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FDA calls Walgreens ‘the top violator among pharmacies’ when it comes to illegal tobacco sales to minors
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FDA calls Walgreens ‘the top violator among pharmacies’ when it comes to illegal tobacco sales to minors

The agency has issued more than 1,500 warning letters and 240 civil money penalty actions against Walgreens stores nationwide. In a statement, the...

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Rex Nutting: Billionaires take more than they make
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Rex Nutting: Billionaires take more than they make

By proposing to tax large incomes at a higher rate and to tax the wealth of the very rich, progressive politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio...

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Yet another reason why San Francisco Bay Area house prices may rise in 2019
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Yet another reason why San Francisco Bay Area house prices may rise in 2019

Buying a home in a neighborhood like this one in Palo Alto, Calif., could get a whole lot more expensive thanks to a slew of tech companies...

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after iPhone sales decline
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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving after iPhone sales decline

Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple Inc. in April. Less than six years after her high-profile hiring, Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple Inc. "The last...

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MarketWatch First Take: Whole Foods isn’t priming Amazon’s pump
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MarketWatch First Take: Whole Foods isn’t priming Amazon’s pump

Amazon.com Inc. has touted its big deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. as a way to use physical retail to grow its business, but after its first full...

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So the Fed left interest rates unchanged, but what does that mean for you?
News 5 months ago
So the Fed left interest rates unchanged, but what does that mean for you?

The Federal Reserve isn’t raising interest rates this month — meaning that some consumers can breathe a sigh of relief. Fed officials said...

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Struggling malls will have a hard time adjusting to more Sears vacancies
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Struggling malls will have a hard time adjusting to more Sears vacancies

Sears Holdings Corp.’s plan to shutter more stores will hurt struggling lower-tier regional malls most, according to the latest Moody’s report....

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Gold’s Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations
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Gold’s Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations

Residents of Middletown, N. Y., might be losing a Sears Holding Corp. location, but they’re gaining a Gold’s Gym. This January, Gold’s Gym, the 54...

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TaxWatch: How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break
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TaxWatch: How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has created a new tax break that dangles the potential of a 0% capital-gains tax on certain investments in economically...

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WeWork is moving onto Starbucks’ turf  with new coffee shops with workspaces
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WeWork is moving onto Starbucks’ turf with new coffee shops with workspaces

WeWork Cos., the fast-growing provider of flexible offices, is to launch a new kind of casual work space that will function as its own branded...

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With Toys ‘R’ Us gone, retailers vie for bigger slice of holiday toy sales
News 9 months ago
With Toys ‘R’ Us gone, retailers vie for bigger slice of holiday toy sales

The collapse of Toys “R” Us Inc. has left billions of dollars in holiday toy sales up for grabs. Walmart Inc. WMT,-0.96%, Target Corp. TGT,-0.38%...

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Construction spending edges up, no thanks to the private sector
News 9 months ago
Construction spending edges up, no thanks to the private sector

The numbers: Construction expenditures were just 0.1% higher in August than July, led once again by public spending, the Commerce Department said...

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The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight
News 9 months ago
The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight

More Americans appear to be spending beyond their means. And as one Reddit user discovered, living that way for too long can make it difficult to...

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A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners
News 9 months ago
A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE Those who went into foreclosure during the housing crisis are still feeling its effects. See full story. See Also Sen....

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Mortgage rates hit a seven-and-a-half-year high as the easy money era comes to a close
News 9 months ago
Mortgage rates hit a seven-and-a-half-year high as the easy money era comes to a close

Rates for home loans jumped along with yields in the broader bond market, taking financing costs to a recent high and raising fresh questions about...

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Salesforce Tower observation deck to open to public for free in early 2019
News 9 months ago
Salesforce Tower observation deck to open to public for free in early 2019

If Salesforce.com Inc. follows through with its plans, the best view in San Francisco will be available to the public for free next year. On...

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Pending home sales drop as summer selling season limps to a close
News 9 months ago
Pending home sales drop as summer selling season limps to a close

The numbers: U.S. pending home sales sank 1.8% in August, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. What happened: NAR’s index, which...

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My boyfriend wants me to pay half his mortgage as rent—and calls my desire to buy property an ‘escape home’
News 9 months ago
My boyfriend wants me to pay half his mortgage as rent—and calls my desire to buy property an ‘escape home’

Dear Moneyist, My home is finally selling after a divorce some years ago. I will clear just enough profit to potentially make a down payment to...

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Bed Bath & Beyond margins suffer as it uses coupons to compete with Amazon
News 9 months ago
Bed Bath & Beyond margins suffer as it uses coupons to compete with Amazon

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is having difficulty competing with Amazon.com Inc. on price without coupons and other discounts, hurting its margins,...

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A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners
News 9 months ago
A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners

Maria Landi, a 75-year-old retired insurance specialist, and her husband John, had been making payments on their East Brunswick, New Jersey home...

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Generation Z home buyers have family money and move fast to purchase property
News 9 months ago
Generation Z home buyers have family money and move fast to purchase property

Though they still represent just a small fraction of the housing market thus far, Generation Z home buyers are different from their older peers....

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My mother’s live-in boyfriend has no job, no money and a lot of debt—what happens to her house after she dies?
News 9 months ago
My mother’s live-in boyfriend has no job, no money and a lot of debt—what happens to her house after she dies?

Dear Moneyist, My mother is retired and lives in Florida. She still owes money on her home. Five years ago her boyfriend Jerry moved in with her....

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California’s ‘golden’ economy could be tarnished by Trump tariffs, high cost of living
News 9 months ago
California’s ‘golden’ economy could be tarnished by Trump tariffs, high cost of living

The huge California economy has enjoyed a remarkable rebound in the past six years, but things might not be as golden for the Golden State in the...

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New-home sales tick up as housing shortfall tops 4 million
News 9 months ago
New-home sales tick up as housing shortfall tops 4 million

The numbers: New-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 629,000 rate in August, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. What happened:...

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Michael Kors has fought to reclaim a high-end image — but is it ready to run Versace?
News 9 months ago
Michael Kors has fought to reclaim a high-end image — but is it ready to run Versace?

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. may have scored points by limiting how often its clothes end up on the discount rack and it has already upgraded its...

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Home-price gains decelerate again as housing market tries for a soft landing, Case-Shiller says
News 9 months ago
Home-price gains decelerate again as housing market tries for a soft landing, Case-Shiller says

The numbers: The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% and was up 6.0% for the year in July. The 20-city index rose 0.1%,...

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Home-builder stocks are beaten down, but analysts are super-bullish on ‘super-affordable’
News 9 months ago
Home-builder stocks are beaten down, but analysts are super-bullish on ‘super-affordable’

It’s hard out there for the home builders. In late July, D.R. Horton, Inc. DHI,-1.00%, announced third-quarter results that beat estimates, and...

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My uncle with dementia needs long-term care—should I refinance his house?
News 10 months ago
My uncle with dementia needs long-term care—should I refinance his house?

Dear Moneyist, I wrote to you some time ago about my uncle who is suffering with dementia. I wondered whether I should pay off his mortgage before...

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Americans’ fascination with ‘mortgage rates:’ a tour through financial market history
News 10 months ago
Americans’ fascination with ‘mortgage rates:’ a tour through financial market history

When President Donald Trump lashed out at Google, calling it “rigged” to show negative stories about him when users searched on the term “Trump...

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My stepmother wants to put her name on the deed of my late father’s house, then she says she’ll split it
News 10 months ago
My stepmother wants to put her name on the deed of my late father’s house, then she says she’ll split it

Dear Moneyist, My parents got divorced when I was young and my dad remarried someone and they got a house together, but my dad never put her on the...

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