NewsWatch: Trump declares ‘big deal’ with China ‘very close’ as he meets with U.S. trade reps

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President Donald Trump declares a “big deal” with China to be close, in a comment that sent stocks higher on Thursday ahead of a looming deadline for new tariffs. See full story.

What this man regrets about going from $2.26 to $1 million in five years

Achieving financial independence took time and sacrifice — and came with some regrets See full story.

Here’s proof that 401(k) plans are not working for most Americans — can you guess who they ARE working for?

The country’s in the midst of a savings crisis as families use every penny to cover rising home costs, nosebleed student loan debt and everything in between. And it’s only getting worse, except for those at the top of the wealth pyramid. See full story.

This $15 million Christmas tree dripping in diamonds may be the most expensive in the world

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Spain decked its tree with jewels from Bvlgari, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. See full story.

The hottest housing markets of 2020 are far from the coasts

Home buyers next year are expected to flock to smaller, more affordable cities, according to Realtor.com. See full story.

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The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Spain decked its tree with jewels from Bvlgari, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. See full story.