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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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Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement The researchers issued a stark warning regarding remote learning for children. Read More Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ — and says employers ‘always say’ there’s a labor …

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Here’s how to craft student-loan forgiveness in a way that cuts out those who don’t need help

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Thursday released new analyses on student loans, with one blog post focused on who would benefit from various approaches to canceling such debt — as well as each approach’s cost. Forgiving a maximum of $50,000 per borrower would cost $904 billion and would forgive the full balance for …

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Dow trades 300 points higher as Biden touts NATO response to Russia-Ukraine war, Fed speakers

Dow trades 300 points higher as Biden touts NATO response to Russia-Ukraine war, Fed speakers

U.S. stocks pushed higher Thursday afternoon, as world leaders met to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and investors monitored remarks by Federal Reserve officials. Technology and communications stock had some of the stronger gains Thursday, with chipmaker Nvidia NVDA up 9%. The major indexes still were mixed for the week though, after recovering to …

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Do you own land that you want to develop and then sell? Here's one way to pay a smaller tax bill

Do you own land that you want to develop and then sell? Here’s one way to pay a smaller tax bill

Say you own some vacant lots. Like other real estate, they have appreciated big time over the last few years, and you’re ready to cash in. Or you may have a parcel that you want to subdivide into lots, develop them, and sell them off for a hopefully even bigger profit. Either way, you’ll owe …

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Inside Airbnb's high-profile effort to house Ukrainian refugees: 'At best, it’s badly worded. At worst, it’s misleading and not enough care is being taken.'

Inside Airbnb’s high-profile effort to house Ukrainian refugees: ‘At best, it’s badly worded. At worst, it’s misleading and not enough care is being taken.’

Among the U.S. companies attempting to help Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s military assault on their country, Airbnb Inc. has been one of the most prominent.  First, the home-rental platform offered to house 100,000 Ukrainian refugees for free, then social-media users turned Airbnb into a donation tool to help people on the ground in the war-torn country. …

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SEC-targeted Chinese companies slump; Yum China warns of 2024 delisting risk

SEC-targeted Chinese companies slump; Yum China warns of 2024 delisting risk

Shares of Chinese companies flagged for possible delisting in the U.S. slid in Hong Kong and Shanghai trading Friday, a move that analysts said highlighted geopolitical tensions but would have little immediate impact on the companies’ operations. In Hong Kong afternoon trading, fast-food-chain operator Yum China Holdings Inc. YUMC, -10.94% slumped 8.2%, on track for …

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