ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in years, Choi Bok-hwa didn’t get her annual birthday call from her mother in North Korea. Each January, Choi’s mother had climbed a mountain and used a broker’s smuggled Chinese cellphone to call South Korea to wish her happy birthday and arrange a badly needed money transfer.
Choi, who hasn’t sent money or talked to her 75-year-old mother since May, believes the silence is linked to the pandemic, which led North Korea to shut its borders tighter than ever and impose some of the world’s toughest restrictions on movement.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Sir Maejor Page, a well-known activist and agitator in the Toledo area, has been officially indicted on charges of money laundering and wire fraud stemming from a September arrest. Page is accused of receiving donations through a Facebook page for Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta which Page allegedly used to purchase a home in Toledo, along with a number of other expensive personal items. He was arrested during an FBI raid on that Toledo home, and appeared in U.S. District Court later that day.
The official indictment, filed on March 11, 2021, charges Page with
“There’s an urgency in the timing,” said Rachel Kyte, who led sustainable development at the World Bank and was its special envoy for climate change. “It’s a political hot potato that Kerry is dealing with.”
Kerry has pitched banks on creating a U.S. net-zero banking alliance following the climate commitments from six major Wall Street banks, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Citi, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs all set 2050 net-zero goals and JPMorgan Chase has said its lending would be aligned with the Paris agreement although Kerry and his team are
Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his economic team at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 1, 2020.
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The Internal Revenue Service on Friday began processing stimulus checks, which have already started to hit Americans’ bank accounts and should continue to arrive throughout the weekend.
Officials from the Treasury Department and the IRS told reporters Friday afternoon that most Americans do not need to take any additional action to receive their payments and most will be delivered via direct deposit.
The IRS and US Treasury have begun to send the first rush of stimulus payments to some qualified individuals and family groups through direct deposit (here’s how to track your stimulus payment). But that early group may not apply to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. We can help answer questions about when you can expect your third stimulus check, and more.
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