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This daily task could be dangerous for pregnant women
Pregnant women who commute 50 miles or more are at risk for adverse birth outcomes, a new study suggests.
Beyonce and Jay-Z spent the night in the Louvre — here’s your chance
The winner of a new Airbnb contest gets the Musee du Louvre to themselves for the night.
6 things to do throughout the year to reduce the taxes you owe
Here are some maneuvers that are especially useful at the end of the year.
Getting rid of debt may actually make your brain work better
It doesn’t just feel good to pay off debt, it can improve how your mind works, new research suggests.
These are the companies at which people most want to work, according to LinkedIn
Tech companies may have some public-relations problems these days, but job seekers are still scrambling to work there.
3 buzzworthy stats that reveal America may have hit peak coffee snobbery
Here’s what goes into the high prices you pay for coffee
The meatless Whopper is just the beginning — get ready for vegetarian tuna, steak and eggs
Burger King’s meatless Whopper joins a growing list of plant-based alternatives to some of America’s favorite foods.
You talkin’ to me? Money-coaching apps are using tough love to scare spenders
Chatbots are talking people into being better with their finances.
The other side of March Madness: How college sports expose a lack of diversity
In the Power Five conferences, athletes account for a disproportionate share of black male students overall.
A new book teaches women how to earn more ‘without hurting men’s feelings’
Sarah Cooper, author of the book ‘How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings,’ offers ‘non-threatening’ strategies for working and thriving in a man’s world.
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Avocado price spike illustrates danger to U.S. economy of Mexican border closure
Haas avocados are far from the biggest U.S. import from Mexico, but soaring prices of the popular buttery fruit offer a taste of how the economy could be harmed if President Donald Trump closed the border.
Biden says he’ll be ‘more mindful’ about personal space after a number of complaints
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday blamed changing social norms after a number of women have complained about unwanted physical contacts.
Democrats, Republicans agree on legislation targeting drug prices
Democrats and Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee signaled Wednesday that they had reached deals on some bills that target soaring drug prices.
The Fed’s low rates reduce inequality by giving jobs to millions of people
Fed policy gets unfairly blamed for exacerbating inequality, but low rates also have allowed millions more to find a job, and have raised wages for tens of millions more, writes Pedro da Costa.
This investing strategy gives you a little less return but a lot less risk
A sample portfolio is 55% bonds, 35% stocks, plus some gold, commodities and REITs.
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