Are you really getting another $1,200 stimulus check? Here’s what we know

Officials in Washington are inching closer to providing Americans with more financial relief from the coronavirus, and it’s sounding more and more likely that a new aid package will include another round of direct payments — you know, those popular “stimulus checks.” (Not to mention direct deposits and debit cards.)

How much will you get? Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin indicates you’ll receive the same amount as last time, which was $1,200 for most people. That’s even though Senate Republicans had wanted new relief to go only to lower-income Americans.

Here’s a look at what is known right now about the next aid measure.

Mnuchin: Stimulus checks will be ‘exact same’

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Mnuchin indicates the new stimulus checks will be in the same amounts as the first ones.

After a negotiating session on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Mnuchin said the government is looking to do a repeat

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If you absolutely have to visit the DMV, here’s what to expect

People without appointments wait in line for the Hollywood DMV field office to open on July 16. <span class="copyright">(Adam Tschorn / Los Angeles Times)</span>
People without appointments wait in line for the Hollywood DMV field office to open on July 16. (Adam Tschorn / Los Angeles Times)

For most people who have been through the experience, darkening the doorstep of a bricks-and-mortar California DMV field office is not unlike a trip to the dentist — something to be done only when absolutely necessary and only after all other options have been exhausted. That desire for avoidance is stronger right now, with the Golden State recently setting a new one-day record for coronavirus cases.

Actually visiting the DMV wasn’t an option for a while. In late March, all field offices statewide shuttered in response to COVID-19 concerns. It wasn’t until six weeks later that 25 offices opened back up to appointment-holding customers, and it wasn’t until June 11 that the rest of the field offices were back open for transactions that needed to be completed

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Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s what you can do right now

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Telemedicine claims have surged more than 8000 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Getty Images)
Telemedicine claims have surged more than 8000 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Getty Images)

Developing symptoms of COVID-19 is understandably terrifying. And, if you don’t have a primary care physician or you’re nervous to go to your doctor’s office or local hospital, it’s hard to know what to do.

That’s where telehealth comes in. Many doctor’s offices have shifted to providing healthcare through video chat or over the phone during the pandemic. For patients who don’t already have a provider, services like Amwell, one of the top telehealth platforms in the country, allow for quick and easy access to a doctor without a long wait time, and it’s relatively inexpensive for those who do

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Can you visit Baja now? Maybe. Here’s what you need to know

A water taxi approaches El Arco, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015. <span class="copyright">(Christopher Reynolds/Los Angeles Times)</span>
A water taxi approaches El Arco, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015. (Christopher Reynolds/Los Angeles Times)

Is this the time for a vacation in Baja?

Absolutely not, says California’s governor, backed by legions of local and state health officials who discourage nonessential travel and are alarmed by the continued spread of COVID-19 on both sides of the border.

Yes, say scores of Mexican hoteliers and travel industry workers, desperate for income and eager to explain new safety measures.

Check with the U.S. government, and the answer depends on which agency you ask — and whether you’re driving or flying.

Meanwhile, scores of hotels in Baja California have opened in recent weeks, betting that thousands of Americans are ready to head south. Airlines are adding Baja flights too, even as Canada and much of Europe have banned U.S. tourists, and the U.S. has banned tourists from much of Europe.

Baja California Sur’s

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As Shoppers Go Digital Amid the Pandemic, Here’s How Neiman Marcus Is Adapting Its Services

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Neiman Marcus is expanding its roster of online services as the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the way shoppers engage with retailers.

The luxury department store announced today the launch of a digital hub dubbed Your Neiman’s, where customers can secure personal appointments in stores, set up curbside pickup, learn about trends and designers during virtual events or engage via video with the chain’s stylists.

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“The world is changing, and we’re all adjusting our habits to accommodate the new normal,” president and chief customer officer David Goubert said in a statement. “The comfort and safety of our customers and associates are our utmost priority. We’ve introduced innovative ways to be here for them, now in more ways than ever.”

As state and local governments loosen lockdown restrictions on nonessential businesses, Neiman Marcus is gradually reopening its locations across the

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I’m An Angry Disabled Woman. Here’s What I Want You To Know About Inaccessibility.

The author in an illustration. (Photo: Illustrated by Reyna Colt-Lacayo)
The author in an illustration. (Photo: Illustrated by Reyna Colt-Lacayo)

Recently, I was in the grocery store, minding my own business, when I heard, “Daddy, what’s wrong with her legs?” I looked to the right and saw a young boy with a now-embarrassed father, who quickly shushed his son. The dad made eye contact with me, trying to relay his remorse through his furrowed brow. I stepped in, as I have been trained to do, before he could verbally apologize for his son. “It’s no problem, I am in a wheelchair because I was born with a disability.” The father’s shoulders sagged in relief. He introduced his son and I am cued to teach the boy about disability etiquette. 

I know how to have these conversations because I have been having them for as long as I can remember. ​Let’s ask the disabled student about disability! What is it?

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It’s time to start using a password manager: Here’s how

Password management is basically a nightmare. Making them, remembering them and having to create a new one when they expire when all you want to do is log in. Then there’s always some security disaster making us have to reset our passwords again. On top of all that, it seems like every time we buy a lightbulb we have to make a new account of some kind. Nowadays, remembering every single password is impossible.

This all feels overwhelming, which is why so many people give up on password security before they even start. And old (bad) habits die hard, like using the same password for everything (or never changing them). Worse, many people will make the simplest, most hacker-friendly passwords around, like “123456.” This house of cards is destined to come down in the worst ways, like through hacked video call accounts, identity theft, drained bank accounts, or hijacked

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As India’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 1M, Here’s How Top Companies Zee Entertainment & Yoodlee Films Are Keeping Business Going

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed one million today, meaning the country now has the third highest infection rate in the world behind only Brazil and the U.S.. That compounded news earlier this week that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, and his family, had tested positive for the virus and were being admitted to hospital for treatment.

The headlines paint a depressing picture but the country’s film and TV executives remain optimistic that its gargantuan screen industry will evolve, adapt and overcome the challenges in front of it. Deadline has tracked the situation in the country over the past weeks through interviews with high-profile film professionals including Boney Kapoor, Vikram Malhotra, Abhishek Bachchan and Siddharth Roy Kapur, all of whom have been soldiering on despite the near-complete production shutdown and ongoing cinema closures.

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Is It Smart To Buy a Used Car During the Pandemic? Here’s What Experts Say

In April, Bloomberg reported that a used car price collapse was imminent as a result of factory shutdowns and decreased new-vehicle demand. Additionally, as rental car companies like Hertz, Avis and Enterprise were looking to sell-off their fleets after being hit by hard financial times, an influx of used cars on the market could drive prices down even further.

Did Bloomberg’s predictions come to fruition? And even if prices are low, is it safe to buy a used car in the middle of the pandemic? GOBankingRates spoke to car experts to find out.

Since May, Used Car Prices Have Been on the Rise

Bloomberg’s predictions did prove to be right — but you likely missed the boat on the best used car prices. If you snagged a used car back in April or May, you could have gotten a good deal. But prices have gone up since then, said Joe

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Here’s how the pandemic is changing summer wedding plans

Couples that were planning to marry in 2020 have had to contend with a unique type of wedding planning stress.

The coronavirus has derailed plans and forced couples to reimagine their big celebrations. But engaged couples and newlyweds have shown that COVID-19 is no match for love and they are finding creative ways to wed under the constraints of the pandemic.

Scaling down in-person events, bisecting wedding ceremonies from receptions, and incorporating video conferencing so the occasion can be digitally shared to those far and wide are some of the emerging trends from the wedding industry.

Cashay editor Janna Herron sat down with Yahoo Money and Cashay reporter Stephanie Asymkos to discuss the trends and outlook in the latest episode of the Money, Honestly podcast. Their conversation is based on Stephanie’s Yahoo Money and Cashay reporting.

Seventy-six percent of summer weddings in 2020 are still happening in one way or another. (Photo: Getty)
Seventy-six percent of summer weddings in 2020 are still happening in one way or
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