• Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard
Home prices hit 70-month high...now the bad news
• How muich more debt-laden grad needs to earn
• Renters, homeowners now cluster together
Can Yellen avoid the Great Inflation of the 2010s? Opinion: The Fed chairwoman might let ideology get in the way of pragmatism, writes Howard Gold.
Who dodges taxes best: Wall Street or Main Street? Opinion: Small businesses avoid paying taxes much more so than big companies, writes Rex Nutting.
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders
• Apple may introduce wearable device on Sept. 9
With bond boom ending, switch to these alternatives Commentary: Rising rates will punish bonds, making REITs, MLPs and other vehicles more attractive, writes Jeff Reeves.
Mayweather looks to the Oracle for 900% punch
Ultra-flashy prize fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. seeks advice from Warren Buffett on investing.
• How much do tennis pros make vs. others?
Here’s what Chinese solar-panel makers predict
• How China is keeping a lid on U.S. gas prices
• Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma, Guess fall
• Second quarter looks good in rearview mirror
• German unemployment stays at 6.7%
• FTSE 100 snaps winning streak as miners slide
• Bouygues falls, Essilor rallies: Europe movers
• Spain's economy sinking as deflation deepens
• French unemployment hits new record
• Gold pushes higher ahead of GDP number
• FBI probes possible hacking at J.P. Morgan
• China may open stock market to new nations
• Japan stocks fall ahead of key economic data
• H-P surpasses IBM as No. 1 in server sales
Who loses if Russia shuts gas valve?
Six European countries get all of their natural-gas imports from Russia, and 30% of all natural gas consumed in Europe comes from Russia.
• Russia plans to halt gas flow to EU: Ukraine
• Explosion shakes BP refinery in Indiana
How China is keeping a lid on U.S. gas prices
One reason prices at the pump this Labor Day weekend will be the lowest in four years.
Clash over immigration may lead to shutdown
A possible government shutdown looms over immigration. Plus: Romney and Booker in demand.
The case for getting rid of 401(k) plans
Authors Rusty Olson and Douglas Phillips say it’s time to dump all those 401(k)s and replace them with a single private, defined-contribution plan.
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
• Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
Top market timer
Insight: Mark Hulbert looks at the latest from Sam Eisenstadt, one of the best at calling the market.
• What S&P did last 2 times Fed started hiking
• V-shaped rebounds have become the norm
• Chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see
• Bulls in no danger of running off a cliff
Alibaba’s new U.S. perch for M&A
Opinion: Alibaba's new U.S. headquarters in San Francisco has a lofty view of the local startups, notes Therese Poletti.
• Alibaba profit, revenue surge ahead of IPO
Millennials paying for things the wrong way
Debit cards offer fewer protections and rewards and don’t help young people build credit.
• E-cigarettes hooking more high school kids
• Parents, stop paying off kids’ student loans
Facebook’s worst enemy? Not Google
Shares of Facebook have rallied close to 40% this year, but the bull run could stall early next year.
• Twitch users like watching others play games
• Morrissey book outsells Amazon phone
Most hated car maker in America is ...
Customer satisfaction has hit a five-year low, whether it's with U.S. or foreign cars.
• Guess who owns the world’s only purple Tesla?
• Google car may mean cheaper car insurance
Pests that are bigger worries than bedbugs
These are more hazardous to your health and home than bedbugs, experts say.
• 10 businesses profiting from germaphobia
• Scientists seek to map bedbug genome
Big U.S. banks prepare to make even more money
Analysis: A rise in interest rates will help them earn billions more, writes Phil van Doorn.
U.S. dollar flat against euro, yen, pound after data
U.S. Treasury yields dip after GDP, jobless claims data
U.S. jobless claims edge down by 1,000 to 298,000
Adjusted U.S. corporate profits climb 8% in 2nd quarter
Continuing jobless claims rise 25,000 to 2.53 million
Four-week claims average falls by 1,250 to 299,750
Trade picture better: Exports up 10.1%, imports 11%
Rise in consumer spending unchanged at 2.5%
U.S. second-quarter GDP revised up to 4.2% from 4%
Inventory growth cut to $83.9 billion from $93.4 billion
Revised GDP boosted by higher business investment
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