Happy Monday, MarketWatchers. Here are some of the day’s top stories to kick off the week.
The final insult for desperate job seekers: Employers doing credit checks
A new working paper demonstrates how pre-employment credit screenings perpetuate the ‘poverty trap.’
Serena Williams got angry at the U.S. Open final and paid a heavy price—working women say this sounds eerily familiar
Women at work face a more difficult time being recognized when they use their voice.
Why we keep hearing about once-famous TV actors in financial trouble
Actors from ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island’ are not rolling in residual money.
Some millennial investors care more about doing good than making money
There’s a generational divide between do-gooder investors.
Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport?
Yellow cabs take detours, especially when driving tourists, a new study finds.
If your boss has sexually harassed or bullied you, can you really trust HR?
Workers facing situations like Les Moonves’ employees have limited options for recourse.
If you can’t afford to tip 20%, should you go to a different restaurant?
This diner wants to know whether gratuity should be a choice rather than an obligation.
‘I’d rather act … than talk’: Instant, fleeting relief found in rage rooms
Rage rooms, where people pay to pound out their frustrations and fears, have popped up in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Seoul, Moscow and elsewhere in recent years
Your back-to-school guide to education tax breaks
There’s good news and bad news on which tuition and work-related costs can be deducted.
Still have questions about Equifax one year later? We have the answers
Yes, you should still freeze your credit report.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
California aims for 100% renewable power by 2045
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a controversial and aggressive new law for the nation’s biggest state to mandate carbon-free electricity by 2045.
All Americans would get an income boost under this new plan to share the country’s riches
A sovereign wealth fund for the U.S. could alleviate rising income insecurity, writes Peter Barnes.
Bigger pay raises are coming for millions of Americans thanks to sinking unemployment
The throbbing U.S. economy is finally delivering a bigger payday for Americans workers and it’s only going to get better.
Sell Rosh Hashanah, buy Yom Kippur? Here’s what the data shows
The Jewish high holidays are here, bringing with them a well-known investment truism that suggests investors may want to reduce their stock holdings in the short term.
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