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Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspend operations in some US cities with curfews News 

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspend operations in some US cities with curfews

In order to comply with local curfew orders, food delivery platform DoorDash and ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are temporarily suspending service in some cities across the US, CNBC reported. More than three dozen cities have implemented curfews following demonstrations protesting the May 25th death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police in several cities used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters, and some businesses were vandalized. A Lyft spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the company is following the direction of local government. She did not…

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10 Ways to Pay Your Taxes This Year News 

10 Ways to Pay Your Taxes This Year

WHILE THE MAJORITY OF tax filers will receive a tax refund this year, millions of others have to send tax payments to the government. For tax year 2018, about 27 million tax returns required payment at time of filing by late July, for a total of about $140 billion in outstanding taxes. If you owe, get familiar with your payment options because while you can get an extension for filing your tax return, you don’t get extra time to pay. The only way to know whether you owe or not…

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How to get an Airbnb refund due to coronavirus cancellation News 

How to get an Airbnb refund due to coronavirus cancellation

Canceling vacation rentals due to the coronavirus pandemic could result in a refund. Those who booked through short-term home rental website Airbnb before COVID-19 hit in mid-March could get some or all of their money back on rental bookings depending on when the trip is scheduled and the host’s policy. Reservations or stays made on or before March 14 of this year with a check-in date that’s between mid-March and June 30 may be canceled before check-in, according to Airbnb’s website. Guests will have the option to cancel or get…

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How to make money on eBay News 

How to make money on eBay

EBay is an e-commerce website that allows anyone to sell new or used items on their own terms under eBay’s policies. The platform has 182 million global shoppers and takes 10 percent of a seller’s final value price once an item sells. Selling on eBay is a relatively easy way to earn extra cash. Here’s how it’s done: 1. Create an eBay account The first step to selling on eBay is creating an account here. Users can sign up with their Facebook, Google or Apple accounts. 2. Select product for…

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review: The best smart lock just got better News 

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review: The best smart lock just got better

August smart locks are popular, and for good reason. They’re easy to install without replacing your deadbolt and smart enough to work with smart home setups for Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. We gave multiple generations of August locks our Editors’ Choice Award for their easy installation, great app and smart home integration. August is back with its new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. Slimmed down and further smartened, it’s the best one yet. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi, negating the need for the extra August Connect ($58 at…

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FDA authorizes at-home coronavirus test that uses your spit News 

FDA authorizes at-home coronavirus test that uses your spit

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a second at-home test for the coronavirus — one that can detect the virus using saliva samples. The test is made by a Rutgers University laboratory, RUCDR Infinite Biologics, in partnership with Spectrum Solutions and Accurate Diagnostic Labs. The Rutgers test uses a saliva collection device and must be sent back to the lab for testing. You can only receive the test if it’s been ordered through a physician. “This provides an additional option for the easy, safe, and convenient collection of samples…

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Chipotle increases local sourcing, issuing coronavirus scholarships, grants News 

Chipotle increases local sourcing, issuing coronavirus scholarships, grants

Chipotle Mexican Grill is continuing its support for sustainable farmers with its Chipotle Local Grower Support Initiative, which provides financial support to small- and medium-sized growers of fresh produce for personnel, technology, training and testing. In 2019, Chipotle increased its total purchase of locally grown produce by 20 percent – upping 29 million pounds of its fresh product to 35.5 million, according to the company’s newly released 2019 Sustainability Report. By purchasing local, Chipotle states it is strengthening local economies while reducing the total distance that food needs to travel…

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4 Best Food Delivery Apps – Which Should You Use to Order From? News 

4 Best Food Delivery Apps – Which Should You Use to Order From?

There’s no serious question that mobile-friendly food delivery apps make quality restaurant meals more accessible for all. Independent restaurants that can’t afford to keep delivery personnel on staff (or that don’t want to deal with the added complexity) now turn to ubiquitous apps like DoorDash and Grubhub, which also happen to offer diners a substantial number of restaurant choices. In the United States, a handful of nationwide apps with hundreds of thousands of restaurant partners — DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats, Grubhub, and Seamless — dominate the food delivery game. None radically…

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49 Malls To Re-Open By May 4: Which Locations Are Resuming Operations? News 

49 Malls To Re-Open By May 4: Which Locations Are Resuming Operations?

As coronavirus stay-at-home orders begin to lift, the largest mall operator in the U.S. is reportedly looking to open a number of its malls and outlet centers across the nation, starting on Friday. According to an internal memo obtained by CNBC, Simon Property Group (SPG) is preparing to re-open as many as 49 malls and outlets in locations where nonessential businesses are now allowed to operate. The malls are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, and Texas and have staggered opening dates from Friday…

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It looks like Apple Pay is down, preventing you from paying your Apple Card bill News 

It looks like Apple Pay is down, preventing you from paying your Apple Card bill

An Apple Pay outage is causing Apple Card problems, leaving users unable to pay their bills or lock their cards. Apple says that an ongoing outage is preventing some Apple Card users from paying their bill and accessing other features in the Wallet app on iOS. The outage started at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Apple writes on its System Status webpage: Some users may not be able to pay their Apple Card bill, lock/unlock their physical card, request a new or replacement physical card, or request a new card number….

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