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HomeAdvisor Expands HomeAdvisor Pay After Surpassing Millions of Dollars Worth of Home Projects

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DENVER, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HomeAdvisor, a leading digital marketplace and operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI), has expanded its digital payment tool HomeAdvisor Pay to allow HomeAdvisor’s service pros to reach all homeowner customers nationwide. Service pros can now request and receive payments from any customer including HomeAdvisor customers and customers not from HomeAdvisor. According to HomeAdvisor’s  2019 State of Home Spending Report, 60 percent of consumers still pay for their home service projects via traditional high-contact methods like cash or check. HomeAdvisor Pay is making an easy, economical way for more home service pros to accept credit card payments and make it easier for customers to pay for home services.

“We love HomeAdvisor Pay,” said Seth Rambo, owner of Ascape Landscaping in Scranton, PA. “It’s a seamless way for our customers to pay for their invoices, that is not only user friendly for our

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Hatton Garden Jewel Heist Ringleader Ordered To Pay Back ?6 Mn

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The ringleader of the heist gang behind one of the biggest burglaries in English legal history has been ordered to pay back nearly ?6 million or serve an extra seven years in jail, police said on Thursday.

Michael Seed, 60, known as “Basil”, was jailed for 10 years in March 2019 over the 2015 Hatton Garden jewellery raid in the capital’s diamond district.

It netted ?13.7 million ($18.2 million) of gold, jewellery and precious stones.

A proceeds of crime hearing held in July has ruled that Seed must pay back ?5,997,664 ($7.7 million) within three months or see his sentence extended, a police statement said.

The alarm specialist evaded capture for three years following the daring burglary, in which the six-man gang used a diamond-tipped industrial drill to bore through a concrete vault wall over a long holiday weekend.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bedford of London’s Met Police said that

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Darden stock jumps as Olive Garden parent cuts executive pay, to-go sales skyrocket

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A customer arrives at a Darden Restaurants Inc. Olive Garden location in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

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Darden Restaurants said Tuesday that it is furloughing some restaurant support center employees and slashing executive pay as same-store sales plummet 39% so far in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Shares of the restaurant company rose 13% in trading. The stock, which has a market value of $7.1 billion, has dropped 45% so far in 2020.

In the week ended Sunday, Darden’s same-store sales fell 71% across all of its chains, which include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.

Olive Garden’s same-store sales have declined 34.5% so far in the fourth quarter, as of Sunday. Same-store sales at LongHorn steakhouse have fallen 36.4% in the same time period. But both chains are seeing significant spikes in to-go sales per restaurant. Olive

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5 home improvements that may not pay off when you sell

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You spent the holidays binging on HGTV, and now visions of shiplap accent walls and freestanding soaking tubs are dancing through your head.

Don’t let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home’s market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay off when you’re ready to sell. Plenty of home improvements add value, but others — like these five — can hurt it.

1. A CHEF-QUALITY KITCHEN

If you love to cook, a high-end kitchen could be the ultimate gift — for you. But if you think a massive overhaul will majorly impact resale value, you might be in for a surprise. An upscale kitchen renovation recoups just 54% of its cost in added value, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value report.

“If you do marble countertops and high-end appliances, you could spend $100,000, and it doesn’t necessarily mean

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Bathroom Remodel Ideas That Really Pay Off

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Good bathroom remodel ideas aren’t just about saving you money. They’re also about helping you start your day off right.

Let’s get real: The first room you stumble into in the morning—bleary-eyed, dazed, and yawning—should be a soothing oasis. A bathroom that achieves those lofty heights? That’s a bathroom you can love. That’s why these most special of rooms are second only to kitchens as the areas homeowners eagerly spend time and money renovating—and that catch a buyer’s eye when you’re trying to sell.

Here’s what you need to know about bathroom design, including ideas for tile, fixtures, and more.

Bathroom remodel ideas: Where to begin

But exactly which upgrades are the best, in terms of both usefulness and return on investment—even in a small bathroom? Do you need to start knocking down walls and renovate the entire room, or you can you start smaller?

Before you go nuts

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