April 18, 2021

Day: April 18, 2021

Child tax credit checks for how much? How to calculate your family’s monthly payment

Calculate how much money you could get from the 2021 child tax credit.

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The IRS is on track to send the newly enhanced 2021 child tax credit through monthly payments, a task it will begin organizing after sending more stimulus check “plus-up payments” and processing more 2020 tax returns. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until the checks start to arrive in July to estimate how much money you could get monthly with the new child tax credit. And since the stimulus law governing the qualifications for families and eligible children is so

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Councilman demands that Stabosz stop “incessant, unfounded personal attacks” on fellow county officials


Press release submitted by La Porte County Councilman Mark Yagelski


La Porte County Council Vice President Mark Yagelski, the longest serving elected county official who was key in creating the county’s Office of Economic Development. has demanded that newly elected County Auditor Tim Stabosz “immediately stop these incessant, unfounded personal attacks on the integrity of our county attorney and two of our county commissioners,” saying this “nonsense is hurting our county’s reputation with business prospects and job creation activities.”

In a press release, Yagelski said “business craves a safe, stable investment environment where county leadership is working in tandem

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These technologies could hold back business travel indefinitely

It’s a sunny, breezy morning in Eugene, Ore., a place best known for access to the great outdoors, a history of environmental activism and being the birthplace of Nike. I’m standing outside a nondescript, one-story industrial space, speaking with Mark Frohnmayer, chief executive of Arcimoto, maker of a three-wheeled electric vehicle it calls a “fun utility vehicle.”

Only I’m not in Oregon. I’m still stuck at home, on the opposite coast, relying — like many of us — on an ever-growing array of tools that allow me to do my job remotely. In this

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Steak n Shake sues its insurance company

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Disputes between restaurants and insurance companies are far from over even 13 months into the pandemic.

The latest example comes from Steak n Shake, the Indianapolis-based burger chain that earlier sued its insurance company, Zurich North America, over its denial of coverage for losses related to the pandemic and its shutdown of dine-in service.

In its lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in Ohio, Steak n Shake says it has a policy with Zurich and that it had paid all the premiums.

According to the lawsuit, the policy will pay for the loss of earnings due to

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight purses, salaries: How much money each fighter on the main card is set to earn

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to square off on Saturday night in Atlanta in a sanctioned boxing match. While that sentence may surprise you a bit, the money both are set to make should not. Triller Fight Club is set to hand out some hefty checks to its combatants that will meet in the ring inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on pay-per-view.

Paul will make an official purse of $690,000 for his third career fight. The YouTube personality is coming off a viral knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Triller

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Pompeo violated ethics rules by asking staff to carry out personal tasks, watchdog finds

The Department’s Office of Inspector General “found that both Secretary and Mrs. Pompeo requested that the political appointee and other employees in the Office of the Secretary undertake work of a personal nature, such as picking up personal items, planning events unrelated to the Department’s mission, and conducting such personal business as pet care and mailing personal Christmas cards,” according to the report. “OIG found that such requests were inconsistent with Department ethics rules and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.”

The report, which was published Friday, also noted that the Pompeos directed one
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