9:22 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021
Omicron variant disrupts travel industry's plans for a comebackTourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant.
5:40 a.m. Nov. 27, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to retire in an East Coast community that 'leans toward multicultural, progressive and educated' and has lots of golf -- where should we go?Also on the list: mild, four-season weather; near some water, not necessarily the ocean; good for the adult children and their families.
12:32 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021
U.S. Rhodes scholars for 2022 include record number of womenOf the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the American secretary of the trust said in a statement.
10:19 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
New laws drive teachers away from controversial topics in fear of being penalizedNew measures that restrict how race is addressed in classrooms have spread confusion and anxiety among many educators, who in some cases have begun pulling books and canceling lessons for fear of being penalized.
7:02 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Would a beefed-up IRS bring in more tax revenue, as Biden says? Experts are dividedThe Congressional Budget Office is expected to release new estimates by Friday on Build Back Better and how much cash auditing wealthy taxpayers would bring in.
11:04 p.m. Nov. 7, 2021
6 gift ideas not affected by the supply chainThere are still a handful of categories that are easy to buy, which means you can still shop, wrap and give presents without worrying about the supply chain.
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.
8:57 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021
A world remembers: Memorials honor COVID-19's 5 million deadThe Italian city that suffered the brunt of COVID-19's first deadly wave is dedicating a vivid memorial to the pandemic dead: A grove of trees, creating oxygen in a park opposite the hospital where so many died, unable to breathe.
6:16 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
Asian spider leaves trail of webs in Georgia, unnerves homeownersA large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts.
2:44 p.m. Oct. 25, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to live in a medium-sized city close to the beach but without much traffic. Where should we retire?This reader's first thoughts are the Tampa area or southern Virginia. Is there an alternative?
12:02 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021
The best little cities to live in the U.S. in 2021Right now, millions of people are re-evaluating where they want to live. If you’re one of them, this list is for you.
8:12 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021
America Needs Strong Higher Education More Than Ever
It needs to be a national priority to make colleges affordable, safe, and effective for all students, writes Stanley Litow.
8:54 a.m. Oct. 2, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m 50 and considering an early retirement. I want a vibrant place with moderate-left demographics where I can stretch out my savingsA place with welcoming, community-minded and educated locals would be great.
5:15 a.m. Sept. 25, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to retire in the Carolinas or Virginias in a walkable town neither too large nor too small -- where should we go?A local theater or museum would be nice.
11:58 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021
Are you getting ‘cave syndrome?’Panic attacks, fear of socializing…COVID-19's delta variant may have impacted your return to 'normal.' Here are some ways to handle setbacks and fears.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, 130 Black morticians have died in the U.S. from COVID-19When the last mourners departed and funeral director Shawn Troy was left among the headstones, he wept alone.
6:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021
Tropical Storm Mindy makes landfall on Florida PanhandleA swath of the Florida Panhandle was under a tropical storm warning after Tropical Storm Mindy made landfall Wednesday night.
11:58 p.m. Sept. 6, 2021
High schools are finally teaching kids what they need to know about financesFinancial literacy hasn’t always been a priority in schools, but that's changing. Because of the pandemic, educators say there’s never been more interest in the subject.
7:33 a.m. Aug. 27, 2021
'It’s scandalous' --- virtual charter schools have received the same amount of pandemic aid as schools with physical classroomsWhile many schools scrambled to shift to online classes last year, the nation's virtual charter schools faced little disruption. For them, online learning was already the norm. Most have few physical classrooms, or none at all.
3:28 a.m. Aug. 20, 2021
Republican governors, school districts battle over mask mandatesMillions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now required to wear masks in class as school boards in mostly Democratic areas have defied their Republican governors and made face coverings mandatory.
5:24 a.m. Aug. 14, 2021
- By Catey Hill
I’m 66, get $26,300 a year in Social Security and want to live in a small city by the ocean — so where should I retire? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com A retirement near the beach can be had for less than you might think.
10:36 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021
Covid Fight Kicks Into High Gear as Delta Variant Surges
Biden praises United Airlines and Kaiser Permanente for their worker vaccination requirements. California puts a mandate on teachers. And Amtrak sets a November deadline for its 18,000 employees.
8:59 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden backs employers who are requiring COVID vaccinationsPresident Joe Biden in a meeting with business leaders on Wednesday said the federal government "will continue to support employers as they require COVID-19 vaccinations," the . The meeting on vaccination requirements was with four leaders --- United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Greg Adams, Howard University President Wayne Frederick and Diane Sumpter, president and CEO of DESA Inc., a small business in South Carolina. United was the for its workers.
3:17 a.m. Aug. 4, 2021
More Cities and Companies Move to Require Vaccines
New York City and Tyson Foods are the latest to mandate vaccinations to combat the highly contagious Delta variation that is ravaging pockets of the country.
3:07 a.m. Aug. 2, 2021
Closed-End Funds Are on Congress’ Radar
Congress is aiming to rewrite the rules on fund holdings and ownership, in part to discourage activist investors. How shareholders could win—and lose.
10:48 a.m. July 28, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Here are the Target stores that will get an Ulta shop in AugustTarget Corp. and Ulta Beauty Inc. have released the list of the first 100 Target locations nationwide that will get an Ulta shop this August. The companies expect to launch 800 'shop-in-shops' total.
4:44 a.m. July 22, 2021
President Nixon declared a war on drugs 50 years ago --- did anyone win?With the U.S. mired in a deadly opioid epidemic that did not abate during the coronavirus pandemic’s worst days, it is questionable whether anyone won the war on drugs.
4:48 a.m. July 12, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
‘I am done with the suburbs. I want a small, liberal town or city with a walkable downtown': Where should my family move?‘We are in our 40s and have two kids that are highly academically inclined, so we need to find an area with great schools.’
6:49 a.m. July 9, 2021
Tropical Storm Elsa soaks New York as it races up East CoastFast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa hit the New York City region with torrential rains and high winds as it churned up the East Coast on Friday.
5:30 p.m. July 8, 2021
6.0-magnitude quake rattles Northern California; no reports of damageAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rattled the California-Nevada border Thursday afternoon, with people reporting feeling the shaking hundreds of miles away, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
3:01 p.m. July 8, 2021
Esla brings heavy rain along East Coast; tropical storm warning as far north as MassachusettsTropical Storm Elsa carved a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles upside-down and blew one of them into a lake.
2:43 p.m. July 7, 2021
Weakened Elsa soaks Florida, Georgia; major damage avoided so farA weakened but resilient Tropical Storm Elsa drenched northern Florida and southern Georgia with heavy rain Wednesday, killing at least one person near the state line and threatening to maintain tropical storm intensity until it reaches New England.
3:23 p.m. July 6, 2021
Elsa strengthens to hurricane force as it heads toward Florida's Gulf CoastThe National Weather Service said Tuesday that Hurricane Elsa was packing winds as high as 75 mph as it hurtled toward Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. The Category 1 storm is expected to make landfall between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday, somewhere between the Tampa Bay area and the Big Bend region.
4:12 a.m. July 3, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comI have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately $6,000, and Social Security on top of that.
2:52 a.m. July 2, 2021
What one Indiana congressman's trips to Bedminster, N.J., and the border with Mexico say about the future path of the Republican PartyTestament to the conversion Rep. Jim Banks underwent from Trump critic — ‘America deserved better,’ he said in 2016, of candidate Trump — to unapologetic supporter.
4:50 a.m. July 1, 2021
- By Woody Holton
6 surprising facts about the Declaration of Independence you didn't learn in history classThomas Jefferson's first draft of this July 4th document had a lot to say about slavery.
5:17 p.m. June 30, 2021
NCAA clears athletes to profit off their names as state laws kick inThe NCAA's decision to suspend restrictions on payments to athletes for things such as sponsorship deals, online endorsements and personal appearances applies to all three divisions or some 460,000 athletes.
3:00 a.m. June 21, 2021
- By Abby Schultz and Mitch Moxley
A Racial Reckoning for Art MuseumsInstitutions across the country are examining organizational practices and launching exhibitions that shift traditional narratives
2:38 p.m. June 19, 2021
- By Silvia Ascarelli
We want moderate weather and live within an hour of the mountains and less than three hours to the beach -- where should we retire?Also on the wish list: walkable neighborhoods and access to theater, music and great restaurants.
9:38 a.m. June 14, 2021
Yes, Vaccine Mandates Are Legal. A Texas Judge's Decision Should Encourage Employers.
And no, requiring a vaccination to work in a hospital is nothing like what the Nazis did.