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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said the government would begin sending out $600 stimulus checks next week. See full story.

‘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. See full story.

Strategist overseeing $124 billion in assets hasn’t been this bullish in a long time — here are two of her favorite investments for 2021

Meghan Shue explained to CNBC in a recent interview why she’s optimistic that the stock market has some upside over the next nine to 12 months. See full story.

Why these lesser-known tech stocks are ready to shine in 2021, says this money manager

Michael Loukas, CEO of ETF provider TrueMark Investments, says these are the trends to look out for in the coming year. Among them, ‘category killer’ tech stocks that dominate their fields. See full story.

As Biden gets set to take office, can Americans forgive one another?

After unprecedented attacks on political norms and the basic pillars of democracy, one might think that America’s political turmoil could not get much worse. But it can, particularly if attacks on the rule of law and the mobilization of partisan antipathy continue to escalate. See full story.

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The inventory of homes for sales dropped to a new record low, fueling major price increases. See full story.

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