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12 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas
These Americans are in ‘grave danger’ if lawmakers leave them behind, wrote the authors of a new report.
6 tax moves to consider before the end of the year to lower your 2020 tax bill
Tax Guy has more advice on how to slim down your tax bill.
What does Joe Biden’s win mean for your year-end tax planning? Here are two strategies to consider
Tax Guy also weighs in on which of President-elect Joe Biden’s tax proposals are likely to move forward.
A grim test case on how paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close gender pay gap
Women typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleagues.
My wife wants to pay for her sister’s $25K wedding. My future brother-in-law is blue collar — and earns more money than me
‘Five years ago, she and her sister inherited a substantial amount of money, split equally between them. Think low six figures.’
COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year, yet 50 million Americans will still travel for Thanksgiving
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than a quarter million people in the U.S.
The messy, legally murky eviction of a North Carolina single mother — despite the CDC’s moratorium: ‘Nobody’s enforcing it’
Thousands of evictions are moving forward across the country, even though the CDC has ostensibly banned them.
‘I lost my mom 2 months ago and I’m still in a fog’: My brother and his family moved into her home. They want more than half
‘My sister-in-law and her 2 children feel that I have “played” my brother and that it seems “fishy” that I didn’t push to sell the house long ago.’
Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else. Can Amazon Pharmacy change that?
What the e-commerce behemoth’s entry into the pharmacy business could mean for consumers’ health and wealth
‘I’m nobody’s ATM’: I’m 27, successful, and always pay for my friends. How do I stop without making them angry?
‘Now that I’m a business owner and learning more about money management, I haven’t been willing to do as much lavish spending, or compensate my friends anymore.’
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Doctors in rural hospitals speak out about COVID-19: ‘There isn’t any hospital that isn’t under siege’
“Our 25-bed critical-access hospital doesn’t have dedicated ICU beds, and it has only two ventilators,” says one in Kansas.
The Dow has completely recovered its 2020 bear-market loss. Here’s what comes next
Dow’s recovery since March is impressive but says nothing about how long the bull market will run, writes Mark Hulbert.
Mnuchin says decision to end Fed emergency programs wasn’t aimed at hurting Biden
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday defended his decision to end the joint federal emergency lending program, and tried to calm critics saying his action was aimed at hamstringing the incoming Biden administration.