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The New York Times
The New York Times

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Christoph Hitz
By NOAM SCHEIBER
A growing number of state and local laws ban an employer practice that is said to perpetuate pay bias. But some researchers say the move may be counterproductive.


YOUR MONEY
Don’t Like Your Mortgage Servicer? Good Luck Trying to Switch
By RON LIEBER
Borrowers can’t simply cut off a lender or servicer like Wells Fargo. Sound familiar? Retirement plans and student lending are like this, too.
DEALBOOK
How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t
By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
As Corporate America espouses “social responsibility,” the financial industry could help limit sales of assault weapons, our columnist writes.
YOUR MONEY ADVISER
Banks Urged to Take On Payday Lenders With Small, Lower-Cost Loans
By ANN CARRNS
A new Pew report says banks and credit unions could help consumers who need fast cash. “Borrowers need a better option,” a Pew official says.
WEALTH MATTERS
5 Tips to Weather a Turbulent Stock Market
By PAUL SULLIVAN
Market volatility is normal. Don’t fret. This advice from professionals could help prevent a volatile ride from derailing your financial planning.
THE NEW HEALTH CARE
How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans
By AUSTIN FRAKT
Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.
THE GETAWAY
The Great American Road Trip: Shorter and More Popular Than Ever
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM
Seeking convenience and adventure (while avoiding airport security, baggage fees and the hassle of flying with Fido), more travelers are hitting the road.
Want to Plan for Your Death and Funeral? Here’s How
By CHRISTINE COLBY
Pre-need funeral plans can be complicated, so here is a primer on everything you’ll need to know.
THE WORKOLOGIST
When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore
By ROB WALKER
A reader sold his business and, at 55, no longer needs to work. But now he feels adrift and wonders whether to get back into the work force. And if so, how?
4 Free Apps That Can Earn You Extra Cash
By KRISTIN WONG
A few free apps can earn you a few bucks as long as you know what you’re getting into. They won’t fund your retirement, but they’ll help you pay for that latte.