Month: March 2021

Robert Daly | Getty Images The Biden administration is expanding an existing pause on student loan interest and collections to include more than 1.1 million borrowers who are in default, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. The borrowers, whose defaulted loans are part of the Federal Family Education Loan program, were ineligible for the
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In this article LULU Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a Lululemon store in San Francisco, California, on Monday, March 29, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Lululemon on Tuesday reported revenue and profit for the holiday quarter that topped analysts’ estimates, boosted by the athletic apparel maker’s online business, and double-digit
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In this article VIACP TME 9888-HK VIPS DISCA CSG.N-CH 8604.T-JP A massive margin call affected a little-known family office last Friday, incurring billions of dollars in losses for certain banks involved and jolted the overall volatility in the broader market. Archegos Capital Management’s leveraged bets in ViacomCBS blew up and ignited a whopping $20 billion wave
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Steven Heap/EyeEm/Getty Images The deadline to contribute to individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts is May 17, the same day that individual federal income tax returns are due, the IRS said Monday. The announcement comes after the agency postponed the filing deadline to May 17 from April 15 following increased calls for more time
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In this article HAFAX Ronald Terry, 93, visiting his late-wife’s grave. He’s living with his daughter, Ellen Minor, who is his primary caregiver. Photo: Ellen Minor Over the past year, Ellen Minor has been caring for her 93-year-old father in their Covid bubble. It’s been far from easy. “I can’t tell you how close I
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In this article AZN-GB The European Union could open up a “Pandora’s box” if it decides to restrict exports of coronavirus vaccines, a political analyst told CNBC last week. Vaccination drives in the 27-member bloc have been hindered by production issues. Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca earlier this year cut its first-quarter target from 90 million doses
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A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco. Getty Images When the Covid-19 pandemic set in last year, one of the unintentional effects from the deep economic downturn included a potential reduction in Social Security benefits for one group of people. And now, as the U.S. economy is beginning to repair itself, signs point to
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Major banks around the world are still financing fossil fuel companies to the tune of trillions of dollars. A new report, published Wednesday from a collection of climate organizations and titled Banking on Climate Chaos 2021, finds 60 of the world’s largest commercial and investment banks have collectively put $3.8 trillion into fossil fuels from
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