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Hong Kong protests ...
as seen by mainlanders
 Reuters
While media in mainland China isn't covering the Hong Kong protests much, social media is — and many believe the movement is a foreign plot.
Hong Kong government to wait out protesters
Stephen: China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis

10 rental markets with the very worst returns
 Shutterstock
Those looking to buy a single-family home and rent it out may want to steer clear of the Northeast and California.
Most overvalued, undervalued home markets
San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in

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

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 cool holiday toys.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

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. | Full report here
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?

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.
GM, Chrysler post strong sales, Ford falters

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.
Need to know
Dollar falls as risk sentiment weakens
Virgin Money plans £150 million IPO in London
Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks

Roubini warns
of rising
world risks
Geopolitical risks have multiplied, but markets have "remained buoyant, if not downright bubbly," says economist Nouriel Roubini, a.k.a. Dr. Doom. But that could change.

New jobs indicator may roil markets
The Federal Reserve  will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly, starting next Monday.
Sixth month of job gains above 200,000: ADP

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

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

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

Getting Ebola drugs to market takes time
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
5 things we all need to know about Ebola
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola

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, who has some other ideas.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

The most ticketed car in America
Some vehicles receive more violations than others. Find out which get the most, by far.
See Trading Strategies for auto stocks

4 ways U.S. companies can help the country
Opinion: U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
/conga/frontpage.html 321633
Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Regardless of what Carl Icahn thinks, analysts are mostly bearish on PayPal's spinoff.

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.
Lynn: Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks

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

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know
 
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 321634

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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
1550
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,805 -238 1.40%
Nasdaq
/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 2,498 -8 0.31%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 89.55 -1.18 1.30%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,532 -26 0.40%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,341 -41 0.43%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,349 -16 0.37%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,551 -155 0.75%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,691 -62 0.58%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 -2 0.55%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,033 -31 1.00%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,662 -420 2.61%
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 3,237 -27 0.82%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 0.00 0.00%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.55 -0.34 0.31%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 +0.00 0.05%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.88 +0.01 0.61%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.80 -0.11 0.13%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.65 -0.16 0.21%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.03 1.20%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.87 +0.01 0.71%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.30 +0.01 0.54%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.11 +0.03 1.56%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.38 +0.01 0.50%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 0.00 0.87%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 90 -1 1.30%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 321 -1 0.16%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,726 -14 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,940 -1 0.03%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 0.78%

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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1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.4%
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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% 10.33%
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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  • 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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Hong Kong protests ...
as seen by mainlanders
 Reuters
While media in mainland China isn't covering the Hong Kong protests much, social media is — and many believe the movement is a foreign plot.
Hong Kong government to wait out protesters
Stephen: China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis

10 rental markets with the very worst returns
 Shutterstock
Those looking to buy a single-family home and rent it out may want to steer clear of the Northeast and California.
Most overvalued, undervalued home markets
San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in

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

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 cool holiday toys.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

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. | Full report here
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?

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.
GM, Chrysler post strong sales, Ford falters

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.
Need to know
Dollar falls as risk sentiment weakens
Virgin Money plans £150 million IPO in London
Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks

Roubini warns
of rising
world risks
Geopolitical risks have multiplied, but markets have "remained buoyant, if not downright bubbly," says economist Nouriel Roubini, a.k.a. Dr. Doom. But that could change.

New jobs indicator may roil markets
The Federal Reserve  will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly, starting next Monday.
Sixth month of job gains above 200,000: ADP

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

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

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

Getting Ebola drugs to market takes time
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
5 things we all need to know about Ebola
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola

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, who has some other ideas.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

The most ticketed car in America
Some vehicles receive more violations than others. Find out which get the most, by far.
See Trading Strategies for auto stocks

4 ways U.S. companies can help the country
Opinion: U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
/conga/frontpage.html 321633
Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Regardless of what Carl Icahn thinks, analysts are mostly bearish on PayPal's spinoff.

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.
Lynn: Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks

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

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know
 
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 321634

Markets »

104.24MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 79.72M
Unchanged
173
Decliners
4766
Advancers
1550
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,805 -238 1.40%
Nasdaq
/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 2,497 -9 0.35%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,214 -1 0.10%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 89.46 -1.27 1.40%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,534 -23 0.36%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,347 -35 0.37%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,353 -13 0.29%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,612 -94 0.46%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,704 -49 0.46%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 339 -2 0.50%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,031 -33 1.07%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,662 -420 2.61%
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 3,238 -26 0.81%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.77 -0.12 0.11%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.88 +0.00 0.49%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.80 -0.11 0.13%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.72 -0.09 0.12%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.03 1.16%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.87 +0.01 0.62%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.30 +0.01 0.51%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.10 +0.02 0.90%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.37 +0.01 0.41%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 0.00 0.49%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 89 -1 1.40%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,214 -1 0.10%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 321 -1 0.23%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,734 -6 0.04%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,941 +0 0.02%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 0.86%

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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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.9%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.4%
MMA $50K+
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% 10.33%
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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Hong Kong protests ...
as seen by mainlanders
 Reuters
While media in mainland China isn't covering the Hong Kong protests much, social media is — and many believe the movement is a foreign plot.
Hong Kong government to wait out protesters
Stephen: China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis

10 rental markets with the very worst returns
 Shutterstock
Those looking to buy a single-family home and rent it out may want to steer clear of the Northeast and California.
Most overvalued, undervalued home markets
San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in

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

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 cool holiday toys.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

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. | Full report here
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?

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.
GM, Chrysler post strong sales, Ford falters

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.
Need to know
Dollar falls as risk sentiment weakens
Virgin Money plans £150 million IPO in London
Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks

Roubini warns
of rising
world risks
Geopolitical risks have multiplied, but markets have "remained buoyant, if not downright bubbly," says economist Nouriel Roubini, a.k.a. Dr. Doom. But that could change.

New jobs indicator may roil markets
The Federal Reserve  will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly, starting next Monday.
Sixth month of job gains above 200,000: ADP

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

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

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

Getting Ebola drugs to market takes time
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
5 things we all need to know about Ebola
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola

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, who has some other ideas.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

The most ticketed car in America
Some vehicles receive more violations than others. Find out which get the most, by far.
See Trading Strategies for auto stocks

4 ways U.S. companies can help the country
Opinion: U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
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Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Regardless of what Carl Icahn thinks, analysts are mostly bearish on PayPal's spinoff.

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.
Lynn: Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks

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

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know
 
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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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,805 -238 1.40%
Nasdaq
/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 2,498 -8 0.31%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 89.57 -1.16 1.28%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,531 -27 0.41%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,340 -42 0.45%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,349 -16 0.37%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,551 -155 0.75%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,691 -63 0.58%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 -2 0.55%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,033 -30 0.99%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,662 -420 2.61%
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 3,237 -27 0.83%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 0.00 0.00%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.53 -0.36 0.33%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 +0.00 0.05%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.88 +0.01 0.62%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.80 -0.11 0.13%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.65 -0.16 0.21%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.03 1.20%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.87 +0.01 0.71%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.30 +0.01 0.54%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.11 +0.03 1.56%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.38 +0.01 0.50%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 0.00 0.87%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 90 -1 1.28%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,215 -1 0.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 321 -1 0.16%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,727 -13 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,940 -1 0.03%
Silver
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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%
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