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Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

Finance
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office.The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide.Services would include small-dollar loans for consumers that offer low fees and low interest rates.Those transactions would compete with payday loans, a short-term advance that typically comes due with your next paycheck.The terms for payday loans are often unfavorable, said Alex Horowitz, senior research officer for the consumer finance project at Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent research organization.About 12 million individu...
'A Quiet Place' tops the North American box office with $22M

'A Quiet Place' tops the North American box office with $22M

Entertainment
April 22 (UPI) -- The suspense thriller A Quiet Place is No. 1 at the North American box office, earning $ 22 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is Rampage with $ 21 million, followed by I Feel Pretty at No. 3 with $ 16.2 million, Super Troopers 2 at No. 4 with $ 14.7 million and Truth or Dare at No. 5 with $ 7.9 million.Rounding out the top tier are Ready Player One at No. 6 with $ 7.5 million, Blockers at No. 7 with $ 7 million, Black Panther at No. 8 with $ 4.6 million, Traffik at No. 9 with $ 3.9 million and Isle of Dogs at No. 10 with $ 3.4 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

Technology
A task force will study the U.S. Postal Service under an executive order from President Donald Trump, who has spent weeks criticizing online retailer Amazon and accused it of not paying enough in shipping costs. The order doesn't mention Amazon by name, but Trump has tweeted that the company should pay the post office more for shipping its packages. "Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed," he tweeted earlier this month. The U.S. Postal Service has indeed lost money for years, but package delivery has actually been a bright spot. Here's what you need to know about Trump's order, Amazon and the post office: Q: What does the executive order do? A: It creates a task force to look into the post ...
'Pacific Rim Uprising' tops the North American box office with $28M

'Pacific Rim Uprising' tops the North American box office with $28M

Entertainment
March 25 (UPI) --Pacific Rim Uprising is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 28 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is Black Panther with $ 16.7 million, followed by I Can Only Imagine at No. 3 with $ 13.8 million, Sherlock Gnomes at No. 4 with $ 10.6 million and Tomb Raider at No. 5 with $ 10.4 million.Rounding out the top tier are A Wrinkle in Time at No. 6 with $ 8 million, Love, Simon at No. 7 with $ 7.8 million, Paul, Apostle of Christ at No. 8 with $ 5 million, Game Night at No. 9 with $ 4.2 million and Midnight Sun at No. 10 with $ 4.1 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
B&Q to cut 200 head office jobs

B&Q to cut 200 head office jobs

Business
DIY chain B&Q is to get rid of 200 jobs at its head office in Hampshire as part of a cost-cutting drive.The company said on Tuesday that the cuts at its headquarters in Chandler's Ford would "improve efficiency and simplify ways of working".UK retailers are struggling in the face of rising inflation and fragile consumer confidence.Several store chains have announced job cuts recently, including supermarket giants Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda.Helena Feltham, B&Q's human resources director, said: "The new structure will improve efficiency, simplify ways of working, and reflect recent changes in the market and the number of B&Q stores.She said the company wanted to make home improvement "accessible to everyone". "That means delivering great quality at prices that are truly affordab...