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$600 A Week: Poverty Remedy Or Job Slayer?
The $600 weekly pandemic unemployment payments have single-handedly changed the economic equation in America as people earn more staying home than they did in the jobs they lost.
Knee Repair's Use Of Surgical Assistant Leads To A Costly Surprise Bill
A college student's bill for outpatient knee surgery is a whopper — $96K — but the most mysterious part is a $1,167 charge from a health care provider she didn't even know was in the operating room.
Record Low Mortgage Rates Put More Cash In Pockets, But May Not Boost Economy Much
A historic drop in rates has millions of homeowners refinancing to save money. It's helping home sales, but it's not helping the broader economy as much as it would in a normal recession.
Federal Tax Filing Deadline Arrives
Wednesday is the deadline for Americans to file their tax returns. Thousands of IRS agents are still working from home, and many of the volunteers have been sidelined by the pandemic.
Is It Time To Kill The Penny?
As America experiences a coin shortage,
takes a look at the value of the penny.
New Yorkers Look To Suburbs And Beyond. Other City Dwellers May Be Next
Now that so many are working from home, more people are considering moving out of the city. The pandemic has sent enough New Yorkers to the exits to shake up the area's housing market.
CFPB Strips Some Consumer Protections For Payday Loans
Federal regulators issue a new rule for payday lenders that strips out a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.
Early Coronavirus Testing Restrictions Led To Some Big ER Bills
People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test. Some are crying foul.
Stocks Take A Pounding As Coronavirus Cases Spike
Investors were hoping that the worst of the pandemic was behind them. But the latest evidence suggests a rebound is still some ways off.
Get A Comfortable Chair: Permanent Work From Home Is Coming
After three months with much of the country working from home, many employers and their workers say the benefits of remote work — cost savings and a more relaxed atmosphere — outweigh the drawbacks.
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