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Many Texans face sky-high electricity bills after winter storms and IRS has already received 55 million tax returns ahead of April 15 deadline

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By Elisabeth Buchwald

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‘I was just panicking’: Many Texans face sky-high electricity bills after winter storms — what can they do?

Frisco resident Liz Guess’s utility provider, Griddy, charged her credit card 15 times due to an automated debit.

IRS has already received 55 million tax returns ahead of April 15 deadline, a huge increase on last year — here’s why

'At the peak, we were receiving 335 submissions per second,' Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig told federal lawmakers.

As Congress prepares to vote on Equality Act, the share of Americans identifying as LGBT rises

22% of LGBT adults experienced poverty vs. 16% for non-LGBT adults, according the Williams Institute.

John Travolta is selling his massive waterfront mansion in Maine for $5 million

The actor John Travolta is selling his massive, oceanfront Maine mansion for $5 million. The star had owned the longtime retreat with his wife, the actress Kelly Preston, who died last year at the age of 57 of breast cancer.

It’s not too late to save on your 2020 tax bill — here’s how

Tax Guy has last-minute tips for your 2020 Form 1040.

Can you claim the home office tax deduction if you’ve been working remotely? Here’s who qualifies

More than eight in 10 people who've been working from home anticipate the arrangement will be permanent.

Cruise lines with the most flexible cancellation policies

Booking travel right now can be risky, and bad cancellation policies are easy to come by in the cruise industry. Here are the ones we don’t hate.

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CEOs for Goldman, Google, Intel among the 160 executives supporting Biden’s $1.9 trillion aid plan

CEOs from more than 160 companies voice support for President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief plan in a letter out Wednesday.

More than a quarter of homes for sale in America haven’t been built yet

A record 26.4% of new homes for sale don't even exist yet.

Minimum-wage question is next hurdle for $1.9 trillion Democratic stimulus plan

Congressional Democrats are prepping their legislative package to carry out President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan with an eye to getting it passed by the middle of next month.

How Joe Biden can reset America’s relationship with China

Given China’s desire to be a respected member of the international community, a more satisfactory U.S. approach would involve seeking cooperation and mutual gain when possible and limiting confrontation to vital issues.

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

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