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Austin and Nashville were the U.S.’s hottest job markets last year
These top-ranked cities — both state capitals in the South — share other characteristics, too: well-known universities, booming job markets and an intangible cool factor
If the coronavirus spreads in America, food delivery companies could see a surge in demand — are they ready?
People who isolate themselves with ‘social distancing measures’ would still need food.
Why fans of country music star Garth Brooks thought he was backing Bernie Sanders
The country music legend wore a ‘Sanders 20’ jersey, which sent many on social media into a frenzy.
Joe Biden wants a first-time homeowner tax credit, Amy Klobuchar would clear housing voucher backlog — where the Democratic candidates stand on affordable housing
‘One sure way we can make sure that kids get a good start is if they have a roof over their head and a stable place to live,’ Sen. Amy Klobuchar said at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.
Two years after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — who are the winners and the losers?
There’s a disconnect between who actually benefited from the TCJA and who thinks they benefited.
You’re miserable at work. Here’s what to do short of quitting
Try one of these four strategies.
Michael Bloomberg is America’s No.1 philanthropist — how much of that is to spread his political influence?
‘Most people don’t think of charitable dollars as being an avenue to political influence, but it is,’ says David Callahan, author of ’The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age.’
What Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the other Democratic presidential candidates want to do to your taxes
All the Democratic candidates say wealthy taxpayers and businesses should pay more — but that’s where the agreements end.
There’s a new watchdog for taxpayers at the IRS
The National Taxpayer Advocate flags problems that make life difficult for taxpayers.
One possible coronavirus side effect — cheaper almonds for U.S. shoppers
China is the No. 2 buyer of American almonds, but with ports closed, inventory could pile up.
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Kudlow, urging stock buying, says the coronavirus threat to the U.S. is low
Top White House economist Larry Kudlow on Friday said investors should think about getting back into the stock market as the Dow Jones Industrial Average was on track to its worst weekly loss since 2008 over fears the COVID-19 epidemic may impact the global economy.
Congress works on providing $6 billion to $8 billion to fight coronavirus
U.S. lawmakers are working to provide between $6 billion and $8 billion in emergency funding to fight the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19, according to multiple published reports citing unnamed sources.
Powell says Fed ‘closely monitoring’ coronavirus
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday said the central bank was ‘closely monitoring’ the risk to the U.S. economy from the coronavirus epidemic.
The situation in China is even worse than you think, says this analyst with a history of accurate calls
The China Beige Book surveys thousands of private-sector participants in China to get a sense of what’s going on in the real economy. Right now the situation is grim, says its CEO.
The Fed can’t stop coronavirus from slamming the economy, but it could ease the pain
Contrary to what everyone is telling you, the Federal Reserve might actually be able to help if the economy began to weaken because of the coronavirus.