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These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
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.

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
somchaij/Shutterstock.com
Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six states goes to vote

With Egypt’s help, Gaza could be economic oasis
 Reuters
Opinion: Gaza did not always choose war. There were times when it turned its unique location, a coastal strip between empires and continents, into a source of wealth and peace — and can do so again, writes Amotz Asa-El.
Reported U.S.-Israel transcript fuels uproar

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Need to know
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
UPS misses profit forecast, cuts guidance
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Everyone’s got reason to love low bond yields
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.

Charts reflect
the approach
to S&P 2,000
Analysis: S&P 500 is grinding slowly, but steadily, toward the 2,000 mark, reports Michael Ashbaugh.

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.
Obama expands sanctions on Russia

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.



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CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
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  • Sep 25, 2012
    2:47 PM ET

    Consumers’ Real Problem With Credit Scores

    Consumers who check their credit scores don’t always see the same number that lenders see when they apply for a loan, a new report shows.

    One out of five consumers who purchase their credit score will likely receive a “meaningfully different score” than a lender, according to a study released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the CFPB says, they’re likely to end up with loan terms that are different from what they expected to get or they could waste time applying for a loan that they’re not qualified for. “This underscores what we’ve been talking about for years—there’s really no guarantee that the scores you can buy will be the same type of score the lender is looking at or that it’s even commercially available to the lender,” says John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at SmartCredit.com, a credit monitoring site.

  • Sep 25, 2012
    9:46 AM ET

    The Devil in the House Price Data

    Home prices are rising, experts say, but not as much as some reports may suggest. And to maintain a realistic view of any real-estate recovery, it may be wise to err on the conservative side.

    Prices rose by 1.2% in July over the year-earlier period, and 1.6% over the previous month, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday. Housing analysts are generally greeting this as good news, but it looks pallid compared to the most recent National Association of Realtors survey, which came out last week. That report estimated that the median sales price of existing homes rose 9.5% in the 12 months to August 2012, strongest increase since January 2006. July’s NAR report showed a similarly large gain.

  • Sep 21, 2012
    4:29 PM ET

    In Apple’s Maps War vs. Google, Consumers Lose

    Cut-throat competition is supposed to be good for consumers, but the battle between Apple and Google over maps apps shows that’s not always the case.

    On the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, the popular Google Maps app was replaced with Apple’s own maps software. The change was widely panned by consumers, who  complain that Apple stuck them with inferior software in an effort to hurt one of its biggest competitors. Apple conceded Friday that the new map software is still a work in progress, and said it will get better with time.

  • Sep 19, 2012
    11:12 AM ET

    Canceled Contracts Dog Real-Estate Recovery

    A housing recovery may be underway, but there’s an obstacle that appears to be slowing down the rebound: the unusually high number of buyers who walk away from their contracts.

    An average of nearly 18% of signed contracts on existing home sales were canceled during the three months ending July, according to data released this month by Capital Economics, an independent research firm. That’s the highest all year and the most since May 2010, when that figure reached 23%; in the five years before the housing slump started, the average never went higher than 10%. Separately, 36% of realtors are reporting some kind of problem with a contract, including cancelations, delays and renegotiations of the sales terms, according to August data by the National Association of Realtors. That’s up from 30% earlier this year.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    2:00 PM ET

    Online Banks Boost Rates to Lure Savers

    Big online banks are bucking a trend and raising the rates they pay to savers. The question for consumers is whether it’s worth chasing higher yields from bank to bank.

    Last month, Sallie Mae Bank, a subsidiary of Sallie Mae Inc., increased the annual yield on its money market account to 1% — the second increase since July, when the yield was 0.85%. Ally Bank raised its savings and money market account yields twice over the same period, from 0.84% to 0.95%. In August, American Express Bank’s savings account yield rose to 0.90%; in May, it was 0.75%.

  • Sep 12, 2012
    2:31 PM ET

    iPhone 5 vs 4s: Which Is the Better Buy?

    The new iPhone 5 was the star of Apple’s announcement on Wednesday, but the now-outdated 4S may still be the better deal.

    Apple’s iPhone 5, available for preorder Sept. 14 and on sale Sept. 21, has a starting price of $199 for a 16GB model and a two-year contract via AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. As part of the launch, Apple dropped the price of the older iPhone 4S to $99 for a 16GB model and a new two-year contract with a carrier. (Retailers including Best Buy, Target and Radio Shack slashed as much as $75 off the then-$199 starting price on the 4S in August, and Sprint knocked it down to $50 online after a $100 mail-in rebate.) The iPhone 4 will be free with a two-year contract.

  • Sep 12, 2012
    9:31 AM ET

    Upgrade to New iPhone for Free — Really

    If you’re in the market for an iPhone 5, experts say it’s best to lock in a trade-in price for your iPhone before today’s announcement.

    Three out of four current iPhone 4 owners plan to buy the iPhone, according to a survey from deal site TechBargains.com. That’s a lot of old iPhones coming into the market. As we’ve previously reported, that kind of glut has made trade-in prices fall as much as 25% during previous releases.

  • Sep 10, 2012
    6:38 PM ET

    Hidden Good News on Credit Cards

    In a sign that consumers are getting back on their feet, new data released today shows that credit-card debts are shrinking. Dig deeper into the fine print and there’s better news: Fewer credit-card bills are going unpaid.

    Revolving debt, which mostly includes credit cards, hit $850.7 billion in July, down slightly from the prior month and falling at a 6.8% annual rate, according to new, seasonally adjusted data released by the Federal Reserve this afternoon. Total outstanding credit-card debt continues to drop from its peak of more than $1 trillion in 2008.

  • Sep 7, 2012
    1:29 PM ET

    What the Jobs Numbers Mean for Real Estate

    The most recent job numbers may be disappointing in more ways than one: Payroll numbers will need to more than double their current growth rate before a full housing recovery can occur, economists say.

    Recent weeks have seen some upbeat news about the housing market. According to data released this week by CoreLogic, for example, home prices increased 3.8% in July compared with a year prior — the biggest year-over-year increase since August 2006.

  • Sep 5, 2012
    4:58 PM ET

    Instant Price Changes on Aisle 4

    Shoppers can be reasonably confident that the price of a box of their favorite cereal will not budge in the time it takes to push a cart down a supermarket aisle. But that may change as stores begin to experiment with the kind of minute-by-minute price adjustments made online.

    More web retailers are using software that fluctuates prices throughout the day in order to draw shoppers’ attention and better manage inventory, according to The Wall Street Journal. By its count, Amazon.com changed the price of one General Electric microwave nine times in 24 hours, pricing it as high as $871.49 and as low as $744.46.

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These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
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.

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
somchaij/Shutterstock.com
Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six states goes to vote

With Egypt’s help, Gaza could be economic oasis
 Reuters
Opinion: Gaza did not always choose war. There were times when it turned its unique location, a coastal strip between empires and continents, into a source of wealth and peace — and can do so again, writes Amotz Asa-El.
Reported U.S.-Israel transcript fuels uproar

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Need to know
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
UPS misses profit forecast, cuts guidance
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Everyone’s got reason to love low bond yields
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.

Charts reflect
the approach
to S&P 2,000
Analysis: S&P 500 is grinding slowly, but steadily, toward the 2,000 mark, reports Michael Ashbaugh.

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.
Obama expands sanctions on Russia

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.



/conga/frontpage.html 315404
CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
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F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
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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%
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These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
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.

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
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Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six states goes to vote

With Egypt’s help, Gaza could be economic oasis
 Reuters
Opinion: Gaza did not always choose war. There were times when it turned its unique location, a coastal strip between empires and continents, into a source of wealth and peace — and can do so again, writes Amotz Asa-El.
Reported U.S.-Israel transcript fuels uproar

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
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Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

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S&P, Dow end at session lows
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
UPS misses profit forecast, cuts guidance
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Everyone’s got reason to love low bond yields
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.

Charts reflect
the approach
to S&P 2,000
Analysis: S&P 500 is grinding slowly, but steadily, toward the 2,000 mark, reports Michael Ashbaugh.

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.
Obama expands sanctions on Russia

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.



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Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
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Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
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How to play the pound in Scottish vote
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5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,654 +55 0.58%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
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Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.05 -0.07 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.05%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.21 0.00 0.00%
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U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.46 +0.00 0.04%
German 10y
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Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.48 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.34%
Crude Oil
101 +0 0.08%
Gold
1,301 +1 0.04%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 371 -1 0.13%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,860 +15 0.09%
S&P F
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Silver
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.38 -0.64 -0.65%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 585.61 -4.99 -0.84%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.98 -1.66 -3.28%
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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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