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If you relocated across state lines, beware of this big tax headache and wealthy Americans prep their finances for a possible Joe Biden presidency

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By Elisabeth Buchwald

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If you relocated across state lines, beware of this big tax headache

If the pandemic has you working remotely in another state, even temporarily, you might have to file an extra tax return.

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There are many ways to diversify your portfolio—here are three steps to get you there.

‘You may never see it as good as it is now’: Wealthy Americans prep their finances for a possible 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 portfolios.

Home-builder confidence soars to all-time high despite rising material costs

Lumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn’t turned builders pessimistic on the industry’s overall trajectory.

How long the $300 unemployment benefit lasts all depends on which state you live in

More than $30 billion — two-thirds of the FEMA disaster-relief funds being used to fund the extra benefits — has been distributed to make the $300-a-week payments across more than 20 states

Worried about COVID-19? New $399 Apple Watch tests blood-oxygen levels. Other products do this for $17 — but what does the FDA say?

'What we don’t want is for people to go, Oh s—! I’m looking at my oxygen levels and it’s low, it must be COVID,' said the medical director of Respiratory Care Services at Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Fed sees interest rates near zero until end of 2023, sets new economic conditions to be met before raising rates

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it doesn’t expect to raise rates until the end of 2023 at the earliest and it set out new economic conditions that must be met before it will raise them.

Trump shares fake video of Biden playing NWA’s anti-police hit and Twitter labels it ‘manipulated’

Joe Biden steps up to the podium, presses play on his phone and starts bobbing his head to the beat of N.W.A.'s "F--- the Police." Obviously a fake.

Prisoners who fight wildfires and clean up after hurricanes get paid as little as 14 cents an hour

Some of the tasks put incarcerated workers at risk of injury or ill health.

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

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