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Existing-home sales fall in August for the fourth time in five months
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Existing-home sales fall in August for the fourth time in five months

Existing-home sales in August dropped for the fourth time in five months as real-estate agents continue to blame a lack of available homes to buy....

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How you can have $1 million by the time you’re 40
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How you can have $1 million by the time you’re 40

It can feel like hitting the $1 million mark requires having a Wall Street job, a trust fund—or decades to save. But these millionaires may change...

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How to protect your intellectual property
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How to protect your intellectual property

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. If you’re a small-business owner looking to profit from your invention or artistic work,...

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Here’s why flagship stores for retailers like Apple and Starbucks have become tourist attractions
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Here’s why flagship stores for retailers like Apple and Starbucks have become tourist attractions

It’s common for people to plan vacations to pay a visit to world sites like the Eiffel Tower, the Tower of London or the Statue of Liberty. Some...

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Alibaba-backed online insurer plans IPO that could set its value at $10 billion
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Alibaba-backed online insurer plans IPO that could set its value at $10 billion

HONG KONG—China’s first online-only insurer said Sunday it plans to raise up to $1.5 billion in an initial public offering that could value the...

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Retailers are hiring way more seasonal workers for the holidays this year
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Retailers are hiring way more seasonal workers for the holidays this year

Early seasonal hiring announcements indicate that the retail sector’s holiday job market will be stronger than last year, according to Challenger...

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How much Americans spent on sports and why Apple’s new iPhones are bad for the environment
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How much Americans spent on sports and why Apple’s new iPhones are bad for the environment

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! While you take a break from ogling the new iPhones, check out today’s top stories: Personal Finance The Golden State...

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American families finally earn more than they did in 1999
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American families finally earn more than they did in 1999

The poverty rate dropped in President Barack Obama’s final year of office as median household income rose to a record high last year. The Census...

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Americans in these 10 cities made a profit of 50% or more selling their homes
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Americans in these 10 cities made a profit of 50% or more selling their homes

Sometimes it pays to resist the flip. Some Americans who bought their home between seven and nine years ago have made up to $235,000 over that time...

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Americans would save $2.2 billion if they did all their shopping online
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Americans would save $2.2 billion if they did all their shopping online

The purchasing power of one dollar is worth more online, according to software company Adobe’s Digital Price Index, which looked at online and...

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‘Co-borrowing’ to afford a home is gaining popularity. Who’s doing it and why?
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‘Co-borrowing’ to afford a home is gaining popularity. Who’s doing it and why?

Home buyers are increasingly taking on co-borrowers to help gain an edge, defray costs and shoulder the burden in a housing market characterized by...

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Amazon spells out its ‘City Maker’ role in reshaping Seattle
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Amazon spells out its ‘City Maker’ role in reshaping Seattle

Few companies can transform a city, but Amazon, the slayer of the retail industry, isn’t just any company. It’s a “City Maker.” In its request for...

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Redfin saw signs of real estate slowdown in August
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Redfin saw signs of real estate slowdown in August

Newly public online real-estate company Redfin Inc. told investors in its first earnings call that it saw some signs of potential slowing in the...

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Where selling your own home (without an agent) could get you the best price
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Where selling your own home (without an agent) could get you the best price

Going the DIY route when it comes to selling a home can be a risky (and time-consuming) proposition, but in some markets that risk pays off. Only 6...

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L Brands problems extend beyond Victoria’s Secret bras to Bath & Body Works
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L Brands problems extend beyond Victoria’s Secret bras to Bath & Body Works

August was another struggle for Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands Inc., with the company reporting a 8% same-store sales decline, largely due to...

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8 ways to reduce closing costs on your new home
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8 ways to reduce closing costs on your new home

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes,...

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Campbell Soup has a soup problem
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Campbell Soup has a soup problem

Shares of Campbell Soup Co. slid more than 6% Thursday after earnings fell short of estimates, with the company posting an 11th straight revenue...

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Pending home sales slip in July for fourth time in five months
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Pending home sales slip in July for fourth time in five months

Pending home sales fell for the fourth time in five months in July, according to data released Thursday. Pending home sales fell 0.8% in July, and...

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Amazon is actually the weakest of the big U.S. retailers, Moody’s says
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Amazon is actually the weakest of the big U.S. retailers, Moody’s says

Amazon.com Inc., far from dominating the retail sector, is actually the weakest of the big U.S. players based on operating results, Moody’s...

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Opinion: Real estate investors, meet your new master: the index fund
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Opinion: Real estate investors, meet your new master: the index fund

Consider these investment questions: If you own shares of all the stocks in a particular sector or industry, do you want to see all the underlying...

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Tens of thousands of Harvey-area homeowners may become delinquent on their mortgages in the coming months
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Tens of thousands of Harvey-area homeowners may become delinquent on their mortgages in the coming months

Hurricane Harvey could have a more destructive impact on the mortgage market in Texas than Katrina did on the Gulf Coast, according to a report out...

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Starbucks sued by mall owner Simon over plan to shut Teavana stores
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Starbucks sued by mall owner Simon over plan to shut Teavana stores

Mall landlord Simon Property Group has gone to court to block Starbucks Corp. from pursuing its plan to close its Teavana stores in Simon’s retail...

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5 places you can get high-end fashion for low prices
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5 places you can get high-end fashion for low prices

There’s a revolution quietly taking place in the fashion industry. In case you haven’t been paying close attention, it’s now easier than ever to...

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Here’s how many ‘morons’ pay the estate tax
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Here’s how many ‘morons’ pay the estate tax

To believe a story in the New York Times, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn doesn’t think highly of those who pay the estate tax. The...

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These shoppers aren’t convinced Whole Foods will stop being ‘Whole Paycheck’
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These shoppers aren’t convinced Whole Foods will stop being ‘Whole Paycheck’

When Nick Greenquist, a 24-year-old student at New York University, decided to go grocery shopping on Monday, he analyzed new Whole Foods prices...

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Opinion: Here’s what will make real estate investing great again
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Opinion: Here’s what will make real estate investing great again

Profitable enterprises can be poor investments if you pay too much for them. That’s exactly what is happening now with publicly traded REITs. This...

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Retail-stock rally is an overreaction caused by low expectations, experts say
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Retail-stock rally is an overreaction caused by low expectations, experts say

A swath of retail stocks have surged more than 10% Thursday after second-quarter earnings reports that exceeded estimates — a rally that experts...

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Why the Amazon–Whole Foods combo is not an immediate threat to rival grocers
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Why the Amazon–Whole Foods combo is not an immediate threat to rival grocers

The joint announcement from Amazon.com Inc. and acquiree Whole Foods Market Inc. on Thursday about plans to close their deal by Monday drove down...

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How this housing crisis hangover will shape the market into the next decade
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How this housing crisis hangover will shape the market into the next decade

Foreclosures just keep falling. On Thursday, data from Black Knight Financial Services showed the number of homes in foreclosure fell below 400,000...

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Amazon and Whole Foods will cut prices of avocados and kale to mark close of deal
News 3 weeks ago
Amazon and Whole Foods will cut prices of avocados and kale to mark close of deal

Amazon.com Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc. said Thursday they will lower prices on a range of groceries on Monday to mark the close of Amazon’s ...

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