Top back-to-school gear: Tech Support

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Welcome to Tech Support, a segment where I, Dan Howley, serve as your intrepid guide through the sometimes confusing, often frustrating, world of personal technology.

Here, I answer all of your most pressing questions about the various gizmos, gadgets, and services you use in your everyday life.

Have a question of your own? Reach me on Twitter at @danielhowley or email me at dhowley@yahoofinance.com.

Now, on to your questions. This week’s dilemma:

‘What back-to-school tech does my kid need?’

We’re halfway through the summer, and that means the back-to-school season is in full swing. And with many schools expected to start the school year with remote learning as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, students are going to need new tech more than ever.

We’re talking laptops, Chromebooks, and routers to help get work done, and a few other gadgets for the inevitable down time.

Here’s the gear you’ll

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The Trump campaign’s fundraising emails have gotten very in-your-face and awkwardly personal, especially with Eric and Don Jr.’s guilt trips

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Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. speak during a ribbon cutting event at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in The Bronx.
Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. speak during a ribbon cutting event at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in The Bronx.

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  • Aggressive, in-your-face fundraising emails from political campaigns are nothing new, but the Trump campaign has taken it to a new level.

  • Following in the Obama campaign’s pioneering tactic of using campaign surrogates as the apparent email senders, many of the Trump campaign’s money requests come from his adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric.

  • “I convinced my father to give you another chance,” a recent subject line from Eric read, before he signed off with an ominous “We won’t extend your match offer again. Don’t let the President down.”

  • To keep up with the Trump campaign’s strangest fundraising emails without having to see them pile up in a personal inbox, you can follow @TrumpEmail.

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UK ‘more attractive’ for Russian dirty cash after property tax climbdown

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Expensive homes in London, where wealthy overseas investors have long invested their cash. Photo: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment
Expensive homes in London, where wealthy overseas investors have long invested their cash. Photo: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment

The UK government has been accused of undermining efforts to tackle illicit Russian cashflows into Britain after it watered down a planned tax on overseas buyers.

An extra stamp duty charge for non-residents comes into force in England and Northern Ireland next April.

The government approved a 2% ‘surcharge’ in little-noticed documents published without fanfare on Tuesday (21 July), the same day as MPs’ heavily critical report on Russia.

But the Conservatives had promised a 3% levy as recently as November – and the low-key reduction of the planned rate has faced little scrutiny.

A financial crime lawyer warned in the wake of the Russia report that reducing the rate risked making Britain “more attractive” for money laundering.

Little-noticed watering down of party pledge

In the run-up to the election last year,

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‘Clear as mud’ housing refund plans irk college students

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Laura Comino opened the housing email from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in June, she knew she had to take action.

At the direction of the state’s public university system, UNCG asked her to sign a housing contract addendum acknowledging that she might not get a refund if the school kicks her out of her dorm in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An online petition Comino circulated days later collected nearly 40,000 signatures from people demanding that all 16 UNC System colleges offer prorated refunds and return deposits if the virus closes dorms.

“People got so incredibly upset thinking this would affect all of us, and there’s a possibility where it still might,” Comino said.

With classes scheduled to begin in August, the possibility of no refunds has left students and administrators alike with questions. Comino and the dean of her

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UK ‘more attractive’ for illicit Russian cash after property tax climbdown

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Expensive homes in London, where wealthy overseas investors have long invested their cash. Photo: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment
Expensive homes in London, where wealthy overseas investors have long invested their cash. Photo: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment

The UK government has been accused of undermining efforts to tackle illicit Russian cashflows into Britain after it watered down a planned tax on overseas buyers.

An extra stamp duty charge for non-residents comes into force in England and Northern Ireland next April.

The government approved a 2% ‘surcharge’ in little-noticed documents published without fanfare on Tuesday (21 July), the same day as MPs’ heavily critical report on Russia.

But the Conservatives had promised a 3% levy as recently as November – and the low-key reduction of the planned rate has faced little scrutiny.

A financial crime lawyer warned in the wake of the Russia report that reducing the rate risked making Britain “more attractive” for money laundering.

Little-noticed watering down of party pledge

In the run-up to the election last year,

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Edited Transcript of PNBH.NS earnings conference call or presentation 23-Jul-20 12:30pm GMT

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NEW DELHI Jul 24, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of PNB Housing Finance Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:30:00pm GMT

Ladies and gentlemen, good day, and welcome to the PNB Housing Finance Limited Q1 FY ’21 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, that this conference is being recorded. I now hand the conference over to Ms. Deepika Gupta Padhi. Thank you, and over to you, ma’am.

Thank you, Raymond. Good evening, and welcome, everyone. We are here to discuss PNB Housing Finance Q1 Financial Year 2021 results. You must have seen our business and financial numbers in the presentation and the press release as shared with the stock exchanges and is also available on our website.

With me, we have our leadership team represented by Mr. Neeraj Vyas, Managing Director and CEO; Mr. Ajay Gupta, Executive Director, Risk Management; Mr. Kapish Jain, … Read More

Donald Trump cancels Republican convention speech over virus fears

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Donald Trump admitted that his speech would be risky because of the outbreak - REUTERS
Donald Trump admitted that his speech would be risky because of the outbreak – REUTERS

Donald Trump has cancelled his Republican convention speech in Florida because of the coronavirus outbreak there, saying he did not want to “take any chances”.

The US president had moved his speech to the state from North Carolina, claiming the governor there would not let him hold one with a big crowd, but now has cancelled that plan.

Mr Trump said he will still do a speech formally accepting his party’s nomination but that the details had not yet been worked out, suggesting it was possible it could be online only.

“I’ll still do a convention speech in a different form but we won’t do a big, crowded convention per se. It’s just not the right time for that,” Mr Trump said.

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An Israeli firm is developing a

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England confront Archer dilemma as West Indies eye history

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England will be able to recall Jofra Archer, described by skipper Joe Root as bowling “at the speed of light”, for the decisive third Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Friday after the pace spearhead suffered online racist abuse.

Archer was included in a 14-man squad named Thursday after missing England’s series-levelling win at the same ground following a breach of coronavirus protocols caused when he made an unauthorised trip home.

In a Daily Mail column published on Wednesday, the 25-year-old Barbados-born Archer admitted to an error of judgement but said he had not “committed a crime”.

He added some of the criticism he had faced on social media following the incident had been racist.

“I need to be 100 percent mentally right so that I can throw myself into my cricket this week,” Archer wrote.

But having reassured England captain Joe

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Republicans Struggling To Finalize Their Next Coronavirus Relief Package

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After days of intra-party squabbles and months of delays, Republicans on Thursday struggled to unify around another economic stimulus package that would help Americans reeling from the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

The proposal, which was initially expected to be made public on Thursday, now won’t be released until next week due to disagreements among Senate Republicans and the White House. And that’s even before negotiations with the Democrats, whose support will be necessary to send the legislation to the president’s desk.

“We’re still developing the bill. It’s not going to come out till Monday,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said.

The last-minute hangup on a proposal that almost certainly won’t become law in its current form follows months of delays by Republicans, who argued that Congress should pump the brakes and evaluate its earlier stimulus measures before taking action once more. Now, millions more Americans have become unemployed and

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Kimberly Guilfoyle under fire for Trump fundraising disarray

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News that Kimberly Guilfoyle contracted the coronavirus had barely surfaced on July 3 before she hopped on a private flight from Mount Rushmore back to New York with her boyfriend, Donald Trump, Jr.

Left behind in her wake after President Donald Trump’s pre-Independence Day address were more than a half-dozen junior campaign staffers whom Guilfoyle oversees as the president’s national finance chair. The aides, who’d been in proximity to Guilfoyle, were forced to quarantine in their Rapid City, S.D., hotel rooms for three days and barred from face-to-face contact with colleagues as they pleaded with the campaign to get them home.

The campaign tried to reassure the staffers, checking in with them and stressing the need to wait a few days to take a coronavirus test. But the aides felt deserted and scared they’d get sick in a city they’d never set foot in before. They were so distraught that

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