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    18 to 22-year-olds banned from gathering in Boulder, Colorado, after coronavirus surge America’s most historic fast food joints The benefits of retinol and how to use it to fight acne, wrinkles, and dullness © Guido Mieth/Getty Images Retinol helps boost collagen production in your skin. Guido Mieth/Getty Images The benefits of retinol include fighting acne, reducing wrinkles and dark spots, and helping to brighten dull skin. Retinol helps reduce the appearance of acne by increasing cell turnover and decreasing the production of oil. It also boosts blood flow to the skin, which increases the production of collagen and helps get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. This article was medically reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with a private...
    This city has failed us: Louisville protesters angered over lack of indictments in Breonna Taylor case Olive Garden parents quarterly revenue falls by 28% as pandemic weighs on sales Why Did the Bidens Pay Taxes on Their Social Security Benefits? In 2018, Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill declared $49,545 in income from Social Security on their tax return. Their returns also showed they were taxed on $42,113 of those benefits. © Provided by The Motley Fool Why Did the Bidens Pay Taxes on Their Social Security Benefits? For those not familiar with the rules for when and how Social Security benefits are taxed, it may come as a shock the Bidens would be paying the...
    The number of new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up to 870,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the number of claims has barely budged over the past four weeks. Forecasters had projected 840,000 new jobless claims. Jobless claims fell below the psychologically important 1 million mark at the end of August, but have not moved significantly since. New weekly claims remain extremely high by historical standards. As the coronavirus hit the United States and the economy locked down to slow its spread, layoffs and thus weekly claims for unemployment benefits skyrocketed in late March, to as high as 6.9 million. The number of beneficiaries then dropped precipitously through the end of May as many workers...
    LITTLE VILLAGE — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is urging Chicagoans to fill out the census before the deadline next week. At an unrelated press conference in Little Village, Lightfoot said the city’s response rate was approaching 60 percent. Federal resources for parks, schools and infrastructure are contingent on residents being accurately counted, the mayor said. “We have run out of time for excuses, we got to get it done,”  Lightfoot said Wednesday morning. “We have a few precious days left, we must do more to make sure that our neighbors, our family members are filling out the census and being counted.” The census can be filled out online or over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. It typically takes less than 10...
    Peter CallaghanOne of the benefits of writing for MinnPost — and hopefully one of the benefits of reading the site — is we don’t feel obligated to chase the daily story. That saves us from the he said/she said recitation of quotes from contending press conferences which often lead to readers gasping for air … and facts. The approach frees up time to try to figure out what the story is behind the partisan narratives, to understand what the issues are and, yes, what the facts say. I have worked for other news outlets where that type of daily chase was expected. The MinnPost strategy is better — and a lot more fun. We knew 2020 was going to be...
    Getty Unemployment benefits for COVID-19 could be extended. Technically, extra unemployment benefits have already ended. That doesn’t meant that all qualifying Americans have received the $300 (or $400 in some states) per week yet. The date the money will land in people’s pockets depends on each individual state, when and whether it sought approval to get the checks, and how long they are taking to process. Here’s what we mean by extra unemployment benefits already ending. The federal government approved six weeks of extra checks. However, that was for a retroactive time frame of August 1 through September 5, 2020. That puts the total amount the extra benefits are worth at $1,800 for Americans in states approving $300...
    When it comes to dabbling in ancient healing traditions, there’s quite a bit to learn before jumping in. For instance, have you ever heard of red clover? This flowering plant is widely used in many ancient traditions including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic healing, and even in North American medicines. It’s used to treat a wide variety of ailments from osteoporosis to heart disease to skin disorders. Yet, this herb is specifically known as an aid for menopausal symptoms and irregular menstruation. Still curious? Read further to learn all about this plant, how it’s used, and how to use it! What is Red Clover? adege/Pixabay By now, we’ve designated red clover as a flowering plant, yet there’s much...
    Jorgelina Pelillo Updated: 07/19/2020 04: 16h Save Related opinions I stayed unemployed in November, since the company where he worked carried out an ERE. In January I had the opportunity to train to have more job opportunities, because I started a course from the Madrid hairdressing community, which was suspended on March 14 and to date we do not know if it will resume. Without a job, without a course and with my benefit that ends in a month … Just thinking about it gives me panic and anguish. Right now that’s the single income. During the months of confinement I have looked for a job and the situation is really worrying, since most...
    Ex-workers sue Kroger, claiming they were fired for refusing to wear rainbow symbol 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company The Truth About Social Security and Immigration As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in his 2016 book, Our Revolution, "Social Security is the most successful government program in our nation's history." Sanders is absolutely correct. Without Social Security, elderly poverty rates would be more than four times higher than they are today, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. © Provided by The Motley Fool The Truth About Social Security and Immigration Furthermore, it's a program that tens of millions of current retirees rely on to make ends meet. A Gallup poll released...
    (CNN)This article about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday, was originally published in 2018.In 1972, I was asked by the ACLU to direct the Women's Rights Project with then-Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As we began to work together, I was struck by her tireless commitment to fight in the courts for women's equality. Every morning she would call me to find out if I had read the day's "advance sheets" that reported daily court decisions. As we prepared to file briefs, she would work around the clock to make sure every word was exactly what she wanted. Brenda Feigen I sat at the counsel table with her as she argued the Frontiero case before nine...
    NFL draft: Which schools produce most talent at each position? And which prospects are next? Celebrities Who Battled Cancer and Won Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    Democrats and Republicans still haven't reached a deal on another stimulus package.Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images It's a scary time for millions of Americans as Congress is still unable to reach a compromise on a stimulus package that could include another round of direct payments and more unemployment benefits.  Jobless rates are still high, and cases of the coronavirus show no sign of abating.  Yet even without a formal deal between Republicans and Democrats, a number of relief measures are still available to many. Those include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's announcement that most renters struggling to pay their rent amid the pandemic can't be evicted through the end of the year.  And although the $600 federal unemployment checks...
    The changes of season are the perfect time to purify and strengthen the body The seasons not only advertise changes in climate and nature, just as the leaves of the trees fall to renew themselves, the same happens with the human body and that is why it is so fascinating. Currently follow a balanced and quality diet, is the fundamental measure for be in good health. Yet despite this, naturally certain organs are more prone to saturation and without a doubt liver tops the list. As part of the current trends in nutrition and wellness one of the top recommendations from various nutritionists and health gurus, to gain health and vitality is to try to...
    The Department of Labor reported Thursday that 860,000 Americans filed seasonally adjusted claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Sept. 12, a slight drop from last week. But 659,000 also applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the federal program that covers freelancers and self-employed workers not covered by the regular universal income program. Including them brings the weekly total to 1.5 million new applications. That’s down significantly from the previous week’s 1.7 million. But it’s still hundreds of thousands more filings than at any time in the prepandemic record.  The department reports the total number of continuing claims in all unemployment relief programs is around 30 million. But Ben Casselman at The New York Times reported Wednesday that this is a significant overcount of the people actually...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000 but still remains at historically high levels amid the coronavirus pandemic.  New claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 860,000 in the week ending September 12, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.  Those figures are a decrease of 33,000 from the week prior.  While claims for jobless benefits dropped last week, they are still more than four times their level at the beginning of the year.  Before the pandemic ravaged the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week - even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.  New claims for state unemployment...
    VIDEO1:1901:19Emirati minister says the UAE and Israel have much to learn from each otherCapital Connection SINGAPORE — The Middle East will benefit from the bilateral deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the Emirati minister of economy said this week. "Both nations will bring different mindsets to the table, different advantages, and I think the whole region will benefit from this agreement," Abdulla bin Touq told CNBC's Hadley Gamble on Wednesday. His comments follow a ceremony at the White House where Bahrain and the UAE held a signing ceremony with Israel. In August, the UAE became the third Arab country to open diplomatic ties with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal. Bahrain followed, normalizing relations last week. Egypt and Jordan established normal ties with...
    Running is a great form of physical exercise that can help build strong bones and strengthen muscles. Simon Winnall/Getty Images While running can cause injuries like shin splints and stress fractures, that doesn't mean it's bad for you. The benefits of running, like improved cardiovascular health and strong bones, outweigh the risks.  To reduce your chance of injury, make sure you're increasing your speed and weekly mileage slowly.  This article was medically reviewed by Audrey Springer, RRCA certified running coach, BS in Exercise Science, and fitness instructor at Relentless Runners in Knoxville, TN.   Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association estimates that over 50 million Americans jog or run regularly, making it one of...
    Fact check: 2016 photo of Smokies firefighters miscaptioned to claim connection to 2020 wildfires How big are Krogers online grocery sales now? Bigger than Levi Strauss or Harley-Davidson Why Dont The Bidens Get a Larger Social Security Benefit? Since 1997, Joe and Jill Biden have earned a combined income of at least $210,797 annually. In recent years, their combined yearly income has been much higher, totaling in the millions. © Provided by The Motley Fool Why Don't The Bidens Get a Larger Social Security Benefit? Since Social Security benefits are based on average wages earned over the course of your career, you may expect the Bidens to receive a small fortune in retirement checks, especially as Jill is 69...
    Black lives matter in childrens books, too. Thats why this couple started a nonprofit Wet Markets Are Essential to Thai Cooking. So Why Are They Disappearing? The Microdermabrasion Benefits You’ll Want to Read Up on for Post-Summer Skin Care The '90s were an arguably terrible decade for skin care—at least that was the case in my teenage bathroom, where I regularly beat up my complexion with astringent and scrubs galore. But there's at least one beauty innovation I remember from the pre-2000s era that's held up over time: microdermabrasion. A staple in spas to this day, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment that benefits a wide range of skin types. It's known to help skin feel smoother and look...
    Fox’s Lara Logan suggested Democratic leaders choose to not put an end to violence in their cities — including the shooting of two LA police officers — because it “benefits them” in an appearance on Fox & Friends Monday. Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot at close range in an ambush Saturday night in Compton. Both officers underwent surgery for their gunshot wounds, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked Logan about the incident and questioned if she believes the shooting ties into a bigger picture, especially after videos circulating online showed some people protesting outside of the hospital. “Well, you’re right, Brian there’s a much more strategic objective here and those chants, ‘We...
    Doctors may not recommend their patients take dietary advice from cartoons, but people looking to eat healthy could do worse than to follow the example set by Popeye. The beloved, nearly century-old, musclebound cartoon sailor often credited his incredible strength to spinach, a nutrient-rich green vegetable that can benefit the body in myriad ways. A 2010 study from researchers at Mahidol University in Bangkok found that children increased their vegetable consumption after watching Popeye cartoons. And while adults can certainly follow suit and watch more Popeye if they need motivation to eat right, many may only need to learn just how spinach affects their body to start including more of it in their diets. Spinach is good for...
    Money to cover the $300 extra in unemployment insurance benefits that Donald Trump approved by executive order a month ago won’t last much longer. Of the $44 billion allocated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to boost unemployment paychecks, $30 billion has been spent, officials say. That federal money was supposed to be matched with $15 billion from the states. But most states are already strapped because of the drain caused by massive unemployment from the impacts of the Pandemic Recession. When the $300 boost was announced, the White House said states could take their share from federal coronavirus relief funds already distributed. Some governors noted at the time that they had already allocated their federal relief money to other needs made critical by the coronavirus. California’s...
    THE IRS could owe many Americans $500 from the first stimulus – but they need to claim it by September 30. The cash is owed to those who don’t normally file a federal tax return or receive certain federal benefits. 3The IRS could owe you $500 Credit: Reuters President Trump signed the CARES Act the largest-ever US financial stimulus package, worth $2tn, as the America began grappling with the coronavirus pandemic. The act allows for a $500 allowance per dependent child on top of the $1,200 cap for single filers and up to $2,400 for couples who file jointly.  But if you don’t normally file a federal return, because of low earnings, the IRS doesn’t know if they have children...
    LFA 91 highlights: Fighters serve up a feast of finishes in Sioux Falls 60 Percent of Women Dont Know These Key Cancer Symptoms, Study Says Will the Fight Over the Postal Service Hurt Social Security Recipients? In case you haven't heard, the U.S. Postal Service is facing a funding crisis. © Provided by The Motley Fool Will the Fight Over the Postal Service Hurt Social Security Recipients? The U.S. House of Representatives recently convened in a rare weekend season to vote on a bill reversing new cost-cutting measures and providing a $25 billion cash infusion to the Postal Service. But the bill largely passed along party lines with mostly Democratic support and the White House is threatening to...
    White House coronavirus task force focuses on higher education in state reports This Salmonella Outbreak Has Officially Expanded to 47 States The New York Times just started offering parent employees a stipend as high as $600 a week for childcare and in-person tutoring © Provided by Business Insider Copies of The New York Times at a newsstand on July 15. Associated Press The New York Times expanded its benefits in a September 1 memo viewed by Business Insider to further support employees who are parents. The benefits come in the form of $100 a week for the cost of in-person tutoring for dependents in elementary school, as well as increased access to an employer-sponsored childcare provider. Times employees...
    Scientists are seeing an acceleration of pandemics: They are looking at climate change The Classic Comfort Food Youll See More of at Chain Restaurants 6 Manuka Honey Benefits That Prove It’s Worth the Buzz I know lots of people associate fall with flannel, apple picking, and pumpkin spice everything, but I also associate it with manuka honey. Why? Because this is the time of year where my wellness-minded friends won't stop talking about it and its immune-boosting powers. Manuka honey is not like standard honey. This specific variety of honey is produced by bees in New Zealand who pollinate local manuka plants. These flowers bloom for only six to 12 weeks out of the entire year, so sourcing the...
    Statues of unemployed men standing in a unemployment line during the Great Depression at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC. Twenty-five weeks ago, the nation’s state employment offices began seeing a tsunami of applications for unemployment insurance payments that has yet to subside. According to the Department of Labor, for the week ending Sept. 5, another 1.7 million new applicants—90,000 more than the previous week—sought jobless aid from the program New Deal Democrats instituted 85 years ago and that Republicans have been trying to kneecap or dismantle ever since. As has been the case for weeks, media headlines (and sometimes their stories) only counted the 884,000 new applicants for regular state programs and not the 839,000 who applied for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance that covers gig workers and free-lancers ineligible for...
    KLH49 | E+ | Getty Images At least 19 states have begun issuing a $300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits, after a slow rollout that has left millions of Americans without additional aid for more than a month. The subsidy to jobless benefits is part of a Lost Wages Assistance program the Trump administration created Aug. 8 by executive fiat. It diverts up to $44 billion in federal disaster-relief funds to unemployed workers, coming on top of state unemployment benefits, which replace about half of prior pay for the typical worker.VIDEO2:2702:27U.S. weekly jobless claims total 884,000, vs 850,000 expectedSquawk BoxStates paying the $300 unemployment boostThe 19 states represent about a third of the 49 states that applied to the federal...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hovered at the 884,000 mark for the second straight week as layoffs continue six months after the COVID-19 pandemic first flattened the economy.  New claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 884,000 in the week ending September 4, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The latest figures match the number of applications received in the week prior.  Though claims have dropped from a record 6.867 million at the end of March, layoffs persist across industries as many companies have exhausted loans from the government to help with wages and the coronavirus lingers.  Still, the job market is improving sporadically amid the ongoing pandemic as portions of the...
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April, 2019 in Beijing, China.Kenzaburo Fukuhara | Kyodo News | Getty Images SINGAPORE — After more than four years in power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is still struggling to show that his country has benefited from a closer alliance with China. In a dramatic shift in the Philippines' foreign policy, Duterte declared in 2016 the country's "separation" from the U.S. — a military ally — and announced closer ties with China. Among other things, the president also set aside his country's territorial dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea, in exchange for billions of dollars that China pledged in infrastructure investments. But much of those promised investments have not materialized and...
    Starting Monday, California begins sending $900 in federal benefits to people who lost their job due to the pandemic.RELATED: DA explains how inmates at San Mateo County jail, including convicted murderers, got $250K in EDD benefitsThis comes after the federal government approved the state's application for funding for the program after a $600 weekly payment expired last month.When Congress failed to reach a deal, President Donald Trump issued an executive order extending benefits by $300 per week for up to three weeks. The $900 payment covers three weeks of benefits retroactive to the week ending Aug. 1.WATCH: 7 On Your Side gets your EDD questions answeredEMBED More News Videos The frustration is clear. 7 On Your Side tries to answer...
    More than 40 states will start issuing an extra $300 in unemployment benefits starting Monday, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The agency will issue the additional $300 dollars to those who qualify, on top of what they are already receiving in weekly benefits.  6The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved an additional $300 in unemployment benefitsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here is more on the unemployment funds. What are the $300 extra unemployment benefits? The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Friday that more than 40 states would be offering an additional $300 to those receiving unemployment benefits. The process of payments will begin on Monday, September 7 and it will be additional to the weekly benefits that are...
    Jennifer Haynes, a self-employed chef and single mother living in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is struggling to make ends meet after unemployment benefits abruptly stopped in July without explanation. Meanwhile, the 42-year-old is the sole provider for twin boys, one of whom has special needs.Jennifer Haynes Jennifer Haynes didn't just fall through cracks in the country's social safety net. In her case, it's been more like a chasm. Haynes, 42, a self-employed chef and single mother living in Rancho Cucamonga, California, had been getting $167 a week in unemployment benefits and an extra $600 a week from the federal government. The aid was enough to catch up on a few months of bills and feed her 11-year-old twin boys. But then...
    COVID-19 spread at Maine wedding now linked to 143 cases, one death, outbreak at jail Burger King just showed off its new restaurants designed for COVID world, with no-contact cubbies and lofted kitchens that free up room for cars Stocks Fall the Most Since June; Dow Down 700 Points, Nasdaq Off 4.5% Stocks declined sharply Thursday, falling the most since June, as investors rotated out of tech stocks following their red-hot rally. © TheStreet Stocks Fall the Most Since June; Dow Down 700 Points, Nasdaq Off 4.5% The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 693 points, or 2.38%, to 28,411, the S&P 500 fell 3.09% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was down a sharp 4.55% led by declines...
    Chadwick Bosemans legacy can be continued 1,469 people in the US and Canada have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to onions produced by Thomson International Stocks Fall the Most Since June; Nasdaq Slumps 4% Stocks declined sharply Thursday, falling the most since June, as investors rotated out of tech stocks following their red-hot rally. © TheStreet Stocks Fall the Most Since June; Nasdaq Slumps 4% The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 569 points, or 1.96%, to 28,530, the S&P 500 fell 2.75% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was down a sharp 4.18% led by declines in Apple , Nvidia , Microsoft and Amazon . Load Error Tesla was down 6.8%- the stock has skyrocketed...
    Unemployed people in Arizona were the first Americans to start receiving an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits Aug. 17 under an executive order issued by President Donald Trump, and since then, 41 other states have been approved to hand out the money — but only six are doing so. Laid-off workers shouldn’t get too used to the extra cash: it will likely dry up in a matter of weeks. The memorandum Trump signed Aug. 8 at his New Jersey golf club called for a “Lost Wages Assistance” program to distribute an additional $300 in weekly federal unemployment benefits on top of the state benefits that unemployed people typically receive. The source of that extra $300 is a $44 billion...
    Many young Americans say they don’t expect to get Social Security when they retire, but it’s the older workers of today who may see the first cuts to their benefits. The Congressional Budget Office released an updated budget outlook on Wednesday, originally published in July, to reflect the impact the pandemic has had on the economy. In the report, the agency said the budget deficit will reach a record $3.3 trillion this year — and $13 trillion over the next decade. The national debt, which is projected to be 98% of gross domestic product this year, is also expected to surpass the levels of World War II next year, when it’s expected to reach 104% in 2021. Among...
    Fantasy: Can Fournette thrive in Bucs loaded lineup? (Early projections) Dangerous roads you should never drive in an RV The pandemic is giving the US a chance to fix its embarrassing unemployment benefits. Top economists tell us what the future of this crucial system could look like. © David McNew/Getty Images Accessing unemployment insurance might drastically transform after the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. David McNew/Getty Images Before 2020, US unemployment claims have never been filed in such high numbers — or had such outsized importance. The process has been slow and cumbersome, with many Americans claiming that they struggled to get access to benefits due to outdated and underfunded systems, and one survey estimating that 4 million claims...
    New York (CNN Business)First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell below a million again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. This happened before -- in early August -- before claims reversed course and bounced higher.Another 881,000 Americans filed initial claims for benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis.Continued jobless claims, which count people filing for benefits for at least two weeks in a row, stood at a sesaonally adjusted 13.3 million, more than 1 million lower than last week.A wonky aspect in the report: The Labor Department changed its methodology for seasonal adjustments starting with this report. Usually, seasonal adjustments are designed to smooth the data and make it more easily comparable. But during the pandemic's unprecedented effect on...
              Live from Virginia Tuesday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed columnist and contributor Liz Peek to the show. During the interview, Peek weighed in on Joe Biden’s recent visit to Pittsburgh, which she describes as an embarrassment because he didn’t engage with the press. She later added that only now he is coming out of his basement because the Democrats are realizing that the violence is no longer...
    Convalescent plasma from a recovered coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient is seen at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest during the outbreak in Seattle, Washington, April 17, 2020.Lindsey Wasson | Reuters A panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday there is "insufficient data" to show convalescent plasma works against the coronavirus, refuting claims made by President Donald Trump and the head of the Food and Drug Administration. The panel said it reviewed available data on the treatment and found no data from "well-controlled, adequately powered randomized clinical trials that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of convalescent plasma" for the treatment of Covid-19. It also said "there was no difference in 7-day survival" for patients, contradicting FDA...
    Stock futures flat in overnight trading after S&P 500 and Dow notch best August since 1980s 2020 Street Rodder Road Tour Buyers Guide! Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy Alert Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Amazon If you're like us, you know the benefits of silk sheets—and may own a silk eye mask or pillowcase—but have yet to take the full plunge. Prepare to say, "see ya," to stubborn crease marks and unpleasant rest, and...
      Unemployed Minnesotans who are eligible can begin receiving an extra $300 per week by the end of this week or early next week under the Lost Wages Assistance Program. It’s a little different than the $600 subsidy for unemployment from earlier in the pandemic which ended in July. Here’s a primer on how it works. Who’s eligible to receive the $300 benefit? The eligibility requirements are the same as they would be when applying for unemployment benefits except the applicant must be receiving a weekly unemployment benefit amount of at least $100 and must be unemployed due to COVID-19. Those applying must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.; be unemployed or working substantially reduced hours through no...
    Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has shared a new video stressing on the importance of sports, on the occasion of National Sports Day on Saturday. In the Instagram video, she is seen trying her hand at archery. “A child’s mind and body are like wet clay. So, I believe it is imperative that we introduce our kids to as many sporting activities as is possible. It helps inculcate sportsman spirit, a sense of healthy competition, ample physical activity, and is a good way to build an appetite. National Sports Day 2020: Govt Making Numerous Efforts to Popularise Sports and Support Sporting Talent in India, Says PM Narendra Modi Also, once they take a liking to a sport and develop the habit...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceLosing the extra $600 unemployment benefit may not have stopped Americans from spending money, J.P. Morgan credit card data shows ‘We see little sign that the benefit expiration has marked a major turning point for the overall economy,’ one J.P. Morgan economist said. What’s an SOS advance directive? What medical ethics experts think and who is using them Not since the 1918 pandemic has this country contemplated rationing vital medical resources on a wide scale. As Louisiana recovers from Hurricane Laura, here’s what homeowners should know about the fine print in their insurance policies Standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover damage from some types of natural disasters. Is this the bottle that...
    Whether or not you believe the now-expired $600 weekly unemployment benefit was overly generous or not, like stimulus checks, they allowed more Americans to spend money. But even without the enhanced unemployment benefit, Americans are still reaching for their wallets in stores, restaurants and auto dealerships, data show. In July, personal spending rose by 1.9%, the government said Friday. That spending happened while more than 30 million jobless Americans were receiving an additional $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits on top of what they were receiving from their state. That benefit, a provision in the CARES Act, ended at the end of July, and as a result, the average amount of weekly unemployment benefits Americans received fell to $257...
    A day after she claimed that several Bollywood celebrities are into narcotics, actor Kangana Ranaut on Thursday motivated people to consume healthy and natural food items. The ‘Queen’ actor took to Twitter to share a picture of herself holding a glass full of fresh sugarcane juice and said that while drugs bring people down, healthy and nutritious food items such as fruit juices take them up. “Drugs might take you high for sometime but inevitably it throws you down into the depths of depression, consume things that only take you up never down, earth has so much to offer, look at this freshly squeezed chilled sugarcane juice with a pinch of pink salt and lemon juice,” she tweeted. Kangana Ranaut’s Views...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Last week nearly 23,000 Coloradans filed for unemployment benefits. That is about 4,000 more than the week before. (credit: CBS) Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, the state has paid out $4.7 billion in unemployment benefits. Nationally, more than 1 million Americans filed for initial jobless claims last week.
    Bucks show what it means to use platform for change The Most Underrated Meals from Your Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants The Most Important Social Security Chart Youll Ever See Social Security benefits are an important source of retirement income, but for many current and future retirees, they are too important.  © Provided by The Motley Fool The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See That's because millions of Americans are currently too reliant on Social Security or will be in the future. Monthly Social Security checks aren't meant to be your sole source of retirement income, and if you expect them to be, they'll provide you with far too little money.  To better understand just how big of a...
    Micellar water is a substance that refreshes the skin without any subsequent irritation It is likely that the term “micellar waterIs strange or unknown to you. However, micellar water is a liquid that promises a lot for our health, as you will see through the following benefits that we present here. What is micellar water? According to an entry in Health 180, micellar water is a solution of molecules that act as a magnet against dirt on the skin, trapping such dirt and balancing the pH in the process. Specifically, micellar water is composed of molecules that have a bipolar structure that simultaneously attracts and repels water. This fact allows the micellar water to clean the skin and hydrate it...
    Entertainment : Borage, from its scientific name Borago officinalis, is a plant that has been used since Antiquity. This herb, native to North Africa, is part of the borraginaceae family and grows particularly in dry and sunny places. Borage consists of a straight, solid, thick stalk bristling with hairs. Its leaves are broad, slightly fleshy and wavy. As for its flowers, they are, in general, blue in the shape of a star but they can sometimes be white or pink. Borage is often used in cosmetics. In addition to enhancing hair, skin and nails, this plant is renowned for its medicinal properties. What are the medicinal properties of borage? It’s no longer a secret: borage is excellent for...
    Tenants of the Woodner apartment building in Washington, D.C., protest to demand their rent be forgiven during the Covid-19 pandemic.NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Unemployed workers living in most U.S. cities can't cover basic living expenses with jobless benefits alone. In fact, Americans living in just 12 out of 109 metro areas could afford rent, food and transportation with state unemployment insurance, according to a recent analysis published by Clever Real Estate. That's largely a result of two factors: high cost of living and the relatively meager generosity of some state unemployment benefits. Some of the shortfalls were steep. More from Personal Finance:Medicare open enrollment is coming upPayPal, consumer groups battle over company's credit line for school costsMore than 5...
    Philadelphian's rallied at City Hall before taking to the streets to demand Congress return and come to a deal on Unemployment and other key features of the HEROES Act in Philadelphia, PA, on August 20, 2020.NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Most states have gotten approval to offer workers at least $300 a week in extra unemployment benefits. But more than a dozen haven't — and that leaves millions of workers without additional aid and wondering when, or if, it will come. The dynamic is playing out at a time when jobs are scarce and financial relief measures, such as housing protections and low-interest loans for small businesses, have expired. So far, 32 states will offer an extra $300 a week...
    Unemployment benefits have begun their distribution in only two states in the country In Arizona near 400,000 people unemployed became during the past week the first citizens to receive the extra $ 300 in weekly unemployment benefits after the publication of the executive measures taken by President Donald Trump. Of the twenty-six states where the new unemployment assistance has been approved, eighteen of them voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina three of the six key states are considered in the presidential election in November. Trump’s memorandum signed on August 8 calls for the distribution of the additional weekly federal unemployment benefit of $ 300 dollars in addition to the state benefits that the...
    (CNN)States are quickly receiving approval to provide jobless residents with President Donald Trump's $300 weekly emergency unemployment benefit, but it may still take some time before people see the boost in their checks.Some 30 states had been accepted into Trump's Lost Wages Assistance grant program as of Monday evening, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is administering it. FEMA has already awarded more than $14 billion in grants to states, the agency said. However, few states have begun distributing that money to jobless residents, since they have to implement new protocols to do so. The program is not part of the traditional unemployment benefits system. How much longer until the US economy is back to normal? This new...
    Carlos Dunlap thought Bengals response to George Floyd was lacking The 4 States With the Biggest COVID Spikes Are Not Where Youd Expect 3 Things You Need to Know About Working and Collecting Social Security at the Same Time Social Security is a complex program with lots of intricate rules. The more you learn about it, the easier it'll be to make the most of your benefits. Social Security has specific rules when it comes to working and collecting benefits at the same time. Here are a few things you should know that might affect your plans. © Provided by The Motley Fool 3 Things You Need to Know About Working and Collecting Social Security at the Same Time...
    Everlane Everlane has launched reusable non-medical grade face masks ($15-$25) that range from tie-dye and floral prints to basic neutrals. For every 100% Human Face Mask pack sold, Everlane says it will donate 10% of sales to the ACLU. You can shop the masks in select colors in two-packs ($15), three-packs ($18), and five-packs ($25).  Read more: The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public — here are 22 retail brands now making face masks you can buy online Everlane is one of the many retailers making cloth face masks for the public.  The company currently has six options for reusable, non-medical grade face masks. Each is made from a double-layer knit fabric and has cotton-Lycra...
    Tom Conway August 23, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. Kenny Overstreet scrounges every penny — and even sells the eggs his chickens lay — to make ends meet after Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) furloughed him and hundreds of other workers at its Jackson, Alabama, site. Before the COVID-19 recession struck, the 61-year-old saved a little whenever he could for the retirement he planned to take in a couple of years. : But now, he scrimps to pay monthly bills and prays PCA calls him back to work before he blows through the nest egg he spent decades building. Millions of unemployed workers need strong, rational leadership to guide them through these perilous...
    Joel Embiid not completely bought in with Sixers? All the fall things youll want from Target Thanks to the Stimulus Bill, Taxes on Retirement Income and Social Security Could Be Lower Taxes in retirement can take a big bite out of the money you have available to you. If you have a traditional IRA or 401(k), you'll typically be taxed on withdrawals as ordinary income. And if your countable income exceeds a certain threshold, you could even find yourself being subject to tax on up to 85% of your Social Security benefits.  © Provided by The Motley Fool Thanks to the Stimulus Bill, Taxes on Retirement Income and Social Security Could Be Lower The good news is, you may...
    VIDEO1:1101:11Why some states may have unfair unemployment systemsThe Exchange States are starting to take action around an extra $300 weekly unemployment benefit being offered by the federal government.  But, as is the case with most aspects of the nation's unemployment system, details will vary by state. Kentucky and Montana, for example, are giving $400 instead of the prevailing $300. Some states expect weeks to go by before workers receive the assistance, while Arizona started paying it this week. More from Personal Finance:Eviction protections are quickly disappearingExtra $300 in unemployment benefits not coming soonWhat Joe Biden plans to do for student loan borrowers The speed with which the payments arrive will partly depend on when — or even if — states apply with...
    The legal drama began last year when California’s legislature signed Assembly Bill 5 (also known as AB5) into law. The intent of the law was to force gig economy companies such as Uber, Lyft and Doordash to reclassify their workers as employees so that they can get benefits like minimum wage, overtime, paid leave and healthcare — the latter of which has become even more important during the pandemic.  The reason this law affects companies like Uber and Lyft is that they are reliant on independent contractors, but AB5 has pushed to explicitly define what that term means. It’s a result of a landmark 2018 California Supreme Court ruling which required the so-called “ABC test’ (which is already used by...
    Reigning champion Shibuno set to miss cut at womens Open What the pandemic means for your health insurance costs The argument that unemployment benefits keep Americans from going back to work isnt just misleading — its dangerous in a time when we need more support than ever © Anton Petrus/Getty Images Right now we have twin crises. Anton Petrus/Getty Images Annie Fadely is the senior policy and programs associate at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator based out of Seattle, and a producer of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast.  In the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, professor Trevon Logan says that the CARES Act was created with the belief that a robust pandemic response would make the situation better...
    Matthew Rozsa August 21, 2020 8:59AM (UTC) Despite President Donald Trump's boasts about the America's economy, a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that initial unemployment claims rose by more than 1.1 million last week — suggesting the economy is still far from healthy.  "In the week ending August 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,106,000, an increase of 135,000 from the previous week's revised level," the Bureau of Labor Statistics wrote in a report on Thursday. This constitutes an increase of 135,000 from the rate on the previous week, which was revised upward in the recent report. Without being adjusted seasonally, the number of people who filed regular first-time claims for unemployment...
    The U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday that national jobless claims last week again surpassed a million—a revelation that led some economists to issue new calls for Congress to re-implement the $600 pandemic-related weekly boost to unemployment benefits that Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump let expire at the end of July. Andrew Stettner, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, responded on Twitter with a jab at the debunked GOP talking point that the boost to unemployment insurance (UI) discouraged Americans from returning to work: Initial claims for state UI increased last week, once again crossing the 1 million claim threshold (S.A.) after dropping below it the week before. Another half million newly applied to PUA. —...
    If you like nature, surely you have a house full of plants. Not only that, maybe on your terrace or balcony you have a few garden-type pots. An urban garden is always a fun option to be able to dedicate time to an activity that relaxes us and to grow our own food. We are not always lucky enough to have an outdoor space to be able to set up our particular “garden”, but a world of possibilities opens up before our eyes. One of them? A vertical garden in our kitchen. This is how the experts from the Silestone Institute tell it, a platform dedicated to researching and disseminating the kitchen space. They explain that “the kitchen in...
    James Walton, director of inventory and warehousing for Helping Harvest, carries a box of food to a car, in Reading, Pennsylvania, May 29, 2020.Ben Hasty | Reading Eagle | Getty Images A jump in jobless claims back above 1 million could be a warning that the labor market faces a setback and the economy's comeback could be slowing. Economists said the reason for the rise back to 1.1 million claims in the week of Aug. 15, from the previous week of a revised 971,000 was unclear but some say the economy needs more stimulus to keep rebounding. A new fiscal stimulus package has stalled in Congress, as Democrats and Republicans disagree on how much to spend to help the...
    DENVER (CBS4)– More than 18,000 Coloradans filed for unemployment last week. That’s an increase of more than 3,000 claims than the week before. (credit: CBS) More than 713,000 claims have been filed since the coronavirus pandemic started in March. In that same time, the state has paid more than $4.5 billion in benefits.
    (Bloomberg) – Unemployment claims in the United States surged unexpectedly last week, a setback for the job market on its long road to recovery. Initial jobless claims in regular state programs rose 135,000 to more than 1.1 million in the week ending Aug. 15, Labor Department data showed Thursday. Continuing claims, or the total number of Americans who have ongoing jobless claims in those programs, fell to 14.8 million in the week ending Aug. 8, the lowest level since early April. The median estimate from a Bloomberg survey of economists was 920,000 initial applications in the past week, which coincides with the survey period for the government’s monthly employment report. S&P 500 index futures fell, while the yield on the...
    College Football May Not Happen at All This Year. And Maybe We Dont Deserve It States with the most super commuters 10 states have started to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — if you live in these states, you’re next on the list More than 250,000 unemployed people in Arizona became the first Americans to receive an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits on Monday following executive actions taken by President Donald Trump. © Getty Images Ten states have been approved to use FEMA funds to make additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits payments. Only one state, Arizona, had distributed these funds as of Tuesday. The Trump memorandum signed Aug. 8 at his New Jersey golf club calls for...
    Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell deal appears to have been finalized How Covid-19 is transforming grocery e-commerce in Dubai 10 states have started to receive $300 extra in unemployment benefits — if you live in these states, you’re next on the list More than 250,000 unemployed people in Arizona became the first Americans to receive an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits on Monday following executive actions taken by President Donald Trump. © Getty Images Ten states have been approved to use FEMA funds to make additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits payments. Only one state, Arizona, had distributed these funds as of Tuesday. The Trump memorandum signed Aug. 8 at his New Jersey golf club calls for the distribution of an...
    By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma public school superintendent has tested positive for the coronavirus. leading the district to temporarily close its only school for a deep cleaning, an official said Wednesday. The Coyle school district learned Wednesday that Superintendent Terry Zink tested positive for the virus, according Dean of Students Shane Weathers. “He just feels bad he can't be here to protect his staff and teachers,” Weathers told The Associated Press. The district, which started its school year on Aug. 10 with in-person instruction and distance learning available, canceled Thursday's classes so that the K-12 school can get a deep cleaning. It will reopen Monday with virtual learning only and plans to resume in-person...
    Matthew Rozsa August 19, 2020 8:59PM (UTC) Though the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved funding which will allow seven states to provide a $300 weekly supplement to existing unemployment benefits — a policy implemented by President Donald Trump through an executive order earlier this month — a recent memo from the same agency implies that states are only guaranteed three weeks of federal funding for the important economy-rescuing subsidy. "FEMA will use data from the Department of Labor, as well as state data received on applications to project the overall funding distributions," FEMA explained in a recent memo. "Approved grant applicants will receive an initial obligation of three weeks of needed funding. Additional disbursements will be made...
    It’s amazing how much nutrition one tiny seed can contain. All seeds are some of the most powerful foods one can eat containing amino acids (protein), iron, B vitamins, and magnesium. Hemp seeds are one of the most popular types of seeds and the highest sources of plant-based protein. They’re seamless to digest and contain roughly 13 grams of protein in just 3 tablespoons. Hemp seed protein powder has even more with 13-15 grams depending on the type and brand. Hemp seeds, like other seeds, can also be used anywhere making them incredibly versatile in a variety of recipes. Their mild, slightly nutty flavor can be paired with savory or sweet ingredients, and they even have the ability to cream...
    Kenny Overstreet scrounges every penny—and even sells the eggs his chickens lay—to make ends meet after Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) furloughed him and hundreds of other workers at its Jackson, Alabama, site. Before the COVID-19 recession struck, the 61-year-old saved a little whenever he could for the retirement he planned to take in a couple of years. But now, he scrimps to pay monthly bills and prays PCA calls him back to work before he blows through the nest egg he spent decades building. Millions of unemployed workers need strong, rational leadership to guide them through these perilous times. But instead of a sage and ardent champion in the White House, they’re stuck with a president whose incompetence fueled...
    Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Researchers may have figured out how to create a healthier version of milk chocolate using food scraps like peanut skins and coffee grounds to boost antioxidant levels.  Dark chocolate is naturally healthier because it's high in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, which are linked to health benefits but can sometimes have a bitter taste.  This new research could combine the health benefits of dark chocolate with the creamy texture and sweeter flavor of milk chocolate, which consumers tend to prefer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Creamy, delicious milk chocolate is one of the most beloved treats worldwide. But with that appealing taste comes a hefty amount of sugar (and fat), making milk chocolate far less...
    Saints like what they’re seeing so far from Jameis Winston Time-tested products that are now obsolete This Is the Best Age to Claim Social Security for Almost 6 in 10 Retirees Many decisions you'll make at retirement will impact your financial situation later in life. One of the most important is when you claim Social Security retirement benefits. You can start getting your checks when you're just 62 years old, but you also have the option to wait until as late as 70 -- and the longer you wait, the higher the amount of your monthly check. © Provided by The Motley Fool This Is the Best Age to Claim Social Security for Almost 6 in 10 Retirees For...
    CLAIM: “The U.S. Postal Service. It is central to so much of our lives. Veterans count on the post office to get their prescriptions. Social Security beneficiaries count on the post office to get their checks,” Eva Longoria said Monday night during the first night of the Democrat convention. VERDICT: FALSE. Currently, the Social Security Administration pays approximately 98.8 percent of benefits electronically. Just 1.2 percent of benefits are paid by mailed checks. This is not a new development. Social Security has almost exclusively been paid by direct deposit for several years. Unless specifically requested otherwise, all new enrollees for benefits receive them by direct deposit. Breitbart News pointed this out last week when Barack Obama and other Democrat political...
    For years we’ve been told dark chocolate is better for us. But scientists have good news – they’ve found a way of making milk chocolate healthier. Dark chocolate, which usually has a more bitter taste, contains phenolic compounds which can act as an antioxidant.  It has anti-inflammatory properties and can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers working for the United States government have found how to incorporate these benefits in milk chocolate by adding peanut skin extract – usually leftover when peanut butter and sweets are made. This raises the antioxidant levels while maintaining the chocolate’s sweet flavour and creamy texture.  For years we’ve been told dark chocolate is better for us. But scientists have good news –...
    Shivers went up my spine when I heard that the TRUST Act might be included as part of additional action on COVID-19. It sounds like a benign piece of bipartisan legislation, but it could well lead to major cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The TRUST Act would create “Rescue Committees” for any federal government trust fund spending more than $20 billion annually that faces insolvency by 2035. Under these criteria, the TRUST Act would apply to Social Security’s Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) program, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance (HI) component, and the Highway Trust Fund. (Social Security’s separate Disability Insurance Trust Fund is scheduled to run out of money in 2065.) Each Rescue Committee would consist of 12...
    Joe Hart close to Tottenham move Politicians who tested positive for COVID-19 Why It Pays to Claim Social Security at 70 -- Despite the Long Wait Your Social Security benefits are calculated based on your earnings during your 35 highest-paid years on the job. That's a formula you don't have any control over. What you can control, however, is how high or low your monthly benefit ends up being based on that formula. © Provided by The Motley Fool Why It Pays to Claim Social Security at 70 -- Despite the Long Wait If you claim Social Security at full retirement age, or FRA, you'll get the full monthly benefit your earnings history entitles you to. FRA is either...
    London (CNN Business)For as long as there have been cities, their residents have agreed to an unwritten contract. They tolerate cramped living quarters, noise and pollution. In exchange, they get the vibrancy that rural towns often lack. The pandemic has broken that contract. And many city dwellers are ready to move."All of the benefits of London are gone now," Michael, 29, said while sitting in the garden of his small London apartment. "The pubs, the clubs, and the bars have all shut, or they're open in very odd circumstances." London's pubs and restaurants have been gradually reopening since July, when the coronavirus lockdown that turned one of the world's liveliest urban meccas into a virtual ghost town began to ease....
    Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUS blocking private charter flights to Cuba Biden, Harris to address Democratic convention from Chase Center in Delaware Kamala Harris is now under the protection of Secret Service: report MORE said Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE is actively kneecapping the Postal Service, a move that is "unheard of."  In an interview with his former campaign manager David Plouffe, Obama said the GOP “for quite some time has actively tried to discourage people's votes from counting in all kinds of ways, whether it's voter ID...
    Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceCDC director warns America is in for the ‘worst fall…we’ve ever had’ The coronavirus isn’t the only public health crisis looming this autumn ‘Cultural change must still happen inside offices’: What Kamala Harris as VP nominee means for the glass ceiling — and the gender pay gap White women account for 30% of entry level jobs and women of color account for 18% of entry-level jobs, according to one 2019 survey. THE BIG MOVE: I work in Silicon Valley, but my job is now remote. I can finally live somewhere cheaper. Where should I go? The coronavirus pandemic has caused many Americans to move in search of bigger, more affordable homes....
    Flavored seltzer may contain citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. ASSOCIATED PRESS There is no hard evidence that plain seltzer is bad for you, but some flavored seltzers contain citric acid, which can contribute to tooth decay. But seltzer also has many benefits, including helping you feel more full and relieving constipation. Seltzer is also mostly water, so it is effective for hydration. This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Many people are turning to seltzer, a type of sparkling water, as a healthier alternative to drinking soda. In fact, the amount of seltzer sold...
    Photos: Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club What Beauty Buys to Pick Up During the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Unemployment benefits: First-time claims fall below 1 million for the first time since March Another 963,000 Americans filed for regular first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis — the first time in five months that number has dipped below 1 million, the Department of Labor said Thursday. © Nick Oxford/The Washington Post/Getty Images It was the lowest number of weekly initial claims since mid-March, when the pandemic shut down the US economy. Load Error For 20 straight weeks, the number of people filing for first time-unemployment consistently came in at more than 1 million, peaking...
    For the first time during the pandemic, weekly jobless claims dipped below 1 million, but there are likely many more Americans who qualify for unemployment benefits who didn’t apply. When the $2 trillion CARES Act passed in March, self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers and other nontraditional workers became eligible for unemployment benefits. Even though the federally-funded $600 a week in enhanced unemployment benefits, which was also part of the CARES Act, expired on July 31, these types of workers can still collect state-level unemployment benefits through the end of the year. “ ‘There is definitely a chance that the loss of the $600 is changing claimant behavior’ ” — Michele Evermore, a senior policy analyst at the...
    For the first time since early March — or nearly 5 months — the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits last week dropped to under 1 million, according to Department of Labor statistics. What are the details?The Labor Department news release, posted Thursday morning, recorded 963,000 weekly initial jobless claims, a figure that beat economists' predictions of 1.1 million. CNBC reported the figure as "a sign that the labor market is continuing its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic." "In the week ending August 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 963,000, a decrease of 228,000 from the previous week's revised level," the news release said, adding: "The 4-week moving average was 1,252,750, a decrease of...
    New claims for jobless benefits have dropped below one million in a week for the first time since March. The Department of Labor on Thursday said that 963,000 people applied for unemployment benefits for the week ended August 8, down from a revised 1.19 million the week prior.  The decline suggests that layoffs are slowing, though last week's figure still exceeds the pre-pandemic record of just under 700,000.  The number of continuing claims, including people receiving non-traditional benefits such as gig workers, was 28 million, down slightly from 31 million the week before. Although the declining numbers marked a positive trend for a job market battered by coronavirus shutdowns, the claims figures still remain at historically high levels, as the...
    The number of out-of-work people filing for unemployment benefits fell below 1 million for the first time since March, when the coronavirus pandemic brought the economy to a standstill. Even so, the number of weekly jobless claims remains far higher than before the crisis.  About 963,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending August 8, a decrease of 228,000 from the previous week, the Department of Labor said on Thursday. Economists had expected claims to be above 1 million for the most recent week.  Another 489,000 Americans filed for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a new federal program that aims to cushion self-employed and gig workers from the resulting economic fallout. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Although...
    New York (CNN Business)Another 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor said Thursday.This was the lowest number of weekly initial claims since the pandemic shut down the US economy. It is the first time in five months that fewer than 1 million have filed for first-time jobless benefits.Economists say it's encouraging that claims for unemployment are going down because it means people keep returning to work. That said, the persistently high claims numbers also tell us this recovery won't be an easy or quick feat.Continued jobless claims, which count people who have filed for unemployment benefits for a at least two weeks in a row, stood at 15.5 million.This...
    AMERICAN’S may not see their next wave of stimulus checks until September at earliest if Congress cannot come to an agreement by Friday. Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said, “If we can get a fair deal, we’re willing to do it this week,” when asked about a stimulus plan during an interview with CNBC. 5Americans may have to wait until September to see the next wave of stimulus checks if Congress can't reach a deal by FridayCredit: Getty Images - Getty Lawmakers appear to still be deadlocked after more than two weeks of negotiation, even as a union representative for the IRS said the agency is in “a better position” to send stimulus checks in August than it...
    Meaghan Ellis August 12, 2020 0 Comments House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is outlining the benefits of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden having Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his vice presidential pick. During an appearance on CNN Wednesday, Clyburn recalled the discussions he’d had with Biden as his campaign team vetted vice presidential candidates. Clyburn noted that Harris’ dreams and aspirations align with Biden’s but the differences in their backgrounds can serve as a means of bridging the gap between two different worlds. The high-ranking Democrat also insists Harris’ proven ability to “[break] through in areas” where women never have before brings a new “aura” to the Biden campaign. “With the success that she’s had breaking through in...
    Getty Business Insider Taking a vacation during the pandemic can be a source of personal and public scrutiny. It may cause you to wonder whether you're being selfish or reckless, and there's no question that the decision comes with an enormous amount of privilege. But not all getaways are morally "wrong," and responsible trips can be critical for your well-being and relationships.   Like many other activities we choose to participate in during the pandemic, it's important to weigh the risks and benefits, and staying home indefinitely has its own negative consequences.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kyle Wright felt like a hypocrite. Just a month or so earlier, he'd been shaking his head at...
    Yoga has been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety, improve flexibility, and can lower inflammation, among many other positive benefits. There are many different ways to practice yoga, as there are a wide variety of intensities and styles depending on what you're looking for — and there are many available to stream online or via a smartphone app. We've tested an assortment of the top online and app-based yoga services to find the best currently available, no matter if you're looking for daily practice, something free, or classes taught by renown instructors. Our top pick, Alo Moves, has a great variety of yoga practice such as Hatha and Astanga, while also offering a selection of cardio, HIIT, and...
              U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) wants federal officials to continue sending $600 a week to unemployed people. Cohen also wants more people in Memphis to fill out their 2020 Census forms — so that city residents can continue to qualify for the same amount of government benefits they’re already getting. Cohen said this to the Memphis-based WATN this week. “I think it’s better if we compromise to make sure first the $600 is there on unemployment as we get the money there to people who are out of jobs, and the $1,200 goes to everybody with jobs or out of jobs,” Cohen told the station. As The Tennessee Star reported this week, U.S....
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceWill a vaccine protect me? Does sunshine help? These are the most widely shared COVID-19 myths and conspiracy theories Cold weather, snow, sunshine, antibiotics, vitamins and alcohol do NOT protect you from coronavirus. But what about goggles or wearing masks outdoors? This is when people with COVID-19 are at the greatest risk of spreading the virus The actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 20 million, scientists say. Dr. Fauci tells Americans to be mindful of these important limitations about any future coronavirus vaccine ‘You must never abandon the public-health approach,’ Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a live streamed...
    The lost wage assistance program could be difficult to implement as it excludes workers with the lowest wages The FBI reported that unemployment insurance fraud increased during the pandemic. Photo: ERIC BARADAT / . / . Under the executive order that President Donald Trump signed on Saturday to provide $ 400 in unemployment benefits per week, it will be insufficient to face the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, a group of economists and unemployment experts warn. Among the four executive orders signed by President Trump before the failure of the negotiations in Congress to extend financial aid, the new order will allow to extend weekly unemployment benefits but now at a reduced rate of...