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Pakistan American business group donates masks, hand sanitizer to LA County Fire

The Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce presented the Los Angeles County Fire Department with a hefty donation of face masks and hand sanitizers outside Station 30, in Cerritos, Wednesday, Oct. 28. The chamber’s Community Task Force collected 100,000 masks and more than 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in appreciation of the first responders’ efforts in battling wildfires, protecting lives and serving the community throughout the region and beyond. Artesia Mayor Ali Taj and county Fire Department Chief Deputy Daryl Osby joined the celebration, which was just one of many donation events the chamber has hosted since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. “This conversation between (Chamber Chairman) Mr. Waqar Khan and his wife, Fatima, began a few weeks ago,” Taj said. “And since then, ...

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5 things to consider before you sign up for a store credit card

Summary List Placement  Store credit cards can be tempting when they offer big discounts and perks for loyal shoppers, but they aren't without their dangers.
 These credit cards typically come with extremely high interest rates and low credit limits, which can land you in debt and hurt your credit. You also have to watch out for deferred interest promotions, which can be costly.
 If you're looking to save money, you might be better off with a card that earns rewards on more types of purchases and offers more wide-reaching benefits.
 Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As we ramp up to the holiday season, be prepared to face offer after offer for store credit cards. Usually, they'll hook you in with a promotional discount — apply now, and you'll get 30% of your purchase....

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Facebook reported a decline of 2 million daily active users in the US and Canada (FB)

Summary List PlacementFacebook's number of daily active users in the US and Canada declined by 2 million for the third quarter, dropping to 196 million from 198 million in the second quarter, the company said Thursday. Facebook's monthly active users also dropped by one million, down to 255 million from 256 million the previous quarter. In a press release, Facebook CFO Dave Wehner said the decrease came after a spike in users during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. "As expected, in the third quarter of 2020, we saw Facebook DAUs and MAUs in the US & Canada decline slightly from the second quarter 2020 levels which were elevated due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," he said. Facebook reported 195 million daily users in the US and Canada in the first quarter, befor...

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Man arrested after pointing gun at 3 Weber County deputies, police say

Adobe Stock SALT LAKE CITY — A man was arrested Wednesday after police say he pointed what appeared to be a gun directly at deputies three times. Weber County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in Plain City Wednesday night on a report of a suicidal man. The dispatcher could hear a man in the background yelling that he had a gun and was threatening to kill family members, according to a police affidavit. The first arriving deputy yelled at Daniel Christopher Williams, 38, to come out with his hands up. “While standing in the doorway with my handgun out, Daniel ran from the living room toward where his parents were, as he did this, he ran facing me and pointed a firearm at me,” the deputy wrote in the affidavit. The deputy moved out of the doorway to take cover but did not f...

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Bears stars Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson miss another practice

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack missed Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears’ best player on offense — and their best on defense — remained sidelined for Thursday’s practice. The Bears’ best player on offense — and their best on defense — remained sidelined for Thursday’s practice. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack did not practice for the second-straight day with an ankle injury, while receiver Allen Robinson has stayed in concussion protocol. Center Cody Whitehair (calf) and returner Cordarrelle Patterson (quad) sat out, too. Mack appeared to hurt his left ankle trying to make a tackle in the third quarter Monday night. Mack has only missed two games in his career, but he’s been banged up this season; last week, he sat out a...

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Amazon is dropping the price on dozens of products every day ahead of Black Friday — here’s what’s on sale now and what to expect on November 27

 Summary List Placement Amazon's pre-Black Friday sale is underway, but the absolute deals await those who shop during Black Friday, which lands on November 27. Historically, Amazon offers huge discounts on electronics, home goods, fashion, and more. This year is unlikely to be an exception. See also: Amazon's Holiday Dash sales event promises Black Friday-like prices now through November 19 — here are the best deals available now. Read Insider Reviews' Black Friday 2020 deals and Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings. Amazon Prime Day might still be fresh in your memory, but in a few weeks' time, Black Friday will be here. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best days of the year to shop for TVs, kitchen appliances, smart home devices, and fashion. Although Black Friday

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Walmart is removing guns and ammo from shelves and display cases in all stores as a precaution due to ‘civil unrest’

Summary List PlacementWalmart will remove guns and ammo from all sales floors and displays, Sarah Nassauer at The Wall Street Journal first reported.  "We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers," a Walmart spokesman told the Journal. Weapons will still be available to purchase upon request in stores where they are sold, according to the report. The retailer sells firearms in about half of its 4,700 US stores. In June, Walmart removed firearms from the floor of certain stores amidst protests of George Floyd's death. More recently, protests and looting have occurred in Philadelphia after police shot and...

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This couple paid off $114,000 of debt in less than 2 years — then saved up $431,000. Here are the side hustles they started and how much money they made from each one.

Summary List PlacementIn January 2017, Jhanilka and Anthony Hartzog were recently married and had relocated from Brooklyn to Dallas. They each had a good job, and their combined salaries added up to about $180,000 a year. But they also had a problem: They were in debt for $114,000. The bulk of this was student debt, but it also included $30,000 for their new car and about $7,000 in credit card debt. The Hartzogs wanted to travel and they didn't want this debt dragging them down for decades. "Jhanilka had a New Year's resolution in 2017 to travel more and save more," Anthony Hartzog recalls. "I was saying, it's going to be really, really hard to try to travel more and save more." That's when the couple decided to get serious about paying off their debt quickly. After a meeting with a fina...

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What to Stream This Weekend: The Mandalorian, City So Real, and More

No matter what’s going on outside, staying safer at home is always a good idea. Our weekly roundup of movies and shows to stream will keep you entertained while you flip on the platform of your choice and chill. What to Stream This Week City So Real From the director of Hoop Dreams and America to Me comes this five-part docuseries about the 2019 mayoral election in Chicago and what has happened in the city since. The New York Times deems the series “radically curious” in its examination of the complexity of urban politics. National Geographic Channel, Hulu The Craft: Legacy A long awaited sequel to the 1990s classic, The Craft: Legacy picks up with four new teen witches as they discover their supernatural powers–and struggle to control them. Blumhouse, the studio behind the production,

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David Montgomery: I ‘gotta keep trusting it’ despite run-game troubles

David Montgomery runs the ball against the Rams on Monday. | Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images It will be hard for Sunday’s game — or its plan — to be more of a debacle than it was last year, when head coach Matt Nagy called a franchise-low seven rushing plays in a season-defining home loss. The last time the Bears played the Saints, David Montgomery ran the ball only two times. “Last year, you know, things just didn’t go as planned for us,” he said Thursday. “So this year we’ll have a better plan — just going out playing hard and having fun.” It will be hard for Sunday’s game — or its plan — to be more of a debacle than it was last year, when head coach Matt Nagy called a franchise-low seven rushing plays in a season-defining home loss. “I know we need to run the ball more,” Nagy sai

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The best credit card offers in November: earn points, miles, or cash back

 Summary List PlacementThe best credit card welcome offers available now: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: 60,000 points after you spend $4k in the first 3 months of account opening (Elevated offer) American Express® Gold Card: 60,000 points after you spend at least $4,000 in your first 6 months of account opening(Elevated offer) Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card: up to 100k Capital One miles — 50k miles after you spend $3k in the first 3 months of account opening and another 50k miles after you spend $20k in the first 12 months  (Elevated offer) Chase Freedom Unlimited®: 5x rewards at grocery stores for your first account year as a cardholder (on up to $12,000 spent) and $200 after spending $500 in the first three months from account opening(Elevated offer) Chase Freedom ...

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Amazon Web Services reports $11.6 billion third-quarter revenue, up 29% year over year (AMZN)

Summary List PlacementAmazon reported $11.6 billion in quarterly revenue for the company's market-leading Amazon Web Services cloud business, up nearly 29% from the same quarter last year. AWS continued to be a profit-driver for Amazon, accounting for more than $3.5 billion of Amazon's nearly $6.2 billion in operating income for the third-quarter. The sales growth for AWS is in line with analyst expectations. AWS growth has been slowing, but analysts generally chalk it up to law of large numbers. Basically, AWS' growing revenue base makes it harder to demonstrate large growth percentages every quarter.  It's hard to know exactly how much AWS revenue compares to runner-up Microsoft Azure because Microsoft doesn't report revenue for the business. Microsoft instead reports revenue for its ...

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Why Tony La Russa knows he will win with White Sox

Tony La Russa knows his old tricks from 33 years as a big league manager will still work when he takes over as the new Chicago White Sox skipper next season. And they’ll work better than ever. Because of the way today’s game is played, with a strict adherence to analytics and an overreliance on home runs, La Russa insists winning games can be easier than ever. Months before Thursday’s surprising announcement the 76-year-old is returning to manage after nine years away from the bench, La Russa told this news organization he’d have an edge if he ever did come back. “It’s actually easier to win now than ever if you’re allowed to use your powers of observation and experience. It really is,” La Russa said then, when asked about perhaps restarting his Hall of Fame managing career. In a long-ra...

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San Jose leaders say raising Black Lives Matters banners just the start

You could argue that the city of San Jose installing streetlight banners around City Hall emblazoned with the Black Lives Matter slogan amounts to establishing co-opting cries of protest, neutralizing the message by making it mainstream. But that was certainly not what anyone was saying at a City Hall unveiling Thursday morning, where leaders including Mayor Sam Liccardo and Vice Mayor Chappie Jones promised the banners were the start of a call to action — not the conclusion. “Unveiling of the Black Lives Matter banners at City Hall is an important step in acknowledging that we cannot begin the conversation about ‘all lives matter’ until we recognize and acknowledge that Black lives matter,” Jones said. “Symbols and statements have meaning, and they express to the world what our values are

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