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401(k) or individual stocks

Q: Is investing in individual stocks through a brokerage account better than investing through a 401(k) account? -- A.A., Salisbury, Maryland
A: Either can work well. You'll have more control and the possibility of faster growth with individual stocks, but that can also be a riskier strategy, since one or more stocks might sever ... (full story)

Eager to build infrastructure, Biden plans to tax business

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America's infrastructure and expects the nation's corporations to pay for it.
The president traveled to Pittsburgh recently to unveil what would be a hard-hatted transformation of the U.S. economy as grand in scale as the New Deal or Great Society progra ... (full story)

Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run

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NEW YORK (AP) — It was just over a year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs.
On March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 fell 2.9%. In all, the index dropped nearly 34% in about a month, wiping out three years' worth of gains for the market.
That turned o ... (full story)

If you need to find tax help, try DIY first

Getting help from the IRS this tax season is going to be a challenge.
The IRS has finally opened the 23.4 million pieces of mail that piled up after the pandemic shuttered its processing centers last spring. But the agency still has a backlog of paperwork from last year even as it ingests this year's returns, issues a third roun ... (full story)

What to know about the Amazon union vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are deciding whether they want to form a union, the biggest labor push in the online shopping giant's history.
The stakes are high for Amazon. The organizing in Bessemer could set off a chain reaction across its operations nationwide, with more wo ... (full story)