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Lilly King, Ryan Murphy snag silver medals in Tokyo Olympics swimming events

Lilly King, Ryan Murphy snag silver medals in Tokyo Olympics swimming events

Science
July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. swimmers took home a pair of silver medals and a bronze in four finals races at the Tokyo Aquatic Center in Japan on Thursday. Team USA swimmers Lilly King and Annie Lazor took home silver and bronze respectively in the women's 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday night as Tatjana Schoemaker won the event with a world record time of 2 minutes and 18.95 seconds. King turned in a strong start, leading for much of the race but faltered in the final stretch as she was overtaken by Schoemaker. Conversely, Lazor was in the middle of the pack for much of the race before pushing her way onto the medal stand, edging out 16-year-old Evegina Chikunova. The two Americans embraced a tearful Schoemaker at the conclusion of the race as they celebrated their medal finishes...
How to protect your windfall if you snag Powerball’s $277 million jackpot

How to protect your windfall if you snag Powerball’s $277 million jackpot

Finance
If you beat the odds stacked against hitting the Powerball jackpot, there's an estimated $ 277 million waiting for you in Saturday night's drawing.The top prize has been climbing for more than two months of twice weekly drawings with no ticket matching all six numbers. And while the chance of winning the jackpot is about 1 in 292 million, at some point, someone will get really lucky.At the same time, though, experts say that winners typically discover that handling sudden wealth of that magnitude can be overwhelming. In other words, it's not as simple as taking the check and going on with your life — it takes some preparation and adjustment.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images"The days between the drawing and the day you claim will be your last days of normalcy," said Jason Kurland, a partner at...
Technical snag hits HDFC website and mobile application

Technical snag hits HDFC website and mobile application

Finance
Mumbai: HDFC Bank’s netbanking website and mobile application remained inaccessible to thousands of customers on Monday due to a ‘technical glitch’ which kept them locked out of their accounts throughout the day. Incidentally, the bank’s mobile application had witnessed a similar crash around the same time last year when a new version of the application couldn’t take the end of the month payday traffic. Both, the website and the application, remained down till the time of going to press with customers attempting to login to their accounts being shown a ‘server down due to heavy traffic’ message. The bank said in a statement said that it is working to bring the servers back up. “Due to a technical glitch, some of our customers have been having trouble logging into our NetBanking and MobileB...
Automaker discounts are bigger heading into the Labor Day weekend sales push. How to snag a deal

Automaker discounts are bigger heading into the Labor Day weekend sales push. How to snag a deal

Finance
If you're in the market for a new car, there's a good chance you'll find some decent deals during the long Labor Day weekend sales push.With vehicles sitting on lots longer and dealerships eager to make room for next year's models, automakers have boosted their discounts ahead of the three-day weekend. The average incentive is $ 4,177 for August, compared with an estimated $ 4,074 in July and $ 3,878 a year ago, according to the latest data from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. "Consumers should see some pretty good deals," said Kelsey Mays, senior editor at Cars.com. "This is one of the marquee weekends, especially when it wraps in August sales like it will this time."The Key Auto Mall car dealership in Moline, Illinois.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesIn fact, if you're prepared to p...
How to find (and snag) a hidden job

How to find (and snag) a hidden job

Finance
Asking for a raise: Women vs. menWhen you're looking for a job -- obsessively scanning job boards, sending out applications -- and not hearing anything back, it can begin to feel like you're all alone. But a job coach says the reason you're not getting a response may be because your job search is too crowded. Employers aren't getting back to you because they are overwhelmed with applications. Maybe they already have an in-house candidate. In some cases the job advertised does not even exist, says Sharmeen Akbani Gangat, founder of TheHiddenJob.com. Stop spinning your wheels and take control of your job search, she says. "The hiring process is as tedious for the hiring manager as it is for the job seeker," says Akbani Gangat. "What they prefer doing is asking around instead of going thro...