March 16, 2021

Day: March 16, 2021

GreatAmerica Financial is looking to hire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The people at GreatAmerica Financial in Cedar Rapids work with equipment retailers all over the country to finance their businesses. That could be for office space, IT or construction-related businesses.

“We partner with them much like a bank, but the difference about Great America is that we’re privately owned, really we’re a family business,” said Linzey Brunton, who works as a sales and operations support functional leader. “So we have the flexibility to do things that really we can adapt quickly. We’re always looking for what’s new, what’s innovative.”

Usually, its headquarters building in Cedar

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Track your money with ‘Get My Payment’ tool

(WJW/AP) — The ‘Get My Payment’ tool on the IRS website is working already for some who are eligible to receive the third stimulus checks.

It was originally set to start up on Monday. The tool lets people know what type of payment that can be expected, but for the third stimulus check only.

Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday that processing of the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend.

President Joe Biden signed the new $1.9

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More people are traveling as vaccinations ramp up

In a sign that air travel is recovering, TSA officers screened the most air travelers on Friday since March 15, 2020. Nearly 1.4 million passengers went through, versus 1.8 million a year ago. Until vaccines ramp up, the CDC continues to advise against all nonessential travel.

The U.S. has overtaken Saudi Arabia as India’s second biggest oil supplier, as refiners boosted cheaper U.S. crude purchases to record levels to offset OPEC+ supply cuts.
India’s imports from the U.S. jumped 48% in February from the prior month.

American Cruise Lines is the first cruise line to resume sailing in U.S.

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Finance Committee To Vet ‘Mansion Tax’

50% of Hartford’s property is not taxable.

HARTFORD, CT  —  The legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee is expected to hear hours of public testimony today on a controversial proposal from Senate President Martin Looney to impose a statewide property tax on property assessed at $300,000 or more.

Looney, D-New Haven, has said it’s fair to call it a “mansion tax,” but Republicans have said it’s a tax on the middle class and will drive more people to move out of state. 

“The only positive thing about the property tax — which most people find regressive and burdensome because it’s

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Track your third stimulus check now: How to get your status, what the tool won’t say

The IRS is sending the third stimulus checks, and you can get an update on your payment. Here’s the first step if you want to track its status.

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You can officially track the status of your third stimulus check. While some people have already received the $1,400 payments by direct deposit, the IRS tracker tool is a good way for eligible people to see the status of their $1,400 check (calculate your total), including any issues that need to be addressed. At times, the IRS tracking app can be tricky, but we’ll help explain what

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COVID-19 and Personal Grief: Advice from Experts

“You want to be able to communicate your experience to someone who can actually hear it and receive it, and reflect it back to you in its entirety,” Sawyer said — emphasizing the particular importance for BIPOC folks of doing so without the “need for code switching.” Ideally, anyone who is sharing their experiences should not be “impacted by microaggressions at a moment in time where you’re at your most vulnerable,” she added.

The importance of cultural competency in professional support was echoed on KQED Forum’s show by Los Angeles Times reporter Brittny Mejia, who has been personally been working

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