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5:39 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
$15 minimum wage won’t make it into Biden’s $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill — lawmakers have other ideas'Democrats are unanimous that they want to raise the minimum wage. The question is, what level and how fast?'
5:03 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Lies, disinformation and conspiracy theories are increasingly being embraced as acceptable political strategy, AP investigation findsA faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.
11:21 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Howard Gold
COVID-19 is changing college application strategies --- and lowering the odds of getting into top schoolsApplications for early admission, long seen as the easier path to elite schools, soar, and so do rejections.
11:26 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
This is the best way to fix the chaos surrounding COVID-19 vaccine appointmentsStates must move to a one-stop preregistration system and then notify residents when it's their turn to schedule appointments.
4:22 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to retire in ‘an area like the Berkshires, but warmer’ --- where should we go? The search for 'an upscale retirement area with lots of hiking, biking, great restaurants and culture.'
2:26 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
'Asian-American businesses are dealing with two viruses': Reeling from racist incidents, many are hurting financially during COVID-19Almost a quarter of employed Asian Americans work in hospitality and leisure, retail, or 'other services' industries like personal care.
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.
9:17 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The public option in Biden's plan could make health care more accessible, more affordable and more equitableWith a public option for health insurance, the government would become the Sam’s Club of health care, which would drive prices down. And it would remove some enduring legacies of Jim Crow.
6:48 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Don't know whether to file taxes early or wait? 5 questions to help you sort it out‘Last year was panic. This year is uncertainty,’ says one tax accountant.
6:11 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Counting on a tax refund or stimulus check? 5 things to know before filing your taxesTax season starts Feb. 12, and the filing deadline is April 15.
4:48 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines ‘You’re just adding to the likelihood that someone would not be vaccinated.’
1:49 p.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Why isn't my kid doing better in reading and math? 3 experts weigh inEven before COVID-19, math and reading scores for 12th graders in the U.S. were at historic lows.
7:06 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The dark side of the GameStop bubble: Driving stock prices to the moon can hurt AmericaStock market bubbles and crashes are good for neither Wall Street nor Main Street.
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.
8:49 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Hal Holbrook, known for roles in 'Wall Street,' 'All the President’s Men,' dies at 95Hal Holbrook, the award-winning character actor who toured the world for more than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the classic political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died. He was 95.
8:07 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. tops 26 million COVID cases as blizzard conditions hamper vaccinations in NortheastThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 103 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that number, as a snowstorm created blizzard conditions across the Northeast and shuttered vaccination sites.
3:10 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
The GameStop Revolt Has Just Begun Online renegades took the investing world by storm. Investors can ignore some of the silliness, but the market may never be the same.
5:20 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double maskingThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double masking.
11:33 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden picks Jesuit parish Holy Trinity in Georgetown for first Sunday Mass as presidentAfter Mass, a bagel stop at a local deli named Call Your Mother.
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.
11:21 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Counting on a Tax Refund or Stimulus Check? 5 Things To Know Before Filing Your Taxes. Refunds last year averaged $2,535, which is more than the first $1,200 stimulus check and the second $600 payment combined.
10:23 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
This is the big risk if Biden copies Trump and uses an obscure rule to cancel regulatory rollbacksAfter tit-for-tat, should the Congressional Review Act be repealed?
6:05 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
'I thought dentists had some of the best job security': More dental students are having second thoughtsThe average amount of debt dental school students take on is over $290,000.
7:16 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
West Virginia is vaccinating people faster than California -- here's why Too many states are overlooking local, independent pharmacies.
5:39 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Digital nomads don't sit on the beach or travel all the time -- here's what life is really likeBusting the myths about extreme remote workers.
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.
4:34 a.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
How seniors are already falling behind in 2021 Prescription drugs are the fastest-growing cost in retirementPrescription drugs are the fastest-growing cost in retirement
2:41 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Trump's Georgia recording vs. Nixon 'smoking gun': The real difference is in political timing, not the evidencePresident Trump's message was clear.
9:34 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Betting markets and polls give edge to Democrats in Georgia's crucial Senate runoff elections As Georgians vote Tuesday in two U.S. Senate runoff elections that will determine the balance of power in Washington, betting markets and polls are signaling some confidence in the Democratic Party's prospects.
4:15 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
Elections Should Be Grounded in Evidence, Not Blind Trust There's a critical flaw in American voting: The election process can't prove to the public that the outcome is correct.
3:48 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 has created a ‘flight to safety’ for American job hunters ‘Our findings uncover a flight to safety channel in the labor market,’ a new study says‘Our findings uncover a flight to safety channel in the labor market,’ a new study says.
4:50 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m looking for a conservative small town with a bookstore, low taxes and a ski resort within an hour’s drive — where should I retire? Have a question on where to retire? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comThis reader says she is thinking of West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina or east Tennessee.
10:56 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
We want clean air and a pastoral life — where should we retire on a budget of $40,000 a year?Three suggestions for a quieter life; which would you pick?
9:48 a.m. Dec. 29, 2020 - By Joseph V. Amodio
Like Restaurants, New York Theater Is Going Al Fresco This SpringThe city’s new “open culture” law brings hope, paychecks...and new challenges
12:07 p.m. Dec. 27, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Turnout likely to be key in Georgia runoff electionThrough Wednesday, nearly 2.1 million voters had cast ballots, roughly on pace with the Nov. 3 general election. It’s unclear how the Christmas holiday will affect the pace of balloting. In-person early voting runs as late as Dec. 31 in some counties.
2:51 p.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to retire to somewhere our kids and grandkids would want to live too. Our budget is $7,000 a month — where should we go?'Access to water would be a blessing.'
4:50 a.m. Dec. 26, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ve got a budget of $3,300 a month and want to be near some ‘wild’ areas — where should I retire? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Three suggestions within a day’s drive of northern New Jersey.
1:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest since Galileo's time in the 17th centuryJupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.
12:56 p.m. Dec. 16, 2020 - By Fang Block
MacKenzie Scott Sets New Standard of Philanthropy With Additional $4.2 Billion GiftsThe author and philanthropist announced a $1.7 billion donation earlier this year
2:07 p.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Bipartisan coronavirus aid bill includes $300 a week for jobless and extensions on student loan, eviction help An attempt by a group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and both chambers of Congress to stitch together a coronavirus aid package would extend and revive some of the most popular provisions of the CARES Act from March - with one big exception.
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