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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conducts a news conference in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Social Security and Medicare should be “completely off the table” when it comes to debt ceiling negotiations, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said in a
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Bloomberg Creative | Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images It’s possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan, leading to a reversal for the millions of Americans who had been expecting the debt cancellation. President Joe Biden in August announced that he’d forgive at least $10,000, and
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In this article META AMZN Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images Big-name tech firms like Amazon, Google, Meta and Microsoft are undergoing mass layoffs, but job prospects for applicants in the broader tech ecosystem are poised to be among the best of any industry in 2023, according to
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Wirestock | Istock | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Education has “fully approved” more than 16 million people for federal student loan forgiveness and sent their applications to loan servicers, the Biden administration announced Friday. The administration gave a state-by-state breakdown of the number of borrowers who have applied and been approved for its
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Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images As congressional lawmakers in the House slog through the early stages of negotiating over the debt ceiling — the amount of money the U.S. government can borrow — there’s been concern that those discussions could include spending cuts to Medicare. However, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has now made assurances
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Housing rights activists and tenants protest against evictions and the poor condition of their apartments outside the offices the landlord Broadway Capital in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 25, 2022. Brian Snyder | Reuters The Biden administration announced on Wednesday new actions to protect renters across the U.S., including trying to curb practices that prevent people
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In this article AAPL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT In the face of inflation, rising interest rates and slowing economic growth, there’s more competition than ever for consumers’ cash — and even how their purchases are made. Now, several of the large banks behind Zelle are teaming up to create their own digital wallet in a bid to
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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., speaks to the cameras about the reconciliation bill in the Hart Senate Office Building on Monday, August 1, 2022. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Now that the U.S. has hit the debt ceiling, lawmakers need to revisit the federal budget and find ways to make cuts,
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Prasit Photo | Moment | Getty Images Your investment ego may be costing you big bucks. “Overconfidence bias” is the behavioral principle of overestimating one’s own abilities, including financial acumen. And while confidence isn’t a bad thing, it can have damaging results — if you don’t have the chops to back it up. related investing
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Whether by choice or necessity, many workers will change jobs in the months ahead. Some companies, particularly tech giants, have been announcing deep cuts to their workforces as they face ongoing challenges due to rising interest rates and inflation. related investing news Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the market Friday: Google job
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Allison Michael Orenstein | Getty Images Social Security recipients are just starting to see the record 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment in their monthly checks. But come tax time, they could see surprises resulting from last year’s 5.9% increase, which at the time was the biggest COLA in four decades. Last year’s 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment was like
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Generally speaking, the higher your credit score, the better off you are when it comes to getting a loan. FICO scores, the most popular scoring model, range from 300 to 850. A “good” score generally is above 670, a “very good” score is over 740 and anything above 800 is considered “exceptional.” Once you reach that 800
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Jan. 10, 2023 in Washington. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.S. may be about to hit its debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said last week that the U.S. would likely hit the ceiling Thursday. Absent steps taken by Congress, the event may “cause
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Silverkblack | Istock | Getty Images In the new student loan repayment plan proposal rolled out Jan. 10 by the Biden administration, more borrowers could see their monthly payments drop to $0. The new option revises one of the four existing income-driven repayment plans, which cap borrowers’ bills at a share of their discretionary income
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Given today’s ongoing high inflation, many Americans worry they may not have put away enough money for retirement. They fear that sharp increases in food and energy prices and transportation and medical care costs could significantly affect their retirement savings. Yet there’s another important factor to consider: your life expectancy. A new report from the
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Sturti | E+ | Getty Images Whether you have access to a retirement plan through work increasingly depends, at least partly, on where you live. Within the last decade, 16 state legislatures have adopted retirement-savings programs targeting workers whose employers don’t offer a 401(k) plan or similar option. Some programs are up and running, while
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