Tag: Food/Beverages/Tobacco

My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes and received my third stimulus check, but I don’t qualify based on my 2020 taxes. Will the IRS ask for it back?

Dear Quentin, I’m confused. My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes (which was fine and agreed upon). However, I got married and filed my...

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

Dear Quentin, I’m a 68-year-old guy having just worked from home for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I earn about $130,000 a year...

‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19

COMO, Italy — As Maestro Vanni Moretto walks across the stage, the only sound that can be heard is the echo of his footsteps as...

COVID brought us a year of epic uncertainty — but here’s what I know for sure

How are you? It’s been quite a year. It’s exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus public-health emergency a “pandemic.” Looking...

Is the U.S returning to normal? Millions of Americans, still hurting from COVID-19, say their finances will take years to recover

As federal lawmakers debate an ambitious $1.9-trillion relief package and COVID-19 vaccinations numbers climb, it might be tempting to think the U.S. is returning to...

Amazon picks London for first checkout-free physical store outside the U.S.

Amazon AMZN, -1.03%, the world’s largest online retailer, has opened its first checkout-free grocery store in the U.K., allowing shoppers to pick up their goods...

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. Our son lived there for 4 years. We paid $60K on taxes and repairs after a fire. Do we still split it 50/50?

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. When they were able to take possession our son and his family needed a place to...

Low wages are just the start of the problems for millions of U.S. workers during COVID-19 — here’s why

A common dilemma job applicants face is balancing salary with working conditions and labor violations. However, new research suggests that lower-paying jobs are also more...

COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footing

Millions of “financially vulnerable” Americans have grown even more vulnerable during COVID-19, with lower-income households more likely to have experienced declines in their financial well-being,...

The economy is heating up again and it’s good news for millions of unemployed

The U.S. economy is accelerating again after a coronavirus speed bump at the end of last year, but what’s missing is a big increase in...

Are people willing to live with more COVID-19 deaths? One of Europe’s most-infected cities has just loosened restrictions

While other European cities remain tightly locked down, Spain’s already less-restrictive capital Madrid was gifted another hour of freedom this week. Headed by Isabel Díaz...

Amid water shortages and power outages, Texans cry foul over price gouging for bottled water, gas and $1,000 hotel rooms

Some businesses in Texas are hitting consumers when they’re down. Lina Hidalgo, the judge Harris County, the largest county in Texas, said this week that...

Here’s the best of what international corporate leaders have been discussing on earnings calls

As much as U.S. companies have suffered from the pandemic, their global competition has struggled even more. Fourth-quarter earnings per share for S&P 500 companies...

Fewer older workers file employee compensation claims in states where marijuana is legalized

In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers proponents this potential payoff: cheaper workers’ compensation claims for injured workers. In states...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

‘They are in this situation through no fault of their own’: Biden boosts food benefits for poor Americans

Food insecurity and hunger have proved to be one of the most crippling effects of the pandemic. Millions of Americans became eligible for Supplemental Nutrition...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

Here are 3 lessons from the Carrefour mess for M&A buyers eyeing European preys

Canadian convenience store operator Couche Tard won’t acquire French retail giant Carrefour, as could have been predicted just hours after the two groups announced they...

My coworker owns 10 homes, 9 of which are rented. How did he get a stimulus check while I didn’t?

Dear Moneyist, I have a question about the stimulus checks. I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine....

Where there’s smoke: My husband’s habit could not be conquered

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. This essay is part of Telling Our Stories, a series of 12 essays featuring the voices of Next...

My partner supports me 100%. I’m ill and haven’t worked or filed taxes since 2016, so I got no stimulus. When will I get one?

Dear Moneyist, I’m in a long-term, live-in partnership. I became ill and haven’t been employed since 2016. My partner has been financially supporting me 100%....

U.S. economy may have lost jobs in December for first time since earliest stages of coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. economy stumbled toward the finish line as 2020 ended, with the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic slowing, putting it in danger of losing...

Why it matters when this stimulus check money hits your account.

As the Internal Revenue Service starts cutting a second round of direct relief checks, the waiting may be the hardest part for people who just...