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2020 election projected to cost $14B -- campaigns spent $8B on ads alone

The 2020 election cycle has smashed all records for costs.Continue Reading BelowTotal advertising spending over the two-year campaign cycle has reached a record-shattering $8.395 billion, according to figures provided by Advertising Analytics, a leading national ad tracking firm.The total overall cost of the 2020 election, which includes spending on staff salaries, events, advertising and more, will reach $14 billion, according to projections from the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance data.FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS, CAMPAIGN MONEY COULDN'T BUY HAPPINESSThe 2020 election will be the most expensive election in history and twice as expensive as the 2016 election cycle, the center reports.GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREThe state with the most ad spending was California, the nation's most populous, at $653 million. read more...

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20 pledges for 2020: The small business subscription services helping me get through lockdown

L ockdown has changed our behaviour not only in the UK but around the world especially when it comes to shopping for food.As my colleague pointed out in her pledge piece last month, some subscription services and local, smaller supermarkets have seen a more than 25 per cent increase in interest.A small, family and ethically run business that delivers frozen pizzas straight to your door.Im also going to start looking into other vegan products outside of the kitchen.Bamboo toothbrushes and soya candles are where Ive made my start, but Ill update in weeks to come on what else I find. read more...

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20 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop at This Holiday Season

Its been a tough year for many small businesses as COVID-19 restrictions and lackluster federal aide have taken a big toll, especially on minority-owned businesses.So why not boost Black-owned businesses and shop for your loved ones this holiday season and beyond.Owner Kai Avent-deLeons in-house line features simple, timeless silhouettes that are sure to grab the attention of any fashion-forward giftee.Their Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, storefront also hosts a coffee counter, still open for patrons who wish to responsibly shop options in person.Buy now: Honey potUjamaa boxThe subscription box is not only Black-owned but it also elevates other Black-owned brands. read more...

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12 million Americans face loss of unemployment benefits day after Christmas

Millions of Americans face a sudden loss of their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas if Congress fails to enact a new coronavirus relief package before year's end, deepening the economic pain of the pandemic.Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a program created to provide jobless benefits to gig workers and others typically not eligible for benefits, and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which extends state unemployment benefits an extra 13 weeks, are both set to lapse at the end of the year.PELOSI, SCHUMER URGE MCCONNELL TO RESTART CORONAVIRUS RELIEF TALKSAnother program that padded jobless aid by $600 per week ended in July.Up to 4.4 million workers are expected to exhaust their unemployment benefits before Dec. 26, with 3.5 million Americans using up the extended benefits (PEUC) and 925,000 running out of the PUA benefits.Once the CDC's moratorium ends on Dec. 31, between 30 million and 40 million Americans are at risk of eviction over the next several months, according to one estimate from the Aspen Institute. read more...

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1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions study

Frequent-flying super emitters who represent just 1% of the worlds population caused half of aviations carbon emissions in 2018, according to a study.The analysis draws together data to give the clearest global picture of the impact of frequent fliers.Its aviation emissions are bigger than the next 10 countries combined, including the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia, the study reports.The researchers said the study showed that an elite group enjoying frequent flights had a big impact on the climate crisis that affected everyone.They said the 50% drop in passenger numbers in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic should be an opportunity to make the aviation industry fairer and more sustainable. read more...

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'Unmatched drop' in travelers in NYC leaves tourist shops struggling in 'fight for survival'

Jennifer PeltzAssociated PressNEW YORK In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York.The memento markets are enough of a New York institution that a recent Saturday Night Live" skit was set in one.It's a fight for survival, Ali Zaidi said one recent morning at his shop two blocks from the World Trade Center.Hotel occupancy is currently down about 80% from normal, and traffic at metro area airports about 75%, according to the Hotel Association of New York City and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.In souvenir shops around Times and Herald squares, browsers were scant on a recent midday afternoon. read more...

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'The Squad' pushes Biden to cancel student debt here's how they'd personally benefit

Collectively, the 59 lawmakers with student loan debt owe at least $2.4 million.In 2019, the progressive firebrand, then 29, made a student loan payment during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing."Student debt cancelation will ensure an equitable economic recovery from COVID-19, jumpstart our economy & close the racial wealth gap," Pressley (who has not reported owing any student loan debt) tweeted Monday.About one in six American adults owes money on federal student loan debt, which is the largest amount of non-mortgage debt in the U.S.Canceling student loan debt would also add to the nation's already-ballooning national deficit, which totaled a record $3.1 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year. read more...

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'Thanksgiving To Go': Americans splash out on takeaways

"If there's any way to kind of explore these new revenue streams and have a good time doing it, we will," he says."But there's a lot more days of the year that we've got to get through.It's by no means an ultimate victory. read more...

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'I was embarrassed to tell friends about my business'

"The million number started to come quite quickly, in 2013, 2014, both in terms of the valuation of our business, in terms of hitting our first million pounds in revenue, hitting our first million subscribers on YouTube, having our first million fans on Facebook... we were really gathering pace." read more...

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'Devastating and unrelenting' Covid-19 crisis will cost airlines $157 billion, says IATA

London (CNN Business) More huge losses are looming for the airline industry as carriers brace for the Covid-19 crisis to extend well into 2021.The International Air Transport Association forecast Tuesday that the sector will lose $157 billion this year and next due to the pandemic."This crisis is devastating and unrelenting," IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement.The industry group expects net losses to total $118.5 billion, worse than the $84.3 billion forecast in June.IATA now thinks the airline industry will lose $38.7 billion in 2021, deeper than its previous $15.8 billion forecast. read more...

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