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Bears name QB Mitch Trubisky the starter — but for how long?

Bears coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky talk during last year’s game against the Cowboys. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesMatt Nagy spilled the worst-kept secret in the Chicago area Friday when he named Mitch Trubisky the Bears’ starting quarterback. But he wouldn’t answer the more compelling follow-up Matt Nagy spilled the worst-kept secret in the Chicago area Friday when he named Mitch Trubisky the Bears’ starting quarterback. But he wouldn’t answer the more compelling follow-up: whether or not the change lasts beyond Sunday’s Packers game. Nick Foles, who didn’t practice all week because of the right hip injury he suffered against the Vikings, will travel with the team to Lambeau Field but is doubtful to play. Tyler Bray would then serve as the second-stringer. There

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Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card review: Choose your own 3% cash-back category and customize this card for your spending habits, with no annual fee

 Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit cardSummary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead StickyReview: Is the Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card right for you? If you're looking for a cash-back credit card with no annual fee, the Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit card is an intriguing offer to consider. Along with a welcome bonus of $200 in cash rewards after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of account opening, it has a feature you don't see on most other rewards credit cards. With the Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit card, you actually get to choose the category in which you'll earn the most rewards. Along with earning 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs, you'll earn 3% cash back on up to $2,500 in spending each quarter (combined with 2% ca

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Walmart will offer tons of deals during Cyber Monday 2020 — here are the best live available know, plus everything else you need to know

  Summary List PlacementIf you're hoping to shop online and save big during Cyber Monday 2020, you'll definitely want to shop Walmart's deals. While it often plays second fiddle to Best Buy, Target, and Amazon, Walmart offers some of the best deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen appliances. In fact, the retail giant often matches and exceeds many of its competitors' prices. This year, with the arrival of Walmart+, we expect Walmart to show up in a big way — especially during Cyber Monday. Here's everything you need to know about Walmart's Cyber Monday sale and the best deals available now. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyThe best early Cyber Monday deals available now at Walmart 58-inch Class 4K Crystal UHD Smart TV (medium, Preferred: Walmart)IQ Robot Vacuum (RV1000) (medium, Preferre

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Warriors officially sign Wiseman; second-rounder Mannion gets two-way deal

The Warriors announced Friday that they officially signed No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman to an NBA contract. Wiseman’s signing is no surprise after the Warriors spent their top offseason asset to acquire his draft rights. The Memphis product is expected to make his Warriors debut next month when the NBA season opens Dec. 22. He will compete with Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss for minutes at center. Fellow draft pick Nico Mannion (No. 48 overall, Arizona) also signed a contract with the Warriors — a two-way deal that allows the point guard to move between the NBA club and the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League. Mannion figures to be the Warriors’ third-string point guard behind Steph Curry and free agency signing Brad Wanamaker. With new league rules in place to allow teams more flexi...

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How to track down a missing FedEx package by filing a claim

Summary List PlacementWhile FedEx is generally considered a reliable shipping company that delivers packages quickly and safely, sometimes things go wrong and items may go missing in transit. When this happens, you will need to file a claim with FedEx so the company can begin an investigation to either locate the lost parcel or compensate you for its loss.  How to file a missing package claim with FedEx When you're ready to begin your claim, you can do so by visiting the FedEx claims site and completing these steps. 1. In the box provided, enter your package's tracking number or your PRO (progressive) number.  2. In the "Claim Type" dropdown menu, select the type of claim you're making. In the case of a missing package, you'll want to choose "Shipment not received" before clicking "Cont...

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Man found fallen from bicycle in Humboldt Park was stabbed to death: autopsy

A 56-year-old man died from stab wounds after falling from a bicycle Nov. 26, 2020, in the 900 block of North Drake Avenue. | Adobe Stock PhotoOfficers found the 56-year-old on the ground in the 900 block of North Drake Avenue, and he appeared to have fallen from a bicycle. A man who died after police found him fallen from a bicycle Thursday in Humboldt Park was actually stabbed to death, an autopsy shows. Officers found Centrell Smith, 56, on the ground about 2:15 a.m. in the 900 block of North Drake Avenue, and he appeared to have fallen from a bicycle, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He had a cut on his back and was having problems breathing, so he was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. An autopsy conducted Frida...

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The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, is a medical doctor. He reveals how he’s wrestling COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s largest city.

Summary List PlacementWith the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the US, authorities have been struggling to stand against waves of the fast-moving virus. In North Dakota, where the novel coronavirus has infected more than 72,000 people and claimed more than 840 lives, Dr. Tim Mahoney, a physician and the mayor of Fargo, signed an order in late October requiring people to wear face coverings while indoors with people from outside their personal households after the state recently experienced one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.  North Dakota became the first state to surpass 100 cases per 100,000 people in October. It is now among the majority of US states that have implemented rules requiring people to wear face coverings. There is, however, no penalty for not doing so. Ne...

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What is a stock split, and is it a good or bad sign when it happens?

Summary List PlacementAs an investor, the idea of "splitting" anything is probably not at the top of your list.  But when it comes to stocks, your portfolio may benefit from a split. A stock split occurs when a company makes its shares more affordable by dividing its existing shares into additional, less expensive shares.  In a stock split, the company's overall value stays the same — a split may reduce the price per share but it doesn't affect the company's market capitalization. There are simply more shares to go around.  If you're already a shareholder in a company when it declares a stock split, not much changes. Nevertheless, it's important to grasp how stock splits work, especially for understanding how the market may react post-split.  What is a stock split? Public companies have...

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day will miss game vs. Illinois after testing positive for coronavirus

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Saturday’s game against Illinois. | Jay LaPrete/APOhio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week, but the game against the Illini was still on. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes when they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week, but the game against the Illini was still on. Buckeyes defensive line coach Larry Johnson will act as interim coach with Day unavailable. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Elderly couple dies in house fire in Old Irving Park neighborhood

An elderly couple died Thursday night in a house fire in the 4200 block of North Kildare in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago. | Tom Schuba/Sun-TimesThe fire broke out about 9:20 p.m. at the home in the 4200 block of North Kildare Avenue and soon engulfed the building, authorities said. An elderly couple died Thursday night in a house fire in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Robert Szalacha, 85, and his wife Carol Szalacha, 78, were found inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Their daughter, who was also inside, got out and refused medical attention, police and neighbors said. The fire broke out about 9:20 p.m. on the first floor of the home in the 4...

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Macy’s best Black Friday deals include $65 off an Instant Pot air fryer and $84 off an AeroGarden

Summary List Placement Macy's is always a great store to shop for deals on holiday decor, home goods, kitchen appliances, and clothing all in one place. The best Black Friday deals you can shop right now include $65 off an Instant Pot air fryer and $84 off of an AeroGarden.  You can even save on mattresses from startups like Casper and Leesa, so you don't need to visit different sites to get all your holiday shopping done.  We're covering Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and more, and you can shop all the best Black Friday 2020 deals here. Macy's online Black Friday sale is officially up and running, and it's one of the best places to shop for deals on kitchen appliances, bed and bath products, furniture, and clothing.  If you're looking for additional information about Macy's rewar...

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The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it’s not even on sale (GME, SNE)

Summary List PlacementThe PlayStation 5 appears to be the most in-demand item this Black Friday, and it's not even discounted. In stark contrast to the empty malls and big box retailer stores across the United States, GameStop drew massive lines on Black Friday. The crowds weren't there for a big game launch, but for the possibility of snagging the new PlayStation 5 console.  That's because the PS5 is the hottest product this holiday – so popular that thousands of people were willing to line up amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates increasing rapidly across the US. Just as soon as retailers restock the $500 console online, it swiftly sells out. It's in such high demand, and such low supply, that a robust resale market has sprung up — the PlayStation 5 sells for near...

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How to teach yourself corporate finance fast, according to a former McKinsey consultant who did it on his own time

Summary List PlacementPlenty of would-be entrepreneurs have great business ideas — but may not have the finance chops to launch and sustain a successful startup. Even if you're not an entrepreneur, developing expertise in corporate finance can help you pursue opportunities for finance-related positions at your own company. "Corporate finance is always I've found a good career investment to make," Jonathan Poston, a director at the ad agency Tombras, told Business Insider. "Money is the lifeblood of the modern organization, and the more we understand the levers and concepts around it, the more oriented we are to the business goals and how we fit within them." If you feel that your corporate finance skills could be improved, you're in luck. Business Insider grilled self-taught finance stra...

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Watch your step, all Lego bricks lead to Rome

By Allen Kim | CNN Lego has officially rolled out Colosseum — the largest Lego brick set in history and a detailed reproduction of Rome’s famous oval amphitheatre. Bad news: it’s already out of stock. The model, which Lego released on Black Friday, consists of 9,036 pieces and when completed, it is 10.5 inches high, 20.5 inches wide and 23.5 inches deep. The largest Lego set before now was the Millennium Falcon, a Lego spokeswoman confirmed to CNN. The Colosseum retails for $549.99 — notably about $250 less than the Falcon. The model depicts the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns on the Colosseum’s outer facade, as well as the structure’s iconic arches and the attic’s Corinthian pilasters. The interior includes the “vast mysterious structure that runs underneath the entire arena,” Lego s...

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