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Even luxury brands offer pay later options now

Even luxury brands offer pay later options now

Finance
After electronics, apparel and e-commerce companies, luxury brands like Hugo Boss, Corneliani, Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo are now offering the pay later financing solution to their customers which allows them to receive an item and pay for it in instalments with no interest. The flexible payment option, popularly known as ‘Buy Now Pay Later’, is aimed at attracting younger shoppers towards these brands, which offer the scheme on items priced in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. “Majority of consumers look for affordable ways to finance their purchases, it is important that the experience of availing Pay Later EMIs at the point of sale is as seamless as possible,” said Baljinder Paul Singh, director, Unicorn Infosolutions, an Apple Premium Reseller. William Penn, which is giving...
Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later

Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later

Health
March 8 (UPI) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana-based products have high levels of the drug's psychoactive ingredient in their breast milk for up to six weeks after giving birth, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. Levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in the breast milk of participating women were as high as 5.5 nanograms per milliliter two weeks after giving birth, the data showed. Advertisement At six weeks after delivery, these levels had dropped to just under 2 nanograms per milliliter. To put that in perspective, motorists with blood THC levels above 5 nanograms per milliliter can be charged with driving under the influence in many states. Today's marijuana products are more potent and several medical societies recommend abstaining from marijuana use during pregn...
High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later

High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later

Health
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Women with a history of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy show signs of significant changes in the structure and function of their hearts 10 years after childbirth, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Among those who experienced preeclampsia or gestational hypertension and still had high blood pressure 8 to 10 years after giving birth, nearly four of five women had left ventricular remodeling, or relative thickening of the walls of their left ventricles, the data showed. Advertisement Just over one-third of women who had neither had evidence of these structural heart changes up to 10 years after childbirth. Left ventricular remodeling is a process by which the heart changes in size, shape and function. It is co...

Biden says $15 minimum wage won’t survive Covid relief talks, promises to push for pay hike later

Finance
President Joe Biden speaks delivers a foreign policy address during a visit to the State Department in Washington, February 4, 2021.Tom Brenner | ReutersPresident Joe Biden said this weekend that it is unlikely a $ 15 federal minimum wage provision makes it into the next Covid-19 relief package, hitting pause on a key campaign promise as Democrats in Congress press ahead to pass $ 1.9 trillion in stimulus without Republican support. Biden said his administration would push for a stand-alone bill to raise the minimum wage."I put it in but I don't think its going to survive," Biden told CBS' Norah O'Donnell in an interview scheduled to air in full on Sunday. "My guess is it will not be in [the stimulus bill]."Democrats in Congress have moved to pass the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package wit...
Trump may let workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. Retirement advocate calls it ‘harebrained idea.’

Trump may let workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. Retirement advocate calls it ‘harebrained idea.’

Finance
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of Congress in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2020.Tom Brenner | ReutersPresident Donald Trump is reportedly considering another way to get more money to struggling Americans by letting them take an advance on their Social Security benefits.Many Americans are eager for more financial help from the effects of the coronavirus as the government wraps up sending millions of $ 1,200 checks to individuals who qualify.However, some Republican lawmakers are digging in their heels at the thought of sending more money, due to the high price tag.The Trump administration is said to be considering prepaying Social Security retirement benefits to workers before they are eligible, according t...