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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here.


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Negotiators continue to debate the contents of a stimulus package that both sides want despite their sharp differences, complicating the timeline for receiving a second stimulus check. As of Monday, the White House administration continues to push for a stimulus package to include a second $1,200 stimulus payment to individuals, while also calling on Congress to pass a standalone bill using unused funds from the March CARES Act.

Amidst the dizzying back-and-forth negotiations are some universal questions we can help answer today about the first and potentially the second check — including who was and could be eligible, when a new check could arrive and how dependents could affect your total sum. And if you don’t normally file federal income taxes, you may be one of the millions who still qualify for

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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here.


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The probability of a second stimulus check is still complicated, after a week where negotiations careened from one extreme to another. As of Saturday, the current path is for an overarching stimulus package to include a second $1,200 stimulus payment to individuals.

The dizzying back and forth negotiations will shift the timeline for when the IRS could send a new check, but there are some universal questions we can help answer today about the first and potentially the second check — including who was and could be eligible, when a new check could arrive and how dependents could affect your total sum. And if you don’t normally file federal income taxes, you may be one of the millions who still qualify for the first check, but make sure to claim it by

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YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Friday was a sunny day in Hampton Roads, just like three out of every five days throughout the year. People who are converting to solar are leveraging that fact to save money and help the environment.

The science of solar appeals to homeowner Gwyn Williams, a scientist himself. He powers his 1850 farmhouse in Yorktown with 21st century technology.

“There’s $100 worth of energy that lands on that roof every month from the sun, so the question is, can you harvest it?” Williams said.

For him, the answer to that question was the co-op known as Solar United Neighbors. That’s where he learned about solar, finding an installer, and the new meaning for the term “purchasing power.”

“They can gather about 60 customers at once, so you get volume discounts on panels,” Williams said.

Williams used to pay $5,000 a year for heating oil

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The ballot measure, known as Proposition 22, would establish drivers as an independent class of workers with access to limited job benefits, along with wage and worker protections they’ve so far lacked under the gig economy model. Labor groups and many of driver advocates say the companies’ efforts, however, do not go far enough to protect workers and are merely an attempt, cloaked in friendly marketing materials, to quash a new law that would guarantee drivers access to the minimum wage, employer-provided health care and bargaining rights.

Drawing on a more than $186 million campaign war chest that Uber, Lyft, food delivery app DoorDash and other tech companies have raised, they are seeking to convince California voters that the ballot initiative reflects the will of drivers. They’ve cited limited survey data saying the vast majority of drivers want to remain contractors.

But critics see the measure as a last-ditch effort

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It’s coming down to the wire, but if new coronavirus relief legislation is approved before the Nov. 3 election, a second stimulus payment that resembles the first round could still be in the cards this year.



Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here. Angela Lang/CNET


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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here. Angela Lang/CNET

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a slimmed-down version of its Heroes Act, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not expected to pick it up in the upper chamber. However, separate negotiations to reach a bipartisan agreement are continuing, and you may have many questions about what’s happening right now — or what the finer points are on the first check.



As part of the stimulus package, you may get payment from the government.


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As part of the stimulus package, you may get payment from the government.


This hub aims to answer the most common stimulus check questions, including how much you could

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A second stimulus check may resemble the last round of direct payments, if new coronavirus relief legislation is authorized before the Nov. 3 election. The road to that stimulus package just took an interesting turn, as the House of Representatives passed a slimmed-down version of its Heroes Act on Thursday night, as a follow-up proposal to the CARES Act from March.



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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here. Angela Lang/CNET

While we wait and watch to see how the negotiations for a bipartisan bill unfold, we’ve created this hub to answer your stimulus check questions, including how much you might get paid for your whole family if there’s a second check (try the stimulus calculator for an estimate), how dependents will factor in and who may be eligible. And we’ll also help you if you’re a non-filer — you may

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New York, NY, Sep 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, in partnership with Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today released “Modern Principles for Sensible and Effective Executive Pay,” outlining a new path for executive compensation that moves from a shareholder-centric approach to including other priorities, such as fairness, employee well-being and other commitments to ensure long-term business success. The report points to key areas that must be addressed to align pay and incentives with Board responsibility and the changing role of the CEO.

“From the Business Roundtable to the World Economic Forum, the leaders of America’s largest corporations have committed to serving the interests of workers, communities, customers and the environment, along with shareholders” said Judy Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. “Yet the strongest

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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here.


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A new coronavirus relief package hasn’t yet been passed in 2020, but both sides of the aisle still hope to agree on legislation with a second stimulus check that could result in an extra $1,200 per person, with more for families. (Here’s who we think will and won’t be eligible.)

If approved, a new direct payment could look like the last one as far as how it’ll affect your taxes and what you should do if you have dependents and receive federal benefits. You have until Sep. 30 to claim a payment for qualified dependents who were omitted from the first check and until Oct. 15 if you don’t normally file taxes and aren’t sure if you can still get the first check.

The IRS has a tracker tool you can use if you don’t

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Republican and Democratic leaders have so far failed to pass a new coronavirus relief package this year, but there’s still a bipartisan desire to approve legislation that includes a second stimulus payment of up to $1,200 or more for some families.



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Everything you need to know about economic stimulus checks, right here. Angela Lang/CNET

If authorized, a second round of stimulus payments might resemble the first payment in terms of the effect on your taxes and what you need to do if you receive federal benefits and you have dependents. You can still claim qualified dependents who were omitted from the first check until Sep. 30.

If you are still waiting on the first stimulus payment, try looking for it in the IRS tracker or file a missing payment report if you believe it could have been lost or stolen. Keep reading for more details

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The new X1 Visa Card, created by former Twitter execs with backing from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, is planned for release this winter, and the company opened its waiting list this week. I signed up (there are about 23,000 people ahead of me). You might want to as well, because it sounds like the X1 card will be unlike any credit card you’ve seen before. And it could be especially useful for entrepreneurs.

What’s different about the X1?

1. It doesn’t use credit scores to determine your credit limit.

“The consumer credit card industry has been almost untouched by tech and has relied on the archaic credit score system,” co-founder and former Twitter exec Deepak Rao told TechCrunch. Instead, X1 determines how much credit to give you by looking at your current and future income. By comparison, your credit score is essentially a record of your past–how much debt you

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