The easiest way to find out if you’re getting a payment by mail is to check the IRS Get My Payment Tool, which should provide a scheduled date. If you check the tool and see the message “Payment Status Not Available,” that could indicate that you’re not receiving a payment, either because the IRS doesn’t have enough information or hasn’t finished processing your 2019 returns. (It could also mean that you were never eligible to receive a stimulus payment in the first place. Eligible taxpayers should receive separate letters in the mail, “IRS Notice 1444” and “IRS Notice 1444-B,” notifying them of their eligibility and how much they’re due to receive.) … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus check still not received? Free File could be a way to claim it
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Other states don’t have the support of sympathetic policy. Hadler voiced his concern about Nebraska’s ruling: “The governor of Nebraska is playing politics and clearly doesn’t know how to handle a public health crisis,” he says, “because that is a terrible approach to public health.” In an update email to Fast Company, Julie Naughton, a spokesperson for Nebraska’s health department, said: “We expect the federal government to provide enough vaccine for everyone in the state. . . . Proof of citizenship is not a requirement to receive the vaccine.” Still, the governor’s press secretary tweeted that while there will be enough doses, “Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants.” (The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.) … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
“For those five cancers we can screen for, we generally detect them at much earlier stages, when they’re easier to treat,” says Dr. Eric Klein of the Cleveland Clinic. “The dozens of other cancers, which have no screening tests, tend to present at more advanced stages, when they have spread past the organ of origin, so the burden of treatment is higher.” That results in treatment regimens that are costlier, more cumbersome for the patient, and—most important—less successful. … [Read more...] about A new early-detection blood test marks a leap forward in the war on cancer
When things go as you predict, you feel comfortable. At the start of that meeting in the conference room with your colleagues filing in, you can sit down relaxed and talk with the person sitting next to you. If, however, you walked into that same room and found it empty—or filled with people you didn’t recognize or expect to see—you would probably feel uneasy. You might pull out your calendar to see if the time or location of the meeting had been changed. You would pay a lot of attention to what was going on. … [Read more...] about How to deal with feelings of uncertainty
Finally, Raimondo could have some influence over the Biden Administration’s posture on tech antitrust issues. The government has now filed major antitrust cases against Google in October and Facebook in December, and all of the “big four,” including Apple and Amazon, face antitrust investigations at the state or federal levels, or both. There is lots of interest on the Democratic side to pursue these cases, and to move to limit the unchecked power of major tech companies through sweeping new regulation. … [Read more...] about Biden picked an ex-VC to run Commerce. Her ties to tech might be too close