Danielle Fontenot runs to a relative’s home in the rain with her son Hunter ahead of Hurricane Delta, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Charles, La. Gerald Herbert | AP An unforgiving hurricane season shattered records this year, producing the most named storms ever seen in the Atlantic and battering parts of Central America and
Moderna in Cambridge, MA is pictured on Feb. 28, 2020. David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe via Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Moderna — Shares rallied more than 14% after the drugmaker said its coronavirus vaccine candidate was more than 94% effective in preventing Covid-19 during a trial. The
krisanapong detraphiphat | Moment | Getty Images The rising economic power of women in this country is one of the most significant financial shifts of recent decades. The bottom line: Women are generating and managing an increasing amount of wealth in the U.S. Today, women control more than $10 trillion (about 33%) of total U.S.
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE A big year-end rally? Don’t get too excited yet. December is traditionally an up month: Since 1945, the S&P 500 rose nearly 1.5% in all Decembers and advanced in price 73% of the time, according to Sam Stovall at CFRA Research. But hopes for the
TommL | E+ | Getty Images With sustainable investing, you cannot only use your money to make the world a better place, you can also use your money’s voice. Such is the job of shareholder advocacy, a primary strategy under the umbrella of sustainable/socially responsible investing. A small, but dedicated number of financial advisors, along
Holiday shopping doesn’t need to break the bank. More shoppers are expected to choose online shopping this holiday season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But other dangers lurk online, and most shoppers are not aware that they could be putting their personal financial data at risk. A majority of shoppers — 59% — said they plan
A survey of small business owners across the U.S. finds confidence dropping to an all-time low after Biden’s election victory with fears that taxes will go up and regulations become more onerous. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images Small business confidence has fallen to an all-time low after the election of former Vice
One key to success when diversifying your investment portfolio to include property overseas has nothing to do with purchasing property overseas. It has to do with your exit. Here are eight strategies and tips for selling for maximum return when the time comes. Resale Tip #1: Don’t Buy Common iStock.com/Suwaree Tangbovornpichet As the adage goes,
Dusk settles over the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick … [+] Semansky) ASSOCIATED PRESS Now that the transition to a Biden White House has officially begun, what will his presidency mean for estate taxes? Many people have been gifting like mad these last few months in anticipation of a potential
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MAY 27: An aerial view of a construction worker roofing an apartment home on … [+] May 27, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The residential housing project by Garden City developers Engel Burman will provide approximately 150 construction jobs, help address a dire housing shortage, and support the County by retaining
An exhibitor shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate from China National Biotec Group of Sinopharm Group during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services at the Beijing Olympic Park on September 5, 2020 in Beijing, China. Han Haidan | China News Service | Getty Images SINGAPORE – Developing countries may face a long wait
One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls expects another market breakout. Capital Wealth Planning’s Jeff Saut sees the S&P 500 hitting 4,000 before year-end — a 10% gain from Friday’s close and an 83% gain from the March 23 low. “Earnings are going to continue to come in better than most people think,” the firm’s advisory
Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers. While complaints about smaller seats and expensive tickets are rife today, a look into the history of commercial aviation shows that today’s customer experience may not be as bad
At $7 million, Atherton, California’s 94027 remains the most expensive Zip code for the fourth … [+] consecutive year. Getty Images A market defined by intense demand for relatively tight supply has pushed home value growth to record levels across the country. To get an idea of where home prices have been resilient in the
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a protective mask during a news conference in the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday that the U.S.
Stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading on Sunday as the market looks set to finish November with historically strong gains. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 64 points. S&P 500 futures traded 0.3% higher and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.5%. The blue-chip Dow has risen 12.9% so far this month, on pace
Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about when you can submit your application to begin benefits, Social Security’s earnings test, working part time while receiving disability benefits and what happens to money paid in Social Security taxes but not collected. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19: Entrepreneur and philanthropis Sean Parker speaks onstage during … [+] Global Citizen: Movement Makers at NYU Skirball Center on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen) getty Professor Calvin Johnson of the University of Texas recently trashed an innovative tax program
Former Xbox executive Elan Lee, right, co-created the Kickstarter phenomenon Exploding Kittens with … [+] The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman and Shane Small. getty Video and tabletop game designer Elan Lee is looking to roll the dice in Los Angeles, where his home in the historic Los Feliz neighborhood is on the market for $4.995 million.
Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx speaks as President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 21, 2020. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah