April 20, 2021

Money

Cord-Cutting Isn’t About Saving Money. It’s About Control

The point of cord-cutting was to save money. Pick the programming that means something to you, and jettison the rest. Then the broadcasters, streamers, and studios all sectioned off their little wells of content, and the services such as Hulu, Youtube TV, and SlingTV homogenized their offerings. Now I can actually pay less for a subscription to Spectrum than I would if I subscribed to any of the other live TV services. But as I’ve shaved, trimmed, and pruned my cords to save just a few dollars when I can, I’ve realized that it was never about saving money. It

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Was Braman Motors target of hackers demanding ransom money? Employee says it’s true

MIAMI, Fla. – Sources have told Local 10 that Braman Motors was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack, but the company is calling what they are dealing with a “network outage.”

Local 10 sources said that a hacker is holding the automotive dealer hostage for money.

The employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, said a notice flashed on some of Braman’s computers. “The whole system at Braman crashed and we got a ransom note from the hackers. They took the whole system out and they are asking for money.”

The employee had a photo of the computer screen dated April

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‘Blood money’ from opioid settlement diverted from fighting addiction, advocates say | Local News



After a three-year decline from 2016 to 2019, fatal opiate overdoses in Erie County jumped from 156 in 2019 to 232 in 2020.

While the settlement James helped negotiate stipulated that the funds must be used “to the extent practicable” to address the opioid epidemic, a provision in New York State law prevents a state agency or official from determining how money acquired through a settlement can be allocated. 

State Sen. Peter Harckham, chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, said he is working with the attorney general to make sure such a diversion doesn’t happen

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How much money is really at stake if Austin ISD doesn’t meet TEA attendance goals?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — There have been a lot of different numbers and percentages thrown around when discussing “Hold Harmless” funding for the Austin Independent School District as students close out the 2020-21 school year.

Along with those figures came a push from the school district, encouraging families to send their children to school for the final weeks of classes.

“There are six weeks left in the school year,” read a boilerplate letter sent to families across the district. “Six

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Phoenix Thoroughbreds Has Australian Purse Money Frozen

Embattled racing and bloodstock operation Phoenix Thoroughbreds had action taken against them for the first time in Australia April 16, as Racing New South Wales and Racing Victoria moved to freeze all prize-money won by the Amer Abdulaziz-owned group after an investigation into allegations of money laundering, which first surfaced in November 2019.

Speaking to ANZ Bloodstock News, Marc Van Gestel, chief steward for Racing NSW, refused to reveal any details of what was found in the investigation, but confirmed that prize-money had been frozen.

“What we can say is that we were investigating, the allegations that have been raised

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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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