Americans are fine with algos making decisions — as long those rulings don’t apply to them

MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto The data, numbers, and strings of complex code that make up algorithms are indecipherable to those not fluent in coding languages. It is easy to forget, however, that algorithms are not immaculately conceived. Layered in pockets of complex codes fueling algorithms is human bias. A nationally representative Pew Research survey published Thursday […]

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Retirement Weekly: How to handle retirement assets in a gray marriage

Free Preview For full access, Log in or Subscribe Now and get 4 weeks free! More older couples are getting divorced in their middle years or even after reaching 65 years of age. A Pew Research study shows that although the overall divorce rates have been declining, the frequency of divorces among people 50 has […]

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How to avoid GoFundMe scams like the one involving the homeless veteran

Charitable donors, beware this holiday season: not all online crowdfunding campaigns are legitimate, even if they come with a heartbreaking story. A New Jersey couple and a homeless man are facing charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for allegedly fabricating a story for a viral charity campaign that raised more than $400,000 last year. […]

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Weekend Sip: The splurge wine for your Thanksgiving table

The bottle: Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon Vineyard 2015, $175 The back story: If you’re looking for an American wine to pair with the most American of meals — the Thanksgiving feast — you can hardly go wrong with an offering from Robert Mondavi. This is the California brand, created and led […]

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The Moneyist: My lawyer doesn’t want me to set up a college trust fund for my grandchildren — should I take his advice?

Dear Moneyist, I’m 74 and want to create a family educational trust for current and future generations. This is stated in my will and what assets will and/or should be used. I want a number of restrictions in the trust like only 90% of the income can be used so the trust will grow over […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Hockney’s ‘Pool’ painting sells for $90.3 million — a record for a living artist

A David Hockney painting of a man in a pink jacket overlooking a sun-dappled swimming pool sold for $90.3 million at Christie’s in New York on Thursday—setting a record for a living artist at auction. The 1972 work, “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),” bested the $58.4 million record set five years ago […]

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Metals Stocks: Gold edges higher as it looks to book weekly advance

Gold futures saw small gains Friday as the yellow metal looked to book a modest weekly advance, finding only a little haven-related lift from geopolitical worries surrounding Britain’s planned exit from the European Union and broader equity market weakness. Gold for December delivery GCZ8, +0.16%  on Comex rose $2, or 0.2%, to $1,217, while December […]

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Moneyish: How to keep decking the halls from wrecking your career

’Tis the season to be jolly distracted. Many employees hit a productivity slump this time of year as visions of gift-giving and taking time off dance through their heads. A recent OfficePulse survey by the Captivate digital media company found that more than 58% of workers plan to do some sort of online shopping from […]

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NerdWallet: Don’t make these big mistakes with life insurance

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Life insurance provides a financial safety net for families. Sounds simple, but decisions over whether and how much to buy can get complicated, and mistakes can be costly. Here are common mistakes financial planners see: Buying too much or not enough Not everyone needs life insurance. “If […]

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Grow: How we threw a dinner party for 6 on less than $50

A dinner party for six is anything but a party. Try balancing the schedules and dietary whims of six adults in Los Angeles, and sometimes it can seem like more of an expensive migraine inducer. Still, as budget-conscious new parents desperate for adult interaction, my wife Laura and I like the idea of entertaining at […]

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