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6:59 a.m. March 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and his ex-wife agreed that he could claim their kids on his taxes, but now she’s ‘demanding’ half their stimulus ‘I believe she didn’t adjust her budget when the alimony ended, and now she is looking for ways to receive more money from him’‘I believe she didn’t adjust her budget when the alimony ended, and now she is looking for ways to receive more money from him.’
7:08 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Jeff Bezos built Amazon into a monolith — but did it hurt American workers? Research has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they open Research has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they openResearch has found that Amazon warehouses don’t boost local employment where they open.
9:03 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans? ‘We do not light our fireplace with $100 bills, but we are comfortable’‘We do not light our fireplace with $100 bills, but we are comfortable.’
7:59 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed, Nasdaq Composite gaps to record highs Focus: Communications services sector takes flight, XLC, EA, BBBY, ANF, PVHU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, largely treading water amid otherwise constructive January price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting respectable bull-flag breakouts, their latest rallies to all-time highs.
7:21 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The No. 1 job in America pays $100,000 a year — and it’s not in Silicon Valley The annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress levelThe annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress level.
9:05 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My mother gave me a substantial financial gift. I gave it back. My soon-to-be ex-husband says half belongs to him ‘My husband persuaded me to add his name to the account with the money from my mother’‘My husband persuaded me to add his name to the account with the money from my mother.’
3:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My partner supports me 100%. I’m ill and haven’t worked or filed taxes since 2016, so I got no stimulus. When will I get one? ‘What is my best chance of getting anything out of these relief payments, either a past stimulus check or a future one?’‘What is my best chance of getting anything out of these relief payments, either a past stimulus check or a future one?’
4:35 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I earned $100,000 in 2019, but far less in 2020. Why did I not get a stimulus check? How is that fair? ‘I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return’‘I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return’
12:40 p.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I received two $1,200 stimulus payments last summer. Will I get two $600 checks this time too? The Moneyist: ‘Don’t you mean round three and four? I wouldn’t spend that second check quite yet’The Moneyist: ‘Don’t you mean round three and four? I wouldn’t spend that second check quite yet.’
12:32 p.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m lucky to get by on $75,000 a year’: The $600 stimulus program doesn’t sound reasonable to me. Why am I left out? ‘Be grateful that you have a home and family to go home to tonight’‘Be grateful that you have a home and family to go home to tonight.’
2:16 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘They get free money’: People will receive more stimulus payments and unemployment insurance. Why is there no accountability? ‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment’‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment.’
6:42 a.m. Dec. 27, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Will COVID-19 push more employees to work remotely after the pandemic? This economist says yes A new Vanguard study quantifies the future of remote work, and looks at the number of potential hybrid jobsA new Vanguard study quantifies the future of remote work, and looks at the number of potential hybrid jobs.
10:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
1:35 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Joe Biden wants a $15 minimum wage — here’s what’s standing in his way, and the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case is about health care — but also simple math Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance storiesTuesday’s top personal finance stories
8:37 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 spikes from key support amid election overhang Focus: Europe digests technical breakdown, Emerging markets maintain key support, IEV, EEM, COST, PINS, SNE, EGHTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 is off to a strong November start, rising within striking distance of a key bull-bear test closely matching the 50-day moving average, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
9:23 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Stimulus stalemate threatens more hardship and slower recovery, economists warn Another federal rescue package seen as ‘insurance’ for economyThe failure of Washington to deliver another big dose of stimulus before the election probably won’t tip the U.S. back into recession, economists say, but the lapse in aid threatens to destroy more businesses, inflict greater pain on millions of unemployed Americans and drag out a recovery.
10:15 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Straight talk about next year’s Social Security COLA Social Security payments will rise by 1.3% next yearSocial Security payments will rise by 1.3% next year
5:39 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - By Chris Farrell
Deaths of despair: Not everyone benefits from the ‘longevity economy’ Disparities elevated by the coronavirus undermine the economy’s underlying productivity, dynamism and promiseThe pandemic’s recession has exacerbated the nation’s ills, and some older Americans are getting left behind.
11:21 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally above 34 million — with U.S. accounting for a fifth — as Dr. Fauci hits back at Trump’s mask claim White House has been encouraging states to enforce face-mask mandates, report says, even as Trump and Pence appear without themThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide rose above 34 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for about a fifth of that total, as Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at claims made by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s presidential debate on face masks.
9:12 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Can Trump write off $70K in haircuts? IRS allows tax deductions for highly unusual expenses — including fertility treatment, vasectomies and rehab The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation’The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation.’
2:01 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
As wildfires burn the West Coast, residents face another challenge: High prices pushing people out of urban centers Working-class Americans in states like California are more likely to see their homes go up in flames, but choosing a safer place to live isn’t necessarily straightforward in the age of climate changeWorking-class Americans in states like California are more likely to see their homes go up in flames, but choosing a safer place to live isn’t necessarily straightforward in the age of climate change.
12:58 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
How canceled student-loan and mortgage debts could affect your taxes and the secret to selling a home quickly during a pandemic Friday's top personal finance stories Friday's top personal finance storiesFriday's top personal finance stories
12:21 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. poverty rate fell to record low in 2019 but the coronavirus is reversing the gains Five straight years of declining poverty interrupted by pandemicThe share of Americans living in poverty in 2019 fell for the fifth year in a row and dropped to the lowest level on record, but all the gains in recent years are being jeopardized by the widespread economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
3:58 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Mara Rudman
To rebuild the economy, America needs a new social contract Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins. Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins.
9:38 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Hours ahead of Biden’s nomination acceptance, Trump visits former vice president’s Pennsylvania hometown In what can best be described as campaign trolling, Trump campaign stages an event just outside the former vice president’s birthplace in Scranton, mere hours before Biden formally accepts the Democratic nomination for presidentIn what can best be described as campaign trolling, Trump campaign stages an event just outside the former vice president’s birthplace in Scranton, mere hours before Biden formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president.
6:29 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Republican senator calls Trump’s stimulus executive order ‘unconstitutional slop’ As top Democrats Pelosi and Schumer urge congressional Republicans to return to the negotiating table, Trump engages in an intraparty war of words with Nebraska’s Ben SassePresident Donald Trump’s executive order and memorandum to stimulate the economy “is unconstitutional slop,” said Se. Benn Sasse of Nebraska.
11:20 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps Organizations that serve the food insecure are struggling to serve more people than ever before The line for meals curves around the block. Roughly 25% of New York City’s population now faces food insecurity.
12:50 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer Members of the Trump administration have argued that the extra $600 in unemployment benefits Americans are getting creates a disincentive to search for a new jobMembers of the Trump administration have argued that the extra $600 in unemployment benefits Americans are getting creates a disincentive to search for a new job.
12:56 p.m. July 31, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
The one state considering reinstating the $600 unemployment benefit and the first dog testing positive for the coronavirus in the U.S. has died Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance StoriesFriday’s Personal Finance Stories.
5:59 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Jobless claims rise for second straight week as U.S. economic activity slows down Continuing claims also rise, a sign of a pause in U.S. rehiringInitial claims for state unemployment insurance rose for the second straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday.
8:53 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Thousands in Silicon Valley in danger of eviction as end of California moratorium nears Bills to extend state ban on renter evictions and a federal ban are in progress, but current pandemic protections are scheduled to end next monthMore than 43,000 households in the heart of Silicon Valley face eviction in the next few months even as local tech companies’ valuations soar, according to new research published Wednesday, a crisis that could creep across the nation as eviction moratoriums expire while the pandemic continues.
11:10 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs to 15.6 million and U.S. hits 4.07 million as virus spreads fast in Florida, California and Texas Three members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average — Intel, American Express and Verizon — reported earnings with mixed resultsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed to 15.6 million on Friday, and the U.S. case tally hit 4.07 million as the virus continued to spread in the South and West and more states reported that health care systems are steadily being overwhelmed.
5:51 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The extra $600 Americans get in weekly unemployment benefits ends this month — how lawmakers are proposing to replace it Extending the extra $600 could discourage people from returning to work, some lawmakers sayExtending the extra $600 could discourage people from returning to work, some lawmakers say.
8:49 a.m. July 19, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m astounded that I have NOT received my payment’: When will I receive my stimulus check? ‘I fear it’s too late for me to receive my $1,200 stimulus check. The tax return deadline for 2019 was extended to July 15’‘I fear it’s too late for me to receive my $1,200 stimulus check. The tax return deadline for 2019 was extended to July 15.’
11:06 a.m. July 18, 2020 - Associated Press
No end in sight, Congress confronts new virus crisis rescue Lawmakers return Monday to Washington to try to pull the country back from the looming COVID-19 cliffIt stands as the biggest economic rescue in U.S. history, the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill swiftly approved by Congress in the spring. And it’s painfully clear now, as the pandemic worsens, it was only the start.
8:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
7:48 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 ventures atop key resistance (3,155), Nasdaq spikes to record high Focus: China takes flight from key support, FXI, AKAM, TEAM, SWKS, VRSKU.S. stocks are firmly higher Monday, rising after a strong batch of global economic data and following market-friendly remarks from China. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,155) — and is vying for its first close atop the inflection point since June 10 — while the Nasdaq Composite extends its July break to uncharted territory.
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