April 13, 2021

Day: April 13, 2021

ACLU lawsuit claims Ohio unconstitutionally garnished inmates’ stimulus money: The Wake Up for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Prisoners’ stimulus: A lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union argues Ohio’s prison system has been unconstitutionally garnishing inmates’ COVID-19 relief money to pay for fines, fees, and other debts to courts and state agencies. The suit claims that the Ohio Department

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Business unusual: wearable tech, touchless surfaces and office ‘mud rooms’

Still in the teeth of a deadly pandemic, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs started the season on Dec. 23 with no protective bubble and vaccine availability still weeks away. Some 250 people assigned to work 36 home games needed assurance it was safe to work in the team’s one-million-square-foot AT&T Center.

“The staff was eager to return but wanted to know what they were returning to,” Casey Heverling, vice president and general manager of parent organization Spurs Sports & Entertainment, said of those in facility maintenance, security, event operations, cleaning, lighting, and food and beverage service.

Success in reopening a

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WATCH NOW: ‘Is this right?’ New federal law drives down health insurance costs in marketplace | Govt. and Politics

Last week, Torres-Barrera called “out of the blue” and suggested that LeBlanc resubmit her application to the marketplace. The result? Her monthly premium fell from $339 to $209 a month, a monthly savings of $120.

“I feel for people who don’t have support,” she said.

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that the new law will expand health coverage to 3.7 million uninsured Americans, an increase of 20%. The estimated average savings range from $33 a month for someone who earns less than 150% of the poverty level ($19,320 for an individual), to $213 a month for someone with an income

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Gen Z, millennials had to delay financial milestones due to Covid

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit last March, Danny Samet, 28, had big financial plans for the year.

The freelance tour manager and merchandiser for bands had a goal to pay off his credit card debt, which is about $6,000, he said. Once he’d done that he was considering looking to buy a house in Cincinnati, where he lives when he’s not on the road.

Now, everything has changed.

The music industry closed due to the pandemic, leaving Samet, also a volunteer for Be An #ArtsHero, out of work. While he was able to stay afloat with savings, pandemic unemployment assistance

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How Millionaires Spend, Save and Invest Their Money

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When it comes to managing your money, it’s natural to have a lot of questions: Are there expenses you shouldn’t put on a credit card? How much cash should you keep in your savings and checking accounts? When are you ready to start investing?

But personal finance is personal, and sometimes the answers to these questions aren’t straightforward. What works for one person won’t

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Google is making another attempt at personal health records

Google is recruiting people to give feedback for a new consumer-facing medical records tool, Stat News reported on Friday. The company wants to know how people want to interact with information pulled from their medical records.

Right now, the company is recruiting around 300 people who use Android devices in Northern California, Atlanta, and Chicago.

This is Google’s second attempt at creating a way for people to access their medical records. In 2008, it launched Google Health, which aimed to give people a way to see their health information online. It didn’t take off, and Google shut it down

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