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ACA Employer Mandate for Health Insurance – Requirements & Penalties

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) obligates many U.S.-based businesses to provide health insurance coverage to their employees. The rules differ for businesses with 50 or more full-time employees. Learn about your business’ ACA health coverage requirements and some plan options available to you.
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Guide for Small-Business Owners

The Small Business Administration is disbursing up to $349 billion in low-interest forgivable loans to many American small businesses, freelancers, and nonprofits through the Paycheck Protection Program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply before the money runs out.
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Coronavirus Emergency Financial Aid & Stimulus Measures (Latest)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a global economic event without precedent in living memory. In the U.S., federal policymakers recognize the gravity of the situation. Bookmark this regularly updated list of all the actions the government has taken to bolster the economy and how they affect you.
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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Permanently Change Society & the Economy

One thing about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is already clear: It has dramatically changed societies and economies the world over. Many changes will outlive the pandemic, though to what extent depends on the eventual duration and toll it takes. Which ones will impact your life the most?
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What Is Inflation (Definition) – Causes & Effects of Rate on...

People tend to think of “inflation” as a dirty word and a phenomenon to avoid. But a gradual increase in prices and wages over time is inevitable and — if kept in check — positive for the overall economy. What is inflation, what causes it, and what does it mean for you? Learn all about it here.
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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) – What It Does for Investors

Investors rely heavily on what publicly traded companies tell us about their businesses — but who’s making sure they’re telling us the truth? The answer is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Learn more about the SEC and how it protects investors.
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Stocks to Buy After the 2020 Presidential Election

The winner of the upcoming U.S. election in the will determine the policies and direction of the country during the next four years. Which stocks stand to do well if President Donald Trump or Vice President Joe Biden wins the election? Here are some to consider in either case.
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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payments – Eligibility & How to Get...

Thanks to the federal government’s March 2020 economic stimulus package, most Americans will receive one-time cash payments beginning in April 2020. Before you start thinking up ideas for what to do with yours, find out about your eligibility and how much you’ll get.
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Living on the Minimum Wage – Is It Possible in 2020?

Almost 2 million Americans live on minimum wage, which despite inflation hasn’t increased since 2009. But is that a living wage? Explore the ins and outs of living on just $7.25 per hour through both a fictional American named Kai and the stories of real-life Americans who do it every day.
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The Economics of International Trade – Import and Export Taxes &...

Today’s small-business person sees wonderful opportunities in the news. Do you want to start importing to obtain competitively valued products to resell or exporting to expand the market for your goods? Either way, you require an understanding of all the different types of government controls.
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7 Effects of Inflation & How to Protect Yourself From the...

Inflation is like a silent thief that whittles away the value of your money, making each dollar worth less and less over time. Yet some inflation is normal and even useful in a healthy economy. Learn how inflation affects you and how can you plan for it — or even use it to your advantage.
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Carbon (CO2) Emissions Tax Explained – Pros & Cons, Alternatives

It's official: Our planet is hotter than humans have ever seen it before. In August 2019, The New York Times reported the previous July was...