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It’s 2:30 a.m. in Wyoming: ‘You’re holding a smartphone to let a husband say goodbye to his wife via FaceTime after 60 years of marriage’

Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19.

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How to use a Moneyball strategy for college applications and find excellent schools that are undervalued

Look at these three numbers to gauge your chances of actually getting financial aid.

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How essential workers with little free time can get their fiscal house in order

To start, there are three things you can do from home with ease.

3:44 p.m. Today
To get the most college financial aid, you need to plan 2 years ahead

Five things to do now if your child will start college in 2023.

3:36 p.m. Today
Skip these ‘free’ sources of financial advice — they will cost you dearly

That includes advice from family and friends.

3:35 p.m. Today
Marc Anthony is selling his waterfront estate in Coral Gables for $27 million

Music superstar Marc Anthony would like to record a sale of his Coral Gables, FL, estate, according to the Los Angeles Times.

1:50 p.m. Today
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‘Things are getting much worse’ Why the new surge in coronavirus cases could be so damaging to Americans’ finances, on top of their health

More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.

12:57 p.m. Today
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COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year, yet 50 million Americans will still travel for Thanksgiving

‘Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick,’ AAA said. Nearly 257,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus.

12:39 p.m. Today
5 items NOT to buy during Black Friday

Some Black Friday sales may be available all month long, but that doesn’t mean all deals are worth it.

11:53 a.m. Today
I paid for my wife’s M.A. and vacations. I suggested we save for a house, but she left me — and my in-laws told me to be a man

‘I told her that, given that she achieved her dream of getting a master’s degree, now it is my turn to fulfill my dream of owning a home.’

11:45 a.m. Today
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