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Gold closes out Thursday trade higher, aims for weekly gain

Fannie Mae chief economist says the U.S. housing market has finally turned a corner and temporary child tax credits contributed to Americans’ financial security in 2021

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. The good news: Americans’ financial security soared last year. The bad news: That may be due to this lucrative, but temporary tax break The share of Americans who said they were able to cover $400 in emergency expenses, using cash or its equivalents, reached a 9-year-high. Read More …

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'The weight of this debt is crushing': I'm 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged to pay it off?

‘What are the chances? I retire and the stock market crashes. All my plans are upside down.’ I want to draw on my 401(k) to renovate my new home. What options do I have?

Dear Quentin, I’m due to retire in two months and I have already moved to my new home in the sun. I have not sold my apartment in a major U.S. metropolitan area on the east coast, as I wanted to see how I settled into my new life. It’s a quiet, but beautiful city …

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Inheriting a house? Read this before you make any rash decisions

Inheriting a house? Read this before you make any rash decisions

Leaving behind a home for a loved one to inherit is a huge gift, but without the right planning, it could be an equally large headache.  Beneficiaries must juggle many considerations when they inherit a home, especially if they’re sharing that gift with siblings or others. There are tax implications whether they keep or sell …

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How racist policies and segregation marginalized Buffalo’s Black communities: ‘An entire generation saw little if any improvements in their lives’

How racist policies and segregation marginalized Buffalo’s Black communities: ‘An entire generation saw little if any improvements in their lives’

That segregation is part of what drew the suspected gunman to Buffalo Saturday afternoon, when he allegedly targeted Buffalo’s East Side and Tops Friendly Market because of the predominantly Black population living nearby. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told CNN that investigators believe the gunman targeted the surrounding ZIP code because it had the highest …

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Select lots of Jif peanut butter are recalled due to Salmonella scare

Before you make that PB&J, you may want to make sure your peanut butter hasn’t been recalled. The U.S. Food & Drug Administation (FDA) said Friday that the J.M. Smucker Co. SJM, -0.83% is “recalling select Jif peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination.” The FDA noted that Salmonella is “an organism …

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Gold closes out Thursday trade higher, aims for weekly gain

‘Revenge travel’ is coming back in Summer 2022 and husband-wife lab researchers admit taking Pfizer vaccine data to develop their own cancer treatment

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘I chose to take a gamble’: Husband-wife lab researchers admit taking Pfizer vaccine data to develop their own cancer treatment The plot unraveled after Chenyan Wu was caught trying to sneak toxic chemicals into the U.S. from China to start a lab in San Diego. Read More Airbnb …

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'The weight of this debt is crushing': I'm 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged to pay it off?

‘We were surprised and appalled’: My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. They used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Or threaten to sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second.  We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one …

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Stock investors are now starting to feel the 5 stages of bear-market grief

Stock investors are now starting to feel the 5 stages of bear-market grief

The bear market for stocks isn’t over. In fact, it may have aways to go. That’s because — even with the S&P 500 SPX, +2.02% 16% below its all-time high, and both the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.76% and the Russell 2000 Index RUT, +3.19% into bear-market territory — many investors are more focused on when …

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Nestle rushes shipments of baby formula from Netherlands, Switzerland to help U.S. shortages

Nestle rushes shipments of baby formula from Netherlands, Switzerland to help U.S. shortages

Nestlé said Tuesday that it is rushing shipments of baby formulas to the U.S. to assist with a nationwide shortage that began late last year due to supply-chain disruptions.  “We have significantly increased the amount of our infant formula available to consumers by ramping up production and accelerating general product availability to retailers and online, …

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