No stimulus check in sight? How to track it in the mail with a phone or computer – CNET

There are tools to help tell you when the IRS plans to send your stimulus money. Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. If the Get My Payment tracker app from the IRS isn’t giving you any useful information on the status of your stimulus check, another federal agency — the US Postal Service — has a tool that might be able to help. Called Informed Delivery, the free service can track your payment through the mail. It sends you a picture of the letter from the IRS with your coronavirus check within, so you know what to look out for and when it’s coming.…
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Senior Health Official Working on COVID-19 Issues Fired, Murphy Reticent About Details – NJ Spotlight

Credit: NJTV NewsChris Neuwirth was assistant commissioner of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Health. A top official at the New Jersey Department of Health has been fired from a job that involved planning the state’s testing protocols for COVID-19, overseeing emergency medical services and coordinating with other government agencies to prepare for public health crises. Gov. Phil Murphy and the DOH declined to comment on what they called a personnel matter. “Sixty-four thousand people work for me, not counting the (state) authorities. People come and go a fair amount actually,” Murphy said when asked at his daily media briefing about the firing of Chris Neuwirth.…
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Senior Health Official Working on COVID-19 Issues Fired, Murphy Reticent About Details – NJ Spotlight

Credit: NJTV NewsChris Neuwirth was assistant commissioner of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Health. A top official at the New Jersey Department of Health has been fired from a job that involved planning the state’s testing protocols for COVID-19, overseeing emergency medical services and coordinating with other government agencies to prepare for public health crises. Gov. Phil Murphy and the DOH declined to comment on what they called a personnel matter. “Sixty-four thousand people work for me, not counting the (state) authorities. People come and go a fair amount actually,” Murphy said when asked at his daily media briefing about the firing of Chris Neuwirth.…
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Senior Health Official Working on COVID-19 Issues Fired, Murphy Reticent About Details – NJ Spotlight

Credit: NJTV NewsChris Neuwirth was assistant commissioner of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Health. A top official at the New Jersey Department of Health has been fired from a job that involved planning the state’s testing protocols for COVID-19, overseeing emergency medical services and coordinating with other government agencies to prepare for public health crises. Gov. Phil Murphy and the DOH declined to comment on what they called a personnel matter. “Sixty-four thousand people work for me, not counting the (state) authorities. People come and go a fair amount actually,” Murphy said when asked at his daily media briefing about the firing of Chris Neuwirth.…
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Senior Health Official Working on COVID-19 Issues Fired, Murphy Reticent About Details – NJ Spotlight

Credit: NJTV NewsChris Neuwirth was assistant commissioner of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Health. A top official at the New Jersey Department of Health has been fired from a job that involved planning the state’s testing protocols for COVID-19, overseeing emergency medical services and coordinating with other government agencies to prepare for public health crises. Gov. Phil Murphy and the DOH declined to comment on what they called a personnel matter. “Sixty-four thousand people work for me, not counting the (state) authorities. People come and go a fair amount actually,” Murphy said when asked at his daily media briefing about the firing of Chris Neuwirth.…
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‘Gargantuan effort’ to test all Florida nursing homes for COVID-19 slowed by logistical, communication challenges – Naples Daily News

Ryan Mills and Melanie Payne Naples Daily News Published 2:36 PM EDT May 29, 2020 The rollout of a state plan to send coronavirus tests to many of Florida’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities has been marred by logistical and communication challenges, delaying long-desired testing at elder care centers statewide, according to industry leaders.  Many facilities that were supposed to have already received testing supplies are still waiting for them. And the leaders of some of the facilities at the top of the state’s shipping list weren’t aware they were supposed to be getting the tests. For others, they arrived with little warning on Friday of Memorial Day weekend, said Kristen Knapp, spokeswoman for the Florida Health Care Association.…
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How Covid-19 Will Shape the Future of Senior Living. New Models of Care, More Aging in Place. – Barron’s

Carolyn Seaton had been looking for a way to stretch the savings of her nonagenarian parents and still get them the full-time care they needed. When the school nurse found a condo opening in a long-term care facility near her home outside Philadelphia in early March, she felt fortunate and put down a $1,000 deposit. Then the facility told her she could lose the room to an emergency admission, so Seaton agreed to pay $200 a day to reserve the spot until her parents could move in. She says the facility made no mention of Covid-19 quarantines or other coronavirus-related restrictions, though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by that point had issued warnings. As the outbreak spread and deaths mounted, Seaton and her family decided a move was untenable and tried to cancel their reservation.…
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Student loan borrowers sue Betsy DeVos and Steven Mnuchin over seized tax refunds – Yahoo Finance

This story has been updated to reflect comments from the Education Department. Consumer advocates are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for their departments’ failure to stop seizing student loan borrowers’ tax refunds to pay for their defaulted loans, despite declaring that it would stop doing so on March 25. The class action suit was filed by nonprofit organizations Student Defense and Democracy Forward against the Department of Treasury, the Department of Education (ED), Steven Mnuchin, and Betsy DeVos on May 29 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The group alleges that despite millions of Americans losing their jobs amid the pandemic, the Treasury seized more than $18 million in tax refunds from over 11,000 borrowers in April 2020.…
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Party City Announces Execution of Transaction Support Agreement with Bondholders Holding over $440 Million of Its Bonds – Yahoo Finance

ELMSFORD, N.Y., May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Party City Holdco Inc. (the “Company” or “PCHI”; NYSE: PRTY) today announced a Transaction Support Agreement (the “TSA”) with holders (the “Consenting Noteholders”) of more than 52% of the aggregate principal amount of the 6.125% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and the 6.625% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes” and, together with the 2023 Notes, the “Existing Notes”). The contemplated transactions (the “Transactions”) are expected to deleverage the Company’s balance sheet by approximately $450 million and the Company intends to raise $100.0 million in new capital to increase its financial strength and support PCHI’s global operations and ongoing transformation initiatives.…
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What you need to know about the new June 1 tax-filing deadline – Financial Post

Monday, June 1 is the “official” extended deadline for Canadians to file their 2019 personal tax returns, unless you or your spouse (or common-law partner) is self-employed, in which case you both have until June 15, 2020 to file. You’ll recall that the normal filing deadline, as well as the deadline to pay amounts owed, is April 30, but it was extended back in March as part of the initial COVID-19 relief measures. Last week, the Canada Revenue Agency provided some additional relief when it announced that penalties, including the late-filing penalty (five per cent of your balance owing, plus one per cent of the balance owing for each full month your return is late, to a maximum of 12 months), and arrears interest will not be charged as long as your T1 personal tax return is filed by Sept.…
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