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Florida man guilty of laundering stolen COVID relief funds

Jan. 27, 2021 5:15 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who received more than $1.9 million in coronavirus relief funds faces up to 20 years in federal prison for laundering most of the money through a fake business and purchasing a luxury car and a pickup truck, federal prosecutors said. Keith William Nicoletta, 48, of Dade...

This photo provided by Ford shows the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-new compact electric compact SUV.  (James Lipman /Ford Motor Co. via AP)

Edmunds: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 2020 Tesla Model Y

Jan. 27, 2021 6:49 AM EST

The 2020 Tesla Model Y is an intriguing pick for an electric SUV. It has a relatively small footprint but provides cavernous passenger and cargo space. And with a current entry price of $43,190 including destination and handling fees, it’s also one the most affordable electric SUVs around. But...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020 file photo, Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery in San Leandro, Calif. Many new gig workers aren’t aware of the tax obligations associated with their new status as independent contractors. Delivery drivers, grocery runners and freelancers need to pay income and self-employment tax on their earnings, which can amount to 30% of their earnings.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Millennial Money: 3 things to know if you’re new to gig work

Jan. 26, 2021 7:07 AM EST

Shutdowns, layoffs and salary cuts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have left millions of Americans searching for new sources of income. Those who’ve recently turned to gig work may be weeks away from a financial surprise in the form of unexpected tax bills and insurance coverage fine print. ...

Tacoma Police and other law enforcement officers stand in an intersection near the site of a car crash Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in downtown Tacoma, Wash. At least one person was injured when a police car plowed through a crowd of people Saturday night who were watching a downtown street race, the Tacoma News-Tribune reported. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

2 injured after police car drives through crowd at race

Jan. 24, 2021 2:35 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car's windows in downtown Tacoma on Saturday night, officials said. The incident happened...

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Jan. 21, 2021 7:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to work with them to carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s...

This photo provided by Audi shows the Audi e-tron GT prototype, a fully electric sport sedan that promises equal parts speed and long-distance comfort. (Daniel Wollstein/Audi via AP)

Edmunds: Top automotive tech at CES 2021

Jan. 20, 2021 1:13 PM EST

The atmosphere at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic, struck a different tone than in years past. Without hordes of tech-hungry onlookers jockeying for position through packed convention center halls, automakers appeared more reserved in their proclamations...

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. As you set your financial resolutions for 2021, make sure your credit cards align with your goals. Reviewing your card benefits may reveal opportunities to squeeze out more value. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

7 credit card perks to prioritize in 2021

Jan. 12, 2021 7:34 AM EST

As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line with your goals and priorities. With the pandemic upending spending patterns, possibly for the foreseeable future, an audit of the benefits and costs of your cards can reveal which...

Detroit auto show to be replaced by outdoor event this year

Jan. 11, 2021 7:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's big auto show will not take place as scheduled in September, but will be replaced by an outdoor exhibit at a race track in nearby Pontiac. Show organizers on Monday cited worries that the coronavirus pandemic could affect the indoor show, normally held at Detroit's downtown...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: 4 financial ‘experts’ who could steer you wrong

Jan. 11, 2021 6:49 AM EST

None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who offer advice are not qualified to do so — nor are they required to put our interests ahead of theirs. Be cautious when accepting advice from the following sources. THE DEALERSHIP...

This photo provided by Mazda shows the 2021 Mazda CX-5, one of Edmunds' top-rated compact crossovers. The CX-5 is notable for its sharp styling, excellent handling and luxurious interior materials. (Courtesy of Mazda North American Operations via AP)

Edmunds compares 2021 Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Rogue SUVs

Jan. 6, 2021 6:00 AM EST

The immense popularity of small SUVs means that every manufacturer competing in this space has to bring its A-game. To that end, Nissan is hitting the reset button with its fully redesigned 2021 Rogue. Boasting bolder styling and greater emphasis on technology and interior appointments, this overhauled Rogue...