Time for a will? Important estate planning decisions to consider during the pandemic

The pandemic is putting estate planning into focus. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains on "CBS This Morning" why having a will, health care proxy and power of attorney documents are so important right now.
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V FOUNDATION FINDS A WAY: Even amid Covid-19, the V Foundation for Cancer Research is getting the word out about its mission. The organization is teaming with ESPN for “V for Victory,” a one-hour television special hosted by ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi and Hannah Storm, on Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. EST on ABC as part of the Wine Celebration’s 2020 virtual event. The idea is to shine a light on cancer survivor stories and the urgency to support cancer research during the pandemic and support the V Foundation’s…
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The American Institute of Biological Sciences joined a coalition of 90 scientific, academic, and medical groups to express support for the continued use of human fetal tissue in biomedical research. In a July 28, 2020, letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, the groups argued, in part: “The long-standing existing review process for fetal tissue research ensures that research using fetal tissue is scientifically meritorious, legal, and ethically sound. The legal framework for this research prohibits people from profiting from acquiring, receiving, or transf...
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On July 23, 2020, a companion measure to the House’s Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R. 7308) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Cory Gardner (R-CO). The bipartisan legislation would provide emergency relief funding for federal science agencies to support the research community during the ongoing pandemic. The measure, which was introduced in the House last month by Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Fred Upton (R-MI), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), woul...
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On July 27, 2020, Republican lawmakers in the Senate unveiled a $1 trillion stimulus package to address the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability, and Schools Act or HEALS Act includes $105 billion in education funding; a “liability shield” to protect businesses, universities, schools, and hospitals from coronavirus-related lawsuits; another round of direct stimulus payments to American households; additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and emergency business loans; and a two-thirds reduction in emergency federal supplemental unemployment paymen...
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At a five-day summit held in Brussels in July, European Union (EU) leaders agreed to a 7-year, €1.8 trillion budget and pandemic recovery fund, which includes €81 billion for Horizon Europe — EU’s flagship research program — and €750 billion for pandemic recovery. For the next seven years, starting January 2021, Horizon Europe will receive a slightly higher funding level compared to its €80 billion predecessor program Horizon 2020 and nearly €13.5 billion less than the amount proposed by the European Commission in June. In fact, the core Horizon Europe budget for the 2021-2027 pe...
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[Nation] The Homa Bay health sector was thrown into disarray Monday after medical workers went on strike over unpaid salaries and unfavorable working conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. Stress levels are unprecedented as people adapt to ongoing uncertainty, job loss, working remotely, homeschooling, distancing from social support networks, plus the concerns of getting sick or getting others sick. The impact of these stressors is becoming more and more apparent. Calls to the federal mental health crisis hotline have increased 900% compared to this same time last year. [1] “The Covid-19 pandemic is a stressful time for everyone…
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(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the U.S. population. A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. The Brookings’ analysis of population estimates released this summer by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the combined millennial, Generation Z and younger generations numbered 166 million people. The combined Generation X, baby boomer, and older cohorts represented 162 million U.S. residents. “To many Americans—especially baby boomers themselves—thi...
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The Illinois firm has already struck its first deal in the Alamo City.
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