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No more mask mandate on planes – for now

April 18th, 2022

It’s official: If you have a flight scheduled for the foreseeable future, the mask mandate that’s been in effect for the duration of the Covid pandemic is no longer being enforced. For now. That’s the operative phrase here, and it stems from a Trump-appointed federal judge in Florida on Monday striking down the mask mandate …

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iPhone delivery delays might result from new lockdowns in China

April 15th, 2022

Buyers looking to purchase Apple devices should be aware of the ongoing lockdowns in certain Chinese provinces that might impact the iPhone supply line and lead to potential delivery delays. The first closures came in March, as China was fighting a new wave of COVID-19 in the country. The Shenzhen government announced new lockdown measures …

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$2,000 stimulus checks could be coming for people in this state

April 13th, 2022

Just because the federal government can’t get its act together on something, that doesn’t mean individual states can’t try and pursue the same thing on their own. Just look at what’s happening right now around the country with stimulus checks, with more than one state right now proposing new injections of free money into their …

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Stimulus check update: New $500 payments are coming to people in this state

April 12th, 2022

Stimulus check payments continue sporadically rolling out around the US ever since the federal government sent out its last such payment back in December. They’re taking the form of everything from basic income checks to gas rebate payments to garden-variety stimulus checks. With the latter including a $500 stimulus that’s been going out in recent …

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Biden official just admitted inflation is going to get so much worse

April 11th, 2022

“Extraordinarily elevated.” That’s how White House press secretary Jen Psaki characterized the March Consumer Price Index headline inflation number that the Biden administration is bracing for on Tuesday. The release of which will continue a pattern that’s been evident for months now. Of prices inexorably ticking upward — sometimes dramatically so, depending on the product …

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Stimulus checks are returning for people in these 11 states

April 1st, 2022

All of a sudden, new stimulus checks are a very real possibility again — and actually happening, even — in several states across the US. The key point is that this is happening at the state level. Political will in Congress for more federal stimulus checks basically disappeared in December, when a member of President …