John Kerry discloses millions in income from finance, energy firms

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John Kerry disclosed millions in income and a massive stock portfolio that he’s liquidated since taking office as President Biden’s special climate envoy, according to a financial filing obtained by Axios on Friday.

Why it matters: Kerry is among the wealthiest members of the Biden administration. He maintains significant influence over U.S. energy and environmental policy as Biden’s climate envoy, a role that comes after he advised a number of firms in the space following his time as secretary of State.

  • The State Department, where Kerry officially works again, says he has divested assets that could pose a conflict of
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Looking for a life insurance agent? How to choose the right one for your needs

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The right life insurance agent can help you pinpoint the best policy for your family. (iStock)

As you get older — and especially once you have a spouse, children or other dependents — securing a life insurance policy is critical.

But life insurance is different from other types of insurance policies you might be used to shopping for and there are several to choose from, too.

To ensure you’re getting the best-suited plan for your family’s needs, it’s typically best to have a trustworthy agent guide the way.

Are you considering a life insurance policy? Compare life insurance

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Contact Tracing Data Breach Exposed Personal Data For Over 72K Pennsylvanians

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HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — A vendor working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed to secure the private information of more than 72,000 people, including sensitive details such as sexual orientation and whether the person was exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Since 2020, Insight Global has provided COVID-19 contract tracing services for the Pennsylvania Health Department.

Health department spokesman Barry Ciccocioppo said his agency recently learned the Atlanta, Georgia-based company “disregarded security protocols” and “created unauthorized documents.”

Contact tracers, from left to right, Christella Uwera, Dishell Freeman and Alejandra Camarillo work at Harris County Public Health contact tracing facility Thursday,

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Childcare Is a Business Issue

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When the Covid-19 pandemic removed the safety net of schooling and employee-paid child care for working families, the damage was cataclysmic. Without a stable form of childcare as part of the business infrastructure, the world stopped working for the vast majority of working parents around the world. One third of the U.S. workforce, or an estimated 50 million workers, has a child under 14 in their household. As researchers, practitioners, and mothers ourselves, we wanted examine the role childcare played in the employment decisions made by families and more importantly, what those choices can teach us about the needs

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SBA launches $5B grant program for small businesses. See who gets the money.

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Small businesses and nonprofit groups hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic now are eligible for additional support under a $5 billion Small Business Administration program

The new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance, known as Supplemental Targeted Advances, is available for up to 1 million small businesses and nonprofits with no more than 10 employees.

Here’s who can get the money:

Aside from having no more than 10 employees, they must be located in low-income areas and had an economic loss of greater than 50% over an eight-week period since March 2, 2020, compared to the previous year. They

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Biden Tax Hike: What Financial Advisers Are Telling Rich Clients

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President Joe Biden’s proposal to roughly double the capital-gains tax for the rich has put financial advisers in the unusual position of acting as part therapist and part fortune teller. Frantic calls are coming in from clients surprised to see that what they’d dismissed as rhetoric from the 2020 election campaign has come out this week as concrete White House proposals.

Advisers are telling them to keep calm, but they’re also counseling to prepare for action—bringing forward planned asset sales, shedding stock, reallocating investments, and even restructuring income. “Don’t do anything drastic just yet,” Ed Reitmeyer, a partner at accounting

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