The University of Maryland The Washington Post | The Washington Post | Getty Images Across the country, colleges are in crisis. Fewer students went back to school again this year, dragging undergraduate enrollment down another 3.5% from last year, according to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Combined with last autumn’s declines, the
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In this article PFE BNTX A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech are investigating the new, heavily mutated variant of the virus that causes Covid-19, the companies said Friday morning. “We understand the concern of experts and have immediately initiated investigations on variant B.1.1.529,” the companies said. Pfizer and BioNTech said
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Simon Smith | E+ | Getty Images With U.S. markets slipping on Friday amid fears of a new Covid variant, you may be tempted to take some money off the table. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 800 points for the day, or over 2%. The S&P 500, meanwhile, has slid 1.4%.  However, while
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skynesher After last year’s pandemic-related restrictions, many Americans are ready to embrace the holidays. But people should also invest a little time to get a jump-start on the upcoming tax season. There are still opportunities to lower tax bills, such as 401(k) contributions, tax-loss harvesting, charitable giving or Roth individual retirement account conversions. However, filers
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Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd.’s City Plaza development under construction in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese real estate developer Kaisa announced Thursday plans for paying back investors, temporarily alleviating concerns about a default as China’s property sector continues to face pressure. Kaisa’s Hong Kong-listed
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In this article DIS Disney’s “Encanto” centers around the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia and have been blessed with unique gifts. Disney Walt Disney Animation Studios has been delivering charming animated feature films to the masses since 1937. Its 60th feature, “Encanto,” is one of the best, critics
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A Gap store in New York, August 2, 2020. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Gap, Nordstrom — Shares of Gap and Nordstrom plummeted after the companies reported disappointing quarterly results late Tuesday citing rising labor costs, inventory issues, shopping costs and factory closures as challenges. Gap shares dropped
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Second Harvest Heartland workers distribute food in a recent truck to trunk event. As Covid-19 cases in Minneapolis surge, so has the demand for food, said CEO Allison O’Toole. Courtesy: Second Harvest Heartland The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year prompted millions of Americans to wait in long lines for food assistance in the
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