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Personal Finance Daily: A frugal athlete and Hollywood’s most profitable stars

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Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! We’re nearing the end of the week. Here are your top stories in personal finance.

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When he’s not on the field, pro soccer’s Amobi Okugo is the ‘Frugal Athlete’

The Major League Soccer star’s year-old site combines financial advice, media analysis and consumer-friendly news-you-can-use.

This list of Hollywood’s most profitable stars is hard to believe

Analysts from PartyCasino have studied box-office data from 1980 to 2017 and found that Emilio Estevez delivered the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films.

This six-figure tech job had the biggest bump in salary over 10 years

A new study analyzed over 10,000 salary records to compare pay raises.

Why HR isn’t necessarily your friend if your boss has sexually harassed or bullied you

Workers facing situations like Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s employees have limited options for recourse.

Why are so many romance novelists white?

The authors, as well as the characters, are rarely people of color.

How scans of your brain could change the future of retail

Researchers found that brain activity was a better predictor of consumer preferences than questionnaires.

Visitors are still flocking to Mexico despite U.S. warnings

Big tourist hubs were affected by the latest travel advisory.

Did you hear about the Whole Foods data breach?

Whole Foods announced a data breach as consumers were scrambling to understand a much bigger breach at Equifax. Was that timing merely a coincidence?

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The wage gap will always trump immigration barriers, World Bank official says

No matter what roadblocks are put in place, at the end of the day it’s economics and in particular wage gaps that drive immigration flows, a World Bank expert said Thursday.

Kelly defends Trump’s call to Gold Star widow

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who lost his Marine lieutenant son in Afghanistan, on Thursday defended President Trump’s handling of a controversial call to a Gold Star widow.

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a ‘10’ as most of island remains without power

President Donald Trump gave the federal response to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico a “10” on Thursday, but by several measures the island is operating at much lower than a perfect score.

George W. Bush decries ‘forces pulling us apart’

Like many others of his political leaning, Senator Jim Dabakis found himself in unfamiliar territory on Thursday morning.

Don’t kid yourself — John Taylor’s a hawk, analyst says

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