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Patricia Cohen

Unemployment Claims Fraud Exploits Weak Spots in System

Pandemic programs have lowered the barriers to collecting benefits, and the usual security methods haven’t kept up.

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Persistence of Job Cuts Shows Fear Over Course of Virus and Stimulus Talks

The Labor Department said 787,000 U.S. workers filed for state jobless benefits. Airlines furloughed tens of thousands of workers. Here’s the latest.

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Here's Who Should Be Cast In The New "Peter Pan"

James Corden should be Mr. Smee, obvs.

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Anna Iovine

'Weird Al' Yankovic breaks down the debate with Songified 'WE'RE ALL DOOMED'

If there's anyone we need to lighten the mood in this hellscape of a year, it's "Weird Al" Yankovic. Thankfully, the legendary parody artist teamed up with YouTube channel schmoyoho to do just that with the song "WE'RE ALL DOOMED." 

In classic Weird Al style, he doesn't hold back and literally calls 2020 a "raging hellscape." The video displays him acting as the debate moderator, asking questions in autotune and receiving autotuned answers from Trump and Biden in return. With references...

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Nicole Gallucci

Women are thanking Chrissy Teigen for sharing her heartbreaking pregnancy journey

Chrissy Teigen shared the heartbreaking news on social media that she lost her third child she was expecting with husband John Legend.

Since revealing her pregnancy in August (via Legend's "Wild" music video) Teigen has been diligently updating her millions of Twitter and Instagram followers on her journey.

In September, Teigen announced that she was on strict at-home bed rest due to bleeding and complications with her placenta. And on Sunday, as the bleeding intensified, she shared that she...

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Leah Stodart

Get a Tempur-Pedic mattress on sale before daylight saving time ends

Best deals at Tempur-Pedic's Luxe sale through Monday, Oct. 5:

OUR PICK: Tempur-Cloud mattress — save up to $599.70

BEST IF YOU CAN SPLURGE: Tempur-LuxeAdapt mattress — save $300

BUDGET PICK: Tempur-Topper Supreme — save up to $179.60

October is bittersweet. Sweet because of spooky season, cozy nostalgia, and the start of some real fall foliage — bitter because it's our last full month of sunsets after 6 p.m.

Feeling rested after daylight saving time ends is a struggle every...

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Miller Kern

Beat the inevitable 2020 seasonal blues with these therapy lights

Light therapy lamps on sale as of Oct. 1:

MOST SAVINGS: Miroco MI-CL003 light therapy lamp — save $32

BEST FOR A SMALL FOOTPRINT: TaoTronics TT-CL019 light therapy lamp — save $15

BEST FOR A LARGE PANEL: TaoTronics TT-CL016 light therapy lamp — save $10

I'm not a doctor, but I feel fairly confident saying that I think seasonal affective disorder is going to hit different this year. The state of the world is, uh, less than ideal, and 4 p.m. sunsets are certainly not going to help boost...

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Veronika Kero

Turn your house into a smart home with a Google thermostat

Save $25: The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for $223.98 at Amazon as of Oct. 1. 

With their Launch Night In event, held yesterday, Google is the talk of the town. Google's announcements concerning their latest phones, speaker, and even a new streaming device are certainly exciting, but let's not forget about their other gadgets — one being their smart thermostat. 

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is a great step to take towards turning your home into a smart tech dream....

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Haley Henschel

Here's where you can pre-order the new Xbox Wireless Controller

PREORDERS ARE LIVE: As of Oct. 1, the new Xbox Wireless Controller ($59.99) for the Xbox Series X and S is available for pre-order in several colors at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store.

While the upcoming Xbox Series X and S consoles will both include a newly designed Wireless Controller, it's never a bad call to have a second one on hand as a backup in case its batteries suddenly die or you decide to play with a friend.

SEE ALSO: Buying a PS5 or Xbox...

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Lawmaker corners former pharma CEO in blistering interrogation

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) did the math in an interrogation of the former CEO from pharmaceutical company Celgene over the connection between rising drug prices and the CEO's compensation.

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Trump's taxes show why he *really* ran for president

Thanks to last week's bombshell reporting from The New York Times, we know that President Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2016 -- and no taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. CNN's Chris Cillizza sheds some light on why Trump's financial straits influenced his decision to run for president.

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Chrissy Teigen loses baby after pregnancy complications, calling it the 'darkest of days'

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have lost their child following pregnancy complications, the couple announced on their social media accounts.

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Another 837,000 Americans filed for unemployment claims last week

• The unemployment rate has never been this high going into an election

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Opinion: We are one vote away from losing our fundamental liberties, Sen. Ted Cruz says

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18th, she left a vacancy on the Supreme Court just 46 days before one of the most consequential presidential elections in our nation's history. This past weekend, President Donald Trump nominated an eminently qualified judge -- Amy Coney Barrett -- to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ginsburg, and I believe the Senate will confirm her before Election Day.

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An officer was indicted for endangering neighbors, but not Breonna Taylor, with his bullets. This may be why

• 'What can we do different?' Louisville police chief gets her chance to lead during a tumultuous time • Understanding critical race theory

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Madrid locks back down as European leaders sound alarm on Covid-19 surges

Madrid is going back under city-wide lockdown measures after a surge in coronavirus cases in the Spanish capital, in a dramatic move that illustrates the growing intensity of Europe's battle against a snowballing surge of infection.

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