How America has changed since ‘Rosanne’ and what to know about fidget spinners

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Source: Market Watch Personal Finance

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Roseanne Barr is bringing her sitcom back to ABC next year.

One mother alerted people to safety concerns on Facebook

Palazzo di Amore is a 35,000-square-foot estate with 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, a 50-seat movie theater, vineyard, wine cellar and sculpted canyon terraces. It can be yours for $129 million.

This is when many people say they left adolescence behind.

From agent commissions to home improvements, these hidden costs will take a bite out of home sellers’ profits.

One of Hollywood’s iconic homes, the John Schesinger residence, has been listed for sale at just under $15 million. Schlesinger was the Academy Award–winning director of “Midnight Cowboy” and other films.

Last May, Christie’s managed to sell five paintings for at least $10 million a piece during its evening sale of postwar and contemporary art. On Wednesday, a similar sale at the same auction house saw a dozen works cross that bar—including five pieces that sailed above $20 million.

Utility structures are being designed to blend into cities’ social fabric, offering amenities from a ski slope to a work of public art.

Cash is the most popular graduation present. So what should you do with the money?

One-quarter of young Americans appear to be forming a lifelong addiction.

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that he is being subjected to what he called “the single greatest witch hunt” in U.S. history, following the announcement of a special counsel to lead an inquiry into possible ties between his campaign and Russian officials. He later said at a joint news conference with the president of Colombia that he respected the move to appoint a special counsel but added the whole Russia probe “has been a witch hunt.”

The picture pretty much tells the whole story with this latest cover. In fact, for the first time in a decade, the publication said it opted to add no text at all.

Sean Spicer’s role in the Trump administration is about to get minimized in a big way, according to a Politico report citing officials who say the press secretary will no longer do daily, on-camera briefings after the president’s trip abroad.

An analysis from the national real-estate agents industry group finds higher taxes and lower home values under tax plans like the one proposed by President Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he’s confident a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax system can be accomplished this year, batting aside a question about a possible delay as Washington reels from turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump.

If the history of special investigations involving the White House makes anything clear, they tend to last a long time and result in someone getting indicted.

Life without President Donald Trump. On Wall Street, recently this idea is being bandied about increasingly, as the commander-in-chief, who has seen his credibility as leader of the free world assailed relentless over the past week; ultimately, spurring Wall Street stocks into the worst tailspin in months.

It remains to be seen whether Wall Street’s drop Wednesday was a one-day occurrence or the start of a more protracted period of volatility, but in either case, a riskier environment is something investors should know how to deal with.

Source: Market Watch Personal Finance