Tag: outbreaks

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banks

The Dow industrials eked out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limped lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus...

Last-minute strategies for lowering your 2020 business tax bill

Although 2020 is history (thankfully), business taxpayers can still take actions that will lower last year’s federal income tax liability and/or federal income tax liabilities...

Did you skip mortgage payments last year? Here’s what that means for your taxes

Amid the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans opted to pause their monthly mortgage payments. That choice could have implications for...

Is the stock market due for a correction in 2021? Here’s what some experts think

A pullback for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday halted the longest win streak for stocks in months, but...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

Opinion: Superspreader Sunday? What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 at a Super Bowl gathering

Health officials have urged football fans to celebrate the Super Bowl at home this year. The virus is indifferent to whether people cheer for the...

This is America’s rare chance to undo the economic wrongs of decades, these strategists say

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, it’s said, though that’s cold comfort for anyone going through a trauma, whether personal or collective. But some...

How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?

There was a time, as the pandemic was taking hold last spring, when New York’s criminal-defense lawyers were actually feeling hopeful. Libby Fischer, managing attorney...

AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce spread by 67% — and protection remains over 3-month dosage gap

A single dose of the AstraZeneca AZN, -0.88% COVID-19 vaccine offers 76% protection for up to three months after the first injection and appears to...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

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...

Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer

“ ‘It just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.’ ” — Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy...

As new coronavirus strains raise questions about mask quality, the N95 market in the U.S. is still facing supply issues

Government officials in the U.S. and Europe have called for stricter mask protocols as more infectious strains of the coronavirus circulate, yet there is still...

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...

‘We have not won this yet,’ Fed’s Powell says, signaling policy to remain ultra-easy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank hasn’t finished the job of restoring the economy to health, a dovish signal that...