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Delta Air Lines to impose $200 monthly surcharge for unvaccinated employees in health care plan

Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL, +1.32% is stepping up efforts to get employees vaccinated against Covid-19, introducing measures including weekly testing requirements and a monthly health insurance surcharge for employees who don’t take the vaccines. The airline’s moves come amid growing pressure on companies to mandate vaccines for employees, particularly now that the Food and […]

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What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like when it hits maturity. Netflix’s growth stage hit warp speed during the COVID-19 pandemic, then fell off in the first quarter after nearly a year of staggering growth. When the […]

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Corporate profits are hitting record highs, but earnings expectations may still be too low

Expectations for the corporate earnings reporting season that kicks off in the week ahead have already increased by a record amount, but it still might not be enough. After profit for the S&P 500 index companies SPX, +1.13% jumped 52% to a record high in the first quarter of 2021, analysts have been jacking up […]

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Full FDA approval of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 shots would reinvigorate the U.S. vaccination push — but it could still be months away

The “full” approval of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines will almost certainly boost sagging vaccination rates in the U.S., though the Food and Drug Administration’s decision might not come until the end of the year. The Pfizer Inc. PFE, +0.43% and Moderna Inc. MRNA, -0.34% vaccines, along with Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ, +1.82% COVID-19 shot, […]

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Should you convert your IRA to a Roth if Biden’s infrastructure plan passes?

Some Americans may be preparing to convert their retirement assets into Roth accounts in response to President Biden’s future tax plans, but they should hold off before jumping into that decision.  Roth accounts serve a special tax purpose — they’re funded with after-tax dollars and thus, are distributed tax-free (compared with a traditional account, where […]

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More airlines fill middle seats — in direct opposition to CDC’s own advice on reducing COVID-19 exposure

Nearly every airline is allowing travelers to book the middle seats on flights, despite a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting that blocking the middle seat reduces passengers’ exposure to virus particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19. A laboratory-based study predicted that keeping the middle seat vacant would lead […]

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Opinion: Why index funds are nuts

How much of my retirement portfolio do I really want to gamble on a high-risk, low-profit company that is already valued at over 1,000 times its most recent earnings, plus seven times the peak earnings of its entire industry, and which is controlled and run by a volatile eccentric? Probably not much, to be honest. […]

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