Pending-home sales rebound in February, even as Realtors slash 2018 sales forecast

The numbers: Pending-home sales rose 3.1% to 107.5 in February, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Economists had forecast a 3.0% increase. What happened: NAR’s index, which tracks real-estate transactions in which a contract has been signed but the transaction hasn’t closed, helps foreshadow sales of previously-owned homes. It fell to a more-than three…

The smart investments of the ‘kings’ of hip hop

Jay-Z, Diddy and Dr. Dre have given us everything from club hits to hoodies to an award-winning biopic—and, along the way, some valuable career lessons. With a net worth of $900 million, Jay-Z snagged the top spot on the recently-released Forbes Five list; Diddy and Dr. Dre were next, with net worths of $825 million and $770 million, respectively. But…

How to shop Toys ‘R’ Us liquidation sales and Facebook may have collected this information about you for years

Hope you had a good weekend, MarketWatchers. Here are some of the day’s top stories to kick off your week. Personal Finance Facebook may have been collecting information on your calls and texts for years This is the “crown jewel” of data, some experts say. The perk your employer is most likely to give you…