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Bank of America Exceeds Five-Year Goal to Hire 10,000 Individuals From Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

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The FINANCIAL — Bank of America announced it has exceeded its five-year goal two years ahead of schedule to hire 10,000 teammates from low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods through its Pathways program. The bank also announced Pathways is expanding across the company due to its success, and has committed to making an additional 10,000 LMI hires by 2025 through expanded partnerships with community colleges and local organizations like Year Up, UnidosUS and the National Urban League.…

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Bank of America Exceeds Five-Year Goal to Hire 10,000 Individuals From Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

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The FINANCIAL — Bank of America announced it has exceeded its five-year goal two years ahead of schedule to hire 10,000 teammates from low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods through its Pathways program. The bank also announced Pathways is expanding across the company due to its success, and has committed to making an additional 10,000 LMI hires…

More Walmart Health centers open in Chicago

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The FINANCIAL — Families in the Chicago area can now experience new ways to save money, while living better – and healthier – lives, with the opening of two new Walmart Health centers adjacent to two newly remodeled supercenters at 4650 W. North Ave (Austin) and 8331 S. Stewart Ave. (Chatham). Both stores and their…

Johnson & Johnson invests $100 mln to to eliminate health inequities for people of color

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The FINANCIAL — Johnson & Johnson announced million in commitments and collaborations over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States. Society has been significantly impacted by systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic decline throughout this year,…

IRS Criminal Investigation identifies $2.3 bln in tax fraud

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service released the Criminal Investigation Division’s annual report PDF, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes. “The special agents and professional staff…

More real estate sales coming to DC

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The FINANCIAL — The presidential election is over. Major media on all sides of the political spectrum agree that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won. No doubt there will be skirmishes ahead, but like Yorktown and Appomattox it’s time to move on. “Whatever else they do, elections spur a lot of economic activity,” said…

Bank of America announced $2.5 mln contribution to Augusta Community

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The FINANCIAL — Bank of America announced a $2.5 million grant to the Augusta, Ga. community, dedicated to the redevelopment of the nearby neighborhoods of Harrisburg and Laney Walker. The Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament in partnership with Bank of America, AT&T and IBM, have committed a total of $10 million to the transformation…

Amazon In-Garage Delivery service is expanding to tens of millions of Prime members

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The FINANCIAL — Amazon announced that tens of millions of Amazon Prime members will now have access to Key by Amazon’s In-Garage Delivery service in more than 4,000 cities across the United States. Key In-Garage Delivery lets eligible Prime members enjoy contactless package delivery securely inside their garage, and offers convenient delivery confirmation for customers using the Key by Amazon app.…

2 in 3 Americans and 3 in 4 Britons are happy to receive coronavirus vaccine

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The FINANCIAL — After a vaccine presenting as 90% effective in stage three clinical trials was announced by Pfizer on Monday, 76% of Britons and 66% of Americans say they would be happy to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This likelihood to be vaccinated is supported by the degree of confidence in the vaccination for being…

Iwatani and Toyota partner to expand hydrogen refueling stations by 25% in California

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he FINANCIAL — Iwatani Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 8088) and Toyota Motor North America (NYSE: TM) jointly announced today that Toyota will support Iwatani’s plans to significantly expand the number of open retail hydrogen fueling stations by nearly 25 percent in Southern California and represents an…

National EIP Registration Day: Community partners can help people sign up for Economic Impact Payment

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service urged anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return and has not yet received an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) to take advantage of “National EIP Registration Day,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10. National EIP Registration Day is part of the agency’s further concerted push with partners across the country…

Record-high percentage of Americans want marijuana legalized

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The FINANCIAL — Americans are more likely now than at any point in the past five decades to support the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. The 68% of U.S. adults who currently back the measure is not statistically different from last year’s 66%; however, it is nominally Gallup’s highest reading, exceeding the 64% to…

Intense buyer demand continues to drive hot housing market

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The FINANCIAL — Intense and persistent buyer demand is keeping the time on market for houses at incredible lows and pushing prices ever higher above 2019, according to Zillow’s Weekly Market Report. Sales remain high above last year and are expected to stay robust in the coming months. Time on market still short as pending sales…

IRS urges students to register so they can receive $1,200 Economic Impact Payment

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today urged any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return to register by November 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year. In advance of the National EIP Registration Day on November 10 and highlighted in…

IRS and tax industry warn taxpayers of a new coronavirus-related scam

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS, states and industry, working together as the Security Summit, remind taxpayers…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued consent order against SMART Payment Plan

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The FINANCIAL — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a consent order against SMART Payment Plan, LLC (SMART), finding that the company’s disclosures of its loan payment program contained misleading statements in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010’s prohibition against deceptive acts or practices. SMART is a limited liability company with…

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