Tag: politics

‘People are upset.’ Will proposed IRA tax changes targeting the rich hurt smaller nest eggs?

Months after a story broke detailing the $5 billion that could come out of Peter Thiel’s retirement account tax-free, new tax proposals are aiming to...

10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report

The federal government is taking “steps in the right direction” to help control this pandemic, but there have been many hard lessons learned, according to...

If Roe Is Overturned, Michigan Has Abortion Ban on the Books

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to let a Texas ban on most abortions remain in force — at least for now...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

Student-loan borrowers have had $37 million in wages unfairly garnished, despite COVID-related pause on collections

Borrowers were still having their wages seized over defaulted student debt, months after the government instructed the student-loan industry to pause this activity during the...

Opinion: America’s toxic ‘us vs. them’ politics is now spilling into the stock market and polarizing investors

Why do columns criticizing meme stock investing in such names as GameStop GME, -2.74% and AMC Entertainment Holdings AMC, -1.44% attract scores of comments deriding the author...

Narayan Rane vs Uddhav Thackeray: A bitter feud that may turn more bitter

This is a political feud that has been kept boiling for years. Union Minister Narayan Rane, once a hardcore Shiv Sainik, fell out with the...

The twists, turns and myths of applying for Medicare: How we navigated the enrollment road

In January, my husband Darnay and I started looking at all the things we needed to do financially to get ready for turning 65 later...

Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

COVID Anxiety Rising Amid Delta Surge, AP-NORC Poll Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. DENVER, Colorado (AP) — Anxiety in the United States over COVID-19...

How college closures affect taxpayers and students: ‘You stole my money and I’m $188,000 in debt and for what?’

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week, I wrote about the collapse...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Biden Plans to Tie Vaccines for Nursing Home Staff to Fed Funding

President Joe Biden intends to use the financial clout of Medicare and Medicaid to require that the staff of US nursing homes get COVID-19 vaccines,...

SNAP benefits will increase to an all-time high — here’s how much more the average family will receive each month

The 42 million Americans who rely on government help to pay for food will see the biggest-ever increase in their benefits starting in October, but...

Opinion: Afghanistan will not define Joe Biden’s presidency

Last month, a Gallup survey asked Americans to name the “most important problem” facing the nation. There was a long list of matters, all of...

What the Afghan government’s collapse might mean for the U.S. stock market

After 20 years in the shadows, the Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan, raising questions about stability in the Middle East and stoking some...

Apple’s hot antitrust autumn: Storm clouds are forming from multiple directions

A decision in a landmark antitrust legal case could come by the end of the month, but that is far from the only concern bearing...

Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move...

U.S. COVID-19 case tally passes 36 million as more states seek face-mask mandates and plead with unvaccinated to get shots

The U.S. tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 36 million on Wednesday, with at least three states gearing up to implement face-mask mandates as...

Biden Supports Mandating Vaccine for Military

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden has expressed his support to Defense Secretary Lloyd...

Some Climate Change Effects May Be Irreversible, U.N. Panel Says

Rising seas, melting ice caps and other effects of a warming climate may be irreversible for centuries and are unequivocally driven by greenhouse-gas emissions from...

Taliban Make New Gains in Afghanistan, Putting Kabul in Crisis

KABUL—The Taliban captured the capital of the strategic Samangan province on Monday after a prominent pro-government commander switched sides, nearly completing their sweep of northern...

Belarus’s Lukashenko Tightens His Grip a Year After Disputed Election

MINSK, Belarus—For months after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared himself the victor in presidential elections last year, hundreds of thousands of protesters thronged the streets...

Trump’s acting attorney general revealed ‘frightening’ activity at Justice Department, Senate Judiciary chair says

“He told us a lot, seven hours of testimony. And I might quickly add: this was done on a bipartisan basis — Democratic staff and...

A Gold Mine Takeover Highlights Increasing Mining-Sector Risk

Canada’s Centerra Gold Inc. invested more than $3 billion over nearly three decades to turn a remote gold prospect in Kyrgyzstan into a prosperous gold...