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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities
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Your best—and worst—shot at buying a home is in these cities

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes...

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Mortgages matter more than jobs to voters
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Mortgages matter more than jobs to voters

Few American homeowners — or wannabe homeowners — think about the ease of the financial mechanism that delivers their white picket fence or...

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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends
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More people are tapping equity—and other real estate trends

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Homebuying will remain competitive from July through September, with the edge going to...

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I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score—then he bought a house without telling me
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I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score—then he bought a house without telling me

Dear Moneyist, I am a 47-year-old woman living in New Jersey. Currently, I own a duplex with a family member. My boyfriend and I had been looking...

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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home
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Renters, this is how many years it takes to save up for a down payment on a home

For renters who want to own their homes one day, the journey to build up enough savings for a down payment will be a long one. A new report from...

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Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods
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Airbnb guests spend less money in black and Hispanic neighborhoods

Last year, Airbnb partnered with the NAACP to help encourage more people of color to list their properties on the short-term rental site. The hope...

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What NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day
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What NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is highly anticipated for some online shoppers — but others might be better off waiting until the sounds of jingle bells are in...

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These are the retail brands that will be hurt most by Chinese tariffs
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These are the retail brands that will be hurt most by Chinese tariffs

Among the retailers and brands that could be most impacted from the proposed 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods are Best Buy Co. Inc.,...

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Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream
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Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream

No avocado toast jokes here. Yes, a lot has been written already about the question of millennials and homeownership. But as a new report...

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Here’s a hedge for investors against inflated FAANG stocks
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Here’s a hedge for investors against inflated FAANG stocks

The FAANG stocks have been dominant during the nine-year bull market. But that also means they may get more punished than the broader market when...

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My husband’s parents co-signed on my home loan—now my brother-in-law lives there
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My husband’s parents co-signed on my home loan—now my brother-in-law lives there

Dear Moneyist, My husband has a very close relationship with his parents and they have been kind enough to help us over the years when financing...

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10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money
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10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money

I consider myself to be one of the cheapest people on the planet. I wear socks until they are threadbare and underwear until the elastic is...

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Amazon takes Prime Day perks beyond e-commerce to drive traffic to Whole Foods stores
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Amazon takes Prime Day perks beyond e-commerce to drive traffic to Whole Foods stores

Amazon.com Inc.’s latest Prime Day perks further the e-commerce giant’s strategy of sending Prime members to all corners of the Amazon ecosystem,...

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Nordstrom shares slide after weak revenue guidance and analyst downgrade
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Nordstrom shares slide after weak revenue guidance and analyst downgrade

Nordstrom Inc. shares are down 5.3% in Tuesday trading after the department store retailer announced 2018 sales guidance that’s below the FactSet...

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Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, the back-to-school shopping season is already under way
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Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, the back-to-school shopping season is already under way

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Day-related discounts are already in place ahead of the July 16 start of the shopping event, leading competing retailers to...

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How I got my landlord to lower my rent—and save me $2,400 over the next year
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How I got my landlord to lower my rent—and save me $2,400 over the next year

Finding an affordable apartment is an agonizing and unavoidable experience every New York transplant must go through, and I’m no different. Since...

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Qatar fund buys New York’s Plaza Hotel for $600 million
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Qatar fund buys New York’s Plaza Hotel for $600 million

A fund controlled by the Gulf state of Qatar has emerged as a surprise buyer of New York’s famed Plaza Hotel, according to people familiar with the...

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Amazon Prime Day will take a bite out of the food sector as Whole Foods is included
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Amazon Prime Day will take a bite out of the food sector as Whole Foods is included

Amazon.com Inc. is including Whole Foods Market in its annual Prime Day shopping event this year, a move that will put pressure on grocers along...

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Some Whole Foods employees, suppliers chafe under Amazon
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Some Whole Foods employees, suppliers chafe under Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. has infused Whole Foods with its efficient, data-driven ethos in the year since it bought the natural grocer. But not all Whole...

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Investors look to the second half of 2018 expecting growth—amid rising uncertainties
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Investors look to the second half of 2018 expecting growth—amid rising uncertainties

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE As went the first six months, so go the next? See full story. Mexico’s presidential election: Investors need to know these...

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Have a Citi credit card? You may be getting some money back
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Have a Citi credit card? You may be getting some money back

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Citi settled with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection over failure to adjust cardholders’ interest rates See full...

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Derek Jeter is selling a century-old castle in New York for $14.75 million
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Derek Jeter is selling a century-old castle in New York for $14.75 million

Derek Jeter, former professional baseball player and current part owner of the MLB’s Miami Marlins, is looking to score on the sale of his...

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Weekend roundup: Testing Social Security calculators | Investors love GE’s breakup | Should Berkshire Hathaway be split up?
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Weekend roundup: Testing Social Security calculators | Investors love GE’s breakup | Should Berkshire Hathaway be split up?

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. Squeezing every dollar out of Social Security Deciding when to take...

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Cushman & Wakefield’s IPO: 5 things to know
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Cushman & Wakefield’s IPO: 5 things to know

Cushman & Wakefield, a giant real-estate services firm, has filed for an initial public offering, it said in June, citing its past record of...

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We’re probably at peak housing. Here’s what that means.
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We’re probably at peak housing. Here’s what that means.

In May, sales of previously-owned homes slumped, the second month in a row of declining sales. The National Association of Realtors, which tracks...

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The stock market is days away from setting a bearish record
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The stock market is days away from setting a bearish record

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The U.S. stock market is a few days from hitting a notable milestone, but it isn’t one that investors will feel particularly...

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Mortgage rates slump as trade fears weigh on a housing market that’s running dry
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Mortgage rates slump as trade fears weigh on a housing market that’s running dry

Rates for home loans fell for the second week in a row as global trade skirmishes sent nervous investors into safe haven assets. The 30-year fixed...

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The Dow and S&P 500 blow their biggest intraday gain since February
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The Dow and S&P 500 blow their biggest intraday gain since February

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday relinquished its biggest point gain since February, as selling in shares of...

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Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?
News 3 weeks ago
Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?

Walmart WMT, +1.95% has long been criticized for its adverse impact on small businesses and local wages, but new research indicates that the retail...

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Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans
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Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans

It’s hard to argue there are deep divisions between the so-called red and blue states in the U.S., but one thing seems to be bringing the country...

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