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The risks of using buy now, pay later to finance holiday shopping on Black Friday

Buy now, pay later apps let you break up larger purchases into a short-term repayment schedule. But there are a few things you should know before you use them to finance holiday shopping. (iStock)

The holiday season can be financially straining, which is why many people rely on borrowed money to cover costs. The demand among shoppers for long-term financing options has fueled the rise of a payment option known as “buy now, pay later” — sometimes referred to as BNPL.

Buy now, pay later services let you break your purchase into multiple interest-free payments over the course

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Nov. 19

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Dow futures sink on concerns about Covid cases in Europe

Markets were higher after new Labor Department numbers showed that nonfarm payrolls increased by 531,000 for the month of October.

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Oct. 15

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Wall Street on track for a winning week on strong earnings

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), October 12, 2021.

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Aug 20

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Stock futures are lower as Wall Street is set for a losing week

A view of the New York Stock Exchange Building on Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan in New York City.

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, April 23

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Stocks to bounce after Biden capital gains concerns slammed Wall Street

Traders on the New York Stock Exchange.

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2. Bitcoin, other cryptos sink and shave $200 billion off global market

A visual representation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin on November 21, 2020 in London, England.

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