Your second stimulus check may be bigger than the first. Here’s how much you could get

How do you know how much money your next stimulus check could bring? We can help.

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The negotiations to agree on the substance of a new economic rescue package that could include a second stimulus check are still far from concluding, but the need for more financial relief is still growing.

“This is an emergency of the highest magnitude,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said, noting that there are 20 million jobless workers across the country. According to the Labor Department, initial jobless claims hit 742,000 in the second week of November; that’s 31,000 more claims than the previous week.

The most recent Republican plan, a tightly focused $500 billion bill, doesn’t provide any new stimulus aid for people in dire need, but President-elect Joe Biden’s stimulus plan, which could come into more consideration following the Jan. 20 inauguration, includes a second direct payment for the American people.

If authorized, a second stimulus payment could follow the lead of the first stimulus payment from the spring and be worth up to $1,200 for those who qualify, with additional financial assistance for dependents. But until that authorization happens, we won’t know all the eligibility rules, 

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Amazon’s Best Black Friday 2020 Tech Deals

Amazon’s Black Friday sale starts Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 27. Find tens of thousands of deals on Amazon devices, smartphones, home office products, and much more.

Black Friday is one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year. With hundreds of retailers offering discounts on thousands of items, it’s the perfect time to buy all of your holiday gifts.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many consumers will likely be turning to online shopping this year, and Amazon has plenty of Black Friday deals worth checking out. See if any of these Amazon devices, headphones, TVs, smartphones, software, STEM kits, and more might be the perfect gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself) without costing you a fortune. TechRepublic will update this article as more information becomes available. 

Disclaimer: Some of the following deals are not yet live, but will be available on Amazon sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 27. These Black Friday sales run for a limited time; prices are subject to change, and quantities are limited. Dates of availability will be noted if listed on the retailer’s site or ad.

Samsung 75-inch QLED Q70T Series TV

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