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When Oregon will issue the extra $300 unemployment benefits

People who were unemployed from July 26 through September 5 are eligible. Those who qualify will get $300 for each week they were unemployed during that time frame.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Employment Department started issuing $300 weekly payments on Wednesday to Oregonians who were unemployed from July 26 through September 5.

The additional benefits come from FEMA’s Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. Only people who were unemployed from July 26 through September 5 are eligible to receive the payment. Those who qualify will get $300 for each week they were unemployed during that time frame.

“I am pleased to announce that Oregonians will soon receive their LWA payments. We appreciate their patience, especially as these past few weeks have been incredibly stressful,” said David Gerstenfeld, acting director for the Oregon Employment Department (OED).

In a press release, the OED said LWA payment will be issued to eligible recipients

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Some American Express Cards Are Eligible For New Benefits This Fall

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has continued to shift the way travel brands and credit card companies stay relevant to consumers. Since many travelers are not able to use some of their more familiar miles, points or credit card benefits as they had hoped, creative alternatives are a welcome sight. Today, American Express announced a slate of new offers and points bonuses for certain cardholders.

A recent American Express survey said that eight in ten people are starting to plan for future travel, and a slightly higher percentage are eager to re-engage with their preferred travel brand to help them do that. Just over half of the survey participants were

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Savology Expands Offering to Provide Financial Planning Benefits Through Employers

OREM, Utah, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Savology, a Utah-based fintech startup providing accessible financial planning for American households, announces the launch of its new financial wellness program for employers to provide access to holistic financial planning for their employees.

Employers everywhere are increasingly recognizing the impact and relationship between personal finances, work performance, and overall employee satisfaction both at work and at home.  While other financial wellness programs exist, most do not adequately address the financial challenges that employees face or make a meaningful long-term difference in their behavior and financial outcomes. Savology aims to remedy this by improving financial wellness through personalized financial planning combined with financial tools and financial education.

“Now more than ever employees want, need, and deserve support with their personal finances,” says Jordan Pinedo, Savology’s Head of Partnerships. “Offering Savology for Employers is part of our commitment to households across

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Not seeing the benefits of taking your business online? These might be the reasons why

OPINION: Benjamin Franklin supposedly said: “Out of adversity comes opportunity”.

If there’s one thing I’ve seen in the last six months as our global economy has been shocked out of the way things were, is how fast some of us have adapted, evolved and made the big calls to change in areas that only several months before we did not think possible (or perhaps had to!)

For us as marketing strategists, we’ve helped businesses who only sold in store, those who marketed purely to overseas tourists, and those who have move from manufacturing and wholesale distribution to touting their products direct to customers with online options. It’s been incredible to watch how many business owners have taking on a huge path of learning, adapting, and seeing success.

The best thing about shopping online (compared to in store) is you have the opportunity to get the ‘shopping high’ more than once.

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The best thing about shopping online (compared to in store) is you have the opportunity to get the ‘shopping high’ more than

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Benefits Of Online Installment Loans For Bad Credit

Loans get a bad rep but only apparently because a number of borrowers end up being dragged down mainly by their own disregard of their obligation towards consistent repayments. When payments are missed, interests accrue. Ultimately, defaulted loans will leave your credit history in shambles, making it only more difficult for you to apply for future loans. 

However, if timely recompense is followed, getting an online installment loan for bad credit through PersonalMoneyNetwork.com is a practical and safe approach towards getting the cash you need to get you through this momentary financial crisis you and your family, along with other American families today, are experiencing. 

Tough times call for tough measures, but it shouldn’t be tough towards an already weary situation. Having a healthy credit history is a challenge that many are faced with. In fact, through a poll just last year, studies have revealed that more than half of

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5 Eye-Opening Benefits of Using Facebook Business Manager For Your Business | by IIB Council | Digital Marketing Made Simple | Aug, 2020

After creating your business manager account on Facebook, the first thing you’re probably going to do is add people under your account, and when you do, you will immediately see how everyone in your company will fit in.

As you can see in the screenshot below, all people will be added under one of four main categories (the last two shown here are seen once you click on “Show Advanced Options”).

Employee Access

This is the option that would be selected by default, and rightly so, as this will fit most of the users that you’re adding to your account. I recommend using that option for anyone on your marketing team, interns, or anyone on your payroll who is not an owner.

Admin Access

The second option is basically the highest level of access you can give on the business manager. With this level of access, users can have full

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How many sought unemployment benefits last week?

Until the pandemic upended the operations of American companies, weekly jobless aid applications had never exceeded 700,000 in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.

The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless claims fell by 33,000 form the previous week and that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with just 1.7 million a year ago.

The outbreak slammed the U.S. economy in the spring, causing the economy to collapse at a 31.7% annual rate from April through June, by far the worst three months on record. Companies and government agencies slashed 22 million jobs.

The outbreak

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Another 860,000 Americans filed for jobless benefits last week

Another 860,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.



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It was another week-on-week decline for jobless claims as the jobs recovery drags on, but the improvements have been slow and the jobs recovery is running out of steam. Weekly claims have improved since mid-August, when they briefly inched higher.

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Despite the improvement, last week’s claims were still about four-times higher than they were before the pandemic.

“That just tells you that the labor market has improved, but that it’s a long way from maximum employment,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told reporters during Wednesday’s monetary policy update.

Continued jobless claims, counting workers who have filed for benefits for at least two weeks in a row, stood at 12.6 million, down significantly from the number in last week’s report.

Worse still, these numbers

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Oppenheimer: 3 Stocks That Could Surge Over 100% From Current Levels

So far, September has been a wild ride of ups and downs. Following the recent bout of volatility, stocks have ticked higher again. But as uncertainty regarding another rescue program and the presidential election continues to linger, where does the market go from here? Weighing in for Oppenheimer, Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus argues that any market dips appear “relatively contained and orderly,” and present longer-term investors the chance to find “babies that got thrown out with the bathwater.” He noted, “For nervous investors the recent downdraft has presented opportunity to take some profits without FOMO (fear of missing out).”As for the tech heavyweights that powered the market’s five-month charge forward, the strategist believes “current expectations that technology stocks will remain under pressure for some time seem exaggerated.” Stoltzfus adds that the “core of technology stocks did not

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Big-time benefits with no annual fee

The latest credit card from Chase offers a flat rewards rate and revolving categories. (Photo: Getty Images / RgStudio)

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At the end of August, Chase announced the Chase Freedom Flex, a cash-back rewards credit card that has no annual fee. The brand-new card gives you the best of both worlds—there’s a 5% cash-back category that changes every quarter plus three fixed categories that reward spending on travel, dining, and drugstore shopping.

In the world of category credit cards, this combination is pretty unique. Plus, the Chase Freedom Flex card has several introductory offers that may be hard

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