The best investment apps for beginners

Summary List PlacementBest investment apps for beginners (2021) Brokerage Editor’s rating (out of 5) Fees  Best for SoFi 4.8 $0 trading or automated investing Fee-free active trading and automated investing Ally Invest 4.7 $0 trading $100 for automated accounts Low-cost investing and banking features Acorns 4.7 $1/month – $5/month Hands-off investing TD Ameritrade 4.8 $0 […]

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The best stock trading apps of 2021

Summary List PlacementBest stock trading apps (2021) Brokerage Editor’s rating (out of 5) Fees  Best for Charles Schwab 4.9 $0 trading $300 one-time fee, plus $30/month for Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium All-around trading and investing thinkorswim 4.8 $0 trading Low-cost active trading, automated investing, and interactive trading platforms SoFi 4.8 $0 trading or automated investing […]

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Animation shows how opening a window can drastically stem coronavirus circulation in classrooms, as schools prepare to resume in-person learning

Summary List Placement As some US schools start resuming in-person learning, an animation shows why it is important for classrooms to have good air ventilation.  The graphics, which were designed by the New York Times in collaboration with experts, simulates the flow of the coronavirus in a typical New York City public-school classroom in different […]

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How Green Berets prepared to carry ‘backpack nukes’ on top-secret one-way missions during the Cold War

Summary List Placement Throughout the Cold War, as the nuclear arms race became more frantic, a nuclear confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union remained a major concern. With intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched missiles, and air-dropped bombs, both countries had several options when it came to nuclear warfare. But the atomic bombings of Hiroshima […]

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Realm gives homeowners the tools to treat their home like an investor. Here’s how it helped one LA couple build a rental property in their backyard.

Summary List Placement Like so many other couples during the pandemic, Robyn and Lukas felt so cramped in their two-bedroom East Los Angeles apartment that they decided to buy a home. As the couple toured properties across the city, they saw multiple homes that featured alternative dwelling units or ADUs, small residences built into backyards. […]

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Goldman Sachs is losing 2 consumer banking execs to Walmart. Here’s a look at how the powerhouse Wall Street bank has been making a Main Street push.

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs has been going through some massive changes under CEO David Solomon. It’s taken big steps involving transparency and inclusion to change up its culture. After its first-ever investor day in early 2020, the firm is looking to execute on targets including multi-year cost-cutting plans. And it’s making big pushes into […]

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Capital One begins raising credit limits again

Summary List Placement The card issuer is starting to raise credit limits for existing customers with prime and subprime credit scores, per Bloomberg. But for new customers, Capital One is continuing to hand out smaller credit lines. Its decision to boost credit limits for certain customers came after Capital One’s initial move to lower limits in […]

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Capital One begins raising credit limits again

Summary List Placement The card issuer is starting to raise credit limits for existing customers with prime and subprime credit scores, per Bloomberg. But for new customers, Capital One is continuing to hand out smaller credit lines. Its decision to boost credit limits for certain customers came after Capital One’s initial move to lower limits in […]

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The UK confirmed 6 cases of P.1, the coronavirus variant first found in Brazil. Officials don’t know who one of the infected people is, or where they are in the country.

Summary List Placement The coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil, called P.1, has been detected in the UK, but officials are struggling to track down one infected person because they didn’t fill out a form with their details. Public Health England (PHE) said Sunday that there were six P.1 cases in total in the UK […]

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