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10:37 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
White nationalist leaders must pay $25 million in damages for violence at 2017 Charlottesville rallyIn a mixed verdict, a jury awarded more than $25 million in damages Tuesday against white nationalist leaders for violence that erupted during the 2017 Unite the Right rally.
8:23 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - By Patrick Jackson
Pills to treat COVID-19 will be game-changers, but the best strategy remains preventionThe Pfizer and Merck pills will only be useful if people have access to cheap, fast and accurate testing.
3:24 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Hostile hearing for Biden bank-regulator nominee Omarova: ‘I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade,’ says Senate Republican KennedyThe Cornell law professor has been nominated to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
10:19 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
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.
7:51 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
‘A socialist manifesto for American financial services’: Republicans blast Biden’s bank-regulator pick Omarova at fiery hearingSenate Republicans came out swinging against President Joe Biden's nominee, Saule Omarova, to head the regulator of federally chartered banks during a confirmation hearing Thursday.
7:37 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
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.
5:53 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
Medicare may stop short at covering your eyes --- what can you do?Want to keep your vision sharp? Take a hike
5:20 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
The pandemic changed these business owners' opinions about paid family leaveThe House could vote this week on Build Back Better, which includes four weeks of paid family leave
10:28 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Politics killed national free community college --- for now, but advocates vow to ‘keep going’ as momentum continues in statesBiden pitched free community college for years, but it didn't make it into the Democrats' social spending package
9:31 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Big Bird facing criticism after sharing vaccine statusSmokey Bear taught kids the importance of preventing wildfires. McGruff the Crime Dog warned them not to talk to strangers. And in 1972, Big Bird lined up on “Sesame Street” to receive a measles vaccine as part of a campaign to get more youngsters inoculated against the disease.
4:34 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden wants to ‘reconnect communities' cut off by interstates — this infamous Baltimore highway shows what's at stakeAdvocates who favor tearing down or redeveloping highways that cut off neighborhoods decades ago have been encouraged this year, as Democratic-run Washington's spending proposals have included money for "reconnecting communities." Baltimore's "Highway to Nowhere" might see redevelopment, decades after it displaced Black residents.
12:52 p.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Oklahoma court overturns $465 million opioid ruling against Johnson & JohnsonThe Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drug maker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law in the first case of its kind in the U.S. to go to trial.
4:37 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
My husband and I have more than $150K in student debt — should we keep renting our home, or buy one?'I am hesitant about buying a house and going into debt for another $250,000.'
12:52 p.m. Nov. 6, 2021 - By Harold James
The policy pendulum has swung wildly from austerity to euphoria and back to austerity againThe question is not how much money there is to spend, but rather how the money can best be spent to ensure a livable, sustainable future.
2:28 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Virginia elections officials say Youngkin's underage son tried to vote TuesdayThe 17-year-old presented an ID but was told he was ineligible to vote due to his age and turned away, according to a Fairfax County official.
1:02 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
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.
6:00 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
House Democrats aim to vote on infrastructure, social-spending bills Friday Democrats in the House appear on the verge of advancing President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion-and-growing domestic policy package alongside a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill in what would be a dramatic political accomplishment — if they can push it to passage.
8:51 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Another Michigan city struggles as lead levels remain high in tap waterShortly after sunrise on a recent Saturday in Benton Harbor, Michigan, residents began lining up for free bottled water so they could drink and cook without fear of the high levels of lead in the city’s tap water.
6:12 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Can kids 5-11 get a flu shot and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the same time? Here's what doctors sayThe CDC's final approval for Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds comes as flu season is about to hit full swing.
4:17 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Voters rejected more taxes in Colorado and Washington — what does that mean for Biden's agenda?'There's a cautionary note here,' one tax expert said of voters rejecting capital-gains taxes on high earners.
1:35 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
After Tame Taper, Powell Shifts Focus Back to Jobs Market The tapering timetable is flexible, which could prove crucial, particularly as the Federal Reserve isn’t likely to raise interest rates until it is completed.
1:49 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wins narrow reelectionNew Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly won reelection Wednesday, eking out a victory that spared Democrats the loss of a second gubernatorial seat.
12:53 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Deere warns employees not to expect more concessions; strike continuesDeere executives said Wednesday that the company wouldn't return to the bargaining table with striking workers because it wouldn't offer a better contract than one they rejected that included immediate 10% raises.
8:40 a.m. Nov. 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Virginia Beach votes to approve a $568 million bond to combat climate changeVoters in Virginia Beach have approved one of the larger bonds in the U.S. to pay for infrastructure projects to guard against rising seas and intensifying hurricanes, suggesting that more Americans are finally willing to spend tax dollars to adapt to climate change.
7:50 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor's race, jolting DemocratsRepublican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race on Tuesday, tapping into culture war fights over schools and race to unite former President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters with enough suburban voters to become the first Republican to win statewide office here in 12 years.
4:27 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Supreme Court Allowed a Key Aspect of Vaccine Mandates to Stand. That May Not Last Forever. Religious exemptions are at the heart of political fights over vaccine mandates. The court may be wavering on them.
3:34 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Virginia governor's race could give 'flashing red warning sign' for Democrats — and shift market sentimentThe governor's race in the Democratic-leaning state of Virginia is drawing considerable attention this fall, with analysts connecting the contest to President Joe Biden's spending plans and next year's U.S. midterm elections.
4:10 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021 - Barrons.com
Commentary: The Reason Not to Mandate Kid Vaccines Requiring Covid-19 vaccination for kids ages 5-11 might increase hesitancy at a crucial time, write Arthur L. Caplan and Dorit R. Reiss.
12:53 p.m. Oct. 27, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
'It's not looking good': Paid leave may be on chopping block in Democrats' social-spending billPaid leave, a major part of Democrats' wide-ranging social-spending bill, may be left on the cutting-room floor as the party's moderates and progressives try to hammer out an agreement this week.
6:57 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
What is a billionaires' tax — and how would it work? Wyden's new plan has answers.Would a billionaires' tax be hard to implement? Experts weigh in.
1:00 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021 - By Peter Morici
Virginia may show the way forward for RepublicansYoungkin provides a positive conservative platform to contrast with Democratic overreach.
9:39 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Indiana city offers stand-in 'grandparents' as an incentive to attract new residentsA rural city in southeastern Indiana has piqued the interest of hundreds of families considering a move there after it offered stand-in ”grandparents” to babysit their children as part of an incentive program aimed at attracting remote workers.
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?
9:43 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
McAuliffe-Youngkin race for Virginia governor emerges as early test of Black turnout ahead of midtermsPolls have consistently shown Democrat Terry McAuliffe with the overwhelming support of Black Virginians, but victory may hinge on whether this core part of his base shows up in strong numbers to vote.
8:59 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
What the Governor's Race in Virginia Signifies for Democrats and the Market Here's what to know ahead of Election Day.
3:29 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021 - By Jeffrey D. Sachs
Rich countries failing miserably on their moral obligation to act with urgency to stop climate changeThe United States ought to be ashamed of letting a minority block legislation to redress its malfeasance over the centuries
2:20 a.m. Oct. 20, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. COVID-19 death toll tops 726,000 amid report FDA is set to allow mix-and-match vaccine booster shotsThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 726,000 on Tuesday, as a report said the Food and Drug Administration is moving to allow people get booster shots of vaccines that are different from their primary doses.
10:00 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. may soon authorize boosters for all 3 in-use vaccines, as experts renew plea for unvaccinated to get their shotsA Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously Friday that allowing adults who were initially vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine against COVID-19 to get a booster is safe and effective, freeing the way for the agency to authorize its use.
12:02 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
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.
2:00 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Venture Capital Drove Big Gains at University Endowments After years of trailing the broader market, many U.S. college funds outpaced the S&P 500 in the 2021 fiscal year, aided by stellar results in equities and venture capital.
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