Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
Buying a house? Here’s how to ensure your confidential financial details remain secure
First American Financial, one of the country’s largest title insurers, accidentally exposed nearly 900 million sensitive documents.
My grandson’s live-in girlfriend hates me and doesn’t want me to stay at their home — should I still leave him all my money?
This woman is upset that she’s been shunned by her grandson’s partner.
CFPB tweet offers ‘negligent or worse’ student-loan advice, advocates say
A tweet sent by the CFPB raises questions about how effectively it’s overseeing the student-loan industry, experts say.
How rating everything from your Uber driver to your Airbnb host has become a nightmare
Uber said Wednesday that will kick passengers and drivers off the app if they develop a ‘significantly below-average rating.’
Energy drinks may be linked to frightening side effects for your heart
Drinking 32 ounces in an hour increased the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart, an American Heart Association study found.
The No. 1 most morally acceptable ‘hot-button’ issue in America
The issue comes ahead of divorce, abortion, marital infidelity, wearing fur and drinking alcohol, according to a Gallup poll.
Parents are just as addicted to their smartphones as their kids
Teenagers learn their dependence on gadgets at home.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch:
Size matters: tracking the economy through new-home square footage
A chart of the median size of newly-constructed homes shows that the current housing cycle has peaked, though it doesn’t say when the housing market will finally roll over.
The market is too pessimistic about prospects for a trade deal, says a long-time China watcher
One long-time China watcher wasn’t surprised by the events of the spring, and says talks are still in early innings.
Trump Today: President maintains innocence as Mueller stresses he did not exonerate him
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report vindicated him, even as Mueller said in a statement that he couldn’t clear Trump of obstruction charges.
The trade war’s next casualty: corporate profits
The trade dispute’s impact on corporate profits is becoming more pronounced.