April 11, 2021

Day: April 11, 2021

How to protect yourself (and your business) from financial scams

The top prosecutor for Prince George’s County in Maryland has some tips to keep you and your business from becoming victims.

Sometimes businesses or individuals are reluctant to report that they’ve been victimized by financial crimes — or they report them too late to recoup the lost money.

The top prosecutor for Prince George’s County, in Maryland, has some tips to keep you and your business from becoming victims.

State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy, in a virtual news conference, highlighted a couple of ongoing cases and offered tips to keep it from happening to you.

In one case, a former bookkeeper

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When will ‘plus up’ COVID payments arrive?

For those last-minute tax filers who were rushing to get their returns done, there’s good news: you’ve been given a one-month reprieve.

Tax Day 2021 has been pushed back to May 17 from April 15 without penalties and interest, giving Americans more time to file their federal returns as the IRS implements sweeping tax code changes from the latest COVID-19 relief package.

But there are caveats. The IRS isn’t extending the deadline for first quarter estimated tax payments. And not all states have pushed back their deadlines.

It’s a busy time. Many Americans have tons of questions about their stimulus

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Is Andrew Knapp the personal catcher for Zach Eflin?

Is Andrew Knapp the personal catcher for Zach Eflin? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Andrew Knapp was behind the plate Saturday night in Atlanta for the ninth time in Zach Eflin’s last 12 starts.

It has sure seemed since the start of 2020 that Knapp is Eflin’s personal catcher, and while Phillies manager/former catcher Joe Girardi won’t set that in stone, he’s experienced firsthand the value of the backup being able to focus on one of his starting pitchers in particular.

Knapp and Eflin came through the Phillies’ system together and have spent much of the last seven years

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First-ever SWFL Black Business Expo in Fort Myers aimed at helping businesses thrive


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The first-ever SWFL Black Business Expo sold out at Edison Mall in Fort Myers. It is aimed at helping Black businesses in the area grow and flourish.

Every morning when Altemia Diggs opens the doors to her makeover studio and hair academy, she counts her blessings. She remembers daily why she’s still in business even despite the pandemic.

“It’s the fact that local people took their time, Black and all nationalities, started being conscious of the buying power and spending their money with locally-owned businesses so if it wasn’t for that I don’t think I would be

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Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests with the Republican Party.

The party’s bond with corporate America, however, is fraying.

Fissures have burst open over the GOP’s embrace of conspiracy theories and rejection of mainstream climate science, as well as its dismissal of the 2020 election outcome. The most recent flashpoint was in Georgia, where a new Republican-backed law restricting voting rights drew harsh criticism

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China’s bitcoin crackdown contradicts Peter Thiel’s belief that it is a ‘financial weapon’ against U.S.

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel made waves Tuesday when he suggested that bitcoin could be thought of as “in part a Chinese financial weapon against the U.S.,” because, he argued, bitcoin undermines the U.S. dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency.

“From China’s point of view, they don’t like the U.S. having this reserve currency because it gives the U.S. a lot of leverage over Iranian oil supplies and all sorts of things like that,” the PayPal
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