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    1. WHO officials try to contain China coronavirus — as well as public fears

      WHO officials try to contain China coronavirus — as well as public fears

      World health officials hesitated Wednesday to designate an outbreak of a flu-like coronavirus that’s killed at least 17 people as a global health emergency, trying to contain the fast-spreading illness without unnecessarily spooking global trade.

      The World Health Organization is set to reconvene Thursday after an emergency committee of international health experts were split on deciding whether the virus should be classified as a “public health emergency of international concern,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists on a call. That gives the organization the power to set temporary recommendations to coordinate a global health response with its 196 member countries, which include the United States.

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    2. Medicare rules and costs for people age 65 who are still working

      Medicare rules and costs for people age 65 who are still working

      It's becoming a common scenario: You're creeping closer to your 65th birthday, which means you'll be eligible for Medicare, yet you already have health insurance through work. Sound familiar? If so, you might have options. While workers at businesses with fewer than 20 employees generally must sign up for Medicare at age 65, people working for larger companies typically have a choice: They can stick with their group plan and delay signing up for Medicare without facing penalties down the road, or drop the company option and go with Medicare. 

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    3. Congress close to approving changes to retirement savings for workers

      Congress close to approving changes to retirement savings for workers

      The biggest legislative changes to America’s retirement system in 13 years appear to be headed for final approval by Congress.

      On Tuesday, the House passed a $1.4 trillion spending bill that includes the bipartisan Secure Act, which aims to increase the ranks of retirement savers and the amount they put away. The measure now will head to the Senate, where approval is expected this week before lawmakers head home for the holiday recess.

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    4. How to prevent package theft from 'porch pirates' during the holidays

      How to prevent package theft from 'porch pirates' during the holidays

      My local police department recently posted some holiday crime prevention tips to its website, which highlight, among other things, how to avoid having your packages stolen from your doorstep.

      As deliveries soar during the holiday season, packages left on doorsteps are easy targets for criminals. The New York Times reported on Monday that up to 90,000 packages are stolen or lost daily in New York City.

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    5. Life insurance is confusing—here's everything millennials need to know

      Life insurance is confusing—here's everything millennials need to know

      The last thing you want to think about in your twenties (er, anytime?) is your own death. It’s difficult enough to juggle brunch plans, your love life and your micromanaging boss, let alone plan for what could happen to you decades from now.

      But life comes at you fast — and suddenly you’re 35, living with your partner and two gorgeous kids in the suburbs. OK, maybe you’re not quite there yet, but some version of adulthood is likely staring you in the face.

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    6. Avoiding costly Medicare mistakes when retiring past age 65

      Avoiding costly Medicare mistakes when retiring past age 65

      If you’re among the growing contingent of Americans who plan to continue to work after age 65, be sure to review your Medicare options before you do eventually decide to finally say farewell to your coworkers.

      While it’s common for people working past that age to stick with a company-sponsored health plan and delay enrolling in Medicare, impending retirement means you should be planning ahead to avoid a coverage gap or costly missed deadlines.

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    7. The IRS releases a new withholding form. Here's what you need to know

      The IRS releases a new withholding form. Here's what you need to know

      The new Form W-4 is expected to be in use for 2020, and is currently open for comments from the public. Employees use this form to fine-tune the amount of tax that’s withheld from their paychecks.

      The new form reflects changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law, which went into effect in 2018, nearly doubled the standard deduction, eliminated personal exemptions and put limits on certain itemized deductions.
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    8. Personal income and spending April 2019

      Personal income and spending April 2019

      U.S. consumer prices increased in April, which could support the Federal Reserve’s contention that recent low inflation readings were transitory and allow the central bank to keep interest rates unchanged for a while.

      The Commerce Department said on Friday its personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index increased 0.3% last month after rising 0.2% in March. That lifted the annual increase in the PCE price index to 1.5% from 1.4% in March.

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    9. GDPR one year on: CEOs, politicians push for US federal privacy law

      GDPR one year on: CEOs, politicians push for US federal privacy law

      One year ago, Europe’s landmark privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) put big tech on the defensive.

      Now, with their companies under unrelenting scrutiny over how they handle user data, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have called for similar “comprehensive privacy legislation ” on a federal level in the U.S.

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    10. Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year

      Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year

      Tax Planning Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year Tax refunds checks are 8.4 percent less compared to this time last year, thanks to changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While many individuals could receive less back or even owe the IRS, there are still some who will actually receive bigger checks this year. Even if you do get more money back, that's not all bad news, according to one tax expert.

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