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  • Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

    In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance. No longer a thing to be shoved mindlessly into a pocket, tucked into a worn wallet or thrown casually on a kitchen counter, money’s status has changed […]

  • Coronavirus may force hog farmers to kill 10M pigs by September

    U.S. pork farmers may be forced to euthanize as many as 10 million hogs by September as a result of production-plant shutdowns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Pork Producers Council.

  • Will you get a second coronavirus stimulus check? Everything we know so far

    The worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression prompted lawmakers earlier this year to send a direct check of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but the outlook is hazy for a second cash payment.

  • Delta Air Lines to retire Boeing 777 fleet as coronavirus crushes demand

    Nearly 177,000 passengers were screened at TSA checkpoints across the country on Wednesday, compared to more than 2.3 million a year ago – a more than 92 percent decrease.

  • Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says

    WASHINGTON – If you’re among the millions of Americans still waiting for the coronavirus stimulus payment to land in your bank account, time is running out to provide the IRS with your necessary direct deposit information. On Friday, the IRS said eligible taxpayers who have not yet received their money — up to $1,200 for individuals earning less than $99,000 — have until noon on Wednesday, May 13, to use the “Get My Payment” portal to submit direct deposit information. “After noon Wednesday, the […]

  • Receiving extra coronavirus unemployment benefits? How to avoid a big tax hit

    To avoid an unexpected tax hit next year, unemployment recipients have two options.

  • Nasdaq turns positive for 2020 as investors bet on economic recovery

    U.S. equity markets rose on Thursday as investors focused on the early stages of an economic recovery as more states began reopening businesses. Also, record jobless claims showed signs of stabilizing.

  • Coronavirus-related debt mounting? These steps can help reduce it

    Small business owners across the country are struggling to make ends meet amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has either reduced or completely shuttered operations for many since mid-March. For a number of businesses, the issues won’t resolve entirely once local economies reopen, either. Social distancing guidelines are expected to remain in place, which will change how many businesses operate, including everything from cleaning protocols to employees’ shifts. Expenses associated with these unforeseen circumstances can add up – and many small businesses may find […]

  • Ritz Cheese Cracker sandwiches recalled after peanut butter discovered inside

    A “limited quantity” of Ritz Cracker’s Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size products are being voluntarily recalled after there was a mix up in the packaging, according to Mondelēz International, which owns Ritz. While the outer packaging of its Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size products indicates that the product is of cheese variety, the individually-wrapped sandwiches inside the package actually contain peanut butter. However, the outer carton does show allergen advisory indicating that the product “may contain peanuts,” Mondelēz said. Additionally, although the outer package was mislabeled, the 16, 1.35 oz. […]

  • Amazon VP resigns after accusing company of ‘firing whistleblowers’

    A vice president at Amazon Web Services said Monday he resigned after five years on the job, accusing Amazon of “firing whistleblowers” concerned about worker safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Bray said his last day at Amazon was Friday and that he raised concerns “through the proper channels and by the book” about Amazon’s termination of Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, who are members of the activist group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice. Bray lives and works in Canada. Friday was my last day at Amazon:[Server’s running […]

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