Coronavirus: How to find a job after a layoff

Laveta Brigham

As the unemployment rate hits its highest since the Great Depression while the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the U.S. economy, millions of Americans may find themselves out of a job for a few months or longer. While finding a job in such an environment may seem intimidating, you shouldn’t […]

Mortgage lender drops VA home loan rates below 2.5%

Laveta Brigham

VA home loans were already a sweet benefit for U.S. service members, veterans and military widows and widowers, but they’ve become an even better deal as mortgage rates have spiraled downward during the coronavirus pandemic. These mortgages backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs require no money down, and you […]

The best travel credit cards of 2020

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Taking the family on trip? The right credit card can take the hassle out of your vacation. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a […]

A Farm Goes Online, In Ridgefield

Laveta Brigham

RIDGEFIELD, CT — Much has been made of how the coronavirus lockdown permanently shuttered many restaurants, and is greatly diminishing the revenue prospects of those that have reopened. There’s been less conversation about what that meant for those one level up on the food chain, the farmers who sell the […]

3 Essential Steps to Take

Laveta Brigham

Love and marriage don’t always go hand in hand these days. You’ve probably heard all the reports about how fewer people are marrying — even after the 2015 Supreme Court decision that gave couples of all genders the right to marry. About 18 million people in the U.S. are cohabiting […]

“You Mustn’t Lower Yourself for Men Around You”

Laveta Brigham

Photo credit: . From Harper’s BAZAAR Photo credit: Hearst Owned In Season 2 of Dare I Say, launching May 1, host MJ Rodriguez takes us inside the sometimes heated, sometimes vulnerable, and always animated discussions that happen when two women sit down to tackle today’s most pressing issues. New episodes […]

The GOP’s stupid crusade against Obamacare

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here to receive it in your inbox. QUOTE OF THE DAY “I suspect it was more risky to visit the shopping center than to visit the gym.” — Norwegian Goril Bjerkan. Norway reopened gyms this week after […]

Money Reimagined: Crypto’s Diversity Problem

Laveta Brigham

A few years ago, when MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini was leading an interactive digital art project, she found the facial recognition technology it employed was far better at recognizing her lighter-skinned MIT colleagues.   The discovery sent Buolamwini on a mission. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League and started […]

Robert Half’s Protiviti Unveils Business Resilience Tool

Laveta Brigham

Robert Half International Inc.‘s RHI subsidiary Protiviti announced yesterday that it has launched a complimentary assessment tool aimed at enabling companies address coronavirus-associated business disruptions and related workforce re-entry and business transformation challenges. Known as the Navigating Business Resilience tool, it helps businesses fast-recognize and prioritize their problem areas and […]

What’s new on Netflix UK: July 2020

Laveta Brigham

With cinemas not quite open and terrestrial TV struggling to fill the schedules, every month is a busy one for streaming services at the moment — and July on Netflix UK is no different. The streamer has another array of catalogue titles — including some classic movies — and originals […]

Wirecard collapse hits users of British payments apps

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Wirecard – Sven Hoppe/DPA The collapse of German payments provider Wirecard is having knock-on effects on British financial technology companies, with many customers being blocked from withdrawing money or using their accounts. Digital bank Pockit – which provides accounts for those unable to get a traditional bank accounts – and account management […]