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Gold screams summer stock correction not over
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
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Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club
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Ode to that legendary New York steakhouse the Palm

U.S. ready to punish China firms over cyber theft

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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,920 -52 2.64%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,300 -55 2.33%
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/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
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/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 45.75 -3.45 7.01%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,059 -189 3.03%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,016 -244 2.38%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,541 -112 2.40%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,993 -266 2.59%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.73%
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/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.75%
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/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.68 -1.55 1.28%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.18%
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/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 1.15%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.21 -0.22 0.25%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.19 -0.03 1.36%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.79%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 +0.08 4.05%
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/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 +0.08 3.76%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 601.73 -16.52 -2.67%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.67 -0.67 -4.11%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 50.99 -2.49 -4.66%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.76 -0.12 -0.83%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.34 -0.86 -2.59%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
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Verizon’s moves to block the Google Wallet app from its newest phone raises the question whether the gatekeepers of smartphone content are out to protect consumers or stave off competition.

Google alleges that Verizon is refusing to allow the shopping app Google Wallet on the new Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone jointly created by Google and Samsung, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The app aims to make shopping more convenient for consumers and allow Google to tap into the local-business advertising market.

Fewer apps means less competition and higher prices, experts say. “Everyone is jockeying for position,” says Dennis Moroney, a research director at consulting firm Tower Group. “ If an app can be displaced or at least delayed it works to the advantage of the competitor. But that tends to drive prices up for the ultimate user of these apps – the consumer.” He says the free market has long been proved to be the most successful for making and delivering the best products, and also at the lowest prices.

To be fair, it’s not just the cell phone companies dictating what apps can be used on their phones, analysts say. Apple has kept tight control on the kind of apps that the iPhone will carry. With 500,000 apps on its iTunes store, Apple is still the clear leader when it comes to apps, compared to an estimated 320,000 for Android. However, many Android apps and games are still not available on iPhone, and Google, like Apple, regularly removes apps from its Android operating system.

Verizon, Apple and Google have said they block or delete apps because of inappropriate content and viruses. Some apps – like Price Check by Amazon –are available on both Android and iPhone. Scott Sutherland, senior analyst at Wedbush Securities, says carriers won’t ultimately be able to control apps: “They have never been overly successful with a walled garden approach so it’s hard for them to control the user experience,” he says.

Google spokesman Randall Sarafa says Verizon asked Google not to include this functionality in the product. However, Verizon Wireless spokesman Jeffrey Nelson says Verizon does not block applications. He says that, unlike ordinary apps, Google Wallet needs to be integrated into a new, secure and proprietary hardware element in our phones. “We are continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue,” he says.

Experts don’t see the battle for app-happy consumers easing soon, but they say this is typical for any kind of new technology. “We’re going to see more of this because the size of the market is so huge,” Moroney says. “Of course, initially it doesn’t always play well for the consumer.“ Moroney and Sutherland believe that prices for apps and other cell phone services like iTunes and Amazon Prime will fluctuate over the short-term, but Moroney adds, “Competition tends to normalize pricing in the long run.”

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U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM
Construction spending highest in seven years

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NYSE invokes Rule 48 before market open
Morgan Stanley cuts S&P 500 price target
GE wins $1 bln of orders in Asia-Pacific region
Man Group's China chief in custody: report

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Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

How China turned minor yuan issue into global rout
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

What to expect at September Apple event
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple will let iPhone and iPad users block ads
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Avi Gilburt: There is a lot of bull left in this stock market
There’s a lot of bull left in this stock market

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Gold screams stock correction not over

Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins

Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club
Apttus joins the billion-dollar startup club


Trump says Mount McKinley name change ‘insult to Ohio’
Trump: Switch to Denali is ‘insult to Ohio’
Mount McKinley in Alaska is renamed Denali
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Classified details blacked out in new Clinton emails
Classified details blacked out in new emails
Clinton says she supports ‘revolving door’ bill
Biden a tougher matchup than Clinton: poll

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Cheeseburgers and happiness always on the menu for Warren Buffett — and Jimmy Buffett, too
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Happy 85th birthday to the $67 billion man

Ode to that legendary New York steakhouse the Palm

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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,660 -116 2.43%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,920 -52 2.63%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,300 -55 2.33%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.78%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 45.74 -3.46 7.03%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,059 -189 3.03%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,016 -244 2.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,541 -112 2.40%
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IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,993 -266 2.59%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.73%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,696 -587 2.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.75%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.68 -1.55 1.27%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.18%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 1.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.38 -0.54 0.57%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.21 -0.22 0.25%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.19 -0.03 1.36%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.79%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 +0.08 4.05%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 +0.08 3.76%
U.K. 10yr
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Japan 10yr
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/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.78%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 368 -7 1.87%
DJIA F
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S&P F
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 602.00 -16.25 -2.63%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.67 -0.68 -4.13%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 50.99 -2.49 -4.66%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.76 -0.11 -0.79%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.35 -0.86 -2.58%
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Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
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