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People Still Want Homes in Disaster Zones. Why?

Images of waterlogged or wind-whipped homes in Houston and Southern Florida might give a would-be homebuyer pause for thought — but new data actually shows the exact opposite: The threat of natural disaster does not deter Americans from moving to the riskiest areas. Analysis from ATTOM Data Solutions found that price appreciation in cities it […]
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Uber Loses License to Operate in London Amid Safety Concerns

LONDON — Uber is set to lose its license to operate in London from next month after local regulators ruled it was not a “fit and proper” business. The San Francisco-based company will not have its current permit renewed when it expires in eight days’ time, Transport for London (TfL) announced. “All companies in London […]
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How to Sock Away $1,000 in 90 Days

Emergency FundsAndrew Paterson / Getty Images Let our news meet your inbox. SIGN UP Personal finance blogger Jackie Beck doesn’t worry about emergencies. She has an emergency fund that will cover her expenses if she loses her job or has medical bills her insurance won’t cover. “I would think of an emergency fund as your […]
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Judge Rejects Couple's Argument for Refusing Gay Customers

A federal judge has dismissed a Minnesota couple’s lawsuit challenging a state law over their right to refuse to shoot wedding videos for same-sex couples. Carl and Angel Larsen, who own a videography company, Telescope Media Group, sued the state’s human rights commissioner and attorney general over a provision of the Minnesota Human Rights Act […]
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Why You'll Still Be Pumping Gas Even as Electric Cars Take Over

With one automaker after another announcing plans to go “100 percent electrified,” you might think that your corner gas station will be shutting down in a couple of years. But while battery-powered vehicles will eventually replace high-mileage diesels, that doesn’t mean the internal combustion engine is fading away just yet. The reality, industry leaders stress, […]
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SEC Discloses Hackers Breached Its Filing System

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosed late Wednesday night that hackers breached its online filing system and may have made “illicit gain through trading.” The SEC, the agency responsible for regulating the financial securities industry, gave few details about the hack, saying only that it involved a software “vulnerability” in its EDGAR online filing […]
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The 2-Minute Rule I Use to Effortlessly Manage My Money

Instead of checking your social media accounts when you wake up, open your banking app to make sure everything looks OK.PeopleImages / Getty Images Let our news meet your inbox. SIGN UP David Allen wrote a bestseller called Getting Things Done, a presumably lovely book I’ve never read, about improving productivity and decreasing stress. At […]
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Airfares For Many Travelers Rise Due to Bag Fees

WASHINGTON — Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A report by the Government Accountability Office said airline officials told GAO investigators that base air fares are […]
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So Your Boss Is Offering You a Bonus! Why That's Not Always a Good Sign

More bad news for American workers: Not only are they looking at another year of minimal raises, but companies are also cutting back on bonuses for the rank-and-file to more lavishly reward top performers. A post-recession shift away from fixed raises to bonuses and other variable pay helped companies keep their fixed costs down. This […]
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How Video Games Helped Kill Toy's R' Us

Toys R’ Us declared bankruptcy Monday, but the batteries powering this bunny went dead a long time ago. While there are a lot of factors at “play,” a big part of the issue is that the Batman playsets and Barbie dolls have been gathering dust in the rec room as children’s faces are lit by […]