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“Distance learning”, “how to create online courses“ and “starting an online business from home” have been three of the hottest search terms on Google in 2020. 

Research and Markets has reported that the online education industry is predicted to become a $325 billion industry by 2025. Many business owners, especially coaches, consultants and online entrepreneurs, are taking action and adding an (additional) passive income stream to their product suites. Others are starting to build their very own e-learning platforms. 

However, many course creators out there are making the same mistakes when creating their online courses. Course creators get very excited about creating their digital products and dive right into creating them, which, in many cases, will result in them creating a product nobody wants to hear and see about. Most forget to consider the simplest steps

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October 15 marks the last day for you to file your 2019 taxes, if you requested an extension in the spring. If you want to receive a stimulus check and are eligible, you have to file on or before the October 15 deadline.

There are a select few people who will have more time to file taxes, even after the October 15 deadline. Per the IRS, here are those exceptions:

  • “Members of the military and others serving in a combat zone. They typically have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file returns and pay any taxes due.
  • Taxpayers in federally declared disaster areas who already had valid extensions. For details, see the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.”

Here’s what you need to know:


How to Provide Your Information to the IRS Before the October 15 Deadline

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Indonesian Rupiah, Indian Rupee And Filippino Peso As Gloom Lifting From Asia's Emerging Currencies After Rate Hikes

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Indian bond traders’ worst fears may be realized this week if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announces a further increase to its mammoth borrowing plan.

Traders expect the government to lift its borrowing estimate for the October-March period to six trillion rupees ($81.5 billion) from the existing 5 trillion rupees, according to 10 out of 16 traders in a Bloomberg survey. The timing for this increase couldn’t be worse as the Reserve Bank of India is set to keep its policy rates on hold on Thursday amid a persistently high inflation.

“With no rate cut baked-in, the only thing the market is waiting for is the borrowing calendar, and cues in the RBI policy,” said Lakshmi Iyer, chief investment officer debt at Mumbai-based Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. “Additional borrowings will definitely spook the market if there isn’t a game plan to support extra

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It was another choppy week for bellwether indices Sensex and Nifty 50. Despite volatility, the key benchmark indices managed to advance higher, witnessing buying interest in some of the bluechip stocks.

Following the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting that left the rates unchanged, the focus has shifted to the upcoming US Federal Reserve meeting. The global markets could lend direction to the domestic market in the coming week. The rupee’s movement against the dollar and crude oil price action also need to be watched.

 

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Last week, the Nifty 50 gained 1.15 per cent, or 130 points, after tumbling 2.7 per cent in the week ago. The volatile price action over the past two weeks appears to be a corrective phase.

Week ahead: The Nifty 50 took support at around 11,190 and bounced up, surpassing a key resistance at 11,400 as well as the 21-day moving average.

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Syracuse, N.Y. — New York’s 50-person limit is killing weddings and other group events that are a vital part of business at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the city’s historic landmark hotel.

Owner Ed Riley, who brought the former Hotel Syracuse back from the dead in 2016 with an $82 million renovation, said New York’s 50-person limit on gatherings is unreasonable for venues like his that have large ballrooms and depend on weddings and other group events for their livelihood.

“These edicts come out from the state, and they’re very vague,” he said.

New York limits gatherings such as weddings, conferences and parties to 50 people as part of its effort to contain the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus and Covid-19, the sometimes-deadly respiratory disease it causes.

The 50-person limit applies no matter how large a function room is. That’s different than the state’s 50% rule for restaurants, which

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BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Argentina has gained breathing room after restructuring almost the entirety of $65 billion in foreign bonds, though it now faces a huge challenge to revive growth and repair government finances before the oxygen runs out.

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez (R), Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Economy Minister Martin Guzman attend a news conference to give details about the agreement with major private creditors to restructure Argentina’s sovereign debt, at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace, in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 31, 2020. Juan Mabromata/Pool via REUTERS

The South American grains producer said on Monday it had restructured 99% of eligible bonds in its debt deal after almost all bondholders got on board, a major win for Argentina, which is mired in recession and default.

The country has also converted $8 billion in local dollar debt through voluntary swaps and is near the finish line

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This weekend’s state sales tax holiday is crucial to retailers hoping to draw customers back into their stores, said Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

“This is going to be a step-by-step process, getting consumers back into the stores, making sure they understand they can be safe,” Hurst said in a phone interview Saturday.

Slammed by the pandemic that forced most businesses to close for months, Massachusetts retailers have been slowly reopening over the summer, while implementing measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, under a phased restart of the state’s economy.

Expectations on sales are lower this year compared to previous sales tax holidays, Hurst said. But he anticipates this will be the best weekend for retailers since February when the “twin crises” of the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn began, he said.

The state’s annual sales tax holiday allows customers to buy products, such

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It goes without saying that 2020 has been a very unique year for businesses in every industry and sector. But despite all the disruptions, some businesses have been able to maintain or even increase their sales. Granted, that’s mostly due to the kind of products businesses sell, like personal care necessities, but in some cases, success has come because of tweaks to business models and operations that suit the times.



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From established brands moving to the Facebook Shops platform and music bands embracing online retail in lieu of tours to Shopify introducing invoicing and other services for sellers, it is clear that the retail industry is prime for seismic shifts. For retail businesses looking to increase their profitability during and after the current disruptions, the following are some of the most important pivots to consider implementing:

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1. Ecommerce

The fact is, retail

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Any business must have a marketing plan, and the audience must also be defined elaborately if it is to succeed. Video marketing is certainly not a new form of advertising, but it is now becoming an integral channel of marketing and advertising of business brands. Once you know your business objects and the audience, you can use the online videos to market your business and achieve great results. According to Invespcro, 90% of marketers think that video marketing is crucial to the success of their online business. Moreover, 81% of online businesses now use video marketing compared to only 63% that used it last year. These statistics show that video marketing is the holy Grail of online business.

Why do consumers like videos?

There has to be something about online videos that attracts consumers. It is no coincidence that 60% of consumers prefer to watch online videos than to watch

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Ethan Roeder, Opinion contributor
Published 2:15 a.m. CT Aug. 17, 2020 | Updated 8:32 a.m. CT Aug. 17, 2020

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The Supreme Court case Citizens United arguably changed American political campaigns for good. So, how is it affecting this presidential election?

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Democrats’ future for the next decade hinges on whether they invest aggressively in state legislative races in Texas, Florida and North Carolina.

Power in America starts and ends in the states. Yet Democrats suffer under the delusion that they can solve all their problems by winning at the federal level. As we at Forward Majority write in our new analysis, a rosy narrative has taken hold projecting a Democratic landslide up and down the ballot in November. But the data tell a much more urgent story for Democrats: Less than three months before Election Day, Republicans are still poised to retain complete control of the most strategically

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