Tesla shares have exploded for a gain of nearly 700% this year, having gotten a recent boost from joining the S&P 500. But a blockbuster 2020 is merely another chapter in the stock’s volatile journey to eye-popping returns. See full story.
House Republicans block bill for $2,000 stimulus checks, defying Trump as government shutdown looms
Republicans in the House blocked a bill put forward by Democrats on Thursday that would have sent $2,000 checks to individuals as part of a coronavirus financial aid package, up from the $600 agreed to in the measure approved by Congress earlier this week that President Donald Trump criticized as too meager. See full story.
The new stimulus bill didnâ€™t extend the student-loan payment pause â€” but it has 8 provisions that will affect how families pay for college
The $900 billion COVID relief package provides emergency financial help for college students, simplifies the FAFSA form and repeals a ban on incarcerated students accessing the Pell grant. See full story.
My husband and I are planning to give our daughter a home for Christmas. Are we making a mistake?
â€˜2020 is a good year to gift just to time stamp use of a very generous unified gift and estate tax credit available now,â€™ one expert suggested. See full story.
How many people have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity? â€˜The faster we do it, the faster we get back to lifeâ€™
â€˜If you have a highly efficacious vaccine and only 50% of the country gets vaccinated, youâ€™re not going to have that umbrella of protection of herd immunity,â€™ Anthony Fauci said. See full story.
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