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Take a look inside race car driver Johnny Gray’s $32.5 million Florida mansion
The retired race car driver Johnny Gray is ready to roll away from his megamansion in Jupiter, FL. Offered for $32.5 million, the 30,000-square-foot estate is the most expensive home ever listed in the area.
I got my COVID-19 vaccination. Now what? Can I get on a plane, or visit my family? Do I still need to wear my mask?
In the U.S. more than 3 million Americans have received two doses of either vaccine.
Life after the COVID-19 vaccine: Americans won’t rush back to restaurants and ballgames — or public transportation
‘The arrival of vaccines won’t automatically flip a switch to put the world back on its pre-COVID path,’ said Scott McKenzie, global intelligence leader at Nielsen.
Here’s where your college tuition really goes — because professors don’t do much teaching
Salaries are a big part of high college costs — yet most faculty members at four-year colleges are instructors, lecturers and adjuncts who get paid by the class.
Biden revives plans to put Harriet Tubman on $20 note — why this bill has special resonance for the Civil War-era abolitionist
History shows that Tubman has a special tie to the $20 sum.
CDC Director: ‘I can’t tell you how much vaccine we have and, if I can’t tell it to you, then I can’t tell it to the governors’
President Joe Biden has outlined a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, which some analysts describe as ambitious.
‘I’m tired of being the only one with moral values’: My mother put me on the deed of her home. Now my brother wants half
Before our mother passed away, she claimed the deed of the home to me, and she also added me on to all of her bank accounts. My brother was there and he said nothing.
Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double masking.
This is the best time of year to get a mortgage
A new study shows that home buyers can save a lot of money by timing their mortgage application right.
My sister is a single mother and thinks ‘squatter rights’ is the way to secure housing in the pandemic. What can I do?
‘She has been better with her money the last three months, but she has been very irresponsible in her spending the last few years — paying for breast implants, for example.’
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
5 tax-related policies Biden can push to help small businesses truly recover from COVID-19
Go beyond the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).
Schumer says budget vote possible next week, starting Capitol Hill economic stimulus push
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he told his fellow Democratic senators they could be voting on a multi-year budget blueprint next week, an action that would be the first step to Democrats writing a new economic stimulus plan without Republican input.
America’s billionaires could pay for most of Biden’s coronavirus response plan with just their pandemic profits
The combined wealth of billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg jumped almost $1.1 trillion since March
Consumer confidence rebounds on vaccine hopes and improving economy
Consumer confidence bounced back a bit in January as Americans looked past the high number of coronavirus cases and deaths toward greater availability of vaccines and an improving economy. The index of consumer confidence rose to 89.3 this month from 87.1.
IMF boosts U.S. and global growth outlook for 2021
The International Monetary Fund boosts its forecast for global economic growth this year to 5.5% but warned that uncertainty remains ‘exceptional.’
Stocks are solid for now but this sign of a market top can appear without warning
Major breaks occur when small- and microcap stocks are weak and large-caps are strong.
How you could lose everything by short-selling stocks, whether it’s betting against GameStop or Tesla
GameStop short-sellers are blowing up professional investors’ funds. But the story is far different for bets against Tesla and other large-cap stocks.