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One sign the economy is getting better: fewer parents are going to college

They still make up more than one in five college students.

Bankrupt student loan borrowers could finally get a break

Bankruptcy rules on student loan debts should ease up, new recommendations say.

My dying father gave his girlfriend his debit card to buy food — and she kept on spending

This man’s son wonders what his options are after large sums of money went missing.

Millennials can now run for president — 5 reasons they’re grossly misunderstood

A new report explodes some of the commonly held assumptions and negative stereotypes about this generation.

Why the middle class is shrinking

Fewer millennials in 2019 are middle class compared to baby boomers when they were in their 20s.

Disney launches $7 streaming service, but will Netflix fans go for it?

The Mickey Mouse media megalith makes a big splash with a little price.

Weekend roundup: ‘Deadly sins’ | A dire warning about central-bank policy | These states have benefited most from Trump’s tax cuts

Also, taking investors who short Tesla’s shares to task and a comparison of the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

Ask these questions about your credit card — it could save you hundreds of dollars

Women in particular are failing to deal with expensive charges from their credit-card issuers.

2020 Democrats want to overhaul a student-loan forgiveness program for public servants

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat and 2020 hopeful, introduced a bill to revamp the PSLF program

You may still be able to get a $3,450 deduction on 2018 taxes with a Health Savings Account

‘HSAs require taking more responsibility for your own health-care costs instead of relying on an employer or the government.’

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump Today: President says sending migrants to sanctuary cities under strong consideration

President Donald Trump said Friday he was giving strong consideration to transporting detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities, just hours after a report appeared that said the plan had been rejected.

This one chart shows how crazy Amazon is making the Northern Virginia housing market

The planned second headquarters of Amazon – and the understanding that it will bring thousands of highly-paid workers requiring housing – is skewing the real estate market in surrounding counties of Northern Virginia.

Embattled Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore confronted with clips of his backing a gold standard

President Trump’s embattled Federal Reserve nominee, Stephen Moore, says he no longer backs a so-called gold standard after being confronted over his past support for the controversial approach to determining the level of interest rates.

Consumer sentiment dips in April, but Americans still fairly optimistic about economy

A measure of what Americans think about the economy fell slightly in April but remained at healthy levels, a sign of guarded optimism after a slowdown in U.S. growth since late last year. The consumer sentiment survey slipped to a preliminary 96.9 in April from 98.4.

Individual investors finally turn bullish, as stock market nears all-time highs

Survey’s from E-Trade and AAII show mom-and-pop investors are growing more optimistic.

The 5 biggest questions about Netflix’s earnings

Wall Street wants answers about Netflix’s customers, competition, and content, writes Jeff Reeves.

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