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DraftKings says NFL Week 1 was its biggest week for signups since 2015

The first week of a new NFL season is the key time of year for “daily fantasy sports” (DFS) apps like FanDuel and DraftKings, and now that those companies are also rapidly launching sportsbook operations in states that have legalized sports betting, they are even more focused on aggressive customer acquisition.

It may come as no surprise, then, that DraftKings (DKNG) tells Yahoo Finance the first week of the 2020 NFL season was its biggest week for new customer signups since 2015. (That combines DFS customers and sports betting customers; DraftKings will not break out the numbers.)

The superlative comes with a considerable asterisk: the plentiful promotions and free-entry codes the company offered for Week 1.

On the sportsbook side, DraftKings ran a promotion allowing new users to place a bet (up to $50) on the Kansas City Chiefs +101, meaning the bet would pay out unless the Chiefs lost

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A Week In Prince George’s County, MD, On A $121,000 Salary

Pandemic micro-weddings are all the rage for couples who were planning to get married in 2020. If you recently had a micro-wedding or are having one in the near future, we want to know how much you spent on it and how it affected your budget for a future big wedding celebration. Tell us all about it here.

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

This week a project manager who makes $121,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on blue crabs.

Occupation: Project Manager
Industry: US Government
Age: 43
Location: Prince George’s County, MD
Salary: $121,000 (my husband is a full-time parent — so just my income)
Net Worth: $98,800 (Savings + money market account +

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A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On $15.50 An Hour

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a cheesemonger who makes $15.50/hour and spends some of her money this week on Idiazabal cheese.

Occupation: Cheesemonger
Industry: Service
Age: 32
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $15.50 + tips + side hustles (photography, dog-sitting) + unemployment (just during the pandemic since I’m currently only working 14 hours a week)
Net Worth: $2,000 in savings + IRA + used car (which probably isn’t worth much). I have no debt and I rent.
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): Approx. $600 ($15.50/hour + credit card tips, which average to $7/hour)
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,160 in a three-bedroom apartment (my landlord gave me a bit of a break during the pandemic so it was briefly

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Amazon Gears Up for Big Week, With London Storefront and a Luxury App

LONDON — Amazon is ramping up efforts to raise its fashion — and luxury — profile with a series of projects set to make their debuts this week, including a digital storefront with London Fashion Week designers and the long-awaited launch of its luxury platform, a dedicated app showcasing brands from Europe and the U.S.

The Amazon Fashion x London Fashion Week digital storefront will offer spring 2021 collections and archival pieces across ready-to-wear, party wear, loungewear, lingerie and footwear from labels including Preen, Les Girls Les Boys, Grenson, De La Vali, Emilio de la Morena, Kat Maconie and Teija. It promises to extend the labels’ reach to “tens of millions” of customers.

An announcement is expected today.

The project is part of the wider series of initiatives known as Amazon Fashion Connects that sees the online retailer provide resources, infrastructure and delivery services to emerging and established young designers,

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Delco Hosting Flu Shot Clinic, Coronavirus Testing Next Week

MILLBOURNE, PA — Delaware County is offering residents the chance to get tested for the coronavirus and vaccinated for the flu next week.

The county is hosting two days of coronavirus testing and one day of flu vaccinations in Millbourne.

Whether residents are getting flu shots or coronavirus tests, all must wear masks or face coverings.

Residents can get flu vaccinations from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Philadelphia Sikh Society, 6706 Garden Court Road in Millbourne.

Flu shots will be available via drive-thru to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age or older. Residents are asked to preregister by calling 610-891-6129, but walk-ups will also be allowed.

The drive-thru format is intended to make it more convenient for our older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, and is an optimal set up during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Shots will

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A Week In Berkeley, CA, On A $169,000 Joint Income

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Election Day 2020 is sure to be one of the most momentous ones in history. But as always, it falls on a Tuesday. Has your workplace made Election Day a paid company holiday so all employees have time to vote? Let us know what your employers are doing here.

Today: a communications director with a joint income of $169,000 who spends some of her money this week on pot.

Occupation: Communications Director
Industry: Higher Education
Age: 52
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $105,000 + $9,000 freelance editing + $55,000 consulting income between me and my husband
Net Worth: $1,765,000 — this includes cash savings, my husband’s retirement fund, and equity in our house (minus debt … Read More

A Week In Cleveland, OH, On A $73,000 Joint Income

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Editor’s Note: Last year, this writer from Cleveland wrote this Money Diary and readers loved her for her wit, her voice, and her ability to really save. Readers were also in awe of her low cost of living, despite having three kids. Ahead, we caught up with the diarist and got a few updates about her life since her first diary as well as a follow-up diary of her current pandemic life.

When we last spoke to you, you were working part-time as a writer, what are you doing now?

Well the biggest update is I lost my job. They told me in January and I was officially laid off on March 1st. We did

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People Are Obsessed With This Online Shop’s Banana Bread That Sells Out In Minutes Each Week

From Delish

Pre-pandemic, before everyone and her mother decided to participate in the banana bread’s quarenaissance, Allie Chernick–the baker behind Allie’s Banana Bread–not only managed to make the otherwise-sad loaves look aesthetically pleasing, but also had them selling out online in minutes. Minutes! Like, hungry folks on the internet have literally set alarms for a chance to score this banana bread. And they still do.

The New York-based baker’s banana bread took off when she had her first online sale in December 2019, but it’s all rooted in years of baking before that. “My grandma taught me her plain banana bread recipe when I was really little, and I would always make it for middle school bake sales,” Chernick tells Delish. She experimented with it, making it into cupcakes with a Nutella frosting and eventually adding chocolate chips and other toppings.

Her friends (and friends of her friends)

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A Week In Salt Lake City, UT, On A $1,600,000 Joint Income

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Today: a family lawyer working in Law who makes $1,600,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on pacifiers.

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Kenosha reels after Jacob Blake shooting and a week of violence

KENOSHA, Wis. – It looks like Miami before a hurricane, only the plywood has gone up after the storm of rage, violence and fire has already come through.

This is Uptown, late Friday morning, as a crew of volunteers decorate the plywood sheets, bringing color and light to a stretch of the city where you can still pick up an acrid scent of smoke.

Jasmine and Victoria Fields, sisters born, raised and educated in Kenosha, are working outside a shop set between what was once a bridal store and a payday loan office.

The Fields sisters are painting a heart, inscribed with the words, “Justice for Jacob.”

“So surreal to see Kenosha, Wisconsin, to see that on the news,” said Jasmine. “To see pro athletes tweet about it. To see the Milwaukee Bucks do what they did. It’s surreal in the worst possible way. But I hope it brings about

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