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Twitter growth may hang on World Cup kick
Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.

How restaurants trick you into spending more
How menus trick you into spending more
Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.

Parents, you’re paying for college in the wrong way
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10 things winemakers
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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
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What to watch for in Tesla earnings

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Chicago PMI drops sharply in July
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Employment cost index increases
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Target taps PepsiCo executive as new CEO
Banco Espirito Santo shares sink 50%
Poor earnings, weak inflation hit Europe stocks
Adidas warns, citing Russia and golf risks
Japan stocks snap winning streak
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August doesn’t deserve its bad reputation
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Did you miss this boom in foreign stocks?
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Emerging market ETFs still have a lot to show

This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
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Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: An educated guess at longevity will help determine when to file for benefits, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


What to watch for in GoPro earnings
What to watch for in GoPro earnings
Camera-maker will publish its first quarterly earnings since it went public after the close on Thursday.

Train your doctors to treat you right
Train your doctors to treat you right
As people get older, they’re more likely to see multiple doctors—and often, those doctors don’t communicate enough with each other.

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

House to block Obama on deportation
Republicans move to block Obama from curbing deportations. Plus: Highway funding goes to the wire, and how how the Obama-Putin relationship died.
Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’
Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’

What to expect from Expedia earnings
Can Expedia beat views again?
What to look for when the online travel company reports earnings after the close.

What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Networking site is expected to post higher profit and sales when it reports quarterly earnings after the bell.

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood
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Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

Do pigs get more space on planes than you?
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
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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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Phil van Doorn: Twitter isn’t paying its staff, shareholders are Getty Images
Deep Dive: To make up for its generous stock-based payouts to employees, Twitter is going to have to ramp up its game considerably.
Twitter growth may hang on World Cup kick
Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.

How restaurants trick you into spending more
How menus trick you into spending more
Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.

Parents, you’re paying for college in the wrong way
Parents, you're paying for college wrong AFP/Getty Images
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
What goes into your glass of Pinot? Food coloring, weird additives, and a 400% markup. MarketWatch explains the 10 secrets of the trade that winemakers won’t tell you.

Russell Brand slams Hannity over Gaza show
Getty
Russell Brand says Fox News host Sean Hannity acted like a terrorist in a recent "debate" on his show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
Tesla Getty Images
What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the car maker reports second-quarter earnings?
Panasonic, Tesla seal deal for 'gigafactory'
What to watch for in Tesla earnings

Need to know
How are earnings so far? Live chat at noon
Chicago PMI drops sharply in July
Jobless claims rise one week after 14-year low
Employment cost index increases
10-year Treasury yield jumps to 3-week high
Synchrony IPO prices at low end of range
Target taps PepsiCo executive as new CEO
Banco Espirito Santo shares sink 50%
Poor earnings, weak inflation hit Europe stocks
Adidas warns, citing Russia and golf risks
Japan stocks snap winning streak
Ebola crisis in Africa deepens

August doesn’t deserve its bad reputation
Commentary: Mark Hulbert says even the market pros get this one wrong.

Did you miss this boom in foreign stocks?
Commentary: Emerging market countries that once were swooning have roared back to life, says Mitch Tuchman.
Emerging market ETFs still have a lot to show

This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: An educated guess at longevity will help determine when to file for benefits, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


What to watch for in GoPro earnings
What to watch for in GoPro earnings
Camera-maker will publish its first quarterly earnings since it went public after the close on Thursday.

Train your doctors to treat you right
Train your doctors to treat you right
As people get older, they’re more likely to see multiple doctors—and often, those doctors don’t communicate enough with each other.

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

House to block Obama on deportation
Republicans move to block Obama from curbing deportations. Plus: Highway funding goes to the wire, and how how the Obama-Putin relationship died.
Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’
Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’

What to expect from Expedia earnings
Can Expedia beat views again?
What to look for when the online travel company reports earnings after the close.

What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Networking site is expected to post higher profit and sales when it reports quarterly earnings after the bell.

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood
/conga/frontpage.html 315604
Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

Do pigs get more space on planes than you?
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone
Yum: Shanghai Husi reports hit China chains
/conga/today.html 315602

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Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,757 +25 0.10%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,202 +20 0.93%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,895 -192 0.74%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,374 +20 0.61%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.09%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.76 -0.04 0.04%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.17%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.32%
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/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.45 +0.05 0.07%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.56 0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.17 -0.01 0.54%
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.51 +0.02 0.99%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.33 -0.25 -1.60%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.35 -0.64 -1.28%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.19 -0.27 -1.55%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.14 -0.22 -0.61%
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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 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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T /quotes/nls/t 36.13 -0.23 -0.63%
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Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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