Americans checking-account balances are sharply declining as they await progress on continued stimulus talks between lawmakers. As a result of the enhanced unemployment benefits and direct stimulus checks, both part of the CARES Act, Americans’ median checking-account balances increased...
The U.S. economy won’t be derailed by the spreading delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-10 because businesses and households have adapted to the pandemic, St. Louis Fed President...
Millions of Americans are getting their COVID-19 shots every day, but the U.S. is still going to need better treatments that can nip mild or moderate cases of COVID-19 before they become serious. There are a number of reasons that people could still get sick after they are vaccinated....
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 Tuesday. Survival mode entails being focused “on the day-to-day as I try to get myself and/or my...
Hospitals await the post-Thanksgiving surge — and the Christmas one is just around the corner.“After an event, we would expect to see an increase in new cases in one to two weeks, an increase in hospitalizations from two to three weeks, and an increase in bad outcomes from...
U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Friday after the May nonfarm-payrolls report showed a less-than-expected gain, leading investors to bet that the Federal Reserve will maintain its easy-money policies for longer. How is the stock market performing?...
The vaccine rollout is slower than expected. The presidential-election disputes may never end. And who knows? Hilary/Hilaria Baldwin could suddenly decide she’s French. Hilaire! In ways large...
Q: I have given shares of securities to my church in past years to fulfill my pledge and gift away the capital gains. As soon as I turn 72 and the RMD kicks in, I can do donations from...
President Joe Biden will address Americans again on Tuesday with a fresh plea for unvaccinated people to get their shots and protect themselves against the delta variant of the coronavirus, that the nation’s leading public health agency has determined is more than twice as contagious as earlier strains.“The...