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Personal Finance Daily: You don’t need a 4-year college degree for these high-paying jobs and airline quality hasn’t been this good in decades

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Believe it or not, airline quality hasn’t been this good in decades

Flying colors for the airline industry in a new report.

You don’t need a 4-year college degree for these high-paying jobs at Google, Apple, Netflix

More top companies are saying that the four-year degree isn’t always required, new data from LinkedIn shows.

These features could boost your home’s sale price by over 30%

Real-estate experts reveal the premium amenities that appeal most to home buyers.

H&R Block agents took ‘empathy training’ to handle people upset by smaller tax refunds or surprise tax bills

Accountants are investing in customer service as the average tax refund has dropped and 4.6 million people are expected to owe money this year.

Millions of Americans keep this dirty secret from their partner

One in five people say there are worse things than infidelity.

Study: Cities with ride-shares like Uber and Lyft also see rise in fatal accidents

New research, challenged by Uber, Lyft, suggests there may be hidden costs behind ride shares.

Celebrities boycott hotels in wake of Brunei’s anti-gay law — how to travel the world safely

It’s perhaps never been safer for LGBTQ people to travel, but Brunei is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to safety.

3 smart tax moves that don’t involve tax deferral

Too much tax deferral on your 2018 business return can be counterproductive.

What to do if you can’t pay your taxes

Five ways to deal if you don’t have enough money to pay your taxes.

Think twice about deferring taxable income past 2020 — here’s why

Can you have too much tax deferral? Thanks to the new tax law, it’s possible

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump is cycling through cabinet members faster than Obama, Bush or Clinton

President Donald Trump is a little more than three months into the third year of his presidency, and already, turnover in his cabinet is outpacing his recent predecessors’ entire first terms.

The good news — the Fed’s economic forecasts are better than most. The bad news is, you can’t see them.

A Federal Reserve staff study found that the central bank knows more about where the economy is headed than private-sector forecasts. The problem is you can’t see their projections.

Former Fed insider accuses Trump of trying to pack central bank with political allies

The former boss of the Dallas Federal Reserve blasted President Trump’s plan to add two political allies to the U.S. central bank’s chief decision-making board, predicting neither will get Senate approval.

Forget everything you’ve heard about first-time homebuyers. They’re doing all right.

A new research approach to measuring people who are buying homes for the first time is welcome to anyone interested in housing issues – and comforting to those who relied on one of the traditional reporting methods, which have consistently undercounted such buyers.

Elizabeth Warren is right to go after the Big Tech monopolies

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is right to question the United States’ exceptionally permissive merger and acquisition policy over the past four decades that has allowed a few big tech companies to accumulate so much market and political power, writes Kenneth Rogoff.

Watch CNBC host get into heated exchange with Ray Dalio over capitalism

Ray Dalio, billionaire founder of hedge-fund giant Bridgewater Associates, has been hammering away at the system he blames for driving the economic divide in the United States in recent years. Joe Kernen took issue with his stance.

Warren Buffett: Look past Wall Street for Wells Fargo’s next CEO

Warren Buffett with some more personnel advice for his largest stock holding, Wells Fargo, as the bank continues efforts to restore its reputation amid the stain of client account abuse.

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