Child Tax Credit Payments Have Begun. Should You Opt Out?

Millions of families with children have probably noticed that their bank accounts looked a little more flush this month because they received an extra injection of cash from the government — up to $300 for each child. The Biden administration sent out letters to families alerting them about the payments, which are part of an expanded child tax credit that […]

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What to know about PHA biodegradable plastic and how it could help Southeast Asia

SUWON, South Korea — South Korean conglomerate CJ Cheiljedang is jumping into the global market to begin mass production of PHA biodegradable plastic, or polyhydroxyalkanoates. PHA is considered a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastic because the new technology allows its plastic waste to decompose completely in the ocean and soil in a significantly shorter period of time. “Plastics made from […]

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This State Spends The Least On Your Health

As the number of Baby Boomers grows, so does the worry that healthcare costs will rocket higher in the U.S.. The oldest of the Boomers are nearly 75 and the youngest are 57. The current life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is about 78. It is well known that medical costs are highest in the final months of many […]

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Superstar Naomi Osaka lights flame as Japan's Covid-hit Games open

"Today is a moment of hope. Yes, it is very different from what all of us imagined. But finally we are all here together," said Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee. Normally a star-studded display teeming with celebrities, the ceremony was low-key, with fewer than 1,000 people in attendance. Postponed by a year due to the coronavirus, […]

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Infection, Inflation Deflate Asian Stocks

The major Asian indexes closed in the red on Monday, as renewed virus fears, anxiety over stubborn inflation and concerns over the resilience of the economic recovery impacted investor sentiment across the region. China’s Shanghai Composite Index closed near the flat line, declining by just 0.18 points or less than a tenth of a percent to close trade at 3,539.12. […]

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Wealthy German businessman Tobias Janke revealed as Pepin Island buyer

Pepin Island, one of the South Island’s most spectacular private islands, has been bought by a wealthy German businessman, the Herald understands. In June, the Auckland-based businessman incorporated Pepin Island Ltd to hold interests in mixed farming, the Companies Register shows; the island’s freehold title is expected to transfer to the newly formed company this month. The businessman is Tobias […]

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4 steps to take before making your side hustle your full-time job

During the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of Americans faced layoffs, pay cuts and reduced hours, leading them to search for new, creative ways to make money. For some, that meant turning to a new, lucrative source of income: the side hustle. To start a side hustle, all you need is free time, a strong internet connection and a passion project. Anything […]

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Fran O’Sullivan: Nations need to tame the wild digital frontier

OPINION: Here’s a tough challenge: how to reconcile the huge expansion of digital trade and e-commerce during theCovid-19 pandemic within a rules-based framework, at a time when the super-powers are calling each other out for cyber incursions? Theseincursions add to the sense of insecurity many businesses feel in the internet arena. Major telcos — like Spark in New Zealand — […]

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U.S. Stocks Move Modestly Lower After Seeing Early Strength

After moving to the upside early in the session, stocks have moved mostly lower over the course of morning trading on Friday. The major averages have all pulled back off their highs of the session and into negative territory. Currently, the major averages are posting modest losses on the day. The Dow is down 99.73 points or 0.3 percent at […]

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Billionaire Thomas Barrack-backed SPAC withdraws IPO filing

FILE PHOTO: Thomas Barrack, Executive Chairman, Colony Northstar, speaks at the Milken Institute’s 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson(Reuters) – Falcon Peak Acquisition Corp, a blank-check company backed by former U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire ally Thomas Barrack, on Friday withdrew its application for an initial public offering in the United States. The […]

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