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1:24 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Many teachers were already leaving profession due to stress and then COVID-19 hit and should we skip our undeserving children and leave everything to our grandkids instead? Monday’s Personal Finance Stories Monday’s Personal Finance StoriesMonday’s Personal Finance Stories.
1:15 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. could see up to 150,000 more COVID-19 deaths by February as new strain takes hold, expert warns More infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get vaccine program on track after early disappointment, says Dr. Ashish JhaThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, as experts said the new, far more infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get the nation’s so-far underwhelming vaccine program on track.
11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
These activists pressured Obama to forgive the debt of scammed students — now they have a new demand for Biden, and how COVID-19 has made farm workers even more vulnerable Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance storiesTuesday’s top personal finance stories
9:56 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. heads toward 21 million COVID-19 cases and 353,000 deaths as vaccine program continues to lag all targets ‘Last mile’ vaccine distribution has been far slower than required, ‘with millions of doses still sitting on the shelves,’ says Raymond James analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COIVID-19 climbed above 85 million on Monday, as the U.S. headed toward 21 million cases and 353,000 deaths, as the vaccine program continued to advance with fits and starts and to lag all early targets.
10:31 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Mortgage rates hover near record lows to close out 2020 and New Year’s resolutions to stay on top of the world in 2021 Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories. Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories. Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
12:16 p.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Why it matters when stimulus money hits your account, and under a President Biden, expect more aggressive oversight of the student-loan industry Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance storiesWednesday’s top personal finance stories
11:19 a.m. Dec. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
When will I get my $600 stimulus check and my soon-to-be ex says half of my mom’s financial gift to me belongs to him Tuesday’s Personal Finance Stories Tuesday’s Personal Finance StoriesTuesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
10:58 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
No matter what Congress does, 12 million jobless Americans will temporarily lose unemployment benefits and how to get your ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ refund Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories
12:12 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.
10:47 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Jack Denton
The U.K. is increasing the minimum wage. How does it compare with the U.S. and rest of the world?Chancellor Rishi Sunak sets out his spending review warning the economy will contract by 11.3% — the largest drop in more than three centuries.
9:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
4:11 p.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Third straight single-day case record in U.S.; Trump chief of staff Meadows tests positive President-elect Joe Biden will announce a COVID-19 task force on Monday, Axios reportsThe U.S. case tally from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by a record of almost 133,000 on Friday, a third straight day of record-setting levels, as hospitals in rural areas of the Midwest and southern states including Texas and Florida continued to feel the strain.
12:13 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Trump and Biden supporters describe the money worries influencing their vote and the nation’s eviction crisis could make voting more difficult for some Americans Friday's top personal finance stories Friday's top personal finance storiesFriday's top personal finance stories
3:11 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
What is a ‘poll watcher’ and who gets to be one on Election Day? and what HIPAA does (and doesn’t) protect Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
9:12 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
With Paris now on ‘red alert,’ Macron’s €100 billion COVID-stimulus package may prove a bit short Only 2 million French people have downloaded the COVID control app since its launch in JuneThe French government on Monday toughened its coronavirus-related restrictions in the capital, with Parisian bars notably ordered to close.
9:20 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Lockdown fatigue and rising protests against new coronavirus restrictions are becoming tougher for governments to manage The coronavirus dilemma — protect the economy, or protect the populationEuropean governments trying to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic are facing increased political opposition to the measures they think are necessary to control an alarming new wave.
9:57 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally 33.4 million, death toll above 1 million, and that’s likely an underestimate, says WHO expert White House reportedly pressed the CDC to play down the risks of sending children back to school and sought alternate data that would show the coronavirus was unlikely to harm kidsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 33.4 million on Tuesday, a day after the global death toll reached 1 million, as governments around the world moved to reimpose restrictions on movement in a fight to contain the spread.
8:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
U.K. edges closer to second national lockdown to help contain second coronavirus wave Country is also trying to cope with insufficient testing capacity amid a surge in demand for testsPM Boris Johnson has said that he would do the utmost to try to “protect the economy,” after the U.K. suffered Europe’s most severe GDP decline on the virus’ impact.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
9:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
5:04 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Mortgage rates remain below 3% and some children could spread COVID-19 even if they have antibodies, scientists say Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
9:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases climb above 26.4 million, and U.S. vaccine program’s head sees very low chance of vaccine by late October State and local officials warn Americans not to gather in large numbers over Labor Day holiday weekendThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 world-wide rose above 26.4 million on Friday with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that total, as a key member of the government’s vaccine program said the chances of a vaccine being ready by late October are “very, very low.”
4:52 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
France splashes out €100 billion propping up economy and jobs, totaling a massive 4% of its GDPThe French government on Thursday announced a new stimulus plan for a total of €100 billion ($120 billion) designed to take the economy out of the COVID-19 doldrums.
1:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global tally climbs above 26 million, U.S. above 6.1 million, amid concerns CDC will rush out a vaccineThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 26 million on Thursday, while in the U.S. there were growing concerns that President Donald Trump’s administration will attempt to rush out a vaccine ahead of the November presidential election.
6:57 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Coronavirus cases are rising again in Europe and governments try desperately to avoid a return to brutal lockdowns. They may succeedEurope can “conquer the pandemic” by learning to live with it without waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said on Tuesday.
10:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
12:16 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
$79 million every single day — that’s how tourism’s collapse is costing the U.K. economyTravelers and tourists are staying away from the U.K. “in droves”, costing the economy £22 billion ($29 billion)
9:32 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Spain to ask its military to help with contact tracing as infections soar Each region will be able to call its own state of emergencySpain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez offers up a plan to help the country combat soaring coronavirus cases, but is leaving the power in the hands of regional governments.
4:14 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Brace for more stimulus from Johnson and the Bank of England, as U.K economy falls into recessionAs it considers the possibility of a second spike of the new coronavirus, the U.K. government will have to postpone plans to put public finances back in order.
4:13 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Why it could be more expensive for Scotch whisky drinkers in the U.S. but good news for gin and beer loversIt is worth remembering in this never-ending EU-U.S. dispute that tariffs are first and foremost paid by the consumers of the importing country — which sets a ceiling on how high they can go.
12:00 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
These indicators show why investors shrugged off corona fears to embrace economic recoveryInvestors are becoming more confident about the continuing economic recovery, ignoring fears that new spikes of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the continent might prompt a return to partial or total lockdowns.
10:08 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Gold reclaims perch at record, notches best monthly gain in 8 yearsGold prices settle sharply higher Friday, shaking off its first losing day in 10 sessions on Thursday as investors, wary of growing economic troubles around the globe, seek exposure to the perceived safe-haven asset.
7:02 a.m. July 26, 2020 - Associated Press
U.K., other European countries caution against Spain travel as virus rebounds Second wave of virus feared as Catalonia hosts two worrying hotspotsBritain put Spain back on its unsafe list beginning Sunday, announcing hours earlier that travelers arriving in the U.K. from Spain must now quarantine for 14 days.
7:30 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
London drops off the list of top 10 European travel hot spots for the first time U.K. capital has fallen off the top 10 list of most booked European cities for the first time ever, new research showsNew research by data firm ForwardKeys shows flight bookings in Europe and the U.S. falling by 99.6% so far in 2020.
4:54 a.m. July 21, 2020 - Associated Press
EBay to sell classified ad business to Adevinta for $9.2 billion The combined company will have classified ad websites in 20 countries, covering 1 billion peopleEBay Inc. is selling its classifieds business to Norway’s Adevinta  in a deal worth $9.2 billion that will create the world’s largest online classifieds group, the companies said Tuesday.
2:34 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise, but focus remains on coronavirus pandemic spread Second-quarter earnings reporting begins next weekEuropean stocks were headed for a weekly loss, amid continued concerns over the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. and fresh outbreaks elsewhere in the world, though equities still pushed higher on Friday.
3:17 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
EU countries are hit unequally by the slump. This makes a joint recovery fund even more difficultThe recession in Europe will be worse than was expected two months ago, but that doesn’t mean that the bounce back expected next year will be any stronger than forecast. The European Commission’s latest economic forecast should make for depressing reading for EU policy makers.
12:40 p.m. July 3, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Dark day for workers as thousands lose jobs including 15,000 at Boeing rival Airbus A raft of employers have announced thousands of job cuts in two days signaling lasting problems caused by coronavirus lockdownsThe U.K. government’s job support package has paid the wages of 9.3 million workers since April, but in August it will be relaxed and there are fears this could cause a wave of unemployment.
5:43 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Jeffrey D. Sachs
COVID-19 spreading fast in countries with lots of economic inequality It’s no coincidence that U.S., Brazil and Mexico account for about half of global deaths in the coronavirus pandemicWith few exceptions, the countries of North and South America are being ravaged by the coronavirus, because almost the entire Western hemisphere shares a legacy of mass inequality and pervasive racial discrimination.
3:48 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Award-winning forecaster says U.S. economy might not heal by next year, putting stocks at risk of correctionThe U.S. economy might not fully return to normal until 2022, and the market is at risk of a correction later in the summer, a leading economic forecaster said Friday.
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