America’s Race Movement Affects You, Too

(Bloomberg Markets) — Black Americans, myself included, were not surprised by what happened to George Floyd and countless others who preceded him. Or, sadly, those who will surely follow him.

Enraged, yes. Hurt? Incredibly. Surprised, no.

These days, I’m often asked whether I regret returning to the U.S. after spending 23 years working and living in France and the U.K. As I near the end of my first year back, the answer is a hard no. I’d rather have a front-row seat to watch, query, and appreciate the shift that’s occurring here. Europe, for the record, has its own issues

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Stocks open mixed with earnings, stimulus talks in focus

Stocks traded choppily Monday morning ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings results, a Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy meeting and plethora of economic data reports.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite each opened slightly to the upside, with the materials and information tech sectors leading advances in the S&P 500. Shares of Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) each rose more than 1%, with both companies set to report second-quarter results later this week.

Meanwhile, gold prices jumped to a record Monday morning, closing in on the $2,000 per ounce mark as investors piled into the safe haven

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Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump’s fate in the November election.

In the battleground of Wisconsin, cash-strapped cities have received $6.3 million from an organization with ties to left-wing philanthropy to help expand vote by mail. Meanwhile, a well-funded conservative group best known for its focus on judicial appointments is spending heavily to fight cases related to mail-in balloting procedures in court.

And that’s just a small slice of the overall

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31 Surprising Facts About Retiring You Probably Didn’t Know

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you want to spend your time — and your money — in retirement. No matter if you’re hoping to retire as early as possible or plan to work until you can’t, having a plan for how you want to spend your senior years turns dreams into reality.

Keep reading to find out the interesting and lesser-known retirement facts that will help you prepare.

Last updated: July 25, 2020

1. Social Security Won’t Cover All Your Expenses

Social Security isn’t designed to be your only source of income during your golden years.

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The World Economy Is in Trouble

(Bloomberg) — It’s easy to forget now but there was a time early on in the pandemic when the price of gold was in freefall.

It was a curious thing, what with the virus sparking a collapse in the global economy, and it would prove in time to be one of the great head-fakes in the recent history of financial markets. For the pandemic of 2020 would soon show itself to be the driving force behind one of the most ferocious rallies the gold market has ever seen. At the close of trading in New York on Friday, bullion had

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