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3:21 p.m. April 15, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Mass vaccination was never expected to go perfectly — or provide 100% protection against COVID-19 Health professionals say the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca sagas, reports of vaccinated people catching the virus, and other risks are built into the entire processHealth professionals say the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca sagas, reports of vaccinated people catching the virus, and other risks are built into the entire process.
11:08 a.m. April 15, 2021 -
College enrollment fell when COVID hit, at a great cost to students, institutions and the economy as a wholeThe largest declines were at two-year colleges, and among Blacks and Native Americans
5:15 a.m. April 15, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
'It's time to go big': Elizabeth Warren makes aggressive push for student-debt cancellation 'How equitable is it to ask taxpayers who haven't gone to college to pay for those who have gone to college?'
4:33 a.m. April 14, 2021 -
'Being Relevant': FPA's New CEO Plots a Revival in Declining Membership Patrick Mahoney, hired when the pandemic was in full swing, discusses what’s ahead for one of the largest and oldest professional associations for advisors.
7:18 a.m. April 13, 2021 -
Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez headline vax concert for poor nationsBacked by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines.
4:59 a.m. April 13, 2021 -
Building the Workforce of the Future Will Take More Than Money Congress is considering spending big on workforce and education programs. But with more than 1 million credentials already available, learners need insight into what will actually pay off.
5:45 a.m. April 12, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'There’s never been a better time to move': Will Cuomo's millionaire tax convince the superrich to flee New York?The pandemic has made the idea of pulling up stakes seem even more feasible to high-income taxpayers.
11:10 a.m. April 9, 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.
5:20 p.m. April 7, 2021 -
Cartoon Characters: Why Advisors Are Creating Explainer Videos The medium allows advisors to make a personal statement and deliver education directly to consumers.
11:09 a.m. April 7, 2021 -
Positioning Your Practice for a ‘Bull Market for Advice’ Three top custodial executives pinpoint industry trends in the making—and five ways advisors can get ahead of them.
10:08 a.m. April 7, 2021 -
A Forgotten Chapter in U.S. History: When Women Had To Choose Between Mortgages and MotherhoodLess than 50 years ago, many mortgage lenders refused to consider a woman's income. Some asked women for letters promising they would return to work if they had a baby. Others requested statements from their doctors that they were on birth control—or worse.
8:26 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Biden says his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan will create 19 million jobs — most would not require a college degreeBiden says the American Jobs Plan is the 'largest American jobs investment since World War II.'
6:38 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. job openings jump to 7.37 million and top pre-pandemic levels as economy surges Job openings in the U.S. rose in February to the highest level in more than two years as the economy emerged from a winter torpor tied to a record increase in coronavirus cases. The number of job openings jumped to 7.37 million from 7.1 million.
4:53 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
How 6 feet became 3: Meet an ER doctor behind the research showing kids are still safe in school with new social-distancing standardDr. Elissa Schechter-Perkins is an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center. She's also one of the authors of a study that indicates three feet of spacing is just as safe for students as six feet of distance as long as they are masked.
7:00 p.m. April 4, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
U.S. stock futures shoot higher after strong jobs reportDow Jones Industrial Average futures were up more than 200 points Sunday evening, or 0.6%, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures also showed solid gains.
7:00 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
1 million borrowers 'ignored by Washington' now eligible for COVID-related pause on student debt and collectionsMillions of federal student-loan borrowers are still ineligible for COVID-19 era relief.
3:32 p.m. April 2, 2021 -
Three Investing Lessons From the Archegos Crackup It never hurts to return to the fundamentals. And the margin-call saga of Archegos in the past week casts a spotlight on three lessons: leverage kills, concentration is a big risk, and diligence pays.
6:29 a.m. April 2, 2021 - By Home Media
The best homeowners insurance in North Carolina (2021)If you’re seeking protection from damaging perils such as hurricanes or hailstorms, read up on the best homeowners insurance companies in North Carolina.
5:30 a.m. April 2, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow futures rise 150 points after March jobs report; regular trading closed for Good FridayU.S. stock-index futures trade higher Friday after a stronger-than-expected March jobs report. Cash trading is closed due to the Good Friday holiday, while futures closed at 9:15 a.m. Eastern.
5:17 a.m. April 2, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow futures rise over 150 points in abbreviated Good Friday session as U.S. adds 916,000 in March and unemployment rate falls to 6%U.S. stock-index futures traded higher Friday morning after a blockbuster March jobs report, though cash trading in equities - and most other markets - are closed due to the Good Friday. The U.S. added 916,000 in March and the unemployment rate fell to 6% from 6.2%. Job growth was widespread in March, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and construction, the Labor Department report indicated. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to 153 points, or 0.5%, at 33,190, those for the S&P 500 added 0.4% at 4,027, set to extend a record climb for the index when markets reopen on Monday, while Nasdaq-100 futures [s:NQM21] advanced 0.2% to reach 13,344. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, on average, estimated the report will show 675,000 new jobs were created in March, with some economists looking for the figure to top 1 million. Due to the Good Friday holiday stock-market futures closed at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time and the rest of the market is closed.
6:39 a.m. April 1, 2021 -
Almost 90% of NCAA athletic directors surveyed oppose paying college athletesDozens of schools have athletic departments that bring in revenue surpassing $100 million annually, but the NCAA says only about 25 in 2019 actually made a profit.
6:59 a.m. March 31, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Feds announce COVID-related assistance for disabled student-loan borrowers, falling short of relief urged by advocatesAdvocates have been calling on the Biden administration to automatically cancel the debt of borrowers who are entitled to relief under the disability-discharge program
6:39 a.m. March 31, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
A new law would require employees to save for retirementAuto-enrollment may be just what Americans need to save more for retirement --- but perhaps only if the government makes it a requirement.
1:01 a.m. March 31, 2021 -
This is how long a student would have to work to pay for the cost of collegeThere was a time when a part-time job would pay for an undergraduate degree. But today, the cost of college far outpaces anything most students could earn.
9:16 a.m. March 30, 2021 -
Police departments – not taxpayers – should pay the bill for misconduct settlements Cash-strapped cities and ordinary citizens bear the financial and social cost of police violence.
1:02 a.m. March 30, 2021 -
Women investors: Now is the time to rewrite your financial futureWomen do it all — lead households, pay bills, run companies. But when it comes to saving and investing, there’s more they could do to ensure a better retirement.
11:36 a.m. March 29, 2021 -
Where are the jobs? These are the areas that are growing nowThe pandemic has increased job prospects in certain fields and lowered them in others. Here's what to look for, especially if you're over 50.
7:39 p.m. March 26, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Biden's $81 billion push to reopen schools comes amid a mental-health toll --- on both kids and parentsSome 25% of parents whose children have been learning virtually for the majority of the pandemic reported their child experienced a decline in mental or emotional health.
4:39 p.m. March 26, 2021 -
An Insurgent Online Auto-Parts Vendor Has a Disruption Plan: Making Tire Changes Easy PartsiD is trying to use e-commerce to compete with much larger rivals. This past week, it laid out its burgeoning network of tire installers and got its first analyst coverage.
4:37 p.m. March 26, 2021 -
Intel Presents a $20 Billion Bill for a Turnaround. Investors Don’t Like It. The semiconductor giant’s CEO presents a plan to build two new chip factories, create a division to manufacture for others, and seek partners on its own new chips. The cost isn’t small.
11:34 a.m. March 25, 2021 -
Endangered species ‘success story’: American bald eagle population in lower 48 states exceeds 300,000The number of American bald eagles has quadrupled since 2009, with more than 300,000 birds soaring over the lower 48 states, government scientists said in a report Wednesday.
10:35 a.m. March 23, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
When Social Security isn't enough --- here are the best ways to close the racial retirement gapA convergence of policy initiatives, motivated politicians, greater diversity in financial professionals and citizens demanding change may provide the crucial push to get the job done.
5:09 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
90% of borrowers who claim they were scammed by their schools were denied reliefThe results come from an analysis of government data by Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending.
1:02 a.m. March 22, 2021 -
Why 6 million unlucky borrowers can’t get student loan reliefHere’s why some Federal Family Education Loan borrowers aren’t receiving relief and what they can do to cope with their loan debt.
7:56 a.m. March 21, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Are you claiming a 2020 stimulus payment on your taxes? The IRS will no longer seize it for unpaid debts --- but there are exceptionsOnce the economic impact payment was mixed with a tax refund, it became subject to the same rules that allowed the IRS to seize the refund and pay down debts.
4:20 a.m. March 20, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Biden administration to cancel $1 billion in student-loan debt held by scammed borrowersBorrowers who requested loan forgiveness but got only partial relief under former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will have their debts wiped away.
5:24 p.m. March 18, 2021 -
House passes bill opening door to citizenship for Dreamers and other immigrantsThe House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers and immigrants who have fled war or natural disasters abroad, giving Democrats a win in the year’s first vote on an issue that once again faces a steep uphill climb in Congress.
11:15 a.m. March 18, 2021 -
Xavier Becerra confirmed as first Latino to lead Health and Human Services Departmenthe Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate racial disparities in medical care.
9:04 a.m. March 18, 2021 -
With March Madness set to begin, many top college players say they should be allowed to earn money off their namesIsaiah Livers of Michigan, Geo Baker of Rutgers and Jordan Bohannon of Iowa were among those pushing for NCAA reforms with the hashtag #NotNCAAProperty.
2:20 p.m. March 17, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Student loans, charity and pet bills --- here's what readers say they will do with their $1,400 stimulus checksAbout 90 million stimulus payments totaling $242 billion have already been distributed.
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