Month: December 2021

Jelena McWilliams, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jelena McWilliams, the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and a holdover Trump appointee, said Friday she intends
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Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images New Year’s Day luck could end up making a Powerball player a few hundred million dollars richer.  No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday, which means the jackpot has climbed higher: It’s now $500 million for Saturday night’s drawing, up from $441 million. The top prize has
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A recruiter hands out information to a job seeker during a job fair in Miami, Florida, on Dec. 16, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images Initial claims for unemployment benefits ended 2021 near pre-pandemic levels, after an improving labor market led claims to fall roughly fourfold over the course of the year. However, a
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Bill Gates may not love New Year’s resolutions, but he’s still setting large goals for 2022 and beyond. At the top of his list: avoiding future pandemics. In his end-of-year blog post earlier this month, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder and healthcare philanthropist wrote that among the world’s biggest problems, the next Covid-level health scare is
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A Thai investor checks an electronic board showing stock prices. Amphol Thongmueangluang | SOPA Images| LightRocket | Getty Images Some 2021 Asia-Pacific IPOs have seen a sharp reversal in their fortunes since their strong market debuts. At the top of the list is Chinese short video company and Tiktok-rival Kuaishou, which more than doubled from
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