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How a ‘Hidden’ $1.4 Billion Tax Will Make N.Y.C. Water Bills Rise

Mayor Eric Adams is resurrecting a budget gimmick and charging rent to the city’s Water Board, which will pass on…

World

Why Are We Gambling With America’s Future?

Over the past few decades, in a surge of bipartisan national self-confidence, the federal government has borrowed a lot of…

Business

‘Pay Later’ Lenders Have an Issue With Credit Bureaus

Shoppers in recent years have embraced “buy now, pay later” loans as an easy, interest-free way to purchase everything from…

World

You Don’t Have to Take Every Tax Deduction, and You Shouldn’t

Alejandro Narváez is OK taking less. He hires only contractors who pay their workers a living wage, even if that…

Real Estate

Can My Landlord Force Me to Use a Rent Guarantor?

A lease rental bond guarantee, which covers losses if a tenant fails to pay the rent, may seem unnecessary. But…

Business

Credit Card Swipe Fees Are Going Down. Are Points Going With Them?

A new agreement by Visa and Mastercard to reduce fees charged to merchants may drain the lucrative rewards that grant…

Real Estate

Could First-Time Buyers Lose Out Under New Commission Rules?

Economists and real estate experts warn that changes in how agents are paid could have unintended consequences for people buying…

Sports

U.F.C. Settles Antitrust Suit With Fighters for $335 Million

The organization’s parent company admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to pay the fighters, who had accused it of suppressing their…

Business

Closing Costs for Buying a Home Have Risen Along With Rates

These mortgage fees increased 22 percent from 2021 to 2022. One likely factor is the greater use of discount points…

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With the Capital One-Discover Deal, Credit Holds All the Cards

A fight has commenced over Capital One’s effort to acquire Discover, a deal that would birth an enormous credit-card company…

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