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Despite new CDC mask guidelines, vaccinated people may still need to mask up when shopping or going to work — here’s why
The grocery store chain Kroger said Friday it ‘continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks’ Read More
NBA Great Paul Pierce Sells His Calabasas Compound for $8.7M
The retired NBA star Paul Pierce has bagged a buyer for his Calabasas, CA, compound, the Los Angeles Times reported. The deal closed for $8.7 million. Read More
My ex-wife passed away. I’m the beneficiary on her life insurance. Her family wants me to pay her funeral expenses and won’t leave me alone
‘I blocked my ex-in-laws, and now I received a threatening voicemail from a blocked number, so I’ve taken it upon myself to notify the authorities.’ Read More
Americans are opening their wallets, putting on their glad rags, and getting ready to splurge
Exhaling after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions, consumer confidence is on the rise. Read More
No, you’re not crazy. Yes, CDC mask guidelines are confusing — and they have been from the start
‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal Read More
My friends raised $15,000 on GoFundMe while I was comatose after an accident. But I inherited $1 million, and my insurance covered the costs
‘I am afraid to even look at the total, and have not gone to the site. To make it worse, before this, I was lower middle class, and so are many of the friends who gave money.’ Read More
Weekend reads: Is bitcoin the new gold?
Also, what inflation means for the stock market, and how to do your own ESG investing. Read More
Is it ethical for cruise lines, venues, schools or Broadway to restrict entry to people not vaccinated against COVID-19?
Are vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs in. Read More
My ex-husband has a life-insurance policy on me — and jokes he’ll be ‘Suspect No. 1’ if I die. Other than haunting him, what can I do?
‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him.’ Read More
How to help India as its COVID-19 crisis deepens
As India’s case counts hit record highs, aid groups are delivering oxygen and other essentials. Read More