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October 18, 2021

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U.S. defends expulsion of undocumented migrants under health policy, even as it eases border restrictions for travelers with visas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Migrants expelled from the U.S. and sent back to Mexico under Title 42, walk towards Mexico at the Paso del Norte International border bridge, in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 1, 2021. Jose Luis Gonzalez | Reuters......

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is wrong to ban Covid vaccine mandates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools amid Covid-19 at Capitol Hill n Sept. 30, 2021. Shawn Thew | Pool | Reuters U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona......

Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be 5.9% in 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be 5.9% in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday. The 5.9% COLA will be the biggest boost to Social Security beneficiaries’ checks in about 40 years. In 2021, the Social Security COLA......

FDA approves Vuse vaping products for sale, marking a first for the e-cigarette industry

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person uses a Juul Labs electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, on Monday, June 24, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will allow a unit of British......

Pandemic has disrupted retirement plans for 35% of Americans, study finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Covid-19 pandemic has been a financial boon for some and a catastrophe for others. Now those effects are showing up in one more place: anticipated retirement dates. The pandemic has prompted 35% of Americans to change the age when......

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggests Democrats could cut major pieces of Biden’s economic plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during an event about the Build Back Better Act and climate crisis at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Democrats could slash entire pieces of President Joe......

Supreme Court signals it will side with Kentucky attorney general in bid to defend abortion law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Police officers set up barricades in front of of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered a Republican attorney general’s bid......

These are health insurance options if you’re fired for refusing to get a Covid vaccine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here d3sign | Moment | Getty Images Thousands of workers across the country have been fired for refusing to comply with an employer’s Covid vaccine requirements — and may now wonder how to replace their workplace health insurance. There are a......

Here are some steps to rebuild your retirement savings plan after being unemployed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Kieferpix | iStock | Getty Images Time out of work — either planned or not — can have a major impact on your retirement savings. In September, there were still 2.7 million Americans who had been unemployed for 27 weeks......

Women investors are still outperforming men, study finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Georgijevic | E+ | Getty Images Although many women lack investing confidence, their portfolios still outperform their male counterparts, according to Fidelity Investments’ 2021 Women and Investing Study.  On average, women investors achieve positive returns and surpass men by 40......

Alicia Guevara, first Black and Latina CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, on being an ‘only’: ‘There was no blueprint for my leadership’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In 2019, Alicia Guevara made history by becoming the first female CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the nation’s first and city’s largest youth mentoring program that serves 5,300 young people. Guevara, who is Black and......

Here’s what to know about 2021 required minimum withdrawals from retirement accounts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Don’t overlook required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts this year. After being waived for 2020, those RMDs — amounts you must take each year from most retirement accounts once you reach a certain age — are again in force......

These are the cheapest and most expensive states for running a business in 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Running your own business is always a challenge. It might be slightly easier in the Lone Star State. According to a new study from enterprise cloud software platform Approve.com, Texas is the country’s least expensive state for running a business.......

Medicare open enrollment starts soon. Here’s why you should pay attention

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Female doctor working with senior patient in a modern office clinic / hospital momcilog | E+ | Getty Images Sure, there are probably more entertaining things to do than review your Medicare coverage. Nevertheless, it’s about that time of year.......

How much do I need to retire? Top financial advisors weigh in

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here There are a few simple rules of thumb, such as saving 10 times your income by retirement age, although experts recommend using a retirement calculator to get a more accurate picture of your retirement number. Still, the old rules may no longer apply.......

Biden administration falls short of fiscal year 2021 U.S. refugee admissions cap

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration admitted 11,411 refugees to the U.S. in fiscal year 2021, falling far short of the president’s refugee admissions cap of 62,500 for that year. The new number of admitted refugees, released by the State Department this week,......

Debt ceiling deal postpones questions on Social Security, other government payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Two women sit at the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 26, 2021. Samuel Corum | Getty Images Congress is hard at work on a deal to keep the U.S. government from defaulting on its debt this month.......

An investment in child care would help lift some Latina women out of poverty, analysis finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here quavondo | E+ | Getty Images For lower-income Hispanic and Latina mothers, affordable and accessible child care would be a lifeline. As the country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, it looks like that may soon become a reality. Democrats have......

World leaders reach landmark deal on a global corporate tax rate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (frontL) speaks past OECD Director of Council and Executive Committee Secretariat (SGE/CES) Silvia da Rin Pagnetto (frontR) during a closing session at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris......

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