Five ways fraudsters try to claim U.S. unemployment benefits

The U.S. government’s preliminary “conservative” estimates show improper unemployment benefits payments during the pandemic could exceed $87 billion nationwide. Here are some of the tactics people with stolen identities have attempted to siphon funds. MASKS Twenty-seven states have adopted a system from ID.me requiring applicants to take pictures of themselves and their photo IDs, which […]

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Abbott beats profit estimates as medical device sales rebound

Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) beat quarterly profit estimates on Thursday, driven by a rebound in its non-COVID-19 testing business and sales of its medical devices as vaccinations encouraged Americans to resume non-urgent procedures. The strong results saw the company join rival Quest Diagnostics (DGX.N) in signaling a recovery in their mainstay businesses, after a year in […]

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