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Ordinary New Mexico couple pulled off $150 million art heist

[ad_1] Jerry and Rita Alter were viewed by friends and family as harmless eccentrics. Known for loving exotic travel, they celebrated their journeys with self-indulgent slide shows. Jerry was a jazz musician, a commercially unsuccessful artist, an unpublished author and a retired New York City public school teacher. Rita made a career as a speech …

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My husband and I sunk $130,000 into a ‘nightmare flip house’ after legal battles with the contractor. Should we sell the home or turn it into a short-term rental?

[ad_1] Dear MarketWatch, My husband bought a nightmare flip house, and after legal battles with the contractor, the house is almost complete. However, we are out almost $130,000 in expenses related to this home. As we come to the end of this journey, he wants to turn the home into a short-term rental, and I …

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Opinion: Republicans have painted themselves into a corner over fixing Social Security’s finances

[ad_1] A decade ago, Democratic and Republican legislators had elaborate plans to fix Social Security’s increasingly shaky finances. Democrats still do. But Republicans haven’t introduced a single comprehensive solvency bill since 2016. What are they waiting for? Social Security is running out of money. It currently collects less money from workers and employers than it …

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At-Home Healthcare Is Booming, but Doing It Yourself Isn’t Always a Good Idea

[ad_1] More people are taking their health into their own hands as the Covid-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to see a doctor and get tests done, but taking the do-it-yourself approach requires navigating a lot of technology. The tech industry has raced to fill consumer demand. A flood of new health-tracking wearables, monitors, …

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