Masked visitors view art at El Museo del Barrio’s Estamos Bien exhibit. The museo has reopened but at limited capacity. Michael Palma Mir When the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of funding the first week of May – weeks ahead of its May 31 deadline – it was a huge surprise to the staff of
Steve Prezant | The Image Bank | Getty Images The interest rate on federal student loans is going up. The government sets annual interest rates on the debt once a year, and the percentage is based on the 10-year Treasury note. Despite the uptick, rates remain low by historical standards, said higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that the state would end its participation in federal unemployment programs June 26. Justin Merriman | Getty Images News | Getty Images More than a dozen states are withdrawing from pandemic-era unemployment programs — forgoing billions of dollars in federal funds that would otherwise flow to out-of-work residents. Here’s
pinstock | E+ | Getty Images The government wants to cover high-speed internet for millions of low-income Americans. The $3.2 billion Federal Communications Commission program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit, covers $50 per month for high-speed internet service for eligible households, with a $75 monthly discount for those in Native American tribal areas. “High-speed internet service
In this article IRSA3-AR FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images There are only a few days left for individuals to file their 2020 tax returns without risking a penalty from the IRS. This year, the deadline for tax returns is Monday, May 17. In March, the IRS pushed back the date for individual returns due
kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty Images Putting away enough savings for retirement has always been a struggle for many Americans. One reason workers tend to fall short: They often dip into the money they have set aside for their golden years. Now, some experts and lawmakers are discussing one idea that could help workers avoid
In this article TVAG-FF Axel Hefer, CEO of Trivago Trivago It’s been said there’s no gain without pain and that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Online travel search firm Trivago seem to have taken the sentiment to heart amid an ongoing pandemic that’s put its industry through the wringer for some 14 months.
Morsa Images | E+ | Getty Images The U.S. stock market is back in choppy waters. On Wednesday, all three major U.S. indices — the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq — slid on fears that rising inflation will lead to higher prices and boost interest rates, capping off a three-day losing streak in the market.
Sophie Evanoff, owner of Vanille Patisserie in Chicago, is having a hard time finding workers. Source: Sophie Evanoff She managed to keep her bakery business afloat during the pandemic, but now Sophie Evanoff, owner of Vanille Patisserie in Chicago, can’t keep up with demand. The culprit: her inability to find workers. “It is to the
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty Images New York City has joined a short but growing list of jurisdictions aiming to get workers into a retirement plan. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law this week that will require most employers not offering a workplace plan to automatically enroll their workers
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the state of his American Rescue Plan from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 5, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden is calling for higher taxes on wealthy Americans to cover child care, paid family leave, education programs and other
kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty Images A new batch of $1,400 stimulus checks has been issued to Americans, bringing the total number of payments sent to about 165 million, or $388 billion. This marks the ninth set of payments since the $1,400 stimulus checks were authorized by Congress in March. The checks are for up
In this article AAA Las Vegas is the top road trip destination for Memorial Day travel in 2021, says AAA Travel. Hisham Ibrahim | Photographer’s Choice RF | Getty Images Travel looks set to continue its rebound during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally marks the start of the summer vacation season, with AAA
Luis Alvarez | DigitalVision | Getty Images The April jobs report has ignited controversy over what some see as competing interests: unemployment benefits and returning to work. But there’s a way to get both — including the extra $300 a week. “The $300 is what will attract people back to work,” Susan Houseman, research director
Justin Mackey, his wife, Cassie, and their three young children: Camdyn, 14, Connor, 7, and Charlie, 3. While Justin Mackey worked to rebuild his locksmith business, the 38-year-old was relying on getting a $420-a-week unemployment check for another four months. That money was a fraction of what he brought home before the pandemic shut down
In this article PFE Now that Pfizer’s Covid vaccine has been approved for children ages 12 to 15, more schools may be able to reopen fully in person this fall. Yet the question remains whether schools will require students to get vaccinated. “It’s always better to reinforce positive behavior rather than mandate,” said Bob Bollinger, a professor