1:40 p.m. Dec. 5, 2021
Bob Dole, longtime senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 98Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued U.S. Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98.
11:48 a.m. Nov. 21, 2021
Republican lawmakers embrace natural immunity as substitute for COVID vaccines Republicans fighting President Joe Biden's coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity.
7:37 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
Drug overdoses in the U.S. topped 100,000 in one year during the pandemicAn estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.
1:56 p.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Coalition of states challenge Biden's vaccine mandate for health workersA coalition of 10 states sued the federal government on Wednesday to try to block a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers, marking a new front in the resistance by Republican-led states to the pandemic policies of President Joe Biden's administration.
8:27 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
This 1-in-100 million ‘cotton candy lobster’ is up for adoption'Maddie' the lobster may be priceless, but the crustaceans are clawing up to $15 per pound this fall
11:05 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021
Many employers are offering new and better benefits—how to choose the right ones for next yearIt's open enrollment season. While you may see rising out-of-pocket health costs through your employer coverage, you may be in for a few pleasant surprises, too.
1:02 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021
More than two dozen Republican-led states say Biden workplace vaccine rule violates state rights"The administration clearly has the authority to protect workers, and actions announced by the president are designed to save lives and stop spread of COVID," Karine Jean-Pierre, a spokeswoman for the White House, said during a briefing Thursday.
3:20 a.m. Oct. 28, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. moves closer to vaccinating young children, and WHO warns pandemic is 'far from finished'In positive news for parents, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 17-0 in favor of vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 with the shots developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. agreeing that the benefits outweigh the risks in that age group.
11:59 p.m. Sept. 26, 2021
The joys of a health savings account, and 5 ways you can use it in retirementYou can use the money now, or to lower out-of-pocket medical costs in retirement. Here are some of the advantages of an HSA, plus how it works with Medicare.
9:39 a.m. Aug. 31, 2021
CPI investigation shows the USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for yearsNancy Campos’ back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was delivering on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to keep up with a never-ending flow of boxes.
10:51 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021
Global sizzling: July was hottest month on record, NOAA saysEarth sizzled in July and became the hottest month in 142 years of recordkeeping, U.S. weather officials announced.
4:17 a.m. Aug. 2, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
This is the worst state if you need phone help with unemployment, SNAP and Medicaid benefits, or other government-aid programsUniversity of Chicago researchers hired assistants who collectively made 2,000 calls to four government offices for each state.
9:57 a.m. July 27, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Schumer, Warren, Pressley urge Biden to extend student-loan payment pause --- and cancel student debt'To make borrowers repay their debts now, would be unfair, would be harsh, and in many instances would be cruel,' Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told a press conference.
4:15 a.m. July 4, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Some remote workers say they're being unfairly taxed --- and they're suing to stop it‘The point is taxation without representation,' said an Ohio remote worker who says he shouldn't have to pay taxes to the city where his job is located.
8:43 a.m. June 30, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
2022's midterm elections already are pressuring Democrats, as Wall Street 'might be praying for Republican gains'As Democrats in Washington work to deliver on infrastructure spending and other issues, they're trying to make progress in part because next year's midterm elections are looming large. The 2022 results could affect several sectors, analysts say.
7:10 a.m. June 3, 2021
Trump allies say he's increasingly dropping hints that he's planning to run again in 2024Trump to right-wing radio host Dan Bongino: ‘We are going to make you very happy, and we're going to do what's right.’
7:19 a.m. May 20, 2021
Demand for Asian American studies programs is on the rise amid wave of racist attacksAs Dartmouth College sophomore Nicholas Sugiarto flipped through the course catalog last semester, two words caught his eye: “Asian American.”
9:08 a.m. May 5, 2021
U.S. Birthrate Dropped 4% in 2020, Hurt By the Pandemic
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7:45 a.m. May 3, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Some lower-tax states won big in the 2020 Census. Are Americans really moving to escape the taxman?'This has the potential to go from a trickle to a flood post-pandemic,' says one expert. But others disagree.
9:56 a.m. May 1, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
Do you still need to wear a mask if you're fully vaccinated? The CDC has new advice'Fully vaccinated people can still carry the virus, but are very unlikely to get sick from it,' said Dr. Victoria Ward, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University and pediatrician
11:30 a.m. April 18, 2021
Half of all adults in U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shotHalf of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.
4:10 a.m. April 13, 2021
- By Howard Gold
SAT and ACT scores may be optional in college applications this year, but many top schools still rely on themThree out of every four students accepted at Penn through early admissions submitted test scores. At Georgetown, that number was 93%.
1:31 p.m. April 11, 2021
Futures Flat as Powell Says Economy Is at an Inflection Point
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8:31 a.m. April 7, 2021
- By Kerry Hannon
Once considered on the cusp of retirement, these people are taking a ‘gap year’ after successful careersUsing your second act to make ‘a dent in the universe’
10:26 a.m. March 30, 2021
COVID-19 led to a rise of home funerals—this is what they’re likeHaving a casket and funeral in your living room is legal in all 50 states. It can be a way for families to grieve together in familiar surroundings.
3:15 p.m. March 29, 2021
More than a dozen states to open COVID-19 vaccines to all adults this weekMore than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome increase in virus cases and concerns about balancing supply and demand for the vaccines.
9:44 a.m. March 24, 2021
Tighter gun control is up for debate in Washington after Atlanta and Boulder mass shootings. Some states are going in the other direction.With Democrats in control of the federal government, gun-rights advocates have been persuading Republican-run state legislatures to make it easier to obtain and carry guns.
3:10 a.m. March 4, 2021
Lies, disinformation and conspiracy theories are increasingly being embraced as acceptable political strategy, AP investigation findsA faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.
2:08 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
- By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 fatalities hit 500K in the U.S. When will life return to normal? Dr. Fauci cautions, ‘It really depends on what you mean by normality’ Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, ‘People need to get vaccinated as quickly as expeditiously possible’Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said,
7:31 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m looking for a cannabis-friendly red-leaning state with no state income taxes -- where should I retire on $60,000 a year?Put me near water, plus a state or national park -- but not too close to California or in three other states.
7:33 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021
- By Tracy Kaler
20 Minutes With: Baha Mar President Graeme Davis“We know we will be back,” he says of post-pandemic travel to the Bahamas
9:39 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
U.S. counts record of almost 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day as virus continues to wreak havoc Experts fear the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have created a superspreader event as few wore face masksAs the dramatic events in Washington, D.C. were unfolding Wednesday, the coroanvirus-borne illness COVID-19 continued to wreak havoc in the U.S., claiming a record of almost 4,000 American lives, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak.
4:50 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m looking for a conservative small town with a bookstore, low taxes and a ski resort within an hour’s drive — where should I retire? Have a question on where to retire? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comThis reader says she is thinking of West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina or east Tennessee.
6:51 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020
Some states complain their allotments of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine will be cut next week Several states say they have been told to expect far fewer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in its second week of distribution, prompting worries about potential delays in shots for health care workers and long-term care residents.
3:21 a.m. Dec. 12, 2020
- By Michael Brush
Five investing rules from a money manager who crushes the stock market --- and his take on the best companies to own nowAlexander Ely of the Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund invests in disruptive companies including Square, Boston Beer and Yeti.
10:41 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020
Sworn in as speaker of N.H. House of Representatives on Dec. 2, Dick Hinch died a week later of COVID-19The 71-year-old's death was announced Wednesday night by his office, which did not give details of what it called 'this unexpected tragedy.'