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Meghan Markle’s new royal personal assistant Amy Pickerill

Meghan Markle is about to be busier than ever. AP photos/KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx Meghan Markle now has a personal assistant appointed by the royal family. The assistant, Amy Pickerill, has been a senior communications officer for Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry for over a year. Pickerill will help onboard …

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Broker price opinions popular on Wall Street, drawing SEC inquiry

Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr Large investors are increasingly using so-called broker price opinions (BPOs) to value and purchase thousands of homes on the brink of foreclosure. This method is used instead of traditional appraisals, which are done by licensed professionals and usually cost more.  The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating …

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Meet the richest person in every US state

America has more billionaires than any country in the world.Paul Sakuma/AP The richest person in every US state has a net worth of at least $700 million.  Some of the millionaires and billionaires inherited their wealth, while others built companies from the ground up. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren …

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Most expensive home for sale in every US state

A stately manor in Massachusetts is going for $90 million.From listing on Trulia There’s nothing like America’s over-the-top real estate to remind you that nearly one-third of the world’s billionaires call the US home. But luxury comes in many forms — and at varying price points — across the country. …

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Government shutdown 2018: Social security checks still paid?

Spencer Platt/Getty Images If there is no agreement in the Senate, the federal government will enter into a partial shutdown at midnight. In the event of a shutdown, Social Security and disability checks will still go out. While core functions would not be affected, some Social Security Administration employees would …

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The 10 US cities that are growing fast and offering more jobs

Fort Collins, Colorado is pictured.3.0/Wikimedia Commons Some U.S. cities are more financially stable than others. The top 10 are based on growth, employment, and business opportunities. The list includes cities like Dallas, Nashville, and Seattle — as well as Provo, Utah and Raleigh, North Carolina. The global economic outlook is …

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