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‘We are at the finish line’ People can expect Lost Wages Assistance money soon

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says people should be able to see money from the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program soon.

Lost Wages Assistance Program money coming soon, SCDEW says

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the program for the state back on September 1st

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People who are hurting from the pandemic would receive $300 per week if they are receiving at least $100 in weekly benefit amounts from a state or federal program, by continuing to complete the mandatory claim certification each week and indicating there’s a job disruption due to the pandemic.

News 19 has received several calls and messages from viewers asking when the money would come through from the program.

Heather Biance, Media Relations Specialist with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW), says people can expect money from the program soon.

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Sir Maejor Page fraudulent GoFundMe for BLM in Atlanta

While GoFundMe said only $13,154 was raised on their platform, they did say that donors can request a refund.

ATLANTA — GoFundMe said they would issue refunds to those who donated to a fraudulent Black Lives Matter organization. 

A once-prominent face in the racial justice movement in Atlanta is facing federal charges in Ohio after allegations that he used a non-profit account to raise money that he later used for personal purchases.

A criminal complaint filed in the US Northern District of Ohio shows that Tyree Conyers-Page, who goes by the name of Sir Maejor Page, has been charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.

The charges, according to the complaint, stem from fraudulent use of donations received. A witness tipped off the FBI that Conyers-Page may have been using the Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA) non-profit organization to make money.

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Dear IRS: But What About Us ‘Little’ People?

Dear IRS: But What About Us ‘Little’ People?

Every time I look at my paystub, I want to vomit at the sight of how much money is taken out in taxes. Every time I pay an installment loan on my tax debt, I want to gauge my eyes out because I know the second I miss a payment, here comes the IRS threatening to garnish my wages.

None of my friends are millionaires, let alone thousandaires. But plenty of them are struggling with tax debt. Tax debt that can’t be prayed away. Tax debt that the IRS won’t bargain over with an offer in compromise. Tax debt that will probably follow them to their graves.

Unfortunately, none of us are Donald Trump.

The impeached president of the U.S. probably shouldn’t have been allowed to even run for president if his tax information was readily available. But as the recent New York Times article pointed out, Trump is swimming

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Ellen DeGeneres Joked to Kris Jenner That Kourtney Kardashian Only Filmed ‘KUWTK’ Again for Money

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is coming to a permanent end, and we’re sure most members of the Kardashian/Jenner family will miss the show. It seems Kourtney Kardashian might not, though. She had a complicated relationship with the show and her family.

At one point, Kourtney decided to appear on the show less — but she ultimately came back. And Ellen DeGeneres joked to Kris Jenner that Kourtney only came back on the show for money. Here’s what went down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Kourtney Kardashian decided to take a step back from filming ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’

Kourtney had been featured on KUWTK since 2007, but she certainly had a complex relationship with the show. While it helped launch her family to superstardom, it also showed all the negative aspects of her relationship with Scott Disick and the fights between her and her sisters. Ultimately, she

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NFL owners easily can support equality by putting money behind words

  • Programming Note: A new episode of “Race in America: A Candid Conversation” featuring special guest Steve Wyche airs Friday night after Giants Postgame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and after A’s Postgame Live on NBC Sports California.

There they were Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, longtime intrastate rivals, standing alongside each other, locked in an exhibition of unity that projected the NFL’s message of solidarity for a more humane America.

There’s a modicum of progress in that this display of civility initiating Week 2 of the NFL season was not met with dissent. The 6,000 or so fans scattered about FirstEnergy Stadium ensured the Cleveland experience was more cordial than the Kansas City experience a week earlier.

What’s discouraging is that there is no reason to believe the politeness will be any more effective than any of the various on-field demonstrations of Week 1.

The

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Here’s how much money Bears aiming to give Allen Robinson in extension

It’s been an eventful week regarding Bears receiver Allen Robinson’s frustrations over contract negotiations with the team.

After Robinson scrubbed his social media accounts of all references to the Bears, things escalated to the point where teammates were calling for the team to sign Robinson to a well-deserved extension and trade rumors were swirling.

But the main question that everyone has been wondering is: What’s gone wrong? Especially considering general manager Ryan Pace has a track record of rewarding players that have earned contract extensions.

Robinson has felt disrespected by the Bears’ contract offers, which have been kept under wraps. But now, it sounds like we have a better understanding of how much the Bears feel Robinson’s services are worth compared to what Robinson is seeking.

According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Bears have been using Cooper Kupp’s extension with the Los Angeles Rams as a comparison for what they

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Saving Money: Startup Bets People Will Do It for a Chance to Win $10 Million

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At a time when some Americans are being tempted to pour their savings into risky investments, the son of a Wall Street veteran is encouraging them to set aside more money.

Adam Moelis, whose father Ken Moelis runs investment bank Moelis & Co., has managed to attract new accounts worth almost $40 million in two months at his startup, Yotta Savings. The hook is that Yotta gives people a sweepstakes ticket for every $25 they save. A weekly drawing gives customers the chance to win between 10 cents and $10 million.

With 6,500 customer accounts, it still has a long way to go before it can catch up with competitors. Another banking challenger, Current, has gathered more than 1 million accounts since its 2015 founding. And several other rivals are entering the fray. Additionally, millions of people signed up this year with 

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If you got some extra money, what would you do with it? Many people say it depends how much extra it is

What would you do with an extra $100 a week — save it, spend it, or a bit of both?

What about if that $100 became an extra $500 a week?

In the countdown to the federal budget, we asked our Facebook Messenger subscribers how they’d use some hypothetical extra cash after a tough 2020.

Readers had some very different ideas of how they’d spend extra money if they had it — and how the choice would change depending how much extra they got.

See which category you fit into.

Save the $100, spend the $500

If I had an extra hundred dollars a week, I would put it directly into savings! Then we’d finally have some. An extra $500 a week? I’d treat my family to takeaway more than once a fortnight and I’d save the rest – we are single income with three children, and houses don’t get

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$75M in CARES money is unused. Greenville nonprofits, facing a surge in need, want a share. | Greenville Business

Some nonprofit organizations in Greenville County are asking for a larger share of the $91 million the county received from the federal CARES Act coronavirus relief program.

The county has already begun to shift money from the $75 million it initially set aside for small businesses, minority-owned small businesses and nonprofits. Response to that program, which provided up to $10,000 in reimbursement for coronavirus-related expenses, was much lower than anticipated.

At the end of August, Greenville County moved $7.5 million to a fund designated for county expenses. It was set aside for public safety but has not been distributed, said Bob Mihalic, Greenville County spokesman. He did not provide details of how the money would be used.

A spokesman with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the department was not aware of the money. Councilwoman Liz Seman said she understood it would be used for expenses incurred by county emergency

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Gulf Countries Have Not Paid the Aid Money They Pledged to Yemen

The UN has named and shamed Saudi Arabia and two other Gulf kingdoms for not fulfilling funding pledges to help Yemen, where the impact of the devastating Saudi-backed war has now led to one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world.

Saudi Arabia, which supports Yemen’s government against the country’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, hosted a high-level UN donor pledging conference in June to help Yemen deal with its humanitarian crisis, pledging $500 million of a total $3.4 billion in funds.

This week, however, both UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, publicly noted that Riyadh has not yet sent a single cent to the relief effort. The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, which also pledged significant amounts of money, have not delivered either.

“More than 9 million people have been affected by deepening cuts to aid programmes, including food, water and healthcare. Continuing to hold

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