Month: April 2021

The American Families Act — Biden’s new spending proposal covering paid leave, child benefits, childcare subsidies, tuition-free community college, and more, but lacks one component progressives had been calling for: an expansion of Medicare, in terms of benefits provided and age eligibilities. Here’s an excerpt from yesterday’s Washington Post: “Congressional Democrats are planning to pursue
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Yesterday morning, two major real estate investment trusts – Realty Income O and Vereit Inc. – announced that they’ll be merging this year. The deal includes Realty Income acquiring Vereit in an all-stock transaction, with the latter’s shareholders receiving 0.705 shares of the takeover stock for each of their own they currently hold. When completed,
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In this installment of Willis Weighs In, Tax Notes contributing editor Benjamin M. Willis talks with Anthony J. Nitti, partner at RubinBrown LLP, about the court cases that make up the foundation of tax law. Here are a few highlights from their discussion, edited for length and clarity. Willis: We are here today to talk about something
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When COVID-19 first shutdown the economy, fears spiraled, ranging from would businesses survive, to could this destroy the American economic system and ruin the future of retirement. It turns out, from a retirement perspective, the more things changed, the more they stayed the same. With vaccination rates rising, the end of the pandemic is within
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zhongguo Sustainability-focused funds attracted record inflows during the first quarter, pushing global assets under management in ESG funds to nearly $2 trillion, according to a report from Morningstar released Friday. The rise underscores the momentum behind ESG investing, or when environmental, social and governance factors are considered. Assets in these types of funds first topped
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By Julia Yarbough, Next Avenue Miami-Dade (Fla.) Fire Rescue firefighter and paramedic James Weldon, 55, recalls the myriad of emotions pumping through him during a routine rescue call when he was a rookie 17 years ago. Not because of the severity of the medical treatment, but for the words the female patient in her 80s hurled his
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By David Robinson, Next Avenue Earlier this year saw a frenzy in “meme stocks” like GameStop GME . You’ll remember: speculators — many of them in their 20s and 30s — clamored to buy shares, sometimes with borrowed funds, based on tips they’d heard, only to see those stocks plummet after soaring. More recently, we’ve seen
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor Odds are, you want to age in place — living in your home later in life, rather than in a long-term care establishment. There are three ways to make that dream more likely to be a reality. My “Friends Talk Money” podcast co-hosts and I, plus “Retirement Secrets” author Kim
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Warren Buffett (L), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger attend the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Warren Buffett will kick off Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual shareholder meeting this Saturday riding high, with shares of the conglomerate at a record and its
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In this article QSR-CA Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, November 6, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Restaurant Brands International on Friday reported quarterly earnings that topped Wall Street’s expectations as its systemwide sales surpassed 2019 levels. Shares of the company
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