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Man, 41, loses legal bid to force ‘very wealthy’ parents to financially support him — and he has to pay them £60,000 in costs
A 41-year old man has failed to force his “very wealthy” parents to support him financially in an “unprecedented” legal case.
4 common mistakes that could get your mail-in ballot rejected — and how to make sure your vote is counted
‘Don’t assume you know how it works. Make sure you take your time with it.’
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.
‘The Real Housewives of Pennsylvania Avenue’: The war of words at the Trump-Biden debate were heard around the world
‘Three 70-something men shouting at each other — what a terrible look for U.S. politics.’
As families turn to homeschooling, ‘pandemic pods’ and private education, a funding crisis looms for public school districts
For a lot of parents, the connection between enrollment and public-school funding 'is new and surprising.'
Mortgage rates keep falling, but will rising home prices push some buyers out of the market?
Mortgage rates dropped to a near-record low this week amid a stable bond market.
Ireland’s Supreme Court rules Subway sandwiches have too much sugar to meet legal definition of bread
Subway responded: ‘Subway’s bread is, of course, bread. We have been baking fresh bread in our restaurants for more than three decades.’
How to do Halloween safely during the pandemic: no trick-or-treating door to door or wearing costume masks
The CDC posted its Halloween and Day of the Dead coronavirus guidelines — but Americans are still stocking up on candy.
Americans more impacted by COVID-19 are more likely to support Democrat-favored social safety-net programs, researchers say
‘The spread of COVID-19 has influenced American’s support for some of the most central policy issues of recent times,’ according to a new study.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump slams changing debate rules as he claims he won ‘big’
With 33 days to go until the election and two weeks until the next debate, President Donald Trump is pushing back on potential rule changes before his next face-off with Joe Biden.
Here’s where Biden and Trump stand on antitrust, social media and other tech issues
President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. don’t agree on many issues, but they do share a wariness toward Big Tech that should maintain or even escalate antitrust scrutiny of the largest U.S. tech companies no matter who wins on Nov. 3.
U.S. jobless claims fall to six-month low of 837,000 — but there’s a California catch
The number of Americans who applied for jobless benefits fell slightly in mid-September to the lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but the threat of fraud and other problems in California made it hard to get a good read on how much the labor market is improving.
Health insurance premiums could drop 5% if the U.S. banned surprise medical bills
Everyone pays the cost of these higher charges, even when it's not their bill.
Pelosi, Mnuchin set to talk again as Pelosi balks on tax provision
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were set to talk again early Thursday afternoon in what could be a turning point for economic stimulus plan negotiations.
5 big financial issues Trump and Biden didn’t mention in their first debate
Unemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debate.