February 21, 2021

Day: February 21, 2021

How much of the $1,400 stimulus check could you get? Calculate your total

You can calculate how much money you and your household would get with a $1,400 stimulus check maximum.


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The outlines of a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per individual are being worked out over the next few weeks in Congress, but if you want to see how much you could expect to receive with the third payment, we can help now.

Congress is on track to approve President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package by mid-March, using a congressional budgeting tool that will bypass Republican’s expected opposition to the popular bill. If Congress keeps to

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For Black tour guides in Savannah, the historical is personal

In the months before the coronavirus came to the United States, a flurry of viral negative reviews for guided tours of Southern homes and plantations sparked a debate on partisanship in the retelling of history. Expecting tours on architecture, some guests bemoaned what they called “lectures on the evils of slavery.” In Savannah, Ga. — where the tourism industry is king — Black historians, tour guides and museum employees say their main goal is finding a way to balance expectations with education.

Telfair Museums took a direct approach. In November 2018, Telfair completed its award-winning “Slavery and Freedom in Savannah”

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Bill Gates: Failure to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 will cause migration worse than Syrian crisis

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates warned that there will be dire consequences if the world does not achieve zero net carbon emissions by the year 2050.

In his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Gates says that it is imperative that the world go from the current 51 billion tons of emissions to zero within the next 30 years to avoid catastrophe.

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“The migration that we saw

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IBM is reportedly considering a sale of its Watson Health business

IBM is reportedly mulling a sale of its Watson Health business unit, according to multiple media reports. Big Blue is said to be considering the sale as part of CEO Arvind Krishna’s plan to focus on higher-margin businesses like AI and cloud. 

In IBM’s fourth quarter, cognitive applications revenue, which includes Watson Health, came to $1.5 billion, a decrease of 2% year over year. 

Last October, IBM announced plans to spin off its managed infrastructure services unit into a new public company — another move by the IBM to focus on its hybrid cloud business, which includes Red Hat. When

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3 Scenarios From Verisk’s Anquillare

The question is not whether the future of the insurance industry is bright.

“Few industries are better positioned for outstanding growth over the next 15 years,” insists Verisk’s Mark Anquillare.

Anquillare points to the giant global protection gap between what could be and what is insured. Less than half of the worldwide properties that could be insured against loss actually are. Among them are the many homes without flood insurance. He also points to new threats, such as cyber risks, that will continue to fuel demand for insurance.

So, he offers, the question should not be whether the future of

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Celebrities provide financial assistance to Texas amid storm: ‘Send our prayers’

Texas was hit with a deadly winter storm this week and millions of residents were left without power in freezing temperatures.

Hollywood has banded together — along with politicians — to help raises funds and provide relief as communities struggle to find food, water, and shelter.

Houston-native Beyonce is providing financial assistance. Her foundation, BeyGOOD, and sports clothing brand Adidas have teamed up with Houston’s Bread of Life to help feed people in need.

“We send our prayers to those impacted by the winter storm,” a tweet posted by the BeyGOOD organization said. 

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