“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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Robinhood is making it more difficult to get access to its options offering in the wake of a customer’s suicide last week.  In a blog post Friday, Robinhood’s co-CEOs outlined multiple changes to the free-trading app. Robinhood will increase eligibility requirements, and “consider additional criteria” for customers for level three options authorization “to help ensure
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Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 9 about unemployment insurance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Leah Millis/Reuters/Bloomberg via Getty Images The enhanced unemployment benefits supporting household income for millions of jobless Americans will soon lapse. Lawmakers, scrambling
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Dr. Jane Goodall speaks during the ‘Dr. Jane Goodall’s MasterClass’ New York screening in New York City. John Lamparski | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images World-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall has said young people should be striving towards different standards of success, besides money and fame.  Speaking to CNBC from last week’s CogX conference, Goodall
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U.S. stock futures were little changed on Thursday night following a muted session in which traders grappled with disappointing unemployment data and rising coronavirus cases. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained just 27 points, but pointing to a Friday opening dip of about 20 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures pointed to a little changed Friday open
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Interviewing for a job “sucks for everyone,” according to Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive and now part owner and executive board member of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team. “It’s fast-paced, pressure filled and more mistakes are made in hiring and also NOT-hiring,” Palihapitiya wrote in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. To compensate for
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