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Most retail employees don’t work 9 to 5 — and it’s making their lives miserable
‘Employees’ schedules are highly responsive to employers’ perceptions of the ebbs and flows of consumer demand.’
It’s been almost 100 years since America’s 1% had this much wealth
A study puts wealth inequality in a historical perspective.
Boys who can’t pay attention in kindergarten earn less as adults, Montreal study finds
Helping, sharing and cooperating in childhood has a more positive financial effect later on in life, a new study finds.
This is the thing most likely to cause you financial ruin — but few prepare for it
You could lose it all, even if you’re insured and relatively well off.
The richest people in the world live in this city (it’s not London or Hong Kong)
Where the wealthiest people in the world live is quickly changing.
As another shutdown looms, here’s some financial advice for federal workers
Many banks and credit unions offered no- or low-interest loans during the last shutdown — workers should now pay them off.
Here’s the worst mistake people make that compromises their online security
Almost everyone online has engaged in this risky behavior.
One regrettable reason why the stock market’s wild fluctuations don’t hurt most Americans
Wealth inequality has not have dented some people’s appetite for owning stocks.
Women don’t want to marry men who brag about this common status symbol
Research suggests the dating pool has some hidden depths.
Costco is selling a 24-pound wedding cake made of cheese
For $439, couples can say ‘I do’ with a cheesy five-tier ‘cake,’ the latest alternative to traditional wedding cake.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
The ‘Green New Deal’ isn’t really that new
Here’s where the ‘Green New Deal’ released by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a prior version from presidential candidate Jill Stein match up — and where they don’t.
The Sanders, Schumer buyback test would block almost all company stock repurchases
The criteria that Sens. Bernie Sanders and Charles Schumer want for companies to conduct stock buybacks may prevent most companies from doing any repurchases at all.
Ocasio-Cortez says the system is broken, and the internet goes wild
Her detractors cast her off as some clueless socialist loon hell bent on turning America into Venezuela. Her fans tout her as a breath of fresh air poised to shake up the tired D.C. establishment. What both sides can agree on, however, is that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows how to work the room when it comes to social media.
Mortgage rates fall on worries about global economy
Rates for home loans declined, and now stand about eight basis points lower than their full-year average for 2018.
How to tell when a marijuana-stock rally is real or a mirage
So-called short squeezes often play a role in the rise of marijuana stocks.
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