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Economy | Sun, Sep 20, 2020 | By

Bill Gates says Trump’s partial travel ban made the coronavirus pandemic worse

“ ‘We created this rush, and we didn’t have the ability to test or quarantine those people.’ ” That’s billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft MSFT, -1.24% co-founder Bill Gates explaining in a “Fox... Read More

Economy | Thu, Sep 17, 2020 | By

Bill decriminalizing marijuana no longer on Democratic-run House’s schedule for next week

Top House Democrats are delaying having a vote on a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, after previously saying the vote would come next week. Read More

Economy | Wed, Sep 16, 2020 | By

Trump’s call for ‘higher numbers’ for fiscal stimulus meets with mixed reactions from Senate GOP

President Donald Trump speaks in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on Aug. 28. (Getty Images) Senate Republicans, in a show of unity, voted last week for another coronavirus financial-aid bill almost half... Read More

Economy | Mon, Sep 14, 2020 | By

Trump says Biden would raise taxes by $4 trillion. Budget group says it would only be $3.4 trillion

Printing Supervisor Donavan Elliott inspects sheets of one-dollar bills run through the printing press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. (Getty Images) Read More

Economy | Sat, Sep 12, 2020 | By

The numbers tell us the economy is better, but millions of Americans aren’t feeling it

The U.S. economy has kept growing despite a summer spike in coronavirus cases and the end of massive federal aid, but millions of Americans are either being left out or... Read More

Economy | Sat, Sep 5, 2020 | By

This eye-opening experience has me rethinking how Social Security figures into my retirement planning

Our family’s goal was to achieve financial independence assuming we will have no Social Security benefits. Our full retirement ages are over two decades away, and cuts to the program... Read More

Economy | Thu, Aug 27, 2020 | By

A lung doctor on what she’s learning about coronavirus ‘long haulers’: shortness of breath, fatigue, and depression but also ‘improvement over time’

This interview is the third in a series of conversations MarketWatch is conducting with some of the leading voices in the U.S. on the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in April, Dr.... Read More

Economy | Sun, Aug 16, 2020 | By

New York City is ‘dead forever,’ according to one proud New Yorker

Will the city that never sleeps ever wake up? Not according to James Altucher, a best-selling author and former hedge-fund manager, who says that New York City is “dead forever”... Read More

Economy | Sat, Aug 15, 2020 | By

‘Unless we do this together, we’re not going to get this under control’: Fauci says we can learn from other nations on how to beat COVID-19

What can the U.S. do differently? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered some blunt messages to the public during an online video... Read More

Economy | Sat, Aug 8, 2020 | By

Should I have gotten my stimulus check by now? Why some people are still waiting — and what to do about it

In Washington D.C., lawmakers are debating a second batch of stimulus checks in another coronavirus rescue bill. In Blairstown, N.J. Frank Natoli is scratching his head on news of the... Read More

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