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3 Social Security mistakes married couples make News 

3 Social Security mistakes married couples make

Being married isn’t always easy. It takes compromise and a lot of work. And being a married couple while retired can pose a whole new set of unique challenges, from striking the balance between spending time together and alone time to managing your money. And speaking of the latter, there’s a good chance that Social Security will end up being an important source of income for you in retirement, so you’ll want to get your filing decisions just right. And that means steering clear of the following mistakes you could end up making when you’re…

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Twitter is launching its new verification policy on January 20th News 

Twitter is launching its new verification policy on January 20th

Twitter’s revamped verification policy is launching on January 20th, 2021, after Twitter pressed pause on the formal application process for more than three years. The new policy was refined with input from tens of thousands of user responses after Twitter confirmed in November it would be relaunching verification next year. That January date isn’t when the formal application process will relaunch, so you’ll have to wait a little bit longer if you’re itching to try and get a blue checkmark. Applications will open at some point in “early 2021,” a…

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New stimulus package details: How much in a second check, when will the bill pass? News 

New stimulus package details: How much in a second check, when will the bill pass?

A second stimulus check, $300 federal unemployment benefits and other COVID-19 relief bill aren’t a done deal yet. By Thursday evening, a bipartisan group of negotiators that include top Democrats and Republicans had not yet solidified a coronavirus stimulus package. One aspect of the $900 billion stimulus bill that may not be fully formed is a second stimulus check, which is leaning toward $600 for eligible adults and their dependents, the Washington Post and others reported. However, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley will continue to pursue a second stimulus check that…

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10 things in tech you need to know today Technology 

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching “Business Insider” in your flash briefing settings. And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today – launching soon! Google fired one of its top AI researchers. Timnit Gebru, a technical co-lead of Google’s ethical-artificial-intelligence team, said she was fired via email, and a source told Business Insider Google had been…

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Covid: What are the new rules for pubs and restaurants? News 

Covid: What are the new rules for pubs and restaurants?

Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Wales have stopped selling alcohol. Those in some parts of England have reopened, but with tougher rules and there are different restrictions in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are also special rules over the Christmas period.  What are the rules in Wales? Welsh pubs, restaurants and cafes are open, but they are banned from serving alcohol. Under new restrictions, hospitality venues will also have to close their doors to customers by 18:00 GMT. Businesses will, however, still be allowed to provide a takeaway service…

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The 11 most popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you can still get on sale Technology 

The 11 most popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you can still get on sale

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially come to an end, the deals aren’t quite over yet. In fact, some of our readers’ most-loved products from the big shopping weekend are still up for grabs at a steal.  From the oh-so-coveted Apple AirPods Pro to a winter-ready 4-quart cocotte from Staub, we’ve got the skinny on which deals were most shopped—and why. Ahead, keep scrolling to discover the 11 most popular products Reviewed readers bought this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The 11 most popular Cyber Monday deals you can still get 1. Apple AirPods Pro at Amazon for…

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Republican U.S. judges choose Constitution over Trump as election fraud cases keep failing News 

Republican U.S. judges choose Constitution over Trump as election fraud cases keep failing

If President Trump and his campaign’s legal team thought conservative-leaning federal judges would be especially sympathetic to their allegations of election fraud, the record is showing they were mistaken. Judges appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents alike have struck down the campaign’s allegations of voter fraud in every case on which they have ruled, according to a Yahoo News review of post-election federal complaints, active and closed, that were brought directly by the Trump campaign or by attorneys who are independently seeking to invalidate the results of the election in…

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Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing News 

Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the nationwide mandate he’s pushed before to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The move marks a notable shift from President Donald Trump, whose own skepticism of mask-wearing has contributed to a politicization of the issue. That’s made many people reticent to embrace a practice that public health experts say is one of the easiest ways to manage…

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Bad News: The New Stimulus Package Probably Won’t Include Checks News 

Bad News: The New Stimulus Package Probably Won’t Include Checks

When the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year, the federal government scrambled to provide much-needed financial relief to individuals and business owners. The $2 trillion CARES Act ― the largest stimulus package in U.S. history ― was signed in March. Included in the various relief measures were direct payments of $1,200 to qualifying individuals. Now that talks of another stimulus package are underway, Americans have been anxiously wondering whether they’ll receive another round of checks. Unfortunately, the latest legislation doesn’t include direct payments, and that’s unlikely to change in the final bill. But that doesn’t mean there’s no…

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Stimulus Checks Excluded From Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation News 

Stimulus Checks Excluded From Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Direct cash payments to most American households were one of the most popular and efficient measures Congress enacted as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, but lawmakers seem to have lost interest in another round of checks. Legislators this week resuscitated talks over a new coronavirus relief package, which includes new unemployment assistance, money for vaccine distribution and more aid for businesses and state governments. But none of the potential compromise proposals includes another round of stimulus checks. “We’re sending money out as a relief for people in distress,…

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