Tag: Building Construction

Why Americans will be paying for the cost of the war in Afghanistan for decades

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week we’re talking about...

Water funds attract $35 billion as drought drains reservoirs. A new report asks if they are worth it

As extreme drought and water shortages plague the U.S. West and beyond, water funds have attracted about $35 billion of assets under management, according to...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

My in-laws are still paying off the mortgage on two homes and want to build a third. What should they do?

I read your posts often and never would’ve thought I’d be emailing you one day. I’m reaching out to get your thoughts on what my...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in August 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu is loaded for August, with some big names, highly anticipated originals and new seasons of fan favorites on the way. The biggest of the...

Opinion: Riches await whoever can solve this EV conundrum

Here’s an important metric concerning America’s electric car industry: The ratio of EVs to recharging stations. There obviously have to be enough to make easy...

5 surprising things in short supply this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s an odd choice of vehicle for someone who is not in the moving business. Up until this week, Matt Landau had never actually driven...

I’m sick of the Arizona heat. I want to move to a place with low humidity and a low cost of living — and I don’t want to move to a blue state

I am 52.5 years old, live in Scottsdale, Ariz., and currently make approximately $72,500 per year. I pay rent on a home of $1,600 a month,...

Inside the Israel-Hamas Conflict and One of Its Deadliest Hours in Gaza

GAZA CITY—Before 1 a.m., Zainab Al-Kolak’s apartment started to shake as bombs thudded into her Gaza neighborhood. She and her family ran downstairs to seek...

Is now a good time to buy — or sell — a home? Here’s what Americans need to know about the hot real-estate market

With any purchase, people want to know if they’re getting a good deal. But when it comes to buying a home in today’s market, it’s...

More than 3 million people have died of COVID-19 and more than 140 million have been infected

The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 3 million on Saturday and the case tally rose above 140 million, a day...

I want to build my dream home in New Jersey, but why is there a shortage of lumber, steel, microwaves and even refrigerators?

‘The Big Move’ is a MarketWatch column looking at the ins and outs of real estate, from navigating the search for a new home to...

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...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

Godrej Fund Management launches $500 million office platform; raises $250 million in 1st round

New Delhi: Private equity firm Godrej Fund Management (GFM) has raised USD 250 million in the first tranche for its new platform to develop prime...

DIY renovation projects offer the best return to homeowners — but there’s a catch

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have a lot more time on their hands — and they’re spending that time at home. Earlier in the...