health care

Nestle rushes shipments of baby formula from Netherlands, Switzerland to help U.S. shortages

Nestle rushes shipments of baby formula from Netherlands, Switzerland to help U.S. shortages

Nestlé said Tuesday that it is rushing shipments of baby formulas to the U.S. to assist with a nationwide shortage that began late last year due to supply-chain disruptions.  “We have significantly increased the amount of our infant formula available to consumers by ramping up production and accelerating general product availability to retailers and online, …

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Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement The researchers issued a stark warning regarding remote learning for children. Read More Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ — and says employers ‘always say’ there’s a labor …

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America split itself into tribes over abortion, climate change and immigration, Harvard professors say

America split itself into tribes over abortion, climate change and immigration, Harvard professors say

New research from Harvard University economists looks at political polarization in response to wealthy Americans prioritizing moral issues, even if these moral issues are split along party lines. The paper was released on Monday, hours before Politico reported that the U.S. Supreme Court appears set to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The …

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I’m 60 and a single mother. My daughter, 17, has a developmental disability. How do I make sure she’s taken care of after I’m gone?

I’m 61, left my job due to medical reasons, and made $150,000 from the sale of my home. I’d like to work for at least another 5 years. Can I still retire? If so, how?

Dear Quentin, I recently sold my house and had to leave my job due to a medical issue that was easily resolved, and I am now fine. I have approximately $150,000 in my checking account from the sale of my house. I am unsure what to do with this and have considered contacting a financial …

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'The weight of this debt is crushing': I'm 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged to pay it off?

‘The graveyard shift is the most understaffed:’ I wait tables on the Las Vegas Strip. Our drunk customers often don’t tip. How can I persuade my boss to add a service charge?

Dear Quentin,  I currently work at a fast-casual restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. I have worked at the company for three years. I work at the busiest outlet of this restaurant in the world. During the slow winter months, this restaurant makes an average of $130,000 a week. During the summer months, we make …

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My wife and I are in our 50s with $300,000 in a 401(k) and $700,000 in a pension. Will we have enough to ‘live a simple life’ in retirement?

My wife and I are in our 50s with $300,000 in a 401(k) and $700,000 in a pension. Will we have enough to ‘live a simple life’ in retirement?

I’m 53 years old, a registered nurse and planning to retire at 58. I am married, my wife is two years older than I am and she plans to retire at 62. We have a good marriage and friendship. We have three grown up kids. I only have $300,000 in my 401(k), and not on …

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'Gig work for nurses' ballot initiative was mysteriously withdrawn within weeks of submission

‘Gig work for nurses’ ballot initiative was mysteriously withdrawn within weeks of submission

A mysterious proposed ballot initiative that aimed to let companies treat nurses and other healthcare workers as gig workers was withdrawn less than three weeks after it was submitted. The initiative was filed with the California Attorney General’s office on Jan. 24, and MarketWatch reported on the ballot measure a week later. It was rescinded …

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Two years of COVID-19: How the pandemic changed the way we shop, work, invest and get medical care

Two years of COVID-19: How the pandemic changed the way we shop, work, invest and get medical care

It was two years ago Friday that the World Health Organization officially declared the then-rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Many of us waved goodbye to co-workers as we headed home for what was supposed to be a two- or three-week stint in mid-March 2020.  But, from that point on, COVID-19, the name given in …

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I’m 60 and a single mother. My daughter, 17, has a developmental disability. How do I make sure she’s taken care of after I’m gone?

‘His wife is greedy and self-centered’: My father doesn’t have a will. How do I prevent my stepmother from taking over his entire estate when he’s gone?

Dear Quentin, I am my father’s oldest child from his first marriage. I have a younger half brother and half sister from his second and third marriages, and I also have a stepsister. We get along, but don’t often do family gatherings. My father doesn’t have a will. He lives in Washington state. He has …

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