The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

Use this year-end checklist to help navigate complex financial issues

Use this year-end checklist to help navigate complex financial issues

Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images The end of the year is one of the most important times for investors because there are so many decisions to be made that affect their overall financial planning. This time, the end of the year is marked by a lot of financial challenges, including inflation, market volatility, domestic … Read more

Abortion rights on the ballot in California, Kentucky, Michigan, Vermont

Abortion rights on the ballot in California, Kentucky, Michigan, Vermont

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens as she is introduced by Jodi Hicks, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and co-chair of the Yes on Prop 1 campaign, during a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco, California, Thursday, March 13. October 2022. Jane German | Digital First Media | East … Read more

The EU says it is seriously concerned about Biden’s inflation reduction law

The EU says it is seriously concerned about Biden’s inflation reduction law

The European Union has “serious concerns” about the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, saying it violates international trade rules, according to an official document seen by CNBC.

3 Year Closing Strategies for High Net Worth Families to Consider

3 Year Closing Strategies for High Net Worth Families to Consider

Damon_moss | Istock | Getty Images This has been a year of opportunity for investors who took to heart the old Wall Street adage that “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” In fact, a market decline can prove to be the best time to take advantage of various financial planning … Read more

How to qualify for the deduction for IRA contributions

How to qualify for the deduction for IRA contributions

dowell | Moment | Getty Images As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking for ways to lower your 2022 tax bill — and certain tax-saving moves have rules you must follow to qualify. One option, adding money to your individual retirement account before taxes, may be attractive if you earn too … Read more

Election officials face armed militia presence at some polling stations

Election officials face armed militia presence at some polling stations

A voter places a ballot in a drop box outside the Maricopa County Elections Department on August 2, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A pair of gunmen and masked men in tactical gear stood guard at the polls in Mesa, Arizona, on October 21 as people began voting in the 2022 … Read more

Health insurance terms to learn when open enrollment begins

Health insurance terms to learn when open enrollment begins

Half point images | Moment | Getty Images It’s open enrollment season, the time each year when millions of American workers and retirees must choose a health plan, whether new or existing. But choosing health insurance can be a daunting undertaking. Health plans have many moving parts – which may not come into focus at … Read more

Black male unemployment fell in October, but so did labor force participation

Black male unemployment fell in October, but so did labor force participation

A Now Hiring sign at a Dunkin’ restaurant on September 21, 2021 in Hallandale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The unemployment rate for black men ticked down in October, while it rose for most other groups, but that may be due to workers dropping out of the labor force. The October payrolls showed the … Read more

What 5 important personal finance questions mean to you

What 5 important personal finance questions mean to you

As Americans head to the polls, several important personal financial issues weigh on voters’ minds and wallets. This week, the Federal Reserve adopted its fourth consecutive interest rate hike of 0.75 percentage points to combat inflation, triggering further stock market losses. Meanwhile, recession fears are growing, with 84% of Americans worried about how a prolonged … Read more