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    1. Wall Street firm that nailed the market bottom now expects the S&P 500 to jump 8% by the end of August | Markets Insider

      A Wall Street firm that nailed the market bottom now expects the S&P 500 index to jump 8% to 3,250 by the end of August.
      In a note published on Wednesday, Stifel abandoned its previous price target of 2,950 due to its view that economic data has bottomed, market technicals are favorable, and an expansion in valuations will make up for a drop in earnings.
      Stifel previously called for a 15% relief rally on March 19, two trading sessions prior to the March 23 bottom, and raised its S&P 500 target to 2,950 in mid April.

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    2. McConnell vows end to enhanced unemployment benefits

      McConnell vows end to enhanced unemployment benefits

      Mitch McConnell promised House Republicans on Wednesday that the beefed up unemployment benefits enacted earlier this spring 'will not be in the next bill.'

      The Senate majority leader told the House GOP minority in an afternoon phone call that he is comfortable waiting to see how the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus spending previously approved plays out before moving forward on the next relief legislation. And he told them the ultimate end-product won't look anything like House Democrats' $3 trillion package passed last week, according to a person briefed on the call.

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    3. The $5,000 Stimulus Check Proposal Is Really a Social Security Cut in Disguise | The Motley Fool

      The $5,000 Stimulus Check Proposal Is Really a Social Security Cut in Disguise | The Motley Fool

      A recently published opinion piece in The Hill from Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute and Joshua Rauh of the Hoover Institution calls for stimulus checks of, say, $5,000 to be paid to workers who voluntarily want to receive them. These $5,000 checks would be treated as loans from the Social Security trust fund, with an interest rate of between 1% and 1.5%, as outlined in the article. 

      The catch is that taking this upfront loan from Social Security would mean having to delay the receipt of your initial Social Security payout, because your initial payments would go toward paying back this loan. Once your loan is paid off, your monthly benefits would be restored in full. Currently, retired workers aren't able to begin taking their Social Security benefits prior to age 62.

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    4. Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says

      Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says

      Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says Megan Henney Reblog Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here . If you're among the millions of Americans still waiting for the coronavirus stimulus payment to land in your bank account, time is running out to provide the IRS with your necessary direct deposit information.

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    5. 5 Commonly Asked Stimulus Tax Questions

      5 Commonly Asked Stimulus Tax Questions

      The COVID-19 outbreak has hurt the U.S. economy to a degree beyond what many of us could have imagined. Thankfully, the $2 trillion CARES Act has already been providing relief in the form of $1,200 stimulus payments that started hitting Americans' bank accounts in April. But there's still a lot of confusion surrounding those stimulus checks, so if you're in the dark, here's some information that may help clear things up.

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    6. Only Half of Americans Are Confident They'll Be Able to Afford Long-Term Care in Retirement

      Only Half of Americans Are Confident They'll Be Able to Afford Long-Term Care in Retirement

      It's estimated that 70% of seniors aged 65 and older will need some amount of long-term care in their lifetime. That care might entail a two-year nursing home stay or a few months of home health aide visits.

      Without a crystal ball, it's impossible to predict to what extent you'll need long-term care and what your costs associated with it will look like. But in a recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, nearly 50% of workers today aren't confident in their ability to pay for long-term care during retirement.

      If you're one of them, it's imperative that you take steps to get ahead of what could be the most substantial expense you'll face as a senior.

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    7. April unemployment rate: worst jobless numbers since the Great Depression.

      April unemployment rate: worst jobless numbers since the Great Depression.

      Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, the United States is now facing its highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression.

      The economy shed 20.5 million jobs in April, and the official unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent—its highest peak since the government began tracking the modern data series in 1948, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

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    8. Need to Come Out of Retirement? Here's How It Affects Your Social Security Benefits

      Need to Come Out of Retirement? Here's How It Affects Your Social Security Benefits

      Need to Come Out of Retirement? Here's How It Affects Your Social Security Benefits newsfeedback@fool.com (Catherine Brock) Save Rapper Lil Wayne said, "The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done ... you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do." If the stock market volatility this year has you second-guessing how much you saved for retirement, redirect your focus to the future and strategies to make your money last.

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    9. 3 Things to Know Before Throwing Out Your Old Tax Returns

      3 Things to Know Before Throwing Out Your Old Tax Returns

      3 Things to Know Before Throwing Out Your Old Tax Returns newsfeedback@fool.com (Kailey Hagen) Save Tax season eventually comes to a close, but you'll always have your tax return and other paperwork to serve as a reminder of that time -- at least until you throw it out. Hopefully, you're not doing that the second you've gotten your refund or paid your tax bill for the year, though, because that could cause huge problems if the IRS decides to pay you a special visit.

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    10. How Can a Trust Help You Avoid Nursing Home Costs?

      How Can a Trust Help You Avoid Nursing Home Costs?

      Does It Makes Sense to Buy Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance? It’s also about protecting that money from retirement risks, such as taxes and long-term care costs, and — if it’s important to you — being able to leave something behind for your loved ones. Unfortunately, these aspects of planning are frequently overlooked as pre-retirees stay laser-focused on their one goal: stashing away as much as possible in IRAs, 401(k)s and other investments.

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    11. 11 Tax Tips For The Unemployed During The COVID-19 Pandemic

      11 Tax Tips For The Unemployed During The COVID-19 Pandemic

      Paycheck Protection Loan Backlash: How To Defend Your Business Reputation And Avoid Getting Shake Shacked The rules for eligibility also vary by state since each state sets its own guidelines. Typically, however, you qualify if you are unemployed through no fault of your own, and you meet work and wage requirements established by your state. You can review the details of your state's program here . Of course, these numbers just tell half of the story.

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    12. How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Scams

      How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Scams

      By Sarah Fisher Many tragedies bring out scammers looking to take advantage of fear and suffering. The coronavirus pandemic has been no exception, with a litany of scams targeting those living in fear of the virus or struggling with its economic impacts. A general rule of thumb is to never provide personal information to people contacting you who you don’t know, unless you can independently verify that they need it for a legitimate reason.

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    13. California unemployed get temporary break on eligibility certification

      California unemployed get temporary break on eligibility certification

      Californians receiving unemployment insurance benefits will no longer have to certify every two weeks that they are still eligible for benefits, under a temporary directive issued by California Labor Secretary Julie Su.

      “Over the last two days, the benefits system has slowed significantly due to the strain of so many claims, keeping Californians from accessing UI Online to file new claims and to certify for payments. This has threatened the ability of people to apply for benefits and our ability to pay benefits,” Su said in a statement Thursday evening.

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    14. Drop-And-Go Food Drive April 25 Benefits South County Outreach

      Drop-And-Go Food Drive April 25 Benefits South County Outreach

      The City of Mission Viejo is hosting a Drop-and-Go Food Drive on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24392 Veterans Way.
      The event will benefit South County Outreach, which typically distributes nearly one million pounds of emergency, non-perishable and fresh food to an average of 9,000 families annually. However, the need for food is up 90 percent from 2019 and the organization's inventory is down 40 percent.

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    15. California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines plan to reopen in conjunction with West Coast states - CNNPolitics

      California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines plan to reopen in conjunction with West Coast states - CNNPolitics

      California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined a framework for reopening the economy in the Golden State Tuesday, warning in a gentle rebuke to President Donald Trump that the state's coronavirus protocols would be guided by 'science and public health, not politics' and telling residents that they will enter a radically different environment in their daily interactions.

      The Democrat did not give a date that the current state-at-home order would end. It currently extends through May 3 statewide, and longer in places like Los Angeles, which has a stay-at-home in effect until May 15. Instead local governments, he said, would be determinative, but he declined to respond to Trump's assertion that the President alone has total authority to decide when the country will reopen.

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    16. Your Second Stimulus Check May Be A Payroll Tax Waiver: How Does That Help You?

      Your Second Stimulus Check May Be A Payroll Tax Waiver: How Does That Help You?

      One of the proposals for a second stimulus check is a payroll tax waiver.

      Art Laffer, a member of President Trump’s economic recovery task force and a distinguished economist, suggested that a payroll tax waiver may be an easy and effective way to generate economic stimulus.

      If you think “payroll tax waiver” sounds like something that only benefits businesses, you aren’t alone. I have received emails from readers asking how exactly that helps employees and am here to explain it.

      What Is a Payroll Tax Waiver?

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    17. Term Life Insurance – What It Is and How It Works

      Term Life Insurance – What It Is and How It Works

      It’s human nature to wish for a long, healthy, happy life for yourself and your loved ones.

      Sadly, that’s not in the cards for everyone. That’s why life insurance — specifically, term life insurance, the most affordable type of coverage — factors into so many families’ long-term financial planning.

      Contrary to one of the most persistent myths about life insurance, most people should at least consider term life insurance coverage during the early and middle years of their adult lives. But it’s not appropriate for everyone. To determine whether term life insurance is right for you, learn more about how it works, who needs it, and when it’s just not worth the cost.

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    18. Suze Orman says this is exactly where to invest your money right now

      Suze Orman says this is exactly where to invest your money right now

      While the entire world battles a global health crisis , economies are also feeling the brutal affects of the coronavirus pandemic. Last month the stock market saw its 16th worst month for loss since 1915. As bad news about the coronavirus pandemic led investors to dump their stocks, the S&P 500 stock index reached its valley, 34% below its high from just a month earlier.

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    19. How Your Marital Status Will Affect Your Stimulus Check

      How Your Marital Status Will Affect Your Stimulus Check

      It may take months before all the checks are mailed, so if you're in a hurry to receive your stimulus money, you can provide your direct deposit information to speed up the process. The IRS recently revealed its new Get My Payment tool for Americans to track their stimulus check and see when it's estimated to arrive. If your bank account information isn't currently on file with the IRS, you can enter it here so you can get your money directly deposited instead of waiting for a check in the mail.

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    20. How to track your coronavirus stimulus check and now see your payment status - CNET

      How to track your coronavirus stimulus check and now see your payment status - CNET

      Here's how to use the IRS online tracking portal to monitor the status of your stimulus payment. Plus, everything else you need to know about the online status tracker.

      For tens of millions of US residents who've set up direct deposit with the government, the IRS and Treasury Department this week began depositing the first stimulus checks of up to $1,200 into bank accounts. Up to 150 million residents may qualify for the coronavirus payment, so it could take time for you to receive the money. These one-time stimulus payments are part of a $2 trillion 2020 coronavirus relief package intended to help you cover expenses and prod the flagging economy, as people lose their jobs and businesses shutter as a result of the pandemic.

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    21. Global stocks rally Friday on Gilead’s coronavirus treatment and Boeing’s production restart | Fox Business

      Global stocks rally Friday on Gilead’s coronavirus treatment and Boeing’s production restart | Fox Business

      U.S. stock futures are signaling a strong start to Friday's session adding to the momentum seen on Thursday.

      The Dow Jones Industrial Average are up more than 700 points or 3 percent while the S&P 500 was higher by nearly 3 percent and the Nasdaq Composite 2 percent.

      Earlier in the evening, President Trump outlined the early-stage, phase approach as part of the  “Opening Up America Again' coronavirus come back plan and there was also positive news on Gilead Sciences.

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    22. Coronavirus payments hit glitches

      Coronavirus payments hit glitches

      Errors are turning up in the Internal Revenue Service’s $1,200 payments to households this week, with some people receiving too little, a handful getting more than expected and some seeing their payment go into an unrecognizable bank account.

      Many of the millions of people expecting the payments are struggling with an IRS “Get My Payment” webpage intended to give the status of their funds.

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    23. IRS introduces new tool for taxpayers to track stimulus payments

      IRS introduces new tool for taxpayers to track stimulus payments

      The Internal Revenue Service, working with the Treasury Department, announced new tool Get My Payment, enabling taxpayers to check on their Economic Impact Payment date and update direct deposit information.

      The tool, available on IRS.gov, was created to help taxpayers track the initial round of more than 80 million Economic Impact Payments that have started to hit bank accounts and address some common questions.

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