It was fascinating to watch Treasury-secretary designate Janet Yellen and several Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee dance their delicate deficit dance at Yellen’s confirmation hearing yesterday. For her part, Yellen had to pitch President Biden’s willingness to “act big” with substantial new spending programs that would add trillions of dollars to the $20
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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the … [+] Treasury, participates remotely in a Senate Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images It was fascinating to watch Treasury-secretary designate Janet Yellen and several Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee dance their delicate deficit
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Largely as a consequence of the pandemic, trillions of dollars have been flowing out of the Treasury’s coffers. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the federal budget deficit for 2020 alone will exceed $3 trillion, three times higher than pre-pandemic estimates. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden has suggested that trillions of dollars more should be spent
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A pedestrian passes in front of a Charles Schwab Corp. bank branch in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Christopher Dilts | Bloomberg | Getty Images Retail investing behemoth Charles Schwab beat Wall Street’s profit and revenue expectations for the fourth quarter, the first earnings report following Schwab’s $26 billion acquisition of rival TD Ameritrade. Charles Schwab on
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2021 tax dates to highlight on your calendar: January 15, 2021 February 1, 2021 Forms W-2 and 1099 are due to taxpayers. February 12, 2021 Start of the 2021 tax season The IRS recently announced it will open the 2021 tax season and start accepting and processing individual tax returns filed by paper or electronically
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity reaches space for the first time. Source: Virgin Galactic Ark Invest, which operates the largest actively managed exchange-traded fund, plans to add a “Space Exploration ETF” under the ticker ARKX, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. While the ETF’s constituents have yet to be announced, shares of space companies Virgin
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Once president-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, free college could finally become a reality. “With the makeup of this Congress, I am very optimistic that this will be on the agenda,” said Morley Winograd, president and CEO of the Campaign for Free College Tuition. “The only person more passionate about this is first lady Jill Biden.” On the
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including Jake Angeli (C), a QAnon supporter known for his … [+] painted face and horned hat, enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by
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