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6:20 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
Biden confirms he wants Janet Yellen to be his Treasury secretary — what that means for cash-strapped American families Biden announced Yellen and his picks for other key economic positions on Monday.Biden announced Yellen and his picks for other key economic positions on Monday.
10:13 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
10:12 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I have 8 nieces and nephews. What is the appropriate age to stop giving envelopes full of money during the holidays? ‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes’‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes.’
2:10 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 41. My fiancé is 61. I’m worth $1.3M. He’s worth $250K. He won’t marry if I insist on a prenup. How can I protect my assets? ‘I have struggled so much financially before finding my niche, and now I am worrying about what would happen should this marriage fail’‘I have struggled so much financially before finding my niche, and now I am worrying about what would happen should this marriage fail.’
1:52 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
5 ways Joe Biden can advance his tax agenda (without a Senate majority) With two Senate seats up for grabs, what does this mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a Biden era? With two Senate seats up for grabs, what does this mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a Biden era?
10:45 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on Cuomo’s decision to review vaccines for New Yorkers after FDA approval: ‘Trust the process’ The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening’The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening.’
3:33 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Nikola's stock tumbles to put record 8-day win streak in dangerShares of Nikola Corp. dropped 16.1% in premarket trading Wednesday, putting them on track to snap a record eight-day win streak in which the electric truck maker's stock rocketed 76.3%. In an interview late Tuesday on CNBC's "Mad Money with Jim Cramer," Chief Executive Mark Russell did not reassure investors that partnership with General Motors Corp. announced in September, which included , would still go through, . Also in the interview, Russell said he could not comment on what Founder Trevor Milton, , would do with 92.2 million shares of the Nikola common stock he owned when the lock-up expires on Dec. 1, although many other insiders have agreed to . In total, 161 million shares, or roughly 42% of the common stock outstanding, will become eligible for sale on Dec. 1 as lock-up agreements expire. Nikola's stock selloff Wednesday comes as shares of other electric vehicle makers are pulling back ahead of the open, with Tesla Inc. down 1.5%, Nio Inc. shedding 8.8% and Workhorse Group Inc. sliding 9.4%. Meanwhile, futures for the Nasdaq 100 are up 0.1% ahead of the open and S&P 500 futures are down 0.1%.
12:01 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Courtney Jespersen
What to buy and what to skip this Black Friday Your guide to getting bargains Nov. 27Though Black Friday still exists in 2020, it won’t be the same experience. Here’s a guide to getting the best bargains Nov. 27.
11:34 p.m. Nov. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
8:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force The team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staffThe team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staff.
10:02 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I filed for bankruptcy after rehabbing my husband’s home. Now he wants an open marriage and says I own nothing. I feel trapped and bamboozled ‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’
12:03 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘Diverse perspectives lead to better decision making’: Ariel Investments’ John Rogers Jr. pushes corporate boards to have their own ‘Jackie Robinson moment’ Black households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study showsBlack households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study shows.
12:02 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘It is now a full-blown depression for domestic workers.’ Nannies, house cleaners and home-care workers struggle as other job sectors bounce back Meanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schoolingMeanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schooling.
9:08 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comI have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately $6,000, and Social Security on top of that.
7:40 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Attempts to raise state income and property taxes get mixed reception from voters A California proposition increasing commercial property assessments to fund schools is still closeA California proposition increasing commercial property assessments to fund schools is still close.
8:46 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Catey Hill
We get $2,470 a month from Social Security and want a warm, friendly city near the ocean. Where should we retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email chill@marketwatch.com for suggestions. Here are three spots to consider.
6:22 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘We’ve been living in a state of confusion’: In Wisconsin, a battleground state, coronavirus cases surge ahead of presidential election ‘If you are afraid of getting sick from COVID-19, you are a Democrat. But if you are afraid of a lockdown that will ruin your business, well, then you are a Republican’‘If you are afraid of getting sick from COVID-19, you are a Democrat. But if you are afraid of a lockdown that will ruin your business, well, then you are a Republican’
6:34 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘It’s a grim cut off’: Washington abandoned a stimulus deal, so much of America’s temporary financial safety net will expire The help that Americans have been getting with rent, unemployment benefits, student loans, paid leave and more is scheduled to end soonThe help that Americans have been getting with rent, unemployment benefits, student loans, paid leave and more is scheduled to end soon.
10:52 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
In a deeply-divided Senate, there’s a ray of hope for this big tax break for millions of families A family spent a monthly average of $715 on child care or $8,580 over the year, according to one analysis on rising health-care costs by Freddie MacA family spent a monthly average of $715 on child care or $8,580 over the year, according to one analysis on rising health-care costs by Freddie Mac.
6:10 a.m. Oct. 31, 2020 - By Richard Connor
Trying to find the most tax-friendly place to retire? It’s not so simple Social Security, pensions, housing, inheritances — and everything else — are taxed differently depending on where you liveSocial Security, pensions, housing and inheritances are taxed differently depending on where you live
3:11 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Some wealthy Americans are already prepping their finances for a Joe Biden presidency — here’s how One San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfoliosOne San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfolios.
3:16 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I’m terrified, frankly’: These people are depending on another stimulus bill to stay afloat Without more federal pandemic relief, one person said, ‘Things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer’Without more stimulus money, one person said, ‘things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer.’
2:27 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘COVID-19 remains a serious public-health threat’: New Yorkers don’t have hope that their city will recover anytime soon The impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues to weigh most heavily on people of color in New YorkThe impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues to weigh most heavily on people of color in New York.
1:00 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Army leaders say no plans are in place for a military role in U.S. election on Nov. 3 ‘We don’t police American streets,’ says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthyArmy leaders said Tuesday that they have not received any requests to use active-duty or National Guard troops for possible civil unrest surrounding the presidential election next month, but are ready to do so if called on.
4:39 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
FBI’s Chris Wray joins homeland-security and other federal-agency officials in 9-minute video reassuring voters on election integrity Trump is not mentioned in the video, even as his frequent remarks discrediting the Nov. 3 vote are countered by the security expertsPresident Trump is not mentioned in the video, even as his apparent efforts to discredit the Nov. 3 vote are countered by the security experts.
4:16 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
How to sign up to be a poll worker in 3 swing states — Ohio, Florida and Arizona ‘Poll workers are the front-line custom service face of our democracy’‘Poll workers are the front-line custom service face of our democracy.’
7:42 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Walmart is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers — here’s how a seasonal job could affect your unemployment benefits Holiday sales could actually be slightly up year-over-year, one forecast says.Walmart, Target and 1-800-Flowers.com are among the companies taking on workers for the holiday shopping season.
4:15 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
As Ginsburg’s death reshapes the future of the Supreme Court — here are 4 upcoming cases with money implications for families and companies Issues on the docket include copyright law, regulations tied to prescriptions and unsolicited text messagesIssues on the docket include copyright law, regulations tied to prescriptions and unsolicited text messages.
5:07 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Improvement in U.S. jobless claims loses some momentum in latest week Claims up unexpected 4,000 to 870,000 in week ended Sept. 19Initial state jobless claims rose 4,000 to 870,000 in the week ended Sept. 19, the Labor Department said Thursday.
10:33 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I absolutely believe that we can do better, America,’ says the attorney for the family of Breonna Taylor — months before a grand jury indicted 1 of 3 officers in her fatal shooting Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says too few prosecutors hold police accountable Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says too few prosecutors hold police accountable.
7:12 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump claims he rewarded voters in Michigan by persuading Japan’s Abe to get car companies to put plants there — that didn’t happen Number of automobile and automotive-parts manufacturing jobs in Michigan fell between Trump’s inauguration and February of this year, before the coronavirus took holdNumber of automobile and automotive-parts manufacturing jobs in Michigan fell between Trump’s inauguration and February of this year, before the coronavirus took hold.
6:54 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
Critics say Trump supporters staging event at early voting site in Virginia aimed to intimidate and suppress Virginia Republicans’ Twitter account suggests those complaining call for a ‘waaaambulance’Virginia Republicans’ Twitter account suggests those complaining call for a ‘waaaambulance.’
3:09 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Mitt Romney says fellow Senate Republican Ron Johnson’s probe into Biden son is not a legitimate function of government Committee investigation led by Wisconsin Republican Johnson has, from the outset, ‘had the earmarks of a political exercise,’ says RomneyGOP Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has said the committee will issue a report before the Nov. 3 election on Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine
6:58 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Virginia K. Smith
As months of closures wear on, New York City yoga studios move online—or shut their doors permanently Even online classes are not making up for the lost revenue stream from in-person sessionsWhile the Paycheck Protection Program was a shot in the arm for struggling studios, more aid is needed to prevent further closures.
2:14 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Peter Strzok says he saw Trump as counterintelligence risk while at FBI — and still doesA new book by Strzok traces his arc from veteran counterintelligence agent to the man who came to embody Trump’s public scorn of FBI and his characterization of its Russia investigation as a “witch hunt.”
2:04 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Belarusian opposition activists missing as tens of thousands rally in streets of MinskA leading opposition activist in Belarus and two other members of an opposition council went missing Monday, raising fears they were detained as authorities seek to squelch nearly a month of protests against the re-election of the country’s authoritarian leader.
2:02 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.
9:25 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Tesla director makes over $5 million after exercising option to buy stock then selling at more than 10-times the priceTesla Inc. disclosed late Wednesday that board member Kathleen Wilson-Thompson exercised an option to buy 12,500 shares at $44.95, then immediately sold those shares at more than 10-times the price to pocket more than $5 million. The option was exercised on Aug. 31 as part of a trading plan adopted on June 16. On the same day, Wilson-Thompson sold 12,500 shares at a weighted average price of $451.48, based on a MarketWatch calculation of trades detailed in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That produced a gain of $5.08 million. Based on the stock's intraday activity on Aug. 31, the stock sales were completed within the first hour after the open, as the stock traded higher from there to close at a record $498.32. The stock, which is down 8.4% in afternoon trading Thursday amid is now 9.2% below where she sold her shares. Wilson-Thompson, a Tesla board member since December 2018, has been Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s global chief human resources officer since December 2014. In 2019, she received total compensation from Tesla of $7.36 million, including a cash payment of $27,005 and $7.33 million in option awards.
12:02 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Amrita Jayakumar
Moving? What you should know about doing it in a pandemic It’s going to take more planning and more moneyBe prepared for extra expenses, and try these tips to make moving day safer.
8:07 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s pattern of misleading claims about National Guard deployments Trump regularly omits the fact that he is largely a bystander in National Guard deploymentsIt’s become a pattern when unrest flares in a city: President Donald Trump suggests he has National Guard troops ready to send to the scene and takes credit for dispatching them and restoring calm while he accuses Democrats of being squishy on law and order.
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