Money Inc: Looking for Deals

Laveta Brigham

Click here to read the full article. When coronavirus first hit, beauty investors sheltered in place and routed efforts toward their existing portfolio companies to make sure that those brands could weather the storm. But now that reopening has begun and private equity executives are emerging into a changed world—one […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started

Laveta Brigham

Making money by doing what you love might not be as complicated as you think. If you have a book, movie, comic, podcast, class, craft or any other creative project you want to share with the world, you can put it up for sale in about five minutes with Gumroad, […]

Inside One Mother’s Fight To Help Her Kids Get An Education During Coronavirus

Laveta Brigham

(Photo: Illustration: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost; Photos: Terri Johnson/Getty) This story about rural education was produced as part of the series Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest, reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Terri Johnson willed her body not […]

When Is Tax-Free Shopping Happening in Your State?

Laveta Brigham

Click here to read the full article. Believe it or not, back-to-school season is quickly approaching. While it’s most likely going to look a lot different this year, especially if you’ll be continuing remote learning, there are some things that are here to stay. One of those things you’ve been […]

‘It breaks your heart.’ California should audit embattled unemployment agency, lawmaker says

Laveta Brigham

Citing relentless consumer anger over delays and confusion in dealing with the state’s unemployment agency, Assemblyman Jim Patterson Friday formally requested an audit of the state’s beleaguered Employment Development Department. Among his requests: A close look at the agency’s decisions to award years of contracts for modernizing and maintaining the […]

The best credit cards for college students

Laveta Brigham

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small fee for referring you. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business […]