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Personal Finance Trump’s crackdown on ‘critical race theory’ training leads to cancellation of Justice Department ‘unconscious bias’ program
Earlier this month, the Office of Management and Budget said ‘critical race theory’ was ‘divisive, false and demeaning.’
‘This is just slowing the clock on evictions’: Why the CDC’s moratorium on evictions won’t solve America’s looming $100 billion rental crisis
‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country.’
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer say U.S. should immediately cancel $50,000 in student loans for millions of borrowers
‘Even before the COVID–19 pandemic, the United States also faced a historic student loan crisis, which is currently holding back our struggling economy,’ Warren said.
Mortgage rates remain near record lows — now the challenge will be finding a lender willing to give you one
The supply of mortgages has dropped to the lowest level since 2014, according to one metric.
Two teachers face a difficult choice: One welcomes ‘normalcy,’ while another feels ‘rage.’ COVID-19 has radically altered their feelings about school
Schools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroom.
New-home construction pulls back slightly, as builders shift attention away from the multifamily sector
Multifamily starts fell 25% between July and August, reflecting the volatility in that sector of the housing market.
Worried about COVID-19? New $399 Apple Watch tests blood-oxygen levels. Other products do this for $17 — but what does the FDA say?
‘What we don’t want is for people to go, Oh s—! I’m looking at my oxygen levels and it’s low, it must be COVID,’ says medical director of Respiratory Care Services at Houston Methodist Hospital.
How long the $300 unemployment benefit lasts all depends on which state you live in
More than $30 billion — two-thirds of the FEMA disaster-relief funds being used to fund the extra benefits — has been distributed to make the $300-a-week payments across more than 20 states
Elsewhere on MarketWatch A handful of wealthy countries own more than half of the world’s COVID-19 vaccine supply, warns Oxfam
Oxfam warns that the promised supply of global doses from leading vaccine candidates is largely being divided up between the richest nations.
U.S. jobless claims fall in mid-September, but the economy still suffering lots of layoffs
The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits through state and federal programs fell in September for the first time in five weeks, but initial jobless claims are still very high and point to ongoing job losses due to the pandemic.
Trump disputes CDC director on vaccine rollout, blames high coronavirus death toll on ‘blue states’
President Donald Trump discussed his administration’s plan to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible during Wednesday’s coronavirus task force briefing, and disputed earlier comments from CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Stock markets have now seen the ‘peak of Fed stimulus’ unless these 2 things happen
Investors were left disappointed by the Federal Reserve’s action — or lack of — late on Wednesday, as the central bank failed to indicate any new stimulus.