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Progressive millionaires back primary challenges against centrist House Democrats Cuellar and Bourdeaux

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) gives an interview in Laredo, Texas, October 9, 2019. Veronica Cardenas | Reuters A group of millionaires that advocates for progressive tax policies is backing primary challenges to two centrist House Democrats the organization believes......

‘I have given up’: Democratic donors plot to finance primary challenge against Kyrsten Sinema

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic Party financiers are plotting to fund a 2024 primary challenge against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema as she fights key pieces of their party’s agenda. Some of the donors who now aim to finance a campaign against the moderate Democrat from......

Older workers who lack digital skills at risk of losing income. An initiative from Google and AARP aims to help change that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here MoMo Productions | DigitalVision | Getty Images For older workers, keeping digital skills fresh can be the key to staying employed. Now, the AARP Foundation and Google’s philanthropy arm, Google.org, are joining forces to provide technology and digital skills training......

Over 80 lawmakers call on Biden to release memo outlining authority to cancel student debt

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at the Oval Office of the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Over 80 House and Senate members wrote......

Here’s how much money Americans are aiming to save in 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant chunk of Americans to change the way they think about money. New York Life’s recent “Wealth Watch” survey found that 46% of American adults now say Covid is a factor they take into......

Democrats’ bid to keep the Senate will involve plans to fight inflation and promises for a renewed agenda

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock speaks during a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia on December 15, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Democrats scrambling to retain control of the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections plan to......

Biden will host CEOs at the White House to promote his stalled Build Back Better bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden departs after taking part in a virtual meeting with governors, mayors and local officials on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC on......

Obamacare enrollment hits record high after Biden makes post-Trump tweaks to health insurance program

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here What a difference a new president makes. Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans has hit a record high this season, a clear, if rare, policy victory for President Joe Biden in his first full year in office. The big surge......

Obamacare enrollment hits record high after Biden makes post-Trump tweaks to health insurance program

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here What a difference a new president makes. Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans has hit a record high this season, a clear, if rare, policy victory for President Joe Biden in his first full year in office. The big surge......

Italy’s Mario Draghi is getting an ‘A’ on his report card. But his powers are fading

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker wearing a protective face mask serves clients pizza on the waterfront in Naples. KONTROLAB | LightRocket | Getty Images Italy experienced a massive economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic, but its prospects now look much rosier with economists......

New York’s eviction ban expires Saturday. What renters need to know

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Protesters hold signs during a protest against the expiration of an eviction moratorium in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 14, 2022. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Throughout most of the pandemic, New Yorkers have been shielded from eviction thanks to a statewide moratorium on the proceedings. That protection......

Why Cuba’s extraordinary Covid vaccine success could provide the best hope for low-income countries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers transport a shipment of the Cuban Soberana Plus vaccine against Covid-19, to be donated by the Cuban government to Syria, at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, on Jan. 7, 2022. YAMIL LAGE | AFP | Getty Images Cuba......

These 20 companies are coming to this index focused on social and environmental good

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An investing index that aims to track the most transparent companies in the world is changing its holdings for 2022. The index — called the Transparency Index — is adding 20 new companies to its list of 100 companies that......

Many surprise medical bills are now banned. What to do if you get one anyway

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here brightstars | E+ | Getty Images Beginning this month, a new law that was years in the making bans certain unexpected medical bills. However, advocates say it’s important for consumers to still be on the lookout for these charges and......

With more than half a million Americans unhoused, the U.S. is still struggling to solve the homelessness crisis

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The Covid pandemic caused a surge in housing costs and a rise in unemployment, leaving nearly 600,000 Americans unhoused in 2020. “What people don’t typically realize when they walk past a person who’s homeless is that this person is costing taxpayers a lot of money,” said Sam Tsemberis, chief executive......

Several states have run out of federal rental assistance

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Austin, Texas. Ryan Martinez | Moment | Getty Images Several states have stopped accepting applications for federal rental assistance. The programs in New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Texas, as well as Washington, D.C., are either closed or on hold, leaving many struggling renters cut off from their only hope......

We’re all in danger of new Covid variants until the world is vaccinated, experts warn

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wearing protective face masks wait to receive a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India, April 26, 2021. Niharika Kulkarni | Reuters LONDON — New Covid-19 variants are likely to keep on emerging......

Fourth stimulus checks not expected as federal government grapples with omicron surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit......

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers seek new trial after juror tells media he was sexually abused

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. marshalls (not seen) block Ghislaine Maxwell from speaking with her sister Isabel during jury deliberations in the trial of Jeffrey Epstein associate Maxwell in a courtroom sketch in New York City, December 29, 2021. Jane Rosenberg | Reuters Attorneys......

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