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Biden consumer watchdog seeks delay of Trump-era debt collection rules

Finance
Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a delay Wednesday to two debt-collection rules issued in the waning days of the Trump administration.Those rules broadly addressed how debt collectors may communicate with and make disclosures to consumers.Kathy Kraninger, the former CFPB head during the Trump administration, said the measures helped keep consumers informed. Critics argue that some aspects of the plan give companies too much power and allow them to hound indebted Americans for payments.More from Personal Finance:Biden tax plan may lead to more Roth retirement accountsSocial Security beneficiaries received most of the recent $ 1,400 checksPPP loan money will likely run out before May 31 deadlineBoth measures — issued in October and Decemb...
Delay tax rises plea as the chancellor prepares to reveal dire economic forecasts

Delay tax rises plea as the chancellor prepares to reveal dire economic forecasts

Business
Rishi Sunak must not try to raise taxes in this parliament, the leader of the group of northern Tory MPs has told Sky News.When the chancellor delivers his spending review later, he will also unveil a set of dire forecasts. These are likely to show the lowest growth for 300 years, with a long-term permanent gap of around £40-50bn between cash raised in taxes and money spent. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player What is the spending review? MPs believe Mr Sunak will say the gap needs to be closed, preparing the ground...
NASA, SpaceX delay launch of four astronauts into space to Sunday

NASA, SpaceX delay launch of four astronauts into space to Sunday

Science
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Citing a forecast for windy conditions in the Atlantic Ocean, NASA and SpaceX have pushed back the Crew-1 launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station to Sunday evening from Saturday. Liftoff on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket now is planned for 7:27 p.m. EST from Kennedy Space Center, with NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on board. Advertisement Winds at sea hampered recovery operations, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said via Twitter on Friday afternoon. SpaceX intends to recover the first-stage booster for the Falcon 9 rocket on a barge, while any abort of the mission would necessitate having the capsule land at sea. Update: Due to onshore winds and recovery o...
After Bond film delay, which movies make the big screen in 2020?

After Bond film delay, which movies make the big screen in 2020?

Entertainment
It's not been a good year for cinema. 2020 box office sales are forecast to be the lowest in in nearly 30 years, with almost £1bn wiped from ticket returns due to coronavirus.With lockdown, followed by strict social distancing restrictions, it's no surprise that UK cinema admissions are set to reach their lowest point since records began. Recent news that the 25th James Bond movie No Time To Die would be pushed back to 2021 was a gut punch to struggling venues counting on the draw of the universally popular British spy franchise to get people back into the auditorium. Image: Daniel Craig will have to wait a bit longer for his James Bond finale. Pic: MGM Days after that blow, news that Pixar's Soul, featuring the voice of Jamie Foxx, ...
‘No good epidemiological reasons to delay’ circuit break which could save thousands of lives, SAGE scientists say

‘No good epidemiological reasons to delay’ circuit break which could save thousands of lives, SAGE scientists say

Technology
A "short, sharp" two-week lockdown over the October half-term could prevent more than 7,000 deaths, according to a paper by two of the government's leading scientific advisers.The paper, which has not been peer-reviewed, suggests that a full lockdown, with stay-at-home orders and school closures, could reduce COVID-19 deaths from 19,900 to 12,100 over the rest of the year. It also suggests hospitalisations could be reduced from 132,400 to 66,500, assuming moderate growth in the infection rate.The findings have been used to support Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's warning that without a "circuit breaker" lockdown Britain will "sleepwalk into a long and bleak winter". But the paper does not consider crucial factors which would determine the success of any restrictions, including the leve...