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4:25 a.m. Today - By Lukas I. Alpert
Former head of charity for sorority that counted Aretha Franklin, Betty Shabazz as members sentenced for embezzlementProsecutors say Jeanine Arnett and her husband used $228K of the charity’s funds to pay for rental cars, clothes shopping sprees and Amazon.com bills.
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.
9:03 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Biden could reshape the Fed by filling three open seats. Here's the top 5 contendersNow that President Joe Biden has announced his intention renominate Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve, speculation is widespread on Wall Street and in Washington over whom else Biden will name to serve at the central bank.
8:10 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021 - By Peter Morici
Powell and Biden are rolling the dice on inflation and growthWasting capital seems to be a preoccupation in Washington these days.
6:04 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021 - By William Watts
Here's what a 1970s inflation-fighting fiasco says about the battle against rising pricesSurging inflation is stirring memories of the 1970s on Wall Street, but isn't doing much to bolster the value of one of the era's notorious political artifacts.
10:44 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
‘The inflation genie is out of the bottle’ as consumer sentiment takes a hit and Californians pay $12 for a regular burritoMarkets are pushing for a faster response by the Federal Reserve, while consumer sentiment gets hit hard by concerns about the lack of policy responses to inflation.
6:46 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021 - By Lawrence A. Cunningham
Here's what happens when employers see workers as investors --- not 'family' or 'teammates'Employees want 401(k)s, profit sharing and equity incentives --- features that align with shareholder interests.
11:08 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
WATCH: President Biden 'pardons' Thanksgiving turkeys Peanut Butter and JellyThe free birds are part of a decades-old presidential tradition
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.
7:02 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.
1:55 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
State of emergency in flood-ravaged British Columbia; more deaths expectedThe Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Wednesday following floods and mudslides caused by extremely heavy rainfall, and officials said they expected to find more dead.
12:58 p.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden's Build Back Better bill would deliver payroll tax credit to local newspapersAbout a quarter of the country's newspapers have closed and half of local journalism jobs have evaporated in the past 15 years, according to research by the University of North Carolina.
2:25 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021 - By Brett Arends
Can Social Security afford all this federal spending?Where do you think Congress finds the trillions to pay for these things?
3:12 p.m. Nov. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
The best air purifiers for the home, according to professors and pro reviewers“Air cleaning and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses,” the EPA says.
10:29 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
‘I can’t imagine the day when I’m not paying.’ Black women are being crushed by the student debt crisis — and demanding actionBlack women face a unique combination of barriers when it comes to paying off their student loans. ‘It feels like we have set up a terrible bargain with people and just blame them.’
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
4:20 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021 - By Lawrence A. Cunningham
Why GE's tax-free split could power the stock higher and reward patient investorsConglomerates that spin off divisions to shareholders frequently find that the parts are even more valuable.
10:19 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends lower, down a third-straight week ahead of potential U.S. move to ease high pricesOil futures fall Friday to end lower for the week on strength in the dollar, as traders consider the possibility of a release of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
5:44 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
Robert Califf Is Expected to Be Nominated by Biden as FDA Commissioner The nomination comes after a months-long search process to fill the vacant position.
10:17 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Program to kill Grand Canyon bison terminates 4 animals, raises concernsDay three and the shooters were waiting under the cover of pine trees for the rain to let up. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in the distance.
8:10 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Triathlons, Uphill Skiing, and 24-Hour Bike Races: What Endurance Sports Taught 3 Financial Advisors Preparing for a grueling event yields valuable lessons for building a successful wealth management practice. But the benefits go well beyond that.
4:50 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Latinos with darker skin say they face discrimination and trouble getting ahead — another impact of colorismResearch has drawn links between skin tone and outcomes like wages, employment outcomes and school suspensions.
6:17 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021 - By Jennifer Weiss
How this 38-year-old emerged from 'deep poverty' to achieve FIRE in his 30s as a multimillionaire landlordKevin 'KAYR' Robinson moved around so much growing up in Philadelphia, he says he 'got a PhD in being a tenant.'
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.
10:58 p.m. Nov. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
‘Everything has gone haywire.’ Is Washington state's long-term care fund a viable model for the nation?Washington state is about to launch a program that some say could be a nationwide model for providing a form of long-term coverage. But it's running into trouble.
9:20 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Dr. Ruth says sex can still be a joy when you’re olderTreasure your partner, have sex in the morning, and don't worry if you’re alone, she advises
6:09 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021 - By Lawrence A. Cunningham
Berkshire Hathaway's fate after Buffett will be up to its board members. Are they up to the task?The Berkshire board’s most important job is to continue to cultivate high-quality shareholders, educate others, and defend the company's business philosophy.
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.
1:26 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 248.7 million and U.S. cancels Emergent BioSolutions vaccine dealThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 248.7 million on Friday, while the death toll edged above 5.03 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 46.3 million cases and 751,555 deaths. The U.S. is still averaging about 1,200 deaths a day, although cases and hospitalizations are declining. The federal government has canceled a multimillion dollar deal with Emergent BioSolutions , a Maryland-based vaccine manufacturer with facilities in Baltimore that were found to have produced millions of contaminated Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses this spring, Emergent disclosed the development Thursday in a conference call discussing its latest financial results, the Post reported. Emergent said it will forgo about $180 million due to the contract's termination, according to the Post. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 34.3 million and has suffered 459,873 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 608,671 and 21.8 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities at 239,943 deaths, followed by the U.K. at 141,826.
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.
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.
12:02 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Black Friday could get messy this year: Here’s what retail experts say to expectHere are five predictions from retail experts about Black Friday 2021 — plus, how you can navigate the upcoming sales.
11:38 a.m. Nov. 3, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
3 ways to shrink your carbon footprint next time you're grocery shopping, and Black women are being crushed by the student debt crisisWednesday's top personal finance stories
3:56 a.m. Nov. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
28 Million Children Are Eligible for Covid Vaccines The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off Tuesday night on a sweeping recommendation of Pfizer's vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old.
3:11 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
CDC Recommends Pfizer Covid Vaccine for Kids 5 to 11 It is the first Covid vaccine to be available for kids under 12 in the U.S.
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.
6:33 p.m. Nov. 1, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Jesse Jackson hospitalized after hitting his head in fallThe Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington, D.C. after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are protesting living conditions on campus, according to a spokesman.
8:57 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
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.
7:56 a.m. Oct. 30, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Democrats compare oil companies' climate change response to tobacco-cancer denialDemocrats grilled the executives of oil majors ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron and others for campaigns the lawmakers charged have misled the public on the dangerous effects of climate change in ways that mimic historic efforts by cigarette makers to disguise health concerns.
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