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Unlike elsewhere, New Hampshire refunds COVID business fines

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republican governors opposed efforts this year to absolve businesses for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But only in the "Live Free or Die" state have the scofflaws been set free of the fines.
In March, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed legislation requ ... (full story)

Lordstown’s electric shocks

Q: I was thinking of investing in Lordstown Motors, which is making electric trucks, but the stock has been really volatile. What's up? -- F.H., Vineland, New Jersey
A: Lordstown Motors has been a bit of a cautionary tale lately. Many investors had been excited about the prospect of electric trucks, which lifted the stock price. ... (full story)

Firm hacked to spread ransomware had previous security flaws

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For 21 years, the software company Kaseya labored in relative obscurity — at least until cybercriminals exploited it in early July for a massive ransomware attack that snarled businesses around the world and escalated U.S.-Russia diplomatic tensions.
But it turns out that the recent hack wasn't the first major cybersecuri ... (full story)

We deserve a better credit reporting system

In some ways, the U.S. credit reporting system has improved. Credit freezes, which lock our credit information to deter identity theft, are now free and fast. We have free weekly access to our credit reports, courtesy of the credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, until April 20, 2022. Free credit scores provided by banks, ... (full story)

Lordstown Motors acknowledges subpoenas, investigation

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Lordstown Motors, an Ohio company under scrutiny over the number of orders it claimed it had for the electric trucks that it wants to produce, acknowledged receiving two subpoenas from federal regulators and that prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation.
The Securities and Exchange Commi ... (full story)