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This brewing fight in Congress could boost gold and sink stocks over the next 2 weeks

Many investors may be taken by surprise as lawmakers battle over government spending.

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FDA panel recommends Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster dose for 65 and older, but not for the general public

A group of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration said the regulator should not allow Americans to get a booster dose of BioNTech SE and Pfiz...

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Bored and stuck in your job? Here’s the secret to being happy at work

The author of a book on the subject discusses ways to get unstuck and find meaning in what you do.

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Student debt is keeping many Americans from becoming homeowners — and COVID didn’t help

While people with federal student loans have been allowed to pause payments during the pandemic, most borrowers haven’t gotten any closer to paying their debt.

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Why this fund combination is better than the S&P 500

People who set money aside for retirement do so in order to make that money grow

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Watch: SpaceX Capsule With 4 Civilians Splashes Down to Earth

SpaceX’s all-civilian crewed mission returned to earth after three days in orbit. The Crew Dragon’s mission was the first time a crew of amateur astronauts has traveled to orbit on a private company’s spaceship. Video/Imag...

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Wall Street sees as much as 70% upside for these highly rated energy stocks in rally mode

Crude oil shot up more than 3% in only one day amid rising demand and a supply disruption, while many oil and gas stocks were up even more.

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The Best Courses in the U.S. and Beyond for an Autumn Tee Time

From falling leaves on northern greens to balmy links in the Bahamas

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SpaceX Returns Private Astronauts to Earth After Three Days in Orbit

Here's what to know about the mission.

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When it comes to retirement security we’re…No. 17

This group of Americans is gloomiest about retirement—with good reason

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5 things everyone should know about Social Security

Why aren't more people talking about how to save America's retirement plan?

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How long might it take to resolve the Epic-Apple case? Expect a legal marathon

"Both sides have good issues for appeal. Epic challenging market definition and procompetitive justifications found by the Court, and Apple challenging the state law injunction and perhaps the market definition," antitrust...

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What’s next for the real estate market? We asked the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors

Lots of potential vacation-home buyers are on the fence, betting that the market will improve for buyers this fall as companies order workers back to the office while either reducing or completely eliminating remote work.

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CFO of high-end shoe company embezzled $30 million in failed bid to woo TV news anchor — now he’s going to jail

Richard Hajjar admitted stealing from The Alden Shoe Company to fund a TV talk show and beauty line for former Boston newscaster Bianca de la Garza.

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Congress saves a controversial tax ‘loophole’

This largely benefits the rich and the upper-middle class

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What will you call home when you’re older? The ultimate guide to housing in later life

Will you age in place, live like the 'Golden Girls' or move in with family? Here's a guide to housing options for retirees, with resources to help find what's right for you.

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These money and investing tips can help keep your portfolio safe from the bears

Money and investing stories popular with eLesor readers over the past week.

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Why the $5.4 trillion ETF market faces its biggest crisis since inception

Every week we highlight the most timely exchange-traded fund news, from new launches to inflows and performance.

Biden warns climate forum of ‘point of no return’ without bolder action, agrees to methane cuts

President Joe Biden on Friday urged all nations to act to slow climate change or risk getting dangerously close to "a point of no return," as pressure to replace pledges with action rises ahead of the highly anticipated No...

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WHO warns lack of COVID-19 vaccine supply in Africa could make it breeding ground for new variants and ‘send the whole world back to square one’

The World Health Organization made another urgent plea to developed nations to make a greater effort to get vaccines against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 to Africa, and prevent the continent from turning into a b...

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Republican senators are blocking desperately needed pandemic relief for the world’s poor

Allowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn't cost U.S. taxpayers a dime

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Cannabis sector is not banking on help from Congress before 2022

SAFE Banking Act and other potential paths to legalize aspects of cannabis on the federal level remain on the back burner, but more states are growing their presence in the business.

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SpaceX Returns Private Astronauts to Earth After Three Days in Orbit

The four-person crew lands off the coast of Florida, completing a mission that included scientific research and cold pizza.

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Overtime Can Be Costly, Over Time

Amid a shortage of workers, companies are relying on longer shifts—which can deplete the ranks of their existing employees.

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Biden Administration Sends More Agents to Texas Bridge

The U.S. is sending 400 border agents and officers to Del Rio, Texas, to move thousands of Haitian migrants being held under a bridge to other locations along the Mexican border or put them on planes back to Haiti.

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Rally for Jan. 6 Capitol Rioters Smaller Than Expected

Fewer people than expected attended Saturday’s rally in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of police officers were deployed in preparation for potential clashes. Four people were arrested.

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Tequila Bottles Found on Air Force One Jet Under Development

Boeing is investigating the discovery of two miniature bottles on a U.S. presidential jet under development in San Antonio.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Request for Evidence Seized by FBI Is Denied

The federal judge’s decision allows a special master to review what material taken by the FBI is subject to attorney-client privilege.

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The Facebook Files, a Podcast Series

The Facebook Files, an investigative podcast series, dives into an extensive array of internal Facebook documents that provide an unparalleled look inside the social media giant.

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Can This Couple Afford to Build Two Vacation Homes? A Financial Adviser Weighs In

The adviser suggests they hold off until they are on a firmer financial footing.

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Some Republicans Fear Tighter Election Rules Could Boomerang

In Michigan, GOP officials are cautioning against tougher absentee voting laws, in part because it might discourage their own voters from casting ballots.

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Taliban Prohibit Girls From Attending Secondary School

Taliban officials said girls may return to school once security concerns allow, echoing their de facto ban on girls’ education in the 1990s.

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Durham Cracks the Russia Case

The special counsel’s indictment tells the real story of 2016 collusion.

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He Found His Classic Dodge With an Assist From Jay Leno

A car fan who works in Hollywood loves all the places his 1966 Town Wagon Power Wagon can go.

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How Foil Blankets Are Used to Save the World’s Largest Trees

Firefighters are taking special precautions such as using reflective shielding to protect giant sequoias from the KNP Complex Fire in the Sierra Nevada.

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Banks Strike Back, but Returns Remain Strong With Fintech

While Goldman Sachs’s deal to acquire GreenSky is the latest example of a nonbank lender moving into banking, investors shouldn’t declare victory for banks quite yet.

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Biden Says U.S. Working With EU on Methane-Emissions Pledge

The president encouraged other nations to sign on to a target of cutting global methane emissions by nearly a third by 2030.

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Hollywood Embraces TikTok Stars for TV, Film Projects

With younger audiences glued to their phones, studios are tapping talent minted on social media for leading roles in film and television productions.

How to Detect Your Child’s Emotional Distress Before the School’s AI Does

School districts use bots to monitor student email and web searches for signs of self-harm or violence; tips for parents on being proactive about their teens’ and tweens’ mental health.

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The Biggest Mistakes Home Buyers and Sellers Make

It’s the largest investment many people will ever make—and the most emotional one. That can be a bad combination.

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Afghanistan’s Economic Meltdown Leaves Ordinary Citizens Scrambling to Survive

A severe economic crisis threatens to unspool whatever gains remain of 20 years of U.S.-funded nation-building.

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‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ Review: Redefining What Constitutes a Nation’s Style

The Met’s latest exhibit proposes a new, democratic language for U.S. fashion history while pushing back against notions of European supremacy.