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Toyota plots ‘society-changing’ fuel-cell car
 Toyota
Toyota is moving ahead with its plans for an affordable fuel-cell car, but obstacles remain and competitors are close behind.
Google driverless car nowhere near ready
Auto makers ask: Is this as good as it gets?

Apple fixes iCloud flaw in hack of celebrity accounts
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a security hole that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak them on the web forum 4Chan.

Beijing plays hardball over Hong Kong democracy
Reuters
Opinion: Civil disobedience protests will start for real after the Chinese government rules out open elections in Hong Kong, writes Craig Stephen.
Chinese factory activity slows
In China, cyanide found in dog meat (Caixin)

6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
6 educational apps worth every penny AFP/Getty Images
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.

Why passive investing will keep gaining ground
Why passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
Active funds may take 100% of your gains

It’s been a summer worth waiting (in line) for
It's been a summer worth waiting for -- and waiting in line Cedar Fair Parks
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for. And wait we have. For everything from Shakespeare to craft beer.

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada Shutterstock
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

The worst thing about flying? These people
The worst thing about flying? These people Getty Images
The biggest problems with flying today concern other passengers

10 things telemarketers won’t tell you
10 things telemarketers won’t tell you Getty Images
Telemarketing is now a $12 billion industry, so those annoying dinnertime phone calls won’t be stopping anytime soon.
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Detroit bankruptcy trial set to open
Australia's current-account deficit widens
U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
Novartis up, Iliad drops: European movers
Alibaba stock may debut by Sept. 18
Fiat-Chrysler U.S. IPO on Oct. 13: Marchionne
Phillies use 4 pitchers to get a no-hitter
Joan Rivers is on life support

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.

And the best financial stock to buy today is ...
Jeff Reeves on why you need to discover a company named Discover Financial Services.
Data point to an encouraging correlation
Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)

6 books Bill Gates says you should read
6 books Bills Gates says you should read
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recommended books on business, finance and Obamacare — as well as a romantic comedy.

Make your kid rich on $1 a day
Make your kid rich for $1 a day
RetireMentors: This extremely modest investment can yield $4 million when your child reaches age 65, says Paul Merriman.

10 things billionaires won't tell you
What billionaires won’t say
What happens when so few individuals control so much of the world’s wealth.

We're eating a bit healthier
We’re eating a bit better
A 12-year study funds our eating habits have improved, but we're still a long way from truly healthy.

10 companies that control the world's food
10 firms that control world’s food
These companies are so powerful their policies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and the environment worldwide.
6 real culprits making American kids fat

Cash or credit card?
You’re paying for things the wrong way
Most people pull dollars rather than plastic out of their wallets for small purchases. Millennials are different.
What not to buy on Labor Day

This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What to watch for in Europe this week, from Mario Draghi to the Bank of England to German data.
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

Investors will find Ukraine harder to ignore
As the situation in Ukraine worsens, invesgors will find it harder to look away.
Ukraine loses ground to rebels
Russia defiant on new Western sanctions
Who loses if Russia turns off the natural gas
What experts are saying about Putin-Ukraine

Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant on Nike team by matching Under Armour offer reported at $265 million to $285 million.

Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
Corvette's new eight-speed automatic shifts faster than many dual-clutch transmissions, including the Porsche 911, an Autoweek test-drive finds.
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...
Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special

How to ship the world's ugliest $3 million car
How to ship the ugliest $3 million car
Kia probably doesn't go to the lengths it takes to ship a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.

How to avoid these 4 traps that wreck your retirement
Make sure you're not snared, and your retirement jeopardized, by one of these four common mistakes.
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Apple’s iWatch must set right price from start
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Apple may change way you pay for pizza
Analysts boost targets ahead of iPhone 6
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Tesla $325 is ‘just math’
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  • Oct 26, 2012
    12:21 PM ET

    Amazon email hints at anxiety over iPad mini

    Just hours before Amazon posted a quarterly loss Thursday, the online retail giant emailed a handful of customers a survey about its newest source of agita: the iPad mini.

    The highly technical questionnaire – similar to ones the company has sent on other topics in the past — asks customers to rate how Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire HD stacks up next to 7.9-inch tablet Apple unveiled Tuesday. “The new iPad Mini screen has a resolution of 1,024 by 768, corresponding to 163 pixels per inch,” the questionnaire says. “If another device offered a detail of 216 pixels per inch, how would you rate it compared to the iPad Mini?” The comparison is a reference to the Kindle Fire HD — which offers just that resolution — according to “The Unofficial Apple Weblog,” which published Amazon’s questionnaire.

  • Oct 24, 2012
    12:51 PM ET

    iPad Resales Surge Over 700%

    As soon as Apple unveiled the iPad mini Tuesday, the first thing many consumers did was sell their old iPads.

    Two major resale sites reported eye-popping surges in business in the run-up to the iPad Mini launch. Some 140,000 devices were put up for sale on Gazelle.com Tuesday – a 700% spike from the day before, says Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at the site. Half of that increase occurred in the hours just before the announcement, he says – and the most common model put up for sale was the “new iPad” released just six months ago. Another resale site, NextWorth.com, reported that trade-ins for iPads rose over 1,000% on Tuesday. (Nextworth declined to release actual numbers.) Gazelle and Nextworth are two of the biggest reselling portals, but industry experts say they represent only a small percentage of total trade-in traffic.

  • Oct 22, 2012
    2:03 PM ET

    Should Stay-at-Home Spouses Get Their Own Credit Cards?

    An effort to loosen credit-card standards for stay-at-home spouses would seem to benefit millions of consumers, but critics say the change could actually push some families deeper into debt and derail their finances.

    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed loosening regulations to make it easier for the nation’s more than 16 million stay-at-home spouses to qualify for credit cards, largely undoing more stringent requirements put into place in October 2011. Prior to then, consumers could sign up for a credit card by stating their household income, even if all of that income came from their spouse. But the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act required the Federal Reserve to amend several lending provisions for credit card issuers, including a new rule that issuers had to ask for individual income on a credit card application, and could no longer rely on household income.

  • Oct 16, 2012
    4:44 PM ET

    Will Softbank Cut Sprint’s Prices?

    Softbank has big plans for Sprint, the third biggest player in the U.S. wireless market. The Japanese telecom giant has already signaled its plans to help Sprint speed up the rollout of a faster network. But some analysts say consumers could also see snazzier marketing – and cheaper cell phone plans.

    Softbank Corp.’s $20 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel Corp., announced this week, gives the Japanese firm a 70% stake in the U.S. carrier. And Sprint could give Softbank a platform to do in the U.S. what it did when it bought Vodafone Group PLC’s Japanese operations in 2006: unleash a series of high-profile, bargain basement plans that undercut the bigger rivals. “Softbank has been a vigorous competitor in Japan,” says Craig Moffett, senior analyst at Bernstein Research. “It lowered rates and introduced the iPhone. I would expect the same thing here.”

  • Oct 10, 2012
    3:51 PM ET

    Don’t Expect Total Recall for Toyotas

    Toyota recalled 7.4 million vehicles around the world Wednesday citing faulty power window switches that may catch fire. But history suggests many of the affected Toyota owners will ignore the warning and continue to drive around with the dangerous part.

    On average, just 70% of drivers respond to a recall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – although automakers say the rate is often higher than that. Toyota and General Motors both say they have a 75% response rate within 18 months of recalls, though both companies say they’ve had 80% completion in some cases. Experts say it’s not easy to reach everyone: Toyota’s most recent recalls included the 7.1 vehicles in January 2011 cited for gas pedals prone to being trapped by floor mats.

  • Oct 5, 2012
    4:03 PM ET

    Why Apple wants to shrink the iPad

    It’s been a year since Steve Jobs died, but one of his last legacies — the iPad mini — is reportedly working its way through development, and Apple watchers say it could be another game changer.

    The late Apple CEO at one time hated the idea of a shrunken-down version of the tablet. But Jobs reportedly warmed to the idea he once scoffed was “dead on arrival” — and Asian suppliers for Apple have started mass production of a new tablet smaller than the current iPad, according to a report this month in the Wall Street Journal. In fact, some analysts say a mini-iPad could eventually outsell the original iPad. “We expect Apple to maintain the iconic aesthetics of the current iPad and blow away what competitors are offering in this smaller form-factor tablet market,” says Brian White, an analyst with Topeka Capital Markets.

  • Oct 5, 2012
    4:01 PM ET

    Is Your TV Too Big?

    With TV watchers immersed in college and professional football games, major league baseball playoffs, and season openers for hot shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Dexter,” it’s relatively easy for manufacturers and retailers to make the case for increasingly bigger big-screen TVs. Shoppers may not want to buy into the hype, though – a bigger set can often mean a worse viewing experience.

    Industry-wide, the screen-size of the average TV produced has grown by two inches over the past year, to 36.8 inches as of August, according to DisplaySearch, a division of research firm NPD Group. Sharp has the biggest average size of panels shipped, at 48.3 inches — and the biggest jump from last year, when that figure was 39.1 inches. Samsung screens are averaging 39.4 inches versus 37 inches last year, while LG-brand screens  have increased to 38.9 from 36.2 inches last year.

  • Oct 2, 2012
    4:12 PM ET

    Can Treasury Dept. Mint the Next Angry Birds?

    The federal government isn’t normally associated with technological innovation. So to create an app to help Americans make better financial decisions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury decided to ask for a little help.

    The agency held an app design contest, assembling a panel of judges, including representatives from Google and Facebook, to identify ideas with strong potential. The winning idea, an app called Centz, designed to help users manage their student loans, came from Nicole Kendrot of Hoboken, N.J. Among other features, the app would allow users to link information about all of their loans in one place and create a payoff plan that syncs with their budget, and it would suggest ways users can reduce their payment period and total interest by making extra payments. Kendrot was awarded $10,000 to help make her app a reality, the agency said Tuesday.

  • Sep 26, 2012
    2:59 PM ET

    Is the iPad Too Heavy?

    Barnes and Noble’s new Nook tablets may not be quite as powerful or versatile as the iPad, but they do beat Apple in one key measure: weight.

    Unveiled Tuesday, the 9-inch HD Nook is 20% lighter than the iPad, a difference that is instantly noticeable after lifting the two tablets, but feels even more pronounced when holding either device in one hand for prolonged periods. The iPad feels overweight by comparison, experts say. In fact, while the Nook and Kindle Fire tablets are getting lighter, the iPad is getting heavier: The third version of Apple’s tablet is 652 grams — more than 50 grams weightier than the iPad 2.

  • Sep 25, 2012
    4:16 PM ET

    How to Capitalize on Flight Delays

    As American Airlines’ labor dispute with its pilots causes a blizzard’s worth of delays and cancellations, passengers are understandably frustrated. But there are ways to make the best of a flight delay – besides waving a fist at the airport departures monitor.

    To quell the uproar, American has added extra staff, has canceled selected flights as early as possible and is letting customers fly standby at no extra charge, the company says. “American is endorsing tickets to other carriers, which it isn’t required to do under contract,” says Christopher Elliott, an airline-passenger advocate.

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Toyota plots ‘society-changing’ fuel-cell car
 Toyota
Toyota is moving ahead with its plans for an affordable fuel-cell car, but obstacles remain and competitors are close behind.
Google driverless car nowhere near ready
Auto makers ask: Is this as good as it gets?

Apple fixes iCloud flaw in hack of celebrity accounts
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a security hole that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak them on the web forum 4Chan.

Beijing plays hardball over Hong Kong democracy
Reuters
Opinion: Civil disobedience protests will start for real after the Chinese government rules out open elections in Hong Kong, writes Craig Stephen.
Chinese factory activity slows
In China, cyanide found in dog meat (Caixin)

6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
6 educational apps worth every penny AFP/Getty Images
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.

Why passive investing will keep gaining ground
Why passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
Active funds may take 100% of your gains

It’s been a summer worth waiting (in line) for
It's been a summer worth waiting for -- and waiting in line Cedar Fair Parks
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for. And wait we have. For everything from Shakespeare to craft beer.

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada Shutterstock
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

The worst thing about flying? These people
The worst thing about flying? These people Getty Images
The biggest problems with flying today concern other passengers

10 things telemarketers won’t tell you
10 things telemarketers won’t tell you Getty Images
Telemarketing is now a $12 billion industry, so those annoying dinnertime phone calls won’t be stopping anytime soon.
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Asia stock quotes | Hong Kong stocks fall
Apple, Tesla are stocks to watch on Tuesday
Apple, Visa in iPhone wallet deal
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report
China sets deadline for Microsoft response
Detroit bankruptcy trial set to open
U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
European stocks gain | Tesco weighs on FTSE
Novartis up, Iliad drops: European movers
Indian shares at record after strong GDP data
Alibaba stock may debut by Sept. 18
Fiat-Chrysler U.S. IPO on Oct. 13: Marchionne
Phillies use 4 pitchers to get a no-hitter
Joan Rivers is on life support

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.

And the best financial stock to buy today is ...
Jeff Reeves on why you need to discover a company named Discover Financial Services.
Data point to an encouraging correlation
Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)

6 books Bill Gates says you should read
6 books Bills Gates says you should read
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recommended books on business, finance and Obamacare — as well as a romantic comedy.

Make your kid rich on $1 a day
Make your kid rich for $1 a day
RetireMentors: This extremely modest investment can yield $4 million when your child reaches age 65, says Paul Merriman.

10 things billionaires won't tell you
What billionaires won’t say
What happens when so few individuals control so much of the world’s wealth.

We're eating a bit healthier
We’re eating a bit better
A 12-year study funds our eating habits have improved, but we're still a long way from truly healthy.

10 companies that control the world's food
10 firms that control world’s food
These companies are so powerful their policies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and the environment worldwide.
6 real culprits making American kids fat

Cash or credit card?
You’re paying for things the wrong way
Most people pull dollars rather than plastic out of their wallets for small purchases. Millennials are different.
What not to buy on Labor Day

This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What to watch for in Europe this week, from Mario Draghi to the Bank of England to German data.
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

Investors will find Ukraine harder to ignore
As the situation in Ukraine worsens, invesgors will find it harder to look away.
Ukraine loses ground to rebels
Russia defiant on new Western sanctions
Who loses if Russia turns off the natural gas
What experts are saying about Putin-Ukraine

Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant on Nike team by matching Under Armour offer reported at $265 million to $285 million.

Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
Corvette's new eight-speed automatic shifts faster than many dual-clutch transmissions, including the Porsche 911, an Autoweek test-drive finds.
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...
Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special

How to ship the world's ugliest $3 million car
How to ship the ugliest $3 million car
Kia probably doesn't go to the lengths it takes to ship a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.

How to avoid these 4 traps that wreck your retirement
Make sure you're not snared, and your retirement jeopardized, by one of these four common mistakes.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement
Why so many 'retirees' are still working
No ‘set it and forget’ it in retirement
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  4. 10:24p

    Japan's July average wages up 2.6%

  5. 10:22p

    Asia stocks: Latest quotes

  6. 10:21p

    Hong Kong stocks fall on China banks jitters

  7. 9:55p

    Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report

  8. 9:42p

    China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain problems

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/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.16%
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.26 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.27 0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.00 0.49%
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 364 -1 0.34%
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/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,091 +6 0.04%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
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Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Google driverless car nowhere near ready
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,868 +229 0.86%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,315 +1 0.02%
Euro
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Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.78 +0.42 0.41%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.16%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.26%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.89 +0.10 0.12%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.96 +0.15 0.20%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.37 +0.02 0.87%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.89 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.42 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.26 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.27 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.00 0.49%
Crude Oil
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Gold
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 364 -1 0.27%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
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Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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