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    1. Americans flocked to buy life insurance, prepare wills and trusts last year

      Americans flocked to buy life insurance, prepare wills and trusts last year

      More Americans turned their attention to life insurance, wills and trusts last year as the coronavirus pandemic made the reality of death unavoidable.

      The number of life insurance applications from people under age 44 increased by more than 7 percent in 2020, according to the MIB Group, a data sharing service for insurance companies, which tracks life insurance applications.

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    2. CDC relaxes distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feet

      CDC relaxes distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feet

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday relaxed physical distancing requirements for children in school, from 6 feet to 3 feet — a change aimed at allowing more students to be inside classrooms.

      The recommendations come with a few caveats. Masks remain mandatory, and teachers and other adult school staff must still adhere to the 6 feet guidelines.

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    3. Views on recovery weigh on debate over extending unemployment benefits

      Views on recovery weigh on debate over extending unemployment benefits

      To hear President Donald Trump tell it, the coronavirus will soon disappear, jobs are coming back, and Congress needs to let a $600 weekly unemployment benefit expire July 31, which he calls a 'disincentive to work.”

      But even with some jobs lost to the pandemic beginning to return, over 30 million people are still receiving the unemployment assistance and some fear the president's rosy assessment could leave them destitute if it goes away.

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    4. Banks warn of 'utter chaos' in new small business lending program

      Banks warn of 'utter chaos' in new small business lending program

      Millions of small businesses are anxiously awaiting their slices of a $350 billion relief program that forms part of the government's $2 trillion economic support package. However, with just hours to go before launch, it wasn't until Thursday night that banks received their 31 pages of guidance from Treasury on how to lend the money — and some haven't even decided whether they can participate on the opening day.

      In a strongly worded statement, one of the nation's biggest lenders said the much-touted relief program for small business owners wasn't ready for prime time.

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    5. Coronavirus in the U.S.: Map of where the virus has been confirmed across the country

      As the coronavirus continues to spread in China, U.S. health officials are closely monitoring for cases in the United States.

      This map will be updated as more cases in the U.S. are confirmed. As of Jan. 29, there were five: one each in Illinois, Arizona and Washington state, and two in California.

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    6. 7 ways to cut your tax bill before Dec. 31

      7 ways to cut your tax bill before Dec. 31

      The final few weeks of the year aren’t just for last-minute shopping and holiday parties. It’s also a crucial time for tax savings.

      While the 2017 tax overhaul did put a whole new spin on year-end planning, it did not eliminate the need to do it altogether.

      In fact, from making an 11th-hour charitable donation to an early college tuition payment, now is your last chance to reduce what you’ll owe Uncle Sam come April.

      So put down the eggnog and cross these tax movesoff your holiday to-do list:

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    7. 5 Financial Things Every Breast Cancer Patient Needs To ...

      5 Financial Things Every Breast Cancer Patient Needs To ...

      Stephanie McKire, 60, knows how expensive cancer can be.

      When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2012, McKire, now retired and living in Detroit, was a quality engineer and had employer-sponsored health insurance. She soon found that, even with insurance, the copays and costs of medication and therapies added up to thousands of dollars.

      McKire says people don’t realize that the cost of cancer treatment can linger even after that treatment has ended.

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    8. How to save money on prescription drugs

      How to save money on prescription drugs

      You have insurance, so you assume you’re getting the best price for your prescription drugs . Not necessarily. Sometimes, because of high deductibles or high co-pays, it’s cheaper to skip the insurance and pay the retail price. I know, it sounds crazy, right? But I did that recently and was blown away by how much I saved — $108 on a 90-day refill of the generic drug I’ve been taking for years.

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    9. Las Vegas strike could have far-reaching effect on larger economy

      Las Vegas strike could have far-reaching effect on larger economy

      What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week.

      If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don't show up to work, it could cost the destination millions and lead to travel woes for anyone taking a vacation or business trip to Sin City. It could also send casinos looking for temporary workers amid low unemployment rates.

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    10. Six Questions Parents Need to Ask Before Their Daughter Starts College - Nbc News

      Six Questions Parents Need to Ask Before Their Daughter Starts College - Nbc News

      Sending a college freshman off is never easy. But for parents who are moving their daughters in for the first time, there's a unique set of fears and challenges.

      Young women today are at risk for a myriad of health and social problems, from higher levels of anxiety to increased reports of sexual assault.

      But there's good news: They also have access to a variety of specialized safety measures, technology apps, and support services that didn't necessarily exist for their mothers or even college-age children several years ago.

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    11. Health Insurance Companies Set to Raise Obamacare Premiums

      Health Insurance Companies Set to Raise Obamacare Premiums

      itemprop="articleBody"> Millions of people who pay the full cost of their health insurance will face the sting of rising premiums next year, with no financial help from government subsidies. Renewal notices bearing the bad news will go out this fall, just as the presidential election is in the home stretch. Pedro Rojas holds a sign directing people to an insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act.

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    12. Consider These Tax-Saving Moves Before Dec. 31

      Consider These Tax-Saving Moves Before Dec. 31

      December is a great time to make some last minute moves to pare your 2015 tax bill. See what the experts recommend.

      Between the holiday music, decorations and crowds of last minute shoppers, December feels like anything but tax season.

      Technically, it's not — but it is a great time to make some last minute moves to pare your 2015 tax bill.

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