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China announces withdrawal of strict anti-COVID-19 measures

China announces withdrawal of strict anti-COVID-19 measures

BEIJING (AP) — In a sharp turnaround, China announced a series of measures rolling back some of its most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting tough lockdowns and ordering schools with no known infections to resume classes. regular. The National Health Commission, in a 10-point announcement on Wednesday, stipulated that COVID-19 tests and a healthy health …

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This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

Polls consistently show that older Americans regret a lot of things — working too much, choosing the wrong partner, not taking care of their health, and so on. There are also often financial regrets, such as not having saved enough and investing too little for retirement. This last regret has many reasons: everything from the …

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People who are still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

People who are still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars

More than two years into the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing is preventing some workers from returning to work. That’s according to this working paper distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Some people are not ready to let their guard down, knowing that COVID-19 has not gone away. Some 13% of American workers say …

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Liz Weston: Make the most of the new charitable giving rules

Liz Weston: Make the most of the new charitable giving rules

At LIZ WESTON or NerdWallet Most people no longer get a tax deduction when donating to charity. This shouldn’t stop you from donating, but you may want to change your approach. Generally, only taxpayers who itemize deductions can write off charitable contributions. The vast majority of taxpayers take the standard deduction instead, which was nearly …

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FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

It’s now much easier — and cheaper — for many hearing-impaired Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids began hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids. About 30 million people …

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Kimberly Palmer: Vacation survival tips from 5 finance professionals

Kimberly Palmer: Vacation survival tips from 5 finance professionals

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December. “It eases the burden a lot,” he says, making his December …

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Laughing baggage handlers caught slamming bags at airport

Laughing baggage handlers caught slamming bags at airport

Baggage handlers in Australia have received a stern warning from the CEO of a major national ground services provider after shocking images of mishandling emerged online. Qantas and Swissport Australia have launched an ‘urgent investigation’ after employees were filmed slamming luggage onto a conveyor belt. The footage, believed to have been filmed at Melbourne Airport, …

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Is money a weapon to control your spouse?  This financial abuse can destroy your marriage.

Is money a weapon to control your spouse? This financial abuse can destroy your marriage.

Progress has been slow, but American society’s openness to marriage norms and money issues continues to evolve. Married couples now include the LGBTQ+ community and 38% of breadwinners are women. I share this because gender norms are becoming less normal, which actually means no one is immune to the possibility of a spouse using money …

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Netflix nights are always wrapped in red and white envelopes

Netflix nights are always wrapped in red and white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there’s still a steady — albeit dwindling — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive these discs in the iconic red and white envelopes. “When you open your …

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