Wealth

Kamala Harris made history Tuesday when presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced the California senator as his running mate. Harris is first Black woman and first Asian American to be the vice presidential nominee of a major party.   Being the daughter of immigrants — her father is Jamaican and her mother was Indian — helped
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A passion for eating permeates Istanbul, a city that famously straddles Europe and Asia, one whose cuisine has long been known for its variety and quality. In addition to the traditional purveyors of impeccable grilled fish and meats, intoxicating street food and famously fragrant desserts, several restaurants are taking the concept of “Turkish cuisine” in
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Parents are forming learning pods for their children to supplement virtual learning this fall. Source: Outschool The latest education trend has parents reaching into their wallets to help supplement or replace their children’s virtual education this fall. So-called “learning pods” or “pandemic pods” are popping up all over the country. They are small, in-person groups
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filadendron | E+ | Getty Images Financial upheaval and uncertainty has become the norm for many Americans, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Millions are unemployed, and scores of companies have been impacted by the economic slowdown. With so much uncertainty, it can be difficult and even scary to think about your money, much less make
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In this screengrab taken from a berniesanders.com webcast, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks about his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic on March 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Businesses are being severely impacted, schools are closing temporarily and large events are being postponed as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across
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If you have debt, forget spending on things like fancy coffee drinks, says “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary. That’s because paying off debt is “key” to financial success, he says. “If you have student loans, if you have debt, if you have things that you’re paying interest on, you have to pay those off first,” O’Leary
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Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks to the media on the company’s sustainability efforts in Washington on September 19, 2019. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos this week has sold more than $3.1 billion worth of shares in his company, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
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As the nation’s lawmakers debate the contents of the next pandemic stimulus bill, a group of high powered business leaders at some of the most successful companies in the country are calling on Congress to support America’s small businesses. “This is not a call for bottomless handouts,” the letter, released Monday, says. ”It’s a defining moment
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Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name and the unofficial face of fighting the pandemic. And now he has his own trading card.  The president of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases threw the first ceremonial pitch for Major League Baseball’s 2020 season on
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Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., spearheads the nation’s largest bank – serving almost half of U.S. households with $3.2 trillion in assets and managing over 250,000 employees across the world. And like many successful executives – from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk – Dimon starts his day with a routine.  After
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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for emergency preparedness, including with your money. Half of U.S. households lost income due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent Bankrate survey of over 3,700 Americans conducted in June. That’s why it’s critical to have an emergency financial aid kit, said Winne Sun, managing
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In the $1 trillion stimulus proposal released by Senate Republicans on Monday — the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools, or HEALS, Act — the $600 per week unemployment boost of the CARES Act, which expires Friday, would decrease to $200 per week. That’s because Republican leaders have largely said the extra $600 a week discourages people from returning to
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As Jeff Bezos defends Amazon‘s largess in front of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on Wednesday (“Just like the world needs small companies, it also needs large ones,” his prepared remarks read), his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has announced an update on her own efforts to dismantle the mountain of money and privilege on which
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The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 4 million in late July. Certain parts of the country have been hit particularly hard this month, including California and North Carolina, both places where I’ve recently spent time. After flying back to Los Angeles, where I currently live, from Charlotte, North Carolina, where my family lives, I
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