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You saved a lot of money during the shutdown. Here's one reason you may not feel like you're ahead

The wealth you can build through the stock market marks the difference between Warren Buffett and the average person who has good savings habits yet shies away from investing.

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Here are some red flags that could grab the attention of IRS

The IRS may be auditing fewer returns than it once did, yet there is still a risk of hearing from the taxman for variety of reasons.

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Here's how much you'll really need to buy your first home (Hint: It's more than you think)

You may be saving up for a down payment, but that's not the only cash you'll have to come up with before you get the keys to your new place.

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Will Americans get another round of stimulus payments? Your top questions answered

Will there be another round of stimulus payments and what should you do with the money? Here are the answers to your top questions about rescue checks.

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Here's why you haven't received your tax refund

Tax refunds can be a significant source of emergency cash, especially at a time when households' finances are pinched. A few unfortunate taxpayers have been waiting since this spring to get their money back.

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Bill Ackman's new blank-check company will be a $4 billion bet on a so-called 'Mature Unicorn'

Bill Ackman's new investment vehicle Pershing Square Tontine Holdings plans to offer 150 million shares at $20 apiece, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Bill Ackman's new blank check company may be a $4 billion bet on a so-called 'Mature Unicorn'

Bill Ackman's new investment vehicle Pershing Square Tontine Holdings plans to offer 150 million shares at $20 apiece, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Barstool's Dave Portnoy says he'll focus on sports betting when sports return

"I'm enjoying the stock stuff ... It's been fun ... but I'm a sports guy. I'm a sports better," Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy said after jumping into day trading.

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U.S. banks are 'swimming in money' as deposits increase by $2 trillion amid the coronavirus

The wall of money flowing into banks has no precedent in history: in April alone, deposits grew by $865 billion, more than the previous record for an entire year.

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Insurer launches overseas and domestic road trip coverage for pandemic-era travelers

Seven Corners has launched two new trip policies tailored to the needs of pandemic-era travelers: A medical plan covering overseas medical expenses incurred due to Covid-19 infection, and a North American road trip insurance policy designed to appeal to drivers as interest in motor holidays rises.

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Expanding the definition of entrepreneur

McGill Alumni News | Tracey Lindeman | May 2020 Who gets to be called an entrepreneur? In 2020, we generally picture young men in hoodies staring intently into laptops. Or perhaps a slightly more diverse cast of people dressed in business casual, discussing the merits of spreadsheets in the cloud. We may even imagine a

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US Fed Chair Says Private Entities Should Not Help Design Central Bank Digital Currencies

Coindesk | Nikhilesh De | Jun 17, 2020 Private entities aren’t needed to build central bank digital currencies, said the head of the U.S. central bank on Wednesday. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, speaking before the House Financial Services Committee, said the idea of a digital dollar – referring to a blockchain-based version of the

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JANA Partners pushes for changes at a government contractor with an activist-friendly chairman

JANA Partners is a very experienced activist investor with experience in this industry.

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Here are some helpful work-from-home tips from a telecommute pro

One expert discusses challenges that remote workers and their companies may want to think about as telecommuting becomes more standard.

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Banking Needs 360-Degree View of Customer Journey

The Financial Brand | Jim Marous | Jun 2, 2020 “Identity is the foundation that allows brands to deliver relevant messages, while reducing waste, customer churn and optimizing return on marketing investment,” said Ric Elert, President and chief operating officer at Epsilon. “When brands get identity right, it gives them a fighting chance to not

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