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‘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....

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...

Heavily shorted stocks began their ‘off the charts’ rally long before the GameStop frenzy, Deutsche Bank says

It’s another busy week of earnings, and U.S. stocks have made a solid start. Earnings aside, the expectation that new stimulus will heat up the...

I’m 60 and want to retire on between $800 and $1,200 a month, ideally near the ocean in Mexico — where should I go?

I live in Loveland, Colo., just turned 60 and would love to be retired within the next year. I’m looking for a more affordable place...

Opinion: Taxes in retirement: What happens after your husband or wife dies

One of the most common retirement tax planning errors I see is specific to married couples: not accounting for the tax changes that will occur...

We want to buy a home on 10 wide-open acres and live on $50,000 a year — where should we retire?

I’m looking for advice on where to live in retirement. I’m a disabled veteran, my spouse is retired/disability military, and we have a combined monthly...

The IRS says teachers can deduct hand sanitizer costs and how Dolly Parton’s Super Bowl ad glosses over the reality for millions of gig workers

Happy Friday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Jon Bon Jovi finally puts a price on his NJ mansion: it’s available for $20 million The...

Gaps in Data Make It Impossible to Know Who Got the Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As they rush to vaccinate millions of Americans, health officials are...

GDP shows economy grew at 4% annual pace at the end of 2020

The numbers: The U.S. grew at a modest 4% annual pace in the final three months of 2020 as a record wave of coronavirus cases...

Opinion: 5 tax-related policies Biden can push to help small businesses truly recover from COVID-19

As President Joe Biden and his administration establish their plans to combat the pandemic and revive the economy, one thing cannot be understated—small businesses and...

Dow futures sag ahead of big week for tech earnings

Stock-index futures traded mixed Monday, with tech-related shares surging ahead of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc., Tesla...

Strong U.S. economic rebound will surprise markets and the Federal Reserve, says the best forecaster of 2020

The U.S. economy is at risk of contracting again in the next few months but should see a strong rebound beginning in the spring, says...

Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon, 142 others — but not himself

In his final hours in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons and commuted sentences for 143 people early Wednesday, including a pre-emptive pardon to former...

Opinion: So much of retirement planning is wishful thinking — what I’ve learned after 3 years of actually being retired

It ended up being one of the most read things I’ve ever written, viewed by several hundred thousand people. After seeing the impact that had,...

Mitt Romney likely to have Republican company in a second vote to impeach Trump

In President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial early last year, Sen. Mitt Romney was the lone Republican vote in favor of conviction. That seems unlikely to...

How to talk to your kids about the storming of the Capitol, and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a...

Trump’s Georgia call: Here’s the complete transcript

In a Saturday telephone call, President Donald Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Trump spent...

Dollar suffers first annual drop since 2017

The U.S. dollar went from life preserver to castaway in a topsy-turvy 2020 that many investors think marks the start of a downtrend for the...

My husband wants to be by the ocean, but I lived through Katrina and love lakes — where can we (semi) retire and rent for $2,000 a month?

I am really hoping you can help us because we are eager to move, but not sure where. I am 49 and my husband is...

Does Asia’s superior response to COVID mean that the ‘Asian Century’ has begun?

LONDON (Project Syndicate)—In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common to divide countries and their responses according to their political systems, with...

McConnell threat to tie bigger stimulus checks to other issues leaves Senate gridlocked

The Senate adjourned Tuesday without taking any action on a House bill to increase the size of the new stimulus payments, as Majority Leader Mitch...

Tentative sign of sentiment shift? Here’s the buzzy part of the market that didn’t join the race to records after the stimulus bill signing

While the S&P 500 SPX, +0.87% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.74% set new records on Monday with the $908 billion U.S. stimulus bill finally signed...

We want to retire to somewhere our kids and grandkids would want to live too. Our budget is $7,000 a month — where should we go?

I’m retiring in six months and live outside of Los Angeles. It’s really pricey here.   I’m 68 and my wife is 61. We will have...

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Melissa Gorga finally sold her ‘Scarface’ inspired mansion for $2.5 million

After three years and multiple price cuts, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe, have finally sold their custom-built home...