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Midwest economy improving but businesses less optimistic

1 month ago   |   By Finance Commerce

The economy continues improving in nine Midwest and Plains states but business leaders are less optimistic after the latest surge in coronavirus cases in the region, according to a new monthly survey released Monday.
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There's a way to get the coronavirus vaccine today even if you're not on the government's high-priority list. You don't have to be rich or well-connected

There's a way to get the coronavirus vaccine today even if you're not on the government's high-priority list. You don't have to be rich or well-connected

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Only a small subset of people in the US, including nursing home residents and healthcare workers, are eligible to receive the scarce coronavirus vaccine right now. Almost everyone else is supposed to wait their turn, which could be months away.
But there's a loophole, and you don't have to be a celebrity, a billionaire, or plot some devious trick to find it.
It turns out that on some days healthcare facilities across the US, including hospitals and pharmacies, find themselves with leftover vaccines that could be discarded if not used quickly. Sometimes healthcare...
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529 plans offer a tax-free way to save for and pay educational expenses - here's how these state-sponsored investment accounts work

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Once limited to traditional college costs, 529 plans can now be used to save for almost any sort of educational expense, including student loans.
Ariel Skelley/Getty Images 529 plans are state-run, tax-advantaged accounts earmarked for educational expenses, from kindergarten up through graduate school, and student loan paybacks.
529 plan account earnings and withdrawals are tax-free; some states also allow deductions on contributions.
529 plan funds can affect financial aid and can incur tax penalties if withdrawn for the wrong uses.
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California dentists can now administer coronavirus vaccines amid the state's massive surge in cases

California dentists can now administer coronavirus vaccines amid the state's massive surge in cases

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Dentists in California can now administer vaccines, per a new order in the state.
On Monday, the Department of Consumer Affairs in California issued a waiver that lets California dentists administer vaccines authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration.
To date, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state has only vaccinated 1% of its 40 million people, according to the Associated Press. As of Monday, California has only administered about 450,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of nearly 1.9 million doses distributed to the state, according to the US Centers for...
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March 1 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations

March 1 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations

SPECIAL NOTE: The Covid Tracking Project will end daily updates on March 7th. From Bloomberg on vaccinations as of Mar 1st. "In the U.S., more Americans have now received at... Read more ...

A Black manager at Amazon Web Services is suing her own employer, alleging...

A Black manager at Amazon Web Services is suing her own employer, alleging management fostered 'shocking racial insensitivity' and left her vulnerable to sexual assault

Summary List Placement A Black senior manager at Amazon's cloud unit filed a lawsuit against the company and three current or former executives on Monday, alleging racial and... Read more ...

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Ink Business Preferred: Which Ultimate Rewards...

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Ink Business Preferred: Which Ultimate Rewards card is best for you?

Summary List Placement The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of the most popular travel rewards credit cards . The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card is one of the best... Read more ...

Democratic senators propose clean energy tax credits

Democratic senators propose clean energy tax credits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two U.S. senators from states with declining manufacturing sectors are pushing to invest $8 billion through tax credits to create clean energy jobs. Read more ...

Global real estate firm pays $135M for Sanctuary Park buildings, as suburban...

Global real estate firm pays $135M for Sanctuary Park buildings, as suburban Atlanta deals heat up

A global real estate investment firm paid almost $135 million for three north Fulton County office buildings. Read more ...

Goldman Sachs restarts cryptocurrency trading and will begin trading bitcoin...

Goldman Sachs restarts cryptocurrency trading and will begin trading bitcoin futures for clients next week, report says

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs has restarted its cryptocurrency trading desk amid a boom in bitcoin, which saw its price rise 65% year-to-date and 470% in the past year... Read more ...

Democrats unveil an ultra-millionaire tax on the top 0.05% of American...

Democrats unveil an ultra-millionaire tax on the top 0.05% of American households

Summary List Placement In an effort to combat wealth inequality, Democrats on Monday unveiled a bill that would impose a 2% wealth tax on American households with net worths... Read more ...

CEO Orlando Zayas was rejected for a Gap credit card in 2008. Now, his...

CEO Orlando Zayas was rejected for a Gap credit card in 2008. Now, his billion dollar lease-to-own company helps people afford necessities

Summary List Placement One out of five credit card applications were rejected in October, double the rate from before the pandemic, according to the Federal Reserve. Orlando... Read more ...

Construction Spending Increased 1.7% in January

Construction Spending Increased 1.7% in January

From the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased: Construction spending during January 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of... Read more ...

A new kind of biotech upstart inspired by a top MIT finance professor just...

A new kind of biotech upstart inspired by a top MIT finance professor just received a crucial validation, and rivals are now copying its strategy. BridgeBio's CEO says it's just getting started

Summary List Placement It wasn't that long ago that the idea behind BridgeBio drew laughter from biotech and finance experts. But these days, CEO Neil Kumar says he's taking... Read more ...