Walmart Shoppers Can Now Earn ‘Cryptoback’ Through StormX App

Shoppers at Walmart stores can now earn the cryptocurrency equivalent of cashback when they spend in-store. StormX, a blockchain-based loyalty rewards platform, has enabled a ‘cryptoback’ option of 4% on Walmart purchases, and up to 14% for super-users of the rewards app. The mobile and web app developed by the Seoul-headquartered StormX also supports purchases from major brands including Samsung, Target, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Uber (NASDAQ:UBER).

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is the largest retail chain StormX has added to date, and is the only cryptoback rewards service currently supported by the US multinational retail corporation. “Walmart is synonymous with choice and value, and we are thrilled to further incentivize users to shop there,” said StormX CEO Simon Yu. “As the only crypto cashback program for Walmart worldwide, we are confident that users will take advantage of the rewards program to earn their favorite cryptocurrency while shopping at their favorite retailer.”


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Our Guide to Launching an Online Clothing Resale Business

Shopping usually means spending money — but what if you could use your passion for shopping to make some money?

That’s a real possibility, thanks to the booming world of online clothing reselling.

With platforms like Mercari, Poshmark and eBay, it’s easy to launch your own online clothing resale business. These six steps will help you get started.

1. Select a Platform

Your first step? Pick a platform.

Several online marketplaces are available for you to resell your clothing. Here’s a breakdown of three of the most popular options.


Everyone knows about eBay. It’s been around since the ‘90s, and you can buy and sell nearly everything, from car parts to cribs to new and used clothing.

What’s good about selling on eBay:

  • You can promote your items with eBay advertising, which is a simple and affordable way to get more eyes on your item.

  • You can sell your

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As Wall Street Goes Topsy-Turvy, Crypto Traders Are Bullish as Ever

As the coronavirus takes its devastating toll on the U.S. economy, financial pros are increasingly confounded by the markets. 

The economy is in its worst shape since the early 20th century, and stocks are soaring. The U.S. government’s borrowing is expected to triple to a record $4.5 trillionthis fiscal year, yet 10-year Treasury yields are close to historic lows.

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A report Thursday showed that U.S. jobless claims fell to 963,000 last week, the first weekly figure below 1 million since March. But in

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Just Eat to stop using gig economy workers

The boss of one of the world’s biggest food delivery platforms has told the BBC he intends to end gig working at his company across Europe.

Jitse Groen, who runs Just Eat Takeaway, says he would rather run his company with staff who get benefits and more workplace protection.

It is the model he has used at the part of the business he founded 20 years ago.

Gig workers have flexible hours but normally not benefits like holiday pay.

In many industries, coronavirus has made incomes more unsteady for these workers, as companies look to cut back on discretionary spending.

Asked if the pandemic had made him more sensitive to the difficulties gig workers face, Mr Groen said: “It’s our intent not to have those in Europe.”

He said he did not like the people his company relies on to deliver food from restaurants to have to endure tougher

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A Search That Forged New Stars, Friends and Rivalries

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) participates a briefing on the pandemic from public health experts in Wilmington, Del. the day after she was introduced as Joe Biden's running mate, Aug. 13, 2020. (Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times)
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) participates a briefing on the pandemic from public health experts in Wilmington, Del. the day after she was introduced as Joe Biden’s running mate, Aug. 13, 2020. (Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times)

It was early in Joe Biden’s vice-presidential search when he asked his advisers a sensitive question about Sen. Kamala Harris. He kept hearing so much private criticism of her from other California Democrats, he wanted to know: Is she simply unpopular in her home state?

Advisers assured Biden that was not the case: Harris had her share of Democratic rivals and detractors in the factional world of California politics, but among regular voters, her standing was solid.

Biden’s query, and the quiet attacks that prompted it, helped begin a delicate audition for Harris that has never before been revealed in depth. She faced daunting obstacles, including an array of strong competitors, unease about

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Quarantine threat sparks surge of Britons racing to get back before deadline

British holidaymakers are racing back from France today to avoid the two-week quarantine that comes into effect at 4am on Saturday.

They face paying hundreds of pounds to make a quick exit from the country with the cheapest ticket on a Eurostar train from Paris to London going for £210 this morning.

The cost of taking a car through the Channel Tunnel on Eurotunnel Le Shuttle services on Friday morning was £260, with the operator warning those without valid bookings not to travel to the terminal. All trains after midday are fully booked. Telegraph Travel has learned of one-way flights from the south of France to the UK as high as £800

Among nearly half a million Britons holidaying in France was Kate Bussmann. “We decided to move our Eurotunnel booking forward to Thursday evening. It was a not-cheap gamble – it cost £99 to change – but we have

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Two transgender women arrested at rights rally call treatment at Miami jail ‘dehumanizing’

After being arrested for protesting in support of the rights of Black trans and gender-noncomforming people, two transgender women say they found themselves facing the same type of discrimination they were rallying against.

Gabriela Amaya Cruz and Jae Bucci were two of more than 30 demonstrators who were taken into custody at a July 19 protest in downtown Miami, where all participants were charged with obstructing the roadway. Both women say Miami-Dade corrections officers threatened to jail them with men and repeatedly interrogated them about their private body parts.

“My genitals were just a topic of conversation throughout most of the night,” Cruz said, “It’s disgusting that genitals at the end of the day are the only validation in their eyes of what it means to be female.”

Their experience at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center underlined the conflict between how members of the LGBTQ community define themselves and

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How homeowners can beat the new mortgage refinancing fee

How homeowners can beat the new mortgage refinancing fee
How homeowners can beat the new mortgage refinancing fee

As rates on home loans have slumped to all-time lows this year, hordes of homeowners have cut their monthly mortgage payments by refinancing. But that process is about to get more expensive.

The two huge government-sponsored mortgage companies that buy or back most U.S. home loans say they’ll need to start charging an “adverse market refinance fee” equal to 0.5% of the loan amount, beginning Sept. 1.

Mortgage lenders are livid and say the charge will cost the average borrower an extra $1,400. That’s enough to make some people think twice about whether a refi is worth it.

But don’t rule out getting a new loan, because you might easily trim some other costs to offset the fee.

Mortgage giants blame the fee on COVID-19 ‘uncertainty’

<cite>Michele Eve Sandberg / Shutterstock</cite> <br>The coronavirus pandemic is being cited as the reason for the new fee.<br>
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The coronavirus pandemic is being cited as the reason for
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30 Ways To Dig Yourself Out of Debt

Many people fall into debt, ranging from mortgage debt to credit card debt. In fact, according to a GOBankingRates survey, the average overall debt of Americans — including those with no debt — is approximately $63,000. However, among survey respondents with debt, the average total amount owed is $140,113, the survey showed.

It’s not difficult to find yourself in debt — even if you stick faithfully to your budget and don’t use credit cards for anything frivolous. Unforeseen life circumstances such as losing a job or unpaid time off due to illness can force you to use a credit card to pay for utilities and other necessities. You might owe thousands of dollars in student loan debt. And then there are the unexpected expenses: car repairs, healthcare costs or a new water heater.

If you’re in debt — especially if you’re getting calls from creditors — take action.

Click through

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Masks are on superintendents’ back-to-school shopping lists. Some leaders wonder if there will be enough.

Shari Obrenski, a high school history teacher in Cleveland, usually spends about $500 each year on paper, pencils, markers and tissues for her classroom.

This year, her back-to-school list includes hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant spray — none of which Obrenski can find in stores. She hopes the Cleveland Metropolitan School District can get them.

“Reopening safely across the country is going to cost billions of dollars,” said Obrenski, who’s also the president of the Cleveland Teachers Union.

Cleveland schools will be online for the first quarter of the school year after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the area. 

As rising infections put the first day of school in limbo across the country, school districts are trying to make sure they’ll have enough cleaning supplies, masks and other protective equipment to bring students and staff back safely.

“There’s an expectation for school districts to kind of figure this all

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