Tag: construction

Prominent chef tells Fed that worker shortages are due to ‘life changes’ in wake of pandemic

The reason that there is a worker shortage in the U.S. restaurant industry is that employees decided to make “life changes” as they went through...

Freshworks stock jumps 32% after IPO raises more than $1 billion

Freshworks Inc. shares rallied more than 30% on their first day of trading Wednesday, after the software provider pulled in more than $1 billion in...

Dow’s 400-point rally puts it on track for best day in 2 months as investors await Fed decision

U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday rose sharply, with investors fixated on the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, which concludes later in the session as...

Will Evergrande be China’s ‘Lehman moment’? Wall Street says no

Problems at Evergrande, China’s teetering property giant, are stirring unwelcome memories of the market chaos that followed the implosion of Lehman Brothers roughly 13 years...

How traveling the world actually helps this freelancing couple save money

Here’s a question for you to mull over: Is it possible to travel the world and save money? This was something my wife, Karen, and...

Everything you need to know about upstate New York’s booming housing market

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2021....

I’m buying a house with my boyfriend because my credit isn’t good enough. What happens if something goes wrong in our relationship?

Dear Quentin, My partner and I have been together for three years. We’re talking about buying a house. His credit will be what gets us...

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...

My husband and I live in his late father’s house. He threatens divorce — and says I’ll end up homeless

Dear Quentin, I have been married to my husband for four years. Unfortunately, five months after our wedding, my father-in-law passed away. We were/are both...

My fiancé and I are buying a house — he demands that both his 19-year-old daughter and our baby inherit our home

Dear Quentin, I am 30 years old, and my fiancé and I have a baby. We are looking to purchase a house, and go half-and-half...

U.S. stocks drift lower after records as investors assess jobless claims, GDP revision

U.S. stocks drifted slightly lower Thursday, as investors weighed data on second quarter economic growth and weekly jobless benefit claims, a day ahead of a...

I dream of moving to San Diego, but it’s so expensive — even with a $300K down payment. Should we wait for the market to cool?

Dear MarketWatch,“Now’s the time to sell!” This is what we all keep hearing. As a homeowner in Northern Arizona, we would be looking to make...

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...

I love cool weather and hiking but can’t afford to stay in Oakland — where should I retire in the western U.S.?

I need some advice. I’m a single woman of color looking to retire in about 4 years. I am willing to buy a home but...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Think you’re fully insured against hurricane damage? Here’s what you might be missing

As Tropical Depression Fred wreaks havoc across the eastern United States, it’s yet another reminder of the need for adequate homeowner’s insurance — but many...

My stepson bought a home with his now ex-girlfriend. It doubled in value to $400K. She is willing to accept $50K. Should I intervene?

Dear Quentin, My husband’s son has been living with his girlfriend for 10 years. They bought a house with land in a very popular state...

I’m 57 and my new husband is 80. I’m not on the deed of his house. Instead, he gave me a credit card with a $1,000 spending limit

Dear Quentin, I am writing to you in desperation. I have no regular income weekly or monthly. I recently married my second husband. He has...

I’ve been married to a serial cheater for 27 years. Does my estranged husband have a claim to my 4 properties?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been married for 27 years now, and my husband and I have been estranged for the last six years. He is a...

Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move...

My partner’s dad owns the home we live in. He stopped collecting rent during COVID — but I’m still paying

Four years ago, my husband and I divorced. It became a volatile situation in the end, so I moved my daughter and myself into a...

‘You shouldn’t just let them go without a fight’: Why the U.S. can’t lose its Black middle-class neighborhoods

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. The Black neighborhoods of older...

The eventual end of the eviction moratorium will hurt renters — and not in the way you expect

The Biden administration just extended a lifeline to struggling renters, but without more federal action the nation’s rental housing market could face serious pressure in...

My father will leave his house to my troubled brother, but wants me to withhold my brother’s $40K inheritance. Should I give him the money anyway?

Dear Quentin, My father is going to leave his six children about $40,000 each. My mother recently passed, but before she passed, she and my...

My husband purchased his mother’s $500K home. His siblings called me a ‘gold digger.’ Now he wants to use my inheritance for renovations

I have a situation that needs unbiased direction regarding inheritance, marital living arrangements, and aging in place. My husband and I are both in our...