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40 states have been approved to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — here are the 6 that have started to distribute it
An executive order by President Donald Trump calls for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster relief.
Dr. Fauci: It’s ‘conceivable’ we’ll know by November if a safe, effective vaccine is coming
COVID-19 has now infected more than 25 million people worldwide.
Advice for Salesforce staff who reported having a mental-health issue — and all workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said about one-third of the firm’s employees reported experiencing a mental-health issue.
‘A man cave on wheels’: My husband’s RV is his pride and joy — but he owes $75,000 on it. If he dies, am I liable?
‘My concern is that, if something happens to him, I will end up with a lien on my home.’
Americans are spending less at grocery stores as second round of stimulus checks remain on hold
Grocery shoppers are cutting back on spending, data shows, a sign that Americans are hurting for cash as the federal unemployment stimulus remains on hold for most recipients.
Now that Apple and Tesla’s stock has split, here’s what retail investors should know before they jump in
A stock split is a financial ‘non-event,’ but it can still play on investors’ emotions, experts say.
What COVID-19 precautions should you take while voting? How many people will vote by mail? Answers to your 2020 election questions
Bring your own personal hand sanitizer, and your own blue or black pen. If you are standing in line when the polls close, you are still entitled to vote.
This university created its own COVID-19 test and is testing students twice a week — but is it enough to prevent an outbreak?
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engaged in a ‘Manhattan Project-style effort’ to reopen its campus
$30 to watch ‘Mulan’ on Disney+ is either outrageous or an amazing deal, depending on who you ask
Many social media users are furious over Disney’s streaming plan for the live-action ‘Mulan’ remake
‘I tried walking more than 3 blocks, paying the price with chest pains and crippling fatigue’: One woman’s long-haul recovery from COVID-19
‘Sure, I had my life back, but it wasn’t my life. It was someone else’s life.’
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Billionaire Cooperman torn on vote for Trump: ‘Bottom line is we have a man with limited character who has good economic ideas, but he’s very divisive’
Billionaire Leon Cooperman, in a television interview, says he’s undecided about who will get his vote in the 2020 presidential election.
Biden blasts Trump for having ‘fomented’ violence, as presidential race tightens
Joe Biden on Monday attacks President Donald Trump as having sparked recent violence. Ahead of Biden’s speech in Pittsburgh, the Trump campaign made a counterattack.
Bill Ackman on saving capitalism: Every child in the U.S. could be given enough money at birth to become millionaires by retirement
The Pershing Square chairman told investors in a recent note that, to preserve capitalism, steps need to be taken to close the inequality gap. One possible measure: investment accounts for every child.
Fed’s Clarida says new inflation-fighting strategy has roots in failure of old approach
A top Federal Reserve official on Monday defended a major shift in how the central bank sets interest rates by pointing to the failure of longstanding models to accurately predict the path of inflation.
NBA players effectively went on strike — this new form of athlete activism is more powerful than ‘raising awareness’
These walkouts show how athletes are using their power as workers in new ways.
TikTok, WeChat highlight broader high-tech antitrust issues
Donald Trump’s attacks on TikTok and WeChat casts a light on an emerging antitrust problem—the privatization and manipulation of the public square by technology companies.
Women money managers have an edge over men during the pandemic of 2020. Thank tech stocks for that
Here’s how female fund managers have topped their male counterparts this year.
Of all the major changes to the Dow on Monday, this may be the most important
The Dow Jones Industrial Average will see a handful of important changes take effect Monday morning but it is, perhaps, the change to how it is calculated that will be the most important for Wall Street over the near term.
The stock market is on a tear, but now comes September, the worst month of the year
However, something curious happens in presidential-election years.