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Nov. 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Bitcoin cash hoax underlines need for regulatory protection, investor caution, experts say

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Bitcoin cash spikes after fake press release said Kroger would begin accepting the crypto. FOMO, or fear of missing out, can leave investors vulnerable to fraud, experts warn. See full story.

‘I have never seen this before in my life’: This small business owner raised starting pay, but it’s not enough in today’s labor market

'People come to my company to apply for the job and they say 'I want to make $15 an hour,' says the co-owner of a Michigan doughnut shop. See full story.

House hits new snags on passing infrastructure, social-spending bills

The House of Representatives on Friday looks on track to flop in its effort to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion social-spending and climate package. See full story.

The 3 things the happiest retirees do with their finances

Why are some retirees so happy and others so miserable? These financial planners may have the answer, and it's not just about money. See full story.

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq end at record highs, extending streak of weekly gains on Pfizer pill study, stronger-than-expected jobs report

U.S. stocks close at all-time highs Friday, with major indexes booking another week of gains after a stronger-than-expected October jobs report and Pfizer's COVID-19 pill study. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Some business groups say the vaccine mandate for employers, which takes effect Jan. 4, is poorly timed, will be costly and will aggravate the labor shortages that have emerged during the coronavirus pandemic. See full story.

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