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Does cheap food at Walmart really help families?
News 10 months 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
News 10 months ago
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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Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame
News 11 months ago
Housing is the least affordable in 10 years — here’s what’s to blame

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: housing affordability is stretched — and getting worse. (If that doesn’t sound familiar, read more here, here,...

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To free Fannie and Freddie, their regulator may bypass do-nothing Congress
News 11 months ago
To free Fannie and Freddie, their regulator may bypass do-nothing Congress

Is a Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac endgame finally in sight? For years, the two mortgage finance giants at the heart of the 2008 housing crisis have...

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Mortgage rates retreat, capping a grim spring selling season
News 11 months ago
Mortgage rates retreat, capping a grim spring selling season

Rates for home loans pulled back in line with bond yields as trade war fears sent investors piling into safe assets. The 30-year fixed-rate...

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Boomers vs. millennials vs. Gen X: Who had it worse?
News 11 months ago
Boomers vs. millennials vs. Gen X: Who had it worse?

It’s time to settle the debate on millennials once and for all. Where one person might call millennials entitled, another might say they were dealt...

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Amazon shares fall after Supreme Court ruling on sales tax, as brick-and-mortar retailers gain
News 11 months ago
Amazon shares fall after Supreme Court ruling on sales tax, as brick-and-mortar retailers gain

Amazon.com Inc. shares slid 1.3% Thursday while bricks-and-mortar store operators rallied, after the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right...

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Cushman & Wakefield files for IPO that could raise about $1 billion
News 11 months ago
Cushman & Wakefield files for IPO that could raise about $1 billion

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield filed preliminary plans for an initial public offering, hoping to cash in on the nine-year bull...

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Paint your front door this color and boost your home’s selling price by $6,200
News 11 months ago
Paint your front door this color and boost your home’s selling price by $6,200

When it comes to paint color, homeowners may have reason to go back to black. Houses with front doors in shades of black — from charcoal to jet —...

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Angelo Mozilo has identified the real victim of the housing bubble: Him
News 11 months ago
Angelo Mozilo has identified the real victim of the housing bubble: Him

Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo is regarded by many as one of the villains of the financial crisis, as his company was the top mortgage lender...

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Housing starts roar to an 11-year high in May
News 11 months ago
Housing starts roar to an 11-year high in May

The numbers: Housing starts ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 1.35 million annual rate in May, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Permits were...

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The state of the nation’s housing: stagnant, unequal, far too expensive
News 11 months ago
The state of the nation’s housing: stagnant, unequal, far too expensive

Housing in America may be a microcosm of the nation itself: a bit less dynamic, far more costly and uncomfortably more unequal than we’d like. That...

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Save yourself time and money by traveling like a minimalist
News 11 months ago
Save yourself time and money by traveling like a minimalist

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. If you’re looking to save money on a vacation, you could spend hours researching and...

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These grocery-shopping hacks could save your family $525 a year
News 11 months ago
These grocery-shopping hacks could save your family $525 a year

Most of us easily drop $100 at the grocery store each week, and, for parents with kids in the house, that number skyrockets to more than $160 per...

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Goldman downgrades online real-estate stocks as housing headwinds loom
News 11 months ago
Goldman downgrades online real-estate stocks as housing headwinds loom

Goldman Sachs on Monday downgraded two real-estate stocks as housing-market challenges persist and the end of the spring selling season looms. In a...

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I asked my son to buy a condo unit with me as an investment — now I want my money
News 11 months ago
I asked my son to buy a condo unit with me as an investment — now I want my money

Dear Moneyist, Due to the rising house market in 2013, I encouraged my son to buy a condo unit in Charlestown, a part of Boston, while it was still...

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3 big lifestyle moves to make so you can retire early
News 11 months ago
3 big lifestyle moves to make so you can retire early

When I tell people that I’ve retired early I get a variety of reactions. But once the surprise (which is always part of the reaction in some...

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The case for moving to a retirement community
News 11 months ago
The case for moving to a retirement community

About 5% of American elderly now live in senior living communities. Florida’s The Villages is the country’s fastest-growing and largest retirement...

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Want a good deal on a home? Follow the tourists to these sunny locales
News 11 months ago
Want a good deal on a home? Follow the tourists to these sunny locales

While home values skyrocket nationwide, housing markets in some of the country’s most popular vacation destinations have been slower to take off....

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10 cities where people are most financially secure (only 4 are on the West Coast)
News 11 months ago
10 cities where people are most financially secure (only 4 are on the West Coast)

If you live in Honolulu or Virginia Beach, you’re probably doing better than someone living in Santa Ana, Calif., Detroit or Miami. A new ranking...

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Freddie Mac to help unemployed mortgage borrowers in high-need areas get a job
News 11 months ago
Freddie Mac to help unemployed mortgage borrowers in high-need areas get a job

Mortgage financier Freddie Mac on Thursday announced a program to help unemployed homeowners find a job, part of the federally required initiative...

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Mortgage rates ricochet higher after brief lull
News 11 months ago
Mortgage rates ricochet higher after brief lull

Rates for home loans rebounded, with the benchmark touching the second-highest level of 2018, after a brief respite for borrowers came to an end...

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Americans’ home equity is surging — and evolving
News 11 months ago
Americans’ home equity is surging — and evolving

Home equity is surging, while options in an increasingly competitive housing market are being choked off, leading to some big shifts in the way...

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One millennial’s journey from college to $5,000 a month in disposable income
News 11 months ago
One millennial’s journey from college to $5,000 a month in disposable income

RockSteady2323 isn’t even 30 years old, but he seems to be ticking all the boxes. He’s got a wife, a high-paying tech job and a Southern California...

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My brother wants to leave our sister his house, but disapproves of her church
News 11 months ago
My brother wants to leave our sister his house, but disapproves of her church

Dear Moneyist, My brother is getting on in years and has started to think about how he wants his assets distributed upon his death. But there is an...

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This explodes the myth that American men don’t like to shop
News 11 months ago
This explodes the myth that American men don’t like to shop

When they’re shopping online, men seem to have deeper pockets than women. Among online shoppers, 38% of men have bought an item online that costs ...

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New York City to pay billions, take federal oversight of affordable housing authority
News 11 months ago
New York City to pay billions, take federal oversight of affordable housing authority

For years city officials have lied to cover up squalid conditions in public housing, authorities said Monday in announcing that the de Blasio...

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How homeowners win and lose under the new tax law
News 11 months ago
How homeowners win and lose under the new tax law

Home values are surging in many areas, and rents are going up too. These factors make buying a home seem more attractive than ever. As a bonus, the...

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California’s emigrants aren’t all moving to cheaper housing markets
News 11 months ago
California’s emigrants aren’t all moving to cheaper housing markets

High housing costs have fueled an exodus from California in recent years — and many of those migrants are choosing to leave the Golden State to put...

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The number of days homes spend on the market hits post-recession low
News 11 months ago
The number of days homes spend on the market hits post-recession low

In yet another sign of the ultra-competitive housing market buyers now face, the time homes spend on the market has never been shorter since the...

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