If $600 unemployment boost doesn’t come back, how do the possible replacements stack up

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The Republican bill would help keep a projected 7.7 million people out of poverty for the last five months of the year. The Democrats’ would keep 12.2 million people out of poverty. For months, since the CARES Act was signed into law in late March, millions of out-of-work Americans have relied on an extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits to help them pay rent, buy groceries, and otherwise survive financially during the pandemic. The benefit expired on July 31—and Republicans are pushing for a new plan with dramatically lower payments. An analysis from the nonprofit Urban Institute looks at how the plan compares to the Democratic version of a pandemic aid bill. The latter, they found, would keep nearly 60% more people out of poverty. Read Full Story

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Asian American unemployment is surging during the pandemic

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Unemployment rates among Asian Americans have long been lower than those of white Americans. But the pandemic has changed all that. Before the pandemic, Heena was working full time at a New York nail salon. The pay was modest, but it offered a semblance of stability. Heena, who asked to use a pseudonym, typically worked eight hours a day, four days a week, with hourly wages of about $11; on a typical day, she might have taken home $50 to $60 in tips. Read Full Story

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Can this flexible rent payment app help renters avoid evictions?

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Paying rent on a less strict schedule can be a lifesaver for some people. Till helps give people a solution that’s not just a one-time monthly payment. Even before the pandemic, many Americans struggled to afford rent, collectively paying landlords billions in late fees each year. On average, 3.6 million eviction cases are filed each year, and 1.5 million Americans end up being evicted. Read Full Story

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Will I get $300 in extra unemployment this week: Here’s why many payments are delayed

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Four federal programs meant to provide Americans with additional aid during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing delays. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was rushed through Congress by Democrats this month, in part so that people living on unemployment benefits wouldn’t suffer a break in federal weekly payments when the previous round of unemployment benefits expired in mid-March. But that’s exactly what’s happening. Here’s the latest update as we head into the weekend: Read Full Story

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Stimulus update: What the election could mean for second checks and extra unemployment

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Americans have been waiting months and months for relief. The presidential race is over, but now the Georgia runoffs loom on the horizon. Election Day has passed and COVID-19 lockdowns are returning. Millions of Americans are still desperately awaiting some kind of aid in the form of stimulus checks or expanded federal unemployment, like the kind that was passed with the CARES Act back in March but has since expired . Here’s the latest on what’s happening in Washington with the long-promised congressional bill for coronavirus relief: Read Full Story

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Some CEOs are giving up their salaries to help stop coronavirus layoffs

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From airlines to gyms, CEOs are forgoing money to help keep their companies afloat (but remember, many CEOs make a lot more money than just their salaries). As the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic with citywide lockdowns and en masse social distancing, numerous businesses have closed, and millions of Americans are out of work. We’re in the midst of an economic crisis as well as a health crisis. One response, as companies work to figure out what path to take, is CEOs cutting their own pay to help protect companies from layoffs or closure. Read Full Story

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Second stimulus check and unemployment update: What’s next with Congress going on vacation?

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Congress and the White House are dropping the ball on the next stimulus package. Here’s what that means for unemployment and direct payments. The $600 weekly extra unemployment benefit ended last week, and the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses expires this weekend. Also, there is no second stimulus check in sight. What aid does Congress have in store for desperate Americans and businesses that are still suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic ? Nothing. Congress begins vacation at the end of the day. Read Full Story

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What is Games as a Service (GaaS) and What Does it Mean For Marketers?

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Games as a Service (GaaS) was introduced as a barrier between consumer cost concerns and user engagement. It offers a way to bring down customer acquisition costs and has been proven to keep users in a game for far longer than the pay-to-play method. EA Games, for example, increased its market value from $4 billion to $33 billion in just six years after introducing GaaS content. Games as a Service acts as a continuous revenue service for developers, allowing them to break their reliance on the one-time purchase. With more games being developed every year, GaaS gives them a competitive advantage in the fight for user attention. It also allows advertisers to get exposure in some of the most popular games played in today’s market. What Is Games as a Service (GaaS)? Games as a Service refers to games that operate without initial purchasing costs and instead, make their profits …

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