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Covid: First Americans ‘could get vaccine in early December’

Covid: First Americans ‘could get vaccine in early December’

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Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas

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Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holidayBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Business WriterNovember 22, 2020, 10:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday.So what are they doing now? In many cases, they're still crowding airports and boarding planes. That's despite relatively lenient cancellation policies that major airlines have implemented since the coronavirus pandemic emerged earlier this year.“Consumers should feel comfortable changing their plans and canceling their flights
CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

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NEW YORK -- With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.It was some of the firmest guidance yet from the government on curtailing traditional gatherings to fight the outbreak.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the recommendations just one week before Thanksgiving, at a time when diagnosed infections, hospitalizations and deaths are skyrocketing across the country. In many areas, the health care system is being squeezed by a combination of sick patients filling up beds and medical workers falling ill themselves.The CDC’s Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz cited more than 1 million new cases in the U.S. over the

Trump says he ‘prepaid’ his taxes. So do millions of other Americans. Here’s what that may mean

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22.Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump isn't the only one who's "prepaid" his taxes. Millions of other Americans have, as well.At least that's the case if he meant paying quarterly estimated taxes, according tax experts.Talk of the president's income tax returns — and the $ 750 he reportedly paid in 2016 and 2017, per The New York Times — made its way onto the stage Thursday night during his final debate against Democratic candidate Joe Biden."I asked them a week ago," Trump said, referring to his accountants. "I said, 'What did I pay?' They said, 'Sir, you prepaid tens of millions of dol

Many Americans will eventually need long-term care. Here’s how to pay for it

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Morsa Images | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesChances are, you aren't seriously thinking about how to pay for long-term care when you are older.Most people only think about it at two points in their lives: when their parents need it or when they start to get much older and realize they need to have a plan, said Carolyn McClanahan, a physician and certified financial planner at Life Planning Partners in Jacksonville, Florida.Yet someone turning 65 years old today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care services in their remaining years, according to the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. Women need 3.7 years of care, while men need 2.2 years. The average lifetime cost of formal long-term care is $ 172,000, according to PWC. "The big thing that you at least nee...