Fourth stimulus check latest: What’s behind the push for recurring payments?

Fourth stimulus check latest: What’s behind the push for recurring payments?

The IRS has issued more than 169 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with more than 2 million people in July receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends. So far, the federal…

Unemployed factory worker sues as Virginia tries to claw back his jobless benefits

Unemployed factory worker sues as Virginia tries to claw back his jobless benefits

For 26 years, Ernest Ray worked at a company in southwest Virginia that made compressors, in a physically demanding job that involved night shifts on a factory floor. When the plant closed in 2018, Ray applied for and received about $9,000 in unemployment benefits. Three years later, Ray is fighting the Virginia Employment Commission in…

States debate which occupations are worthy of “hero pay”

States debate which occupations are worthy of “hero pay”

When the U.S. government gave the OK for “hero pay” to frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible — like farm workers, childcare staff, janitors and truck drivers. But state and local governments have struggled to determine which workers among those who braved the raging…

The 10 most popular toys this holiday season

The 10 most popular toys this holiday season

Despite supply-chain snafus, product shortages and delivery snags this fall, Marissa Silva, editor-in-chief of industry publication Toy Insider, has some good news for holiday shoppers: You should still be able to find some of the most popular toys heading into the holidays. “That’s what we’re hearing from all the toy manufacturers,” Silva told CBS MoneyWatch. “They’re getting those containers…

Fourth stimulus check latest: What’s behind the push for recurring payments?

Fourth stimulus check latest: What’s behind the push for recurring payments?

The IRS has issued more than 169 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with more than 2 million people in July receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends. So far, the federal…

Here’s why billions of charitable giving dollars go unused every year

Here’s why billions of charitable giving dollars go unused every year

As Giving Tuesday nears, more than 18 million people in America work for companies with charitable-donation matching programs, yet as much as $7 billion in donations from those companies go unused every year.  One of the biggest reasons for this is simple: People don’t know their employer has one of these programs. I know. I…