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7:32 a.m. Today - By Catey Hill
We’ll retire at 60 with about $2.5 million and want to ditch high-tax California — but still want great year-round weather. Where should we retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email chill@marketwatch.com.This couple seeks a place with a vibrant classical music scene where they can also do some gardening.
5:46 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I just don’t care for my stepdaughter.’ I want to give my two kids $100K a year. Would it be wrong to leave my stepdaughter out? ‘Half the time, I feel like she befriends me just so she can get a payout’‘Half the time, I feel like she befriends me just so she can get a payout.’
5:39 a.m. Today - By Jacob Passy
Bloomberg once appeared to blame the financial crisis on the end of redlining — how this discriminatory practice still hurts Americans Redlining policies have had a lasting impact on the U.S. housing marketRedlining policies have had a lasting impact on the U.S. housing market.
5:12 a.m. Today - By Shawn Langlois
A bunch of traders just bet big on this ‘massive turnaround play’ in hopes of scoring a short-term windfall Lumber Liquidators still hasn’t recovered from that damning “60 Minutes” report back in March 2015, which knocked the stock off its $100-plus perch and ultimately all the way down into single digits, where it‘s been stuck for months now. One corner of the internet seems to believe a big rebound is on the way. So far, so good.
5:11 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
I'm 71 and I’ve been married for 27 years. She wants me to pay for everything and bend to her will. Am I too old to bite the bullet — and ask my wife for a divorce? ‘She tries to curb my outside activities, and basically bend to her will on anything and everything’‘She tries to curb my outside activities, and basically wants me to bend to her will on anything and everything.’
3:15 p.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - Barrons.com
There’s a Hint of Euphoria in the Air. Time to Prepare for the Next Correction. From the FAANGs’ reign to the options market action, happy days for stocks are here again. But history suggests a 10% setback could follow.
3:00 p.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - Barrons.com
China’s Leaders Face Growing Political Risks If the coronavirus is killing fewer people in China than an annual flu epidemic, why has Beijing quarantined millions near Wuhan and disinfected cash?
12:52 p.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - Barrons.com
Inflation Isn’t Missing. You Just Need To Know Where to Look for It. A pair of economic reports released this past week challenge the conventional narrative that inflation is largely missing from the U.S. economy.
11:58 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Outstanding auto-loan balances just hit a new record and delinquencies are on the rise and what to make of Morgan Stanley’s acquisition of E-Trade Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance StoriesFriday’s Personal Finance Stories.
9:21 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Finance is ‘doomed’ to repeat past mistakes without a major diversity shake-up, warns head of industry group The goal is for more diversity in the industry in five to seven yearsA corner of Wall Street that fueled the subprime mortgage crisis wants to see more women and people of color put in charge of calling the shots in finance, says Michael Bright, CEO of the Structured Finance Association.
8:17 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Why hospitals and insurers are spending money on housing for patients experiencing homelessness Such patients often have higher rates of emergency-department usage and their unstable housing can make them harder to treatSuch patients often have higher rates of emergency-department usage and their unstable housing can make them harder to treat.
8:11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
This word describes Social Security — but not everyone wants to hear it If you’ve contributed to the program, you’re entitled — yes, entitled — to your benefit If you’ve contributed to the program, you’re entitled to your benefit.
7:00 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By MarketWatch
The 5G rollout is already behind, and coronavirus could slow it even moreTwo seemingly different issues — the ongoing 5G network rollout and the coronavirus — are causing confusion and disappointment for many tech investors this earnings season so far and they are now becoming intertwined.
6:10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Existing-home sales dip in January as tight supplies limit opportunities for buyers Low mortgage rates boost housing market, but the number of homes for sale is near a record lowIn the wake of the recession, many homes were purchased by investors and converted into rental units, which has suppressed inventory significantly.
5:38 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
USC to offer free tuition for families making less than $80,000 USC also said it will increase undergraduate financial aid by more than $30 million annuallyUSC also said it will increase undergraduate financial aid by more than $30 million annually.
4:37 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Bernie Sanders wants to spend $70B to modernize public housing, Pete Buttigieg wants to regulate landlords — where the Democratic candidates stand on affordable housing ‘For the first time in recent memory, affordable housing is a topic on the presidential campaign trail,’ said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition‘For the first time in recent memory, affordable housing is a topic on the presidential campaign trail,’ said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
3:37 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Fewer people are having trouble paying their medical bills — now for the bad news ‘Significant expenses for one family member may adversely affect the whole family’‘Significant expenses for one family member may adversely affect the whole family.’
3:33 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - By Tanner Brown
Coronavirus slows China’s property market to a crawl — and even the most robust real-estate app is no match The residential real-estate market was already in a bad place before the outbreak began in WuhanBleak numbers for January sales are expected to be followed by even worse data for February.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - Barrons.com
A Contrarian Economist Warns of Recession and Deflation Economist David Rosenberg believes the stock market has become too disconnected from the economy to reflect the troubles bubbling beneath the surface. A shakeout is coming, he warns.
6:03 a.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates inch upward this week, but they still remain near record lows The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.49% this past weekThe 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.49% this past week.
5:28 a.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Liz Lucking
After Two Years of Lackluster Performance, London’s Property Prices Are Moving Up“If ever there were a sign that the tides are turning, this is it,” experts say
5:02 a.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Has the ‘Great Moderation’ returned — and is that a good thing? Volatility of GDP growth and core inflation at record lowsOne economist considers how little GDP growth and inflation have been zigzagging in the years since the financial crisis.
11:22 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500, Nasdaq book record close as Fed signals strong economy with one eye on coronavirus Fed policy makers emphasize their hope to provide some rate stability for markets and the economy after three rate cuts in 2019 The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finish at all-time highs Wednesday as investors were encouraged by comments from the Federal Reserve and measures China says it has taken to help coronavirus-stricken businesses.
10:57 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields inch higher after Fed minutesTreasury yields move slightly higher Wednesday as the Federal Reserve says it remains upbeat on the economy despite growing concerns around the outbreak of COVID-19.
9:24 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices post a 5th straight gain to extend rise above $1,600 Prices edge lower in electronic trading after Fed minutesGold futures tally a fifth straight gain on Wednesday as investors continue to buy the safe haven asset even though securities seen as risky also gained altitude on the back of a slowdown in the spread of China’s coronavirus.
7:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
Strong Home-Building Momentum Kept Rolling in January “The housing market remains a silver lining in what is becoming a cloudy outlook for the broader U.S. economy,” said one economist.
5:10 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Home permits soar to highest level in 13 years in January, even as new construction dips slightly ‘Mortgage rates should remain low for some time,’ says Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets‘Mortgage rates should remain low for some time,’ says Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.
5:03 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. wholesale prices surge in January, but it’s probably a false alarm Producer-price index has risen a 2.1% in the past yearThe wholesale cost of U.S. goods and services posted the sharpest increase in January in 15 months, but most of the uptick appeared to reflect temporary price swings instead of an underlying increase in inflation. The producer-price index jumped 0.5% last month.
4:59 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Here’s the segment of the economy that may benefit from fears of coronavirus, analysts say Housing has long been known as making up 15% of the economy but its importance may be more fundamental than thatAs the COVID-19 spreads and the patient count and death toll grow, economists are slashing their once-rosy expectations for global growth in 2020.
4:31 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Ted Carr
FIRE after 50? Yes, you can. Here’s 4 misconceptions about retiring early Achieving financial independence to retire early means forging a new pathHere’s why it’s not to late to join the FIRE movement if you’re over 50 or even over 60.
3:56 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Reactions to Bloomberg’s plan to curb Wall Street: ‘He’ll need this for the debate’ Billionaire Democratic presidential hopeful aims to ‘show that he is sufficiently contrite for past sins,’ analyst saysAs billionaire Mike Bloomberg prepares to join in his first Democratic presidential debate, he’s got his defense ready if other 2020 contenders say he’s too close to Wall Street.
3:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Housing starts dip 3.6% in January, but permits hit 13-year highWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Construction on new homes slipped 3.6% in January, but permits rose to a nearly 13-year high in a sign that builders plan to pick up the pace in the spring. New housing starts slipped as expected last month after a surprising surge at the end of 2019 that pushed housing starts to a 13-year high. Housing starts fell to an annual pace of 1.57 million, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a seasonally adjusted 1.43 million rate. Yet permits to build new homes climbed 9.2% to an annual clip of 1.55 million, marking the highest level since March 2007. Both starts and permits are sharply higher compared to one year ago, reflecting a rebound in the housing market tied to tumbling interest rates. For December, housing starts were revised up to a 1.63 million rate from 1.61 million.
Stock futures hold gains after housing starts and wholesale prices
3:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020
Housing starts drop 3.6% in January to 1.57 million rate
3:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020
2:15 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.K. inflation spikes and home builders are climbing HSBC gets bullish on the home builders The FTSE 100 joined a rebound for global equities on Wednesday, with home builders in the lead after a bullish note from HSBC and as fresh data showed surging U.K. inflation.
1:51 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
U.S. Stocks Look Set For Rebound With Virus. Fed Minutes Are in Focus. U.S. stocks on Wednesday looked set to rise, as data showed a slowing in the spread of coronavirus in China while traders awaited the latest thinking from the Federal Reserve.
10:48 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield falls to two-week low as coronavirus disrupts supply chains Apple says it will not be able to meet second-quarter guidance due to the outbreakU.S. Treasury yields decline on Tuesday after investors began to see material signs of how U.S. companies would take time to hit full-capacity due to the COVID-19 epidemic
8:33 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Mike Bloomberg thinks the government needs to do more for your retirement The former New York City mayor suggests reform for Social Security, Medicare and elderly assistanceThe former New York City mayor suggests reform for Social Security, Medicare and elderly assistance.
5:32 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Home-builder confidence remains near all-time highs, despite concerns about first-time buyers Low interest rates and strong demand are a winning combination for construction firmsLow interest rates and strong demand are a winning combination for construction firms.
2:00 a.m. Feb. 18, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Bloomberg to push for financial transactions tax and Fannie-Freddie mergerA spokeswoman for Mike Bloomberg he will push for a financial transactions tax of 0.1% and a merger of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . The plan, which the Democratic presidential candidate is set to unveil, will also call for toughening the Volcker Rule and having the Justice Department create a dedicated team to fight corporate crime. Bloomberg's fortune has come through his eponymous Bloomberg LP service that caters to Wall Street clients.
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