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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

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

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
Playboy
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

Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.
Amazon investors losing patience
Retail tops patent-troll targets

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.
Need to know
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
Merck shares up as profit, sales beat forecasts
Aetna beats estimates, raises outlook
Martha Stewart swings to profit
BP among Europe's losers on sanctions woes
Gold holds tight range as data pile up
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign


3 sell strategies to protect your savings
Buy and hold is an incomplete strategy and can even prove dangerous to retirement accounts.
How annuities profile potential buyers

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

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

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

Troubled Twitter needs a cult leader
Twitter needs a charismatic leader as much as profits, writes Marek Fuchs — and bland Dick Costolo isn't that.
Twitter earnings: Focus on user growth

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty

Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


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

Let Ford, GM drive your portfolio
Here's why these car stocks are undervalued.

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


Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

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

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
Commentary:
Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State doesn't go far enough, argues David Weidner.
Jaffe: Money-market rules need crisis-testing
/conga/frontpage.html 315360
Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


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

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

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
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
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,980 +1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 +1 0.03%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,299 -7 0.52%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 100.63 -1.04 1.02%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,808 +20 0.29%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,654 +55 0.58%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,366 +21 0.48%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,085 +146 0.70%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,901 +21 0.20%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +1 0.27%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,342 +18 0.55%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,618 +89 0.57%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,641 +212 0.87%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,183 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,356 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.23%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.15 +0.29 0.28%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.27%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.28%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.24 +0.23 0.28%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.60 +0.20 0.27%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.48 0.00 0.11%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 -0.03 2.44%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 -0.05 2.04%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.48 -0.02 0.93%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.23%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.38%
Crude Oil
101 -1 1.02%
Gold
1,299 -7 0.52%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 371 -6 1.46%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,926 +10 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,972 -1 0.05%
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FB /quotes/nls/fb 73.99 -0.93 -1.24%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.59 -0.43 -0.43%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 586.79 -3.81 -0.65%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.47 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.65 -0.05 -0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.78 0.14 0.79%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.81 1.16 3.25%
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MMA $50K+
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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% 10.46%
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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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    – Ross Steiner, Los Angeles, Calif.

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    4:53 PM ET

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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

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

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
Playboy
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

Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.
Amazon investors losing patience
Retail tops patent-troll targets

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.
Need to know
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
Merck shares up as profit, sales beat forecasts
Aetna beats estimates, raises outlook
Martha Stewart swings to profit
BP among Europe's losers on sanctions woes
Gold holds tight range as data pile up
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign


3 sell strategies to protect your savings
Buy and hold is an incomplete strategy and can even prove dangerous to retirement accounts.
How annuities profile potential buyers

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

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

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

Troubled Twitter needs a cult leader
Twitter needs a charismatic leader as much as profits, writes Marek Fuchs — and bland Dick Costolo isn't that.
Twitter earnings: Focus on user growth

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty

Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


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

Let Ford, GM drive your portfolio
Here's why these car stocks are undervalued.

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


Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

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

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
Commentary:
Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State doesn't go far enough, argues David Weidner.
Jaffe: Money-market rules need crisis-testing
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Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
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Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

China’s
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Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


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

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

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
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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
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,003 +21 0.12%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,459 +14 0.31%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,980 +1 0.06%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,630 +1 0.03%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,299 -7 0.51%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 100.65 -1.02 1.00%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,808 +20 0.29%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,654 +55 0.58%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,366 +21 0.48%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,085 +146 0.70%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,901 +21 0.20%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +1 0.27%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,342 +18 0.55%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,618 +89 0.57%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,641 +212 0.87%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,183 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,356 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.23%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.15 +0.29 0.28%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.29%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.26%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.23 +0.22 0.27%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.60 +0.20 0.27%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.48 -0.01 0.25%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 -0.03 2.44%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 -0.05 2.04%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.48 -0.02 0.93%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.23%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.38%
Crude Oil
101 -1 1.00%
Gold
1,299 -7 0.51%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 370 -7 1.86%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,939 +23 0.14%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,974 +1 0.07%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.11%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 73.98 -0.94 -1.25%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.58 -0.44 -0.44%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 586.96 -3.64 -0.62%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.44 -0.07 -0.42%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.61 -0.09 -0.18%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.73 0.09 0.48%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.72 1.07 3.00%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 49.21 -1.43 -2.82%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.65 0.06 0.23%
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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% 22.73%
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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
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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

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

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
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Playboy
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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

Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.
Amazon investors losing patience
Retail tops patent-troll targets

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.
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Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
Merck shares up as profit, sales beat forecasts
Aetna beats estimates, raises outlook
Martha Stewart swings to profit
BP among Europe's losers on sanctions woes
Gold holds tight range as data pile up
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign


3 sell strategies to protect your savings
Buy and hold is an incomplete strategy and can even prove dangerous to retirement accounts.
How annuities profile potential buyers

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

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

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

Troubled Twitter needs a cult leader
Twitter needs a charismatic leader as much as profits, writes Marek Fuchs — and bland Dick Costolo isn't that.
Twitter earnings: Focus on user growth

Ukraine setbacks
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Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty

Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
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Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

Let Ford, GM drive your portfolio
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Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
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Was your brokerage account hacked?
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Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

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

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
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Jaffe: Money-market rules need crisis-testing
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Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
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China’s
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Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
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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
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5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
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10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 +1 0.03%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,299 -7 0.52%
Oil
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,654 +55 0.58%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,366 +21 0.48%
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IBEX 35
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Asia Dow
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Shanghai
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Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,356 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.23%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.15 +0.29 0.29%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.26%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.28%
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German 10y
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Spain 10yr
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.47 -0.04 -0.23%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.65 -0.05 -0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.78 0.14 0.77%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.83 1.18 3.31%
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Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
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