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Has the workplace improved since this signature George H.W. Bush law?
The 41st president of the U.S. wanted all Americans to take their rightful place in society and the workplace.
Exclusive: After massive hack, Marriott pledges to pay for new passports if fraud has taken place
The promise could be expensive. It costs approximately $110 to get a new passport.
Has the new tax law stopped people from giving to charity?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took effect earlier this year, doubled the standard deduction.
Activists create a ‘Block Amazon’ plug-in for Google Chrome
The browser extension prevents those who install it from visiting Amazon-affiliated websites.
Verizon subsidiary fined $5M for allowing advertisers to track and collect children’s data
Record fine for violations of law protecting kids’ online information.
My mother’s landlord died — his family says she can kiss her deposit goodbye
Should she pursue this case or move on with her life?
This is how much credit-card debt makes you undatable
Online dating sites say there’s usually a surge in people who sign up in December and January.
Google’s algorithms are keeping us in a political bubble, study finds
Search results varied widely depending on your internet history.
Elite schools change the lives male and female students in dramatically different ways
New research looks at the effects of such schools on students’ post-college life.
You probably already own the No. 1 item on teenagers’ holiday wish list
Fortnite ‘V-Bucks’ and Bitcoin are also making an appearance on their holiday wish lists.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Businesses help carry economy in first half of Trump presidency, but fading investment could spell trouble in 2019
The U.S. economy bolted ahead in the first year and a half of Donald Trump’s presidency on the promise of big tax cuts that fueled a surge in business investment, but now it’s time to wonder if the gravy train is slowing.
Republicans say campaign committee was hacked during 2018
The campaign arm for Republican Party congressional candidates was hacked by an unidentified intruder during the 2018 campaign, the organization said on Tuesday.
The lights could go out this winter if we close all the coal and nuclear power plants
Shortages of natural gas and the closure of many coal- and nuclear-power plants have created a worst-case scenario wherein the United States experiences a cold snap, and sufficient power generation simply isn’t available to meet demand.
Bad news is piling up for stock investors, who threw in the towel today
With Wednesday a holiday, investors sold equities today to mitigate the risks of further declines stemming from a slowing economy and a potential failure in U.S.-China trade talks.
Money-management CEO sees ‘significant slowdown’ in economy, shifts to less-risky investments
Kevin Miller of the E-Valuator funds is banking on large-cap, value and dividend stocks.
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