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Pace of new-home construction skyrockets in December to a 13-year high, but significant headwinds remain
Warmer-than-usual weather gave a boost to residential construction across the country.
The No. 1 ‘happiest country’ in the world also has one of the highest suicide rates — economists have a theory why
Some 70% of people aged 15 to 64 have a paid job and 60% participate in adult education every year.
My stepmother and father gave me $16K, but after my dad died she said she needs it back — should I give it to her?
‘She argues that it would be considered hiding money by the probate court.’
The ‘best job in America’ pays $105,000 — and you’ve probably never heard of it
‘Because of the stiff competition to recruit and retain this talent, more companies are investing in their employees’ experiences at work,’ says Amanda Stansell, senior economic research analyst at Glassdoor.
‘I feel betrayed.’ My husband is splitting his estate between me and his daughter — should I find another man?
‘I can’t help but think that — even though I am now 63 — there may be a man out there looking for someone to marry and have as his family.’
A former Silicon Valley ‘party animal’ gets hit with a $31 million hangover
Venture capitalist Michael Rothenberg must pay millions to settle allegations by the SEC.
Credit scores in America just hit a record high — now for the bad news
A new report from Experian found that the average FICO Score in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2019 of 703.
How to go back in time and cash in on 2018 tax breaks before it’s too late
‘Tax extenders’ legislation retroactively resurrected tax breaks for 2018 — here’s how to claim them.
‘We’re in a happier place now!’ My husband wrote a secret will when our marriage was rocky — should I now write one too?
‘I do not know what is in this will, but it’s still current and in his brother’s possession.’
Meghan and Harry are starting a foundation, but they may be opening a Pandora’s box
The Sussexes say they want to forge their own financial path away from the royal family, and launch a ‘new charitable entity.’
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Martha McSally blasts CNN reporter Manu Raju as a ‘liberal hack’ for ‘simply doing his job’
CNN reporter Manu Raju asked Sen. Martha McSally a question and she wasn’t having it.
Suspected white supremacists from Maryland and Delaware said to have discussed opening fire at pro-gun rally in Virginia
Three suspected white supremacists arrested in Maryland and Delaware this week had discussed opening fire from different positions at Monday’s planned pro-gun rally in Richmond, Va., in the hopes of causing chaos, law-enforcement officials said.
Where Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg and the leading 2020 Democrats stand on climate change
The field of Democrats looking to beat President Trump this year — including the six on the stage Tuesday night — are aligned in their pledge to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Most candidates want to end new fossil-fuel leasing on public lands and several are critical of fracking. A few have latched onto the Green New Deal.
’Are you f—ing kidding me?’ Monica Lewinsky appears to respond to Ken Starr’s joining the Trump defense team
Starr’s investigation exposed President Clinton’s relationship with Lewinsky, leading to his 1998 impeachment.
Trump accuses Democrats of shutting Sanders campaign out through impeachment trial
President Trump on Friday accused Democrats of trying to weaken Bernie Sanders’ chances of winning the party’s presidential nomination as he and other senators prepare to act as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial.