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  • Students who counted on work-study jobs now struggle. Work-study jobs may seem like a perk, but in a normal year, the program provides nearly $1.2 billion in help for college for more than 612,000 students across the country. They are paid at least minimum wage
  • 1 in 4 Americans already finished holiday shopping. Americans are getting ready to celebrate the holidays with more Zoom calls and online shopping than expected, making them plan ahead of time for their holiday shopping.  Over 25% of consumers have already completed their
  • Digital hygiene in the Zoom era. Whelp, here we are. In a recent poll, one in four American workers said they’d been working from home entirely. The line between our personal and professional spaces may be blurred, but in
  • To limit tech, some say a new regulator is needed. Even as the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search and search advertising, a growing number of legal experts and economists have started questioning whether traditional antitrust
  • How much does a hotel’s ventilation system matter. The effectiveness of air filtration and ventilation on airplanes is still not totally clear: While some studies suggest the chances of contracting coronavirus on a flight are low, some risk remains. But health experts’
  • The police can probably break into your phone. At least 2,000 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states now have tools to get into locked, encrypted phones and extract their data, according to years of public records collected in a report by Upturn, a Washington
  • McConnell moves to head off stimulus deal. The top Senate Republican told colleagues that he had advised the White House against striking a pre-election deal with Democrats to deliver pandemic aid, fearing political repercussions.
  • Here's how to get refunded on that international flight. When travelers found themselves with canceled plans as the coronavirus pandemic erupted, Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, says emails began pouring into his inbox from frustrated people waiting on rightfully owed
  • PayPal abrirá su red a las criptomonedas. PayPal Holdings Inc dijo el miércoles que permitirá a los clientes tener bitcoin y otras monedas virtuales en su cartera en línea y comprar con las criptomonedas en los 26 millones
  • FICO scores hit all-time high. The economy is a mess, but your credit score might not be. The average FICO credit score reached a record high of 711 in July despite the financial havoc wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic, according to
  • Why your dental bills could go up. Millions of Americans are delaying dental appointments over concerns about coronavirus infection, and that's likely to trigger increased fees for patients, job cuts for workers and fewer family practices.
  • Judge strikes down Trump plan to slash food stamps. A federal judge on Sunday formally struck down a Trump administration attempt to end food stamp benefits for nearly 700,000 unemployed people, blocking as “arbitrary and capricious” the first of three such planned measures
  • Medicare open enrollment is coming. Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and, given the COVID-19 pandemic, financial planners are urging beneficiaries to review and choose the plan that best suits their health care needs.

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