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‘There’s an oiliness in it that stays in your mouth’: This café charges $39 for a cup of java made from bird droppings
Holy Crapuccino! A $9 Starbucks coffee may never seem quite so expensive again.
‘Sea-level rise won’t affect my house’: Even flood maps don’t sway Florida coastal residents
Homeowners who saw flood-projection maps were no more likely to believe that climate change exists, that climate change increases the severity of storms or that sea level is rising and related to climate change than those who didn’t view the maps. So what was the bigger influence on their beliefs?
This California gin tastes like Earl Grey tea
It’s four o’clock somewhere.
My husband and I set up a nonprofit for his parents. We charged them $10K. When his siblings found out ‘all hell broke loose’ — now they want $10K for simply doing chores
‘We spent an exhausting, but very happy and productive, year working nights, on the weekends and through vacations. We clocked more than 1,000 hours.’
‘No, people aren’t just blowing it’ — the ways taxpayers use their refund money is both encouraging and troubling
The average federal tax refund last year was $2,869.
Are you waiting for house prices to drop during the next recession? Why you could have a very a long wait
The last recession was caused in part by a downturn in the housing market.
My stepfather and mother pooled resources to buy a home. My mom died in 2003 and he just passed away. His kids are selling their house — am I entitled to anything?
‘His son is the executor of the will and has made no mention of us inheriting anything once it sells.’
Trump promises 100,000 new ‘high-paying’ auto jobs — here’s why it may not be quite so simple as that
The auto industry cut over 50,000 jobs in 2019.
How to eat less meat without driving yourself nuts — and save up to $750 a year
These people are eating less meat to help the planet, and so can you.
My son told me that I’ve amounted to nothing and he doesn’t want anything to do with me. Should I cut him out of my will?
‘He has nothing to do with me or my side of the family.’
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Donny Deutsch: Elizabeth Warren’s problem in the polls is that she’s strident and unlikable
Video of him calling Sarah Palin the ‘perfect’ candidate in 2008 because she was ‘sexy’ and a ‘supermom’ has also re-emerged.
‘I would rather have a socialist in the White House than Donald Trump,’ says Republican Joe Walsh
Walsh dropped out of the presidential race and plans to help elect Democrats now.
Consumer credit jumps in December
Consumer credit rose by $22.1 billion in December, the most in five months, the Federal Reserve said Friday.
The U.S. created 514,000 fewer jobs in 2018-19 than originally reported — here’s what that means
The U.S. economy created about a half-million fewer jobs in 2019 and 2018 than it first appeared, but it doesn’t mean the labor market isn’t strong. It is.
How Bloomberg and Steyer’s money dwarfs the other 2020 Democrats’ war chests — in one chart
The 2020 White House race is sparking massive fundraising and spending by a still-large Democratic field.