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7 Tips for a Better Lawn, from Power Equipment Direct

Homeowners have a new resource for lawncare tips and advice. Online retailer Power Equipment Direct has launched an Ultimate Lawncare Guide that provides a virtual library of content on topics ranging from aerating to proper watering.

“Many homeowners believe that lawncare consists of cutting the grass once a…

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Tips on How to Lower 2020 Taxes, from T. Rowe Price

Most tax related activity had to be completed by year’s end to affect taxable income for 2020; however, there are a few ways investors can still reduce their taxable income for last year, according to investment management firm T. Rowe Price.

Some general considerations for investors include:

Contributions…

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COVID-19 Testing in Schools

New products are making it possible to test schoolchildren for COVID-19 right in the classroom.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a nationwide testing program designed to support U.S. efforts to return to in-person classroom instruction.

This program, developed in partnership with Color Health, Inc., a California…

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Many Student’ Grades Improved During Remote Learning, Poll Finds

Despite the coronavirus pandemic shuttering classrooms around the country and kids transitioning to remote learning, a recent survey commissioned by math learning app Photomath found that 56% of kids under the age of 18 saw their grades improve according to their parents.

The nationwide survey by OnePoll queried…

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Unable to Pay Your Taxes? MoneyRates Offers Advice on What to Do Next.

Americans are in the throes of tax filing season and some may be worrying about the ability to pay their tax bill.

Personal finance site MoneyRates.com offers suggestions and guidance to those struggling to pay Uncle Sam.

“Taxpayers should not panic if they find themselves in this…

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Low-Income Renters Left Out of Pandemic Savings, Zillow Finds

While home sales and appreciation soared over the course of the pandemic, rent growth slowed, seemingly a boost for rent affordability, according to online real estate company Zillow.

However, it was often the more-expensive areas of metros that softened the most, providing little respite for renters in lower…

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Hiring Mistakes Come at A Higher Price Amid Pandemic, Robert Half Finds

Companies today have more at stake if they make a hiring mistake, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows.

More than 3 in 4 senior managers surveyed (76%) admit to recruiting the wrong candidate for a role, and nearly two-thirds (64%) said the negative impact is more…

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