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10:15 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
How real estate has performed during the pandemic The place of real estate in retirees’ portfoliosThe place of real estate in retirees’ portfolios
1:32 p.m. March 9, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
What to do if your income is just over the threshold for the $1,400 stimulus check and how the ‘nationalization of leases’ could hurt renters amid the pandemic Tuesday's Personal Finance Stories Tuesday's Personal Finance StoriesTuesday's Personal Finance Stories.
3:11 p.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Last-minute strategies for lowering your 2020 business tax bill and majority of jobless Americans chose going back to work over receiving the extra $600 unemployment benefit Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance stories
1:40 p.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
How to make Black History Month a lifelong effort to learn and evolve and GameStop drama drives interest in financial literacy Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
12:56 p.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
New research says raising minimum wage has few negative effects on jobs — even during recessions, and students and former students face a $15 billion debt crisis Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top 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
12:53 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
What can I do now that I’ve had my COVID-19 vaccine and my mom put me on her house’s deed and my brother wants halfTuesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
2:26 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Democratic-controlled Senate could reinstate extra $600 weekly unemployment, and federal regulators want to overhaul home appraisals — here’s how that could hurt both buyers and sellers Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance storiesThursday’s top personal finance stories
10:23 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, as country’s first case of new U.K. variant is found in Colorado Health experts continue to lament slow rollout of vaccines in U.S. after much-ballyhooed authorizations were granted in early December The U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday and the first case of the highly infectious U.K variant of the coronavirus was found in Colorado, as health experts continued to lament the delayed rollout of vaccines that is hampering the economic recovery.
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.
9:59 a.m. Nov. 16, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Trump isn’t going quietly and fiscal stimulus won’t come easily, but investors have bigger things to worry about If Congress doesn’t act on a new relief package, might markets throw a fit?2020 has already been a year for the record books, and by some reckoning the hardest parts are still ahead.
11:09 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
U.S. faces a potential ‘secession crisis’ at home and ‘open conflict’ with China in the coming decade, says author who predicted 2020 unrest 2020s will bring ‘creative destruction’ that pits boomers against millennials and challenges what it means to be an AmericanThe 2020s will bring ‘creative destruction’ that pits boomers against millennials and challenges what it means to be an American, says a scholar of demographic trends.
11:41 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Here’s where the economy stands as the U.S. chooses between Trump and Biden Rapidly recovering economy still has recession-like symptomsJust days before the 2020 election, President Trump is touting record growth in the economy in a last-ditch effort to persuade voters to stick with him. Yet Democratic rival Joe Biden says the U.S. is stuck in a “deep hole” and that the recovery is in danger of stalling. Here’s where the economy really stands.
12:49 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Vincent Reinhart
The FOMC and Fed governors have become less important as decision-making revolves around Chairman Powell One consequence of the Fed’s greater openness: Chairman Powell’s closer hold on powerOne consequence of the Fed’s greater openness: Chairman Powell’s closer hold on power, writes Vincent Reinhart.
1:12 p.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Why California’s unemployment system devolved into chaos during pandemic and some customers will pay hundreds more for the new iPhone 12 Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories
2:53 p.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Why more philanthropists are spending themselves out of existence, and here’s what Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan would prioritize Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance storiesWednesday’s top personal finance stories
5:18 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Pending home sales soar to new record high in August — but headwinds remain for the housing market For four straight months now, the number of contracts signed to purchase a home has increasedFor four straight months now, the number of contracts signed to purchase a home has increased.
11:50 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Aisha Al-Muslim
U.S. retail bankruptcies, store closures hit record in first halfRetail bankruptcies, liquidations and store closings in the U.S. reached records in the first half of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated industry changes, particularly the shift to online shopping, according to according to a report by professional-services firm BDO USA LLP.
8:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic sponsors in need of persuading that Tokyo Games will actually happen A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
6:37 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Home-builder confidence soars to all-time high despite rising material costs Lumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn’t turned builders pessimistic on the industry’s overall trajectoryLumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn’t turned builders pessimistic on the industry’s overall trajectory.
12:21 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. poverty rate fell to record low in 2019 but the coronavirus is reversing the gains Five straight years of declining poverty interrupted by pandemicThe share of Americans living in poverty in 2019 fell for the fifth year in a row and dropped to the lowest level on record, but all the gains in recent years are being jeopardized by the widespread economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
6:39 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates fall to a new record low — but not all Americans will be able to access them A tumultuous week in the stock market also affected the rates lenders have been offeringA tumultuous week in the stock market also affected the rates lenders have been offering.
3:02 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
What Biden, Trump, Barr get wrong about the coronavirus, protests, light bulbs, and voting both by mail and in person Associated Press engages in fact checksIn a week filled with fabrication, half-truths and misrepresentation, he also wrongly took full credit for veterans improvements that were underway before he took office.
1:56 p.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
The economy still has a mountain to climb, but it’s digging itself out faster than expected Households, businesses are figuring out how to cope with coronavirusIs the economy half-full or half-empty? That’s the burning question after a surprisingly upbeat U.S. jobs report for August.
8:46 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates remain below 3% — but rising home prices are threatening to push buyers out of the market Even with interest rates at record lows, someone buying the typical home today will have a larger monthly mortgage payment than they would have if they bought a year agoEven with interest rates at record lows, someone buying the typical home today will have a larger monthly mortgage payment than they would have if they bought a year ago.
1:44 p.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs in August and unemployment drops to 8.4% as economic recovery shows resilience U.S. unemployment rate falls fourth straight monthThe U.S. regained 1.4 million jobs in August and the unemployment rate sank to 8.4%, suggesting an economic recovery is still plowing ahead even if the pace of growth has slowed since the start of the summer.
9:37 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Here’s what could trigger more stock market pullbacks this year, says Schwab trading pro Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOn the heels of a huge month for stocks in August, our call of the day says investors need to get ready for at least two pullbacks this year, with history as a guide.
11:39 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
An ‘extreme’ August on the stock market might be telling us something about the November election Critical information for the U.S. trading dayIt has been a pretty bullish August for the stock market. That tends to work well in an incumbent U.S. President’s favor, but our call of the day says a twist could lie ahead.
7:01 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
About two-thirds of Americans say they have cut spending during the pandemic 45% of Americans say they’re setting aside more money than usual and 26 % are paying down debt faster than they were beforeIt’s the paradox of a pandemic that has crushed the U.S. economy: 12.9 million people have lost a job and a dangerous rash of businesses has closed, yet the personal finances of many Americans have remained strong — and in some ways have even improved.
10:36 a.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
‘It was definitely a gamble’: What you need to know before buying a home virtually Nearly half the people who bought a home in the past year hadn’t seen the property in person beforehand, one study showsNearly half the people who bought a home in the past year hadn’t seen the property in person beforehand, one study shows.
11:23 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
There will be no V-shaped recovery for consumer sentiment, DataTrek says Once consumer sentiment ‘breaks,’ it takes a while to heal, this analyst points outConsumer sentiment is doing better now than might be expected, but it will likely take longer to fully recover than anticipated, according to one analysis.
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.
9:06 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Why investors should sell stocks now to get ready for the big rally that’s coming Critical information for the U.S. trading dayAs stocks continue to march towards highs, our call of the day says it’s time to sell, and raise cash for a shopping spree later this year.
1:54 p.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Not all COVID small-business stories end badly and wealthier parents are more likely to send their kids back to physical classrooms Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories
5:44 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales climb 1.2% in July and return to precrisis levels, but growth slows as stimulus fades Coronavirus spread, less stimulus threaten to undercut recovery Sales at U.S. retailers rose modestly in July and returned to precrisis levels, but growth has tapered off since the economy reopened and could be even softer in the months ahead in the absence of another major federal-relief package. Retail sales rose 1.2% last month
12:32 p.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Recession-proof your portfolio with these 4 stocks, says analystThe U.K. economy has officially crashed into recession following the economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
1:01 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
10 economically diverse cities that have what it takes to overcome turbulent times What makes these places great to work and liveThese cities have the range of industries, depth and nimbleness needed to be resilient, and are great places to live.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities Uber sees more revenue from food delivery than ride-hailing for the first timeThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 19 million on Friday, the death toll rose above 715,000 and the U.S. death toll topped 160,000, after an 11th straight day in which more than 1,000 deaths were counted.
11:20 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps Organizations that serve the food insecure are struggling to serve more people than ever before The line for meals curves around the block. Roughly 25% of New York City’s population now faces food insecurity.
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