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

Fluke California lightning storm kills one victim
Reuters
A lightning strike claims the life of one victim and injures 12 others in Venice Beach, Calif., as a rare thunderstorm sweeps into Southern California.
Connect with Sarah Palin for $9.95 a month
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Dodge’s 707-hp Challenger melts rubber to pavement
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Dodge
Dodge builds a car more powerful than the vaunted Viper, more than the Mustang GT500 and even more powerful than the coming Corvette Z06.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Wall Street rates 10 of our favorite fast-food joints

What does Wall Street think of your favorite fast-food joint?
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon Bloomberg
Amazon employee captures stunning footage of Seattle tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

7 surefire strategies for organizing your life
Use these seven surefire ways ro rganize yourself. Shutterstock
Feeling like your life has spun out of control? An expert explains how to get back on the right track.
Need to know
French unemployment rises slightly
Reckitt Benckiser to spin off pharma unit
Dollar nearly flat ahead of data, FOMC
Ryanair profit up 152% on busy Easter; lifts view
Glaxo CEO floats possible consumer spin-off
Hospira may buy Danone unit, ditch U.S. taxes
Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected
Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
Gaza Strip cease-fire collapses
Jobs report, Fed will take center stage


Euro-zone inflation efforts are empty
Opinion: Europe's economic risks rise, and ECB chief Mario Draghi is short on tools and time, writes Satyajit Das
ECB deputy puts faith in easing measures
Clinton tells Europe: Stand up to Russia
German official urges sanctions on oligarchs

China’s
food crisis spreads
to foreign brands
For overseas food-and-beverage companies, China’s food-safety crises have been good news. But not this latest round, writes Craig Stephen.
Meat seller OSI pulls all China plant’s products
Audi cuts prices of spare parts in China

Why it’s so hard to find high-quality bonds
It’s simple case of the amount of high-quality debt falling while investors’ need for it is rising.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

Wage hikes fail to ease rich-poor gap in China
City and provincial governments are rushing to raise the minimum wage as the already-large gap gets wider.
China industrial profit surges, but outlook hazy
Tencent offers early Xbox preorders in China

Sarah Palin direct talk: only $9.95 a month
Former vice-prez nominee has launched an Internet channel promising to avoid media's "politically correct filter".
Palin on speeding ticket: 'I was qualifying'

Mick Jagger still rocking the world as he turns 71
Recently a great-grandfather, Rolling Stones singer celebrates 71st birthday Saturday as band marks 50th anniversary.

How U.S. stumbled into using drones
Predator flight in 2000 that spotted Osama bin Laden convinced U.S. of the long-term value of unmanned aircraft.

Why your clunky watch is
out of time
Ostentation in men's watches is losing ground to the simple elegance of models like this Patek Philippe.

Rookie rep’s big fail in front of Washington TV cameras
Video of Florida Rep. Curt Clawson mistaking senior U.S. officials for Indian government officials at House committee hearing goes viral.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: Legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects surprises Robert Klein.
Young investors should embrace bear markets
Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough
/conga/frontpage.html 315176
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves
e-reader needle
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic 
well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Very light industry is booming in Chicago
Rival improvisational theater companies Second City and iO are embarking at same time on ambitious expansions.
Dow Chemical's winning formula (Barron's)
Rising price of  chocolate may not cut demand

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you're feeling like you're stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

How the hammer
falls in China
Some read China's corruption website out of curiosity, while others read it out of fear, reports Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift
Chinese real estate and 'murder house'
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,629 -1 0.05%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,307 +1 0.09%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.82 -0.27 0.26%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,808 +17 0.24%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,641 -3 0.03%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,349 +18 0.43%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,116 +53 0.25%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,916 +28 0.26%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +0 0.13%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,322 -2 0.07%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,529 +72 0.46%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,445 +229 0.95%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,178 +51 2.41%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,933 -194 0.74%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.89 +0.10 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.09%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.03 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.41 +0.01 0.02%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.50 +0.03 1.13%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.17 +0.01 1.17%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.61 -0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 0.00 0.12%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 +0.03 1.07%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.42%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.26%
Gold
1,307 +1 0.09%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 376 +4 1.08%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,886 -5 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -1 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.02%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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    10:55 AM ET

    What Aetna Merger Means for You

    By snapping up competitor Coventry Health Care, Aetna became the latest insurer to consolidate costs — and coverage — in response to the nation’s health care reform. It’s a trend experts say will likely accelerate in coming months, and one that could have far-reaching impact on consumers and investors.

    Announced Monday, the Aetna deal is the third acquisition by a large insurer over the past year: WellPoint said in July that it would buy Amerigroup, and last October, Cigna agreed to buy HealthSpring. But analysts and investors say this is only the first wave. “I think it will be more of a trend going forward,” Lou Stanasolovich, president of Legend Financial Advisors in Pittsburgh, says of the acquisitions. “It changes the playing ground a little bit.”

    For large insurers, the mergers are a way to grow membership and lower costs — which could be a boon for investors. For consumers, there will likely be fewer health care providers to choose from, but experts say that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Here is a look at how consolidation of the health insurance industry could impact you.

     

  • Apr 19, 2012
    1:58 PM ET

    Cities With Least Realistic Home Prices

    The asking price is the starting point for all home sales, a ballpark figure typically close to what buyers end up paying. But the nation’s real estate market is so out of whack, experts say, that in many cities the gap between the asking and purchase prices has grown enormous. In fact, while home sales are on the decline nationally, list prices keep rising.

  • Nov 21, 2011
    1:12 PM ET

    For the Bold: How to Bet on MF Global

    Hedge funds are scooping up shares of the bankrupt brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd. in hopes of profiting if the company’s assets are worth more than expected. Investment pros say individuals can do the same — but should they?

    Since declaring bankruptcy last month, following reports the brokerage couldn’t locate more than $600 million in customer funds, MF Global’s fortunes have plummeted. But that hasn’t stopped hedge funds such as Centerbridge Partners and Apaloosa Management from snatching up tens of millions of dollars in stock, the Wall Street Journal reports.   The company is now a penny stock, meaning it’s no longer eligible for the major exchanges. Shares currently trade at about 14 cents on the over-the-counter bulletin board exchange.

  • Oct 11, 2011
    8:59 AM ET

    Fear Index: Don’t Be (So) Scared

    For investors, yesterday brought a double dose of good cheer: Not only did the Dow finish up 330 points, but the  Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index — more commonly known as the VIX or the “fear index” — fell more than 8%. Does that mean the worst of the market turbulence is over?

    Not quite. To get a clear picture of where the stock market sees volatility headed, investors should compare the VIX, which measure investor anxiety, to its futures, says Timothy Strauts, an exchange-traded fund analysts for researcher Morningstar Inc. The “spot VIX” — the number that’s quoted in the news – is based on the current prices for options on the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index; the cost of options rises as the stock market becomes more volatile. In other words, it’s best to think of the VIX as a  snapshot of what’s happening in the here and now, Strauts says.

    On the other hand, VIX futures allow traders to bet on where they believe the index will be in a month or several months from now. Comparing the current spot VIX to VIX futures, says Strauts, shows whether traders expect stocks to be more or less volatile a month from now than they are today.

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

Fluke California lightning storm kills one victim
Reuters
A lightning strike claims the life of one victim and injures 12 others in Venice Beach, Calif., as a rare thunderstorm sweeps into Southern California.
Connect with Sarah Palin for $9.95 a month
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Dodge’s 707-hp Challenger melts rubber to pavement
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Dodge
Dodge builds a car more powerful than the vaunted Viper, more than the Mustang GT500 and even more powerful than the coming Corvette Z06.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Wall Street rates 10 of our favorite fast-food joints

What does Wall Street think of your favorite fast-food joint?
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon Bloomberg
Amazon employee captures stunning footage of Seattle tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

7 surefire strategies for organizing your life
Use these seven surefire ways ro rganize yourself. Shutterstock
Feeling like your life has spun out of control? An expert explains how to get back on the right track.
Need to know
Reckitt Benckiser leads U.K.’s FTSE 100 higher
Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected

French unemployment rises slightly
Reckitt Benckiser to spin off pharma unit
Dollar nearly flat ahead of data, FOMC
Ryanair profit up 152% on busy Easter; lifts view
Glaxo CEO floats possible consumer spin-off
Hospira may buy Danone unit, ditch U.S. taxes
Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
Gaza Strip cease-fire collapses
Jobs report, Fed will take center stage


Euro-zone inflation efforts are empty
Opinion: Europe's economic risks rise, and ECB chief Mario Draghi is short on tools and time, writes Satyajit Das
ECB deputy puts faith in easing measures
Clinton tells Europe: Stand up to Russia
German official urges sanctions on oligarchs

China’s
food crisis spreads
to foreign brands
For overseas food-and-beverage companies, China’s food-safety crises have been good news. But not this latest round, writes Craig Stephen.
Meat seller OSI pulls all China plant’s products
Audi cuts prices of spare parts in China

Why it’s so hard to find high-quality bonds
It’s simple case of the amount of high-quality debt falling while investors’ need for it is rising.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

Wage hikes fail to ease rich-poor gap in China
City and provincial governments are rushing to raise the minimum wage as the already-large gap gets wider.
China industrial profit surges, but outlook hazy
Tencent offers early Xbox preorders in China

Sarah Palin direct talk: only $9.95 a month
Former vice-prez nominee has launched an Internet channel promising to avoid media's "politically correct filter".
Palin on speeding ticket: 'I was qualifying'

Mick Jagger still rocking the world as he turns 71
Recently a great-grandfather, Rolling Stones singer celebrates 71st birthday Saturday as band marks 50th anniversary.

How U.S. stumbled into using drones
Predator flight in 2000 that spotted Osama bin Laden convinced U.S. of the long-term value of unmanned aircraft.

Why your clunky watch is
out of time
Ostentation in men's watches is losing ground to the simple elegance of models like this Patek Philippe.

Rookie rep’s big fail in front of Washington TV cameras
Video of Florida Rep. Curt Clawson mistaking senior U.S. officials for Indian government officials at House committee hearing goes viral.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: Legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects surprises Robert Klein.
Young investors should embrace bear markets
Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough
/conga/frontpage.html 315177
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves
e-reader needle
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic 
well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Very light industry is booming in Chicago
Rival improvisational theater companies Second City and iO are embarking at same time on ambitious expansions.
Dow Chemical's winning formula (Barron's)
Rising price of  chocolate may not cut demand

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you're feeling like you're stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

How the hammer
falls in China
Some read China's corruption website out of curiosity, while others read it out of fear, reports Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift
Chinese real estate and 'murder house'
/conga/today.html 315159

Markets »

67.29MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
246
Decliners
4069
Advancers
2116
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
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  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,961 -123 0.72%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,628 -3 0.10%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,305 0 0.01%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.65 -0.44 0.43%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,795 +3 0.04%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,627 -17 0.17%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,339 +8 0.19%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,018 -45 0.21%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,892 +4 0.03%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 0 0.06%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,323 -1 0.03%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,529 +72 0.46%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,424 +208 0.86%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,178 +51 2.41%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,907 -219 0.84%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.00%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.87 +0.07 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.03 -0.01 0.01%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.41 +0.02 0.02%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 +0.02 0.99%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.16 +0.01 0.75%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.61 0.00 0.18%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.01 0.29%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 +0.02 0.89%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.42%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.43%
Gold
1,305 0 0.01%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 376 +4 1.14%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,874 -17 0.10%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,970 -2 0.10%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.05%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.79 -0.15 -0.58%
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0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ruinous estate mistake
Philip Seymour Hoffman Getty Images
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

Fluke California lightning storm kills one victim
Reuters
A lightning strike claims the life of one victim and injures 12 others in Venice Beach, Calif., as a rare thunderstorm sweeps into Southern California.
Connect with Sarah Palin for $9.95 a month
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Dodge’s 707-hp Challenger melts rubber to pavement
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Dodge
Dodge builds a car more powerful than the vaunted Viper, more than the Mustang GT500 and even more powerful than the coming Corvette Z06.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Wall Street rates 10 of our favorite fast-food joints

What does Wall Street think of your favorite fast-food joint?
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon Bloomberg
Amazon employee captures stunning footage of Seattle tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

7 surefire strategies for organizing your life
Use these seven surefire ways ro rganize yourself. Shutterstock
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Dollar nearly flat ahead of data, FOMC
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Glaxo CEO floats possible consumer spin-off
Hospira may buy Danone unit, ditch U.S. taxes
Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected
Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
Gaza Strip cease-fire collapses
Jobs report, Fed will take center stage


Euro-zone inflation efforts are empty
Opinion: Europe's economic risks rise, and ECB chief Mario Draghi is short on tools and time, writes Satyajit Das
ECB deputy puts faith in easing measures
Clinton tells Europe: Stand up to Russia
German official urges sanctions on oligarchs

China’s
food crisis spreads
to foreign brands
For overseas food-and-beverage companies, China’s food-safety crises have been good news. But not this latest round, writes Craig Stephen.
Meat seller OSI pulls all China plant’s products
Audi cuts prices of spare parts in China

Why it’s so hard to find high-quality bonds
It’s simple case of the amount of high-quality debt falling while investors’ need for it is rising.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

Wage hikes fail to ease rich-poor gap in China
City and provincial governments are rushing to raise the minimum wage as the already-large gap gets wider.
China industrial profit surges, but outlook hazy
Tencent offers early Xbox preorders in China

Sarah Palin direct talk: only $9.95 a month
Former vice-prez nominee has launched an Internet channel promising to avoid media's "politically correct filter".
Palin on speeding ticket: 'I was qualifying'

Mick Jagger still rocking the world as he turns 71
Recently a great-grandfather, Rolling Stones singer celebrates 71st birthday Saturday as band marks 50th anniversary.

How U.S. stumbled into using drones
Predator flight in 2000 that spotted Osama bin Laden convinced U.S. of the long-term value of unmanned aircraft.

Why your clunky watch is
out of time
Ostentation in men's watches is losing ground to the simple elegance of models like this Patek Philippe.

Rookie rep’s big fail in front of Washington TV cameras
Video of Florida Rep. Curt Clawson mistaking senior U.S. officials for Indian government officials at House committee hearing goes viral.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: Legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects surprises Robert Klein.
Young investors should embrace bear markets
Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves
e-reader needle
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic 
well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Very light industry is booming in Chicago
Rival improvisational theater companies Second City and iO are embarking at same time on ambitious expansions.
Dow Chemical's winning formula (Barron's)
Rising price of  chocolate may not cut demand

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
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How the hammer
falls in China
Some read China's corruption website out of curiosity, while others read it out of fear, reports Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift
Chinese real estate and 'murder house'
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,961 -123 0.72%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,629 -1 0.05%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,307 +1 0.09%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.83 -0.26 0.25%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,808 +17 0.25%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,642 -2 0.02%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,349 +18 0.43%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,114 +51 0.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,918 +30 0.28%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +0 0.14%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,322 -2 0.07%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,529 +72 0.46%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,447 +231 0.95%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,178 +51 2.41%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,935 -192 0.74%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.88 +0.08 0.08%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.10%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.04 +0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.41 +0.01 0.02%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.50 +0.03 1.13%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.17 +0.01 1.10%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.61 -0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 0.00 0.12%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 +0.03 1.07%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.42%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.25%
Gold
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 376 +4 1.08%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,886 -5 0.03%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -1 0.05%
Silver
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
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1 yr CD
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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% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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