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Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here


America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes

You're paying for things the wrong way


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

Apple fixes iCloud flaw suspected in celebrity hack
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a flaw that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak photos onto the web.
Apple investigating reports of iCloud hack
iWatch must set right price from the start

New Ford Mustangs hit the assembly line in Flat Rock
 Getty Images
A look at the 2015 model, which will be exported for the first time, as it begins production in Michigan.
Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...
Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special

10 companies that control the world’s food
 SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
The policies of these powerful companies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and environment worldwide.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

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EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
Surge in support for Scottish independence
European stocks waver | FTSE 100 gains
Luxottica falls, Weir gains: European movers
Can the New York Stock Exchange be saved?
U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
Joan Rivers is on life support

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an 'emerging force' in China.

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

How to pick the right MLP fund
Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says RetireMentor Michael Fabian.

Obama midterm strategy: Do no harm
Obama's task in the midterm elections. Plus, Republicans plan concessions.
Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama

This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

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

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.
Data point to an encouraging correlation
Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)

Make your kid rich on $1 a day
Make your kid rich for $1 a day
RetireMentors: This extremely modest investment can yield $4 million when your child reaches age 65, says Paul Merriman.
How to avoid 4 traps that wreck retirement
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement

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

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

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

/conga/frontpage.html 318534
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant by matching an Under Armour offer of $285 million.
Phillies use 4 pitchers to get a no-hitter

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worth waiting (in line) for
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The worst thing about flying? These people

Tesla shares at $325 is 'just math'
Tesla $325 is ‘just math’
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.
China mulling tax to help electric cars: BYD
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,594 +14 0.30%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,006 +3 0.13%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,622 +1 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,268 -19 1.48%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.72 -1.24 1.29%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,827 +2 0.03%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,519 +40 0.42%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,387 +7 0.17%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,486 +140 0.69%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,779 +32 0.30%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 +0 0.01%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,310 -12 0.35%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,669 +192 1.24%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,749 -3 0.01%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,266 +31 1.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,019 +152 0.57%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.97 +0.61 0.59%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.57%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.48%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.92 +0.13 0.16%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.05 +0.24 0.32%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.40 +0.05 2.35%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.94 +0.05 5.57%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 +0.03 1.34%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.27 +0.01 0.61%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.32 +0.05 2.41%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.01 2.87%
Crude Oil
95 -1 1.29%
Gold
1,268 -19 1.48%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 +1 0.21%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,101 +16 0.09%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,004 +3 0.14%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 1.32%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.00 0.18 0.24%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.94 0.44 0.42%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 573.49 1.89 0.33%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.16 0.07 0.44%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.84 0.19 0.37%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.51 0.10 0.59%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.95 -0.0074 -0.02%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.55 -0.29 -0.61%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.95 -0.03 -0.12%
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0.6%

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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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  • Jun 13, 2012
    4:36 PM ET

    Should I Pay My Federal Student Loan Off Now?

    Question: I have a federal student loan with an 8.5 percent interest rate. Should I pay it off now or consolidate all my debt after I graduate?

  • Apr 26, 2012
    10:29 AM ET

    Should College Savings Be in a Parent or Child’s Name?

    Question: When saving for college, is it better to have money in the child’s name or a parent’s name? How does this affect financial aid?

  • Oct 18, 2011
    5:11 PM ET

    Can I Roll Over My 401(k) Without A Penalty?

    Question: I attended a community college for around two years and during that time I had a job with a 401(k) that accumulated a modest $2,000. Last August, I had to quit my job in order to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Now, I am faced with the decision of what to do with my 401(k). The plans administrator recently sent me a letter letting me know that I had to act on the plan and either withdraw the money or they would roll it over to an IRA.

    Is there typically a fee or penalty, whether from the IRS or the plan’s administrators, for the rollover and, if so, typically how much? And more importantly, will my plan to rollover my 401(k) to an IRA, for the purpose of making an education expense withdrawal, and avoid the typical 10% penalty, work? Or may I not make a withdrawal from an IRA that early?

    – Jessica Radek, Northlake Il.

  • Sep 16, 2011
    10:39 AM ET

    Where Should I Invest College Savings?

    Question: I was planning to move money tagged for college expenses three years from now from a balanced fund to a tax-exempt bond fund. Now, based on all the chatter about bond funds heading downward, I am at a loss as to where to put the money, or if I should move it at all.  While safe, savings accounts and short-term certificates of deposit just don’t seem right to me.  Any suggestions on what to do to best preserve my investment?

    – John Fuoss, Plano, Texas.

  • Aug 8, 2011
    6:10 PM ET

    Can My Ex-Wife Deduct College Costs I Pay?

    Question: I am divorced. My son is 18 and is attending college this fall. I am paying his tuition, books, and fees. My ex-wife has asked if I can send her the money and she will pay the college costs from her account so she can claim one of the tax credits. I just miss the adjusted gross income (AGI) for any tax credit but she does not. I will not be receiving any monies based on her tax savings and/or refund. I do not receive anything from her at any time. Would this violate the law?

  • Jul 27, 2011
    10:00 AM ET

    Do I Make Too Much to Deduct College Costs?

    Question: My wife and I have a joint income of about $300,000 and we pay about $60,000 annually for our daughter’s college expenses. Is there a way to deduct any of these expenses from our tax bill?

    – George Schienbein, Castro Valley, Calif.

  • Jul 11, 2011
    2:21 PM ET

    Insurance-Based College Savings or 529s?

    Question: How do insurance-based college-savings programs compare with 529 plans? And do they count in the federal financial aid calculation?

    – Thomas Kaye, New York City

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Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here


America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes

You're paying for things the wrong way


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

Apple fixes iCloud flaw suspected in celebrity hack
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a flaw that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak photos onto the web.
Apple investigating reports of iCloud hack
iWatch must set right price from the start

New Ford Mustangs hit the assembly line in Flat Rock
 Getty Images
A look at the 2015 model, which will be exported for the first time, as it begins production in Michigan.
Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...
Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special

10 companies that control the world’s food
 SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
The policies of these powerful companies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and environment worldwide.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

NEED TO KNOW
Cantor gets $3.5 mln from new Wall Street job
Apple, Dollar General gain; Conn’s crumbles
Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid to $80/share
Norwegian Cruise to buy Prestige Cruises
U.S. home prices up 1.2% in July: CoreLogic
EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
Surge in support for Scottish independence
European stocks waver | FTSE 100 gains
Luxottica falls, Weir gains: European movers
Can the New York Stock Exchange be saved?
U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
Joan Rivers is on life support

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an 'emerging force' in China.

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

How to pick the right MLP fund
Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says RetireMentor Michael Fabian.

Obama midterm strategy: Do no harm
Obama's task in the midterm elections. Plus, Republicans plan concessions.
Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama

This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

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

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.
Data point to an encouraging correlation
Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)

Make your kid rich on $1 a day
Make your kid rich for $1 a day
RetireMentors: This extremely modest investment can yield $4 million when your child reaches age 65, says Paul Merriman.
How to avoid 4 traps that wreck retirement
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement

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

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

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

/conga/frontpage.html 318534
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant by matching an Under Armour offer of $285 million.
Phillies use 4 pitchers to get a no-hitter

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

Tesla shares at $325 is 'just math'
Tesla $325 is ‘just math’
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.
China mulling tax to help electric cars: BYD
/conga/today.html 318528

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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,098 +19 0.11%
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 +23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,621 0 0.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,270 -18 1.37%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.79 -1.17 1.22%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,826 +1 0.01%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,513 +34 0.36%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,384 +5 0.11%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,469 +123 0.60%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,772 +26 0.24%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 0 0.03%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,310 -12 0.36%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,669 +192 1.24%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,749 -3 0.01%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,266 +31 1.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,019 +152 0.57%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.03%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.97 +0.61 0.59%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.52%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.49%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.93 +0.13 0.16%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.04 +0.23 0.31%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.40 +0.06 2.46%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.94 +0.05 5.70%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 +0.04 1.48%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.27 +0.01 0.52%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.33 +0.06 2.66%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.01 2.87%
Crude Oil
95 -1 1.22%
Gold
1,270 -18 1.37%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 +1 0.21%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,096 +11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,004 +2 0.12%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 1.14%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
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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%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here


America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes
You're paying for things the wrong way


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

Apple fixes iCloud flaw suspected in celebrity hack
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a flaw that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak photos onto the web.
Apple investigating reports of iCloud hack
iWatch must set right price from the start

New Ford Mustangs hit the assembly line in Flat Rock
 Getty Images
A look at the 2015 model, which will be exported for the first time, as it begins production in Michigan.
Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...
Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special

10 companies that control the world’s food
 SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
The policies of these powerful companies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and environment worldwide.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

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Apple, Dollar General gain; Conn’s crumbles
Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid to $80/share
Norwegian Cruise to buy Prestige Cruises
U.S. home prices up 1.2% in July; CoreLogic
EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
Surge in support for Scottish independence
BHP, Rio Tinto shares higher as FTSE 100 gains
Luxottica falls, Weir gains: European movers
Apple, Visa in iPhone wallet deal
Can the New York Stock Exchange be saved?
Eric Cantor to join Moelis & Co.
U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
Joan Rivers is on life support

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an 'emerging force' in China.

How to pick the right MLP fund
Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says RetireMentor Michael Fabian.

Obama midterm strategy: Do no harm
Obama's task in the midterm elections. Plus, Republicans plan concessions.
Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama

This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

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

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.
Data point to an encouraging correlation
Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)

Make your kid rich on $1 a day
Make your kid rich for $1 a day
RetireMentors: This extremely modest investment can yield $4 million when your child reaches age 65, says Paul Merriman.
How to avoid 4 traps that wreck retirement
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement

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

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

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

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China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant by matching an Under Armour offer of $285 million.
Phillies use 4 pitchers to get a no-hitter

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

Tesla shares at $325 is 'just math'
Tesla $325 is ‘just math’
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.
China mulling tax to help electric cars: BYD
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 +23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,621 -1 0.03%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,269 -19 1.45%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.94 -1.02 1.06%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,824 -1 0.01%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,522 +43 0.46%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,388 +8 0.18%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,502 +156 0.77%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,776 +29 0.27%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 +0 0.03%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,310 -12 0.36%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,669 +192 1.24%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,749 -3 0.01%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,266 +31 1.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,019 +152 0.57%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.03%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.95 +0.60 0.57%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.50%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 -0.01 0.56%
DXY Index
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WSJ $ Idx
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.40 +0.05 2.27%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.93 +0.04 4.94%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 +0.03 1.38%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.26 +0.01 0.26%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.32 +0.05 2.32%
Japan 10yr
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Gold
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Corn
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/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,003 +1 0.07%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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