Second stimulus check: Could it arrive before Christmas? Here are some potential dates

How quickly could the IRS send your money? We have some ideas.


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Whether lawmakers can reach an agreement to pass new economic rescue package by the end of 2020 is a moving target of a timeline we don’t yet know. Congress returns from recess after Thanksgiving and will only work for a limited number of days in Washington next month. However, stimulus negotiations could pick up again after Nov. 30, which would allow just enough time to approve a smaller bill. If it did include a second stimulus check, the IRS could start issuing payments between now and the new year. 

There’s currently strong support among top lawmakers and leaders for another direct payment of up to $1,200 per person, including President-elect Joe Biden, who advanced his own stimulus plan and who will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

Whenever a second check gets the green light for qualified individuals, the IRS has a system in place that could mean the payment comes quicker this time around. We’ve mapped out some potential timelines for a second stimulus check to arrive — more details are below. If your first check was delayed, you may be able

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Best iPhone 12 Cases – TechRepublic

Check out these iPhone 12 cases from Apple, ARMOR-X, OtterBox, and more. You’ll also find cool iPhone 12 accessories.

First-adopters were anxiously waiting this weekend for UPS to deliver their new iPhone 12 Max. Relieved that their enviable smartphone is literally in hand, it’s time to look for a new case.

After much speculation–and despite the lack of 120Hz high-refresh display some were hoping for–the general consensus about the four iPhone 12 models is a good one. Anticipation was not only high amongst first adopters and avid Apple users, but amongst third-party manufacturers, which have already produced iPhone 12 accessories, including a multitude of cases. Here’s a look at a few that are available to outfit your iPhone 12 kit.





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The Portland ($228) and Blake ($174) are fancy tailored leather cases for the iPhone 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max (there’s also a Blake iPhone 12 cover) from greenwich.design. Prices are for the new iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The Portland has an electroplated interior shell and an interior card pocket has been included. The Blake is made from the same leather which is used to upholster Bentleys. It has an inner card pocket and either

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