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Here are the best deals on back-to-school supplies this Labor Day weekend

Finance
This back-to-school season is like no other for many reasons. And that makes preparing for it especially challenging.As of a recent tally, a little more than half of U.S. elementary and high school students will attend school only virtually this fall, although changes are announced daily. As a result, families have delayed many traditional back-to-school purchases."Forget lunchboxes and backpacks — now it's all about trying to create a good space in your home for your kids to learn remotely," said Matt Schulz, chief credit analyst at LendingTree.However, "it makes things a little pricier, and the last thing we all need in 2020 is some more financial uncertainty," he added.More from Personal Finance:21% of parents reduced work hours because of remote schoolWill schools reopen in t...
Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Business
April 9 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense awarded $ 5.2 billion in contracts for various aspects of coronavirus response -- including face masks, alternate care centers and unspecified coronavirus-related response -- Thursday. The deals announced include an eight-month, $ 86.4 million contract awarded to Aurora Industries to provide face masks for the Defense Logistics Agency. The Camuy, Puerto Rico tactical clothing manufacturer was awarded the contract exclusively, with the Pentagon citing a provision in Federal Acquisition Regulations that allows the federal government to bypass the competitive process if "the property or services needed by the agency are available from only one responsible source or only from a limited number of responsible sources and no other type of property or s...
US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

World
By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports.It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, said Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.Production capacity will be increased to 11 million barrels per day by the end of September, he said. It was around 9.6 million barrels per day before the attack.Meanwhile, news agency Reuters quoted a US official as saying last week's attack had used cruise missiles and drones originating in Iran's southwest. Advertisement ...
AECOM gets $9M Army contract for assault breacher supplies

AECOM gets $9M Army contract for assault breacher supplies

Business
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- AECOM Management Services Corp. received a $ 9 million contract for equipment and parts used on the Assault Breacher Vehicle. The firm-fixed-price contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, includes the Army's purchase of linear demolition charge systems, spare parts and data items for the vehicle weapons system, a heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle breaching system based on the Abrams M1A1 tank chassis. The system is also capable of carrying and firing rockets. Modifications include a specially-functioning turret, demolition charge systems to clear mines and a high-lift adapter that accommodates a mine plow or a combat bulldozer blade. Locations of work under the contract, as well as funding, will be determined with each order, the Pentagon sa...