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EMERGING MARKETS-Thai shares gain for fourth day on stimulus push; Philippines steadies

    * Thai benchmark index hits highest since Sept. 21
    * Most currencies edge up as U.S. dollar nurses losses
    * Chinese markets reopen after a week-long holiday on Friday

    By Shruti Sonal
    Oct 8 (Reuters) - Thai stocks climbed 1% on Thursday as the
government outlined measures to boost consumption in its
coronavirus-battered economy, while a late recovery helped
Philippine shares edge up in tandem with gains in most of Asia's
emerging markets.
    The safe-haven U.S. dollar nursed losses after the revival
of hopes for some stimulus spending in the world's biggest
economy improved investor sentiment, supporting local currencies
in Asia, which edged higher. The Taiwan dollar was
again the main standout, rising almost 1%.
    Thailand's benchmark index hit its highest in more
than two weeks after officials on Wednesday added a tax
deduction on purchases of goods and services to previously
announced cash handouts and subsidies.
    The tourism-reliant economy 
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The Best Computer Monitor Deals to Shop Before Prime Day

Though Prime Day deals are right around the corner, you can’t always wait for a giant sale to buy the things you need. With so many people working from home right now, a decent computer monitor to plug your best laptop or MacBook into has become a necessity.

Luckily, there are almost always some pretty decent desktop monitor deals going on. So if you’re looking to find the best monitor for you at the best price possible, take a look at the top discounts on Amazon right now with some solid monitors under $300. If you can afford to wait for Prime Day, however, you will likely find a better price.

LG 24-inch 1080p Monitor — $100 ($30 off)

If you’re looking for a budget monitor that gets the job done, then this LED model from LG will work just fine. At 1080p, the resolutions should work fine for most

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New Amazon Prime Day Early Deals: 4K Fire TVs, Kindle Devices, And More

Amazon has kicked off another small batch of early Prime Day deals ahead of the main event on October 13. The 48-hour deals bonanza for Prime members had been delayed multiple times this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With only one week left to go until Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially begins, the company is building hype with a batch of early Prime Day 2020 deals to help you start saving right now.

This is the second week of early Prime Day deals. Last week, Amazon discounted a 4K TV, the Echo Dot, and the Fire TV Recast. Though those deals have ended, you can now save on a trio of 4K Fire TVs, the Kindle Paperwhite, and more. Considering the first TV deal sold out fairly quickly last week, these deals will likely sell out before they officially end on October 12. All Prime Day deals are exclusive

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Apple ‘Batterygate’: Today’s the last day for iPhone owners to claim $25

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If you have an older iPhone like an iPhone 6 or 6S you could be eligible for a settlement from a class-action lawsuit. 


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Still have your original iPhone SE or an iPhone 6, 6S, 7 or one of the Plus models? If you live in the US, you may be able to get up to $25 back from Apple as part of a class-action settlement. What is “batterygate?” In 2017 Apple revealed that it slows down iPhones as they age in order to preserve battery life. That news didn’t sit well with a lot of people, who were unaware that the company’s iOS software was doing this automatically. As a result, Apple apologized and made it easier to monitor battery health and, for a time, it also cut the prices for battery replacements. 

It still didn’t stop lawsuits, and the iPhone-maker agreed in March to pay up to

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