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The 11 richest people on the planet under 35
How estate planning can be stress-free
Get last-minute, cheap Broadway tickets
Babe Ruth’s New York apartment is for sale

Almond milk and other notable Fed nuggets

Where every Fed member stands on raising rates  
Fed Beige Book finds increasing wage pressures
Where every Fed member stands on rates
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Boston Fed president: Sept. doubt remains

Bill Gross calls a Fed rate hike ‘too little, too late’
FDIC chief: Rates may catch banks off-guard
Junk-bond stress level climbs to 5-year high

History’s lessons in surviving market crashes

They tangled with student debt all summer
College help for low-income families

Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
Why gold now looks more risky than stocks: Reeves
Still too many gold market bulls: Mark Hulbert

GoPro’s stock rocked by supplier’s outlook

Intel hopes its chip retool can revive PC sales

Private sector adds 190,000 jobs in August: ADP

U.S. productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013
Productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton playing game of liar’s poker with the voters
Trump, Clinton play game of liar’s poker: Delamaide
Bush mounts ‘germophobe’ attack on Trump

Salesforce’s new target: rationalizing medical info

Medicare premiums will be going up for many

Workers don’t do better in unions
Opinion: Workers don’t do better in unions
Raising wages to $15 would raise prices by 4%
L.A.: $15 wage will lift 600,000 out of poverty

Growing doubts among Viacom investors lead to 50% stock drop
Growing doubts among Viacom investors

China stock market to close for World War II anniversary
China tightens controls to fight capital outflows

Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,316 +3 0.11%
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Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46.25 0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,083 +25 0.41%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,048 +32 0.32%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,555 +14 0.30%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,612 +161 0.75%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,938 -55 0.55%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 354 +1 0.27%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,711 +8 0.29%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,373 +278 1.54%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,935 -250 1.18%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,160 -6 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,454 -243 0.95%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,879 +1 0.02%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.43 +0.10 0.08%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 +0.00 0.08%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.43%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.95 -0.03 0.03%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.62 +0.06 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.01 0.49%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.78 -0.02 1.96%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 0.00 0.02%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.15 +0.01 0.45%
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/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46 0 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,133 -1 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 366 -2 0.41%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,335 +5 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,947 +0 0.01%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 614.34 16.55 2.77%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.85 0.32 2.06%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.75 0.81 1.59%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.15 1.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.82 0.50 1.55%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.20 0.06 0.19%
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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%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
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Gay or Straight, Marriage Gets Pricier

    • It’s less costly to stay single and every 10 years find a woman you don’t particularly like and give her 50% of everything you own. OK, that’s a bad joke, but what is the incentive to get married?

    • Allowing more people to get married would definitely boost the economy… I got married in January and was surprised at how much everything cost! I think caterers double their prices as soon as the word “wedding” pops out of your mouth.

    • “some experts say these couples could put more money into the economy over time, due to long-term savings from filing joint tax returns” — Who are these experts?

      Almost all couples pay more in income taxes – sometimes tens of thousands of dollars a year – if they marry! Tax brackets for married couples are smaller, many deductions and exemptions are per-return not per person, and unmarried people can qualify for single head-of-household status.

      The only married couples who get a big break are same-sex couples in community property states. Because the Federal government doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage (yet) but must respect state community property laws, they get to divide their income 50/50 and file two single (or single head-of-household) returns – which saves money in every case. But this is available only to same-sex couples.

    • Perhaps without realizing it (I can only give the benefit of the doubt, but can’t be certain), politicians have made marriage a perilous minefield. This is especially the case for men. No wonder so many people these days opt out.

      But don’t think living together is the solution. Many states treat living together as if you are married, so when you split up, it is like going through a divorce as far the finances go. The less monied person can sue for half the assets and even something akin to alimony. It’s nuts!

      Makes me wonder why gay people are so interested in marriage. Seems to me that in most respects, they can create a less risky mutual arrangement and still have a committed partnership.

    • Don’t be hoodwinked.

      Gays set up the straw man of “gay marriage.”

      While we argue against gay marriage many people have come to accept that the practice of gay sodomy is not a perversion and a great evil causing millions of dollars—and deaths—to all of mankind.

      The Bible mentions 122 abominations. Only one warrants the death penalty: gay sodomy.

      Columbia University Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Robert Spitzer, who was instrumental in removing homosexuality in 1973 from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental disorders, wrote a more recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. He contended that people can change their “sexual orientation” from homosexual to heterosexual.

      Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a clinical psychologist in California and author of Healing Homosexuality who was president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), the country’s largest organization for practitioners of ex-gay therapy. …hundreds of people who were now able to live “normal” lives.

      Frank Bruni in the NY Times (January 2012):
      The exact dynamics through which someone winds up gay are “still an open question,” said Clinton Anderson, the director of the LGBT Concerns Office of the American Psychological Association. “There is substantial evidence of various connections between genes, brain, hormones and sexual identity…”

      In Cuba everyone who tested positive for H.I.V. was forced into quarantine. The population of Cuba is only slightly larger than that of New York City. In the three decades of the global AIDS epidemic, 78,763 New Yorkers have died of AIDS. Only 2,364 Cubans have.
      —“A Regime’s Tight Grip on AIDS” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. NYT May 7, 2012

      It is an erroneous free choice—same as transgenders, man-child love, incest, bestiality, etc. What would you do with a mother who wishes to marry her consenting adult son? It’s not “Anything Goes.”

      There is still hope.

    • like Adam replied I am inspired that a mom able to earn $6192 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you read this web page (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/ozHt4

    • What a poorly written and poorly researched article. 4 of the 5 examples have to do directly with divorce (not marriage) or where divorce is the root cause.

      And nowhere does it mention that two spouses earning the same wages have an effective income tax rate highere than if they remained single.

      What is it with SmartMoney? I’d expect this from a grocery store tabloid.

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Apple's biggest challenge: Topping iPhone 6
Petco gets private equity interest amid IPO
Planet Fitness rises after earnings beat
Five Below shares tank in late trading
Oil stages turnaround to top $46 a barrel
The 11 richest people on the planet under 35
How estate planning can be stress-free
Get last-minute, cheap Broadway tickets
Babe Ruth’s New York apartment is for sale

Almond milk and other notable Fed nuggets

Where every Fed member stands on raising rates  
Fed Beige Book finds increasing wage pressures
Where every Fed member stands on rates
Rate-hike question is what Yellen didn’t want
Boston Fed president: Sept. doubt remains

Bill Gross calls a Fed rate hike ‘too little, too late’
FDIC chief: Rates may catch banks off-guard
Junk-bond stress level climbs to 5-year high

History’s lessons in surviving market crashes

They tangled with student debt all summer
College help for low-income families

Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
Why gold now looks more risky than stocks: Reeves
Still too many gold market bulls: Mark Hulbert

GoPro’s stock rocked by supplier’s outlook

Intel hopes its chip retool can revive PC sales

Private sector adds 190,000 jobs in August: ADP

U.S. productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013
Productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton playing game of liar’s poker with the voters
Trump, Clinton play game of liar’s poker: Delamaide
Bush mounts ‘germophobe’ attack on Trump

Salesforce’s new target: rationalizing medical info

Medicare premiums will be going up for many

Workers don’t do better in unions
Opinion: Workers don’t do better in unions
Raising wages to $15 would raise prices by 4%
L.A.: $15 wage will lift 600,000 out of poverty

Growing doubts among Viacom investors lead to 50% stock drop
Growing doubts among Viacom investors

China stock market to close for World War II anniversary
China tightens controls to fight capital outflows

Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?
Don’t overcomplicate 401(k) transfer to an IRA
Is this all the investing advice you’ll ever need?

Uber drivers lawsuit  endangers much more than Uber
Uber will likely appeal class-action decision
Uber driver suit can proceed as class action

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention
Best time to buy a new car may be just ahead

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA
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133.48MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 113.01M
Unchanged
201
Decliners
1922
Advancers
4480
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,351 +293 1.82%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,750 +114 2.46%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,949 +35 1.83%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,316 +3 0.11%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,133 -1 0.05%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46.25 0.00 0.00%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,083 +25 0.41%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,048 +32 0.32%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,555 +14 0.30%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,612 +161 0.75%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,938 -55 0.55%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 354 +1 0.27%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,711 +7 0.27%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,373 +278 1.54%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,935 -250 1.18%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,160 -6 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,454 -243 0.95%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,879 +1 0.02%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 0.00 0.06%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.44 +0.11 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 +0.00 0.07%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.48%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.95 -0.03 0.03%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.62 +0.06 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.01 0.49%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.78 -0.02 1.96%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 0.00 0.02%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.15 +0.01 0.45%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.82 -0.01 0.55%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.41 +0.01 3.01%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46 0 0.00%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,133 -1 0.05%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 366 -2 0.41%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,335 +5 0.03%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,947 +0 0.01%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 0 0.01%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.89 2.66 3.05%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.34 4.62 4.29%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 614.34 16.55 2.77%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.85 0.32 2.06%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.75 0.81 1.59%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.15 1.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.82 0.50 1.55%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.20 0.06 0.19%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.57 0.69 2.89%
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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%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
Source:CreditCards.com

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