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7:46 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
DeVos appointee who oversaw America's student-loan portfolio resigns as 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.
6:16 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
U.S. to open new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Atlanta and ClevelandThe Biden administration said Friday that it is opening two new COVID-19 vaccination centers, this time in Atlanta and Cleveland. Both sites will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will each have the capacity to administer 6,000 shots per day, according to comments made by Andy Slavitt, the White House's senior advisor for the COVID-19 response during a White House press briefing on Friday. The addition of the two new sites means that there will be eight FEMA-supported vaccination sites in the U.S. About 82 million shots have been administered in the U.S., and nearly 28 million people have received both doses of the first two authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1:05 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden thanks emergency workers as he surveys storm damage in TexasFirst lady Jill Biden pitches in on assembly line of volunteers packing boxes of quick oats, juice and other food items at the Houston Food Bank.
6:52 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS pushes back tax-filing deadline for Texas and Oklahoma taxpayers after devastating winter stormThe Internal Revenue Service wants to give taxpayers more time to pick up the pieces of their financial lives after Winter Storm Uri.
3:37 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Here’s One Way the GameStop Speculation Could End GameStop’s CFO is stepping down, Biden to sign an executive order to address chip shortage, Fed is committed to easy money, and other news to start your day.
1:55 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Many Texas residents now faced with massive repairs -- and massive billsSnow and ice melted across Texas over the weekend, but plumbers are still racing from home to home to patch uncounted stretches of burst pipe. Many residents are unsure when they'll be able to make permanent repairs, what they'll have to pay out of pocket or even when they'll be able to go home.
11:57 a.m. Feb. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden administration poised to dramatically ramp up coronavirus vaccinationsThe act of delivering injections will soon be the dominant constraint, and it's prompting the Biden administration to push to dramatically expand the universe of those who will deliver injections and where Americans will meet them to get their shots.
6:25 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flowsA month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that left millions shivering in homes that lost heat and power, and in many homes, water.
6:11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
9 things you can do to remain independent as you ageIf you want to stay in your home or community as long as possible, here are nine steps you can take.
4:52 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Energy capital of the U.S.? Millions still without power after Texas power grid fails Nearly 3 million customers in Texas still had no power Wednesday after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity
12:11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
4:11 p.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Millions in Texas still without power amid record cold A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
3:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Behind States’ Rocky Covid Vaccine Rollout: Shaky Tracking Software As state health agencies struggle with glitches and disarray distributing Covid-19 vaccines, they’ve also been beset by another challenge: vendors pitching expensive vaccine-tracking computer systems that can create problems of their own.
5:43 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Do you have a disaster plan for your parents?If you have elderly parents, you'll do them (and yourself) a huge favor by helping them become more prepared in case of a flood, fire or other disaster.
6:50 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Lost a loved one to COVID? You may be eligible for funeral-expense reimbursements Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told New Yorkers Monday that they could expect to receive up to $7,000 from FEMA for funeral expenses incurred.
7:45 p.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Elizabeth Warren calls for new leadership to oversee student loans --- and calls Betsy DeVos era a 'disaster''Students deserve leadership at this office who will follow the law and make this program work for students,' Senator Elizabeth Warren told MarketWatch.
8:50 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Wuhan, China, marks a year since it entered lockdown as Ground Zero of coronavirus epidemicLife in the city of 11 million in Hubei Province has largely returned to normal.
1:14 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
California health official urges halt to 300,000 Moderna vaccinations after reports of allergic reactionsCalifornia's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions.
11:44 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden promises 100 federal vaccination centers by end of his first month in officePresident-elect Joe Biden on Friday gives a speech in Wilmington, Del., about his plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines.
5:43 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Vice President Mike Pence says the American people deserve a safe presidential inauguration and a smooth transfer of powerTrump's No. 2 met with leaders of agencies in charge of security for the Jan. 20 inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden.
3:14 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: The Apple Car Chatter Is Back—and It’s Helping Everyone Except Apple Pence won’t invoke 25th Amendment, Inauguration Day plans take shape, U.S. moves to pick up the slow pace of vaccinations, and other news to start your day.
6:43 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Watch out, Los Angeles: FEMA calculates riskiest and safest places in U.S.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes and even tsunamis.
1:54 p.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bombFederal agents converged Saturday on the home of a possible person of interest in the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville as investigators scoured hundreds of tips and leads in the blast that damaged dozens of buildings on Christmas morning.
11:07 a.m. Dec. 19, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
No matter what Congress does, 12 million jobless Americans will temporarily lose unemployment benefitsSome 3 million workers in California were notified that their last unemployment checks will go out Dec. 26.
3:26 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Bitcoin Is Surging. Coinbase’s IPO Will Be Another Way to Play the Hot Cryptocurrency. Stimulus deal may take a few more days, Russian cyberattacks a “grave threat,” FDA panel recommends Moderna vaccine authorization, and other news to start your day.
1:45 p.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Vaccines, though hugely welcome, come too late for manyMany New York City first responders who put their lives on the line all year already got infected—and are suffering from symptoms that won't go away.
9:55 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers its worst week of cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic CDC head warns U.S. will see more deaths every day for next few months than died on Sept. 11, 2001, or in the attack on Pearl HarborThe U.S. suffered its worst week for cases, deaths and hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration said it would grant emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its Germany partner BioNTech SE.
5:23 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? Will the shots be free? Your vaccine questions, answeredPfizer and Moderna, the two vaccine makers closest to gaining emergency-use authorization, have announced encouraging early efficacy results.
12:12 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
2:58 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: A Hard Lesson in Green Energy Stocks U.K. approves Pfizer’s Covid vaccine, a new stimulus plan puts heat on lawmakers to act, workers aren’t heading back to the office, and other news to start your day.
3:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Tesla’s Elon Musk Has Covid. Or Maybe Not. Cases surge while stimulus talks stall, TikTok avoids shutdown for now, Judy Shelton could be headed to the Fed, and other news to start your day.
3:19 p.m. Nov. 11, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Eta set to hit Florida again as a weakened tropical stormEta remained a tropical storm Wednesday as it prepared to skirt past the heavily populated Tampa Bay region in Florida and crash ashore in the coming hours somewhere to the north along the Gulf of Mexico coast.
6:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. continues to set new case records as Trump remains insistent that U.S. has ‘rounded the corner’ New COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, and 27 states recorded 1,000 or more new diagnoses in the last 24 hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 228,000 on Thursday and more than 81,000 new infections were recorded in a single day, pushing the seven-day tally to record highs.
3:16 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I’m terrified, frankly’: These people are depending on another stimulus bill to stay afloat Without more federal pandemic relief, one person said, ‘Things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer’Without more stimulus money, one person said, ‘things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer.’
9:11 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. Postal Service sidelines its police officers with Election Day just weeks awayThe roughly 455 uniformed officers report to the law-enforcement arm of the Postal Service, and the service employs another 1,300 plainclothes inspectors who function like detectives
12:38 p.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Trump reverses course, approves California relief for 6 wildfiresPresident Donald Trump's administration has changed course and approved a previously rejected California application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent wildfires.
9:34 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: WHO warns of record single-day rise in global COVID-19 cases, while northeastern U.S. states heat up again Clusters emerge in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and New York City is seeing more than 500 cases a dayThe World Health Organization on Friday reported a record rise in global cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, in the latest sign that the illness is far from contained.
10:32 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Lawmakers rush to express hope Trump’s positive coronavirus test will change views of the illness and improve compliance with safety measures ‘This is a reminder that all of us are vulnerable to this dangerous virus and should follow public health guidelines about mask wearing, social distancing, and more,’ says Sen. Chris CoonsThe number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. rose to 7.3 million on Friday and now includes President Donald Trump and first lady Melania, spurring lawmakers to hope that the news will change Americans’ view of the crisis and improve compliance with safety measures.
10:21 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.
11:10 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Funding for the extra $300 unemployment benefit is nearing depletion — but it's lasting longer in some statesMore than 94% of the FEMA disaster-relief money being used to fund the extra benefits has been distributed to make the $300-a-week payments across more than 20 states
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