This Is the State That Lost the Most People in the Past 10 Years

America’s population growth from 2010 to 2020 was among the slowest for any decade on record since the U.S. census began over 230 years ago. The nation’s population rose only 6.5% to 329,484,123. While several states posted double-digit population growth, a few shrank and one had a drop larger by a wide margin than any other. The recent population measurement […]

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UK abolishes tax on women’s sanitary products

More On: taxes Albany’s planning more pain for New York in 2021 US to raise tariffs on French and German wines Beware Section 230 repeal and other commentary Owe, here we go! Running the deficit for COVID relief will haunt the nation Britain on Friday became the latest country to abolish the so-called “tampon tax,” eliminating sales taxes on women’s […]

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Glitch-plagued ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ misses sales forecasts

More On: video games KFC launches video game console — with a ‘red hot’ fried chicken grill Two women get in knock-down brawl over PS5 at Walmart Sony pulls ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ from PlayStation store after complaints Man fatally stabs stepdad after being told to stop playing video games The most anticipated video game of the year — which stars “Matrix” […]

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One in five Shopify stores reportedly pose a risk to shoppers

More On: online shopping Luxury gifts for her: 26 presents for women that will brighten up Christmas 32 best e-gift cards you can buy online for easy, last-minute holiday gifts Dawn Levy is offering a 25% off sale to help you keep warm this winter Best tech gifts of 2020: 33 cool ideas for a high-tech Christmas So many scammers […]

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‘Centre to set up development finance entity in 3-4 months’

Infra needs patient capital, banks not ideal for long-term projects: DFS Secretary. The government plans to set up a Development Finance Institution (DFI) in the next three to four months with a view to mobilise the ₹111 lakh crore required for funding of the ambitious national infrastructure pipeline, according to Financial Services Secretary Debasish Panda. “We need a development financial […]

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COVID-19 stimulus bill will let businesses seek second PPP loan

More On: Paycheck Protection Program Feds seize $8.4 million from Florida ‘ministry’ in PPP fraud case Congress stuck after McConnell resists state aid in COVID-19 deal Paycheck Protection Program wasn’t perfect, but still a huge jobs saver Mnuchin defends move to end Treasury’s COVID-19 loan programs Some American small businesses will be able to seek a second government-backed loan to […]

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More than 2m UK households in arrears on energy bills

More than half a million households have fallen behind on their energy bills since February, taking the total number of billpayers in arrears to more than 2 million, according to Citizens Advice. The consumer charity said an extra 600,000 households owed payments to their energy suppliers, with the coronavirus outbreak leading to record high redundancies this year. On average, billpayers […]

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This Is the State That Overpaid the Unemployed the Most

The U.S. Congress continues to debate a second COVID-19 economic relief package, even as many states send letters to Americans who may have received an overpayment during the first round of federal unemployment insurance payments. Unless Congress acts soon, the last of the direct federal payments to 3.3 unemployed workers will end on December 31. Under the CARES Act passed […]

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CII urges Centre to disinvest aggressively, monetise assets

‘Fiscal management needs 3-year perspective, as recovery expected only in FY22’ The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the government to look at fiscal management from a three-year perspective, as complete recovery was expected only in FY22. In its recommendations for the Union Budget, it has also suggested aggressive disinvestment, including bringing down stake in majority public sector banks […]

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