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Happy Tuesday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:

One-third of Americans admit to making this costly mistake during the holiday season

This one decision could put millions of people in serious debt.

Which stores are open on Thanksgiving?

Details on who’s open, and when.

Don’t serve romaine lettuce — and 4 other tips to avoid food poisoning on Thanksgiving

The popular salad green is the focus of yet another recall.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac will soon let borrowers take out mortgages over $500K

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has raised the maximum conforming loan limit for the fourth straight year.

3 reasons to not do your holiday shopping on your smartphone

More Americans are using their mobile devices for online shopping, but there are risks.

The surprising thing about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his divorce

Financial lives are hard to untangle after decades together.

New-home sales fell in October, but the housing market’s trajectory remains positive

The government revised new-home sales significantly higher for September.

How to win every economic and political argument with your family this Thanksgiving

How to be smarter than everyone else when the topic turns to the economy and election.

Smaller cities see bigger gains even as U.S. home-price growth remains sluggish

Away from the coasts, home price growth has actually picked up in certain areas.

These luxury-fashion gifts can also be good investments

Resale values on items from brands such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci can make the high price tags worth it for the right person.

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. and China were nearing a trade deal, while at the same time offering support for Hong Kong after pro-democracy parties scored victories.

Brainard calls for major overhaul in how the Fed sets the level of U.S. interest rates

A senior Federal Reserve official on Tuesday said the central bank needs a new approach on monetary policy, suggesting the Fed erred in 2015 when it began to raise U.S. interest rates on a mistaken assumption that inflation would rise.

That’s ruff: White House mixes up hero dog’s gender

But we can all agree that Conan, the Belgian Malinois injured during the al-Baghdadi raid, is a very good dog

Climate change: U.N. says ‘quick wins’ necessary to keep countries from missing Paris goals

Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions or risk missing their pledges to limit global warming, with potentially dire consequences, top United Nations officials said Tuesday.

Democrats target Silicon Valley with privacy bill as bipartisan effort stalls in Congress

Four Democratic senators on Tuesday rolled out a bill that aims to provide better protections of personal data in Washington’s latest response to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and other Silicon Valley foul-ups.

U.S. consumer confidence falls for the fourth month in a row on labor-market worries

U.S. consumer confidence fell in November for the fourth month in a row as Americans expressed more worries about the U.S. labor market, but they remained generally upbeat about the economy heading into the holiday season.

Beware stock-market ‘FOMO’ as Wall Street churns out records, says long-term bull

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls urges investors not to chase the stock market higher right now.

4 reasons why this bull market in stocks will keep going in 2020

It’s time to focus on “quality” companies.

SEC may be set to crack down on companies that adjust revenue

Comment letters show companies are getting into trouble with the regulator for adjusting one of the most important numbers — revenue.

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