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‘We’e in a happier place now!’ My husband wrote a secret will when our marriage was rocky — should I now write one too?
‘I do not know what is in this will, but it’s still current and in his brother’s possession.’
House votes to make it easier for scammed students to cancel loans
Borrowers who racked up debt at closed schools also got a break from the IRS.
The ‘best job in America’ pays $105,000 — and you’ve probably never heard of it
‘Because of the stiff competition to recruit and retain this talent, more companies are investing in their employees’ experiences at work,’ says Amanda Stansell, senior economic research analyst at Glassdoor.
Harvard Medical School researchers allege ‘erosion’ of standards at FDA, criticizing shorter drug-review times
‘The FDA has increasingly accepted less data and more surrogate measures, and has shortened its review times,’ according to a new study in JAMA.
The No. 1 ‘happiest country’ in the world also has one of the highest suicide rates — these Fed economists have a theory
The top countries ranked highly on all the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance.
One industry replaced over half of its CEOs with women in 2019 — so why did these 6 industries replace all their CEOs with men?
Men replaced women in 131 cases in 2019, while women replaced men in 189 cases, according to a new study.
Meghan and Harry are starting a foundation, but they may be opening a Pandora’s box
The Sussexes say they want to forge their own financial path away from the royal family, and launch a ‘new charitable entity.’
‘It’s just unfair they could deny this claim.’ A Wisconsin couple missed a $7,386 refund — but they say it’s not over yet
More than 1.2 million people last year may have missed out on long-owed refunds, totaling $1.4 billion.
Mortgage rates went up, but geopolitics could expand Americans’ home-buying power
The ‘phase one’ trade deal between the U.S. and China didn’t significantly boost optimism among investors.
This is what happens when employers can’t ask job applicants about salary history
More states and cities are passing laws saying employers can’t ask about salary history.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Disney heiress slams the company her grandfather co-founded, says workers are at risk of ‘a death spiral’
Abigail Disney supports a bill in California that would increases taxes on companies depending on the gap between their highest paid executives and the rest of the workforce.
Trump administration to bar media from using computers in economic data ‘lockups’
News reporters will no longer be allowed to use computers — just pen and paper — to write articles on U.S. economic reports issued by the Labor Department before they are released to the public.
USMCA heads to Trump’s desk for signature after Senate approves pact
The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sending the pact to President Trump for signature just a day after he inked a separate high-profile trade deal with China.
Trump’s impeachment: Here’s what happens next as John Roberts swears in senators for trial
An impeachment trial in the Senate is expected to start in earnest on Tuesday. Thursday’s impeachment-related action in large part was featuring formalities.
Martha McSally blasts CNN reporter as a ‘liberal’ hack for ‘simply doing his job’
CNN reporter Manu Raju asked Sen. Martha McSally a question and she wasn’t having it.