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In this article SCHW Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Pekic | E+ | Getty Images Amid a widespread global IT outage, some investors were experiencing disruptions on Friday at financial services companies, including Charles Schwab, one of the country’s largest brokerage firms. The issues stem from a faulty software update from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike,
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Republican presidential nominee and former U.S. President Donald Trump applauds on Day 2 of the Republican National Convention (RNC), at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., July 16, 2024. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters As former President Donald Trump secures the Republican presidential nomination, both political parties are eyeing Project 2025, a multi-pronged policy plan
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Travelers wait in line at a Delta Airlines counter at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on July 19, 2024. Airlines around the world experienced disruption on an unprecedented scale after a widespread global computer outage grounded planes and created chaos at airports. Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images Major airlines like United, Delta and
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US President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt relief at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, April 8, 2024.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Education says it will pause millions of student loan borrowers’ payments while it defends its relief plan against legal challenges. Borrowers enrolled in
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A delivery driver takes a break in the shade during high temperatures in Philadelphia on June 21, 2024. Joseph Lamberti/Bloomberg via Getty Images Many Americans think they’re insulated from the effects of global warming. But climate change is already having negative and broad impacts on household finances, according to experts. Just to give a few
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Republican presidential nominee and former U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential nominee J.D. Vance applaud during Day 1 of the Republican National Convention (RNC), at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., July 15, 2024.  Brian Snyder | Reuters Among the policy issues that Donald Trump and his newly chosen running mate Sen.
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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, June 22, 2024, in Philadelphia. Trump is seeking to distance himself from a plan for a massive overhaul of the federal government drafted by some of his administration officials. Chris Szagola | AP As the presidential election heats up, both parties are talking
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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 7, 2024. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS on Thursday announced what they called a “major milestone” of collecting more than $1 billion in tax
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Ramon Montiel-García, 18, a graduate of KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy in Colorado. Credit: Ramon Montiel-García Ramon Montiel-García, a newly minted high school graduate from KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy in Colorado, was accepted to his first-choice school, Wheaton College in Massachusetts.  However, with a sticker price of nearly $80,000 per year, including tuition, fees, and
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