NewsWatch: Stock market stoked by stimulus hopes — here’s what investors are counting on

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Investors expect Congress to pass another round of relief spending that will come in below but near President Joe Biden’s proposed $ 1.9 trillion package, according to a Deutsche Bank survey. See full story.

Dogecoin founder says crypto’s rise is ‘not something I can comprehend’

Billy Markus said he sold all of his crypto in 2015 after he was laid off from a job See full story.

I’m looking for a cannabis-friendly red-leaning state with no state income taxes — where should I retire on $ 60,000 a year?

Put me near water, plus a state or national park — but not too close to California or in three other states. See full story.

CDC recommends schools in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates not fully open for in-person learning

‘Schools can be reopened safely prior to all teachers being vaccinated,’ said CDC director Rochelle Walensky. See full story.

I’m thinking of buying a home directly from the seller. He says I have to pay him a commission. Is that true?

Real-estate experts warn that buyers could encounter costly pitfalls if they purchase a home directly from the seller. See full story.


Friday’s top personal finance stories See full story.