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12:09 p.m. June 15, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Big Tech critic Lina Khan to chair FTC: reportsLina Khan, a critic of Big Tech companies, is expected to chair the Federal Trade Commission, according to multiple published reports. The 32-year-old Khan, who was , currently teaches at Columbia Law School and is well known for a paper on Amazon.com Inc. and antitrust. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts praised the news , saying: "With Chair Khan at the helm, we have a huge opportunity to make big, structural change by reviving antitrust enforcement and fighting monopolies that threaten our economy, our society, and our democracy."
5:12 p.m. June 13, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
One cup a day of this nutritious food reduces the risk of heart disease, according to a study of 50,000 people Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death around the world, killing nearly 18 million people annuallyCardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death around the world, killing nearly 18 million people annually.
10:15 a.m. June 8, 2021 - Barrons.com
Giving Old Computers the 'Spit-Shine'Based out of St. Paul, Minn., PCs for People refurbishes computers for people who can't afford new ones. The organization is a 2021 Barron's Celebrates honoree.
10:18 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband of 30 years hid income with his mother’s help. When confronted he said, ‘I’m a liar. I’ve been doing this for 10 years!’ ‘I want to protect the last of my inheritance and two money-market accounts currently in my name’‘I want to protect the last of my inheritance and two money-market accounts currently in my name.’
10:06 a.m. June 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
One delicious way to cut your risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study of 7,000 people An estimated 374 million people are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers sayAn estimated 374 million people are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers say.
5:00 a.m. June 4, 2021 - By MarketWatch
U.S. creates modest 559,000 jobs in May, pointing to widespread labor shortages The U.S. added a modest 559,000 new jobs in May even though most companies are eager to hire, signaling that widespread labor shortages are holding back an economic recovery.
5:46 a.m. June 1, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
‘If it got too successful it would be destroyed’: Remembering the Tulsa massacre, when a white mob destroyed ‘Black Wall Street’ 100 years ago In roughly 24 hours, the mob destroyed an estimated $1.47 million — or more than $20 million in today’s dollars — of Black-owned homes and businessesIn roughly 24 hours, the mob destroyed an estimated $1.47 million — or more than $20 million in today’s dollars — of Black-owned homes and businesses.
6:14 a.m. May 26, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Millions of George Floyds ‘It’s become a perfected art of demonizing Black men’‘It’s become a perfected art of demonizing Black men.’
5:51 p.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
5:37 a.m. May 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father left me his estate, and his adopted children nothing. I don’t want to lose them. What should I do? ‘The sum is rather large, and I’m going to be asked at some point how much I inherited. I’m concerned that they will be jealous and resentful’‘The sum is rather large, and I’m going to be asked at some point how much I inherited. I’m concerned that they will be jealous and resentful.’
7:03 a.m. May 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’ve bitcoin and dogecoin FOMO! ‘I’m too old to sit and hope I can make up for the lost time by safely investing my little bit of money’ ‘I have a $3,000-a-month pension. I am living with my ill father, and I am currently not working and looking for a job. I am going to college using the GI Bill. I am almost 50, and have no 401(k)’‘I have a $3,000-a-month pension. I am living with my ill father, and I am currently not working and looking for a job. I am going to college using the GI Bill. I am almost 50, and have no 401(k).’
12:42 p.m. May 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Asians Americans feel as if they are under siege’: Nearly 80% of this community say they experience racism in the U.S. A new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic beganA new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
6:17 p.m. May 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Infectious Diseases Society of America: ‘CDC recommendations should not send the message that the pandemic is over’ ‘Less than half of the U.S. population is fully immunized. Increased vaccinations will be necessary to control and finally end the pandemic’‘Less than half of the U.S. population is fully immunized. Increased vaccinations will be necessary to control and finally end the pandemic.’
8:41 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-wife passed away. I’m the beneficiary on her life insurance. Her family wants me to pay her funeral expenses and won’t leave me alone ‘I blocked my ex-in-laws, and now I received a threatening voicemail from a blocked number, so I’ve taken it upon myself to notify the authorities’‘I blocked my ex-in-laws, and now I received a threatening voicemail from a blocked number, so I’ve taken it upon myself to notify the authorities.’
8:38 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-husband has a life-insurance policy on me — and jokes he’ll be ‘Suspect No. 1’ if I die. Other than haunting him, what can I do? ‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him’‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him.’
8:33 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friends raised $15,000 on GoFundMe while I was comatose after an accident. But I inherited $1 million, and my insurance covered the costs ‘I am afraid to even look at the total, and have not gone to the site. To make it worse, before this, I was lower middle class, and so are many of the friends who gave money’‘I am afraid to even look at the total, and have not gone to the site. To make it worse, before this, I was lower middle class, and so are many of the friends who gave money.’
7:48 a.m. May 15, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friend of 30 years owes me $20K after living in my apartment rent-free. She texted to say she misses our friendship. What should I do now? ‘Her texts mentioned nothing about paying me back. I have already made peace with the lost money, and lost friendship’‘Her texts mentioned nothing about paying me back. I have already made peace with the lost money, and lost friendship.’
12:26 p.m. May 13, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I bought my parents’ house at below-market rate — my sister wants me to give her $50K to build my mother an annex. Is that fair? ‘My sister has a bunch of lumber sitting on her lawn, and no money to pay the contractor’‘My sister has a bunch of lumber sitting on her lawn, and no money to pay the contractor.’
5:07 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife’s brother, 60, lives with his mom. He thinks the house belongs to him. What should happen after my mother-in-law dies? ‘Should they let him have the house or rent it? Should they make him pay for the house?’‘Should they let him have the house or rent it? Should they make him pay for the house?’
7:59 a.m. May 10, 2021 - By William Watts
Suspected Colonial Pipeline hackers say they regret 'creating problems': reportsThe hacker group suspected to be behind a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline that has cut off the flow of fuel products to the U.S. East Coast released a statement Monday saying that it's goal was only to make money and not disrupt society. "Our goal is to make money, and not creating problems for society," the criminal hacking group known as DarkSide said in a statement posted on its web site, . Colonial Pipeline over the weekend shut its network, which supplies around 45% of refined fuel product supply to the East Coast, to contain a threat posed by a ransomware attack. In the statement, DarkSide said it was "apolitical" and appeared to blame the attack on cybercriminal partners. It remains unclear what the hackers have demanded. Colonial Pipeline didn't immediately respond to a request for comment in response to the statement. Gasoline and oil futures had rallied in early trade, but subsequently pulled back on expectations the attack could blunt refinery demand for crude and on reports that traders had
1:46 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friend set up a GoFundMe to pay for her sick pet, instead of getting a refund on our vacation. I canceled the trip. Who’s right? ‘In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options’‘I felt wrong going on a trip that had been funded indirectly by others. In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options.’
9:36 a.m. May 8, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 60, my spouse is 45 — can I retire if our expenses are $12,000 a month? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
5:53 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My son, a college student, received three stimulus checks. I’m a dad trying to teach ethical behavior. What should we do? ‘He has deposited them, but has not spent the money’‘He has deposited them, but has not spent the money.’
1:23 p.m. May 1, 2021 - By William Watts
Buffett: Trading apps contributing to 'casino aspect' of stock market Warren Buffett on Saturday said RobinHood and other trading apps were contributing to the "casino aspect" of the stock market, which has grown more prevalent over the past year to year-and-a-half. In response to a question about the trading apps at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s annual meeting, Buffett said that while there was nothing illegal or immoral about short-term, speculative trading activity, "I don't think you build a society around people doing it." Vice Chairman Charlie Munger expressed stronger misgivings, calling it "just godawful that something like that would draw investment from civilized men and decent citizens; it's deeply wrong. We don't want to make our money selling things that are bad for people."
8:28 a.m. April 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Ireland surpassed China in confirmed COVID-19 deaths — how on Earth did that happen? The Republic of Ireland, a small island at the northwestern tip of Europe, has a population of 4.9 million, compared with China’s 1.4 billion peopleThe Republic of Ireland, the small island on the northwestern tip of Europe, has a population of 4.9 million, compared to China’s 1.4 billion people.
8:08 a.m. April 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Despite falling jobless claims, America’s poverty rate just reached the highest level since the pandemic began ‘This disconnect between poverty and unemployment is not surprising’‘This disconnect between poverty and unemployment is not surprising.’
1:59 p.m. April 20, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Floyd family attorney Ben Crump says Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction is ‘painfully earned justice’ — here’s what gave him hope months earlier A jury found the former Minneapolis officer guilty on all three counts TuesdayA jury found the former Minneapolis officer guilty on all three counts Tuesday.
9:28 p.m. April 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The public’s expectation of perfection: Risk of blood clot from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is 0.00009% ‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane’‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane.’
1:00 p.m. April 11, 2021 - By MarketWatch
How much higher will this bull market go?The lessons of past U.S. bull markets
5:00 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By MarketWatch
‘Underloved and angry,’ megacap tech stocks are poised for a breakout, technical analyst saysSeven months of consolidation and relative underperformance have left sentiment and positioning light toward the megacap tech stocks, one technical analyst says.
3:52 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Cruise stocks are rallying, in wake of Florida suing CDC, HHS to restart operationsShares of cruise operators rose in premarket trading Friday, as over how and when operations can resume. Carnival Corp.'s stock climbed 1.9%, Royal Caribbean Group shares gained 0.8% and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. advanced 1.1% ahead of the open, while futures for the S&P 500 edged up 0.2%. As the companies have urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to allow them to restart cruises from U.S. ports this summer, on Thursday to force the restart of cruises, which have been suspended for more than a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Late Thursday, Royal Caribbean disclosed it was , while saying it "strongly" believed that President Joe Biden's stated goal for society to reopen in time for Independence Day "is a realistic goal."
6:47 p.m. April 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife’s father left her a home and money in a trust. This subsidizes our lifestyle. What happens to me if she dies? ‘I am concerned that if something happened, her sisters might try to claim it as family property and say I’m not entitled to it’‘I am concerned that if something happened, her sisters might try to claim it as family property and say I’m not entitled to it.’Ï
6:52 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 68, earn $130,000 and love eco-travel in Peru, Brazil and Africa. I want to travel while I can, but I’m scared to stop working ‘I have a little over $300,000 in savings and $400,000 equity in my own home. I also have about $835,000 in a 401(k)’‘I have a little over $300,000 in savings and $400,000 equity in my own home. I also have about $835,000 in a 401(k).’
6:44 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I cut his hair because he won’t pay for a haircut’: My multimillionaire husband is 90. I’ve looked after him for 41 years, but he won’t help my son ‘I bet that you have never heard from anyone who has too much money’‘I bet that you have never heard from anyone who has too much money.’
9:50 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My parents want to use $300,000 in retirement savings to pay off $160,000 left on their home. Is that a good idea? ‘I would like to be able to help them financially and be their safety net, but my means are limited’‘I would like to be able to help them financially and be their safety net, but my means are limited.’
8:59 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me days before our wedding. He kept all copies ‘For two years, I asked for a copy and he couldn’t find it. When I finally had enough, I found it in his office and made myself a copy’‘For two years, I asked for a copy and he couldn’t find it. When I finally had enough, I found it in his office and made myself a copy.’
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
3:00 a.m. March 31, 2021 - By rbisdale
How the media industry is reaching the U.S. Latino marketLatinos are the largest minority in the United States with increasing influence on commerce and culture. Here's what that means for the media industry.
2:29 p.m. March 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck Roughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 monthsRoughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 months.
6:59 a.m. March 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and his ex-wife agreed that he could claim their kids on his taxes, but now she’s ‘demanding’ half their stimulus ‘I believe she didn’t adjust her budget when the alimony ended, and now she is looking for ways to receive more money from him’‘I believe she didn’t adjust her budget when the alimony ended, and now she is looking for ways to receive more money from him.’
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