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8:03 a.m. June 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
If it’s not enhanced unemployment benefits, why are people turning down jobs? Some people are finding it difficult to get a job, while others need to find affordable child care, home help or even transportationSome people are finding it difficult to get a job, while others need to find affordable child care, home help or even transportation.
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.
4:22 a.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I moved 200 miles to live in my girlfriend’s new house. We have a child, but she’s reluctant to get married. I’d be left with nothing if we broke up ‘How can I protect myself financially from being completely left out in the cold if she wanted to break up with me?’‘How can I protect myself financially from being completely left out in the cold if she wanted to break up with me?’
4:14 a.m. May 25, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
It’s been a year since George Floyd’s death. Here’s how you can demand racial equity — and become a lifelong ally ‘It’s really important for us to understand that we need to be always working for racial justice, whether there’s dramatic moments or not’‘It’s really important for us to understand that we need to be always working for racial justice, whether there’s dramatic moments or not.’
3:00 a.m. May 24, 2021 - By MarketWatch
How to turn your side hustle into a businessMany people dream of making their passion project a full-time gig. But before you quit your day job, here's how to make sure you set yourself up for success.
5:11 p.m. May 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend inherited a home and $700K. He pays me $500 monthly rent. Should I ask him for $86K to pay off my condo? ‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties’‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties.’
12:14 p.m. May 19, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Almost half of parents say they’ll take on credit-card debt to pay for child care — others avoid day care due to COVID ‘Monthly child-care costs can feel like an extra mortgage payment’‘Monthly child care costs can feel like an extra mortgage payment.’
5:03 a.m. May 19, 2021 - By MarketWatch
Naomi Campbell, 50, welcomes a daughter — as more older women become parents ‘There is no greater love,’ the supermodel wrote on Instagram‘There is no greater love,’ the supermodel wrote on Instagram.
6:17 a.m. May 18, 2021 - By David Benoit
JPMorgan Chase puts CEO contenders in charge of consumer operation CFO Jennifer Piepszak and CEO of Consumer Lending Marianne Lake are succeeding COO Gordon Smith, who is retiring at year’s endJPMorgan Chase & Co. is putting two of the contenders to succeed Chief Executive Jamie Dimon in charge of its sprawling consumer-banking operation.
8:34 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend talked me into depositing my paychecks into his bank account, and paying for a car in his name. What can I do? ‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car’‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car.’
8:27 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
No, you’re not crazy. Yes, CDC mask guidelines are confusing — so should you stop wearing a mask in public or not? ‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal
8:26 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Is it ethical for cruise lines, venues, schools or Broadway to restrict entry to people not vaccinated against COVID-19? Are vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs inAre vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs in.
1:47 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I have a ‘mundane’ First World problem: Should I buy a $30,000 bracelet during a global pandemic? ‘My husband said I should buy it’‘‘My husband said I should buy it.’
10:39 a.m. May 8, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m a 57-year-old nurse with no retirement savings and I want to retire within seven years. What can I do? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
8:42 a.m. May 8, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
My parents are unprepared for retirement — how can I help them? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comHave a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
7:54 a.m. May 8, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
How do super savers know when they can quit their jobs? These people on the path to early retirement took their time, even when they had the money to leaveThese people on the path to early retirement took their time, even when they had the money to leave
5:58 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife offered to ‘loan’ me money when I was having financial trouble. Now I make six figures — and she refuses to pay any bills ‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer’‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer.’
11:02 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Charles Schwab sold off more than 1 million shares of namesake brokerage in the past weekCharles Schwab Corp. disclosed Thursday that Chairman Charles R. Schwab sold 100,000 shares of his namesake brokerage and wealth management company the previous day, and has now sold 410,000 shares this week. In , Charles Schwab said Schwab sold 100,000 shares of common stock in the open market on Wednesday at a weighted average price of $69.8728, to raise $6.99 million. He also sold a total of 262,751 shares in the open market on Tuesday at a weighted average price of $68.5083, to raise $18.00 million, according to a MarketWatch calculation of SEC data. And on Monday, Schwab sold 47,249 shares in the open market at $68.0046 to raise $3.21 million, brining the total to $28.20 million worth of shares sold. But that's not all. He sold 248,967 shares in the open market on April 23 at a weighted average price of $66.5657, another 300,000 shares at $65.5879 on April 22 and 220,710 shares on April 21 at $64.8865. He also acquired 123,967 shares on April 23 at a price of $13.91 through the conversion of derivative securities. In all, he sold a net 1,055,710 shares and netted $77.05 million. The stock, which rose 3.1% in afternoon trading Thursday, has run up 39.8% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 13.4%.
7:50 a.m. April 27, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart Memorandums, proclamations, other executive actions also deployed Memorandums, proclamations, other executive actions also deployed As people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
1:59 p.m. April 20, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Floyd family attorney Ben Crump says Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction is ‘painfully earned justice’ — here’s what gave him hope months earlier A jury found the former Minneapolis officer guilty on all three counts TuesdayA jury found the former Minneapolis officer guilty on all three counts Tuesday.
9:33 p.m. April 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
What determines when Americans reclaim their ‘liberty’? Here is Dr. Fauci’s answer Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared Thursday before a House subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemicAnthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was appearing before a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
9:28 p.m. April 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The public’s expectation of perfection: Risk of blood clot from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is 0.00009% ‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane’‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane.’
10:38 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife drinks and gambles our money away, and my adult stepchildren are deadbeats who do drugs and play video games. What can I do? ‘We literally have nothing in savings and no plan for retirement, due to the fact that no one but me seems to care. At this rate, I am going to have to work until I’m 150’‘We literally have nothing in savings and no plan for retirement, due to the fact that no one but me seems to care. At this rate, I am going to have to work until I’m 150.’
6:21 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
AdaptHealth stock plunges after CEO charged with tax fraud in DenmarkShares of AdaptHealth Corp. plunged 16.7% in morning trading Tuesday, after the maker of home health care equipment said it has learned that co-Chief Executive Luke McGee has been formally charged in Denmark for tax fraud for past private activity. The stock was on track to suffer the biggest one-day drop since the record plunge of 21.2% on March 18, 2020. The company said it has placed McGee, who founded the AdaptHealth in conjunction with Quadrant Management, on unpaid leave. The company said the charges stem from alleged "personal conduct" which occurred between March 2014 and August 2015, and had no connection with the company. In February, following the closing of , Stephen Griggs had joined McGee as co-CEO. "The Board has full confidence in the Company's management team, led by current Co-CEO Steve Griggs and President Josh Parnes, and in its ability to ensure that AdaptHealth's business remains strong and to maintain the Company's growth trajectory," AdaptHealth said in a statement. The stock has still rallied 74.2% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 49.6%.
5:32 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
IHOP looks to reach goal of 10,000 new hires in coming months ahead of 'restaurant renaissance'Dine Brands Global Inc.'s International House of Pancakes LLC, known as IHOP, said Thursday it is looking to reach its goal of 10,000 new employees in the coming months to meet demand from a expected "restaurant renaissance." The new hires will be in a variety of part- and full-time jobs across the more than 1,600 IHOP restaurants in 50 U.S. states. The company said it will host a "National Recruiting Day" on May 19. "With the country reopening and states lifting mandates, we see a restaurant renaissance on the horizon, and ensuring our restaurants are staffed and equipped is one of our top priorities," said IHOP President Jay Johns. Dine Brands stock, which rose 0.2% in morning trading, has climbed 56.1% year to date, while the S&P 500 has tacked on 8.9%.
3:22 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
GameStop stock rallies after plans to name Ryan Cohen as chairmanShares of GameStop Corp. rallied 3.3% in premarket trading Thursday, putting them on track to snap a three-day losing streak, after the videogame and consumer electronics retailer said it plans to name Ryan Cohen as chairman of the board. Kathy Vrabeck is currently board chair. The company said it will name Cohen chairman after the annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for June 9. Chewy Inc. co-founder Cohen, who is also manager of activist investor RC Ventures, was , and formed last month to identify ways to accelerate GameStop's transformation. The , which had lost 7.0% over the past three sessions, has rocketed 844.6% year to date through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.6%.
10:55 a.m. April 5, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Amazon stock surges toward a 6-week high, and best 3-day performance in nearly 3 monthsShares of Amazon.com Inc. surged 2.0% toward a six-week high in afternoon trading Monday, to put them on track for a third-straight gain, despite growing public criticism over the ecommerce giant's treatment of employees. The stock has rallied 5.6% over the past three days, which would mark the best three-day performance since it rose 6.5% over three-day period ending Jan. 21. After the stock started last year with a big rally, on expectations that the company would benefit from COVID-19-related lockdown measures, the stock has languished in a relatively narrow trading range over the past nine months. Prior to the current three-day win streak, the stock closed at roughly the same level it did when it broke out to a record on July 6, 2020. The company that its delivery drivers can have trouble finding restrooms, after that its workers peed in water bottles so they didn't have to take bathroom breaks. Amazon's stock has lost 1.0% year to date but has rallied 69.2% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 8.5% this year and hiked up 63.8% over the past year.
8:59 a.m. April 3, 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.’
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.
4:50 a.m. April 3, 2021 - 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? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comHere are three spots to consider.
2:38 p.m. April 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘It could take more than a year to dig out of the total jobs shortfall’ March marked the strongest job growth the country has seen since the initial recovery faded last summer, but the recovery has still a long way to go, said the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.March marked the strongest job growth the country has seen since the initial recovery faded last summer, but the recovery has still a long way to go, said the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.
12:21 p.m. March 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I lost my job at 55 and started my own successful business. I now constantly get texts from friends and former coworkers asking how I did it. What do I do? ‘I liken these friends and former colleagues to the kids at school who march right to the head of the lunch line to get their food, without waiting in line like the rest of us’‘I liken these friends and former colleagues to the kids at school who march right to the head of the lunch line to get their food, without waiting in line like the rest of us.’
1:12 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Equal Pay Day: How paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close gender pay gap Women typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleaguesWomen typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleagues.
7:09 a.m. March 23, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
U.S. post office unveils 10-year financial plan, with aim to breakeven by fiscal 2023The U.S. Postal Service unveiled Tuesday , with a goal of returning to financial sustainability and achieve "service excellence," while maintaining its seven-day package delivery, and six-day mail delivery, service. As part of the plan, the post office aims to operate at breakeven by fiscal 2023, which would eliminate a projected $160 billion in losses over the next 10 years, while at least meeting, if not exceed, its goal of 95% on-time delivery. The plan includes the generation of $24 billion in revenue from enhanced package delivery services for business customers, such as same-day, one-day and two-day delivery options, aligning pricing to reflect market dynamics, and improving cash flow to allow for $40 billion worth of upgrades in workforce, new vehicles, improved post offices and technology improvements. "The need for the U.S. Postal Service to transform to meet the needs of our customers is long overdue," said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
9:48 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘My pulse rate had shot up to 120 as I gasped my way into the ER’: Italy resumes AstraZeneca vaccine, and tightens lockdown More than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut downMore than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut down.
2:28 p.m. March 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I have tried to be kind’: I gave my ex half of the first two stimulus checks for our child. He still calls me a ‘monster.’ What do I do with the third? ‘I am bugged by him paying nothing while also going on trips and buying vehicles when he gets extra money, instead of paying anything to me for our child. Maybe I am being petty’‘I am bugged by him paying nothing while also going on trips and buying vehicles when he gets extra money, instead of paying anything to me for our child. Maybe I am being petty.’
9:46 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Change can happen without us noticing’: COVID brought us a year of epic uncertainty — but here’s what I know for sure ‘The isolation doesn’t seem quite so intense one year later. Perhaps we have normalized it, but we can be forgiven if our stoicism turns to fatigue’‘The isolation doesn’t seem quite so intense one year later. Perhaps we have normalized it, but we can be forgiven if our stoicism turns to fatigue.’
2:29 p.m. March 13, 2021 - 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
1:26 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 ‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check’‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check.’
11:05 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Gary Zimmerman
Retirees: Now is the time to make your money work for you Earning a higher return on investments enables retirees to do more, more often, for longerEarning a higher return on investments enables retirees to do more, more often, for longer
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