Your employer can require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the new stimulus bill makes donating to charity more attractive

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What John Mulaney reportedly going to rehab tells us about how Americans are struggling during the pandemic

Surveys and retail data suggest more people are using alcohol to cope in 2020

When will I get my second stimulus check? Can U.S. citizens married to non-citizens get one? Your stimulus check FAQs

Will there be another round of stimulus checks after this one? President-elect Joe Biden signaled on Tuesday that he would push for another round.

‘How can we become trustworthy?’ Doctors and community leaders are working to counter vaccine hesitancy in Black and Latino Americans

‘It’s the daily experiences that people are having that leads them to distrust the government.’

The new stimulus bill makes donating to charity more attractive — but is it enough for struggling nonprofits?

Nonprofits have shed nearly one million jobs and ‘thousands’ of organizations are now permanently shuttered, according to the National Council of Nonprofits.

Your will is about more than money and cutting your child out could backfire

Carefully consider your last message to your family so it doesn’t leave a scar, writes psychologist Joshua Coleman.

Pop star Avril Lavigne purchases a modern oceanfront home for $7.8 million in Malibu

Fresh off the sale of her Sherman Oaks chateau, pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne has headed to the coast and purchased a modern Malibu property for $7.8 million, Variety reported.

Yes, your employer can require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the EEOC says

‘This guidance makes it very clear that employers have the law on their side.’

Existing-home sales fall in November as buyers struggle to find properties to purchase

The inventory of homes for sale dropped to a new record low, fueling major price increases.

The $300 extra in weekly unemployment benefits in the new stimulus bill will give a ‘better bang’ to the economy, some experts say

Had lawmakers not extended unemployment benefits, some 4.8 million Americans would have fallen into poverty, according to one estimate.

Congress will extend eviction moratorium, fund emergency rent assistance with new stimulus deal

‘Tens of millions of people are at risk of losing their homes,’ said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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Can poor countries avoid a COVID-19 vaccine bidding war?

Without a multilateral agreement to allocate doses of COVID vaccines globally, the road to recovery will be much longer than it otherwise could have been.

Life on Twitter will be very different for Trump as former president

Trump’s Twitter account, which has more than 88 million followers, will no longer receive special privileges when he becomes a private citizen, company spokesman Nick Pacilio said.

The faltering U.S. economy is getting a shot in the arm

Even as the U.S. economy deteriorates in the face of another coronavirus onslaught, there’s plenty of reason for hope as the new year approaches.

The ‘single greatest risk’ facing Americans could hit within a decade, billionaire investor warns

Sam Zell, the billionaire real-estate mogul behind Equity Group, says we could be looking at “a 25% reduction in our standard of living.”

‘This is probably it for a while’: Hard road foreseen for further stimulus as Biden presses for more aid

Congress is on the cusp of passing a new round of aid aimed at the coronavirus pandemic, but calls are already ringing out for more relief. Can Americans expect it soon? No, say analysts. Not in the short term.

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