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What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

4 ways companies can move this country forward
4 ways U.S. companies can move this country forward  Bloomberg News
Opinion: Brother, can you spare a balance sheet? U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.

RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
See the complete report here


Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in
Need to know
Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
Pimco Total Return’s 17th month of outflows
E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
DirecTV, NFL extend ‘Sunday Ticket’ package
After hours: Esperion, BofA shares rally
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
Angie's List gains on M&A speculation

Pierson’s exit doesn’t solve Secret Service’s problems
Read lawmakers' reactions to Secret Service director's resignation.
Secret Service’s Julia Pierson resigns

What you want instead of NYSE photos
MarketWatch chief Jeremy Olshan announces an end to photos of the NYSE trading floor. Instead, we're looking to your recommendations for alternatives.
The last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE

6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.

Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
Why you should invest like Harvard

New jobs indicator may roil markets
The Federal Reserve  will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly, starting next Monday.

Shorts get squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.

Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
Should you drink the annuity COLA?

4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.
August construction spending falls 0.8%

Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Regardless of what Carl Icahn thinks, analysts are mostly bearish on PayPal's spinoff.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.

Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion:
Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.

The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
California to ban single-use plastic bags
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8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis
Opinion: Escalation in Hong Kong protests has tail risks, including a threat to China’s one-party government itself, writes Craig Stephen.
Hong Kong protesters brace for holiday test
‘Umbrella Revolution’ poses risk to Hong Kong
On the streets with Hong Kong protesters

Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

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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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What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

4 ways companies can move this country forward
4 ways U.S. companies can move this country forward  Bloomberg News
Opinion: Brother, can you spare a balance sheet? U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.

RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
See the complete report here


Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in
Need to know
Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
Pimco Total Return’s 17th month of outflows
E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
DirecTV, NFL extend ‘Sunday Ticket’ package
After hours: Esperion, BofA shares rally
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
Angie's List gains on M&A speculation

Pierson’s exit doesn’t solve Secret Service’s problems
Read lawmakers' reactions to Secret Service director's resignation.
Secret Service’s Julia Pierson resigns

What you want instead of NYSE photos
MarketWatch chief Jeremy Olshan announces an end to photos of the NYSE trading floor. Instead, we're looking to your recommendations for alternatives.
The last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE

6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.

Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
Why you should invest like Harvard

New jobs indicator may roil markets
The Federal Reserve  will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly, starting next Monday.

Shorts get squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.

Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
Should you drink the annuity COLA?

4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.
August construction spending falls 0.8%

Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Regardless of what Carl Icahn thinks, analysts are mostly bearish on PayPal's spinoff.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.

Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion:
Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.

The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
California to ban single-use plastic bags
/conga/frontpage.html 321624
8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis
Opinion: Escalation in Hong Kong protests has tail risks, including a threat to China’s one-party government itself, writes Craig Stephen.
Hong Kong protesters brace for holiday test
‘Umbrella Revolution’ poses risk to Hong Kong
On the streets with Hong Kong protesters

Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

/conga/today.html 321609

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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,504 -2 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.04%
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,382 -92 0.97%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,365 -51 1.15%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,706 -186 0.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,753 -72 0.67%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -3 0.83%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,054 -10 0.31%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,082 -91 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,568 -63 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,264 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 +0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.99 +0.10 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 +0.00 0.02%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 +0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.86 -0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.82 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.39 +0.00 0.04%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.86 -0.04 4.63%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.29 -0.07 2.77%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.08 -0.09 4.08%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.36 -0.07 2.75%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 0.95%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 +0 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.04%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 322 +1 0.23%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,741 +1 0.01%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,941 +0 0.02%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 0.28%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 76.55 -2.49 -3.15%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 99.18 -1.57 -1.56%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 568.27 -9.09 -1.57%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.82 -0.23 -1.35%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.10 -0.72 -1.39%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.59 -0.20 -1.35%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 34.96 -0.28 -0.79%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.68 -0.27 -0.61%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.16 -0.46 -1.80%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Balance Transfer 12.82% 12.73% 12.66%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.98% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.05% 15.02% 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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

4 ways companies can move this country forward
4 ways U.S. companies can move this country forward  Bloomberg News
Opinion: Brother, can you spare a balance sheet? U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.

RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
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Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
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Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in
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Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
Pimco Total Return’s 17th month of outflows
E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
DirecTV, NFL extend ‘Sunday Ticket’ package
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Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
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ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
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Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
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Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
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Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
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California governor signs gun-seizure law
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Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,422 -71 1.59%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,946 -26 1.32%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,504 -2 0.08%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.04%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 90.94 +0.21 0.23%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,558 -65 0.98%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,382 -92 0.97%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,365 -51 1.15%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,706 -186 0.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,753 -72 0.67%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -3 0.83%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,054 -10 0.31%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,082 -91 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,568 -63 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,264 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 +0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.99 +0.10 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 +0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.86 -0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.82 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.39 +0.00 0.04%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.86 -0.04 4.63%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.29 -0.07 2.77%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.08 -0.09 4.08%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.36 -0.07 2.75%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 0.95%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 +0 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.04%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 322 +1 0.23%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,741 +1 0.01%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,941 +0 0.02%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 0.31%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 76.55 -2.49 -3.15%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 99.18 -1.57 -1.56%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 568.27 -9.09 -1.57%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.82 -0.23 -1.35%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.10 -0.72 -1.39%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.59 -0.20 -1.35%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 34.96 -0.28 -0.79%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.68 -0.27 -0.61%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.16 -0.46 -1.80%
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Balance Transfer 12.82% 12.73% 12.66%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.98% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.05% 15.02% 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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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