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Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

FINANCE | By Alexandra Olson and Jill Colvin | Dec 27, 2020

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill.

Travelers In 2021 Want More Sand, Fewer People—and Insurance

Travelers In 2021 Want More Sand, Fewer People—and Insurance

FINANCE | By Jason Metz | Dec 22, 2020

Americans with an eye for vacation travel in 2021 are looking for sun and solitude over skyscrapers and crowds.

COVID Bill to End 'Surprise' Medical Bills

COVID Bill to End 'Surprise' Medical Bills

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 22, 2020

People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of "surprise" medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress.

Congress Seals Agreement on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

Congress Seals Agreement on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 21, 2020

After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases.

Liz Weston: Putting Financial Survivor's Guilt to Good Use

Liz Weston: Putting Financial Survivor's Guilt to Good Use

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Dec 20, 2020

Not everyone feels bad about inequities, of course. But those who do can experience financial self-shaming, where they feel that it isn't OK to have money, jobs or opportunities that are denied to others.

Take Advantage of Student Loan Breaks Before 2020 Ends

Take Advantage of Student Loan Breaks Before 2020 Ends

FINANCE | By Ryan Lane, Nerdwallet | Dec 20, 2020

Many already benefited from some unprecedented events in 2020. It's unclear how long these breaks will last. If you're in good financial shape, here's how to take advantage of them while you can.

Agreement Likely Sunday on Nearly $1 Trillion Virus Aid Bill

Agreement Likely Sunday on Nearly $1 Trillion Virus Aid Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor and Christopher Rugaber | Dec 20, 2020

Top congressional lawmakers struck a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package costing nearly $1 trillion, clearing the way for votes as early as Sunday.

Liz Weston: Got Life Insurance? You May Not Have Enough

Liz Weston: Got Life Insurance? You May Not Have Enough

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Dec 19, 2020

You probably need life insurance if your death would cause financial hardship to someone else. If the only coverage you have is through your job, though, you may not have enough.

Congress Averts Shutdown; Fight Continues over Pandemic Aid

Congress Averts Shutdown; Fight Continues over Pandemic Aid

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 19, 2020

Congress passed a two-day stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a partial government shutdown and buying time for endgame negotiations on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.

Close but Not Yet: Deal Near on COVID-19 Economic Aid Bill

Close but Not Yet: Deal Near on COVID-19 Economic Aid Bill

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 17, 2020

Congressional negotiators are closing in on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that would deliver additional help to businesses, $300-per-week jobless checks and $600 stimulus payments to most Americans. But there was no deal quite yet.

Why Paying People to Get the Coronavirus Campaign Won't Work

Why Paying People to Get the Coronavirus Campaign Won't Work

FINANCE | Dec 11, 2020

Some health law professors suggest that payment for vaccination may exacerbate vaccine mistrust and fits into the broader history of monetary incentives in public health.

New White House Offer Adds $600 Checks to COVID-19 Relief

New White House Offer Adds $600 Checks to COVID-19 Relief

FINANCE | By Andrew Dalton | Dec 9, 2020

The Trump administration is back in the middle of Capitol Hill's confusing COVID-19 negotiations, offering a $916 billion package to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would send a $600 direct payment to most Americans.

Why Most Americans Are Doing Away With Materialistic Gifts This Holiday Season

Why Most Americans Are Doing Away With Materialistic Gifts This Holiday Season

FINANCE | Dec 7, 2020

Gift-givers and receivers alike are gravitating towards intangible wishes and doing away with material gifts, according to new research.

Crunch UK-EU Talks on Post-Brexit Ties to Resume Sunday

Crunch UK-EU Talks on Post-Brexit Ties to Resume Sunday

FINANCE | By Pan Pylas and Raf Casert | Dec 6, 2020

The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff.

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 4, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday.

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

FINANCE | By Julie Appleby | Dec 3, 2020

People buying their own health insurance have even more to think about this year, particularly those post-COVID-19 patients with lingering health concerns, the "long haulers," who join the club of Americans with preexisting conditions.

Your Guide to Charitable Giving for The Holidays

Your Guide to Charitable Giving for The Holidays

FINANCE | By Kelly Anne Smith | Dec 3, 2020

At the end of a long, difficult year, with millions of Americans unemployed and struggling, you may feel moved to be extra generous this holiday season. Here's a how-to guide for this difficult year.

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

FINANCE | By Michelle Chapman | Dec 1, 2020

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 30, 2020

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

FINANCE | By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Carr Smyth | Nov 28, 2020

Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended.

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