This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Find out how you can get paid $10K for moving to Arkansas, Norwegian Air’s future after government declines more aid, Wells Fargo exploring selling private-label card unit, Anguilla, Curaçao, and St. Kitts and Nevis have reopened safely to tourism and Unsuspecting fraud victims receiving unsolicited debit cards.
Northwest Arkansas has just announced that it will pay new residents $10,000 to move to an area that is known as one of the best places to live in America, thanks to its low cost of living, outdoor activities, world-class arts institutions and a per-capita income that’s 14% higher than the national average. It’s similar to programs created by a village in Italy, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the state of Vermont, which have all made headlines by offering to pay people to move there.
Norwegian’s future became even more tenuous when Norway’s government signaled it would not provide more state aid to the troubled airline. In addition, a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe is prompting the government to make travel restrictions stricter, further imperiling the carrier.
Wells Fargo & Co. is exploring selling a unit offering store-branded credit cards as the bank chooses businesses to keep or break off in a broad strategic overhaul, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The unit providing so-called private-label cards and point-of-sale financing strikes agreements with retailers so that shoppers can buy merchandise such as jewelry, appliances and furniture on credit. The bank has started reaching out directly to possible bidders, the people said, asking to not be named because talks are private.
Whether islands closed their borders back in March or remained open to a certain extent throughout, they’ve got some things in common: strict rules regarding Covid-19 testing and contract tracing, social distancing and mask-wearing in public places, and in most cases, quarantine, all measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and help keep locals and visitors as safe and healthy as possible.
The card, a ReliaCard issued by U.S. Bank, landed in her mailbox almost a month after her boss alerted her to a notice from the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Someone was trying to collect $68,000 in unemployment benefits in her name, according to that October letter.