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Top Ten: Weekend reads: What’s going on in your local housing market?

Rising interest rates are having an effect on the housing market — inventories of homes for sale are rising. Katie Mariner has developed a new tool that shows data for every U.S. county. See how the housing market is changing in your area.

More housing coverage:

How to prepare for a big move to another country

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Maybe you are thinking about giving up on the inflated U.S. housing market entirely. The strong U.S. dollar can make a move to another country affordable, but it can be complicated. Take care of these three things first.

Is the bear market in stocks over?

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The S&P 500 has risen five straight trading sessions. Is this year’s downturn over? Michael Darda, chief economist and market strategist at MKM Partners, who warned that stock valuations were too high late last year, makes a new call.

Read on: What’s your plan for surviving the bear market? This investing pro with 50 years of experience has some tips.

A labor-market celebration and a longer-term warning

The U.S. economy added 372,000 jobs in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — a much higher number than economists expected. Rex Nutting looks deeper into labor trends and shares a fascinating conclusion.

A time for dividend stocks

Mark Hulbert makes the case that dividend stocks are an excellent way for investors to fight inflation. Here are the top picks among investment newsletters he tracks.

More dividend stock ideas:

These 10 Dividend Aristocrat stocks have made investors a lot of money — which might soar from here?

This sector is a bear-market bulwark

Feeling a little better at the pump?

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Hopefully you have noticed a decline in gasoline prices recently. Chris Matthews explains how President Biden’s decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is helping to push back against this year’s spike in fuel prices. While you may be annoyed that some of the released oil has been exported, there is a good reason for that, as Myra Saefong reports.

How market insiders feel about inflation

Traders in the Treasury inflation-protected securities market have been much better at predicting inflation rates than policy makers. Viven Lou Chen finds out what they think now.

A crucial area of tech slows down

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An industry trade group said computer-chip sales rose 18% in May from a year earlier. But a closer look at the numbers reveals a different story.

Another industry is challenged: Kellogg could face pushback from major retailers like Walmart over price hikes

Bargain bank stocks

A close look at valuations for bank stocks may surprise you.

Enter the iPhone maker: Why Apple’s BNPL efforts could mark a ‘tipping point’ in lending

Can you get your money back after your crypto company goes belly-up?

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Frances Yue writes the Distributed Ledger column, covering all aspects of the world of bitcoin and other virtual currencies. This week she looks at what can happen when a crypto exchange or lender halts withdrawals as it faces the risk of bankruptcy. This is how a depositor or exchange customer might get their money back.

Related coverage of flailing crypto firms:

A story of success

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in September 2018.

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Former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter explain how they have made their marriage last 76 years.

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