April 6, 2021

Day: April 6, 2021

Clubhouse Payments Lets Users Send Money to Creators Via Stripe

  • Clubhouse now lets users send money to creators on the audio-only app.
  • Clubhouse partnered with Stripe on the system, and is testing it with a small group of creators.
  • Users simply tap “Send Money” on a creator’s Clubhouse profile. Stripe charges a card fee.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Audio-only app Clubhouse on Monday began allowing users to send money directly to creators on the platform thanks to a partnership with payments company Stripe.

All users can donate money to creators via “Clubhouse Payments,” the company wrote in a blog post on Sunday. Not all creators can receive

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‘False hopes’: Small business rescue faces crunch just days after Congress extended it

Now, some advocacy groups are warning that the funding lapse could leave thousands of small businesses on the sidelines and that Congress must spend billions more, particularly to help those that Biden promised to support with more generous loan terms implemented last month.

“This is unfair for the smallest businesses to be shut out in the final hours,” said Erik Asgeirsson, an executive with the American Institute of CPAs, which is calling for more PPP funding. “A lot of false hopes were raised.”

The sudden lurch into a new PPP funding discussion just after a debate on extending the application

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Personal Finance Rings up ATT


2 Compelling Dividend Stocks Yielding at Least 8%; Oppenheimer Says ‘Buy’

The crises of the past year – the COVID pandemic, the social lockdowns, the economic shock – are on the wane, and that’s good. However, the crisis post-mortems are rolling in. It’s only natural to compare the current economic crisis to the ‘Great Recession’ of 12 years ago, but as Oppenheimer’s chief investment strategist John Stoltzfus points out, “Considering the differences in what caused the Great Financial Crisis of a little more than 12 years ago… and the current crisis… it’s little wonder that as good as things

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Minority business help in northwest Ohio

The MBAC office will offer one-on-one consultations with minorities who wish to start their own business or expand an existing one.

FREMONT, Ohio — The city of Fremont will soon be offering more help for minorities who want to start up their own businesses.

A new satellite office of the University of Toledo’s Minority Business Assistance Center is coming to Sandusky County.

Once a month, minority members, along with women and veterans, will be able to sign up for one-on-one consultations with someone from MBAC.

Shari Mullen, Fremont’s director of diversity and inclusion, said currently about a dozen people in

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Update: At least 2 shot, suspect ‘down’ near Maryland business, military base

Update: Shooter was at business park and military base, police say.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland responded to an active shooter on Tuesday and said there are at least two victims. They said the suspect was “down.”

Police said the shooting happened at an address where a concrete business is located and about 4 miles from Fort Detrick.

Update: The U.S. Navy reported an “active shooter incident” at Fort Detrick involving sailors. The Navy did not release further details.

Jeremy Mutschler, director of marketing for Nicolock Paving Stones, said that his understanding is that the shooting was near

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FEMA unveils new flood insurance calculation it says will be more equitable

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Thursday unveiled changes to the National Flood Insurance Program that it says will be aimed at being more equitable. 

A fact sheet from the agency said that it will be able to do this by calculating premiums based on home value and flood risk, with more expensive homes potentially costing more to insure.

The agency said that currently people with lower-valued homes are “paying more than their share of the risk” while those with higher-value homes are paying “less than their share.”

The agency said that under its “Risk Rating 2.0” methodology, 23

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