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Obama-Netanyahu 'transcript' fuels uproar
Bloomberg
An alleged transcript of talks between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raises eyebrows and provokes debate, even as both sides deny its veracity.
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
somchaij/Shutterstock.com
Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six parts goes to vote

These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Need to know
Barclays swings to profit
Barclays tops FTSE 100 after upbeat results
Lucky Strike maker's sales hit by currencies
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
Dollar steady vs. yen ahead of Fed statement
Airbus profit climbs 50% on orders backlog
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
 Getty Images
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.


Watch as UCLA floods
Skimboarding in the fading Southern California sun is one of those quintessential summer images. Except when it's taking place miles away from the beach.
 
China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one, suggests Merrill Lynch.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

America ‘Under the Dome’
Horror master Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” is a vision of America’s future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up.

Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.
Charts reflect approach to S&P 2,000

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.
/conga/frontpage.html 315424
McConnell
has his first
poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month

CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
/conga/today.html 315418

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    Question: My wife and I are retired and in our mid-60s, and I want to consolidate all of our investments—my 401(k) and two IRAs—under one roof. Are we putting ourselves at risk if everything is at one firm?

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    Should I Stay With No-Fee Funds in My IRA?

    Question: I have an IRA with my spouse’s employer, and I pay no fees as long as I trade only select funds. But my profits have only been 2 percent in the past 18 months. Should I make a switch or stick with no-fee funds?

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Obama-Netanyahu 'transcript' fuels uproar
Bloomberg
An alleged transcript of talks between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raises eyebrows and provokes debate, even as both sides deny its veracity.
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
somchaij/Shutterstock.com
Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six parts goes to vote

These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Need to know
Barclays swings to profit
Barclays tops FTSE 100 after upbeat results
Lucky Strike maker's sales hit by currencies
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
Dollar steady vs. yen ahead of Fed statement
Airbus profit climbs 50% on orders backlog
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
 Getty Images
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.


Watch as UCLA floods
Skimboarding in the fading Southern California sun is one of those quintessential summer images. Except when it's taking place miles away from the beach.
 
China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one, suggests Merrill Lynch.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

America ‘Under the Dome’
Horror master Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” is a vision of America’s future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up.

Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.
Charts reflect approach to S&P 2,000

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.
/conga/frontpage.html 315424
McConnell
has his first
poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month

CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
/conga/today.html 315418

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  4. 3:08 a.m.

    Spanish CPI slides into negative territory in July

  5. 3:08 a.m.

    Peugeot Citroën returns to profit in first half

  6. 3:07 a.m.

    French consumer confidence stagnates in July

  7. 3:06 a.m.

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  8. 2:38 a.m.

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  9. 2:37 a.m.

    Bayer profit up 14%, but outlook tweaked over euro

  10. 2:37 a.m.

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  11. 2:36 a.m.

    KPN profit more than doubles

  12. 2:36 a.m.

    British American Tobacco sales hit by currencies

  13. 2:21 a.m.

    Tullow swings to loss on exploration costs

  14. 2:20 a.m.

    BBVA profit falls sharply

  15. 2:20 a.m.

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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
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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%
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Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
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Obama-Netanyahu 'transcript' fuels uproar
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An alleged transcript of talks between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raises eyebrows and provokes debate, even as both sides deny its veracity.
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Plan to cut California into six parts goes to vote

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Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
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Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
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London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
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One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

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Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
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10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

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Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
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The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
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China’s big bust shocks the nation
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UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
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Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
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Economy shrugs off winter blahs
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Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
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Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 -9 0.45%
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Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,301 +0 0.02%
Oil
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,640 -14 0.14%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,343 -23 0.52%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,062 -23 0.11%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,929 +28 0.26%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 341 -1 0.25%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,340 -3 0.08%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,646 +28 0.18%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,732 +92 0.37%
Shanghai
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,896 -95 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,352 -4 0.12%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.07%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.19 +0.07 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.04%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.30 +0.09 0.11%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.64 +0.04 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 +0.01 0.33%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 0.00 0.05%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 0.00 0.13%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.47 -0.02 0.66%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 0.00 0.09%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 1.16%
Crude Oil
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Gold
1,301 +0 0.02%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 370 -2 0.40%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,871 +26 0.15%
S&P F
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Markets News

  1. 29 min ago

    Asia stocks: Markets close mostly higher

  2. 50 min ago

    Barclays tops FTSE 100 after upbeat results

  3. 3:09 a.m.

    Broadcaster ITV upbeat as profit rises

  4. 3:08 a.m.

    Spanish CPI slides into negative territory in July

  5. 3:08 a.m.

    Peugeot Citroën returns to profit in first half

  6. 3:07 a.m.

    French consumer confidence stagnates in July

  7. 3:06 a.m.

    Taylor Wimpey pretax profit up 25% in first half

  8. 2:38 a.m.

    Travis Perkins profit up as its markets improve

  9. 2:37 a.m.

    Bayer profit up 14%, but outlook tweaked over euro

  10. 2:37 a.m.

    Barclays swings to profit

  11. 2:36 a.m.

    KPN profit more than doubles

  12. 2:36 a.m.

    British American Tobacco sales hit by currencies

  13. 2:21 a.m.

    Tullow swings to loss on exploration costs

  14. 2:20 a.m.

    BBVA profit falls sharply

  15. 2:20 a.m.

    Airbus profit rises 50% on orders backlog

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.38 -0.64 -0.65%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 585.61 -4.99 -0.84%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.98 -1.66 -3.28%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.45 -0.14 -0.55%
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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% 22.73%
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