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Job diary: I"m a 32-year-old porn star making five figures a month from home during the pandemic. My secret weapon is my gift of gab.

"I'm known as a diva in the industry," says Romi Rain, wh.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytOct 17th, 2020

Job diary: I"m a 33-year-old porn star making five figures a month from home during the pandemic. My secret weapon is my gift of gab.

Romi Rain Romi Rain (not her real name) is a 33-year-old adult film star who lives and works in Southern California. She started doing nude modeli.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 22nd, 2020

We"re making less money than ever, but spending $450 a month on couples therapy is a no-brainer while we"re stuck at home together

Courtesy Alexis Rhiannon   I'm making about $1,000 less per month than before the pandemic, and my boyfriend was laid off right before COVID-19 hit. So our income has taken a major hit this year. Still, we've.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2020

Economic Report: Existing-home sales soared in September — 7 in 10 homes sold in less than a month

As the pandemic continues, the risk of a prolonged economic downturn could cause some buyers to rethink making a big purchase, especially given rising home prices......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 23rd, 2020

Oahu single-family home sales rebound in August as inventory drops

Sales of single-family homes on Oahu rose in August, compared to the same month last year, along with median prices after declining during the first three months of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the inventory of homes for sale reached its lowest poi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 3rd, 2020

The Moneyist: My friends’ wedding reception was canceled. They’re having a small ceremony next month. I’m invited to a party next year. Do I send a gift?

‘The wedding itself was put off because of the coronavirus pandemic.’.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 17th, 2020

Best Buy raises minimum wage to $15 as sales improve during pandemic

Best Buy Co. Inc. on Wednesday said that second-quarter sales were up over the same period last year as stuck-at-home consumers spent more time and money on electronic toys and office equipment. The retailer also said it was making pandemic-era pay .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 22nd, 2020

Commodities Corner: Why lumber prices defied pandemic-related pressure to score a nearly 60% quarterly gain

Lumber prices made a big comeback in the second quarter, with a nearly 60% jump for the period more than making up for a loss in the first three months of the year, as home builders rebounded from the initial effects of the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 10th, 2020

Oahu home sales down 8% in June, condo sales drop 34%

Single-family home sales on Oahu declined by nearly 8% last month, compared to a year ago, but condominium sales dropped 34% in June as the market continued to feel the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to statistics from the Honolulu Boar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 6th, 2020

Arthur Blank gives record gift of $50 million to alma mater

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is making the largest grant in its 25-year history – $50 million – to Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, attended Babs.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 19th, 2019

Signs point to mortgage rates rising, making home-buying more expensive

The 30-year fixed-rate average rose to its highest level in a month......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 26th, 2018

Sauerkraut, anyone? 10 food trends to try in 2021

The pandemic means a lot of us are cooking at home more often, and half a year into it, we're getting pretty bored with the whole process. Whole Foods Market has some suggestions for shaking things up in 2021. Its team of experts — incl.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 21st, 2020

Amazon says this month’s Prime Day sales increased 60% year over year

This year's Prime Day came as e-commerce experienced huge gains during the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 17th, 2020

Mid-pandemic Pennsylvania casino revenue rises year-over-year in September

Propelled by sustained interest in internet casino gaming and sports betting, Pennsylvania casinos reported a 1% year-over-year revenue increase for September despite a burst in activity tapering off some from the month prior. Total gaming and f.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 16th, 2020

Home sales rise despite low inventory and pandemic

TOWN SQUARE | The National Association of Realtors reported that existing- home sales were up 10.5 percent in August 2020 compared to August 2019, rising to an annual rate of 6 million homes sold year-to-date, the highest level since December 2006......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 13th, 2020

St. Louis housing market continues upward climb during pandemic

New listings in St. Louis decreased 2.3% and inventory decreased more than 35% in August compared with the same month last year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 12th, 2020

Microsoft giving employees more flexibility to work from home

Other tech companies, including Amazon and Facebook are exploring similar remote-work policies following the pandemic lockdowns of earlier this year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2020

Bond Report: 30-year Treasury yield marks sharpest drop in a month after Trump says he’ll end stimulus talks

U.S. Treasury yields fell Tuesday, reversing course from earlier in the day, after President Donald Trump said he would put an end to pandemic stimulus talks with Democrats......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 6th, 2020

Market Extra: China’s yuan records best performance against dollar since 2008

The yuan is making strong gains against the dollar this year, due to China's perceived economic resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased inflows into the nation's capital markets......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 30th, 2020

Worldwide smart home device forecast remains resilient despite pandemic, says IDC

The worldwide market for smart home devices is expected to grow 4.1% on year in 2020 with shipments totaling more than 854 million units, according to the IDC......»»

Category: topSource: digitimesSep 30th, 2020

In ski towns like Lake Tahoe, Silicon Valley"s elite are causing booms in school enrollment

In Tahoe, the average home price last month was $749,000, up nearly 25% since the same month last year, acco.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 27th, 2020