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Should You Buy Annual Travel Insurance Next Year?

Should you buy annual travel insurance next year?

For Debbie Winsett, who plans several trips to Israel next year, it comes down to simple math. If she had to insure each trip individually, she’d pay thousands of dollars. But she’ll be leading several tours to the Holy Land in 2021, and there’s a more efficient, and less expensive, insurance option for that. It’s a single policy that covers everything.

“I love knowing it would cover weekend trips I might need to cancel, or random other travel throughout the year,” she says.

Winsett is part of a trend to buy annual travel insurance next year.

“We are now seeing a big shift in the market,” says Sasha Gainullin, CEO of battleface, a travel insurance site. “Annual and multitrip policies are becoming more and more popular.”

What’s annual travel

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  • December 5, 2020

Airline Ticket Sales Are Ailing. Buy Southwest Stock Now, Analyst Says.

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Cowen’s Helane Becker called Southwest her top pick for 2021, seeing “significant upside” in the shares.

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Spirit Airlines

’ warning that ticket sales are weakening is another sign that travel is taking a hit from the spike in Covid-19 cases.


Southwest Airlines

(ticker: LUV) is getting more love from Wall Street. Cowen’s Helane Becker raised her price target on the stock on Tuesday and called Southwest her top pick for 2021, seeing “significant upside” in the shares.

Spirit’s (SAVE) sales warning wasn’t a surprise. Consumers are scaling back on travel as Covid cases spike to nearly 200,000 a day in the U.S., prompting states to reimpose restrictions on business and travel. Health experts warn that the next few months will be worse as the virus spreads due to holiday travel and as the U.S. refrains from imposing strict lockdowns.

Thanksgiving air travel was strong, with

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  • December 3, 2020

PS5 Restock Updates for Antonline, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart and More

The PlayStation 5 continues to be elusive, with some retailers restocking the console with little warning and the few consoles available selling out almost immediately.

Target dropped some PS5 consoles in the early hours of Thursday morning and while some gamers got lucky, the restock quickly sold out. Find out below how to keep a track of PS5 restocks and which retailers are likely to have consoles soon.

Amazon PS5 Restock

The PS5 console is currently unavailable at Amazon.

Antonline PS5 Restock

Antonline was selling a PS5 bundle that came with an extra PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and The Last of Us Part II Standard Edition PS4, for $829.94, but it has now sold out.

Antonline will be announcing any restocks on its Twitter profile at @Antonlinecom so keep an eye out for updates.

Best Buy PS5

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  • December 3, 2020

5 Top Stocks to Buy in December

When all is said and done, 2020 will likely go down as the most tumultuous year since the 1960s. We had:

  • The first global pandemic in more than a century.
  • Race-related demonstrations in cities big and small.
  • A very close presidential race.
  • An economy that saw GDP fall by nearly one-third while unemployment skyrocketed.
  • A stock market that fell faster than at any point in recorded history.

Here’s the truly odd part: Despite all this news, it still paid to be a buy-and-hold investor. The S&P 500 is actually up around 13% for the year; the NASDAQ even more — roughly 36%. Both are far larger than an average year’s gain. While the headlines focus on the bad news, the stock market reflects the truth that things continue to progress bit by bit. This progress overwhelms the downturns.

In the spirit of investing in this incredible wealth maker in the

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  • December 1, 2020

Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals: Walmart, Best Buy, Gamestop and more

Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals are finally here, alongside the usual rush of Black Friday deals. Even after over three years on the market, the Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite rarely get discounted, meaning Black Friday is a special opportunity for thrifty Nintendo enthusiasts. Just be sure to check this page frequently for deals updates, since Switch stock tends to disappear as fast as it appears. Plus, don’t forget that Cyber Monday deals are right around the corner. 

We’ve found discounts on several Nintendo Switch bundles in the U.S. and U.K., which will save you money on the console itself and a bunch of additional games and accessories, meaning you’ll be buying everything you need in one fell swoop. And if you’re still holding out hope that you’ll be able to go next-gen this holiday season, we have guides for both the best Black Friday PS5 deals and the

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  • November 27, 2020

5 items NOT to buy during Black Friday

Pandemic or not, retailers are offering big discounts during Black Friday this year. But not all the deals are worth shopping for.

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It’s safe to say — like many other aspects of the holidays this year — the coronavirus pandemic has changed Black Friday.

In recent years, holiday sales have started earlier and earlier. But with the coronavirus pandemic making in-person shopping riskier, retailers have shifted away from one-day sales.

Stores have run promotions throughout the month of November, and most will continue many of those sales into December. The hope is that by spreading the wealth, retailers will also spread the crowds at their stores. Similarly, retailers are offering fewer in-store-only promotions this year, emphasizing online shopping instead.

See also: How to shop safely this Black Friday with coronavirus cases on the rise

“‘Black Friday’ has really become ‘Black November,’” said Kristin

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  • November 23, 2020

Here’s where you can buy popular face mask styles for 2020

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

By now you’ve been stocking up on comfortable face masks to wear when you go out in public (especially with coronavirus cases surging), and maybe even some holiday styles. Here, we’ve highlighted our favorites from popular fashion brands and reputable stores, including options for kids to wear to school or for you to wear to work and companies that donate a percentage of each purchase to coronavirus-related charities. 

Below, you’ll also find the face masks that CNET readers love most, which we measured from previous clickthrough data. And if you’re wondering what CNET editors are wearing, we show those off, too.

Read more: 8 dangerous COVID-19 face mask myths you need to stop believing

Face mask tips to remember

  • Cotton face mask options may be the most
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  • November 21, 2020

Better Buy: iQiyi vs. Huya

iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) and Huya (NYSE:HUYA) are two of China’s most well-known video platforms. iQiyi is a top premium platform for TV shows and movies, and Huya is a leading platform for streaming video games.

Both companies are also subsidiaries of much larger companies. iQiyi belongs to Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), which still retains control over the company after spinning it out in an IPO in 2018. Huya belongs to Tencent (OTC:TCEHY), which bought out JOYY‘s (NASDAQ:YY) stake in the company earlier this year. Tencent also owns a stake in Huya’s top rival, Douyu (NASDAQ:DOYU), and it’s currently in the process of merging the two companies under Huya’s banner.

A young woman plays a PC game.

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iQiyi’s stock has risen about 25% above its IPO price. But Huya, which went public just two months after iQiyi, trades nearly 75% above its IPO price. Let’s see why Huya outperformed iQiyi, and whether or

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  • November 20, 2020

Airbnb IPO On December’s Docket: Buy Or Pass?

Airbnb is preparing to release its highly anticipated shares to the public markets before the year is up. The enterprise stumbled through the COVID-crisis, but it is preparing to soar in the rapidly digitalizing new normal

If I am able to purchase ABNB (its anticipated ticker) at the $30 billion target valuation or less, I will pull the trigger on opening day. This would represent 6.2 times price-to-2019 sales, a bargain for a business with extensive amounts of growth ahead of it. 

Despite not yet turning an annual profit, this is an opportunity to get in on the business’s ground floor before its value goes parabolic when it hits profitability. This phenomenon is exemplified byTesla TSLA, who has illustrated almost 500% returns in what is going to be its first profitable year.

Expect these shares to debut on the Nasdaq exchange in mid-December.

Recent Struggles

The pandemic began as

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  • November 20, 2020

Australia’s Festive Season Moves Ahead With A Buy Now, Pay Later Lifeline – Press Release

As Christmas fast approaches, and many Australians are still relying on JobSeeker payments, Fortunately, the Buy Now Pay Later industry has emerged as a possible saviour for shoppers.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, November 20, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — As retailers continue stocking their shelves with Christmas decorations, many Aussies will turn to Buy Now, Pay Later to help them through the silly season. Buy Now Pay Later services are popular among those who’d like to spread their expenses out over multiple payments without paying large interest fees.

These services allow shoppers to buy gifts, décor and make travel arrangements with the agreement of a consistent payback schedule set by shoppers themselves. This convenience could see this non-traditional payment method emerge as a popular choice for covering seasonal expenses.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to shape the way consumers spend their money, Buy Now Pay Later programs continue to rise in popularity. The rapidly

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  • November 20, 2020