because it can stop cells functioning normally Severely overweight people are already considered to be more at risk of becoming critically ill or dying if they get infected. Scientists say this may be because they are more likely to have other conditions —such as diabetes and high blood pressure — that make them more vulnerable.  Experts today said it was also well known obesity — defined as...
    Michael Thompson was behind bars for decades after a marijuana sale. Now hes free Super Bowl 2021 ads so far: Bud Light and Tide commercials lead the pack Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © YakobchukOlena / Getty Images/iStockphoto Most taxpayers likely will get a refund this year. That’s because the majority of people do every year — but that doesn’t mean you automatically should count on getting a refund in 2021. For several reasons, you might not get money back or might end up owing the government this year. Related: Most Popular Things To Do With Your Tax Refund — and How To Do It Smarter Learn more about getting a tax refund, and why you might not receive one this year. Last updated: Jan. 29, 2021
    Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty Images As some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering. But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks. Christine Benz, director of personal finance at Morningstar, said she vowed to speak up the next time she saw potentially dangerous market conditions crop up, after the dot-com bust of the late 90s. "It feels like that time is here," she tweeted last week. More from Personal Finance:Here's a decade-by-decade retirement planning guideState, local tax breaks could be revived, but not without a fightSavings interest rates hit rock bottom as Americans stash more cash A sudden pullback on stocks could result in a "painful outcome" for some investors, Benz said, specifically for those who are approaching retirement and have lost sight of the amount of risk they have taken on. Investing in stocks is an uncertain bet, even for experts. In the past year, the contrast...
    Stephen Colbert revelled in President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment on Wednesday’s The Late Show, mocking him for getting fired while getting fired. The host first addressed the hundreds of National Guard troops forced to sleep throughout the Capitol building to protect representatives as they voted on whether or not to impeach the president. Colbert noted this was the first time troops had to sleep in the building to protect the legislature since the Civil War in 1861. “Yes, your bodies, and your bravery, and your service are the primary defense against a raging mob of homicidal yahoos,” he said addressing the troops  — noting that some of the very people they were deployed to protect could have been involved in the attack. The host then went on to address the big event of the day: Trump’s impeachment.  “I feel like I just took down my decorations from the last impeachment,” Colbert joked before introducing the reboot of his “Don and the Giant Impeach” segment. Colbert quipped that Trump “loves having seconds,” adding that “also he’s a traitor” with an “appetite for the destruction...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. As of Thursday, roughly 120,000 Minnesotans had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The first rounds of shots are going to health care workers and employees and residents of long-term care facilities. It’s expected to be months before all Minnesotans are vaccinated, but after nearly a year of putting some of the richest aspects of life on hold, many are understandably dreaming of a time when they can hug their mom, hold the new grandbaby or travel with less fear of COVID-19. When will that time come? Article continues after advertisement More to learn It’s tough to predict when life will return to normal. That’s because it’s not clear when enough people will be vaccinated to reach “herd immunity,” which refers to a scenario where so many people have antibodies to COVID-19 that it’s hard for the coronavirus that causes it to move from person to person. This is estimated...
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    A Trump supporter has filed a restraining order against his neighbors in California, claiming their pro-Biden family is harassing and bullying him over his support of the president. Michael Mason, 40, claims he and his family now feel so unwelcome in his neighborhood in Rocklin that they're preparing to leave the area for good. But hoping to keep the peace until they can move, Mason has now filed a civil harassment restraining order against his alleged tormentors that would require them to stay 100 feet away from his home at all times. ‘I didn’t want to do this,’ Mason told CBS13. ‘They’re making me have to do this.’ Michael Mason, 40, claims he and his family now feel so unwelcome in his neighborhood in Rocklin that they're preparing to leave the area Mason shared with the network footage captured on his doorbell camera that allegedly showed his neighbor's children shouting pro-Joe Biden chants outside of his home He said his adversaries, who haven’t been named, have also written the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘We Support...
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    The election is less than a week away, which means another round of stimulus may take months to materialize. After confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced that the Senate would be recessed until Nov 9.  The hiatus means that the next stimulus bill will almost certainly not pass before the election and negotiations will most likely be delayed until at least January 2021, according to Garrett Watson, a senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation.  Check out this video to learn how likely Congress is to pass a stimulus bill after the election and to see what the results of the election will mean for future stimulus legislation. More from Invest in You:'Predictably Irrational' author says this is what investors should be doing during the pandemicCoronavirus forced this couple into a 27-day quarantine amid their honeymoon cruiseHow to prepare for a family member with Covid-19 Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns.Related Tags Politics Donald Trump Investment strategy Personal saving Personal finance
    Malarkey! These are the words Americans looked up during the debate Workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 find new careers in these fields Know What You’re Getting – and Giving Up – With an Annuity Income Rider For many retirees and soon-to-be retirees, if there’s one nagging worry that tops all others, it’s that they might run out of money someday. © Provided by Kiplinger Their fear is not unfounded. Americans are living longer. The number of employers offering pensions is dwindling. And there’s a growing concern that Social Security benefits may have to be curtailed if the government can’t get the federal deficit under control. SEE MORE How to Pick an Indexed Annuity Most people understand that they may have to rely heavily on their savings to make ends meet. And they’re looking to set up reliable income sources they can depend on for a retirement that could last decades. Which is why, in recent years, annuities customized with income riders have become a popular option. Load Error An income rider, or living-benefit rider,...
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