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Foreclosure activity rose 57% from a year ago in November, and was highest in these US cities and Americans are trimming their holiday gift spending

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Foreclosure activity rose 57% from a year ago in November, and was highest in these US cities The foreclosure process began on nearly 20,700 US properties last month, although that was down 5% from October, Attom said in a new report. Read More Former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert …

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The Open Markets Act Is Based on a False Premise About App Stores

Text size Whether the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store have monopolist market shares depends on how narrowly one defines their market, writes Jessica Melugin. Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images About the author: Jessica Melugin is director of the Center for Technology and Innovation Center with the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of Do Claims …

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More than half of renters say they’ll never be able to own a home and gas prices are now cheaper than this time last year. Could they fall below $3 a gallon in the months ahead?

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Gas prices are now cheaper than this time last year. Could they fall below $3 a gallon in the months ahead? The national average was $3.33, AAA said Thursday. Read More I sold my late mother’s home for $250,000. I make $80,000 and have $220,000 in student debt. …

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Why EVs are still so expensive, and when you can expect them to get cheaper and our accountant charged us $486 for a simple gift-tax return. Why on earth would it cost so much?

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Multi-level marketing scheme ensnared nearly 800 ‘desperate homeowners’ facing foreclosure, prosecutors say Two were convicted for their role in the ploy, in which scammers promised to help people keep their homes, but just took their money instead. Read More Dear Tax Guy: Our accountant charged us $486 for …

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What is parametric disaster insurance? It just delivered a speedy payout in Florida for Hurricane Ian and more than half of adults say inflation is causing financial hardship, but the impact of high prices appears to be easing

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. What is parametric disaster insurance? It just delivered a speedy payout in Florida for Hurricane Ian Climate change is roiling the insurance industry, boosting demand for AI-focused, event-based parametric plans like Arbol’s $10 million reinsurance claim. Read More More than half of adults say inflation is causing financial …

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US trade deficit jumps 5% to four-month high as global economy weakens

The numbers: The nation’s trade deficit rose 5.4% in October to a four-month high of $78.2 billion, reflecting a small decline in the appetite for American goods and services as the global economy weakens. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a $80 billion shortfall. The deficit widened from $74.1 billion in September, …

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People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy trillions of dollars and my stepfather has dementia, and his sister is badgering him for money. How can I protect him?

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy trillions of dollars Labor force participation fell for the third month in a row in November. Read More ‘Gaslighters have two signature moves’: Are you being gaslighted at work? How to recognize the signs. People who lie, …

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US stock futures fall as Chinese protests rattle markets, oil hits 2022 low

US stock-index futures sank Sunday night, indicating possible losses on Wall Street on Monday, as Asian markets fell following widespread public demonstrations in China and as oil prices hit a 2022 low. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.79% were down more than 150 points, or 0.5%, as of 11:30 pm Eastern, above their session …

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Salesforce, Snowflake, Okta, and More Stock Market Movers

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James Halstead Sales Ahead in Most Markets, But Energy Costs Increase Significantly

By Giulia Petroni James Halstead PLC sales are ahead of this stage last year in most markets as commercial-flooring demand remains robust, however energy costs have increased significantly over the past year, Chairman Anthony Wild said Thursday ahead of the company’s annual general meeting. Mr. Wild said that some of the company’s production lines at …

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