President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals.

A congressional Republican aide tells The Associated Press that the president has signed the measure. The aide was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and requested anonymity.

The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies through September and contains other end-of-session priorities such as money for cash-starved transit systems and an increase in food stamp benefits.

Democrats are promising more aid to come once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, but Republicans are signaling a wait-and-see approach.

This is a breaking news update. AP’s earlier story follows below.

The fate of an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill remained in doubt Sunday as millions lost unemployment aid, the government barreled toward a mid-pandemic shutdown, and lawmakers implored President Donald Trump to act and sign it.

On Sunday … Read more

Investing in UK dividend shares can be a great way to increase one’s income. And using a Stocks and Shares ISA to do so can provide significant tax benefits as well.

Stocks and Shares ISA tax benefits

Several years ago, the government re-organised the way dividends were taxed in the UK. Investors now receive a dividend allowance of just £2,000 a year. Anything above this level attracts a tax rate of 7.5{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b}. This dividend tax rate hits 32.5{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} for higher rate taxpayers.

These tax changes have made it expensive to own UK dividend shares. That’s where the Stocks and Shares ISA comes into play. Any income or capital gains earned on the money invested inside one of these wrappers does not attract tax. One does not even have to declare the investment on a tax return.

This makes them exceptionally desirable products for income investors. And because there are no … Read more

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If you received an Apple device for Christmas, you may have to wait a bit longer to enjoy it. Apple says its iCloud sign-in servers have been having issues since early Christmas morning, preventing some users from activating new Apple Watch, iPhone, HomePod, and other devices.

The issue, according to Apple’s services status page, began just before 5 a.m. on Christmas and is still impacting some users. A tweet from Apple’s support team on Friday suggested that the issue, which is ongoing as of Saturday afternoon, was related to increased holiday demand for the disrupted service.

Fortune has contacted Apple for comment and will update this article with any additional information.

Christmas-related demand might be particularly high because of an unusually late-in-the-year release of the iPhone 12 … Read more

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Estrella Jalisco is on a mission to spread brightness and colour, commits to giving free lights & paying the electric bills for families across the country

Estrella Jalisco, the beer brand on a mission to bring color and light to communities across the US, is brightening up neighbourhoods this holiday season — literally. The company is teaming up with beloved actor America Ferrera to help people light up their houses for the holidays by giving free decorative lights and covering their electric bills.

Home holiday light displays always bring joy to the short days of winter. However, the added costs associated with new lights or the increased power bill could be an added burden, especially in 2020.

That’s why the brand has created the Estrella Jalisco Holiday Lights Programme to ensure more families can experience the joy of the season without worry. In a social post this morning, America … Read more