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5:58 a.m. April 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Weary of #fakenews, more Americans are getting their COVID-related news from peer-reviewed medical journals Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications mightSocial media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications might.
1:45 p.m. March 1, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
U.S. consumers made a record number of complaints in 2020, and 11 million Americans face an unemployment-benefits ‘cliff’ if lawmakers don’t extend COVID-19 relief programs Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
9:26 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Wells Fargo stock surges to 11-month high, even as Warren Buffett sells 75 million sharesShares of Wells Fargo & Co. surged 4.7% in afternoon trading Wednesday, enough to pace its financial sector peers, and to put them on track to close at an 11-month high. The rally comes as the San Francisco-based bank, which got itself in hot water with regulators over a fake-account scandal years ago, is looking to cut its annual budget by at least $8 billion without angering those regulators, as . Meanwhile, , citing people with knowledge of the matter, that Federal Reserve officials have privately signaled that they accept the bank's proposal for overhauling its risk management and governance, which puts the bank on course for the Fed to lift the cap placed on the bank's assets. A Fed spokesperson declined a MarketWatch request for comment. The stock's rally also comes after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed late Tuesday that it sold 74.96 million Wells Fargo shares, or 58.8% of its stake, during the fourth quarter. The stock, which is headed for the highest close since March 6, has rallied 45.5% over the past three months, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has gained 16.3% and the S&P 500 has advanced 8.6%.
11:25 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Biden on using executive action to cancel student debt and as the stimulus bill stalls, eviction protection and other financial relief set to expire Dec. 31 Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
1:12 p.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. posts record one-day COVID death toll — before the predicted post-Thanksgiving surge December, January and February will be the ‘most difficult time in the public health history of this nation, largely because of the stress that it’s going to put on our health-care system,’ says CDC head Robert RedfieldThe U.S. hit some grim milestones in the coronavirus pandemic in a single day Wednesday, with a record number of fatalities and more than 100,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals for the first time since the start of the outbreak, as a leading public health official warned of a cold, hard winter to come.
9:01 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Kandi's stock tumbles after short seller Hindenburg takes aim at China-based EV makerShares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. tumbled 24.5% in active midday trading Monday, after short seller Hindenburg Research took aim at the China-based electric vehicle maker, alleging a "brazen scheme" to "falsify revenue using fake sales to undisclosed affiliates. Trading volume spiked to 29.5 million shares, already nearly double full-day average of about 15.0 million shares. The stock has now plunged 31.1% since closing at a 6-year high of $14.93 a week ago. Hindenburg said it's investigation into the company's factories and customer locations found that most of Kandi's sales to its top customers over the last 12 months (LTM) have been to related parties. The largest customer representing 55% of LTM sales shares a phone number with a Kandi subsidiary and an executive with Kandi, Hindenburg said. The report also said that on a visit to the customer's location, a sign indicating it was a Kandi company was found. Kandi declined a MarketWatch request for comment. Despite Monday's selloff, Kandi's stock has still rallied 64.2% in November, while the iShares MSCI China ETF has edged up 3.1% and the S&P 500 has gained 10.6%.
11:59 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
Biden win sparks smattering of protests around U.S. but most stay peaceful Trump supporters suspicious that system was rigged and are unwilling to accept results even without specific evidence of fraudA smattering of protests broke out around the country Saturday after former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidency, with President Donald Trump and his supporters refusing to accept defeat and pushing unfounded suspicions that rampant voter fraud was denying him a second term.
12:40 p.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Mortgage rates fall to another record low as election outcome remains uncertain and consumers ordering Clorox and Lysol are being sent socks instead, FTC says Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance Stories.
12:37 p.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
A red state is capping interest rates on payday loans and cruises from the U.S. can begin sailing again, but be ready for changes Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
12:01 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Courtney Jespersen
How to shop smart in a new world of changing consumer habits A little detective work and strategizing will go a long wayThe best prices and first available inventory go to consumers who are more than just shoppers, they’re deal-hunting detectives.
6:39 a.m. Oct. 31, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Is trick-or-treating safe? Here’s what the CDC suggests for a pandemic Halloween Some parents aren’t canceling Halloween. Some parents aren’t canceling Halloween.
12:14 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on COVID-19, other health-care issues President and Democratic nominee are both being pulled by a wing of their party on the issue of medical coverage, analyst saysThe two White House contenders are divided on Obamacare and Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do have some things in common on health-care matters.
7:47 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
With an election looming and no end in sight for COVID-19, Americans admit to reading news they don’t trust. Why? ‘Most find it difficult to know if campaign information is true and they are unable to determine trusted sources to turn to for help’‘Most find it difficult to know if campaign information is true and they are unable to determine trusted sources to turn to for help.’
10:06 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Seth Meyers calls Trump’s leaked ‘60 Minutes’ interview ‘embarrassing’ and ‘cringe-inducing’ CBS News said the White House ‘violated its agreement’ in releasing the footage ahead of Sunday’s broadcast CBS News said the White House ‘violated its agreement’ in releasing the footage ahead of Sunday’s broadcast
11:14 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Trump tweets photos from his ‘60 Minutes’ interview with Lesley Stahl after promising ‘more to come’ CBS News confirmed that the president cut the interview short on Tuesday CBS News confirmed that the president cut the interview short on Tuesday
11:18 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 40 million; White House task force reported to be hive of infighting over new adviser White House Task Force beset by internal strife over adviser who is spreading misinformation, says Washington PostThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 40 million on Monday, as new infections continued to rise in Europe and the U.S. and experts warned the pandemic could worsen during the cold winter months.
9:28 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Trump shares satirical Babylon Bee story after Savannah Guthrie accuses him of retweeting conspiracies like ‘someone’s crazy uncle’ The president said retweets are just other people’s opinions, but research suggests people agree with posts they shareThe president said retweets are just other people’s opinions, but research suggests people agree with posts they share
4:44 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Emily Bary
BlackBerry report on Bahamut links hack-for-hire group to 'a variety of unsolved cases'BlackBerry Ltd. said Wednesday that it published a new report looking at Bahamut, a threat actor involved in hack-for-hire campaigns. The report tied the group to "a staggering number of ongoing attacks against government officials and industry titans, while also unveiling the group's vast network of disinformation assets aimed at furthering particular political causes and hampering" non-governmental organizations. BlackBerry researchers found that the group is linked to many media-related misinformation campaigns, including by operating fake social-media accounts and developing "entire news websites built to include disinformation - to both further certain causes and to gain information on high value targets." The findings on Bahamut show that the group is "responsible for a variety of unsolved cases that have plagued researchers for years," said Eric Milam, BlackBerry's Vice President for research operations, in a release. BlackBerry shares are up 20% over the past six months as the S&P 500 has risen 26%.
9:12 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Can Trump write off $70K in haircuts? IRS allows tax deductions for highly unusual expenses — including fertility treatment, vasectomies and rehab The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation’The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation.’
1:27 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Trump reportedly paid no federal income tax in 10 of the 15 years before his election. Why 75 million U.S. households pay no federal income tax The Tax Policy Center estimates how many people paid no federal individual income taxes in 2020The Tax Policy Center estimates how many people paid no federal individual income taxes in 2020.
12:46 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Trump doesn’t pay taxes? That’s old news. The real story is the president’s personal debts coming due Americans deserve to know about politicians’ potential conflictsAmericans deserve to know about politicians’ potential conflicts.
1:04 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
If you relocated across state lines, beware of this big tax headache and wealthy Americans prep their finances for a possible Joe Biden presidency Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
8:43 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Trump can be judged by voters with a bevy of firsthand and insider information Recordings — by Mary Trump to Bob Woodward — lay bare his lies and hypocrisyRecordings — by Mary Trump to Bob Woodward — lay bare his lies and hypocrisy.
2:50 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Rapper T.I. settles federal charges he pushed bogus cryptocurrency $75,000 fine from SEC for illegally promoting FLiKRapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency.
11:53 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Racial tensions roiling U.S. again pose inviting target for election meddling Facebook removed a network of accounts linked to Russian ‘troll factory’ that pushed out stories about race The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn — and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide.
3:10 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Michael Cohen casts himself as ‘star witness’ against Trump in new memoir Book details alleged crimes by Trump; former personal lawyer and fixer says he regrets the part he played in Trump’s political ascent Michael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that President Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his former fixer in federal prison, offering a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency
12:57 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Autotrader
Toyota has finally made a hybrid of its most popular car—is it different from a Prius? The Corolla shares underpinnings with the Prius, but it’s decidedly cooler-lookingThe one Toyota that’s never gone hybrid in the U.S. is also the bestselling nameplate in automotive history.
3:36 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Pence told ‘to be on standby’ for Trump’s 2019 hospital visit, new book says; Trump denies having ‘mini-strokes’ Book by N.Y. Times reporter revives questions about president’s unscheduled hospital visit last year; Trump’s doctor says he’s healthyA new book is reviving questions about President Donald Trump’s unscheduled visit to Walter Reed military hospital last fall with the revelation that “word went out” for Vice President Mike Pence to stand by to temporarily assume presidential powers if Trump had to receive anesthesia for a medical procedure.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook says it took down small network of fake Russian accountsFacebook Inc. on Tuesday said it removed a small network of fake accounts linked to Russian operatives that attempted to recruit journalists to write articles on topics such as the Biden-Harris campaign and racial justice. The network of 13 fake accounts and two pages with 14,000 followers was in its formative stages, said Facebook, which was tipped off by the FBI. Facebook said the operations were tied to the Russian Internet Research Agency or individuals affiliated with it. Facebook said the takedown is part of a concentrated effort to remove disinformation from its social-media platforms in the months leading to the Nov. 3 elections.
6:27 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook and Twitter are concerned about what is going to happen after Election Day Misinformation about mail-in votes in the days following the election concerns social-media executivesIn what is shaping up as a newfangled nightmare in their efforts to stop election interference, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and others are as concerned about misinformation and other issues in days after the U.S. election as they are in the months preceding it.
2:59 p.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
House approves bill to halt Postal Service changes blamed for delays, send $25 billion to boost USPS ahead of election President Trump railed against mail-in ballots again in a Saturday tweet With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare Saturday session that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election.
2:02 p.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
‘Ignore’ Trump, Pelosi says, as House debates postal funds Saturday session comes as an uproar over mail interference puts the Postal Service at the center of the nation’s election yearWith heated debate over mail disruptions, the House was poised to vote in a rare Saturday session on legislation that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion in emergency funds to shore up the agency ahead of the November election.
11:19 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Actress Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison for paying a bribe to get her daughters into USC Her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, must serve five months for paying half a million dollars in bribesHer fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, must serve five months for paying half a million dollars in bribes.
1:21 p.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump ally Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to defrauding contributors to crowdfunding campaign for border wall Attorney General Barr appears to have been aware of the case against Bannon at the time of his tortuous ouster of Geoffrey Berman as United States attorney for the Southern District of New YorkAttorney General Barr appears to have been aware of the case against Bannon at the time of the dramatic ouster of Geoffrey Berman as United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.
6:33 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - Associated Press
QAnon supporter who made racist videos wins Republican primary in Georgia High-profile Republicans had spoken out against Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
11:14 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook says pandemic hampered effort to take down suicide, self-injury posts When Facebook sent its moderators home in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it took action on significantly less material containing such content between April and June, according to the company’s latest community standards report issued Tuesday.
4:05 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Members of Trump golf club in New Jersey enlisted as audience for impromptu press conferences and inking of executive actions Club members boo as a reporter suggests the Friday news conference violated social-distancing regulations put in place by Gov. Phil Murphy; members were again given front-row seats for Saturday’s signing of an executive order and several memorandumsClub members boo as a reporter suggests the news conference violated social-distancing regulations put in place by Gov. Phil Murphy.
6:19 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump extends unemployment benefits, defers payroll tax Trump also signed executive orders holding off student loan payments and extending the freeze on evictionsBypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.
7:04 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘Will the public be ready for a vaccine?’ Many Americans say they won’t get the coronavirus vaccine if one is developed Surveys show people are divided along political and state lines about trusting a COVID-19 vaccine Surveys show people are divided along political and state lines about trusting a COVID-19 vaccine
1:57 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
What makes one person more likely than another to believe #fakenews and conspiracy theories about COVID-19? Myths and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic serve to politicize a global public health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures, health professionals sayMyths and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic serve to politicize a global public-health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures, health professionals say.
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