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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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Nick Carter denies rape allegation as ABC pulls Backstreet Boys holiday special

CNN  —  Backstreet Boys’ member Nick Carter is being sued by a 39-year-old woman with autism and cerebral palsy who says the singer raped her as a teenager on the group’s tour bus in 2001. Shannon “Shay” Ruth filed a sexual battery lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, on Thursday in which she claims that Carter …

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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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US jobless claims climb to 230,000 in sign labor market is slowly cooling off

The numbers: The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in early December rose slightly to 230,000, pointing to a slow but steady increase in layoffs as the US economy weakens. New unemployment filings increased by 4,000 from the previous week, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast …

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Casey Anthony shares her version of events in a new docuseries. What you need to know

CNN — Casey Anthony is back in the national spotlight more than a decade after she was acquitted in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter. In a new three-part docuseries streaming on Peacock titled, “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies,” Anthony relays her version of what she says led to Caylee’s death. Anthony never testified …

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Casey Anthony shares her version of events in a new docuseries. What you need to know

CNN — Casey Anthony is back in the national spotlight more than a decade after she was acquitted in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter. In a new three-part docuseries streaming on Peacock titled, “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies,” Anthony relays her version of what she says led to Caylee’s death. Anthony never testified …

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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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Casey Anthony shares her version of events in a new docuseries. What you need to know

CNN — Casey Anthony is back in the national spotlight more than a decade after she was acquitted in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter. In a new three-part docuseries streaming on Peacock titled, “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies,” Anthony relays her version of what she says led to Caylee’s death. Anthony never testified …

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Plesiosaur: Fossil hunters in Australia discover 100 million-year-old skeleton

CNN — The discovery of a giant 100 million-year-old marine reptile’s skeleton in Australia has been hailed by researchers as a breakthrough that may provide vital clues about prehistoric life. The remains of the 6-meter (19 feet) tall juvenile long-necked plesiosaur, also known as an elasmosaur, were found by a trio of amateur fossil hunters …

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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 …

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 Read More »