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    Chinese state media has declared victory in a war of words with JP Morgan's CEO after he issued two grovelling apologies for joking that his bank would outlast the Communist Party.  The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the state, gloated over the apologies - chastising CEO Jamie Dimon for forgetting not to bite the hand that feeds. The paper also warned US companies to 'educate' themselves and avoid making 'ignorant' remarks as they become reliant on Chinese markets for their success. 'The Chinese market is closely related to the success of US companies, and the CPC is the backbone of China's success. Don't they see the link between the two?,' the column said. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, made two grovelling apologies after a joke he made about his bank outlasting China's Communist Party made the news   It later added: 'A Chinese saying goes, after one finishes eating meat in the bowl, they start cursing people who give them the food.  'We believe a CEO and billionaire businessman should have understood this. He might have forgotten it for a...
    Nonprofit organizations are working to provide resources and prevent food insecurity for Afghan refugees across the D.C. region. For people who are new to the country, finding community during the holidays can be challenging, but Capital Area Food Bank is among the local organizations that are making it easier to make them feel welcome. Radha Muthiah, Capital Area Food Bank CEO, said they’ve been putting together boxes with items to fit cultural needs. “We have already packed about 300 boxes of shelf-stable, culturally appropriate food,” Muthiah said. It’s a massive undertaking during a time when the impact of the pandemic is still significant. The nonprofit has gone from around 30 deliveries a day to more than 70. “The Capital Area Food Bank is able to scale quickly, and we are able to do so,” Muthiah said. Health Point Foundation is also stepping up to provide meals this holiday season. The nonprofit will host a Thanksgiving luncheon for Afghan refugees and their families at the Extended Stay in Alexandria, Virginia, for nearly 400 families, a number that continues to increase. “We...
    Darrell Brooks, the suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed six people, was facing prior charges and was out on a $1,000 bail The White House is reaffirming President Joe Biden's call to end cash bail following revelations that Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks was out on $1,000 bail at the time he allegedly plowed through revelers at a Christmas parade. Brooks is now being held after a judge set bail at $5 million following the Sunday incident, where he is accused of driving an SUV through the parade, resulting in six dead and dozens injured. Local authorities are probing how Brooks was out on the much lower amount at the time of the incident, despite a history of flight and charges earlier this month that he allegedly tried to run over his ex-girlfriend at a gas station. The woman is also the mother of his child. He was charged Nov. 2 and posted $1,000 bail November 11th.  The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office is investigating, and calls the amount 'inappropriate.'  Biden issued a sweeping statement on his website during...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pirates, Penguins and Steelers partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to give away more than 400 meals. “You’re changing so many lives. You’re creating so many opportunities for people who are not able to necessarily provide for themselves or be able to carry on family traditions,” Steelers corner Cam Sutton said. READ MORE: State Police Searching For Missing 20-Year-Old Destiny Starr FletcherThe three teams spread a warm message on a cold morning outside PNC Park on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “To be able to do this today on this beautiful day here, and at the very least provide meals for people in need going into this Thanksgiving holiday is heartwarming,” former Pirate and Pine-Richland alumnus Neil Walker said. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank President Lisa Scale said now is the busiest time of the year. “Half the people we serve are seniors and children. Those seniors are on a fixed income,” she said. READ MORE: Alzheimer's Awareness Month Highlights Importance Of Supporting CaregiversAccording to Scales, the food bank will meet the demand,...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Thousands are lined up at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning to get Thanksgiving dinner from the Stockton Food Bank. Last year, the food bank’s annual Thanksgiving food giveaway saw 2,400 cars and fed 8,500 people. With the impact of the pandemic, plus rising food costs, even more people are expected to drive through this year. People must have a government or food bank ID to receive food.
    OFFICIALS are warning that unauthorized Google charges are appearing on different accounts – recommending users to check bank statements closely.  While most of the fraud charges have nothing to do with Google, the same $13.01 is appearing on numerous Chase Visa statements, reportedly.  2Contact your credit card company if you encounter fraudulent charges It is recommended you contact your credit card company if you encounter fraudulent charges as many have had their charges reversed or cards cancelled.  In a statement from Chase, the company reveals: “We encourage customers to check their accounts regularly for any transactions they don’t recognize.  “They won’t be responsible for transactions they didn’t authorize and that they tell us about promptly." Some people still are experiencing these bizarre small charges with their new card so it is important to be on alert, the company advises. REDDIT REVELATION  Users on Reddit are complaining about the $13.01 charge they are receiving under the thread “Got a random charge under POS Google Debit?” One wrote: “Just had the same thing happen. $13.01. Google POS from california. Talked to chase...
    NEW YORK -- Birch Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, employment and community services for people with autism and developmental disabilities in New York City.Since its inception as one of the city's first not for profit special education schools over 45 years ago, Birch Family Services has helped establish innovative programs and practices that have dramatically improved the quality of life and the opportunity for each child, adolescent, and adult to succeed at school, work, home and in the community.The organization is dedicated to not only fighting for the fundamental rights of people with disabilities but also for their long-term educational, vocational, social, health, and emotional success and well-being. Today, Birch Family Services supports more than 2,000 individuals and their families across more than 30 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.For more information visit https://birchfamilyservices.org/ BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES IS EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND BUILDING FUTURES From pre-K to graduation, employment, housing, and beyond, Birch Family Services is proud to support individuals in achieving their goals and living a fulfilling life.Watch the video to learn more about...
    (CNN)A Maryland man is awaiting sentencing for his role in connection with a scheme to sell Covid-19 vaccines. Odunayo "Baba" Oluwalade, 25, of Baltimore County pleaded guilty on Friday to federal fraud conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland announced in a news release. Oluwalade and two other men were charged with creating a fake website that had "the logo, markings, colors and texts" of the Moderna pharmaceutical company's website, the news release said. 6 coronavirus vaccine scams that target your money and personal information - and what to do about them The fake website offered buyers the opportunity to purchase the vaccine "ahead of time," the release stated. Covid-19 vaccines are free, according to the CDC.The scheme was uncovered in January after a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations contacted a number listed on the fake website, which investigators determined was linked to a WhatsApp account, according to an unsealed affidavit. Read MoreThe agent was redirected to an email address listed on the site. After several emails the agent received a purported invoice for 200 doses of the Moderna...
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City hosted a drive-thru, pop-up food bank. It was an effort to help struggling families. The Denver nonprofit We Don’t Waste teamed up with King Soopers to give families a variety of fresh food. READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Providers Plan Clinics To Vaccinate Children (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Robert Earl Glasper III Accused Of Groping Male Passenger, Exposing Himself On Flight From Sacramento To Denver International AirportMost of the families heard about the event from their children’s school. One mother told CBS4 it really helped. “I’m not working, the only person who’s working is my husband. So this is a huge help for my family and I can tell it’s not just for me, it’s for a lot of people.” MORE NEWS: Colorado Is 'Oh So Close' To Seeing Northern Lights This Halloween WeekendWe Don’t Waste hosts about six to eight markets a month which serve thousands of people.
    As the nation has faced the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a crucial conversation about food insecurity. As Daily Kos has covered, we’ve seen unusually long lines at food banks and schools scrambling to get enough food into cafeterias to feed hungry children. One topic that gets less coverage, but is just as is essential, is diapers.  Even before the pandemic, surveys have shown that about one-third of families struggle to afford diapers. And if your first thought is, use cloth diapers, well, that is an excellent choice, but one that has a surprisingly expensive start-up cost. It’s also a labor-intensive option, especially if you don’t have a washer and dryer at home. And as recently reported by KHN, COVID-19 has made a complicated situation even worse for families between unemployment and supply chain issues that have led to higher prices. And the government, perhaps surprisingly, is little help. While most people immediately think of babies when they hear talk of diapers, it’s important to note that older people and some people with disabilities also use diapers . The cost can...
    CDC chief says no plans to stop flights from UK, Europe: Live COVID-19 updates Barack Obama hits campaign trail in bellwether Virginia race as Democrats try to galvanize Black voters Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Brandi Carlile just brought down the house at 30 Rockefeller Plaza! The 40-year-old Grammy winner held nothing back as the musical guest on this week's episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Jason Sudeikis, where she performed two of the top songs from her seventh studio album In These Silent Days, which dropped on Oct. 1. © Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty The country singer passionately performed two of the top songs from her seventh studio album In These Silent Days on Saturday Night Live with host Jason Sudeikis First up was the lead single, "Right on Time," which Carlile told SPIN Magazine in September reflects on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when the song was written. RELATED: Jason Sudeikis Gives Career Advice to New SNL Cast Members in Opening Monologue: 'Win an Emmy!' The country...
    Nearly half of adults have become so suspicious of scams they now ignore genuine emails, according to research. The study of 2,000 adults found one in three are so worried about clicking on potentially dangerous links in emails that they make a point of checking them first. 2People tend to ignore genuine emails because they are suspicious they might be scamsCredit: Alamy The fear of being scammed ranked as the highest reason for this cautious approach, while identity theft and wanting to avoid computer viruses rounded off the top three. However, this approach has seen 47 per cent overlook an important and genuine email, because they thought it was a scam. Professor Kerensa Jennings, senior adviser on digital impact at BT, which commissioned the research alongside Good Things Foundation ahead of Get Online Week, said: “Online scams have been around now for a number of years. “From emails asking people to help transfer vast sums of money, to more recent scam emails that pretend to be from your bank or a well-known company, asking you to share your personal information....
    Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagreed with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday after she accused Democrats of "bank surveillance" because of a new proposal from the Biden administration. The new tax law proposal would require banks to report the total dollar amount of annual transactions to and from bank accounts if it's greater than $600 in a year. The information would be used to flag the accounts of people who may have underpaid taxes. But outlets like Infowars have twisted the proposal to suggest that the IRS will be spying on each individual transaction. Bartiromo added to the misinformation during her interview with Khanna on Sunday. "Is this bank surveillance still in this spending bill?" she asked. "Maria, let me just put some facts out there," Khanna replied. "First of all, the bill does not in any way surveil individual transactions. There is no oversight of individual transactions. All it does is ask the banks to give the total amount that was deposited and the total amount that...
    Woman hand with pen writing a letter. More than 140,000 children under the age of 18 have lost a parent or custodial grandparent to COVID-19, modeling from a recent study suggests. Minority children account for 65 percent of people who lost a primary care giver due to COVID. One local nonprofit believes this is a time for people to think about their legacy. “Now all of us know we may not wake up tomorrow. It’s not promised, ” Christel Hair said. Hair is the Senior Director of Individual & Planned Giving at the Capital Area Food Bank in northeast D.C. They’re urging donors to write legacy letters. She added that it is something very different from a legal document or a trust. It’s also known as an ethical will. More D.C. News “It allows you to share what inspired you to make some of the decisions that you leave in your will,” Hair said. What you write can be as simple or as complex as you would like it to be. “It is very cathartic and eye opening...
    New York Times readers panicked when the outlet reported that President Joe Biden’s administration may require banks to report information on customers with $600 or more in their bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). More than 3,800 people commented on the Times’ Facebook post. Many of the comments were critical of the Biden administration for the measure or shocked that the president would do such a thing. “It’s government overreach and will be used to target people who cannot afford legal counsel to defend themselves, which is something the I.R.S. *already* does; comes down hard on people least able to afford a proper legal defense while the wealthy illegally hiding assets in offshore accounts are left alone because it takes too much effort on the government’s part to track their money and bring claims against them to court,” one reader said. The comment was liked by 452 people. (RELATED: Biden’s Pick For Banking Regulator Once Praised Former Soviet Union For Having ‘No Gender Pay Gap’) “The $600 threshold probably covers most of the people in the U.S.,”...
    A NEW warning is letting people to know be aware of a PayPal scam being used by fraudsters to target the elderly. A woman who reported getting an email about a PayPal charge with a fake 1-800 number included says she believe she was targeted because of her age. 4A woman believes she was targeted for the PayPal scam because of her ageCredit: AFP 4The receipt appeared to be for an iPhoneCredit: CBS8 Julia Legaspi, who is 67, told CBS 8 that she received an email that appeared to be a receipt from PayPal for a new iPhone. "It looked so legit," Legaspi said of the receipt. The email also included a number that recipients could contact about any issues, which Legaspi called. She said the man on the phone asked her to log into her account so that her money could be returned. Fortunately, Legaspi realized before she gave the man any of her personal information that something was suspicious. She said she consulted with her own bank "before I gave them my banking information to return...
    MANY families still have not received the child tax credit payments yet as the cash is rolled out – but there are steps eligible parents can take. The IRS has not explained why some haven't received their monthly tax credit payment for September or why but reports indicated many hard-hit households are struggling with the delays. 1Many families still have not received the September child tax credit paymentsCredit: Getty The Detroit Free Press cited a number of complaints on their social media platforms and spoke to a number of people impacted by the payment bottle neck. The IRS told the newspaper that less than two percent of those receiving them (700,000 families) didn't get the cash and stated that they would receive them "as early as Friday by direct deposit" or within days by mail. However, the agency explained that many Americans experiencing this could be taxpayers who recently updated their bank account or address on the IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal. They advised that this mostly happened to "married filing jointly taxpayers where only one spouse...
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation says a phone scam dating back to at least 2017 is using disturbing new trends.It falls under "Operation Robocop" or "Operation Hangup" and the criminals behind it tried to get ABC7 reporter Jessica De Nova.Eyewitness News spoke with FBI Special Agent Cara Sammartino about the scam."There's been a lot of changes and trends updating with whatever is in the news," Sammartino said. "And you are one of the people that actually answered the phone."Oops, not what you're supposed to do.Here's what happened. Our reporter got a call, the area code and first three digits of the number looked similar to her work line.MORE | Scam targeting Bank of America, Zelle users steals thousands through mobile app paymentEMBED More News Videos A new Bank of America and Zelle scam targets users making mobile payments, costing some thousands of dollars. Sammartino said scammers are spoofing or using technology to mask their true phone number with set numbers."They're cold-calling that same set hoping that people will do what you did and say, 'Oh, I must know this person....
    New York (CNN)JPMorgan Chase is buying the Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform that shares reviews and recommendations on where to eat.The acquisition will include the Infatuation's entire business, including Zagat, which the company purchased in March 2018. The bank didn't disclose the price of the deal. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.America's biggest bank is buying the company as restaurants shuffle to adapt and stay afloat through the Covid-19 pandemic. It's an unusual move for a bank to get into publishing, but the Infatuation's focus aligns with JPMorgan's recent push to attract high-end customers who spend heavily on dining out.The Infatuation currently has a presence in 50 cities across the United States and abroad and connects with consumers through its website, mobile app, live dining events and a bi-coastal food festival called EEEEEATSCON.Read MoreThrough this partnership, the bank will look for opportunities to provide "perks" for Chase card holders, a spokesperson for JPMorgan told CNN Business. These perks could potentially include giving customers special access to The Infatuation's content or experiences, the spokesperson added."We've long admired...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — People who want to give their time and service on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack and a federally-recognized day of service and remembrance, can help pack meals for people facing hunger in Los Angeles. More than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the Los Angeles community are needed to pack 200,000 healthy, non-perishable meals that will be donated to and distributed by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The Los Angeles Meal Pack will take place Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. READ MORE: Laugh Factory Hosts In-Person And Streamed Rosh Hashanah Services “We’ve been doing lots of distributions, our distributions are up 115% since the pre-pandemic period,” Roger Castle of the LA Food Bank said. “So there’s lots of people coming to these distributions that you see here, that have never needed food assistance before but are desperately in need of food because of the economic impact of the pandemic.” READ MORE: Former Montebello Police Officer Rudolph Petersen Pleads Guilty To Taking $14,000 In...
    Washington DC cops are hunting for a gang of kidnappers who they say abducted five people within just four days, forcing them to hand over their bank cards and details and visiting multiple ATMs to drain their accounts before finally letting them go.  The city's Metropolitan Police Department said they are seeking out three to four suspects, two of which were captured on CCTV footage from ATMs that was shared on the department's social media pages.  Crime Solvers of Washington DC is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads police to their suspects, whose identities have evaded police for three days since the most recent armed kidnapping.   Police said the gang abducted four people over five days from the locations pictured above, bringing them to nearby ATMs and forcing them to withdraw cash This gang are wanted for multiple kidnappings in the Washington DC area, abducting five people in just four days Timeline of abductions August 24, 10.30pm:  First victim was forced into the group's car at 1300 block of Corcoran Street...
    Araçatuba Mayor Dilador Borges told CNN that authorities continued to seek the remaining suspects. "It was horrific," Borges said, according to a New York Times report. "The police didn't come closer because they saw the hostages. The tragedy could have been far worse." According to the Washington Post, such raids — "shock and awe bank heists" — are increasing in their frequency. "The nighttime raids are intricately planned, well choreographed, and executed by well-financed groups equipped with the weaponry and gadgetry of war," the outlet reported. "Such attacks, orchestrated by what are thought to be specialized criminal groups, often follow a similar pattern. They occur at night, often in midsize cities, usually around the end or the beginning of the month, when banks are more likely to be filled with cash to pay out people waiting for public benefits." On Monday, the Times reported that 10 suspected gunmen were in police custody and that the three victims included one suspect and two residents. Capt. Alexandre Guedes, a military police official, told the...
    THERE is a code you can look for on your bank statement that indicates the IRS is sending more money your way. The agency hasn't yet finished sending out refunds for overpaid taxes on 2020 unemployment benefits, and refunds are expected to be issued through the end of the summer. 1You can check your bank statement if you believe you are owed an unemployment tax refund Last month, some 1.5million refunds were disbursed to people who paid more taxes than they were required while receiving unemployment benefits during 2020. Many people paid more because the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits did not become nontaxable income until the American Rescue Plan was passed this spring. When the plan was passed in March, it stated that the first $10,200 for single filers and $20,400 for couples filing jointly would not be taxed. Taxpayers who filed their taxes before the bill was signed into law may be due a refund. HOW TO CHECK REFUND STATUS The IRS announced that it would automatically issue refunds after making the adjustment based on the...
    Source: AdobeStock / BBbirdZ A common refrain you hear about cryptocurrencies, at least from ordinary people, is that it is too “complicated”, “difficult to understand”, “opaque”. On a technical level, this view is understandable, but it ignores the fact that what cryptocurrencies are intended to replace / supplement, fiat currencies, are also a bit complicated, difficult to understand, and opaque. Sure, everyone knows how to spend a dollar or a euro, but very few people understand how the monetary system that underlies the cash in their wallets actually works. One of the clearest examples of this comes from a 2014 survey conducted in the UK, which found that only 10% of MPs (i.e. the people responsible for making laws) knew that most of the money they create is commercial banks when issuing loans or credits, with 71% think that only the government or the central bank has the power to issue new cash. This highlights that compared to the fiat monetary system, crypto is not as difficult to understand as you might think (at least not...
    (CNN)Fear is mounting for women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban told working women to stay at home, admitting they were not safe in the hands of the militant group's soldiers.Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said at a news conference on Tuesday that women should not go to work for their own safety, undermining the group's efforts to convince international observers that the group would be more tolerant towards women than when they were last in power.The instruction came the same day that the World Bank halted funding in Afghanistan, citing concerns about the safety of women, and within hours of the UN calling for a "transparent and prompt investigation" into reports of human rights abuses since the Taliban takeover.Mujahid said the guidance to stay at home would be temporary, and would allow the group to find ways to ensure that women are not "treated in a disrespectful way" or "God forbid, hurt." He admitted the measure was necessary because the Taliban's soldiers "keep changing and are not trained.""We are happy for them to enter the buildings but we want...
    American flags in front of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. headquarters in New York, on Friday, March 5, 2021.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Goldman Sachs said that only vaccinated people can enter its buildings starting next month. The leading global investment bank said that the new policy starts Sept. 7 and applies to everybody, including employees and clients, according to a memo sent to U.S. workers on Tuesday.  Those who aren't fully vaccinated by then will have to work from home, according to a person with direct knowledge of the memo. Goldman Sachs is the latest bank to require employees be vaccinated to return to offices, following similar edicts from Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. The move comes the day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, clearing the way for more corporations to mandate their employees be vaccinated. The bank is also implementing a mandatory weekly testing program for vaccinated workers on Sept. 7, according to the person, who declined to be identified when speaking about personnel matters. The memo was reported...
    If Bizum has not just convinced you for whatever reason, there are several alternatives that may be to your liking, since they have the same purpose, although with different types of philosophies both in design and in operation. What is clear is that Bizum has gained a lot of popularity thanks to being a very fast and secure money transfer system, something that it achieves by being a service created by the Spanish bank. The ease with which we can activate it is very high and the vast majority of banks accept it and it is very popular. With all these precedents, it is not surprising that Bizum has been widely disseminated, in addition to the fact that we can send money even to people who are not on active duty, so in this case they already overtake much of their competition. But all this does not mean that the alternatives that exist today to this system do not work as well, since many of them have many years of experience behind them, so we are not talking about new...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's indoor mask mandate has been reinstated as of Friday.As the city and businesses readjust to requiring face masks again, the I-Team looked into the struggles gym owners are dealing with.Not only are they hope to keep customers coming in, but they are also left wondering what the city will do to enforce mask-wearing during a workout.Phenomenal Fitness in Chicago's Loop said they are prepared."When you're doing hard stuff, you need to breathe; when you're doing hard cardio, you need to breathe, and the mask inhibits that robust breathing," co -owner Sean Armstead told the I-Team.He supports the latest mask requirement but said he's also fearful of what that could mean for his business.WATCH: Dr. Arwady discusses Chicago mask mandateEMBED More News Videos Dr. Allison Arwady explains why Chicago is reinstating an indoor mask mandate. "I am concerned, for sure, because it's another thing that frustrates people. We have gone through the mask mandate before and it was begrudgingly done. Some people hated it so much they tried to wear it below their nose, he said. "The...
    MEXICO CITY. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made public his thanks to the governor of the Bank of Mexico (Banxico), Alejandro Díaz de León, who recognized that it is possible to use the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to pay a percentage of the public debt, as proposed a few days ago by the country’s chief executive. He thanked him yesterday, when he revealed that the Secretary of the Treasury, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, was the one who told him about such a possibility. “I thank the governor of the Bank of Mexico very much for having that attitude, I think it is very good for everyone and, mainly, it is very good for the public finances, for the people of Mexico, that this money is used to pay debt. And that it is not treasured losing because, if you have that money, they pay very little interest for that money, while the debt that the government has pays high interest, then, important savings will be achieved for the benefit of our people. “It...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, the Maryland Food Bank has seen an 88 percent increase for families in need. People who have never been food insecure, until now, are coming to the Food Bank for help. AJ Robinson, an Arbutus/Catonsville native, decided to bring awareness to the issues of food insecurity by cycling across the country and raising money for the Maryland Food Bank and the Sunshine Division in Oregon. READ MORE: Public Library Branches In Harford County To Serve As Cooling Centers From Aug. 11-13 “It was very humbling for me to have to ask people for food,” Robinson told WJZ outside the Maryland Food Bank as he finished up the last few hundred miles of the 3,600-mile trek.  He rides for people who do not have food on their table every day — without the help of nonprofits who, in turn, need our help. “I grew up in an upper/middle-class home and I’ve never been hungry and I’ve never had to want for something and unfortunately there’s too many people in our community,...
    A FRESH wave of scam messages are sweeping WhatsApp in an attempt to fleece users of their hard-earned cash. That's according to Russian security researchers, who have uncovered a growing number of messages falsely claiming to be from delivery firms. Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news Keep up-to-date on Apple stories Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram 2Messages falsely claiming to be sent by delivery companies are sweeping WhatsApp (stock)Credit: Getty - Contributor The team at anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab are urging people to be on their guard when opening texts claiming to be about deliveries. Attackers typically pose as online delivery companies and ask their victims to click on a link that takes them to a dodgy website. From here, the visitor is urged to plug in their bank details, credit card details or other sensitive information. Kaspersky, a cybersecurity firm based in Moscow, explained the deluge of WhatsApp scams in a report published last week. "Unexpected parcels requiring payment by the recipient remained one of the most common tricks this past quarter,"...
    T-Mobile Weeks after applying for public service loan forgiveness, a federal program that forgives student loan debt for eligible workers, Kathleen Young got a phone call. The woman on the other end said she could help Young forgive her student debt. Young, an elementary school teacher in Palo Alto, California, assumed it was the U.S. Department of Education calling about the public service program. She verified her Social Security number and gave the woman her bank account information to enroll, which she was told would consolidate her loans and forgive them after 60 payments (public service loan forgiveness requires 120 qualified payments.) She was informed she'd see her first payment taken from her bank account in about 10 days. Later, however, she realized something felt off. She looked up Guidance Alum, the company that called her, and saw that it isn't associated with the Department of Education and has multiple complaints, including to the Better Business Bureau, about its services. More from Invest in You:10 work-from-home jobs that pay six figuresIf you plan to quit, here's what career experts say...
    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon addressed concerns on Wednesday over his bank’s overdraft fees, saying it may have been “a day late and a dollar short” in reforming its policies. The comments came after he clashed with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) over the fees at a May Senate hearing. Dimon refused to tell Warren how much JPMorgan collected in overdraft fees, leading to a contentious back-and-forth in which Warren called him the “star of the overdraft show.” The bank collected $1.46 billion in overdraft fees in 2020, according to federal regulatory filings, 2.4 times more per account than Bank of America and 4.9 times more than CitiGroup. “You said the premise of the question was wrong,” Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo noted in a Wednesday interview with Dimon. “She said you have the number, $1.463 billion. Does that change anything? Did you make a change on overdraft fees?” “There are sometimes legitimate complaints about banks and what people do and how we do it,” Dimon replied. “We changed overdraft fees and charging over an extended period of time and we always...
    A NHS nurse was swindled out of thousands of pounds after a scammer posed as her son in a series of WhatsApp messages. Toni Parker thought that she was being asked for the money by her son, who works in the RAF, so handed over £2,450.  4Toni was conned into thinking the messages were from her sonCredit: Mercury 4The con artist posed as Toni's son to get her to send him the cashCredit: Mercury The 53-year-old, from Wolverhampton, West Mids, had been saving the money to replace her boiler when she received a message from the scammer which said “hi mum.” She thought that the text on July 9 was from her son, and was convinced after the con artist claimed her son had a new number because he had dropped his phone down the toilet.  Toni said: “It was general chit chat at first, but then the messages went on to say they needed to borrow money and had no access to their account. “I asked what it was for and I even asked why I couldn’t send it...
    The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said it will continue to crack down on illicit cryptocurrency activities. In addition, it will supervise financial platforms, to comply with regulations. Likewise, the country has previously cited problems related to the use of mining energy and fraud. Also, money laundering, as some of the key issues related to the crackdown on cryptocurrencies. Specifically, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement that it will “maintain high pressure on virtual currency trading.” In fact, the statement comes after bank officials set the PBoC’s priorities. In particular, according to Lieutenant Governor Liu Guiping, the bank is also considering working on the creation of a financial stability law. China vows to continue cracking down In particular, on July 30, the People’s Bank of China held a working conference. With the aim of studying the current economic situation, to make important arrangements. «In the seventh point. It was indicated to promote the standardized development of financial services for companies. And, crack down on illegal cryptocurrency activities. By the way, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC)...
    BANGKOK - Myanmar’s economy is forecast to shrink by 18% as it grapples with the coronavirus and the political turmoil unleashed by a coup, the World Bank said Monday. The contracting economy threatens millions with poverty, joblessness and hunger.  A decade ago, the Southeast Asian nation was seen as a promising frontier market. Its military began to slacken its grip, the economy opened up to the outside world for the first time in decades and Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party was democratically elected.  But observers believe a February 1 coup following a second resounding election victory for Suu Kyi’s party has turned back the clock, wiping out the fragile gains.  “The February coup — together with the most recent third wave of the pandemic, which rapidly worsened in June and July — has had significant economic impacts, much larger than those observed after the earlier surge in COVID-19 cases that began in September last year,” the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor said Monday.  For that reason, “GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is projected to fall by 18% in FY (Fiscal Year) 2021,” it said, using the Myanmar fiscal year which runs until September as its reference point.  The bank warned the country’s economy will be one-third smaller this year than in...
    (Bloomberg) – Argentina’s central bank rules out raising interest rates in the near future, despite growing monetary pressures and annual inflation exceeding 50%. The country’s monetary authority is willing to maintain its key rate for the next few months, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina, or BCRA, is betting that inflation will decelerate in the remainder of the year and is optimistic that international reserves will continue to grow, said the sources, who did not want to be identified commenting on the policy internal. Argentina’s central bank has kept its benchmark rate at or around 38% since March 2020. After slowing down during the second half of last year, annual inflation accelerated again to 50.2% in June. Unlike most countries in the Group of 20, the government of President Alberto Fernández has avoided the use of inflation targeting or other similar monetary tools and instead focused on a series of unorthodox policy options to control price expectations. Policy tools have included the use of subsidies, business fines and price...
    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England said Wednesday it has set itself “stretching” targets to increase ethnic diversity within its ranks after falling just short of its aims for female representation at the end of 2020. The 327-year-old central bank said in a statement that it realized last year following George Floyd’s murder by a police officer in the United States and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests that it needed to do more to increase the range of voices within its walls in the heart of London. “As a first step towards building a more diverse workforce, we have set ourselves new and stretching targets to increase ethnic diversity,” the bank said. It added that the targets for February 2028 mean it “can be held accountable for its actions.” One goal calls for 18-20% of senior manager positions to be held by people who are Black, Asian and members of other minority ethnic groups (BAME) and 40-44% to be held by women. The bank has set other targets to address disproportionately low Black representation, particularly...
    Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency and the LGBTQ+ center of the Bronx borough.It is our belief that no individual should have to leave his, her, or their neighborhood to access LGBTQ specific services. It is our belief that all LGBTQ young people deserve a space to grow, learn, and flourish. It is our belief that people, regardless of their sexual identity or gender expression, deserve a space they can call their own.Through its comprehensive programming and services - both in-house and referral based - we work diligently to make sure Bronx LGBTQ+ community members and those who love and support them have this space.We also offer capacity-building to agencies who wish to work with LGBTQ+ communities but lack the cultural competency, expertise, and space to do so.For more information visit: https://destinationtomorrow.org/
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The mass vaccination sites in Howard County and Baltimore City close this week. The site at the Mall in Columbia will give its last shots and close Thursday at 11 a.m. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Heavy Thunderstorms To Move Across Area Thursday “This site has been incredibly successful, administering nearly 50,000 shots,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “We’re very thankful to the staff here who have been doing this important work day in and out to make sure our residents are vaccinated and protected. Howard County has led the state in vaccination progress, and it’s in no small part due to the outreach and work of this site.” The site at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore closes Friday after delivering nearly a quarter of a million doses since it opened in February. READ MORE: Marylands Coronavirus State Of Emergency Ends At its peak, officials said the site was vaccinating over 6,000 people a day. At one point, the site broke a state record when it vaccinated over 1,000 people in an hour. “The state of Maryland showed...
    About 36 million American families on July 15 will start receiving monthly checks from the IRS, as part of the expanded Child Tax Credit. Eligible families will receive up to $1,800 in cash through December — however, the tax credit has a complication that may prompt some families to opt out.  The enhanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) was signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The effort expands the benefit from a $2,000 credit, taken annually when you file your taxes, to up to $3,600 per child, with half the amount divided into six payments to be paid out in cash, on a monthly basis, from July through December, and the rest claimed on your 2021 tax return. The Biden administration has proposed extending the monthly payments for five more years, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told "CBS This Morning" earlier this month. "He thinks this is a central benefit that will help families, help get women back to work," Psaki said, noting that more that a million women have left...
    WHITING, Ind. (CBS) — Whiting, Indiana is 20 miles from downtown Chicago and a town that’s perhaps best known for Pierogi Fest. But a longtime family business wanted to make sure Whiting is on your radar for another reason – banking. Yes, banking. READ MORE: City Council To Meet Again Friday With Renaming Lake Shore Drive On Agenda CBS 2’s Insider Lauren Victory followed old history inside the town’s newest attraction. “The cool thing about this is this has deposits from all of the customers,” said historian Andy Collins, showing off a bank ledger from 1907 inside the new Centier Bank Museum. Collins had all sorts of “cool things” to show off – from a 19th-century safe to a 1950’s calculator with a hand crank. “This is actually the vault door to our original location,” he said, pointing to what most might think is just a rusty piece of metal. Apparently, someone in the community used it as a work bench for years before realizing its significance. The museum also features the arched entrance from the first Bank of Whiting...
    Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency and the LGBTQ+ center of the Bronx borough.It is our belief that no individual should have to leave his, her, or their neighborhood to access LGBTQ specific services. It is our belief that all LGBTQ young people deserve a space to grow, learn, and flourish. It is our belief that people, regardless of their sexual identity or gender expression, deserve a space they can call their own.Through its comprehensive programming and services - both in-house and referral based - we work diligently to make sure Bronx LGBTQ+ community members and those who love and support them have this space.We also offer capacity-building to agencies who wish to work with LGBTQ+ communities but lack the cultural competency, expertise, and space to do so.For more information visit: https://destinationtomorrow.org/
    NEW relief payment could hit American bank accounts automatically as clues point to more Covid cash. Many still claiming unemployment benefits could show as a sign that more checks are to come. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 3Unemployment rates could lead to more Covid reliefCredit: Reuters At least 38 percent of responders to a TransUnion survey said that their income was down during and after the pandemic. Alongside this, roughly 7.6million less people are currently employed in comparison to early 2020. Other clues include a group of Democratic Senators who are hoping that Americans will receive recurring stimulus checks. Lawmakers hope that any future relief could be pegged to economic conditions - to cut red tape and inject cash straight into Americans' bank accounts automatically. The lawmakers' aim is to avoid the bureaucratic nightmare faced by people anxiously awaiting stimulus checks to be painstakingly approved during partisan quarrels. The hope for automatic payments was hinted at in a letter signed by 26 Democrats. 3Americans are hoping for a fourth stimulus checkCredit: Getty That missive, sent...
    ABC7, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Subaru, ESPN LA 710 am, and Southern California regional food banks are partnering up for the 10th Annual Feed SoCal Food Drive throughout Southern California.Due to the pandemic, the food banks are seeing more people experiencing food insecurities due to cuts in salaries and jobs. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our Southern California regional food banks have increased food distribution by more than 70% reaching over 200,000 people every week.As part of the food drive, ABC7, with our regional food bank partners, will be hosting (4) drive-thru food collection locations, two locations per each Friday on June 18th and June 25th. The drive-thru collection sites will provide our viewers and the local community an opportunity to donate their non-perishable food items or purchase a $5.00 food bag at the local Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions stores. The food donations will be shared and distributed with various food banks and food pantries in local communities.How You Can Help1. - You can purchase a $5.00 food bag at your local Albertsons, Vons, or Pavilions stores.2. - Go to...
    FAMILIES with a trip booked for Cornwall this summer may see their holiday at risk due to rising Covid cases in the region. Cases of coronavirus have risen in recent weeks following both the G7 summit and an influx in tourists following the bank holiday heatwave. 4Cases in Cornwall are on the rise following half term and the G7 summitCredit: Alamy New figures show Covid infections in Cornwall jump from eight in 100,000 people to to 71 in every 100,000 by June 12, according to local authority figures. Cases were much higher in some of the regions such as with St. Ives, which saw a rate of 517.5 cases per 100,000 people. While some experts warn it is "too early" for cases to be linked to the G7, a number of restaurants and hotels were forced to close near Carbis Bay, the location of the G7 summit, due to outbreaks of the virus. Boo Koos in Falmouth and Muddy Beach in Penryn were both forced to close, along with the The Shipwrights Arms in Helford and The Front in Falmouth....
    More On: morgan stanley Morgan Stanley boss James Gorman anoints possible successors Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies rebound after a brutal week of losses Morgan Stanley reveals nearly $1B loss from Archegos implosion Morgan Stanley dumped $5B in Archegos’ stocks before fire sale: report Morgan Stanley’s chief executive said he expects all New York City employees to be back at their desks by Labor Day — or they will face salary cuts. “I’ll be very disappointed if people haven’t found their way into the office and then we’ll have a different kind of conversation,” James Gorman said in a virtual conference Monday from the bank’s office at 1585 Broadway. “Make no mistake about it. We do our work inside Morgan Stanley offices, and that’s where we teach, that’s where our interns learn, that’s how we develop people,” the head honcho added. “If you can go into a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office.” The investment bank has allowed its 70,000 employees to work from home during the pandemic but is now sending a clear message that remote...
    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for a number of bank robberies throughout the area. Wayne Currier of New Canaan, was arrested by Stratford Police on a warrant for the robberies which took place between October and December of 2020, said Captain Frank Eannotti of the Stratford Police Department.  Currier was developed as a suspect following a collaborative investigation by detectives from Stratford, Fairfield, and New Canaan.  Eannotti did not have the total number of robberies Currier is accused of committing, but he has been charged in four.  Currier, who is being held on a $200,000 bond, was charged with: Robbery, 10/13/20 Stratford Chase Bank Robbery, 10/13/20 Fairfield People's Bank Robbery, 10/28/20 New Canaan People's Bank Robbery, 12/23/20 Stratford TD Bank Larceny This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Americans who collected jobless benefits last year and filed taxes early are starting to receive their refunds. The Internal Revenue Service said last week that it has processed refunds for 2.8 million people who paid tax on unemployment compensation. These are people who filed returns before mid-March, when the American Rescue Plan made some unemployment benefits nontaxable. At the same time, the IRS increased its estimate of people who could be in line for tax refunds because they filed taxes before the law changed. About 13 million Americans may be eligible, the agency said on Friday, up from the 10 million it estimated late last month. Not everyone who may be eligible for a tax refund will get the money, the IRS cautioned. "Some will receive refunds, which will be issued periodically, and some will have the overpayment applied to taxes due or other debts," it said.Single filers first, then married couplesThe first batch of tax refunds went out to single people without dependents, whose tax returns are the simplest. The IRS said that married couples and heads...
    The United Kingdom is experiencing strong growth after the 2020 lockdown collapse, but the end of furlough payments in September artificially propping up some parts of the economy, and inflation on the horizon are concerning, the Bank of England’s chief economist warns. The economy is going “gangbusters”, Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane told a radio show Wednesday morning, outpacing near-peers after a greater-than-average hit when the government locked down hard in 2020. In remarks on LBC’s breakfast show reported by the Evening Standard, Haldane revealed the remarkable strength with which the UK economy was growing, as he said: “Growth across the UK is picking up at a real rate of knots, going gangbusters actually … that’s a great thing to see, certainly outstripping growth, not just in Europe, in pretty much most of the other G7 big advanced economies.” Haldane’s comments follow April predictions by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in April that the UK economy was to outgrow the Eurozone and United Stated by 2022. UK Govt Promises More Covid Giveaways, But Will Pay With Years of Tax...