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25 Companies Making the Most Money From Coronavirus

Microsoft’s recent earnings report revealed a company that’s not feeling the impact of the pandemic directly on its balance sheet. The company — which has been growing rapidly in recent years on the back of its huge cloud computing segment — posted a 13% increase in revenue compared to the same period in 2019, beating analyst expectations for sales and profits. Revenue growth for their cloud segment Azure was an eye-popping 47%, which was actually a slowdown from the 59% posted the quarter before.

Microsoft’s big report showcased how the coronavirus pandemic isn’t the same for every business. Plenty of companies have seen a huge boost in sales and profits as many Americans change their consumer behaviors to protect themselves from COVID-19, and they’re reaping the benefits even as many other businesses have been forced to close or make costly adjustments to their business model to stay open.

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Smart Money Moves When Cash Is Tighter Than Time

Lots of people have more time than money nowadays. If you’re one — maybe you’re taking a staycation or you freed up commuting hours by working from home — optimize that extra time by making smart financial moves that won’t cost a dime.

“If you have time but no money, it’s time to become the best version of yourself,” says Ryan J. Marshall, a financial adviser in Wyckoff, New Jersey. “What separates successful people from people who struggle financially is often how they spend the time they are given each day.”

From the quick-and-simple to the more-involved, here are ideas to create your personalized money to-do list when you have more available hours than dollars.

Set goals

This is the obligatory recommendation to develop a household budget, perhaps using the 50/30/20 method to divvy up needs, wants, and savings or debt repayment. But creating a budget should be about liberation,

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20 Ways GH Editors are Staying Sane While Sheltering at Home

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Photo credit: courtesy

From Good Housekeeping

The Good Housekeeping staff usually spends hours together devising fun crafts and cooking projects, home decor ideas and cleaning hacks, beauty tips and the best products for, well, everything. We get such joy out of working as a team and then sharing the results with you, our readers. And over the past few months, we’ve kept on keeping on – just from our separate abodes and living situations. Throughout our time sheltering at home, we’ve all had to get creative to keep ourselves and our families safe and entertained and to find a moment of sanity wherever and however we can. That looks different for everyone, just like our circumstances do, but we realized all of our techniques have one thing in common: They might be useful for others, too.

As many of us face an uncertain summer, we thought you might like a

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An App to Stay on Top of Your Spending

When you aren’t keeping track of where your money is going, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy financial behaviors like overspending.

That’s why it can be helpful to use a budgeting app that gives you greater awareness of your spending habits.

Clarity Money is a personal finance app that not only tracks your spending, but also encourages you to save more of your hard-earned cash.

We’ve researched what this app has to offer and how it provides you with insight into your financial health. We’re laying out the pros and cons in this Clarity Money review so you can decide if this app is right for you.

What Is Clarity Money?

Clarity Money is a budgeting app created by venture capitalist and entrepreneur Adam Dell in 2016 and acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2018. It’s part of the banking giant’s Marcus by Goldman Sachs line of financial products.

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Deluded Anti-Mask Tourists Swarm COVID-Plagued Puerto Rico

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Bloomberg via Getty Images

SAN JUAN—“I don’t really care about a mask,” 24-year-old Selena, based in Austin, Texas, told The Daily Beast on Friday while walking the streets of Puerto Rico’s capital city. 

“It’s about control,” she said, parroting discredited ideas about the historic pandemic that has infected over 4 million Americans somehow being a man-made phenomenon. “The government—they have something bigger going on. The coronavirus is a conspiracy.” 

Selena and her travel partner Roger, who both declined to provide their last names, were adamantly anti-mask despite a U.S. COVID-19 death toll of over 146,000. Of course, both had masks visibly at their disposal, but weren’t wearing them properly as they walked the cobblestoned streets of Old San Juan, a major tourist hot spot in the capital city.

“Maybe some people did die of coronavirus,” Serena told The Daily Beast. “But a lot of the cases, the numbers, they’re false,

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The ‘Daily Show’ Creator Taking on Anti-Abortion Extremists

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Nicholas Hunt/Getty

Through the mists of time, comedian Lizz Winstead remembers only a single brief encounter with a local publicity hound from Queens who—in one of the more improbable scenarios in the history of the Republic—became the 45th president of the United States.

“I did encounter Donald Trump,” Winstead told The Daily Beast, recalling an incident in the late 1990s when she was head writer and co-creator of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. “When we couldn’t afford to go to places like the Olympics, we would find some shitty version to cover that was sort of like the Olympics.

“So when the Olympics were happening in the ‘90s, Donald Trump sponsored something out in the Hamptons called ‘The Model Olympics.’ And it was models doing gunny sack races. I feel like there was a lot of bouncing and bikinis. And he was there, and he granted me an interview.

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6 practical reasons to use incognito mode in your browser

If you browse the web in Incognito mode, everything you do is private, right? In a word, no.

Your internet service provider, for example, can still see your activity. This misconception has even turned into a legal battle. A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users while in Incognito mode, among other things.

Speaking of settlements, Apple is paying out $500 million to iPhone users. Tap or click here to get your share. But there may be others you quality for, too. Tap or click for a way to see if you’re owed money from other class-action suits. It’s easier than you think.

While you’re searching for missing money, I have a list of sites you can check. Tap or click here. One of my listeners found nearly $25,000!

If Incognito mode isn’t genuinely private, why use it? I have a few practical uses you’ll want to try.

What

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Amateur investors chase profits during the pandemic

Barney Durrant is one of thousands of Brits who have signed up to online trading and investing platforms during the pandemic. Photo: Barney Durrant
Barney Durrant is one of thousands of Brits who have signed up to online trading and investing platforms during the pandemic. Photo: Barney Durrant

Barney Durrant’s father worked for British Airways when he was younger. So when the share price of BA’s parent company began tumbling earlier this year, he saw “an opportunity.”

“I felt they would come back reasonably quickly,” Durrant, a self-employed digital marketing consultant from East Grinstead, said of airline stocks. “They were at such a massive low.”

A few weeks into lockdown he signed up to online trading platform Saxo and bought shares in BA’s parent company IAG (IAG.L). He also picked up stock in easyJet (EZJ.L) and a few other bombed out big names such as engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L).

Durrant is one of thousands of Brits who have joined trading and investment platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic began. A combination of market volatility, lockdown

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Inside Britain pandemic-era retail investment boom

Barney Durrant is one of thousands of Brits who have signed up to online trading and investing platforms during the pandemic. Photo: Barney Durrant
Barney Durrant is one of thousands of Brits who have signed up to online trading and investing platforms during the pandemic. Photo: Barney Durrant

Barney Durrant’s father worked for British Airways when he was younger. So when the share price of BA’s parent company began tumbling earlier this year, he saw “an opportunity.”

“I felt they would come back reasonably quickly,” Durrant, a self-employed digital marketing consultant from East Grinstead, said of airline stocks. “They were at such a massive low.”

A few weeks into lockdown he signed up to online trading platform Saxo and bought shares in BA’s parent company IAG (IAG.L). He also picked up stock in easyJet (EZJ.L) and a few other bombed out big names such as engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L).

Durrant is one of thousands of Brits who have joined trading and investment platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic began. A combination of market volatility, lockdown

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Arizona State redshirting swimming and diving due to coronavirus

With the fate of college sports this year still unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona State swimming and diving coach Bob Bowman isn’t going to take any chances.

Bowman announced on Sunday that they are going to redshirt the entire men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for the 2020-21 season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde. 

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The team will simply train throughout the year — either separately or together on campus, depending on how the outbreak progresses — and then resume competing next season. 

“All our swimmers lost their NCAA [championships] last year,” Bowman said, via Sports Illustrated. “I’m not willing to let them lose two.”

‘The hardest part is no clarity’

Both the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference have already announced that they will play conference-only schedules this fall because of the coronavirus.

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