May 5, 2021

Day: May 5, 2021

Fernandina Beach votes in favor of personal choice on face coverings

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Commissioners in Fernandina Beach on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing people to wear face coverings in public based on personal choice.

The vote was 4-1 in favor. Commissioner Chip Ross was the “no” vote.

“I think that we’re being premature, and I think it would be smarter to stay the course and keep doing things that are keeping many of us out of harm,” Ross said of his decision.

Before addressing the ordinance, the commissioners discussed that Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an executive order that will suspend all COVID-19 emergency orders issued by

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It’s ‘corporate fiction’ to say higher business taxes hurt customers

When President Joe Biden unveiled plans to raise the corporate income tax (from 21% to 28%) last month, the usual chorus of business leaders and lawmakers spoke out against the proposal, saying it would put U.S. businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting on May 1, CEO Warren Buffett dismissed the overreactions and slammed those issuing dire warnings over the proposed changes.

“When people talk about how it all gets passed through to the customer and everything…it doesn’t in most of our businesses,” Buffett said. According to Buffett, only in the utility business is this the

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Hot mic in Bay Area court catches insurance agent cursing at judge

An insurance agent was caught on hot mic swearing at a Bay Area judge, court documents and transcripts say. 

“Oh my god,” Vince San Filippo said during the Santa Clara County Superior Court hearing April 21. “This f—ing judge is an idiot.”

San Filippo, an insurance claims agent with Liberty Mutual, was monitoring the case for the company on behalf of Doris Luci, a woman who rear-ended a car with two passengers in San Jose in 2016 and has since died. Silvia Rosaliano and Kevin Lazo, the plaintiffs, were awarded $714,000.

But he forgot to mute his audio in the

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Proposed financial disclosure bills wouldn’t make current lawmakers’ finances public

A new proposal in the Michigan House would compel lawmakers and state officers to disclose their personal financial interests for the first time — but that information wouldn’t be public until after they leave office, an arrangement that if signed into law, would diverge significantly from the 48 other states that currently require financial disclosure.

Michigan has long been an outlier when it comes to identifying and regulating potential financial conflicts of interest for elected officials. It’s one of two states – and the only one with a full-time legislature – with no requirement for state public officials to disclose

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How Much Money Do Millennials Make? It’s No Longer a Taboo Question

When 25-year-old Grace Woodward has friends over to her apartment for the first time, they often react to her striking navy-blue walls by asking, “Did your landlord let you paint?”

Ms. Woodward, a graduate student at Yale Divinity School, says she doesn’t hesitate to tell them that the landlord is her mother. “I’m pretty open with people that my mom owns this and that I don’t pay rent,” says Ms. Woodward, who often goes on to explain that her mother had extra money after the sale of her house in Arlington, Va., in 2017, and was able to pay for

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Why is My Personal Loan APR Different Than the Interest Rate?

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Taking out a personal loan can sometimes feel like a whirlwind.

Between submitting your information for a soft pull (otherwise known as getting prequalified) and evaluating loan offers to choose the best one, it’s easy to overlook the many personal loan fees that can get tacked onto the money you borrow.

Just like any kind of loan or credit product, personal loans come with interest

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