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‘Meghan Markle found out she would be a civil servant in a tiara.’ How Meghan and Harry’s American adventure will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams
With advice from friends like Oprah, the royal couple will likely follow the Obamas’ lucrative post-White House career model with philanthropy, book deals and Netflix.
This 22-year-old didn’t take tennis lessons until age 16 and is now on the pro tour — an inside look at tennis’ minor leagues
Far from the Australian Open, here’s what it’s like to play in pro tennis tournaments where even the champions don’t break even.
‘Real Housewives’ TV mogul on Meghan and Harry’s bid for financial freedom: ‘They’re a branding machine’
‘I’d talk to them. I’d broker the deal,’ says Scot Dunlop, the producer of the original ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ franchise.
‘Perhaps a little pain would help.’ My ex-husband won’t leave our home and rents out rooms on Airbnb — should I stop him from making this extra cash?
‘Needless to say, he feels no urgency to settle and continues to find ways to prolong the process.’
Tax breaks for college tuition and medical expenses just came back from the dead — read this before filing your taxes
You may have to amend your 2018 return to fully cash in.
Mortgage rates drop amid simmering tensions with Iran
While geopolitics made home loans more affordable this week, the strong economy could elevate them in the coming months.
Weekend reads: You didn’t work your whole life to be miserable
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Danish company Too Good To Go eyes new American front against global food waste
The company behind the app Too Good To Go, which connects users with unsold restaurant food in 14 European countries, is understood to be ready to expand into the U.S., one of the biggest food wasters in the world.
How do I force my sister to buy my share in our family’s vacation property or sell it — without causing a bitter feud?
‘They had it logged without even mentioning it to me or my brother, and have also paid the taxes and utilities on the place for five years.’
My 93-year-old father got married 4 years ago. He didn’t make a will and has dementia. His wife says we have no rights — is that true?
‘She has included her friends, not us, in helping her with decisions made about Dad. I’m lost and don’t know what to do.’
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Trump threatens to block Bolton testimony in impeachment trial
President Donald Trump suggested Friday he’d block possible testimony by his former national security adviser in the Senate’s impeachment trial.
House passes bill that could put 3M, other chemicals companies ‘on the hook for billions of dollars in cleanup fees’
The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Friday votes 247-159 in favor of a bill that aims to crack down on “forever chemicals” that have been linked to a range of health problems.
Trump administration mulls tightening requirements for disability benefits
Over eight million Americans currently receive disability payments.
Where the new jobs were in 2019 — and how much they paid
The economy added more than 2 million new jobs in 2019 for the ninth straight year led by the usual suspects: health care, professional firms and restaurants.
Pelosi says House ready to hand impeachment articles over to Senate next week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signals Friday that she is prepared to end an impasse over President Donald Trump’s impeachment that has persisted since Dec. 18.
Something rare is happening among popular technology stocks
Investors — from individuals to professionals to institutions — are bullish on stocks including Facebook and Microsoft.
U.S. creates 145,000 jobs in December as hiring slows and wage growth softens
The economy created 145,000 new jobs in the final month of 2019, capping off the ninth straight year in which employment gains have topped the 2 million mark.The unemployment rate stayed at a 50-year low of 3.5%.