Personal finance

People receive food at a distribution site during the coronavirus pandemic. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images Alaska and New Jersey Delays in $300 unemployment Delays are largely attributable to sluggish state administration, which has been hampered by antiquated, decades-old technology and an elevated level of jobless claims. More than 25 million
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Colton Harpie gets $98 a week, before taxes, in unemployment benefits from California. He was ineligible for a temporary $300 weekly boost in aid. Colton Harpie These days, Colton Harpie, a stand-up comic in San Diego, can’t help but recall the late George Carlin’s observations about American rights. Carlin, who peppered his comedy with scathing
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As if getting in to a top college wasn’t hard enough, Covid-19 adds a new challenge. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many would-be freshmen have decided to postpone college rather than start their education online.   As a result, colleges and universities are well below their enrollment numbers for the 2020-2021 academic year, a report shows. Overall,
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Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. Sarah Silbiger | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Americans are hurting financially amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and that includes the nation’s seniors. Now, two House Democratic lawmakers are hoping to help retirees with a bill to increase next year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is introducing a
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