It’s ‘no fun’ to be a small fund manager most of the time, Jan van Eck says — but right now is an exception

In the world of exchange-traded funds, the big keep getting bigger, not just drawing more of the investing pie but also making a mark on how the industry defines itself. Meanwhile, several funds with exposure to commodities have spent the past several weeks blowing up.For all that, Jan van Eck, CEO of a small family…

8 Smart Ways To Spend Your Stimulus Check

May 25, 2020 By Andrea Woroch The first round of stimulus checks was sent out to millions of Americans across the country, with $218.4 billion paid out so far in an effort to ease the financial strain caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Although these payments provide some relief, using the money wisely is crucial in…

‘I felt violated.’ This man says he was fired for ‘gross insubordination’ for refusing to reveal his mother’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Christopher Wells believes his employer didn’t have any business seeing his mother’s COVID-19 test results. Now he’s out of a job and suing his prior company, alleging wrongful termination.In a case highlighting thorny issues on medical privacy and public health during the coronavirus outbreak, Wells filed a lawsuit earlier this month alleging Enterprise Rent-A-Car went…

My Goals For This Week (easing back into real-life!)

May 25, 2020 | Crystal Paine Add to my favorites After taking an entire month off from goal-setting while on maternity leave, I’m excited to ease back into it starting this week. (My maternity leave doesn’t officially end until the end of May, but I’m feeling good and we’re getting into a rhythm and groove…

As 30 public companies vow to keep $100 million in CARES Act loans, here are tax changes America needs right now

The COVID-19 pandemic demanded quick and drastic federal government intervention to save jobs and keep the economy from going into a total tailspin. But the legislative process was quick and dirty — with all the inevitable errors, omissions, and unintended consequences. You know that’s true when the Los Angeles Lakers and the Ruth’s Chris Steak…

5 million student-loan borrowers may see their credit scores fall after CARES Act paused loan payments — ‘It’s another battle’

On a Saturday morning earlier this month, Brooke Evans was participating in a conference via Zoom ZM, -0.56% when a distraction popped up. An email from Credit Karma, a company consumers can use to access their credit score, notified her that a remark had been added to her credit report via Equifax EFX, +0.22%, the…

With over 35 million people filing for unemployment since March, $1,200 stimulus checks are only a Band-Aid for Americans

More than 130 million stimulus checks are already winding their way to millions of Americans. They’re a key part of the government’s $2.2 trillion CARES Act, but furloughed and laid-off workers say a maximum $1,200 payment is not nearly enough to see them through what could be an even bigger economic crisis than the Great…