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3:16 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Therese Poletti
Some tech workers are leaving San Francisco. They won't be missedMany tech workers able to work from home have moved out of San Francisco, but are not going far. While San Francisco's economy could suffer temporarily, it's not the end of the City by the Bay, and is unlikely to spell its end as a tech epicenter.
3:46 p.m. Feb. 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My daughter-in-law will only have a second child by surrogacy — and wants to use $200K of my son’s inheritance to pay for it ‘He has already dipped into capital by covering his wife’s $250,000 in college and credit-card debt before they were even married — a pretty heroic rescue!’‘He has already dipped into capital by covering his wife’s $250,000 in college and credit-card debt before they were even married — a pretty heroic rescue!’
9:12 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I can afford a $300,000 home in a ski town 'but not if it comes with $6,000 a year in HOA dues' -- so where can I retire?Mountain biking, skiing and paddle boarding are on the wish list.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why Soaring Clean Energy Stocks May Come Back Down to Earth President Joe Biden wants to spend big on clean energy to combat climate change. A big budget deficit and opposition in Congress will pose challenges.
6:05 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Federal investigators say helicopter pilot in Kobe Bryant crash became disorientedNTSB says the pilot of the helicopter flew through clouds last year in an apparent violation of federal standards and likely became disoriented, killing everyone aboard.
8:16 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
The key lesson for Amazon investors as Andy Jassy takes over from Jeff BezosAcademic research says promoting a company insider to CEO rather than recruiting a superstar CEO is the smarter move.
10:36 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
'I come from hardscrabble folks': How this 47-year-old saved $700,000Watching generations of his family retire poor and dependent on Medicaid and Social Security is what motivated him to build his nest egg. Here's how he did it.
3:16 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Jeff Bezos Achieved as Amazon CEO AWS Chief Andy Jassy named new Amazon CEO, Trump and Democrats make opposing arguments on impeachment, Democrats set stage to move forward on stimulus package, and other news to start your day.
8:23 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Black Americans suffered the most under Trump-era consumer-protection agency, study findsSettlements paid by auto lenders, credit reporting bureaus, mortgage providers and other consumer finance companies to Black and lower-income communities dwindled over the past four years when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was asked to intervene, researchers find
1:33 p.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
State legislators still seeking to rein in governors' powers to combat COVID pandemicIrritated by the sweeping use of executive orders during the COVID-19 crisis, state lawmakers around the U.S. are moving to curb the authority of governors and top health officials to impose emergency restrictions such as mask rules and business shutdowns.
9:35 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Jake Emen
Worldwise: Producer and Businesswoman Shannon Lee’s Favorite ThingsBruce Lee’s daughter—and the CEO of his namesake company—loves meals cooked together, classical music, and a Japanese tea pot
5:44 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Walgreens taps Starbucks exec Roz Brewer as its new CEOWalgreens said Tuesday it has tapped Starbucks executive Roz Brewer as its new CEO, which will make her the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company.
10:47 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Here’s where your college tuition really goes — because professors don't do much teachingSalaries are a big part of high college costs -- yet most faculty members at four-year colleges are instructors, lecturers and adjuncts who get paid by the class.
9:54 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 423,000 as Biden prepares to boost daily vaccination targetsThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 423,000 on Tuesday, as President Joe Biden prepared to boost his target for daily vaccinations to 1.5 million Americans a day, up from 1 million previously.
10:54 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
President Biden removes key figure at National Labor Relations Board --- union leaders rejoiceIt also could mean new prospects for college athletes, ride-share drivers, graduate students and others seeking organized labor protections.
12:58 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden administration terminates Trump ‘1776’ panel’s ‘patriotic education’ scheme Historians complained that the commission assembled by the Trump White House to rebut the New York Times' groundbreaking ‘1619 Project’ failed to include professional U.S. history experts.
7:50 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden signs flurry of orders to tackle pandemic that has now cost more than 407,000 American lives Fauci addresses board of World Health Organization with promise that U.S. will join international response to crisisThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged above 97 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for 24 million of those cases, as President Joe Biden wasted no time in implementing his plan to address a crisis that has caused the loss of more than 407,000 American lives.
2:28 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Democrats take control of Senate, Biden's intelligence chief quickly confirmedThree new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.
5:41 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
College Board will do away with SAT essay, subject testsThe College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape.
11:02 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraisingRepublicans are worried that a corporate backlash stirred by the deadly Capitol insurrection could crimp a vital stream of campaign cash, complicating the party's prospects of retaking the Senate in the next election.
3:00 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
Concierge Medicine Has Boomed During Covid. Here’s How to Tell if It’s Right for You. With rising demand and interest in concierge medicine, Barron’s Retirement spoke with a number of practitioners and experts to get a better understanding of the offerings and considerations.
6:01 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
5 easy things that can dramatically improve your financial lifeDon't just say 'I'll be better with money this year'
5:56 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Robert Powell
What's a SPAC? And should I invest in one? 6 reasons retirement savers should avoid these ‘blank check’ investments
12:32 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Associated Press
Apple to launch developer academy in DetroitApple CEO Tim Cook says his company wants to bring a 'more equitable world' with the investment.
1:26 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Social-Media Stocks Fall Amid Increased Scrutiny Twitter, Facebook, and other social-media stocks are feeling the heat as one analyst says the rules of engagement online are about to change.
12:54 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
What side effects, if any, can you expect from a COVID-19 vaccine shot? Doctors have advised the CDC to be transparent and forthcoming about any side effectsDoctors have advised the CDC to be transparent and forthcoming about any side effects.
5:55 a.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Republicans recoil from Missouri Sen. Hawley after Capitol siegeA Republican colleague rebuked him on the Senate floor. A home-state newspaper editorial board declared he has "blood on his hands." But for Josh Hawley, the Missouri senator who staged an Electoral College challenge that became the focus of a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, the words of his political mentor were the most personal.
10:03 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Josh Hawley rebuked by fellow Republicans and home-state newspapers — and even his political mentorAs he walked toward the Capitol on Wednesday, Hawley cheered on pro-Trump protesters outside the building with thumbs-up and fist-pump gestures.
9:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
America's richest person in 1831 left a legacy that still resonates in 2021Stephen Girard knew the value of ethics and education as well as a dollar.
3:23 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Tesla’s Elon Musk and How to Become the Richest Person in the World Trump calls for “seamless transition of power” amid growing calls for his removal, Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle U.S. criminal probe of 737 MAX jet, Bitcoin and dollar rise in the wake of D.C. chaos, and other news to start your day.
3:32 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Capitol Police twice refused offers of aid -- once while already under siegeThree days before the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to a defense official and two people familiar with the matter.
12:20 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Business leaders call for action on Trump after mob siege at CapitolBusiness leaders called for a peaceful transition of power after President Trump's supporters stormed into the Capitol building on Wednesday, with at least one group calling for the invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove the president.
5:42 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Re-impeach? 25th Amendment? Various ideas floated to get rid of TrumpA growing constellation of lawmakers, officials and even trade groups want to see President Donald Trump removed from office after the U.S,. Capitol was temporarily taken over by his supporters Wednesday. The only question was the method of the 45th president's exit.
3:13 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Congress confirms Biden's victory and Trump pledges 'orderly transition' after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol A joint session of Congress officially confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election over the objections of a wide swath of congressional Republicans. President Donald Trump said there will be an orderly transition.
9:27 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
McConnell suggests fellow Republicans are using ginned-up doubts about election to justify objections to certifying its outcomeThe Senate’s top Republican has told his colleagues that Congress should not override the voters’ verdict in electing Democrat Joe Biden president, saying, “If we overrule them, we will damage our republic forever.”
5:51 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch
Apple CEO Tim Cook's pay soared in 2020Apple Inc. said it exceeded its internal financial targets in the past fiscal year, resulting in the company paying out 179% of the targeted bonuses for named officers. For Chief Executive Tim Cook, that meant his cash bonus rose 40% last year to $10.7 million, Apple said Tuesday in its annual proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
6:36 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
The new stimulus bill didn't extend the student-loan payment pause --- but it has 8 provisions that will affect how families pay for collegeThe $900 billion COVID relief package provides emergency financial help for college students, simplifies the FAFSA form and repeals a ban on incarcerated students accessing the Pell grant.
3:35 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Kobe Bryant and Diego Maradona among sports world's big losses in 2020Legendary sporting names Gale Sayers, Don Shula, Don Larsen, Joe Morgan, Tom Seaver, John Thompson also left us during this extraordinary year.
10:53 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
New York Post editorial board is off the Trump trainRare front-page editorial encourages Trump, whom the tabloid endorsed in November, to 'stop the insanity' and quit contesting Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.
6:15 a.m. Dec. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
After four days of early voting, record turnout seen in Georgia runoff Senate elections The number of early voters in Georgia's runoff elections for the U.S. Senate on Jan. 5 reflect the record-setting pace seen during the November presidential election.
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