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A majority of Americans want to live in a place with strict gun control laws and the IRS should brace for “broad and deep” scrutiny if Republicans win the midterm elections. Here’s why every taxpayer should care.

By Zoe Han

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A majority of Americans want to live in a place with strict gun control laws: Redfin poll

A new survey reveals what voters are concerned about housing as the country heads into midterm elections on November 8. Read more

The IRS should brace for “broad and deep” scrutiny if Republicans win the midterm elections. Here’s why every taxpayer should care.

“What I don’t want to see is the annual IRS appropriations drained,” a former official said. Read more

The Powerball jackpot is now $1.6 billion, the highest prize in US lottery history

There has been no Powerball jackpot winner since August 3. Read more

Americans see side gigs as a way to fight inflation

Millennials and Generation Z are among the most likely to pursue a side job. Read more

If I sell my rental, I can pay off my main mortgage and be debt free. Is this a good idea in this housing market?

‘My main house is worth $265,000 and there’s $108,000 left on the mortgage.’ Read more

Home buyers look older and whiter

The share of first-time home buyers hit an all-time low, while white Americans made up 88% of buyers over a 12-month survey period. Read more

Famous glaciers like Kilimanjaro and Yellowstone could be gone in decades, UNESCO says

Glaciers are the key to biodiversity, which feeds the planet, and to tourism. But uncontrolled global warming puts them at great risk by 2050. Read more

Walmart vs Kroger: How their prices compare on milk, bread, eggs and other grocery essentials

Walmart and Kroger both have strengths and weaknesses. Which is best for your grocery needs? Read more

-Zoe Han

 

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