Florida college courses should remain online-only in fall, faculty union says

Courses at Florida’s college and universities should remain online-only this fall, said the union that represents faculty members across the state, citing fears of the spread of coronavirus.

Leaders from the United Faculty of Florida, which represents instructors at all 12 public universities and 14 state colleges, and the Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, said Monday during a press conference that sending students back to campus next month would be dangerous.

As of Monday, the state has reported 432,747 coronavirus cases and 5,931 deaths since the pandemic began. The first day of fall classes varies between campuses. The University of Central Florida plans to return Aug. 24.

“Opening the colleges and universities at this time can only make things worse, and it is a step in the wrong direction,” said Jaffar Ali Shahul-Hameed, a vice president for the union and an associate professor at Florida Gulf Coast

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Why Colgate Stock Should Remain in Investors’ Portfolio

Colgate-Palmolive Company CL is one stock that has been stable in the coronavirus period despite the turmoil in markets. In general, the consumer staples stocks, dealing in everyday essentials, have shown tranquility, thanks to the nature of business. Amid the pandemic, Colgate continued to witness strong volume growth and robust pricing, which aided its top line across most regions.

This helped the company deliver strong top and bottom-line results in first-quarter 2020. Further, it has been benefiting from innovation and in-store implementation, which have been the guiding principles of its growth strategy. Also, the company remains focused on expanding the availability of its products through enhanced distribution to newer markets and channels, which is likely to help improve its organic sales performance.

Driven by the recent trend and strong fundamentals, the Colgate stock has risen 7% year to date compared with the industry’s growth of 0.5%. Moreover, the Zacks Rank

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As talk builds for second stimulus, questions remain about first payout

And now, time for “It’s Not a Stimulus Scam, the Sequel.”

First, consumers had to be assured in June that the navy blue, Visa debit cards that just showed up in the mail beginning in late May really did contain stimulus money. The unexpected plastic card wasn’t a scam or a special promotion, as some thought. 

Now, letters from the U.S. Department of the Treasury are being sent in July to alert consumers about unused prepaid cards and how to activate the cards in order to spend your Economic Impact Payment, if you have one sitting in a drawer somewhere. 

The letter also will show you how to get a replacement card, if you’ve lost the card or thrown it away. And this letter isn’t a scam either.

The good news: The latest envelopes containing these letters will state in red: “Not a bill or an advertisement. Important information about

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