Second Stimulus Check: How much money could you get if a second deal gets done? The latest on economic recovery talks

Even if the news isn’t always good the fact that there’s news at all when it comes to a second economic stimulus package is positive for people who are in desperate need of cash before year’s end.

That’s because any news at all means that Republicans and Democrats have been talking, and that’s a good thing because there were times — even earlier this week at President Donald Trump’s urging — when it looked as though they might walk away from the table before getting a deal done.

The sides have long been in agreement, however, that Americans need financial help, and Trump changed course during the week and is pushing for a package, too.

The latest Saturday was a $1.8 trillion stimulus package proposed by Republicans, and while a deal on the table is positive, it’s not likely to be the one that eventually gets done — provided

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What is the Financial Services Sector?

The economy is made up of many different segments called sectors. These sectors are comprised of different businesses that provide goods and services to consumers. The companies that are grouped together in a sector provide a similar product or service. For instance, companies that offer agricultural services make up the agricultural sector. Corporations that provide mobile or cellular telephone services are part of the telecommunications sector. This article looks at the financial services sector, one of the most important segments of the economy.

Key Takeaways

  • Financial services make up one of the economy’s most important and influential sectors.
  • Financial services is a broad range of more specific activities such as banking, investing, and insurance.
  • Financial services are limited to the activity of financial services firms and their professionals while financial products are the actual goods, accounts, or investments they provide.

What Is the Financial Services Sector?

The financial services sector

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Turning Change Into Opportunity Through Adaptive Sophistication

Director of Marketing at Chargebee, helping organizations grow through streamlined subscription billing and revenue operations. 

On March 17, 2020, Fortune published an article (subscription required) predicting why online classes wouldn’t really work. On March 23, six days later, and for the first time in its history, all classes for undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard transitioned to online delivery. In the six months since, Harvard has had to revamp its curriculum and reevaluate its centuries-long traditions to facilitate its first 100%-remote semester. 

“This is a moment in time that demands unprecedented innovation and inspiration,” Nonie Lesaux, HGSE academic dean, told the Harvard Gazette

It’s not just Harvard. The global pandemic has redefined the way we live, work and learn. Looking deeper into education, 2020 has been the tipping point for e-learning. While investors have bet on e-learning for years, companies within this segment have struggled with large-scale adoption

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Bitcoin Is An ‘Insurance Policy’ Against The Fed, Warns Former Facebook Exec

The U.S. dollar has been under pressure this year, taking a big hit as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on America’s economy.

In the run up to next month’s U.S. presidential election, investors are scrambling to understand how a win for either incumbent Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden will move the dollar and currency markets.

However, former Facebook
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executive-turned venture capitalist, Chamath Palihapitiya, has warned neither Biden nor Trump will help U.S. dollar—but holding bitcoin is an “insurance policy” that helps him to “sleep soundly at night.”

MORE FROM FORBESForget Jack Dorsey And Square-Is This The Real Reason Bitcoin Has Suddenly Soared?

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The top 9 reasons for personal loans

Personal loans are borrowed money that can be used for large purchases, debt consolidation, emergency expenses and much more. These loans are paid back in monthly installments over the course of typically two to six years, but it can take longer depending on your circumstances and how diligent you are with making payments.



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Here are the top six reasons to get a personal loan and when they make sense:

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  1. Debt consolidation.
  2. Alternative to a payday loan.
  3. Home remodeling.
  4. Moving costs.
  5. Emergency expenses.
  6. Appliance purchases.
  7. Vehicle financing.
  8. Wedding expenses.
  9. Vacation costs.

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How personal loans work

Once you get approved for a personal loan, the funds you receive will be disbursed in a

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driving religious religious out of business

Tim Busch, Opinion contributor
Published 6:00 a.m. CT Oct. 11, 2020

Woke capitalism is forcing business owners to choose ideological sides or get out of business.

When I started my first business 40 years ago, I had to ask myself a lot of questions. Where should I get office space? What is my revenue model? How could I expand? And many others. But there’s one question I’d have to ask now that I didn’t have to ask then: Do I need to abandon my faith?

The rise of so-called “woke capitalism” has put religious belief on a collision course with entrepreneurship and economic participation. Where once business was about innovating and improving lives, now companies are being pressured by political leaders and activists to toe a variety of ideological lines.

Woke capitalism threatens religious freedom

The ever-shifting list of demands ranges from supporting slavery reparations to opposing the police, from

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Insiders sound off on Florida insurance cost hikes

As home insurance prices are poised to increase sharply, the South Florida Sun Sentinel asked leading insurance experts to provide their views of the disintegrating state of the market. Here’s what they had to say. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Locke Burt, president and CEO, Security First Insurance Co.

Insurance cost drivers are well known and have been reported before — bad weather, increased reinsurance costs, shady contractors, aggressive plaintiffs bar with a favorable legal environment, water losses, fraud. What’s different is the trends seem to be accelerating and the Legislature has not done anything meaningful to change the trajectory of increased costs which, under Florida law, must be passed on to consumers in the required annual rate filings.

The private sector is shrinking and raising rates as fast as they can because the losses are not sustainable and the providers of additional investment capital simply do

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Anti-California dream creates booming business opportunities

In recent years, the number of Californians leaving the Golden State has exceeded the number of new residents moving in, and the mass exodus has created business opportunities for companies offering to help disillusioned residents settle elsewhere in the United States.

Two of those companies are LeavingTheBayArea.com and LeavingSoCal.com, started by Scott Fuller, a real estate broker now residing in Arizona. Fuller told Fox Business that he got the ideas for these companies by working with a lot of clients who were “getting fed up and tired of what’s happening in California.”

A for sale sign stands in front of a house, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Westwood, Mass.  (AP)

He said he started the companies to provide services to people who were “looking to relocate but were overwhelmed with the task, weren’t sure

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Why you should consider personal loans during the coronavirus pandemic

Personal loans could help cover unexpected expenses with lower interest rates. (iStock)

Millions of Americans face unprecedented personal finance concerns as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect unemployment rates months after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States.

The Federal Reserve took steps in March to encourage consumer spending by lowering interest rates to near 0%. Rates have stayed low, and projections suggest that the interest rate will remain near 0% until at least 2023.

If you’re considering a personal loan, now may be a good time to move forward so you can take advantage of low rates. Get started on the application process today.

If you still want to do more research before taking out a personal loan, read on.

What is a personal loan?

Personal loans allow you to borrow funds from a lender to use for any expense. Typically, personal loans

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Womack to replace Graves on Financial Services subcommittee

Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackOn The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic pain Womack to replace Graves on Financial Services subcommittee Ex-CBO director calls for more than trillion in coronavirus stimulus spending MORE (R-Ark.) is set to take over as the top Republican on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, replacing outgoing ranking member Tom GravesJohn (Tom) Thomas GravesOn The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic pain Womack to replace Graves on Financial Services subcommittee Is Congress reasserting itself? MORE (R-Ga.).

Graves stepped down from his congressional seat on Oct. 4.

Though fiscal 2021 began last week, Womack may have a

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