Tag: political

Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

Did you refinance your mortgage last year? Here’s how it could affect your taxes

As interest rates plummeted throughout 2020, mortgage refinancing became a major avenue to saving money in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But those who...

Yeezy Gap collection is coming in the first half of 2021

Gap Inc. GPS, +7.60% says the highly anticipated Yeezy Gap collection, created in partnership with musician and designer Kanye West, whose label is called Yeezy,...

Housing is a luxury? Here’s what the K-shaped recovery means for real estate

So it may be fitting that a K-shaped recovery from the COVID-induced downturn would be accompanied by an increasingly unequal housing market. What’s less certain...

DeVos appointee who oversaw America’s student-loan portfolio resigns as Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burden

Mark Brown, the head of the office overseeing the government’s student-loan portfolio, resigned Friday, following calls on the Biden administration to remove Brown, who was...

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...

U.S. consumers made a record number of complaints in 2020 — this was their No. 1 grievance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received a record number of consumer complaints in 2020, with credit-reporting complaints making up a majority of the grievances, according...

Alabama’s Republican Governor Extends Face Mask Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama...

‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me 3 days before our wedding. Now I’m starting my own business and want to amend it

Dear Quentin, I was married just over 2 years ago and I have been in the same relationship for more than 10 years. We have...

Don’t stop believing in bonds

Given the current doom and gloom, with the occasional spell of relief, over interest rates rising, does it still make sense to invest in bonds...

Square to take majority stake in Tidal streaming service

Shares of Square Inc. were off more than 4% in morning trading Thursday after the company announced that it plans to take a majority stake...

5 signs of a predatory credit card

Choosing the right credit card can be difficult, especially if you have poor credit (FICO FICO, -2.41% scores of 629 or lower) or are new to credit...

My single brother-in-law wants my husband to sign over the family home where he lives in case my husband dies first. Should I agree?

Dear Quentin, My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and have 4 children. He has a 66-year-old brother who never married and...

Senate Committee Splits in Party-Line Vote on HHS Nominee Becerra

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Senate Finance Committee split 14-14 on a party-line vote today...

3 women allege Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them — what do you do if it happens to you? and Did you refinance your mortgage last year? Here’s how it could affect your taxes

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance ‘Document everything’: 3 women allege Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them — what do you do...

Dow clings to gain, but tech stocks slide while Beige Book shows only modest economic uptick

U.S. stock benchmarks mostly were lower Wednesday afternoon, as technology shares weighed down the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, after bond yields spiked and weaker-than-expected...

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...

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...

Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis...

Single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cuts hospitalization risk by up to 80%, study shows

A single dose of either the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 shot cuts the risk of hospital admission among older adults by more than...

I married the ‘life of the party’ who was a regular at Royal Ascot. But all he does is take his financial troubles out on me

I don’t know where to start. So I will start at the beginning. I met a man at a friend’s wedding a few years ago....

Opinion: Bond investors will have a stormy 2021 and the Fed might consider hiking rates by early 2022. But hyperinflation? Nope

The key to understanding the COVID-19 recession was in understanding that it was an exogenous shock. This made it quite different from your standard recession...

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour

Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to address inequality, but that might not be the best way to fix that problem. Conservative—and...

Dr. Fauci on J&J COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’

Dr. Anthony Fauci called all three U.S. coronavirus vaccines ‘highly efficacious.’ NBC Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged Americans not to turn their nose up at...

‘Greed is rearing its ugly head and killing brotherly love’: My husband and his brother are at war over an inheritance from a beloved neighbor. What can we do?

Dear Quentin, When my husband and his only (younger) brother were growing up, a childless neighbor was very kind to them and treated them as...