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5:19 a.m. Today - By MarketWatch
SWAT team part of police response as Boulder, Colo., off-campus party devolves into violence and property damageAn off-campus party at the University of Colorado in Boulder lasted from the daytime hours well into the evening, resulting a police response reportedly including a municipal SWAT team, before a crowd estimated as high as 800 people were dispersed.
3:52 a.m. Today -
Senate Democrat Joe Manchin to dominate the Sunday showsGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows.
6:38 p.m. March 6, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
DeVos appointee who oversaw America's student-loans resigns --- Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burdenMark Brown's resignation came after calls for new leadership from Senator Elizabeth Warren and borrower advocates.
1:32 p.m. March 6, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
'It feels predatory': 6 million people are not eligible for a COVID-19 pause on student-debt payments --- even if they work in public serviceOne student-loan borrower is slated to pay off her debt when she’s 87, despite a career in public service.
1:22 p.m. March 6, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
'I'm not used to counting on the government for my paycheck': How 3 laid-off workers are coping months after losing their jobsAs the pandemic enters its second year, MarketWatch revisited some of the people who were laid off early on.
1:17 p.m. March 6, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Americans scroll Amazon and Walmart for bargains --- yet choose pricey healthcare services and throw away hundreds of dollarsNew hospital-price transparency rules took effect earlier this year, but patient advocates say those rules only do so much.
1:16 p.m. March 6, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
How to claim stimulus money on your 2020 taxes. ‘It’s really the only vehicle that you have right now’36% of taxpayers said the Recovery Rebate Credit was the 'most confusing' part of taxes this year.
1:11 p.m. March 6, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'It is simply not possible.' Calls for tax deadline extension mount as accountants say they can't do everything by April 15Meanwhile, Americans are filing their taxes at a brisk pace, IRS data show.
11:57 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Day-trading Reddit readers nearly crashed the stock market. Now they've been packaged into a new ETF.An ETF that's backed in part by Dave Portnoy, self-proclaimed head of the hordes of retail investors who have upended markets in recent weeks, raises questions about market manipulation.
10:55 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Trump reportedly sends cease-and-desist letters to Republican campaign committeesAttorneys for former President Donald Trump sent cease-and-desist letters Friday to three Republican organizations, asking them to stop using the former president's name and likeness in fundraising appeals and merchandise, a Trump adviser . Politico had first reported the action. The letters were reportedly sent to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senate Committee, which raise money and shape messaging, including as part of the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. Ten House Republicans voted with Democrats to impeach Trump, and seven Senate Republicans voted to convict him on charges of inciting the deadly mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 intent on disrupting the electoral vote count formalizing Joe Biden's win.
9:38 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Amanda Gorman, Biden's inaugural poet, 'tailed' by security guard on her walk homeAmanda Gorman, the nation's first youth poet laureate who jumped to fame after her reading at President Biden's inauguration, said she was "tailed" and told "you look suspicious" by a security guard as she walked to her own home Friday night.
9:35 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
25 stocks of companies backed by rapid earnings growth as the economy reopensJohn Buckingham of the Prudent Speculator newsletter selects stocks he would buy today, based on expected earnings growth and low valuations.
6:10 a.m. March 6, 2021 -
Speedy COVID-19 variants power virus surge sweeping EuropeThe virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive.
5:54 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Dr. Seuss is not canceled — but six of his books are being shelved over racist imagesDr. Seuss is the second-highest paid deceased celebrity -- behind Michael Jackson. Some of the 'banned' books are selling for hundreds on eBay and Amazon.
5:53 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
My in-laws are underwater on their mortgage and their home is in disrepair. Should they just walk away and move in with us?'My husband feels that walking away and them taking the credit hit of foreclosure is the best option.'
12:55 p.m. March 5, 2021 -
Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré’s task force reportedly calls for U.S. Capitol security upgrades after deadly Jan. 6 riotNew rapid-reaction force, Capitol Police reforms, an increased National Guard presence and new mobile fencing reportedly among the task-force report's recommendations.
12:17 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
10:57 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Minnesota officials to spend $1 million on fences, barricades for George Floyd murder trial Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials will spend at least $1 million to put up fences and other barricades ahead of the trial for the former officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.
10:27 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Trump seen readying run — Lara Trump, that is, in North CarolinaWife of Trump son Eric said to be looking at a run for the U.S. Senate, but Republicans in the state are skeptical that a candidacy will materialize.
10:18 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart New president also deploys memorandums, proclamations, other executive actionsAs people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
10:13 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Study of 1.6 million people looks at the effects of income on our emotional well-beingThey say money can’t buy you happiness — but it appears that making more of it makes you feel much better about yourself.
10:12 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden administration confirms it's hiring Big Tech critic Tim WuThe White House on Friday announces that prominent Big Tech critic Tim Wu is joining its National Economic Council, with the move following reports last week that said the Biden administration would hire him.
10:04 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Did you bet on sports this year? The taxman could be coming for your winningsBettors may have to pay federal and state taxes on sports betting winnings if certain thresholds are met
9:13 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Judge to reconsider 3rd-degree murder charge for ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd deathThe Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, handing a potential victory to prosecutors.
7:50 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a technical question mark, S&P 500 violates the 50-day average Focus: 10-year Treasury note yield continues to take flight, Sector leaders remain in divergence mode, TNX, XLF, IYT, QQQU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a stronger-than-expected monthly jobs report. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured under its 50-day moving average for the first time since November, though amid a downturn that gets low marks for bearish style. The prevailing bigger-picture technicals are not one-size-fits-all.
7:48 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
Market's 'presidential cycle' points to weaker stock prices through late 2022Dow Industrials' trading pattern historically is strongest in the third year of a U.S. president's term.
6:26 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Trump State Department appointee charged with assault at CapitolA former State Department aide in President Donald Trump's administration has been charged with participating in the deadly siege at the Capitol and assaulting officers who were trying to guard the building, court papers show.
6:07 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Senate Democrats Agree to Lower Unemployment Benefits in Aid Bill Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
5:57 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 520,000 as Dr. Fauci cautions against reopening too soonThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 520,000 on Friday, as Dr. Anthony Fauci became the latest health expert to slam state officials for prematurely dropping restrictions on movement at a time when their case numbers remain high and their vaccine programs are making slow progress.
5:56 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Eric Swalwell files federal lawsuit against Trump, Trump Jr., Giuliani, Mo Brooks over Jan. 6 riotSuit alleges a conspiracy to violate civil rights, along with negligence, inciting a riot and inflicting emotional distress.
5:35 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
For just $25 billion, the U.S. could jump-start a project to quickly vaccinate the entire world against COVID A crash program to increase manufacturing and distribution could save millions of lives and prevent economic disaster.
5:15 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Home Media
Allstate vs. Geico: which is the best provider?Allstate and Geico are both leading auto insurers. We compare Allstate vs. Geico in coverage, cost and service so you can decide which provider is better for you.
4:41 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'I’ve been ready for this since this was declared a pandemic': J&J's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is enticing for people who hate needles‘Trypanophobia’ is an extreme fear of needles. Approximately 16% of adult patients skipped flu shots because of their needle fears, one study said
4:25 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. economy adds 379,000 jobs in February as hiring speeds upThe U.S. created 379,000 new jobs in February --- the biggest gain in four months --- in what's likely to be a preview of a surge in hiring in the months ahead as most people get vaccinated and the economy fully reopens. The unemployment rate slipped to 6.2% from 6.3%.
3:10 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Why This Crazy Market Makes Sense Powell won’t intervene to slow rising rates, mortgage rates hit 3%, oil is at its highest price since 2018, and other news to start your day.
3:00 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Biden Is Shutting Out Wall Street. Investors May Be in for a Surprise. For the first time in decades, a presidential administration has no big names from Wall Street. Markets will feel the absence.
2:54 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
NIH stops clinical trials for two experimental antibody COVID-19 treatmentsThe National Institutes of Health said Thursday that it stopped enrollment in two clinical trials evaluating experimental COVID-19 therapies after discovering they likely do not provide a benefit to hospitalized patients. The treatment candidates are GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology Inc.'s monoclonal antibody therapy and the privately held Brii Biosciences Inc.'s monoclonal antibody cocktail. Vir on Thursday that the NIH had notified the company about stopping the trial. There were no safety concerns for either therapy. Over the past year, GSK's stock is down 20.0% and shares of Vir tumbled 9.4%, while the broader S&P 500 has rallied 20.4%.
1:31 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 115.6 million and U.S. death toll above 520,000The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 115.6 million Friday, while the death toll rose above 2.56 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 28.8 million and the highest death toll at 520,356. The U.S. added 67,415 new cases on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 1,949 people died. The U.S. has averaged 62,924 cases a day in the past week, down 14% from two weeks ago. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, became the latest public health expert to criticize Texas and Mississippi for relaxing restrictions even as both continue to grapple with high case numbers. "I don't know why they're doing it but it's certainly, from a public health standpoint, ill-advised," Fauci said in an interview with CNN. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 260,970 and is third by cases at 10.8 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 11.2 million, and fourth in deaths at 157,548. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 188,866 and 13th highest case tally at 2.1 million. The U.K. has 4.2 million cases and 124,259 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
12:01 a.m. March 5, 2021 -
Eight reasons to take an RV on your spring vacationYou need a change of scenery, as long as the scenery isn’t full of other people. And you’d like to travel in a COVID-responsible manner. Sound familiar?
6:49 p.m. March 4, 2021 -
Yemen rebels claim attack on Saudi oil facility; no damage observedYemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday amid their campaign of drone and missile attacks on the kingdom, though satellite pictures later analyzed by The Associated Press showed no new apparent damage at the site.
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