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Banks have pulled back from a popular credit card promotion on concerns that borrowers struggling during the coronavirus crisis may leave them with defaulting loans. Balance transfer offers, which typically entice borrowers to move their debt to a new lender in exchange for a temporary 0% interest rate, have been sharply reduced at banks including JPMorgan
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The coverage on this live blog has ended. The fallout from record numbers of cases and hospitalizations in some states continued Friday with Texas and Florida taking bigger steps to mitigate the spread of the disease. Texas reversed reopening plans, closing bars and capping restaurant capacity at 50%. Florida, which shattered its daily record for
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“It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least,” says Rosemary Ketchum. Ketchum, 26, became the first openly transgender elected official in West Virginia when she won a city council seat in Wheeling on June 9. She is now one of 27 out trans elected officials in America, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund.  Ketchum’s win may seem an
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In order to adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines and lower your risk of contracting Covid-19, you might have changed your spending habits to make your quarantine life more functional and enjoyable, like maybe cutting out gym memberships but investing in online fitness classes and better Wi-Fi for your home office.  Now, as states start opening back up, it might
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft outside Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Shares of Virgin Galactic shares jumped Monday after it signed an agreement with NASA that will allow the space tourism venture to train astronauts for trips to the International Space Station. The company — which is publicly traded but largely owned by founder Richard Branson and
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More people will be eligible to take a $100,000 coronavirus-related distribution from their retirement account. The IRS released guidance on Friday which details new rules for individuals affected by Covid-19 to take a withdrawal from a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account. The CARES Act allows savers to take coronavirus-related distributions – emergency withdrawals
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A Dollar General store in Creve Coeur, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images How to find top stocks primed to outperform during this notably volatile period? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street analysts are betting on. With reopening optimism tempered by concerns of a second coronavirus wave, it could
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