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Why is there still a need for physical bank branches?

Nov 18, 2021
Even as online banking has become more common, having face-to-face interaction with consumers is still important.
Pedestrians walk by a Chase bank on July 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California.
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Why is it so difficult for the U.S. to implement a wealth tax?

Nov 9, 2021
Different wealth tax proposals have floated around this year, including a Billionaires Income Tax that would target around 700 of the wealthiest Americans.
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men on earth, speaking at the Amazon Re:MARS conference on robotics and artificial intelligence.
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How the $3 campaign contribution check box on your tax form works

Nov 4, 2021
The federal form allows you to contribute to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Few people do, and candidates aren’t accepting the offer.
The Presidential Election Campaign box on your federal tax form allows you to direct a few bucks to publicly funded races. Most people don't, and candidates have been turning down the offer.
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What is a SPAC and why was it just added to the dictionary?

Nov 2, 2021
Merriam Webster added 455 words to dictionary, including “blank check company.”
The spaceflight company Virgin Galactic is one of the many companies that's gone public through a SPAC. The number of SPACs has skyrocketed over the past decade.
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Vacant real estate: Spirit Halloween's favorite haunt

Oct 29, 2021
The pop-up shop has more than 1,400 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, taking over iconic locations such as Barneys on Seventh Avenue.
Spirit Halloween expanded this year, with 3% more stores than in 2020.
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