BREAKING NEWS BRIEF
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Dr. Hasan Gokal, a public health doctor in Texas, has been accused of theft by a public servant, a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Gokal is charged with taking a vial of the vaccine with nine doses in it in late December. He was working at a vaccination site at the time.
Authorities contend that the doctor “disregarded county protocols in place to ensure the vaccine is not wasted, but administered to vulnerable populations and front-line workers on a waiting list” Dr. Gokal has abused his position. What he did was illegal, and he should be held accountable under the law.
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IS THIS THE DEATH OF BUY & HOLD?
YOUR MORNING MARKET UPDATE
This morning, stock futures fell across each of the three major indexes, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average seeing futures slip 0.9%, S&P 500 futures dipping 0.8%, and futures on the Nasdaq 100 dwindling 0.6%.
It was unclear exactly what triggered these early losses, but each average is still up overall for the week.
Investors are anticipating that today Janet Yellen, who formerly chaired the Fed, will be confirmed as Treasury secretary under Biden.
Traders also saw shares of IBM and Intel fall 7% and 4%, respectively, in the premarket.
“The political reality of Washington is starting to impact markets, and it’s becoming more unclear when Democrats’ ambitious stimulus goals will become law,” said Tom Essaye, founder of Sevens Report.
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PILE ON THE PRODUCTIVITY!
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For most of us, we go through life with some sort of plan for our important endeavors and pursuits. But too many of us fail to manage our time on a regular basis. We procrastinate or end up running beyond deadlines for important projects, neither of which is good for our overall productivity.
If you’re serious about being more productive, then you better set your sights on improving your time management skills! Making sure your time is managed well allows you to stay focused on what’s important. You won’t waste time on irrelevant things once you have a solid plan together. Plus, well-managed time helps alleviate a good deal of stress! When you don’t have to always worry about whether you can get everything on your to-do list done, you end up being able to relax a bit more every day.
So don’t waste any more time! Get yourself a solid time management plan together and start boosting your productivity.
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IT’S FITNESS FRIDAY!
There are five simple exercises that you can utilize to work nearly every muscle in your body.
Planks are a simple and classic way to work your core. They are also known for working your abs, glutes, and shoulders. Working your core and other muscles through planks can also help improve your posture and while strengthening your spine.
Burpees are also a great way to work multiple muscles in your body. Since they don’t involve any gym equipment, they can be done at home, on the go, and literally almost anywhere. Burpees are a great way to build strength and they also promote cardiovascular health. What other basic moves can help give your muscles and body a good work out?
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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
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If the last thing you ever want to do is hang one of these signs on your business’s front doors or windows in the pandemic, you need to keep reading. Because there is some good news for our small businesses in the recent stimulus bill that was signed into law before President Trump left office.
And specifically, there were 6 very special tax breaks that were tucked in there to give small businesses across the nation a hand when they need it most.
These aren’t the ONLY benefits that were tucked in for small businesses, but they were definitely the biggest.
Which is a good thing, considering taxes can eat up anywhere from 15-25% of your income.
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