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Amazon sellers are charging up 14 times the usual price on some household products and student debt is fueling the Black-white wealth gap

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By Elisabeth Buchwald

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As the real-estate market heats up, here’s how first-time buyers can keep their cool

The danger is letting a scarcity mentality lure you into overspending, or settling on a house that you’ll regret later

Amazon sellers are charging up 14 times the usual price on some household products, consumer advocates say

‘We continue to actively monitor our store and remove offers that violate our policies,’ an Amazon spokesman said.

People who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have recently eaten at a restaurant: CDC

Indoor dining is coming back to NYC — here’s why you might want to think twice about it.

TikTok saved my business: Candy retailer finds internet fame as COVID-19 forces a pivot

TikTok videos helped Candy Me Up keep going after the pandemic hurt its catering business.

‘We were frustrated and afraid’: Some COVID-19 patients suffer lung and heart damage, but there’s encouraging news for these ‘long haulers’

Two papers presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress examined patients who were suffering health aftereffects of coronavirus.

Student debt is fueling the Black-white wealth gap — and pursuing a college degree has become ‘racialized,’ this professor says

Black young adults hold 10.4% less wealth on average than their white counterparts due to student debt, according to Fenaba Addo's research.

Tents fit for a wedding reception and artfully constructed wooden bandstands: Welcome to outdoor classrooms during a pandemic — and now for the bad news

‘We have several children who are runners and that terrifies us. In a building you can control the situation, but outside you can’t,” says Rosier-Rayburn, a special-education teacher.

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Biden says ‘4 more years of Trump’s climate denial’ could mean more suburbs ‘burned in wildfires’

Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday attacks President Donald Trump’s responses to the wildfires in the West and climate change, saying the fires represent “yet another crisis he won’t take responsibility for.”

New Japan leader Yoshihide Suga was Shinzo Abe’s key enforcer of Abenomics — now he has to tackle coronavirus and a recession

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has chosen close Shinzo Abe confidant Yoshihide Suga as leader and next Prime Minister, in an overwhelming show of support for the resigning PM’s policies.

Industrial meat is spreading disease, killing workers, ruining the environment

The reduction of habitats and the skyrocketing number of farm animals increase the possibility of infectious-disease transmission from animals to humans.

When the pandemic ends, these are the places you want to invest

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken Wall Street and investors on a roller-coaster ride this year. But what happens when it ends? Here are the sectors that strategists at AB Bernstein say investors should start thinking about now.

Elisabeth Buchwald is a personal finance reporter at MarketWatch. She is based in New York.

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