Personal Finance Daily: Don’t ever lend money to family and friends and this state’s largest insurer just cut coverage to OxyContin

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Skechers kicked with class action case alleging it peddled unsafe light-up shoes for kids

Shoemaker calls the lawsuit ‘frivolous,’ omitting key facts.

This state’s largest insurer just cut coverage to OxyContin

More than 115 people die from opioid overdoses every day in the U.S.

Amazon ‘HQ2’ will boost house prices in chosen cities, but not like in Seattle

The online retail giant is reportedly in late-stage discussions with Crystal City, Va. and Long Island City, N.Y.

Don’t ever lend money to family and friends — it’s not worth it

But if you do, assume you’ll never get it back.

Tinder user, 69, wants to legally change his age to 49 so he can get more dates

A Dutch man says we live in an age where gender is fluid, and age should be, too.

Why Ariana Grande’s new song is hitting home with millennials worried about their finances

Money anxiety affects their work and personal lives.

American Express launches new Business Gold Card with flexible repayment feature

The new product incorporates elements of charge and credit cards.

Midterms put the brakes on Republicans’ health-care agenda — so what’s next?

The GOP dream to repeal and replace Obamacare is now deferred.

Here’s the reason most diets fail

When trying to lose weight, a new study suggests there’s one thing you should always do.

Three sisters and a father who died without a will — what could go wrong?

These two sisters want to disinherit their younger half-sibling.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Fed holds interest rates steady and stays on course for more gradual hikes

The Federal Reserve on Thursday held its benchmark target for rates steady and signaled it intends to continue to tighten policy gradually.

Mortgage rates surge to a near 8-year high as house-hunters race the clock

Rates for home loans jumped even higher in the most recent week, closing in on the 5% range, as some hardy house hunters wished they were back in the housing market of two years ago.

The ‘smart money’ isn’t buying the stock-market bounce, and that could mean a test of the lows: analyst

The “smart money” isn’t buying into the stock market’s November bounce, according to a popular index, which means equities could retest recent lows and that any sustained rally may be especially reliant on corporate share buybacks, says one analyst.

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