Tag: labor

We get $2,470 a month from Social Security and want a warm, friendly city near the ocean. Where should we retire?

I am 67 and retired, my wife is 64 and retired. Both of us are in pretty good health, but my wife has some COPD...

How to thrive in your job when you’re over 50

I can’t stand it when the Walmart greeter trope is ballyhooed as the inescapable endgame for workers over 50 …even if it’s said in jest. It’s...

What did people do with their $1,200 stimulus checks? Finally an answer

Lower-income Americans were more likely to spend their stimulus checks, but more Americans may have also spent their stimulus checks if more businesses were open...

ExxonMobil will suspend its 401 (k) matching—as threats to its dividend mount

Chances are you own stock in ExxonMobil Corp. XOM, -0.87% whether you know it or not. It’s found in some 2,553 mutual funds and numerous...

Uber, Lyft drivers in limbo as judge hears arguments in case brought by California

Uber and Lyft on Thursday defended against a lawsuit, brought by California and San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, accusing the companies of not...

Some lower-income households can’t fully afford bills, medical care or food because of COVID-19 — and many didn’t get stimulus checks

Nearly 43% of households in a new survey reported seeing income reduction due to the coronavirus. Mario Tama/Getty Images As lawmakers negotiate a second relief...

Health care will cost this much in retirement — but probably even more

A 65-year-old couple retiring this year should expect to spend about $295,000 on health care costs alone in retirement — but quite frankly, that estimate...

Job trouble? Wave of rehiring after economy reopened to fade in July after viral spiral

The engine of the U.S. economy may have gotten clogged again — no thanks to the recent acceleration in coronavirus cases. That’s bad news for...

How a basic income would help close the racial wealth gap and give Americans needed financial security

On my commute to City Hall in Atlanta, I pass $1 million duplexes next to the largest block of Section 8 housing in the Southeast...

This sector could have a half million job openings and opportunities for older workers

Although the coronavirus continues to rattle global markets and industries, some analysts expect to see greater demand for advanced manufacturing talent in the U.S. as...

The numbers don’t lie: Diverse workforces make businesses more money

Maintaining a diverse workforce is imperative for modern organizations to succeed. Companies with a diverse staff are better positioned to meet the needs of diverse...

Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer

The supplemental $600 a week that unemployed Americans have been receiving as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act expires this month. It has been...

Get ready for a second round of stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday the next round of stimulus would include another round of direct payments to help American families. Source: Getty...

California, New Jersey and New York City pause indoor dining — and Fauci says it’s more dangerous than outdoors. Why?

In an extensive interview with MarketWatch, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for three decades, was on the front...

Money alone won’t close America’s racial and wealth gaps. We first need to wipe out the value gap — ‘the belief that white people matter more than others’

There’s a ride at Disney World called the Carousel of Progress in which a cast of animatronic Americans on a revolving stage tell of all...

Fauci tells MarketWatch: ‘We should try as best as we possibly can to open up the schools’

This is not the first public-health emergency Dr. Anthony Fauci has faced. But it’s up there with the worst of them, he says, and it’s...

What I learned as an immigrant CEO in the Deep South

“ It’s important for all leaders to identify, call out, and correct biases and prejudices that may exist within their organizations. ” I’m an immigrant...

‘Fed Accounts’ for all — with automatic and recurring payments triggered by economic crises

Wealthy interests have thrived during the pandemic. The CARES Act authorized trillions in spending to support wealthy people and corporations. Most of the money was...

Here’s how to be that ‘go-to’ person on the job — even if you’re working from home

If you are like most people, doing a corporate job successfully is a lot harder than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re likely working...

Coronavirus update: COVID-19 is far from contained and could rival 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 million, experts warn

The coronavirus pandemic is far from contained and could end up rivaling the 1918 flu that killed more than 50 million people worldwide, two leading...

New York Gov. Cuomo says President Trump has put politics above public health throughout pandemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a scathing critique of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, saying he has denied the...

Tucker Carlson lashes out at those who exposed writer’s racist posts

Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight ” on Fox News. AP NEW YORK — Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer...

I have a seven-figure nest egg — am I saving too much for retirement?

I recently had a conversation with a colleague about retirement and was told I’m saving too much! My wife and I are both 57 and...

Here’s one ‘remarkable’ difference between COVID-19 and the 1918 Spanish flu

The 2020 coronavirus and 1918 Spanish influenza pandemics share many similarities, but they also diverge on one key point. “A major difference between Spanish flu...

Dark day for workers as thousands lose jobs including 15,000 at Boeing rival Airbus.

Boeing BA, -1.62% rival Airbus AIR, +0.32% announced on Tuesday it would cut 15,000 jobs globally while travel location food specialist SSP SSPG, -2.25% said...