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  • Americans Face New Financial Realties as Pandemic Drags On Americans Face New Financial Realties as Pandemic Drags On 8:08
    Here's how much unemployment is costing the U.S. economy Here's how much unemployment is costing the U.S. economy 3:30
    What happens to unemployment benefits without a new stimulus? What happens to unemployment benefits without a new stimulus? 3:07
    How Biden's higher ed plan could affect $1.7 trillion in student loans How Biden's higher ed plan could affect $1.7 trillion in student loans 3:17
3:17 p.m. Today - MarketWatch.com
Biden grieves nation's coronavirus victims: 'To heal we must remember'Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost.
12:23 p.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
‘Irresponsible’ and ‘long overdue’: What economists and workers say about Biden’s bid for a $15 minimum wage and end to tip creditsWorkers could benefit from higher wages, but many could lose their jobs as a result of a higher minimum wage and tipped credit elimination.
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4:58 a.m. Today - MarketWatch.com
Just one day before Joe Biden's inauguration, poll finds that virus, economy far outpace other prioritiesContaining the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
4:54 a.m. Today - By rbisdale
Here's how much unemployment is costing the U.S. economyBillions in benefits have been paid out to jobless Americans, and funding for unemployment has changed dramatically as the pandemic rages on.
12:03 a.m. Today - MarketWatch.com
Americans are saving more—what the money is earmarked forOverall, more U.S. families are saving now than ever before, for everything from emergency expenses or retirement.
10:19 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
As U.S. Fights Today’s Problems, Tomorrow’s Inflation Starts to Stir Benchmark Treasury yields climbs above 1%, as Uncle Sam gears up to provide more relief to an economy sickened by Covid-19.
10:13 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Fear Comes to the Stock Market. What Comes Next. The S&P 500’s first weekly drop of more than 1% since Halloween is a sign that investors, unflappable until now, were taken aback by what they saw.
9:54 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan Means for the Markets Biden’s plan could boost the economy by 2 percentage points if it goes through while tax increases may cause volatility for technology companies, some analysts say.
6:21 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The No. 1 job in America pays $100,000 a year — and it’s not in Silicon Valley The annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress levelThe annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress level.
6:19 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Biden's $170 billion stimulus plan for schools leaves one key question unansweredThe relief plan seeks to help K-12 schools reopen safely and shore up struggling public colleges. But one group isn't included.
6:07 a.m. Jan. 18, 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.’
3:25 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Can this man save Intel?Also, SPACs, digital nomads and less fun at Disney World.
4:54 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Financially fragile Americans during COVID-19 have difficulty answering these 15 money questions — can you? A new survey asked who could cover unexpected expenses during the pandemic’s early days.A new survey asked who could cover unexpected expenses during the pandemic’s early days.
4:48 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
COVID-19 has caused real financial pain. So why did consumer bankruptcies drop in 2020?There was a 30% drop in all bankruptcies year over year.
4:39 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Biden’s $1.9-trillion COVID-19 rescue plan is a ‘lifeline’ for millions of Americans President-elect Joe Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this monthPresident-elect Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this month.
4:35 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - 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.’
11:59 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of ChicagoThey were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
7:44 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
The economy is ailing again and layoffs are rising, but vaccines offer hope for cure It's not just the lives of Americans that rest on quick rollout of coronavirus vaccines, it's the livelihoods of millions of people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Can they every go back?
3:29 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
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11:20 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By William Watts
U.S. stocks close lower for the week after release of big bank quarterly results, Biden aid planStocks lost ground Friday after President-elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan and investors assessed the kickoff of earnings season following results from a trio of big banks.
11:11 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By MarketWatch
Biden’s $170 billion stimulus plan for schools leaves one key question unanswered and two ways his proposed stimulus checks are different from the first two rounds Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories
10:40 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden economic plan to test Congress' COVID relief fatiguePresident-elect Joe Biden's ambitious economic recovery plan outlined Thursday met with plaudits from Capitol Hill Democrats, but much of its fate hinges on Republicans in a narrowly divided Congress.
9:31 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices decline to post a loss for the week as U.S. dollar firmsGold futures slid Friday, ending lower for the week, as the U.S. dollar strengthened and investors parse President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan announced late Thursday.
5:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Trump Leaves Office Next Week. Here’s What He Meant for the Economy. The change of leadership at the Federal Reserve was significant and could have long-lasting benefits, writes Matthew C. Klein.
4:43 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
'There's been a threat of mass evictions': Biden plans to extend national-eviction moratorium through September 2021 The ambitious package also includes funding for emergency rental assistance beyond what was enacted in December.
3:58 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Exxon Is Sliding, Wells Fargo Is Slumping — and So Is the Stock Market Stocks were lower Friday morning even after President-Elect Joe Biden unveiled details of a $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus plan as retail sales slumped.
3:39 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Los Angeles Has Been Hammered by Covid. But Its Muni Bonds Are Holding On. Here’s Why. The city has $600 million in a rainy-day fund, a large and diverse economy, and investors appear willing to stand by its debt.
3:06 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: What JPMorgan Earnings Say About the Economy Biden outlines $1.9 trillion stimulus and vaccine program, Taiwan Semi is betting chip demand will keep rising, Fed’s Powell says interest rate hikes aren’t on the horizon, and other news to start your day.
12:00 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
Podcast: 1.2 Million Americans Filed for Jobless Benefits Last Week Ten billionaire families spent a fortune on Trump’s campaign. And both unemployment claims and new business applications are up.
7:20 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets mixed Friday as investors eye Wall Street reaction to Biden relief planU.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday night presented his plan for combating the coronavirus and jump-starting the U.S. economy .
3:29 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
3:08 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden calls for $1,400 checks in $1.9 trillion relief plan President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday rolls out a coronavirus relief plan with a price tag of $1.9 trillion, a sweeping measure that includes cash payments to Americans and money for distributing COVID-19 vaccines.
1:39 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘The economy is facing a long, slow recovery’: There are 16 unemployed American workers for every 10 job openings President-elect Biden will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 economic rescue planPresident-elect Biden will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 economic rescue plan.
1:35 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
10:44 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Jobless claims surge to 5-month high of 965,000 as winter coronavirus surge hits business The number of Americans who applied for jobless benefits soared in early January to a five-month high of nearly 1 million as more workers lost their jobs due to business closures and restrictions to combat the winter resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.
10:32 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Rubin, Orszag warn Biden: low interests rates won't last foreverA group of former top Democratic policymakers from the Obama and Clinton administrations urged the Biden administration to use upcoming COVID relief legislation to create new automatic fiscal stimulus programs to fight future downturns and to warn that the current era of low interests rates could end much sooner than many anticipate.
9:58 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Older workers are getting hired—but for a lot less pay. How to boost your earning potentialWhen experienced workers do get hired these days, they often end up earning far less than their previous jobs—at a time they should be at peak pay.
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