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CFPB Allegations Against Wells Fargo: Illegal Fees, Fraudulent Car Repos, Fraudulent Payments
The watchdog said Tuesday that banks will pay out $3.7 billion for fraud and mismanagement, with more than $2 billion going to consumers. read more
3M Stops Making Harmful PFASs in Hundreds of Household Products — What Are “Forever Chemicals”?
3M’s ban is the latest response to “forever chemicals.” The United Nations dedicated World Water Day to his PFAS and its harm to groundwater. Congress also acted. read more
This 28-year-old woman negotiated her salary to $500,000 and found work-life balance.
How she changed jobs to earn a $500,000 paycheck while spending more time with her family. read more
I don’t like memetic stocks — stock trading kids are obsessed with Apple and index funds
In joint accounts with parents, children under the age of 18 are learning to play the stock market, and many are doing well. read more
Shortage of homes for sale in cities and towns even as mortgage rates soar
MarketWatch analysis shows housing inventory remains low. You can use our data tools to see how rate increases have impacted your area. read more
US building permits fell 11.2% in November, but housing starts fell only marginally
U.S. new home construction fell 0.5% in November, the Commerce Department said Tuesday read more
Inflation isn’t a good enough reason for a difficult exit, but if you follow these rules, you’ll get your retirement money
Withdrawing money from your 401(k) or IRA has strict rules that you must master if you need to access your savings. read more
These cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans and EVs are the best buys of 2023
For smart shoppers who appreciate value and reliability, these are the best cars, trucks, and SUVs KBB recommends to most buyers in various segments. read more