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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...

Amid water shortages and power outages, Texans cry foul over price gouging for bottled water, gas and $1,000 hotel rooms

Some businesses in Texas are hitting consumers when they’re down. Lina Hidalgo, the judge Harris County, the largest county in Texas, said this week that...

Fewer older workers file employee compensation claims in states where marijuana is legalized

In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers proponents this potential payoff: cheaper workers’ compensation claims for injured workers. In states...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

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...

‘They are in this situation through no fault of their own’: Biden boosts food benefits for poor Americans

Food insecurity and hunger have proved to be one of the most crippling effects of the pandemic. Millions of Americans became eligible for Supplemental Nutrition...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

Here are 3 lessons from the Carrefour mess for M&A buyers eyeing European preys

Canadian convenience store operator Couche Tard won’t acquire French retail giant Carrefour, as could have been predicted just hours after the two groups announced they...

My coworker owns 10 homes, 9 of which are rented. How did he get a stimulus check while I didn’t?

Dear Moneyist, I have a question about the stimulus checks. I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine....

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

Where there’s smoke: My husband’s habit could not be conquered

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. This essay is part of Telling Our Stories, a series of 12 essays featuring the voices of Next...

My partner supports me 100%. I’m ill and haven’t worked or filed taxes since 2016, so I got no stimulus. When will I get one?

Dear Moneyist, I’m in a long-term, live-in partnership. I became ill and haven’t been employed since 2016. My partner has been financially supporting me 100%....

U.S. economy may have lost jobs in December for first time since earliest stages of coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. economy stumbled toward the finish line as 2020 ended, with the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic slowing, putting it in danger of losing...

Why it matters when this stimulus check money hits your account.

As the Internal Revenue Service starts cutting a second round of direct relief checks, the waiting may be the hardest part for people who just...

‘They get free money’: People will receive a $600 stimulus check and $300 extra unemployment. Why is there no accountability?

I am concerned that people are receiving another 11 weeks of unemployment benefits along with an extra $300 per week. I don’t have a problem...

I received a financial gift from my mother. I returned it to her 5 years ago. Now that we’re divorcing, my husband says half of that money belonged to him

Dear Moneyist, I received a gift from my mother several years ago. She transferred a substantial amount of money into a bank account under my...

I got two $1,200 stimulus payments last time. Will I receive two $600 checks this time? Will there even be another stimulus?

Dear Moneyist, To my surprise, I got two stimulus checks during the first round of economic impact payments. One was deposited into my bank, and...

Our building is tipping our doormen and super 25% extra due to COVID-19. My husband wants to stick with this amount next year. I disagree. What do you say?

I am an Upper East Side wife and mother with two children. The residents of our building have agreed to tip our doormen, super and...

Millions of Americans are in ‘survival mode’ — beware, decisions made in this frame of mind can make or break you

More than one-third, 38%, of people say they’ll be in “survival mode” in 2021, according to Fidelity Investments’ annual New Year Financial Resolutions Study released...

Luckin Coffee charged with fraud, to pay $180 million in settlement, SEC says

U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday charged Luckin Coffee Inc. with accounting fraud, alleging that the company, a major Starbucks Corp. competitor in China, fabricated sales...

Weekend reads: Hot IPOs for DoorDash and Airbnb point to an overheated stock market

Shares of DoorDash Inc. DASH and Airbnb Inc. ABNB shot straight up after the companies’ initial public offerings this week. That sort of exuberance can...

Will November’s ‘disappointing’ jobs report bolster the case for a second round of stimulus checks?

Retail jobs last month fell by 35,000, a reflection of “less seasonal hiring in several retail industries,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Friday...

tobacco: Ensure implementation of new set of health warnings on tobacco products: Centre to states

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has asked all states to ensure implementation of a new set of health warnings with enhanced pictorial images on...