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TurboTax to pay customers $141 million to settle deceptive ad claims

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday morning that Intuit Inc., the parent company of TurboTax, has agreed to pay $141 million to settle claims that it deceived millions of low-income U.S. taxpayers between 2016 and 2019. ... Read more»0

As vaccine mandates proliferate, so do bootleg vaccine cards

Americans who oppose vaccinations but travel or work in vaccine-mandated jobs are turning to bootleg cards to circumvent vaccine requirements. ... Read more»0

Supreme Court rejects bid to block university vaccine mandate

The first challenge to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to come before the nation’s highest court has been defeated after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to block Indiana University’s requirement that all students and staff get vaccinated before coming back to campus this fall. ... Read more»0

Biden extends student loan payment pause to 2022

The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will extend the freeze on student loan repayments through the end of January 2022, a pause that was initiated by the Trump administration in 2020, and it was set to expire on Oct. 1. ... Read more»0

Smoke from western wildfires drifts to Midwest & East Coast

Smoke from fires along the West Coast has created hazy conditions throughout the country this week, which experts say could become a regular occurrence as climate change fuels larger wildfires. ... Read more»0