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Dr. Fauci on Biden’s scientific credentials — and the delay in the transfer of power
The director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke about political transitions and past mistakes.
‘I’m nobody’s ATM’: I’m 27 and successful, and always pay for my friends. How do I stop without losing them or making them angry?
‘Now that I’m a business owner and learning more about money management, I haven’t been willing to do as much lavish spending, or compensate my friends anymore.’
Did Scott Disick pull off a successful flip in Hidden Hills?
Scott Disick has flipped again. Kourtney Kardashian’s ex-partner recently sold a remodeled Hidden Hills, CA, home for $5.6 million.
The dramatic, legally questionable eviction of a North Carolina single mother — despite CDC’s moratorium: ‘Nobody’s enforcing it’
Thousands of evictions are moving forward across the country, even though the CDC has ostensibly banned them.
Should the Biden administration cancel student debt? This guide might help you decide
The debate over student-debt cancellation is raging as it becomes a more realistic possibility.
‘Don’t let COVID fatigue trick you’: How to survive winter as the pandemic rages on
Your guide to staying mentally and physically healthy, coping with pandemic fatigue and managing your vaccine expectations.
New-home construction surges to post-Great Recession high in October, driven by rise in single-family starts
Americans are looking to buy homes in the suburbs, but construction firms can’t keep pace with demand.
3 takeaways for retail investors now that Tesla is joining the S&P 500
Debates on the value of Tesla’s stock are ‘more heated than the last election,’ one financial adviser said.
My wife wants to pay for her sister’s $25K wedding. My future brother-in-law is blue collar — and earns more money than me
‘Five years ago, she and her sister inherited a substantial amount of money, split equally between them. Think low six figures.’
Joe Biden wants a $15 minimum wage — here’s what’s standing in his way
Raising the minimum wage will ‘reduce the racial wage gap because more people of color will get raises.’
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Apple will pay $113 million to more than 30 states over iPhone battery issues in new settlement
Apple Inc. has agreed to a $113 million settlement with more than 30 states that accused the iPhone maker of concealing issues with batteries by throttling phone performance with a software update in 2016.
Vaccine optimism dampened as daily COVID-19 deaths reach record high
Daily COVID-19 deaths reach a record high, dampening recent optimism about the efficacy of vaccines currently in the final stages of testing.
American Airlines and British Airways trial free COVID testing on trans-Atlantic flights in boost to travel
The three-test approach is aimed at confirming a passenger’s negative status for COVID-19 throughout the travel journey.
Put bank stocks in the ‘buy’ pile if you think a coronavirus vaccine will help mend the economy
Shares of the big banks have lagged behind the broader market. But the group could soar during a sustained economic recovery.