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Container Store: It’s the consumer’s fault, not ours
Container Store  Container Store
Container Store becomes the latest seller of things people don't really need to blame the consumer, and their penny-pinching ways, for their woes.
Family Dollar fights billionaires at the gate
22 possible earnings-season gems
Trading Deck: Earnings caution

World Cup 2014: Argentina to face Germany in final
AFP/Getty Images
Argentina will advance to the World Cup final after defeating the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
Brazil loss joins this list of sports blowouts
German win over Brazil breaks Twitter records
Don't worry: Brazil is going to be just fine
Adidas offers $102 mln to Manchester Utd.
Germany beats Brazil 7-1 in World Cup rout


Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare
Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare  WalletHub
Obamacare is more popular in some states than others, and the rates of those who were uninsured after the Affordable Care Act varies dramatically from state to state, new research finds.
Celgene's arthritis drug fails a test; stock up
Another fed contract for Obamacare contractor

Wells Fargo earnings: Here’s what to expect
Wells Fargo  Bloomberg News
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Alcoa's profit margin cheers Wall Street

Foreign home buyers flock to properties in the U.S.
Amy Hoak: Foreign home buyers flock to U.S.
Home sales made to international buyers up about 35% for the year ending March 2014.
10 U.S. cities with most foreign-company jobs

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

10 companies that own nearly all the food
10 companies that own nearly all the food
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.
Kim Kardashian critiques PepsiCo CEO Nooyi

Need to know
PC sales record slight world-wide growth
After Hours: Lumber Liquidators shares fall
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Ex-New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years
Brazilian stocks rally despite World Cup loss
WD-40 sales rise less than expected
Dollar falls after FOMC minutes
Productivity growth worst since recession
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
EU quizzes Facebook rivals on WhatsApp deal
European firms to show stronger profit growth

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

Japan data: Fall of the machines
Japan's core machinery orders, closely watched as an indicator of capital spending, plunge almost 20%, reportedly the biggest drop on record.
Japan stocks dip | Australia stocks rise (a little)
India predicts faster economic growth this year
U.S.-China talks: tension and potential
 
Lerner emailed IRS workers to be cautious over email
Former IRS official Lois Lerner warned her agency colleagues in 2013 to "be cautious" about what they say in emails -- in an email.

Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama
Speaker shoots down Sarah Palin's call to impeach the president.
Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama takes shape
Obama in Colorado: pot and a horse mask
Rubio changes tone on policy in 2016 bid

Detroit art now valued at up to
$4.6 billion
New value is a sharp increase over the previous estimate and could cause problems for city in bankruptcy court.

American teens not able to read a pay slip
Latest PISA study on financial literacy finds teens are not exactly financially-savvy.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
A popular market gauge of the relative fortunes of U.S. and Europe hits a 15-year high.
Das: ECB needs better plan for the economy
ECB Praet: TLTRO will break vicious circle
Marsh: Awkward time for ECB transparency

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary: Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
The more active stock-picking that mutual fund managers do, the better their long-run return, writes Conrad de Aenlle.
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
New exchange-traded note bets on women

6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
Analysis: The weather-related slump now appears to be giving way to a profit rebound for U.S. corporations, writes Phil van Doorn.
Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
Kellner: Say hello to economy’s newest bubble
Market timing gets a bad rap: Marder
Today's bubbles aren't like those of the past

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    China's June trade surplus misses forecast

  6. 10:01p

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  7. 10:01p

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  8. 9:51p

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  9. 9:32p

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  10. 9:31p

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  11. 9:30p

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  12. 9:30p

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  13. 9:05p

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  14. 8:52p

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  15. 8:31p

    Australia's S&P/ASX 200 little changed at 5,454.40 early

  16. 8:29p

    Japan stocks kiss early gains goodbye after weak data

  17. 8:09p

    Fitch cuts Puerto Rico general-obligation bonds

  18. 8:09p

    U.K. house-price growth slows in June: RICS

  19. 8:08p

    General Cable to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring

  20. 8:08p

    New Zealand manufacturing activity expands

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Is this the most expensive car in the world?
The Ferrari 250 GTO, perhaps the bluest of blue-chip collector cars, has never lacked admirers. Bonhams has one up for auction next month.
How a big SUV, home office can cut your taxes

Iraq, Syria forced to drink sea water
Commentary:
With fresh-water supplies captured by rebels, they will turn to desalination, writes Amotz Asa-El.

Getting out of debt saved our marriage
Getting out of debt saved our marriage
When Ellie Kay married her husband Bob over two decades ago, she didn't know about his $40,000 in unsecured debt,
Does Facebook break up marriages?
4 costs new homeowners should plan for
Your TV watching could drive you into debt


How to go 40 years without a paycheck
How to go 40 years without a paycheck
Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than they are of dying, says RetireMentor Joe Luce.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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  • Aug 26, 2012
    8:37 PM ET

    How Political Conventions Affect Stocks

    Republicans will descend on Tampa this week to debate the gold standard, fiscal policy and health care reform. And if history is any guide, they might also boost the stock market—at least temporarily.

    In the 16 presidential election years since 1948, the S&P 500-stock index has risen during 11 Republican conventions, as measured from the start to the end of the convention, according to a report by S&P Capital IQ. In contrast, stocks notched gains during only seven Democratic conventions.

  • Aug 22, 2012
    6:05 PM ET

    What Fed Action Would Mean for the Dollar

    When the Federal Reserve hinted Wednesday more stimulus could be on the way, the dollar sunk. While it remains unclear how or when the Fed might act, investing pros say it may still make sense to dial back on the greenback.

    Minutes released from the Fed’s latest meeting noted that more officials feel monetary action would be needed “fairly soon” without signs of “a substantial and sustainable strengthening in the pace of the economic recovery.” Fed officials discussed launching another bond-buying program, extending their guidance on how long interest rates could stay near zero, and lowering the rate the Fed pays banks for reserves, according to the minutes.

  • Aug 21, 2012
    3:22 PM ET

    Should Muni Investors Follow Buffett to the Exits?

    With Warren Buffett apparently cooling on municipal bonds, mere mortal investors are wondering if they should do the same.

     

    Investing pros – muni fans included – agree the credit risks in the market are rising. But Buffett’s recent decision to back off a long-term wager on bonds has some fearing more defaults could be imminent. A Fitch Ratings report released Monday says municipal bond downgrades should continue to outpace upgrades for the next year or two. And more municipalities are facing “superdowngrades”– getting their credit ratings lowered by three or more notches. Certain states, such as California, where legislators are limited in how much they can raise property taxes, could be harder hit than others, according to the report. And with revenue from sale and property taxes shrinking, some local governments are struggling to make good on their debts, says Jessalynn Moro, head of the U.S. local government group for Fitch Ratings. “There’s definitely greater stress than there has been in the past,” says Moro. And the problem is most “acute in those areas where budget flexibility is limited,” she says.

  • Aug 17, 2012
    4:41 PM ET

    Investors Curb Their Anxiety

    For all the worries about a possible collapse of the euro and impending fiscal cliff at home, regular investors aren’t exactly stuffing cash under their mattresses.

    In contrast to last summer, when investors yanked money from mutual funds and even money market funds and threw it into checking accounts, people are staying invested this year. Investors put nearly $23 billion into open-end mutual funds from July 1 through August 15. In July and August of last year, by contrast, investors pulled $63 billion from all mutual funds, according to fund research firm Lipper. “The average retail investor does not want to be caught flat-footed again,” says Tom Roseen, a senior analyst at Lipper. “They’re selectively putting money back to work.”

  • Aug 13, 2012
    7:35 PM ET

    Why Groupon When You Can Google

    Tech investing used to be synonymous with initial public offerings. But these days many pros say investors would do better to stick with Silicon Valley’s version of blue chips.

    On Monday all eyes were on deal site Groupon (GRPN), which reported a modest second-quarter profit. While Groupon has won fans from consumers and merchants and enjoyed a high profile IPO late last year, disappointing growth and confusing accounting disillusioned some investors. The stock lost two-thirds of its value since debuting in November. But it’s hardly the only recent IPO to have tanked. Facebook (FB) and music site Pandora (P) have both fallen by roughly half. Video-game maker Zynga (ZNGA) is down more than 70%.

  • Aug 10, 2012
    10:09 AM ET

    Wall Street Expects a Miracle. You Shouldn’t

    U.S. corporate earnings are up about 8% during the second-quarter reporting season. But don’t worry: Wall Street analysts predict the growth rate will quicken again soon, reaching a handsome 13% next year.

    On second thought, worry. A turnaround like that would require, if not quite a biblical miracle, at least an economic one.

  • Aug 9, 2012
    5:06 PM ET

    Commodities: Why Corn Is Popping

    Quick, name the two best-performing asset classes over the past five years. Gold, you say? That’s right. Most investors are aware of the shiny metal’s ascent. But the other might come as more of a surprise. Here’s a hint: it’s getting to be as high as an elephant’s eye this time of year. Yes: corn and gold are tied for first as the top-performing global asset classes of the past five years, with returns of 144% each, according to a Deutsche Bank report out Thursday. So what’s going on with these strange bedfellows, and is it too late for investors to get in on the action?

    The price of corn’s meteoric rise comes down to simple supply and demand. The nation’s farm belt is suffering from a major drought. And while the dry conditions are most acute this year, it’s actually the third year of weather-related crop woes for the United States, an “unprecedented” stretch in modern times, said Sal Gilbertie, president of Teucrium Trading, sponsor of a corn exchange-traded fund (ticker: CORN).

  • Aug 7, 2012
    12:48 PM ET

    Retail Investors Miss Rally (Again)

    While stocks have been on a tear over the past few weeks, many retail investors find themselves in a familiar position: on the sidelines.

    The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was up again this week after hitting a three-month high of 1390 on Friday and notching its fourth straight week of gains. Over that period, the index rose nearly 3%. But many retail investors missed out on the rally, yanking $9 billion from equity mutual funds in July, according to the most recent available data from Lipper, a research firm. Even with stocks reaching new milestones, “mutual-fund investors couldn’t get themselves to pile more money into their accounts,” says Jeff Tjornehoj, a senior analyst at Lipper.  Separate data suggests retail investors are bailing from equities just as pros are rushing in. Exchange-traded funds that track stocks took in $13 billion in July, and $41 billion this year. Analysts use such inflows as a gauge of institutional activity, because ETFs are still viewed largely as a tool used by financial advisers, traders and other professional money managers.

  • Aug 1, 2012
    3:45 PM ET

    Fed Holds Its Fire — for Now

    The Fed’s announcement this afternoon offered investors more “wait and see” than “shock and awe.” But even though the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn’t move to stimulate the economy, its statement hinted strongly that future action would be likely if economic conditions warrant, saying that the Fed would “provide additional accommodation as needed to promote a stronger economic recovery.”

    While all eyes turn now to the next FOMC meeting on September 12 and 13, financial advisers generally recommend pausing to digest today’s news, rather than making major moves. If anything, today’s announcement reinforces the likelihood that interest rates will remain at their rock-bottom lows for years to come—good news for some long-term bondholders and bad news, of course, for savers and safe-income seekers.

  • Jul 31, 2012
    5:16 PM ET

    Bill Gross: Stocks Are a ‘Dying’ Asset

    You gotta hand it to Bill Gross. The legendary bond investor has a net worth estimated in the billions, an ocean-side office in Newport Beach, Calif., and a reported devotion to yoga. But despite those seemingly sunny, serene circumstances, Gross maintains one of the more glum outlooks among professional money managers. In his August investment outlook letter, the founder of Pimco projects the death of stocks—or, as he puts it, “the cult of equity is dying.” He sees inflation-adjusted returns of around zero for a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. What’s an investor to do?

    For one, take Gross’s words with a grain of sea salt, experts say. “These are great headline grabbers, but his crystal ball on equities is no better than anyone else’s,” says Larry Glazer, managing partner at Mayflower Advisors, a wealth management firm in Boston. In 2002, Gross predicted that the Dow would fall from 8,500 to 5,000, instead of rising as it did to a peak of 14,000 in October of 2007. Gross has a better track record with bonds—his $263 billion Pimco Total Return Fund has outperformed its benchmark and its fund peers for much of the past 10 years—but his early withdrawal from Treasuries cost the fund dearly in 2011.

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Container Store: It’s the consumer’s fault, not ours
Container Store  Container Store
Container Store becomes the latest seller of things people don't really need to blame the consumer, and their penny-pinching ways, for their woes.
Family Dollar fights billionaires at the gate
22 possible earnings-season gems
Trading Deck: Earnings caution

World Cup 2014: Argentina to face Germany in final
AFP/Getty Images
Argentina will advance to the World Cup final after defeating the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
Brazil loss joins this list of sports blowouts
German win over Brazil breaks Twitter records
Don't worry: Brazil is going to be just fine
Adidas offers $102 mln to Manchester Utd.
Germany beats Brazil 7-1 in World Cup rout


Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare
Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare  WalletHub
Obamacare is more popular in some states than others, and the rates of those who were uninsured after the Affordable Care Act varies dramatically from state to state, new research finds.
Celgene's arthritis drug fails a test; stock up
Another fed contract for Obamacare contractor

Wells Fargo earnings: Here’s what to expect
Wells Fargo  Bloomberg News
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Alcoa's profit margin cheers Wall Street

Foreign home buyers flock to properties in the U.S.
Amy Hoak: Foreign home buyers flock to U.S.
Home sales made to international buyers up about 35% for the year ending March 2014.
10 U.S. cities with most foreign-company jobs

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

10 companies that own nearly all the food
10 companies that own nearly all the food
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.
Kim Kardashian critiques PepsiCo CEO Nooyi

Need to know
PC sales record slight world-wide growth
After Hours: Lumber Liquidators shares fall
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Ex-New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years
Brazilian stocks rally despite World Cup loss
WD-40 sales rise less than expected
Dollar falls after FOMC minutes
Productivity growth worst since recession
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
EU quizzes Facebook rivals on WhatsApp deal
European firms to show stronger profit growth

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

Japan data: Fall of the machines
Japan's core machinery orders, closely watched as an indicator of capital spending, plunge almost 20%, reportedly the biggest drop on record.
Japan stocks dip | Australia stocks rise (a little)
India predicts faster economic growth this year
U.S.-China talks: tension and potential
 
Lerner emailed IRS workers to be cautious over email
Former IRS official Lois Lerner warned her agency colleagues in 2013 to "be cautious" about what they say in emails -- in an email.

Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama
Speaker shoots down Sarah Palin's call to impeach the president.
Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama takes shape
Obama in Colorado: pot and a horse mask
Rubio changes tone on policy in 2016 bid

Detroit art now valued at up to
$4.6 billion
New value is a sharp increase over the previous estimate and could cause problems for city in bankruptcy court.

American teens not able to read a pay slip
Latest PISA study on financial literacy finds teens are not exactly financially-savvy.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
A popular market gauge of the relative fortunes of U.S. and Europe hits a 15-year high.
Das: ECB needs better plan for the economy
ECB Praet: TLTRO will break vicious circle
Marsh: Awkward time for ECB transparency

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary: Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
The more active stock-picking that mutual fund managers do, the better their long-run return, writes Conrad de Aenlle.
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
New exchange-traded note bets on women

6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
Analysis: The weather-related slump now appears to be giving way to a profit rebound for U.S. corporations, writes Phil van Doorn.
Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
Kellner: Say hello to economy’s newest bubble
Market timing gets a bad rap: Marder
Today's bubbles aren't like those of the past

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Latest News

    /news/latest
  1. 10:06p

    Australia jobless rate up, but employment up too

  2. 10:02p

    Hong Kong stocks, Australia dollar lower after China data

  3. 10:01p

    China's June trade surplus misses forecast

  4. 10:01p

    China June imports rise 5.5% vs. year earlier

  5. 10:01p

    BREAKING

    China June exports rise 7.2% vs. year earlier

  6. 9:51p

    Philippines exports up 6.9% in May vs year-earlier

  7. 9:32p

    BREAKING

    Australia jobless rate rises to 6% but employment gains

  8. 9:31p

    Shanghai Composite flat at 2,038.44

  9. 9:30p

    Hong Kong H-shares index up 0.4% at 10,378.30

  10. 9:30p

    BREAKING

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng opens up 0.5% at 23,281.45

  11. 9:05p

    Australia stocks inch higher ahead of data

  12. 8:52p

    BREAKING

    Bank of Korea keeps policy rate at 2.5% as expected

  13. 8:31p

    Australia's S&P/ASX 200 little changed at 5,454.40 early

  14. 8:29p

    Japan stocks kiss early gains goodbye after weak data

  15. 8:09p

    Fitch cuts Puerto Rico general-obligation bonds

  16. 8:09p

    U.K. house-price growth slows in June: RICS

  17. 8:08p

    General Cable to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring

  18. 8:08p

    New Zealand manufacturing activity expands

  19. 8:08p

    BREAKING

    Japan May core machinery orders dive almost 20%

  20. 8:02p

    Japan's Topix 0.1% higher at 1,272.19 in early moves

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Is this the most expensive car in the world?
The Ferrari 250 GTO, perhaps the bluest of blue-chip collector cars, has never lacked admirers. Bonhams has one up for auction next month.
How a big SUV, home office can cut your taxes

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How to go 40 years without a paycheck
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Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,986 +79 0.47%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,419 +28 0.63%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,973 +9 0.46%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,612 0 0.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,331 +7 0.52%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 101.99 -0.30 0.29%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,718 -20 0.30%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,808 +36 0.36%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,360 +17 0.40%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,885 +185 0.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,747 +58 0.54%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 0 0.01%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,281 +11 0.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,284 -18 0.12%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,247 +71 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 -1 0.03%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,445 -137 0.54%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,287 +11 0.35%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 +0.00 0.03%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.53 -0.12 0.11%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.72 0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.10%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 79.99 -0.04 0.05%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.72 -0.01 0.02%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.56 +0.00 0.15%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.23 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.77 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.75 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.66 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.55 +0.00 0.57%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.29%
Gold
1,331 +7 0.52%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 396 -3 0.63%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,900 -13 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,966 -1 0.07%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.75%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.39 0.04 0.04%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 576.08 4.99 0.87%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.60 0.02 0.13%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.38 -0.04 -0.08%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.43 0.32 1.87%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.09 0.25%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 52.32 -0.06 -0.11%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Family Dollar fights billionaires at the gate
22 possible earnings-season gems
Trading Deck: Earnings caution

World Cup 2014: Argentina to face Germany in final
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Argentina will advance to the World Cup final after defeating the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
Brazil loss joins this list of sports blowouts
German win over Brazil breaks Twitter records
Don't worry: Brazil is going to be just fine
Adidas offers $102 mln to Manchester Utd.
Germany beats Brazil 7-1 in World Cup rout


Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare
Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare  WalletHub
Obamacare is more popular in some states than others, and the rates of those who were uninsured after the Affordable Care Act varies dramatically from state to state, new research finds.
Celgene's arthritis drug fails a test; stock up
Another fed contract for Obamacare contractor

Wells Fargo earnings: Here’s what to expect
Wells Fargo  Bloomberg News
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Alcoa's profit margin cheers Wall Street

Foreign home buyers flock to properties in the U.S.
Amy Hoak: Foreign home buyers flock to U.S.
Home sales made to international buyers up about 35% for the year ending March 2014.
10 U.S. cities with most foreign-company jobs

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

10 companies that own nearly all the food
10 companies that own nearly all the food
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.
Kim Kardashian critiques PepsiCo CEO Nooyi

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After Hours: Lumber Liquidators shares fall
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Ex-New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years
Brazilian stocks rally despite World Cup loss
WD-40 sales rise less than expected
Dollar falls after FOMC minutes
Productivity growth worst since recession
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
EU quizzes Facebook rivals on WhatsApp deal
European firms to show stronger profit growth

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
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Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

Japan data: Fall of the machines
Japan's core machinery orders, closely watched as an indicator of capital spending, plunge almost 20%, reportedly the biggest drop on record.
Japan stocks dip | Australia stocks rise (a little)
India predicts faster economic growth this year
U.S.-China talks: tension and potential
 
Lerner emailed IRS workers to be cautious over email
Former IRS official Lois Lerner warned her agency colleagues in 2013 to "be cautious" about what they say in emails -- in an email.

Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama
Speaker shoots down Sarah Palin's call to impeach the president.
Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama takes shape
Obama in Colorado: pot and a horse mask
Rubio changes tone on policy in 2016 bid

Detroit art now valued at up to
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American teens not able to read a pay slip
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Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

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Das: ECB needs better plan for the economy
ECB Praet: TLTRO will break vicious circle
Marsh: Awkward time for ECB transparency

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
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The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
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Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
New exchange-traded note bets on women

6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
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Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
Kellner: Say hello to economy’s newest bubble
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Getting out of debt saved our marriage
Getting out of debt saved our marriage
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Does Facebook break up marriages?
4 costs new homeowners should plan for
Your TV watching could drive you into debt


How to go 40 years without a paycheck
How to go 40 years without a paycheck
Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than they are of dying, says RetireMentor Joe Luce.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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67.12MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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3491
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
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  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,986 +79 0.47%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,419 +28 0.63%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,973 +9 0.46%
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Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,331 +6 0.48%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 101.96 -0.33 0.32%
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,808 +36 0.36%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,360 +17 0.40%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,885 +185 0.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,747 +58 0.54%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 0 0.01%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,283 +12 0.37%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,265 -37 0.24%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,212 +36 0.16%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,042 +4 0.18%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,445 -137 0.54%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,289 +13 0.41%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 +0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.53 -0.12 0.12%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.72 0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.00 -0.03 0.04%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.71 -0.02 0.02%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.55 +0.00 0.01%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.23 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.77 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.75 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.66 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.55 +0.00 0.57%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.32%
Gold
1,331 +6 0.48%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 396 -3 0.63%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,899 -14 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,966 -1 0.07%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.77%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.97 2.21 3.52%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.39 0.04 0.04%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 576.08 4.99 0.87%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.60 0.02 0.13%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.38 -0.04 -0.08%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.43 0.32 1.87%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.09 0.25%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 52.32 -0.06 -0.11%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.32 -0.05 -0.19%
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MMA $10K+
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National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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