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A new small business relief proposal—even bigger than the PPP—could be part of the next stimulus bill | Forbes

As unemployment benefits are starting to run out, states starting to close again, and cases rising, Americans and policy makers are in a race against time to implement a saving grace. The economy is at one of its lows and a new proposal could be part of the second stimulus bill that would help protect small business. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2020/08/04/a-new-small-business-relief-proposal-even-bigger-than-the-ppp-could-be-part-of-the-next-stimulus-bill/#78b3d19a35a8 Read More »

China will not accept U.S. ‘theft’ of TikTok: China Daily | Reuters

TikTok is one of the most popular apps used by people all over the world. Recently, President Donald Trump had plans to ban the app over security concerns over the Chinese owned app. However, Microsoft has been pushing to buy it, but China is not budging and claims the U.S. is trying to force them to sell the company. Source: ... Read More »

The basics of virtual car buying | Philadelphia Sun

Many people are choosing to trade in their public commute for a car over health concerns and some are just looking into the market. However, buying a car is a big task that requires some research. The Philadelphia Sun breaks down online car buying and some best practices for finding the right vehicle. Source: https://www.philasun.com/color-of-money/the-basics-of-virtual-car-buying/ Read More »

HSBC warns loan losses could hit $13 billion as profit plunges 65% | Reuters

England’s largest bank, HSBC Holdings PLC, is warning others that their capital reserves could deteriorate.  Their bad debt charges have exploded after their retail and corporate customers were hit by the economic impacts of the coronavirus as well. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-hldg-results/hsbc-warns-loan-losses-could-hit-13-billion-as-profit-plunges-65-idUSKBN24Z0BD Read More »

Second stimulus package: Negotiations continue in Congress | Forbes

As many are out of jobs and unemployment benefits ran out the pressure is on in Congress. They have been debating a second stimulus package in order to stimulate the declining American economy. Although there is no deadline, they are upcoming on a recess August 7th. Republicans are currently offering two different proposals. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/08/03/second-stimulus-package-negotiations-continue-in-congress/#5dae46d24441 Read More »

Microsoft and TikTok talks continue after Trump call | BBC News

TikTok is currently still allowed in the United States, despite other countries recently banning the app. Microsoft is now looking to buy TikTok, owned by a Chinese company, which would save the app from possibly being banned. They are proposing to the President that all data will be transferred and stored in the US. President Trump and other countries have ... Read More »

1,000-year-old medieval remedy could be potential antibiotic, scientists say | CNN Health

Scientist and doctors are looking everywhere for answers. Some claim that they might have found an answer in a 1,000-year-old medieval remedy. This remedy consists of onion, wine, garlic salts and bine and it has proven to have some anti biotic traits. This would mainly help with diabetic foot infections, and the effectiveness is still being researched. Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/health/medieval-remedy-antibiotic-resistance-alternatives-scn-trnd/index.html Read More »

What to do if you can’t afford college right now | Fox Business

From classes being pushed online to financial situations changing, many are having to rethink the price of their education. COVID-19 has made it harder to afford college, even though it is already difficult. Fox Business walks you through the steps you should take if you cannot afford college right now. Some of the options include in-state schools, a gap year, ... Read More »

How being realistic can be key to your wellbeing | BBC Worklife

Our expectations on an outcome are dependent on how we perceive it. Optimism and pessimism are judgmental biases that make for poor decisions, leading to worse outcomes and lower wellbeing. Though many motivational speakers and life coaches have greatly implied the benefits of positive thinking, research shows that plans based on inaccurate beliefs are bound to deliver worse outcomes than ... Read More »

U.S. government says it’s building a ‘virtually unhackable’ quantum internet | Forbes

The DOE announced at a press conference last July that they are working on a prototype of a quantum internet to be finished in the next 10 years. This will supplement the internet we have now to secure the national security interest for the banking and health industry. The project is still in its trial phase, but it has provided ... Read More »