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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.
7:20 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘What the hell!’ I’m 28, have no debt, a 401(k), Roth IRA and $45K in cash. Should I save for a house or buy a Tesla Model 3? ‘I believe I can buy the car and strap down, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds’‘I believe I can buy the car and strap down, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds.’
5:32 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Is the U.S returning to normal? Millions of Americans, still hurting from COVID-19, say their finances will take years to recover'There’s a very clear divide based on income in terms of how people are experiencing this.'
5:22 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me days before our wedding. He kept all copies ‘For two years, I asked for a copy and he couldn’t find it. When I finally had enough, I found it in his office and made myself a copy’‘For two years, I asked for a copy and he couldn’t find it. When I finally had enough, I found it in his office and made myself a copy.’
7:57 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?Are there any upsides to rising interest rates?
5:01 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
Have you invested in the psychological portfolio for retirement? Planning for lifestyle adjustments is just as important as the finances.
11:05 a.m. March 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
U.K. Finance Minister Warns of Sobering Times Ahead After Covid Spending Spree Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a major fiscal effort to extend by six months or more the measures to support U.K. workers and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.
10:31 a.m. March 4, 2021 - By Rupert Steiner
U.K. plans to hike corporate taxes in move to pay for COVID spending splurgeCompanies investing in the U.K. will be offered a tax break, the program to support workers salaries will be extended, and a new infrastructure bank will be created.
1:00 a.m. March 4, 2021 - By StackCommerce
2020 saw a surge in new businesses—get the help you need to launch your ownEven in the midst of a global pandemic, you can launch and grow a business
4:32 a.m. March 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Biden Stimulus Leaves Europe Wanting The slow start of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in the European Union also strengthens the need for a more decisive fiscal boost.
3:29 a.m. March 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why Las Vegas Sands Is Leaving Las Vegas U.S. could have enough vaccine doses for every American in May, a busy week for retail earnings continues, Biden pulls Tanden’s nomination as budget director, and other news to start your day.
1:36 p.m. March 1, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m a 74-year-old widower in a five-bedroom house just making monthly payments and no retirement nest egg — should I sell or rent out my home? Have a question about your retirement, including where to live? Email us at HelpMeRetire@MarketWatch.com
11:39 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Chuck Reed warned of city services 'insolvency' after the Great Recession. He thinks the corona-crisis may be worse.The plain-speaking mayor of one of the richest cities in the country believed it was on the brink of bankruptcy and tried to rein in excessive city expenses like pensions, with mixed success.
10:53 a.m. March 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
AstraZeneca Sold Its Stake in Rival Vaccine Maker Moderna for Over $1 Billion The cash from the sale of its Moderna holding will help shore up AstraZeneca’s finances as it continues to develop its drug pipeline.
10:41 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Lina Saigol
AstraZeneca sold its stake in Moderna for more than $1 billion, as it looks to develop its own pipeline of drugsThe sale comes after shares in COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna soared fivefold in 2020.
7:00 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021 - By MarketWatch
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lionAfter a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb.
4:00 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021 - By MarketWatch
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lionAfter a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb.
6:11 p.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footingHouseholds making less than $30,000 a year are over twice as likely as those making more than $60,000 to report a decline in their personal finances.
6:44 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Jeff Reeves
7 smarter ways to play the boom in videogames and esports than buying GameStopLook beyond Activision Blizzard and Nvidia and focus on the stocks of these up-and-coming companies as well as a trio of ETFs.
6:26 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
‘The sheer number of claims are extraordinary': Texans pay a lot for insurance --- but will that help them now? 'Document everything,' said Camille Garcia, director of communications and public affairs at the Insurance Council of Texas
6:19 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My sisters and I disagree on most things, but never could I have imagined how our relationship would end’ My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?
5:39 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Should you buy a vacation home as a place to retire?Six factors to consider before buying a second home.
1:23 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
$1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package set to clear House late tonightHouse Democrats hope to clear President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion economic package late today and send it on to the Senate, where it will face some changes.
12:58 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
People can’t file their income taxes fast enough and COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footing Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance StoriesFriday’s Personal Finance Stories.
9:05 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Riley Adams
How to invest in real estate during COVID Prepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passesPrepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passes
5:25 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Consumer sentiment improves slightly in late February, but Americans still have big doubts about the economy Americans are still unsure how rapidly the U.S. economy will recover from the pandemic and restore millions of jobs that have been lost even as the rate of vaccinations speeds up, a new survey showed. The final reading of consumer sentiment in February inched up to 76.8 points from 76.2, but it is still 25 points below it precrisis peak.
6:06 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
First skirmish in minimum-wage battle lost, but Bernie Sanders still has secret weapon for future procedural fightsFor one Senate committee staffer -- who was brought out of retirement by Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders only a few weeks ago -- the loss may particularly sting: Bill Dauster, chief counsel for Sen. Bernie Sanders' Budget Committee.
6:07 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Manhattan prosecutor obtains copies of Trump tax records after long fightA New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former president’s last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By StackCommerce
Top Certified Public Accountants make $120K per year—here's how to work toward a certificationThis e-course bundle will help prepare you for the exam to become a top-earning CPA
9:29 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch
Evraz 2020 profit rises and revenue slipsEvraz PLC said that pretax profit rose in 2020, though revenue fell 18% against a background of less favorable market trends. The London-listed, Russian-based miner and steelmaker made a pretax profit of $1.30 billion in the year compared with $902 million for 2019. It reported a swing to profit in foreign exchange gains, and net profit rose to $858 million, from $365 million.
7:29 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
States are passing pandemic relief measures as they await action in Washington on Biden’s $1.9 trillion packageGovernors and state legislatures have moved forward with help for the poor, the jobless, small businesses, teachers and those needing childcare.
5:04 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Is COVID-19 a preview of what retirement will be like?8 lessons to learn from the pandemic
4:07 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
America's excessive government spending must stopIn his final commentary, George P. Shultz warned of grave economic and national-security risks from excessive government spending and borrowing.
4:52 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Black Lives Matter raised more than $90 million in 2020The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press.
10:48 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Black Lives Matter foundation raised over $90 million in 2020The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press.
8:27 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
'I was discarded after 40 years of marriage': Can my ex-husband file a joint tax return without my consent? He tried to take both my stimulus checks'He told me straight out that he does not intend to give me any of our joint tax return, because he said that I am no longer working.'
7:24 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Brett Arends
How the COVID-19 crisis is hitting men and women's retirementsMen and women feel very differently about their finances, research shows.
5:56 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Cryptocurrency firms Bitfinex, Tether settle New York AG’s probe for $18.5 millionThe New York attorney general’s office settled Tuesday a nearly two-year investigation into the finances and corporate practices of the companies that operates the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange and the stablecoin tether.
10:01 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
6 Black financial pros everyone should follow this yearWhat they have to say about the financial setbacks that came with COVID-19, and the banking industry's relationship to people of color.
12:02 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The latest trends in home renovations—and how to pay for themStaying at home during the pandemic has changed the way homeowners renovate, but not always in ways you might expect.
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