NewsWatch: Stocks end at records, book weekly gains as earnings season kicks off

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U.S. stock-market indexes close at records on Friday and book weekly gains, as investors remain optimistic over the economy and the state of American corporations as the fourth-quarter earnings season begins. See full story.

My wife and I have a $1 million mortgage and $200,000 in cash — do we reduce our repayments or invest it?

This man has a problem that many Americans would love to have. See full story.

Residents of this U.S. state have the highest credit scores

Those in several southern states have the lowest. See full story.

Want more income? These closed-end funds have yields up to 12.5%

A cash stream every month can protect you from rising interest rates. By Phil van Doorn. See full story.

Trump Today: President denies vulgar comment and attacks congressional immigration plan

President Donald Trump on Friday denied he’d used vulgar language to describe certain immigrants and criticized an immigration deal presented to him ahead of his first physical exam as president. See full story.

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A new Pew survey indicates that some STEM workers believe they’re victims of reverse discrimination. See full story.

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