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iPhone lines were shorter this year, though that might not mean much for Apple
News 10 months ago
iPhone lines were shorter this year, though that might not mean much for Apple

Waiting in line for an iPhone doesn’t seem to hold the allure it once did, but a dwindling band of analysts still camp out with Apple Inc.’s...

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This chart shows the haves and have-nots of the housing market, and it’s getting worse
News 10 months ago
This chart shows the haves and have-nots of the housing market, and it’s getting worse

More than a decade after the housing crisis, homeowners have been made whole — and then some. But the amount of mortgage debt that Americans owe...

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Mortgage rates jump to four-month high as housing market hits a bump
News 10 months ago
Mortgage rates jump to four-month high as housing market hits a bump

Rates for home loans jumped in step with yields in the bond market even as fresh reminders of familiar headwinds stalked the housing market. The 30...

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Buyers are ‘fatigued,’ ‘burned out,’ but kept house-hunting even in August, real-estate agents say
News 10 months ago
Buyers are ‘fatigued,’ ‘burned out,’ but kept house-hunting even in August, real-estate agents say

The sharp slowdown in the housing market has come as no surprise to most observers. A steep imbalance between supply and demand, overheating prices...

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My late partner left me with survivorship rights on our home, but her son wants to charge me rent
News 10 months ago
My late partner left me with survivorship rights on our home, but her son wants to charge me rent

Dear Moneyist, Over five years ago I lost my life partner Jane to cancer. We never married, but lived together for over 25 years. Her adult son ...

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Existing-home sales hold steady as housing begins to find some balance
News 10 months ago
Existing-home sales hold steady as housing begins to find some balance

The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 5.34 million rate in August, unchanged compared to July, the National...

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How to get a discount even if there’s no sale
News 10 months ago
How to get a discount even if there’s no sale

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. If you don’t see a sale sign, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a deal. Here are four ways you...

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Amazon reportedly aims to open 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021
News 10 months ago
Amazon reportedly aims to open 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

Amazon.com Inc. is considering a massive expansion of its cashierless AmazonGo stores, aiming to open as many as 3,000 nationwide by 2021,...

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This is why Americans are losing confidence in the housing market
News 10 months ago
This is why Americans are losing confidence in the housing market

Owning a home was once a time-honored life milestone. Buying real estate was simply what you did as an adult in America, and for many people...

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Accidental landlords — an unwelcome consequence of the housing market shock
News 10 months ago
Accidental landlords — an unwelcome consequence of the housing market shock

During the bubble years of the mid-2000s, Americans were encouraged, often inappropriately, to become homeowners. As prices spiraled unsustainably...

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Homeowners are sitting on a record $6 trillion in equity but are wary of tapping it
News 10 months ago
Homeowners are sitting on a record $6 trillion in equity but are wary of tapping it

American homeowners have amassed a record $6 trillion in equity in their properties, a figure boosted by surging home prices and a trend of owners...

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Mortgage rates hit 6-week high with housing market at a crossroad
News 10 months ago
Mortgage rates hit 6-week high with housing market at a crossroad

Rates for home loans rose to a six-week high as upbeat economic data and a bulging deficit spurred a yield-lifting bond sell-off and big questions...

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Typical household now brings in as much income as before the recession
News 10 months ago
Typical household now brings in as much income as before the recession

The numbers: For the third straight year, real median household income rose, climbing 1.8% to $61,372 in 2017, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday...

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Don’t expect big stock gains for several years, Morgan Stanley warns
News 10 months ago
Don’t expect big stock gains for several years, Morgan Stanley warns

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE U.S. stock-market investors hopefully enjoyed strong returns, because it may be a while until a similar environment is seen...

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Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson says renters are getting a raw deal
News 10 months ago
Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson says renters are getting a raw deal

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Tuesday suggested that government policy penalizes renters at the expense of homeowners. “Renters are...

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Opinion: Take care about paying off the mortgage
News 10 months ago
Opinion: Take care about paying off the mortgage

A booming economy, interest rates finally rising, and tax cuts creating more disposable income have consumers confident and rushing to the malls....

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What McDonald’s can learn from Chick-fil-A and Subway
News 10 months ago
What McDonald’s can learn from Chick-fil-A and Subway

Chick-fil-A and Subway may be private, but they offer important lessons for publicly held restaurant companies, according to Bernstein analysts....

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As conservatorship reaches 10th birthday, another overhaul proposal for Fannie and Freddie
News 10 months ago
As conservatorship reaches 10th birthday, another overhaul proposal for Fannie and Freddie

September 6 marked ten years since mortgage giants Fannie Mae FNMA,-0.65% and Freddie Mac FMCC,-0.63% were taken into “conservatorship,” an...

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Opinion: The future of virtual reality is here, as blockchain restores internet freedom
News 10 months ago
Opinion: The future of virtual reality is here, as blockchain restores internet freedom

Virtual reality is such an amazing concept. By now, it should be clear to everyone that it’s much more than a gimmick. It offers an alternative — a...

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Tencent invests $1 billion in Chinese real-estate brokerage Lianjia
News 10 months ago
Tencent invests $1 billion in Chinese real-estate brokerage Lianjia

One of China’s largest real-estate brokerages is planning to raise about $2 billion from investors including Tencent Holdings Ltd. and private...

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RH waxes poetic, literally, to bricks-and-mortar retail
News 10 months ago
RH waxes poetic, literally, to bricks-and-mortar retail

RH, the retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, quoted poet Robert Frost in its quarterly earnings statement Tuesday to double down on its...

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Opinion: Millennials have the Social Security blues — and more retirement news
News 10 months ago
Opinion: Millennials have the Social Security blues — and more retirement news

Retirement news you might have missed while trying to take a summer break: More chances to save? If you’re like most folks, you haven’t saved...

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Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation support at 38% in poll | Press should start ‘fighting back,’ says Chuck Todd
News 10 months ago
Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation support at 38% in poll | Press should start ‘fighting back,’ says Chuck Todd

As Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin Tuesday, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds the public evenly divided, and among...

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Warren Buffett is having trouble selling his house—how you can avoid that same fate
News 10 months ago
Warren Buffett is having trouble selling his house—how you can avoid that same fate

Homeowners on the West Coast typically won’t have much trouble off-loading their properties in today’s market. Unless, apparently, they’re Warren...

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The cost of buying a home is rising three times faster than the cost to rent
News 10 months ago
The cost of buying a home is rising three times faster than the cost to rent

As the monthly cost of buying a home continues to trudge upwards, renting is becoming a more affordable option across much of the U.S. The monthly...

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‘Virtually perfect’: Lululemon’s blowout quarter has analysts grasping for superlatives
News 10 months ago
‘Virtually perfect’: Lululemon’s blowout quarter has analysts grasping for superlatives

Shares of yoga wear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. skyrocketed on Friday, as analysts gushed over blowout second-quarter earnings and rushed to...

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Warren Buffett drops price on Laguna Beach house after more than a year on the market
News 10 months ago
Warren Buffett drops price on Laguna Beach house after more than a year on the market

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is slashing the price of his California beach house to $7.9 million, after putting it on the market for $11...

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The road to homeownership: buying a house in Cincinnati
News 10 months ago
The road to homeownership: buying a house in Cincinnati

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. In this series, NerdWallet interviews new homeowners across the country about their unique...

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Top real estate tips from the host of ‘Flipping Virgins’
News 10 months ago
Top real estate tips from the host of ‘Flipping Virgins’

Egypt Sherrod has been doing things her way for more than two decades. At 18, she was the host of a jazz radio show. A year later, she became the...

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Which Labor Day sales to avoid (or approach with caution)
News 10 months ago
Which Labor Day sales to avoid (or approach with caution)

When Americans aren’t busy firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue or hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, there’s a good chance they’ll be...

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