10:26 a.m. May 5, 2021
- By Home Media
The best homeowners insurance in North Carolina (2021)If you’re seeking protection from damaging perils such as hurricanes or hailstorms, read up on the best homeowners insurance companies in North Carolina.
2:03 p.m. April 28, 2021
- By Home Media
The best homeowners insurance in Texas Texas home insurance can protect against natural disasters, theft and more. Read our guide to compare the top providers in the state on coverage and pricing.
7:57 a.m. April 26, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
In Silicon Valley, how one Black-owned transportation business pivoted --- and survived --- during the COVID-19 pandemicMosaic Global Transportation's network of 1,000 vehicles --- including 97 in Silicon Valley --- had nowhere to go, so the company got creative.
4:13 a.m. April 24, 2021
- By Eleanor Laise
Homeowners' new safety net leaves many at risk The clock is ticking as government races to stave off foreclosures.
12:58 a.m. April 12, 2021
This is how much climate change is hurting retirement savingsThe risks to older Americans living in the nation's flood-prone coastal zones is real, and the loss of wealth for these residents is steep.
12:20 p.m. April 4, 2021
Pope urges global vaccine equity on second Easter of the pandemicChristianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.
10:29 a.m. April 1, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
Pfizer and BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and highly effective -- including against South Africa variantThere was welcome news on the COVID-19 vaccine front Thursday, as Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE said a follow-up study of their vaccine found it remained safe and highly effective six months after a second dose.
6:51 a.m. March 29, 2021
SolarWinds hackers reportedly accessed top DHS officials' emailsSuspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department's cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, The Associated Press has learned.
12:47 p.m. March 25, 2021
- By Eleanor Laise
Door is shut to millions of American homeowners in need of mortgage relief as pandemic enters Year 2Some 14.5 million single-family home loans are privately owned, with no federal backing, and occupy a gray area when it comes to government programs delaying foreclosure proceedings and granting payment forbearance.
12:56 p.m. March 21, 2021
Biden working to prevent border crossings from swamping agendaThe Biden administration is scrambling to manage a growing humanitarian and political challenge at the U.S.-Mexico border that threatens to overshadow its ambitious legislative agenda.
7:41 a.m. March 20, 2021
Biden is on the back foot amid a migrant surge at Mexico borderOfficials are scrambling to build up capacity to care for some 14,000 migrants now in federal custody — and more likely on the way — and the administration finds itself on its heels in the face of criticism that it should have been better prepared to deal with a predictable predicament.
3:54 a.m. March 19, 2021
Republicans seize on surge of migrants to U.S.'s southern border as midterm political wedgeFormer Trump aide Stephen Miller says Republicans increasingly identify a crisis at the border as politically appealing to base and swing voters.
11:27 a.m. March 15, 2021
Biden calls on FEMA to manage and care for burgeoning population of immigrant children at borderThe Biden administration is turning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help managing and caring for record numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children who are streaming into the United States by illegally crossing the border with Mexico
8:15 a.m. March 12, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
White House: U.S. to open COVID-19 vaccination site in Detroit, launch call center for vaccine appointmentsWhite House officials said Friday that the Biden administration plans to open a new vaccination site at Ford Field in Detroit, similar to ones , among other locations. The vaccination center will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the ability to provide approximately 6,000 shots per day. The announcement follows President Joe Biden's speech on Thursday, in which he said [l:all American adults will be eligible|https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-covid-death-toll-tops-530-000-as-biden-pledges-vaccines-for-all-by-may-1-11615563921%7CNEW] to get a vaccine by May 1. During Friday's White House briefing, officials also said the federal government plans to launch a national website to identify vaccine sites as well as a call center for people who do not have internet access or are less comfortable booking appointments online to ensure they can still sign up for a shot.
1:02 a.m. March 8, 2021
No flood insurance? Here’s where to get help Your homeowners policy likely won’t cover flood damage, but your car may be covered. For assistance beyond what your insurer provides, try these resources.
10:38 a.m. March 7, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
DeVos appointee who oversaw America's student loans resigns --- Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burdenMark Brown's resignation came after calls for new leadership from Senator Elizabeth Warren and borrower advocates.
7:16 a.m. March 5, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
U.S. to open new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Atlanta and ClevelandThe Biden administration said Friday that it is opening two new COVID-19 vaccination centers, this time in Atlanta and Cleveland. Both sites will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will each have the capacity to administer 6,000 shots per day, according to comments made by Andy Slavitt, the White House's senior advisor for the COVID-19 response during a White House press briefing on Friday. The addition of the two new sites means that there will be eight FEMA-supported vaccination sites in the U.S. About 82 million shots have been administered in the U.S., and nearly 28 million people have received both doses of the first two authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2:05 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021
Biden thanks emergency workers as he surveys storm damage in TexasFirst lady Jill Biden pitches in on assembly line of volunteers packing boxes of quick oats, juice and other food items at the Houston Food Bank.
7:52 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
IRS pushes back tax-filing deadline for Texas and Oklahoma taxpayers after devastating winter stormThe Internal Revenue Service wants to give taxpayers more time to pick up the pieces of their financial lives after Winter Storm Uri.
4:37 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Here’s One Way the GameStop Speculation Could End
GameStop’s CFO is stepping down, Biden to sign an executive order to address chip shortage, Fed is committed to easy money, and other news to start your day.
2:55 p.m. Feb. 22, 2021
Many Texas residents now faced with massive repairs -- and massive billsSnow and ice melted across Texas over the weekend, but plumbers are still racing from home to home to patch uncounted stretches of burst pipe. Many residents are unsure when they'll be able to make permanent repairs, what they'll have to pay out of pocket or even when they'll be able to go home.
12:57 p.m. Feb. 21, 2021
Biden administration poised to dramatically ramp up coronavirus vaccinationsThe act of delivering injections will soon be the dominant constraint, and it's prompting the Biden administration to push to dramatically expand the universe of those who will deliver injections and where Americans will meet them to get their shots.
7:25 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021
Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flowsA month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that left millions shivering in homes that lost heat and power, and in many homes, water.
7:11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
9 things you can do to remain independent as you ageIf you want to stay in your home or community as long as possible, here are nine steps you can take.
5:52 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
Energy capital of the U.S.? Millions still without power after Texas power grid fails
Nearly 3 million customers in Texas still had no power Wednesday after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity
1:11 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
5:11 p.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Millions in Texas still without power amid record cold A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
4:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021
Behind States’ Rocky Covid Vaccine Rollout: Shaky Tracking Software
As state health agencies struggle with glitches and disarray distributing Covid-19 vaccines, they’ve also been beset by another challenge: vendors pitching expensive vaccine-tracking computer systems that can create problems of their own.
6:43 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021
Do you have a disaster plan for your parents?If you have elderly parents, you'll do them (and yourself) a huge favor by helping them become more prepared in case of a flood, fire or other disaster.
7:50 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
Lost a loved one to COVID? You may be eligible for funeral-expense reimbursements Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told New Yorkers Monday that they could expect to receive up to $7,000 from FEMA for funeral expenses incurred.
8:45 p.m. Jan. 27, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Elizabeth Warren calls for new leadership to oversee student loans --- and calls Betsy DeVos era a 'disaster''Students deserve leadership at this office who will follow the law and make this program work for students,' Senator Elizabeth Warren told MarketWatch.
9:50 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021
Wuhan, China, marks a year since it entered lockdown as Ground Zero of coronavirus epidemicLife in the city of 11 million in Hubei Province has largely returned to normal.
2:14 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021
California health official urges halt to 300,000 Moderna vaccinations after reports of allergic reactionsCalifornia's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions.
12:44 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden promises 100 federal vaccination centers by end of his first month in officePresident-elect Joe Biden on Friday gives a speech in Wilmington, Del., about his plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines.
6:43 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
Vice President Mike Pence says the American people deserve a safe presidential inauguration and a smooth transfer of powerTrump's No. 2 met with leaders of agencies in charge of security for the Jan. 20 inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden.
4:14 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021
Barron’s Daily: The Apple Car Chatter Is Back—and It’s Helping Everyone Except Apple
Pence won’t invoke 25th Amendment, Inauguration Day plans take shape, U.S. moves to pick up the slow pace of vaccinations, and other news to start your day.
7:43 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021
Watch out, Los Angeles: FEMA calculates riskiest and safest places in U.S.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes and even tsunamis.
2:54 p.m. Dec. 26, 2020
FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bombFederal agents converged Saturday on the home of a possible person of interest in the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville as investigators scoured hundreds of tips and leads in the blast that damaged dozens of buildings on Christmas morning.
12:07 p.m. Dec. 19, 2020
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
No matter what Congress does, 12 million jobless Americans will temporarily lose unemployment benefitsSome 3 million workers in California were notified that their last unemployment checks will go out Dec. 26.
4:26 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020
Barron’s Daily: Bitcoin Is Surging. Coinbase’s IPO Will Be Another Way to Play the Hot Cryptocurrency.
Stimulus deal may take a few more days, Russian cyberattacks a “grave threat,” FDA panel recommends Moderna vaccine authorization, and other news to start your day.