Tag: health

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,...

I’m 64, single, considering retirement after fighting cancer — I have $1.6 million. Should I retire?

Thank you for helping people with their retirement. Here is my situation and look forward to your comments. I am 64 years old, single, and...

US coronavirus: Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a valuable weapon and its rollout will be quick, officials say

That amount could increase vaccinations for states by 25% and would be delivered in as little as one or two days in the first week,...

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...

‘Head-smacking craziness’ has reached new heights in today’s markets, says hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer

“ ‘We believe that hindsight will show the champion of head-smacking craziness in the American stock market to be the period playing out right now.’...

‘The massive restructuring of the economy resulting from the pandemic will likely generate further declines in the middle class’

Most Americans believe themselves to be members of the middle class. But a new report has shed light on who really makes up this segment...

A new wave of fearless retail investors could be ready to pour $170 billion into stocks, says Deutsche Bank

Driving the stock market from pandemic lows, a new crop of younger, aggressive retail investors are poised to place more bets on equities, including any...

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It appears in people affected in diverse neighborhoods of New York City, they said, and is “scattered in...

Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Would you put your mother in a nursing home that is owned by a private-equity firm? It’s a question a growing number of us are...

Best face masks for talking clearly

“Excuse me, what was that again?” It’s a phrase I repeat a lot these days. My hearing isn’t that bad. So if I’m struggling to...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...

‘Devastating’ milestone: U.S. approaches 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

The U.S. edged closer to 500,000 coronavirus deaths Sunday, a “devastating” milestone reflecting how COVID-19 has ravaged the U.S. far worse than any other country....

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...

Our housekeeper does not work when we’re at home due to COVID-19. We still pay her. Could we treat those payments as a ‘gift’ to reduce her income tax?

Dear Moneyist, Due to the 2020 global pandemic my wife and I have been concerned about indoor exposure to others. We are fortunate enough that...

US coronavirus: Covid-19 vaccines may prevent infection and not just symptoms, study suggests

A team at the Mayo Clinic health system looked at more than 31,000 people across four states who had received at least one dose of...

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...

My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?

My wife and I have a 7-year-old son who would normally be attending the public-school system this year. However, for a variety of reasons mostly...

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alert

It’s very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection...

The rational bubble is turning irrational — and the next few weeks are critical, strategist says

The action this week has been centered on the bond market, not the stock market, as Treasury yields have climbed in reaction to the progress...

Philadelphia relies on a commuter tax to balance its budget. What does that mean in a work-from-home world?

Jon Dumont has walked through Philadelphia’s Center City district to and from his office for years, passing familiar businesses and friendly faces. But the experience...

5 activities to improve the well-being of your team

With the new home office modality, companies have to know how to play their cards properly, in order to be more productive and profitable. Free...

My boyfriend, 9 years my junior, does not want to move out of my home should I die before him. My adult children are not amused

Dear Quentin, I am a 49-year-old woman with four adult children aged 19 to 29. I bought my home in 1998 as a single mother...

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...

How to Make Your Customer the Hero of Your Story

February 16, 2021 15+ min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Imagine living in the 1800s. Besides (or perhaps because of) the...