Monthly Archives: August 2020

Business How to choose the best mortgage and decide between conventional or government-backed, fixed or adjustable rate

miodrag ignjatovic / Getty Images When choosing a mortgage type, the first decision you’ll have to make is probably between a conventional or a government-backed loan.There are two types of conventional mortgages: conforming loans meet standards set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and nonconforming loans are for amounts that exceed the FHFA’s limit.Government-backed loans…

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Business 10 ways to optimize your home office and the biggest mistakes to avoid, according to an interior designer

Amie T. Keener is a registered interior designer and associate at Gensler.Many people may have set up their home offices not expecting to be there for the long haul, but it’s becoming increasingly clear we may be home for several more months.Now you may be scrambling to create a better home office.But before you do…

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Business What you need to know about GoodRx’s plans to go public

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Business Billionaire Bill Ackman says mandatory investing accounts for every US child could combat wealth inequality

Reuters Wealth inequality poses a “black-swan-type” risk to investors and US capitalism, but the government can work to solve it, Pershing Square Capital founder Bill Ackman said in a letter to investors. The billionaire defended capitalism as “the best system for maximizing the size of the economic pie,” but noted that wage growth has “not…

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Business We could get crucial data on top coronavirus vaccines and treatments in September. Here are the 10 most important events to watch for.

September could bring crucial data on leading coronavirus vaccines and experimental treatments.Business Insider identified 10 key events that could happen in September in the race for COVID-19 vaccines and drugs.These events include possible data from top pharma companies like AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Regeneron, as well as the start of clinical trials to test a spate…

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Sports Belarus: Mass rally keeps pressure on Lukashenko

Many thousands on the streets again in Belarus to protest against President Lukashenko. Show more Tens of thousands again take to the streets in Belarus to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko. Also: the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says there have been unpublicised talks with many more Arab countries about improving ties. And India and…

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Sports Government paid influencers to promote Test and Trace

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Former Love Island contestant Shaughna Phillips is one Instagram influencer who has been promoting the NHS Test and Trace scheme to her followers The government paid social media influencers to promote the NHS Test and Trace service, it has confirmed.Instagram influencers, including Love Island stars, were paid an undisclosed amount…

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Sports Mauritius oil spill: ‘We want to protect our island’

Around 1,000 tonnes of oil leaked into the waters off the coast of Mauritius when a Japanese-owned ship ran aground on 25 July, causing an environmental emergency. The ship has now been deliberately sunk into the ocean, despite fears from environmental groups that it would further damage biodiversity.Three young Mauritians tell the BBC’s My World…

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Sports ‘We need Eat Out To Help Out to run in the autumn’

Most restaurant owners say Eat Out To Help Out has boosted their businesses this summer. The government scheme, which gives diners 50% off their food and soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August (up to a maximum of £10 per diner), is coming to an end.Andy Lennox owns two restaurants in Bournemouth and…

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