April 19, 2021

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Apple launches $200 million forestry fund it says will bring financial return for investors

Apple has created a $200 million fund designed to remove carbon emissions from the air and support the sustainable forestry the company uses to package iPhones and more. Yet the fund will still generate a financial return for investors.

Called the Restore Fund, the effort launched with Goldman Sachs
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who’ll run the investment portion, and nonprofit Conservation International, aims to remove 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. That’s equivalent to more than 200,000 passenger cars annually, Apple
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said this week.

The project is also meant to show other for-profit

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Child tax credit 2021: Calculating the total is a brain-buster, but it could bring more than stimulus checks

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


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Figuring out how much you could expect from the third stimulus check is hard enough, with new income limits and more dependents counting toward the payment this time. (And plus-up payments, if you’re due more.) The new child tax credit is even more confusing, which will calculate the payments based on your income and the age of your kids and then dividing payments up over the second half of 2021 and into 2022.

But it’s worth getting your arms around, as the expanded

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Child tax credit 2021 could bring more than stimulus checks. Calculating the total is a brain-buster

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


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While the IRS continues to send out fresh batches of stimulus checks of up to $1,400 each, a perk in the new $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is set to bring thousands of dollars to families with children. Along with savings for medical costs, and extra unemployment checks, households with dependent children can expect even more money from changes to the child tax credit. Over time, it could potentially bring in more than the stimulus checks, with CTC payments

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Kansas City neighborhood pushing back as business owner tries to bring back troubled bar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Columbus Park business owner is trying to revamp the image of The North End bar, but some people in the neighborhood don’t want it to come back.

“It was just a loud party all over the street, in the parking lot, in the bar and people peeing on my doorstep,” Dan Wayne, a Columbus Park resident said.

Wayne said the loud noise and vulgar activity is at a halt right now, since the previous owner closed the bar after his liquor license wasn’t renewed due to ongoing ordinance violations.

But now Wayne and other people

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D.C business recovery will be slow, but vaccines and spring bring hope

In some ways, it did feel like D.C. emerged from its pandemic-induced hibernation over the last week, with unseasonably warm weather, the vaccine rollout underway and residents spilling out of their homes into neighborhood streets and shops. But beneath its sunny disposition, little has changed.

Restaurants were still capped at 25 percent capacity indoors, and the once-bustling streets of downtown Washington remained almost empty. The Anthem, the music venue with the encouraging sign at the Wharf, stayed shuttered. And the coronavirus daily case rate lingered well above the city’s metric of success as demand for coronavirus vaccine doses continues to

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Why The Coronavirus Did Not Bring The Financial Rout That Many States Feared

In his survey, Peter DeGroot, head of municipal research and strategy at J.P. Morgan, found a handful of states, including Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, that managed to take in even more money last year than in 2019. The survey also identified several states where tax revenues have not yet bounced back because they depend heavily on tourism, oil and gas, or coal extraction — among them Hawaii, Nevada, Florida, Texas and West Virginia.

Ms. Sheiner’s analysis showed that Idaho had the biggest revenue recovery of any state. She conducted her research with Byron Lutz,

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