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NBA analyst Stan Van Gundy on how the league has changed: ‘No one called themselves a brand’ in the 90s
The former NBA coach talks with MarketWatch about the upcoming season, and who would win at one-on-one between him or his brother Jeff.
Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder and arsenic was discovered in baby food — how much should parents worry?
Gerber says a report about arsenic in baby food ‘may have caused unnecessary alarm.’
In a review of 337,000 patient cases, this was the No. 1 most common preventable medical error
Around 12% of preventable harm to patients is severe or leads to death, a new study finds.
Here’s what you need to earn to crack the 1%, according to latest IRS data
According to the latest IRS data cited by Bloomberg, it took earnings of $515,371 in 2017 to crack into the top 1%.
1 in 5 LGBTQ adults isn’t registered to vote, despite high 2020 stakes
Half of the LGBTQ adults registered to vote next November said they were Democrats and 15% were Republicans.
You could live 24% longer, thanks to your dog
New research finds that dog ownership helps those who live alone the most.
The U.S. is the No. 1 most generous country in the world for the last decade
A global survey asked 1.3 million people whether they had helped a stranger or donated money or time to charity recently.
The world’s shortest regularly scheduled commercial flight lasts 1.5 minutes
Qantas is testing the world’s longest flight, a 19.5-hour voyage from New York to Sydney.
Apple and Goldman Sachs don’t report Apple Card information to credit bureaus
Credit-card experts say the choice not to begin reporting to credit bureaus immediately is unusual.
Americans spend 7,000% more time watching TV than they do on their finances
We won’t keep up with the Kardashians if we’re too busy watching ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ experts note.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
U.S. tariffs on $7.5 billion E.U. goods starts Friday
Some European businesses that export to America will today start to feel the pain of a dispute about subsidies to aircraft-makers.
If the Democrats keep saying crazy things about the economy, Trump will win again
The sheer amount of loose talk from Democrats about how capitalism is failing is stunning.
Leading economic indicators fall for 2nd straight month, point to slower U.S. growth
The U.S. grew more slowly in September and is likely to remain soft in the months ahead, according to an index that measures the nation’s economic health.
Why China’s TikTok has been drawing scrutiny from Zuckerberg and U.S. politicians
Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, which has exploded in popularity globally, has recently come under fire for censoring content that Beijing deems unacceptable.