Even when the Great Recession dampened consumer confidence and drove up unemployment things weren’t as bad for retailers as they have been during the current Covid-19 crisis, according to a new analysis from Retail Metrics. Days after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March, retailers across the U.S. were forced to shut their
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Morsa Images If your income has taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be trying to figure out ways to bring in some cash. One option is to tap  your 401(k) plan or individual retirement account under the new rules enacted in the federal coronavirus stimulus package, or CARES Act. Experts often say  taking money
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On July 2, a Columbus-based non-profit, the Buckeye Institute, filed a lawsuit against the city of Columbus and state of Ohio claiming that a recently passed bill, HB197, is unconstitutional. In Ohio, municipalities levy income taxes on non-residents’ income earned within their jurisdiction. It is not uncommon for localities to levy income taxes on non-residents
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FAANG stocks displayed at the Nasdaq. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Investors and traders have historically turned to less-risky assets such as U.S. Treasurys to weather market volatility and uncertainty. During the coronavirus pandemic, however, they have turned to unlikely place: tech and software stocks. Shares of Apple, Netflix, Microsoft, and Amazon are all trading at,
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Both as president and in business, Donald Trump is often accused of being overconfident and self-serving. And according to his niece Mary Trump’s upcoming book, “Too Much and Never Enough,” Donald learned that from his dad Fred’s obsession with famous 1950s self help author, Norman Vincent Peale. Peale, a minister who “preached self-confidence as a life
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A man walks past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, June 25, 2020. Al Drago | Reuters The number of homeowners in government and private sector mortgage bailout plans declined for the second straight week, as borrowers who got in earliest saw their plans expire. More borrowers, however, are getting extensions of those initial three-month
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President Donald Trump criticized his top infectious disease advisor this week while Dr. Anthony Fauci separately admitted he hasn’t briefed the president on the coronavirus pandemic in at least two months — widening an apparent growing rift between the two.  “Dr. Fauci’s a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump said in an
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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who is worth more than $7 billion, is pledging $3 million to support experiments in free cash payments to Americans, he announced Thursday. Dorsey is giving the money to Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a coalition of mayors who advocate for universal basic income, as well as invest in pilot programs around
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Crisserbug | Getty Images With more Americans under financial pressure due to the coronavirus, paying for college is a growing problem. Nearly 70% of families are worried about how they will cover the cost and more than half now say their higher education plans have changed due to Covid-19. By necessity, some students will attend a community college close to
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The World Health Organization published new guidance Thursday, saying it can’t rule out the possibility that the coronavirus can be transmitted through air particles in closed spaces indoors, including in gyms and restaurants. The WHO previously acknowledged that the virus may become airborne in certain environments, such as during “medical procedures that generate aerosols.” The
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The world’s uber wealthy are increasingly putting their money towards socially, ethically and environmentally conscious businesses, which could spur the growth of sustainable investments. In Capgemini’s World Wealth Report 2020, more than a quarter (27%) of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) — those with investible assets of $1 million or more — said they were
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