‘Indian Matchmaking’s’ Nadia Jagessar responds to ‘ghosting’ accusation

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Nadia Jagessar, who’s become a fan favorite throughout the first season of Netflix’s newest reality dating series “Indian Matchmaking,” has responded to a fellow contestant’s claims that she ghosted him, despite the fact that he was the one who didn’t show up for two scheduled dates during the show.

“I have some messages where I said I don’t wish to pursue anything further, and he did keep reaching out and I ignored him. So if he considers that ghosting, that’s fine,” Jagessar told the New York Post in reference to Vinay Chadha, a man she was set up with on the show. “Don’t be mad at me. I am not the producer or the person who created the show. I am a piece of this puzzle, just as you were.”

Jagessar, a New Jersey-based events planner, briefly dated Chadha after the couple was set up by Simi Taparia, a professional

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Coronavirus: Money questions to ask your partner in a crisis

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Aaron Clarke is a certified financial planner and wealth advisor at Halpern Financial.

Money can often be a complicated topic with your partner in normal times, but the pandemic has only increased that financial stress for many couples. Even in the best of times, if there is a misalignment of what each person finds important and the couple can’t talk about these differences, it is bound to be a pain point.

Here are a few helpful ways to navigate challenging financial times with your spouse or partner — and maybe even improve your long-term financial picture at the same time.

A couple wearing masks are seen hugging on the sidewalk as the city enters Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
A couple wearing masks are seen hugging on the sidewalk as the city enters Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

Even beyond the traditional “are you a saver or a

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PayPal is Set to Make Cryptocurrency Trading Mainstream?

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Last month, rumors began circulating that online international payment giant PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) had plans to enter the cryptocurrency industry, and will soon begin offering cryptocurrency buying and selling functionality.

These rumors appear to have been confirmed by a recently published letter, which clearly describes PayPal’s intent to develop its capabilities in the cryptocurrency space. Once these plans are brought to fruition, this will make PayPal the largest traditional finance platform to support digital assets.

This new feature is likely to have a significant positive impact on the cryptocurrency industry as a whole, but the cryptocurrency trading space looks set to benefit the most.

Making Cryptocurrency More Accessible Than Ever

Right now, the only way to purchase most cryptocurrencies with PayPal is to use peer to peer marketplaces like Local Bitcoins and Paxful, or one of the handful of cryptocurrency brokers that accept PayPal deposits.

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How China’s influence extends deep into the UK economy

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A pound coin China flag illustration
A pound coin China flag illustration

“No economy in the world is as open to Chinese investment as the UK,” declared George Osborne on a visit in 2015. Few Western nations would make such a claim today, but the then-Chancellor was on an unapologetic charm offensive that took him to Beijing skyscrapers, and saw him interviewed on bullet trains and paraded in front of giant red flags. 

Osborne batted away questions over human rights violations while claiming China stood up for free trade. He even touted the expanding global presence of tech titan Huawei as an example of how the ruling Communist party had embraced free market capitalism. 

“There is always more we could be doing with China because I see China as an opportunity not a threat,” he said on one of his visits.

China was the future and Britain wanted to be front of the queue to reap

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Success Academy Offers Sobering Lesson for Reopening NYC Schools

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(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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The Uncertain Future of Places That Preserve America’s Past

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Thanks to the City’s infamous witch trials, the historic homes and gardens on the Salem, Mass., waterfront usually get about a third of their annual visitors in the Halloween season. But the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lock-downs have created a scary situation for these places: most of the rest of their visitors arrive in the spring and summer. Thanks to the pandemic, this year’s busy time has been a wash, and it’s not looking like the fall will be much different.

At the site of Salem’s The House of the Seven Gables and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace, tickets and gift-shop sales made up more than 80% of revenue in 2019. That money doesn’t just keep the home open for visitors; it also keeps an essential organ of the community running. Without it, the organization’s English-language and citizenship-prep classes as well as summer programs for kids–parts of a century-old immigrant-assistance project–are at

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Edited Transcript of NXT.L earnings conference call or presentation 19-Mar-20 8:45am GMT

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London Jul 23, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Next PLC earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:45:00am GMT

* Simon A. Wolfson

Simon A. Wolfson, NEXT plc – CEO & Executive Director [1]

Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you very much for joining the conference call this morning. Today’s presentation is broken down into 3 sections. The first section is the section that you will be familiar with. It will take around 22, 23 minutes, and it goes through all the numbers from last year. So for those of you who aren’t interested in last year’s numbers, you can get out and make yourself a cup of tea, but make sure you’re back in 22 minutes’ time.

The second section deals with coronavirus. We’re going to deal with the impact that it may have on the business’ sales, its cash flow and what we … Read More

Shopify Signs Onto Affirm’s ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Tech

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E-commerce platform Shopify and alternative finance provider Affirm have signed an exclusive deal to bring the latter’s buy-now-pay-later proposition to Shopify merchants, the companies said Wednesday.

Affirm will power the upcoming Shop Pay Installments feature — which, as the name suggests, will allow shoppers of eligible Shopify stores to pay for purchases over time, instead of all at once. The move represents a shift in technology, as Shop Pay currently uses buy-now-pay-later plug-ins, which require some coding to integrate.

“With the acceleration of online spending, many small businesses must reinvent themselves. This includes embracing the rising importance of e-commerce strategies and meeting consumers, particularly young shoppers, where they are,” said Max Levchin, founder and chief executive officer of Affirm.

“By partnering with Shopify, the gold standard of commerce platforms for businesses that want to sell direct to consumers, we can help merchants seamlessly

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How soon will the extra $600 in jobless benefits go away? Your money questions answered

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It’s hard out there. And, in this time of uncertainty, USA TODAY is working to find answers to your money questions – anything from stimulus checks or unemployment benefits to your 401(k) or retirement plans. You can submit your questions here and read earlier answers below. We will be updating the Q&A, so check back often. But, also look to these places:

Answer: Yes. Unless Congress takes immediate action, the extra $600 will end on July 25 in every state but New York where it will end on July 26.

Answer: In some states, the benefit will shrink by more than half. In Arizona, the maximum weekly benefit is $240. In Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee, it is $275 per week. Check with your state’s department to determine you’re your benefit will be.

Answer: That’s unclear. Currently, another coronavirus relief package likely won’t be approved until after July, policymakers say.

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Tesla posts surprise Q2 profit, ramping up cash despite coronavirus

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Tesla (TSLA) posted a profit in the second quarter, defying Wall Street estimates after the electric car-maker delivered more vehicles than expected in the quarter despite virus-related disruptions.

Here were the main results from Tesla’s Q2 report, compared to consensus estimates compiled by Bloomberg:

  • Revenue: $6.04 billion vs. $5.4 billion expected vs. $6.35 billion Y/Y

  • GAAP earnings per share: 50 cents, vs. GAAP loss per share of $1.06 expected and GAAP loss per share of $2.31 Y/Y

  • Free cash flow: $418 million, vs. outflow $617.9 million expected

Tesla’s second-quarter results came on the heels of an incredible 280% stock rally for the year to date as investors bet on the company’s long-term prospects, with the coronavirus pandemic weighing more heavily on established auto competitors. The near-fourfold increase in Tesla’s stock made it the second-best performer in the Nasdaq 100 after Moderna (MRNA), and rocketed Tesla’s market capitalization to nearly $300

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