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6:22 a.m. April 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m a farmer in my late 30s and live a frugal lifestyle. My son has a disability. Should I pay extra on my mortgage — or save for retirement? ‘He has a disability that will likely mean he will be living with us for our entire lives’‘He has a disability that will likely mean he will be living with us for our entire lives.’
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
1:23 p.m. March 25, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Real-estate agents are rethinking decades of advice on pools and how COVID-19 rewrote American shopping lists Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
12:20 p.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Your guide to the lingo on the Reddit forum fueling GameStop’s rise and over half of working mothers say their job performance has slipped during the pandemic Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories
8:50 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.
10:18 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Incoming first daughter Ashley Biden says she won’t be working in her father’s administration ‘I will not have a job with the administration,’ says the social worker and public advocate, possibly alluding to Ivanka Trump‘I will not have a job with the administration,’ says the social worker and public advocate, possibly alluding to Ivanka Trump
10:29 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The pandemic has thrown this treasured piece of financial wisdom out the window Let’s talk about emergency fundsLet’s talk about emergency funds.
1:03 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Margarette Burnette
Smart moves to boost your savings even with low interest rates You’re saving, so here’s what you can do to make the most of itYes, your savings may be earning smaller yields, but with a little time and attention, there are still ways to eke out growth.
9:48 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Justin Baer
Possible Biden appointee Ferguson to retire as CEO of TIAA Ferguson helped grow the money manager to over $1 trillion in assets under managementTeachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America said Tuesday that Roger Ferguson, the money manager’s long-serving chief executive, will retire in March. A former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ferguson has emerged as a top contender for a cabinet role in the Biden administration.
2:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
What Near-Zero Interest Rates Mean for Your Investing StrategyThe Fed drastically cut interest rates in response to the economic fallout from the pandemic. Here's what that means for your investments.
9:00 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Associated Press
Asian equity markets track Wall Street’s retreat as investors fret over coronavirus pandemic’s continuing economic tollShares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain.
5:56 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Entin
Ruth Bader Ginsburg played a pivotal role in the women’s-rights era — and that was before she joined the Supreme Court Decades before she joined the court, Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the Supreme Court’s approach to women’s rights, and the modern skepticism about sex-based policies stems in no small way from her lawyering.
1:24 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Andrew Ackerman
Fed to add pandemic-recession scenarios to next round of big banks’ stress tests Latest round of results to be released later this yearDesigned to gauge the health of the nation’s banking system, the stress tests were expanded this year to study the effect of downturn brought on by the pandemic.
6:17 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Fed has a new approach to inflation: What it means for your savings, credit-card debt — and your mortgage rate Low interest rates may be here to stay, but not for all financial productsLow interest rates may be here to stay, but not for all financial products.
4:01 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge Senate to reject Judy Shelton’s Fed nomination Economists and former Fed officials argue Trump nominee is unfit, too partisanMore than 100 economists, including at least seven Nobel winners, have signed an open letter urging the Senate to reject Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton, calling her views “extreme and ill-considered.”
1:06 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks book fresh round of records, Dow ends 1.5% shy of all-time high, on hopes of COVID treatments, cures Nasdaq Composite closes at record 12,056.44The Dow reclaimed its perch above 29,000 on Wednesday, while other indexes booked fresh records, as investors drew hope from progress toward tests and vaccines for COVID-19.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By John Pelletier
This isn’t the college experience you were expecting — but get a degree anyway No jobs right now? That will change, and college will pay offNo jobs right now? That will change, and college will pay off.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
To close the racial wealth gap, put more Blacks in the seats of power Financial regulatory agencies need diverse leadership to address the needs of allOnly a handful of Blacks have ever served in positions of leadership at financial regulatory agencies, which is one reason why Blacks continue to lag far behind in personal wealth.
11:39 a.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 due to complications related to COVID-19 Cain had been co-chair of Black Voices for TrumpHerman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.
8:25 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed extends emergency loan programs for three months until end of 2020 So far, use of the programs has been scarceThe Federal Reserve Board of Tuesday extended seven emergency loan programs for three months until the end of the year.
2:20 p.m. July 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
This week we’ll learn the size of the hole the U.S. economy fell into when COVID-19 struck Economists expect an unprecedented 33% contraction in U.S. April-June GDPOn Thursday the government will report Q2 GDP and we’ll learn how much the economy contracted after COVID-19 arrived.
4:47 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Clare Trapasso
‘It’s a tax on being Black in this country’ — 5 ways racism is embedded in the housing industry Black Americans still trail behind other races when it comes to owning a home. When they do purchase homes, they are more likely to be offered more expensive mortgages.Black Americans still trail behind other races when it comes to owning a home. When they do purchase homes, they are more likely to be offered more expensive mortgages.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
1:17 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Get ready for another round of stimulus checks and why you might want to consider ditching your 401(k) plan Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
4:55 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
The stock market is positioned to rally if it can clear this low bar, fund manager arguesWhy one fund manager is optimistic with the bulk of earnings still on tap.
12:08 p.m. July 20, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here’s how a Biden presidency could hurt financial stocks ‘We expect that financial stocks will sell off later this summer if it looks like a Biden win is likely,’ KBW analyst Brian Gardner saysAs Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by double digits in national polls, analysts are assessing how financial stocks could be affected by having the veteran Democratic politician in the Oval Office.
1:06 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Some people say memes of white women confronting Black people provide a handle on behaviors born of racist entitlement, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisement. What’s behind their rage?Some people say memes of white women confronting Black people provide a handle on behaviors born of racist entitlement, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisement. What’s behind their rage?
12:43 p.m. July 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Senate Republicans may face opposition from Trump as well as Democrats on next-phase coronavirus relief legislation ‘It’s not going to magically disappear,’ concedes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of the COVID-19 crisisHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed through a more sweeping $3 trillion relief bill to bolster virus testing, keep aid flowing and set new health and workplace standards for reopening schools, shops and workplaces.
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.
7:14 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Coronavirus slashes deal-making globally: What to expect next Drones, Zoom and COVID-19 have reshaped the M&A landscapeIt’s official: the first half of 2020 was the worst in at least 15 years for the global mergers and acquisitions business, according to Dealogic data. Here’s how rainmakers are making due in the new M&A landscape.
9:50 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Cody Willard
Get ready for the stock market bubble to burst The asset bubble, backed by the Federal Reserve, sets up a scenario similar to the market top in 2007 The asset bubble, backed by the Federal Reserve, sets up a scenario similar to the market top in 2007.
1:55 p.m. July 10, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Controversial Trump Fed nominee Shelton may move forward as Senate panel sets vote Republican skeptics had held up actionJudy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve, which had stalled since February, got fresh life on Friday when the Senate Banking Committee announced it would hold a vote on sending her name to the full Senate.
5:49 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
A mostly white Federal Reserve can’t fix our diverse economic problems The Fed’s race problem undermines its leadership in a time of crisisThe Federal Reserve has a chronic white male problem that is going to make it harder for the institution to help lead the country at a historic moment of crisis that, by definition, requires a strong diversity of views.
3:48 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Are the dividends from your bank stocks safe? Stress test results put pressure on future payouts Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.
11:02 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs to 9.5 million and rising cases in U.S., Brazil and others show pandemic is far from over Macy’s to cut 3,900 jobs in latest cost reduction effort, and Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants posts better-than-expected salesThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed to 9.5 million on Thursday, a day after the U.S. recorded its highest one-day peak since late April and cases continued to climb in Brazil, Mexico and other countries, in the latest sign that the pandemic is far from contained.
1:19 p.m. June 16, 2020 - By Clare Trapasso
Racist house deeds were ‘the most powerful tools to segregate American cities and determine who could own properties’ The way these deeds were written, blacks and Asians were barred from ever purchasing, renting, or otherwise living in houses in many parts of the U.S.The way these deeds were written, blacks and Asians were barred from ever purchasing, renting, or otherwise living in houses in many parts of the U.S.
11:41 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
How America perfected the ‘art of demonizing Black men’ George Floyd’s death and other such incidents represent a moment that Americans should not just walk away fromGeorge Floyd’s death and other such incidents represent a moment that Americans should not just walk away from.
5:21 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
It’s ‘no fun’ to be a small fund manager most of the time, Jan van Eck says — but right now is an exception This CEO has some thoughts about the titans of the industry, including why they shouldn’t manage the Fed’s bond-buying programThe scion of a family firm founded on commodities mutual funds reflects on its rotation into exchange-traded funds, how to offer investors access to the asset class safely, and much more.
12:43 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow closes 550 points higher, as investors look past dismal economic data and escalating U.S.-China tensions U.S. declares that Hong Kong is no longer autonomousMajor U.S. stock benchmarks roared higher Wednesday, despite the battered state of the economy and rising tensions between Beijing and Washington as investors focused on efforts to reopen more states for business.
5:03 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Financial stocks look ripe for dividend investors Prices have declined significantly in 2020, but Dave King of Columbia Threadneedle Investments believes dividend cuts for the big players are unlikelyBank stock prices have declined significantly in 2020, but Dave King of Columbia Threadneedle Investments believes dividend cuts for the big players are unlikely.
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