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Teachers were already leaving the profession due to stress — then COVID-19 hit
About 44% of teachers who left voluntarily during COVID-19 cited the pandemic as the primary reason for their exit.
Take a look inside Vice President Kamala Harris’s San Francisco loft — it just sold for a profit
The nation’s newest vice president is unloading her San Francisco condo — and she’s getting a very good price.
6 Black financial pros everyone should follow this year
What they have to say about the financial setbacks that came with COVID-19, and the banking industry’s relationship to people of color.
Low wages are just the start of the problems for millions of U.S. workers during COVID-19 — here’s why
Prior research on wage inequality ‘understates the true level of inequality, said Ioana Marinescu, a University of Pennsylvania economics professor, and co-author of a new report.
Will we still be wearing masks in 2022? When will life return to normal? Dr. Fauci cautions, ‘It really depends on what you mean by normality’
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he can’t predict that life will return to how it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
My wife and I are in our 60s. Should we skip our undeserving children and leave everything to our grandkids instead?
‘We don’t want the middle generation to gain from our estate while cheating our grandkids out of their rightful inheritance.’
My father is trustee of my late mother’s estate. He is marrying again, and won’t distribute our inheritance
‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income.’
How to help Texas: Where to donate to help people without power, heat and safe drinking water
‘As with most disasters, disaster experts recommend cash donations as they allow for on-the-ground agencies to direct funds.’
Some 730,000 Walmart employees won’t be getting $15 an hour pay — they’re hardly alone
‘Why is it so hard for the richest family in America to just do what they should have done years ago?’ one worker asked.
‘They can’t coerce the states into doing anything:’ Biden does NOT have the power to enforce in-person learning at K-8 schools — here’s why
The federal government can provide money to re-open schools, but it’s states and districts who ultimately decide whether to reopen.
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The Biden stimulus plan moved forward today; here are the biggest parts of it
The House Budget Committee approved Monday a $1.92 trillion bill to carry out President Joe Biden’s coronavirus, the first step toward likely House passage by the end of the week.
This is the best way to fix the chaos surrounding COVID-19 vaccine scheduling
States must move to a one-stop preregistration system and then notify residents when it’s their turn to schedule appointments.
Small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to get exclusive access to PPP loans for 2 weeks
The Biden administration on Monday announces that the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program will be available only to small businesses with fewer than 20 employees during an upcoming two-week period.
Treasury’s Yellen criticizes bitcoin again as ‘inefficient’ and highly speculative
Bitcoin keeps going up in value and setting records, but new U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is not as high as investors on the leading digital currency. She’s hinted that more regulation is likely.