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Jamillette Gomes holds her two-year-old son, Avian, as he receives a COVID-19 test, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Birx says Americans must be strict for pandemic

Dec. 3, 2020 10:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS — The White House coronavirus response coordinator says Americans must not gather indoors with outsiders or take off their masks at any time when they are outdoors -- even when they are eating and drinking. Dr. Deborah Birx says people also have to observe social distancing and wash their...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, housing activists erect a sign in front of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's house in Swampscott, Mass. A moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control in September that protects certain renters from eviction expires at the end of the year. 
 (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

As some pandemic aid ends, what's next for hurting Americans

Dec. 3, 2020 1:30 PM EST

Americans who struggled through 2020 could face more hardship in the year ahead as pandemic related payments and protections come to an end. Expanded unemployment benefits will cease by the end of the year, reducing much-needed income for as many as 12 million Americans. Federal eviction protection will expire as...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...

FILE - In this file photo from June 7, 2019, a man walks by Hamerschlag Hall on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh. Colleges in the U.S. have seen a sharp enrollment drop among international students in the fall of 2020. University administrators say a number of hurdles and new policies brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are to blame. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students

Nov. 16, 2020 12:06 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master’s degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds. He rushed home this summer after learning that his father was in failing health after being diagnosed with COVID-19, making it to his...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who decide to borrow student loans in their own names.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

Oct. 30, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

In more than one-third of U.S. families, parents decide how to pay for college, according to a July 2020 report from private lender Sallie Mae. Half of those parents don’t inform the child of their decision. Joe Allen, 51, of Frederick, Maryland, did talk about college costs with his daughter, a freshman...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo,  a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, is displayed in San Antonio. Stimulus checks, paused student loan payments and the need to stay at home may have helped you cut back on your debt for the first time. Keep that momentum going and take control of your finances. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Millennial Money: Use a crisis to build helpful money habits

Oct. 13, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

As millennials, we’ve learned about money the hard way. From the Great Recession to stratospheric student loan debt to a pandemic, there’s been no shortage of life giving us lemons. While the long-term economic effects of the pandemic are yet to be fully realized, you may have noticed one positive...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020 file photo, a man looks at his phone while sitting in a park at twilight  in Kansas City, Mo. Has the whirlwind of 2020 left you with whiplash? Maybe you feel like the whole world is uncertain. While there is a lot that’s beyond your control, you can take steps to put your finances on more stable ground. Start by understanding what financial stability means to you.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Millennial Money: Create financial stability in shaky times

Oct. 6, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

In a year that has thrown a pandemic, natural disasters and economic calamity at us while we lurch closer to a presidential election, stability can feel elusive. No matter how well laid your plans, some new crisis might be lurking around the corner, waiting to upend your life. While it’s never been more...