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Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

Did you refinance your mortgage last year? Here’s how it could affect your taxes

As interest rates plummeted throughout 2020, mortgage refinancing became a major avenue to saving money in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But those who...

Yeezy Gap collection is coming in the first half of 2021

Gap Inc. GPS, +7.60% says the highly anticipated Yeezy Gap collection, created in partnership with musician and designer Kanye West, whose label is called Yeezy,...

Housing is a luxury? Here’s what the K-shaped recovery means for real estate

So it may be fitting that a K-shaped recovery from the COVID-induced downturn would be accompanied by an increasingly unequal housing market. What’s less certain...

DeVos appointee who oversaw America’s student-loan portfolio resigns as Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burden

Mark Brown, the head of the office overseeing the government’s student-loan portfolio, resigned Friday, following calls on the Biden administration to remove Brown, who was...

Is the U.S returning to normal? Millions of Americans, still hurting from COVID-19, say their finances will take years to recover

As federal lawmakers debate an ambitious $1.9-trillion relief package and COVID-19 vaccinations numbers climb, it might be tempting to think the U.S. is returning to...

Fed officials echo Powell’s dovish message

Three Federal Reserve officials on Friday reinforced the dovish message that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell presented 24 hours earlier. Against a backdrop of rising longer-term...

U.S. consumers made a record number of complaints in 2020 — this was their No. 1 grievance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received a record number of consumer complaints in 2020, with credit-reporting complaints making up a majority of the grievances, according...

European stocks softer in aftermath of Fed Chair Powell’s comments

European stocks struggled on Friday, following sharp losses for Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated the central bank wasn’t ready to stem...

‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me 3 days before our wedding. Now I’m starting my own business and want to amend it

Dear Quentin, I was married just over 2 years ago and I have been in the same relationship for more than 10 years. We have...

Don’t stop believing in bonds

Given the current doom and gloom, with the occasional spell of relief, over interest rates rising, does it still make sense to invest in bonds...

Amazon picks London for first checkout-free physical store outside the U.S.

Amazon AMZN, -1.03%, the world’s largest online retailer, has opened its first checkout-free grocery store in the U.K., allowing shoppers to pick up their goods...

Square to take majority stake in Tidal streaming service

Shares of Square Inc. were off more than 4% in morning trading Thursday after the company announced that it plans to take a majority stake...

5 signs of a predatory credit card

Choosing the right credit card can be difficult, especially if you have poor credit (FICO FICO, -2.41% scores of 629 or lower) or are new to credit...

My single brother-in-law wants my husband to sign over the family home where he lives in case my husband dies first. Should I agree?

Dear Quentin, My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and have 4 children. He has a 66-year-old brother who never married and...

3 women allege Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them — what do you do if it happens to you? and Did you refinance your mortgage last year? Here’s how it could affect your taxes

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance ‘Document everything’: 3 women allege Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them — what do you do...

Dow clings to gain, but tech stocks slide while Beige Book shows only modest economic uptick

U.S. stock benchmarks mostly were lower Wednesday afternoon, as technology shares weighed down the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, after bond yields spiked and weaker-than-expected...

Fed’s Daly says asset prices are elevated, but that should not drive interest-rate decisions

Asset prices are elevated more than they have been historically, but that is not something that should drive the Federal Reserve policy decisions, a top...

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. Our son lived there for 4 years. We paid $60K on taxes and repairs after a fire. Do we still split it 50/50?

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. When they were able to take possession our son and his family needed a place to...

How to bounce back from COVID-19 career setbacks

There is no refuting that many of us in the 50+ cohort are facing career and financial challenges spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s pushed...

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...

Charting a bullish March start: S&P 500, Nasdaq maintain major support

Broadly speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are acting well technically despite persistently uneven price action in spots. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has knifed...

Single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cuts hospitalization risk by up to 80%, study shows

A single dose of either the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 shot cuts the risk of hospital admission among older adults by more than...

I married the ‘life of the party’ who was a regular at Royal Ascot. But all he does is take his financial troubles out on me

I don’t know where to start. So I will start at the beginning. I met a man at a friend’s wedding a few years ago....

As the market nosedived last year, my older brother advised me to sell. I lost $80,000. How can I ever forgive him?

Dear Quentin, This time last year, when the market was nosediving, my older brother advised me to get out of the market, and go to...