Stock futures point higher after U.K., EU strike tentative Brexit deal

Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for Wall Street Thursday, getting a boost after U.K. and European Union negotiators agreed on a draft Brexit deal. Read: EU and U.K. leaders say Brexit deal has been agreed The tentative pact, which was hailed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson […]

How to get ready for the ‘feelings economy’ and make your job AI-proof

Ever feel worried robots will take away your job one day? There’s a way to avoid that stress, a new study suggests — you’ve got to get in tune with your feelings. Not just yours. The feelings of your co-workers, your boss, your clients and customers, too. Listening, communicating, people skills, empathy and emotional intelligence […]

The financial costs and mental-health benefits of gender-affirming surgery in a transgender person’s life

Transgender individuals who undergo surgery that affirms their gender identity can experience significant mental-health benefits down the line, a new study suggests. Yale University researchers analyzed the Swedish Total Population Register of 9.7 million people, zeroing in on 2,679 people who had been diagnosed with gender incongruence (also called gender dysphoria, or distress stemming from […]

Imprisoned ex-NBA player misses his shot at fighting his tax bill — and now he owes more than $36,000

C. Tate George, a four-year NBA player in the 1990s before his 2013 real-estate Ponzi scheme conviction, said the Internal Revenue Service fouled him by filing his taxes while he was locked up. Judge James Halpern wasn’t convinced, writing “the mere fact that [George] was incarcerated when his return was due is not reasonable cause […]

Best come-from-behind win for this stock-market gauge in 1½ years highlights wild moves on Wall Street

It was almost like a walk-off grand-slam home run from your favorite slugger — or at least a bases-clearing single — for an unlikely win. The stock market’s turnaround on Thursday was notable for producing the sharpest reversal for the three main U.S. equity benchmarks in months, with the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.12% , […]

Upgrade: This 57-year-old said ‘screw this’ to San Francisco — and retired to ‘delightful’ Albuquerque, where she slashed her expenses by 70%

When Roberta Reinstein moved to the Bay Area roughly 30 years ago to go to law school, it felt to her like a different place than it does now. “It was possible for a student to live there…it was filled with artists,” she says. But Reinstein, 57, watched as real-estate prices skyrocketed (in just the […]

Tax Guy: How to work the tax angles if you become a landlord

Residential real estate prices are climbing in many areas, and rental rates are strong. To take advantage of this favorable situation, you might be thinking about buying a new residence and converting your existing place into a rental property that you can sell later for a higher price. Good idea! Of course, converting a personal […]

The financial costs and mental-health benefits of gender-affirming surgery in a transgender person’s life

Transgender individuals who undergo surgery that affirms their gender identity can experience significant mental-health benefits down the line, a new study suggests. Yale University researchers analyzed the Swedish Total Population Register of 9.7 million people, zeroing in on 2,679 people who had been diagnosed with gender incongruence (also called gender dysphoria, or distress stemming from […]

Imprisoned ex-NBA player misses his shot at fighting his tax bill — and now he owes more than $36,000

C. Tate George, a four-year NBA player in the 1990s before his 2013 real-estate Ponzi scheme conviction, said the Internal Revenue Service fouled him by filing his taxes while he was locked up. Judge James Halpern wasn’t convinced, writing “the mere fact that [George] was incarcerated when his return was due is not reasonable cause […]

What does a ‘middle-class’ budget really look like in today’s economy?

What does living in the middle class really look like today? Income statistics say you’re middle class if your family makes $45,200 to $135,600 a year, according to the Pew Research Center. Social tradition holds it’s having a steady job, owning a home and car, being able to save for retirement and send the kids […]