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Posted in Finance

Success Academy Offers Sobering Lesson for Reopening NYC Schools

(Bloomberg) — If any school in America could find an edge just now — a magic way to reopen kindergarten or teach Algebra online — you might think it was one beloved by Wall Street millionaires and billionaires.

But not even Success Academy, the largest charter-school network in New York, the nation’s largest school district, has easy answers for teaching kids during this pandemic.

As school districts everywhere weigh bringing students back against the risks of spreading the virus, Success Academy offers a sobering lesson about how daunting that calculus has become. This much is certain: reopening schools is now one of the most formidable obstacles to fully reopening New York — and the nation’s entire economy.

Over the years, Success Academy has formed ties with the likes of hedge fund luminaries Dan Loeb, Ken Griffin and John Paulson, who have collectively lavished tens of millions on the network and

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Posted in Business

NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games

The NFL has offered to scrap all preseason games, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

The players’ association had sought no preseason games and the league had reduced the exhibition schedule to two games. But on Monday evening, the NFL said it would eliminate those preseason contests and also would offer players 18 days for acclimation, up from seven days. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the offer has not been made public.

Another part of the offer is to provide a means for players concerned about participating in training camp and/or games to opt out and receive a stipend.

The union has not yet accepted the offers. Should it do so, both sides would have taken a major step toward starting the season on time.

Earlier Monday, the league said players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first

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Posted in Insurance

As millions lose health insurance, Trump administration offers little help

President Trump and Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at a White House meeting in 2017, have taken few steps to alert consumers to their options for health coverage. <span class="copyright">(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)</span>
President Trump and Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at a White House meeting in 2017, have taken few steps to alert consumers to their options for health coverage. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

As millions of people lose jobs in the coronavirus outbreak, jeopardizing their health benefits, the Trump administration and many states are doing little if anything to connect Americans with other insurance coverage.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department hasn’t launched any special effort to publicize the availability of Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or health plans being sold on marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.

And federal officials haven’t made any substantial new commitment of money for outreach or to help people enroll in coverage.

In California and 11 other states that operate their own insurance marketplaces, state governments have created special enrollment periods to give people

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Posted in Personal

Tucker Carlson criticizes racist comments of show writer but offers no apology

Tucker Carlson at Fox News studios in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2018. <span class="copyright">(Jennifer S. Altman / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Tucker Carlson at Fox News studios in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 2018. (Jennifer S. Altman / Los Angeles Times)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson distanced himself and his program from the incendiary hate speech posted online by a former writer who worked on his top-rated program.

But critics who expected an apology from the conservative cable provocateur for the out-of-office behavior of Blake Neff, who worked on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” since January 2017, did not get one. He even delivered a parting shot at them.

“What Blake wrote anonymously was wrong,” Carlson said Monday on his program, reading from a statement. “We don’t endorse those words, they have no connection to the show. It is wrong to attack people for qualities they cannot control. In this country we judge people for what they do, not for how they were born. We often say that because we mean it. We’ll continue

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Last chance to get these seven digital offers at huge discounts

TLDR: Check out these seven digital offers to improve your productivity, your work quality and even you, all at up to $3.500 off.

We could make some bad puns about independence and such, but you’d see right through that cheap writing ploy. The reality is this is a pre-July 4th collection of great digital offers, all with discounts of between $125 to $3,500. If those cold, hard numbers on some stellar productivity and protection products don’t do all the persuading that needs to be done, it’s doubtful some ridiculously stretched July 4th reference will save the day.

Instead, we’ll just make the savings even more gaudy. So if you spend $50 or more, enter the code JULYFOURTH15 during checkout and you’ll get an additional 15 percent off. Or if your total reaches $75 or more, the code JULYFOURTH20 will slash 20 percent off your purchase price. That’s a true declaration

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Colleges Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racist Social Media Posts Emerge

The University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 26, 2020. (Eve Edelheit/The New York Times)
The University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 26, 2020. (Eve Edelheit/The New York Times)

A star high school athlete recruited to play football for Cornell University will no longer be attending the school after a Snapchat video of him using a racial slur went viral.

Marquette University revoked an incoming freshman’s admission offer because of a Snapchat post mocking the death of George Floyd.

And an honors student bound for the University of Florida now has to make other college plans after the university learned of an Instagram post in which the student declared she was “most definitely” a racist.

Amid a national accounting over entrenched and systemic racism after Floyd’s death in police custody on Memorial Day, at least a dozen schools have rescinded admissions offers to incoming students over instances of racism that circulated widely online, often after outraged students and university alumni demanded swift action.

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This Miami startup offers ‘family on demand’ to seniors. The pandemic has boosted need

Salome Cuence-Alfonso knew she needed a job. But little did she know that the connections she’d make at this one would make her new job so rewarding that it didn’t even feel like work.

In May, the 18-year-old started working for Papa, a Miami startup founded in 2016 that provides assistance and socialization to seniors through a phone application, website or 800 number.

Seniors were already a marginalized group before the COVID-19 outbreak, but the pandemic shutdown fueled further isolation. That’s where Cuence-Alfonso and the rest of the Papa staff come in.

The company previously offered in-person companionship, assistance and transportation; during the past few months, the service has gone virtual.

Papa pal cleaning a client’s home. The company previously offered in-person companionship, assistance and transportation; during the past few months, the service has gone virtual.
Papa pal cleaning a client’s home. The company previously offered in-person companionship, assistance and transportation; during the past few months, the service has gone virtual.

Papa founder and CEO Andrew Parker described Papa as a “family- on-demand” service. He

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