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COVID-19 relief bill will close loophole that critics say created ‘a perverse incentive’ for for-profit colleges and here’s how to help the women in your life get ahead at work

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By Elisabeth Buchwald

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These teens are having fun in today’s stock market, and, for the most part, making money — here are the secrets to their early success

They have been trading longer than many adults, and are learning valuable lessons about investing early. MarketWatch speaks to four teenagers who are taking on the markets.

‘This is a significant amount of money’: COVID-19 relief bill would send nearly $170 billion to schools

Grade schools and colleges will have access to the funds if the bill passed by the Senate becomes law.

COVID-19 relief bill will close loophole that critics say created ‘a perverse incentive’ for for-profit colleges

Veterans and borrower advocates have called on lawmakers to close the so-called 90/10 loophole for years.

Biden’s ‘rescue’ package would eliminate taxes on cancelled student loan debt

The proposed COVID relief bill gets rid of an obstacle to broad-based student debt cancellation

‘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.’

What can you do after you are fully vaccinated? The CDC finally has an answer

Fully-vaccinated people don't need to quarantine even if they've been exposed to someone who has contracted COVID-19 as long as they aren't experiencing symptoms, according to new CDC guidelines.

Men: Here’s how to help the women in your life get ahead at work

Changing the status quo requires men to do more for gender equality.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch

Senators to put Robinhood model under microscope again at GameStop hearing

Washington will keep the spotlight on Robinhood and other zero-commission brokers when the Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on GameStop saga Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, with expert witnesses set to warn of the dangers of financial speculation.

Airlines, restaurants, pensions among the stimulus-package winners

The bill includes money set aside for specific industries or sectors of the economy. Here are some of the bigger targeted provisions.

White House expects many Americans to get stimulus checks by ‘end of the month’

The Biden administration on Monday said it’s expecting a “large number” of Americans to get stimulus checks by the end of this month, as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill.

10-year Treasury carves out 13-month high as $1.9 trillion relief bill nears

Long-dated bond yields rise Monday as selling pressure on government debt resumes, pushing the yield on the benchmark 10-year to the highest level in about 13 months, after the Senate over the weekend approved the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, moving the package closer to reality.

Elisabeth Buchwald is a personal finance reporter at MarketWatch. She is based in New York.

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