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5:51 p.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
9:05 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Kerry Hannon
Older workers are suffering more — but all is not lost 6 tips for older workers looking for a new job6 tips for older workers looking for a new job
1:49 p.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
The IRS says teachers can deduct hand sanitizer costs and how Dolly Parton’s Super Bowl ad glosses over the reality for millions of gig workers Friday's Personal Finance Stories Friday's Personal Finance StoriesFriday's Personal Finance Stories.
12:28 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Biden is reversing Trump’s transgender military ban — but workplace discrimination remains a problem for LGBT Americans, and when can younger, healthy people get vaccinated? Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
7:27 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My coworker owns 10 homes, 9 of which are rented. How did he get a stimulus check while I didn’t? ‘I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine. I’m working’‘I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine. I’m working.’
10:54 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. case tally climbs to 23 million — or a quarter of the global tally — amid surge in new infections ‘We are tragically losing more than 1,300 people a week to this disease,’ says head of hard-hit Los Angeles County Public Health DepartmentThe global confirmed case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 92 million on Thursday, with the U.S. accounting for more than 23 million of those infections, as the latest economic data showing the grave toll the pandemic is having on the labor market.
10:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
10:39 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. counts record of almost 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day as virus continues to wreak havoc Experts fear the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have created a superspreader event as few wore face masksAs the dramatic events in Washington, D.C. were unfolding Wednesday, the coroanvirus-borne illness COVID-19 continued to wreak havoc in the U.S., claiming a record of almost 4,000 American lives, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak.
2:15 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.
9:05 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My mother gave me a substantial financial gift. I gave it back. My soon-to-be ex-husband says half belongs to him ‘My husband persuaded me to add his name to the account with the money from my mother’‘My husband persuaded me to add his name to the account with the money from my mother.’
12:32 p.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m lucky to get by on $75,000 a year’: The $600 stimulus program doesn’t sound reasonable to me. Why am I left out? ‘Be grateful that you have a home and family to go home to tonight’‘Be grateful that you have a home and family to go home to tonight.’
7:44 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID deaths, and California confirms second case of highly infectious new strain Operation Warp Speed officials acknowledge delays in distributing vaccines, experts say government must do more to help statesThe U.S. set fresh records for one-day fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and number of patients hospitalized, as California became the second state after Colorado to find a case of the new COVID-19 variant that is racing across the U.K.
2:16 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘They get free money’: People will receive more stimulus payments and unemployment insurance. Why is there no accountability? ‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment’‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment.’
10:22 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record one-day death toll from coronavirus as FDA committee meets to review Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine FDA head says initial assessment is ‘this is a vaccine that does meet our criteria. ... But we do want to hear from the vaccine advisory committee.’The U.S. set fresh records for single-day fatalities from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and hospitalizations, as a U.S. regulatory advisory committee gathered to offer its verdict on the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE.
11:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
CDC forecasts up to 19,500 deaths from COVID-19 in week ending Dec. 26 ‘People were less willing to change their behavior than any other day during the pandemic,’ data analyst says of Thanksgiving DayThe U.S. set yet another record for new cases and fatalities in a single day from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 and the nation’s leading public health agency said there could be up to 19,500 deaths in the week ended Dec. 26.
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.
10:48 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 272,000 as CDC pushes ahead with plans for expected vaccine rollout U.K. grants emergency-use authorization to Pfizer and partner BioNTech’s vaccine candidate, but many hurdles remainThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday and the death toll climbed above 272,000, as the nation’s main public health agency pushed ahead with planning for an expected vaccine rollout.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
9:56 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sets sixth new case record in eight days and more than 65,000 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals for first time U.K. is first European country with more than 50,000 deathsJust one week after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, it has set a one-day record of almost 143,000, while hospitalizations rose above 65,000 for the first time since the start of the outbreak.
5:11 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.
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.
8:40 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. adds 661,000 jobs in September and unemployment rate falls to 7.9% U.S. unemployment rate falls for fifth straight monthThe U.S. created 661,000 new jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell again to 7.9% to the lowest level of the pandemic, but the gain in hiring was the smallest since the economy reopened and pointed to deceleration in the recovery.
10:57 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.
12:58 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow ekes out gain in turbulent trade as Wall Street struggles to shrug off market uncertaintyU.S. stock indexes finished with slight gains in choppy trade Thursday, reflecting a market that is struggling to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead.
6:07 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.
4:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alexander Rossides
Making capitalism work better is a perfect job for good old American know-how To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Schwab strategist Sonders: Stock market today is ‘a small handful of winners and a heck of a lot of pain’ Big U.S. economic drivers could change after COVID-19 if investment in job creation dethrones consumer spending Big U.S. economic drivers could change after COVID-19 if investment in job creation dethrones consumer spending.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow snaps four-day winning streak as stocks finish day with modest losses Bulls restrained by Fed outlook, lackluster U.S. economic dataU.S. stocks finished lower Thursday, but off the session lows, as investors digested the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook along with lackluster economic data.
11:05 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.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
FOMC statement for September Fed plans to keep a key interest near zero until at least 2024The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it plans to keep a key U.S. short-term interest rate near zero at least through the end of 2023 to help the economy recover from the coronavirus.
12:22 p.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. jobless claims are rising again — and this state is a big reason for that Federal applications for jobless benefits experience sudden surgeThe number of Americans applying for jobless benefits through state or federal-relief programs has climbed for four straight weeks, raising questions about whether more Americans are losing their jobs and causing a recovery in the labor market to fizzle out.
10:23 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.
6:32 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. job openings rose again in July, but hiring lagged as economic recovery slowed U.S. job openings rise to 6.6 million in July from 6 million Companies hired fewer people in July during a fresh wave of coronavirus cases even as they listed more open jobs, reflecting a high level of uncertainty about how rapidly the labor market and broader economy are improving.
8:38 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Last chance saloon for U.K.-EU trade talks, as Johnson threatens to walk out on deal. But is he serious?British industrial lobbies have warned of a massive logistical problem at the border if the two sides failed to clinch a deal.
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.
5:20 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
45 states have been approved to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — only 6 have started to distribute it An executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster reliefAn executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster relief.
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.
1:23 p.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
How to celebrate Labor Day safely and why gaps in the CDC’s eviction ban could leave some renters homeless Friday’s Personal Finance Stories. Friday’s Personal Finance Stories. Friday’s Personal Finance Stories.
10:03 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.”
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