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Personal Finance Daily: With Senate results too close to call, food-aid programs for low-income Americans hang in the balance, and mortgage refinancing demand falls to lowest level since 2000

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With Senate results too close to call, food-aid programs for low-income Americans hang in the balance

The farm bill determines everything from agricultural subsidies to nutritional aid programs. Read More

White House anti-hunger plan enlists gig companies including DoorDash and Instacart — whose workers sometimes go hungry themselves

What role should companies play in helping to solve societal problems like hunger? Companies have pledged billions toward ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030. Read More

‘Dog whisperer’ Cesar Millan says you can’t blame dogs for things they do, because ‘they don’t rationalize’

Millan spoke with MarketWatch about his new show, ‘Better Human Better Dog,’ and why people love dogs so much. Read More

‘The housing market will get smaller in 2023’: Redfin lays off 13% of staff

The real-estate brokerage announced that market conditions were tough and that it was laying off more than 800 employees, in a company-wide memo on Wednesday. Read More

Mortgage refinancing demand falls to lowest level since 2000

Mortgage applications fell 0.1% in the latest week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 7.14% Read More

Americans are buying more luxury cars than ever

One factor that’s driving car prices to new highs: Americans are choosing more expensive cars. Read More

7 little-known ways to maximize your credit cards

When you aren’t focused on debt and are looking to make the most of your cards, consider these tips to free up money for other goals. Read More

Fewer people are leasing cars—what it means for the used car market

The trend away from leasing has short- and long-term implications for both new and used car shoppers Read More

Metals Stocks: Gold ends lower after tapping a one-month intraday high; silver retreats

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