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Ford Motor Co. has restarted its plants in Mexico after weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus, it said Monday. The automaker offered little detail on exactly when it restarted its four plants in Mexico or how many shifts it would operate, other than to say the restart is gradual. "The safety of our workforce is our top priority," said Ford spokesman Said Deep, in an email to the Free Press. ...

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The coronavirus pandemic has cost a record number of Americans their jobs. Self-employed workers are especially vulnerable during economic downturns since they do not have the same type of job protections as other workers. 

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The scene in the TV ad: a football locker room. A man walks toward the camera, looking us dead in the eye. His name is Tommy Tuberville. He is a Republican, a former football coach, running for the United States Senate in Alabama. He makes three promises. "We'll drain the swamp," he says. "Build the wall. No amnesty, ever." I can understand "drain the swamp" and "build the wall" - Coach ...

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Miguel Oliveira firmly pushes down on the limes and sugar in the cocktail shaker, for the first time that day. It's noon, and this, together with the sparsely-populated promenade his kiosk bar sits on, is just one sign that something is wrong in Rio de Janeiro.

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Delta is defending itself against Democratic accusations that it's violating a $2 trillion coronavirus relief law by cutting workers' hours, saying it is "in full compliance" with the law. Delta CEO Edward H. Bastian defended the airline in a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren last week, saying the company is attempting to preserve jobs after money from the law dries up at the end of September. ...

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UnitedHealth Group said it will pay for the college education of George Floyd's children and donate more than $10 million to help Twin Cities neighborhoods hurt by the riots of the last week. After Floyd died while in Minneapolis police custody, an offshoot of peaceful protests turned violent, resulting in days of looting and destruction in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. UnitedHealth said it ...

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DALLAS - Southwest Airlines is offering what it describes as the "most generous buyout package in our history" needed" in an effort to avoid layoffs or furloughs this fall. In a document shared with employees Monday, Southwest detailed early retirement and extended time off packages designed to "ensure the long-term success" of the airline. Most Southwest employees with more than 10 years at ...

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DALLAS — En un mundo post-COVID, es difícil imaginar que le prestes tu lápiz labial a una amiga, y mucho menos a una extraña. Pero las grandes tiendas de belleza Sephora y Ulta Beauty Inc. se convirtieron en las favoritas de los entusiastas del maquillaje en hacer justo eso: dejar que todos los clientes probaran el mismo producto de exhibición. Ahora, mientras las tiendas intentan atraer a los ...

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Virginia's largest payday lender is pulling out of the state ahead of stricter new regulations that will take effect next year. Advance America surrendered its payday and title loan licenses last week, said Joe Face, commissioner of the Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions. So did Express Check Advance, which shares a South Carolina headquarters with Advance America. A payday loan is a ...

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Over the weekend, what began as a peaceful protest in Madison, Wis., where I served as chief of police for more than 20 years, erupted in violence. A police vehicle was torched, more than 70 businesses were damaged and in some cases looted, and police deployed tear gas and pepper spray. Similar unrest has occurred in dozens of cities across the country as citizens have come together to protest ...

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LOS ANGELES - Sean Wotherspoon spent Saturday night in his Los Angeles home, watching live as his businesses were destroyed. He watched as security-camera feeds showed people shattering the plate glass windows of his Round Two store o and walking out with more than $250,000 worth of high-end street wear. He saw them make off with about as much inventory from his vintage store next door. He ...

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Hurricane season runs from June - November. And it seems that each year, the projected number of named storms and severe hurricanes increases. We are fortunate in that with the advancement in current meteorological technology, severe weather is easier to predict. That means that we have more time to prepare. If you’re in an area that is hurricane-prone, you should always be prepared -- having a plan in place for your whole family, including your pet.

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Dairy Store has come a long way since it first opened as Varsity Dairy in 1917, when it served all-you-can-drink milk for a nickel to those who brought their own glass.

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In a rare example of public dissent, some Facebook employees are taking to Twitter to express strong disagreements with CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take any action on a series of controversial posts last week from President Donald Trump, including an apparent threat that "looting" would lead to "shooting."

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The U.S. has sent to Brazil more than 2 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as potentially protecting against and treating the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate resumes session today with no plans to consider fresh relief for Americans. Get caught up on the morning's virus developments here.

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MoneyTips

Surprise! The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may cause many changes in your tax situation. Instead of enjoying a tax refund this year, you may discover that you owe Uncle Sam. Even worse, you do not have the money to pay these surprise taxes. What can you do?

The good news is that you still have options but ignoring the tax bill is NOT one of them. That will only make your situation worse in the long run as you rack up fees and penalties.

Fortunately, the IRS and Treasury Department extended the tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interest of safety and to curb the spread of the coronavirus, all Taxpayer Assistance Centers have been closed temporarily and face-to-face IRS services have been suspended until further notice. See the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief page for the latest updates and stay safe.

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Last-Minute Tax Day Filing

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MoneyTips

Surprise! The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may cause many changes in your tax situation. Instead of enjoying a tax refund this year, you may discover that you owe Uncle Sam. Even worse, you do not have the money to pay these surprise taxes. What can you do?

The good news is that you still have options but ignoring the tax bill is NOT one of them. That will only make your situation worse in the long run as you rack up fees and penalties.

Fortunately, the IRS and Treasury Department extended the tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interest of safety and to curb the spread of the coronavirus, all Taxpayer Assistance Centers have been closed temporarily and face-to-face IRS services have been suspended until further notice. See the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief page for the latest updates and stay safe.

You must nevertheless m...

Last-Minute Tax Day Filing

The Punishing Costs of Paying Your Taxes Late

How To File For A Tax Extension