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Harvard discrimination ruling suggests high schools may hinder Asian-American applicants
Ruling says teachers’ and guidance counselors’ weaker personal recommendations may hurt Asian-American applicants’ chances.
Male surgeons are paid more than female surgeons, even in fields like gynecology
Women also had fewer chances to perform higher-paying surgeries, according to a new Canadian study.
The cost of withdrawing cash from an out-of-network ATM just hit a record high
The average overdraft fee for checking accounts has also increased.
Nearly half of women who have abortions live below the federal poverty level
On Tuesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked lawmakers in Georgia from enacting legislation that would have made abortions in that state more restrictive.
One simple way to reduce high blood pressure — along with the risk of heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and strokes
Some 300 men and women, ages 21 to 70, with no history of heart problems were given portable blood pressure cuffs for two consecutive days.
The cities have the highest job and wage growth in America
A new Glassdoor analysis is based on millions of online jobs and salaries in major metro areas across the U.S.
This major study suggests it’s possible to avoid developing dementia — 5 ways to reduce your risk
The study was published by scientists at the University of Exeter and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles.
Addressing two treatable health problems now can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease later in life
By 2035, cardiovascular disease will place a ‘crushing economic and health burden’ on the U.S. if left unchecked, according to the American Heart Association.
I earn twice my husband’s salary and pay all the bills — now he hides all his savings
‘I am starting to worry because we are almost 50 and have a 16-year-old child who is about to go to college.’
My sister-in-law is a greedy, gold-digging woman — it floored me that men could be so stupid
This letter writer is embarking on an around-the-world trip with her husband and is afraid that her relative will insinuate herself into her daughter’s life while she’s gone.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump blames stock-market drop on impeachment effort but says he’ll cooperate with Pelosi, Schiff
The president didn’t deny a report that he suggested shooting migrants in the legs as they tried to enter the U.S.
Bernie Sanders hospitalized after heart procedure, cancels events
Sen. Bernie Sanders has canceled upcoming events after having two stents inserted to treat an artery blockage, his campaign announced Wednesday.
Fed’s Barkin says now might be time for caution
With all the uncertainty about the outlook, it might be a good time for the U.S. central bank to be cautious, said Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin on Wednesday.
Fed’s Williams, downplaying recession fears, says ‘outlook very favorable’
New York Fed President John Williams on Wednesday downplayed recession fears, saying the baseline economic forecast remains positive.
These numbers show why U.S. policy makers are misjudging popular support for China’s government
As the People’s Republic of China marks its 70th anniversary, look at how the lives of everyday people have been transformed.