NewsWatch: ‘Being objective is incredibly hard’ — financial advisers reveal to MarketWatch their New Year’s resolutions for 2020

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Experts discuss inflation rates, investment ‘wish lists’ and the perils of market timing based on the 2020 presidential election. See full story.

How to give more than lip service to people who are homeless this holiday season

‘Wage inequality, racial inequities and a severe shortage of affordable rental homes leave too many vulnerable people unable to afford their housing.’ See full story.

Raising the legal tobacco age from 18 to 21 could save 50,000 lives

Nearly nine in 10 cigarette smokers had their first cigarette by age 18, but a new report says a new bill to raise the legal would make significant strides in changing that. See full story.

Half of U.S. workers say they didn’t get a raise this year — that’s the good news

Cost-of-living increases are becoming ‘a relic of the past,’ one analyst said. See full story.

These cities have the strictest regulations for building new homes — and the highest property prices

‘There is no incentive for local municipalities to change anything because homeowners vote, and homeowners understandably want to protect their home values.’ See full story.


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