Coronavirus has created less of a need for ‘cold hard cash’ as Americans move to contactless payments

Since the coronavirus pandemic has discouraged any unnecessary contact, 54% of Americans surveyed have concerns about touching cash, with many Americans making the switch to contactless payment. While “it will take years before the U.S. resembles Asia” with the availability of contactless payments, the pandemic has made it more commonplace.  Consumers shouldn’t expect the U.S. […]

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Fewer people seeking hospital care out of ‘false fear’ of COVID-19

Joe Dougherty, public information officer for the Utah Division of Emergency Management, left, Gov. Gary Herbert, center, Mark Briesacher, Intermountain Healthcare chief physician executive, back center, and Nate Checketts, Utah Department of Health deputy director, right, discuss how they will social distance for a COVID-19 briefing at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, […]

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Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website

Chris Evans became the most politically prickly “Avenger” a few years back with withering tweets about President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters. But the “Captain America” actor is staying relatively quiet during this presidential campaign. He wants to amplify the voices of elected officials instead. Last month, Evans launched a civic engagement app and […]

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Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get Dove nods

Christian artist Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at this year’s Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria Gaynor earned their first ever nominations. The Gospel Music Association announced on Thursday the nominations this year’s show, which will be aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network on Oct. 30. […]

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Broward mayor says area mayors want to help restauranteurs extend hours of operation

Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness said most mayors want to allow restaurants to stay open later to help business owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Holness hosted a conference with about 20 mayors in Broward County on Thursday. He said the mayors’ input is going to be considered by the staff including the administrator and […]

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Illinois opens additional centers to support small businesses

A sign on the front door of Jimmy’s Music explains why the business is closed on April 06, 2020 in Woodstock, Illinois. Most of the small businesses in the town remain closed after the governor ordered residents to shelter-in-place in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.  | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images […]

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Looking back: Utah Jazz’s first ever playoff series was against Denver Nuggets

Mark Eaton along with the other members of the Jazz’s first franchise playoff team are honored between the first and second quarter of a game against the Orlando Magic at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 22, 2014. | Deseret News, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets begin their […]

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2,000 remain without power in Chicago after Monday storm

This tree was uprooted in the 1600 block of West Jarvis Avenue when a severe storm and tornado passed over Rogers Park on Monday. | Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times ComEd expects to return power to 95% of people who lost electricity by Friday night. About 2,000 ComEd customers in Chicago were still without power Thursday afternoon, although […]

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Even with over $1B in claims, Utah’s jobless trust fund not in danger of insolvency, official says

The Utah Department of Workforce Services’ main administration building in Salt Lake City. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Unemployment claims down for fourth week in a row, state report shows SALT LAKE CITY — Even though Utah has paid out seven years worth of jobless benefits in just the past five months, a Workforce Services […]

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Southern Charm Season 7: Here Is Everything We Know

Southern Charm hit a few bumps in late 2019, filming later than usual … in February 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, filming was halted. There was a small exodus of beloved members of the cast. Others endured some serious and potentially career-ending scandals. Is Season 7 even happening?  Is it filming? Who will be […]

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NFL safety protocols create ‘challenges’ but it’s a sacrifice to get Jaguars on the field

Going to work never was never this involved. Welcome to the NFL in 2020. For Jaguars players, coaches and staff, it’s now a necessary part of the daily process to make sure that NFL teams can stay healthy during a global pandemic. What does a normal morning look like for members of the Jaguars? The […]

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Group says this rule would help thin out prison populations

Florida lawmakers say steps need to be taken to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in state prisons. At Baker Correctional Institution, inmate COVID-19 cases jumped from 20 to 561 in a week. For months, state lawmakers say they’ve been calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis and the secretary of state to help grant a […]

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The best small business credit cards of 2020

      The best small business credit cards: Best sign-up bonus: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card Best for premium travel benefits: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express Earns travel points with no annual fee: The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express Best cash-back business card: Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business […]

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California judges lift coronavirus eviction ban

The Judicial Council of California on Thursday voted to end the statewide eviction moratorium next month, reopening courts to landlords and pressuring Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers to address a potential housing crisis. Courts will be allowed to process evictions beginning Sept. 1, although a patchwork of more than 100 local laws could prevent delinquent […]

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‘Fortnite’s’ Epic Games learned how to evade Apple’s 30% rate before it got kicked off the App Store. Here’s why developers have long been concerned by the fee. (AAPL)

Apple just yanked the “Fortnite” app from its store after Epic Games added an in-game direct payment option for players. The new option would mean that Epic Games could skirt Apple’s standard 30% commission that it says it charges all developers in the App Store for in-app purchases. Developers have long aired their frustration with […]

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Tesla has surged 20% since it announced a stock split 2 days ago (TSLA)

Tesla has rallied since announcing on Tuesday that it would enact a 5-for-1 stock split at the end of August. Shares of the automaker jumped 13% on Wednesday and climbed as much as 6% on Thursday. The stock split doesn’t change anything about the company fundamentally but should appeal to smaller investors. Watch Tesla trade […]

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If you’re planning a home-improvement project, it could be time to open a new credit card to earn rewards or get 0% APR

This page includes information about the Discover it® Cash Back product, which is currently not available on Business Insider and may be out of date.   If you’re sprucing up your space, make sure to think long and hard about how you’ll pay for the project. Covering for your home or landscaping remodel with a […]

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How USC men’s basketball is proceeding after postponement

Wrapped into the Pac-12’s announcement Tuesday that it was postponing football and all other fall sports to 2021 was the news that the conference also would not allow winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, to play until the new year. It makes the Pac-12 the only conference to go so far as to postpone […]

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Another ‘foolish vote’ for Donald Trump will put Social Security at real risk

President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders, including one aimed at deferring payroll taxes, during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Aug. 8, 2020. | Susan Walsh/AP Photos Trump pays huge amounts in payroll taxes, which is why this ‘businessman’ wants to cut them and hurt a program that […]

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