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The vast majority of Americans expect home prices to rise — but most people think it’s a good time to buy a home anyway

Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup....

Will the Colonial Pipeline outage hike gas prices? It all depends on where you live

Just ahead of Memorial Day weekend — a time when families may be itching to get out and greet summer after a long, hard pandemic...

Epic takes aim at Apple’s financial advantage in App Store model

Define the market, then follow the money. This was the crux of Epic Games Inc.’s legal argument much of Monday, and in all likelihood most...

What the dogecoin army is saying as the cryptocurrency’s 30% tumble triggers a bearish break in the long-term trend line

A major tumble in dogecoin prices has one of the most popular meme assets in the doghouse with investors on Mother’s Day — at least...

Dogecoin nears 75 cents, then slips as crypto pioneer Silbert seen betting against parody coin ahead of Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ guest-host gig

Call it the “dogefather” versus the godfather of crypto. Barry Silbert, a power player in the digital-asset sector, said he’s betting against dogecoin DOGEUSD, -7.59%...

Apple vs. Epic: Why cloud gaming became a hot topic at landmark antitrust trial

The headlines in week one of the Epic Games Inc.-Apple Inc. trial were mostly about exorbitant commission fees charged by the App Store. But a...

From stimulus checks and bitcoin to mask write-offs — read this checklist before the tax filing deadline on May 17

If taxes are a certainty in life, so are the people who wait until the last minute to file. Well, that last minute is getting...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

One culprit in the IRS backlog of 1.7 million tax returns? Broken printers and copiers, watchdog report says

Long-languishing 2019 tax returns and tardy tax refunds are being held up partly because of a shortage of working printers and copiers at Internal Revenue...

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

From MarketWatch: Is it time to ditch target-date funds in your 401(k)?: Target-date funds are an easy way to invest a retirement portfolio, but when...

U.S. gains just 266,000 jobs in April ‘in a huge disappointment’

The numbers: The U.S. created just 266,000 new jobs in April even as the economy gained strength, suggesting companies might be struggling to fill open...

Roku stock gains after earnings, outlook top expectations

Shares of Roku Inc. were up 8% in after-hours trading Thursday after the streaming company delivered better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued an...

A million new jobs? That’s how many Wall Street thinks the U.S. created in April

The U.S. might have created a million-plus jobs in April as the economic recovery spread across the country and reached businesses that suffered the most...

Pfizer’s next play: A vaccine maker and pandemic ‘partner’ to governments

Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine is on track to generate a whopping $26 billion in sales this year, making it the drug maker’s top-selling drug and...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

PayPal sees record earnings, volume amid sustained e-commerce surge

This report has been updated to correct the data on transactions per active account and total transactions. PayPal Holdings Inc. saw a record amount of...

Hedge funds had become ‘extreme’ sellers of stocks even before Yellen’s remarks. Here’s why.

Oops. As a former Federal Reserve chair herself, now Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen should have known that her comments about the possibility of a need...

COVID-19 was never going to have a Hollywood ending

The coming months will be messy, frustrating and prolonged — just like the coronavirus pandemic story so far. The long, slow march of the pandemic...

Caesars loses more than $400 million in a quarter, and that is an improvement

Caesars Entertainment Inc. continued to battle its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2021, pushing quarterly losses under half a billion...

I’m a disabled police officer. My wife persuaded me to sign quit-claim deed so she could refinance our home at a better rate. Now she’s hinting at divorce

I have been married for almost thirty years. I worked the first nine years of our marriage, I was a police officer, and became disabled....

My employer paid me in crypto. It rose 700% in value. Now he wants employees to return the crypto and accept dollars

I did some business development work for a tech company on a contract basis. The CEO stated that I would be paid in crypto when...

Warren Buffett still believes Berkshire Hathaway stock is cheap enough to buy

There’s no bubble in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares, as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger still believe they are cheap enough to spend more than $6...

Charlie Munger says bitcoin’s rise ‘disgusting and contrary to interests of civilization’

It seems safe to say that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger’s cryptocurrency skepticism hasn’t been softened by the rally in prices for bitcoin...

The No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it

Home prices are rising across the country as Americans rush to purchase houses, driven in part by a newfound ability to work remotely as a...

Opinion: Before you move to a new town in retirement, check the local Walmart – and 5 other hard-learned lessons

Cost of living. Quality of life. Tax environment. Climate. We know all about these smart tips for finding the perfect retirement destination. And they are...