May 1, 2021

Day: May 1, 2021

Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too

When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law in March, much of the focus was on the stimulus payments, and with good reason: $1,400 is nothing to sneeze at, particularly if multiple people in your household are eligible to receive a check. But depending on your circumstances, other provisions in the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill could be worth even more than $1,400—particularly if you need health insurance.

Health insurance for early retirees. Working longer is one of the most effective ways to make your retirement nest egg last (see The Benefits of Working Longer), but not

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Money Legos keep stacking! Finance Redefined 4/21-4/28

Happy Wednesday fellow DeFi degens! 

I was expecting to spend a large portion of this edition of Finance Redefined analyzing Aave’s liquidity mining program. There was some anxiety from investors that the emission of 2,200 $AAVE per day (which would translate to roughly 5% of the ecosystem reserve fund of 2.8 million AAVE per year) might end up dragging down the token’s price as farmers earn and dump.  

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S&P 500: Look Who Made Money Hand Over Fist During Biden’s First 100 Days

It’s been just 100 days since President Joe Biden’s inauguration — and a powerful S&P 500 rally is ongoing. But not all winners are equal. Far from it.


Shares of small companies like consumer discretionary play GameStop (GME) and Callon Petroleum (CPE), plus some offbeat S&P 500 technology companies like Seagate Technology (STX), stand as the biggest winners under the new administration, says an Investor’s Business Daily analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence and MarketSmith. They’re up the most, by far, in the 100 days since Biden was sworn in.

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Foundation receives personal writings of Pope John Paul I

The John Paul I Vatican Foundation announced the recovery of a collection of the late pope’s writings.

In a statement released by the Vatican April 28, Archbishop Francesco Moraglia of Venice said the personal archives of his predecessor, then-Cardinal Albino Luciani, are a testament to the late pontiff’s humility as “a meek and brave worker in the vineyard of the Lord.”

“I hope the foundation will always undertake the work of spreading his religious and cultural heritage so that we may know better the beautiful ‘surprise’ that God wanted to reserve, one day, for his church and the world by

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Wall Street ready to toast a New York revival but trade business suits for leisure wear

A man wearing a protective face mask walks by 14 Wall Street in the financial district of New York, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Wall Street financiers let out a cautious cheer on Thursday after hearing New York City aims to fully reopen on July 1, craving the meetings and meals of work life before the pandemic, but also loathing the grind of mass transit, packed office elevators and conventional business attire.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced his intention to get things back to normal. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who controls reopening decisions,

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Downtown Portland businesses reeling, again, after latest spate of vandalism

John Helmer III covered the windows of his hat and apparel shop in downtown Portland with fabric every night last summer. By doing so, he hoped to prevent his shop from becoming a target for vandalism while avoiding the cost and eyesore of putting boards over his windows.

As protests died down in the fall, Helmer decided those measures were no longer necessary. And earlier in April he noticed an increase in sales and foot traffic around his store, giving him hope that normal conditions might be returning downtown.

But on April 16, a group of people marched through downtown

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