Month: July 2021

Come as you are to this piece of rock ‘n’ roll history. Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Washington state has been unanimously approved by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to be turned into a landmark. Now considered historically significant, the modest 1,500-square-foot home where the late rocker grew up is expected to become an exhibit. 
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MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor on Friday defended his enterprise software company’s debt-financed purchases of bitcoin, telling CNBC he sees buying the cryptocurrency right now as comparable to investing in Facebook in the social network’s early days. “We’ve got $2.2 billion of debt and we pay about 1.5% interest, and we have a very long time
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Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images The IRS began issuing another 1.5 million tax refunds this week to people who received unemployment benefits in 2020. That adds to the nearly 9 million refunds, worth about $10 billion, the agency sent since May. Funds delivered by direct deposit this week started hitting bank accounts on Wednesday, and
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The Senate has begun deliberations over a bipartisan plan to provide $550 billion in new spending for a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, public transit, broadband, and the electrical grid. The good news is that lawmakers avoided raising taxes to cover the cost of the new spending and instead used some reasonable
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In this article MA Mastercard Inc. credit cards. Benoit Tessier | Reuters Mastercard CFO Sachin Mehra told CNBC that consumer spending in America is on pace to exceed pre-pandemic levels, based on data from the company’s second-quarter earnings report. The payments giant reported Thursday that gross dollar volume, a metric that reflects purchase activity, increased
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