MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
Bulletin
Investor Alert

New York Markets Open in:

Futures: /quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed S&P 500 -0.6% /quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed DOW -0.5% /quotes/zigman/17901089/delayed NASDAQ -0.6%

Israel, Hamas agree
to 3-day cease-fire
Reuters
Israel and Hamas agree to a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza conflict with the hope of forging a more lasting peace.
Russell Brand zings Hannity for Gaza show
Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

I complained online — and got back $1,200
I complained online and got $1,200 back Getty Images
Charles Passy runs down five ways to become a more effective complainer.
10 things consumers complain about most

World Cup’s top corporate winners and whiners
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but, in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers. EA
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers.
Rexam 1H profit rises, boosted by World Cup
William Hill profit down; says record World Cup
Adidas warns on profit, cites Russia and golf

How restaurants trick you into spending more
How menus trick you into spending more
Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.
Darden plans $500 million share buyback

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
Food coloring, odd additives and 400% markup are just some of the dark secrets in that Pinot bottle.

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.
2 new reverse-mortgage rules for couples
Need to know
Stocks to watch: LinkedIn, Tesla, GoPro
ArcelorMittal, Iliad slump in Europe; AXA climbs
Pound drops to 7-week low after July PMI falls
Adidas cut to sell from hold at Deutsche Bank
FTSE 100 falls for third day as miners slump
July car sales reach for an 8-year high
Chicago exec kills self after shooting CEO
Mobileye prices IPO above range
Obamacare costs will rise 4% in California
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
CIA apologizes for spying on Senate staffers


What to watch in July jobs report
The U.S. is seen as extending its streak of growth, which would show the economy is on its firmest footing since 2009.
•  First Take: Wage gains could force Fed to hike
ADP says labor market holding steady: interview

Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
Tesla CEO talks about supply vs. demand for the electric car, the planned gigafactory and R&D on an earnings call.

Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because the carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Chinese factory activity improves
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

Argentine stocks sink after default
Stocks, bonds and a key ETF all fall sharply after the country fails to reach a deal with creditors.
•  Does your mutual fund own Argentina’s bonds?

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Buying more bonds as you age may be wrong
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small
but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
/conga/frontpage.html 315712
Argentina effectively in default
Argentina is effectively in default
A trustee in charge of some of Argentina's debt says a payment had not been made on the bonds, effectively putting the country in default.
Argentine stocks plunge after default
Your mutual fund may own Argentina bonds
Did you miss this boom in foreign stocks?

7 ways to love your boss as you do yourself
The ideal boss, as David Brent from "The Office" might tell you, could very well be you. Find out why.

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

Do pigs get more space on planes than you?
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.
How terrorist groups make their money

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchises.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone
/conga/today.html 315697

Markets »

101.67MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.95M
Unchanged
161
Decliners
5430
Advancers
848
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,563 -317 1.88%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,370 -93 2.09%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,931 -39 2.00%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,561 -18 0.69%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,286 +3 0.23%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 97.49 -0.68 0.69%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,652 -78 1.16%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,221 -186 1.98%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,200 -46 1.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,371 -200 0.97%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,527 -180 1.68%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 332 -4 1.25%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,268 -43 1.31%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,523 -98 0.63%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,532 -224 0.91%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,185 -16 0.74%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,478 -417 1.61%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,344 -30 0.88%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.95 +0.15 0.15%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 -0.01 0.32%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.16%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.49 +0.03 0.04%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.99 +0.09 0.12%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 +0.02 0.79%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.02 1.94%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.64 +0.06 2.33%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.55 +0.03 1.39%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.62 +0.02 0.67%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.04%
Crude Oil
97 -1 0.69%
Gold
1,286 +3 0.23%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 367 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,407 -87 0.53%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,913 -12 0.61%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 0 0.11%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 72.65 -2.03 -2.71%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.60 -2.55 -2.60%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 -15.82 -2.69%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.25 -0.33 -2.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 48.91 -1.08 -2.16%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.02 -0.44 -2.52%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.59 -0.77 -2.12%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.97 -0.57 -1.15%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.15 -0.49 -1.91%
Visit the quote page and your most recently viewed stocks will automatically be displayed here.
Please log in to view your watchlist

Rates »

5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
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% 10.46%
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%
Source:CreditCards.com
Trending Tickers
  • /quotes/nls/acrx ACRX+5.97%
  • /quotes/nls/loco LOCO+60.20%
  • /quotes/nls/sd SD-2.77%
  • /quotes/nls/rad RAD-4.47%
  • /quotes/nls/galt GALT+11.66%
  • /quotes/nls/nxpi NXPI-3.57%
X
Powered by StockTwits
Link to MarketWatch's Slice.

As of July 2, 2013, the SmartMoney content you loved now lives on MarketWatch.

MarketWatch will continue to provide the same important news and information you rely on every day. And, as a MarketWatch user, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Personalized news and quote email alerts
  • Editorial e-newsletters about personal finance, mutual funds and market-specific coverage
  • Premium newsletters by our market experts
  • Games, such as Virtual Stock Exchange and Beat the Darts
  • Free WSJ.com registration

Email address

Password

Forgot password?

SmartMoney Blogs

Ask SmartMoney
Your personal finance questions, answered.

Uncategorized - All posts in category Uncategorized

  • Sep 4, 2011
    8:40 PM ET

    A Writer’s Vacation Deduction?

    Question: I plan on taking an extended vacation that I intend to write a book about. Can I deduct my trip expenses on my tax return?

    – Craig Majka, Clyde Park, Mont.

  • Aug 24, 2011
    10:21 AM ET

    How Much Is My Home Heating Oil Worth?

    Question: We are selling our home and have about 125 gallons of heating oil in the tank. Our realtor said we can’t get reimbursed for that but at almost $4 a gallon I think we should get something. Which of us is correct?

  • Jul 30, 2011
    11:02 AM ET

    How Do I Use Savings Bonds for College Expenses?

    Question: I have purchased EE bonds for the past 18 years for my daughters with the expectation of using them for qualified college expenses (tax exempt was the plan). I make over $150,000 now and I think that income far exceeds the cutoff for getting the tax break. The bonds were made out in each of my daughter’s names with “or Gregory Parker” (me). Can my girls redeem the bonds as needed for college, since the bonds are in their names, with no tax implications to them or me? If not, can they redeem them at their tax rate?

    – Gregory S. Parker   Fernandina Beach, Fla.

  • Jul 28, 2011
    5:03 PM ET

    What Happened to My Credit Freeze?

    Question: In 2009, I found out that I was a victim of identity theft where two people, one in Florida and another in Texas, used my identity to buy goods and services. I sent the police report and a written letter to the three credit bureaus requesting a credit freeze. Experian did freeze my account, but Equifax and TransUnion did not. I called them but they just wanted to sell me their products to monitor my accounts. Please advise.

    – Maria Gomes, Arlington, Va.

About Ask SmartMoney

  • Ask SmartMoney has a single, simple mission: Answer your questions. Answers are written by the staff of SmartMoney.com and SmartMoney magazine, with the help of outside experts. Topics cover investing, spending, retirement planning, saving for college, insurance, taxes and more. Submit your question in the form below, or email ask@smartmoney.com.

Submit your question

Your name (will not be published without your consent)
SmartMoney cannot answer all questions, and no questions will be answered without a verifiable name and email address.
Please email all customer service, tech questions, and general site feedback to sitefeedback@smartmoney.com
MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
Bulletin
Investor Alert

New York Markets Open in:

Futures: /quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed S&P 500 -0.4% /quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed DOW -0.3% /quotes/zigman/17901089/delayed NASDAQ -0.3%

Israel, Hamas agree
to 3-day cease-fire
Reuters
Israel and Hamas agree to a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza conflict with the hope of forging a more lasting peace.
Russell Brand zings Hannity for Gaza show
Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

I complained online — and got back $1,200
I complained online and got $1,200 back Getty Images
Charles Passy runs down five ways to become a more effective complainer.
10 things consumers complain about most

World Cup’s top corporate winners and whiners
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but, in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers. EA
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers.
Rexam 1H profit rises, boosted by World Cup
William Hill profit down; says record World Cup
Adidas warns on profit, cites Russia and golf

How restaurants trick you into spending more
How menus trick you into spending more
Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.
Darden plans $500 million share buyback

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
Food coloring, odd additives and 400% markup are just some of the dark secrets in that Pinot bottle.

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.
2 new reverse-mortgage rules for couples
Need to know
FTSE 100 falls for third day as miners slump
Argentine stocks sink over 8% after default
Chicago exec kills self after shooting CEO
After Hours: Tesla, GoPro stocks slump
SocGen's profit rises on derivatives, bonds
Mobileye prices IPO above range
Obamacare costs will rise 4% in California
T-Mobile US shares surge on Iliad interest
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
Apple to cut 200 jobs at Beats
CIA apologizes for spying on Senate staffers


What to watch in July jobs report
The U.S. is seen as extending its streak of growth, which would show the economy is on its firmest footing since 2009.
•  First Take: Wage gains could force Fed to hike
Chicago PMI sees biggest drop since 2008

Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because the carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Chinese factory activity improves
Asian stock markets: latest quotes
China average home prices fall for third month

This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
still smoking
Analysis: Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Rev. Bud Green, who claims responsibility for the white flags over the Brooklyn Bridge, is one motivated stoner.
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Buying more bonds as you age may be wrong
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small
but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
/conga/frontpage.html 315710
Argentina effectively in default
Argentina is effectively in default
A trustee in charge of some of Argentina's debt says a payment had not been made on the bonds, effectively putting the country in default.
Argentine stocks plunge after default
Your mutual fund may own Argentina bonds
Did you miss this boom in foreign stocks?

7 ways to love your boss as you do yourself
The ideal boss, as David Brent from "The Office" might tell you, could very well be you. Find out why.

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

Do pigs get more space on planes than you?
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.
How terrorist groups make their money

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchises.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone
/conga/today.html 315697

Markets »

101.67MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.95M
Unchanged
161
Decliners
5430
Advancers
848
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,563 -317 1.88%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,370 -93 2.09%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,931 -39 2.00%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,563 -16 0.61%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,286 +3 0.23%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 97.52 -0.65 0.66%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,662 -68 1.01%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,236 -171 1.82%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,198 -48 1.12%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,373 -198 0.96%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,536 -171 1.60%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 332 -4 1.12%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,272 -40 1.20%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,523 -98 0.63%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,532 -224 0.91%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,185 -16 0.74%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,647 -248 0.96%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,346 -28 0.84%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.93 +0.14 0.13%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 0.00 0.29%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.11%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.51 +0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.99 +0.08 0.11%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 +0.02 0.79%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.02 1.80%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.64 +0.06 2.16%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.55 +0.04 1.67%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.62 +0.01 0.55%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.22%
Crude Oil
98 -1 0.66%
Gold
1,286 +3 0.23%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 367 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,442 -52 0.32%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,918 -7 0.38%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 0 0.01%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 72.65 -2.03 -2.71%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.60 -2.55 -2.60%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 -15.82 -2.69%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.25 -0.33 -2.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 48.91 -1.08 -2.16%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.02 -0.44 -2.52%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.59 -0.77 -2.12%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.97 -0.57 -1.15%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.15 -0.49 -1.91%
Visit the quote page and your most recently viewed stocks will automatically be displayed here.
Please log in to view your watchlist

Rates »

5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
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% 10.46%
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%
Source:CreditCards.com
Trending Tickers
  • /quotes/nls/spy SPY-1.97%
  • /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX-2.00%
  • /quotes/nls/tsla TSLA-2.46%
  • /quotes/nls/gpro GPRO+3.57%
  • /quotes/nls/qqq QQQ-2.02%
  • /quotes/nls/iwm IWM-2.28%
X
Powered by StockTwits
Link to MarketWatch's Slice.

As of July 2, 2013, the SmartMoney content you loved now lives on MarketWatch.

MarketWatch will continue to provide the same important news and information you rely on every day. And, as a MarketWatch user, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Personalized news and quote email alerts
  • Editorial e-newsletters about personal finance, mutual funds and market-specific coverage
  • Premium newsletters by our market experts
  • Games, such as Virtual Stock Exchange and Beat the Darts
  • Free WSJ.com registration

Email address

Password

Forgot password?

MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
Bulletin
Investor Alert

New York Markets Open in:

Futures: /quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed S&P 500 -0.6% /quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed DOW -0.5% /quotes/zigman/17901089/delayed NASDAQ -0.6%

Israel, Hamas agree
to 3-day cease-fire
Reuters
Israel and Hamas agree to a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza conflict with the hope of forging a more lasting peace.
Russell Brand zings Hannity for Gaza show
Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

I complained online — and got back $1,200
I complained online and got $1,200 back Getty Images
Charles Passy runs down five ways to become a more effective complainer.
10 things consumers complain about most

World Cup’s top corporate winners and whiners
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but, in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers. EA
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers.
Rexam 1H profit rises, boosted by World Cup
William Hill profit down; says record World Cup
Adidas warns on profit, cites Russia and golf

How restaurants trick you into spending more
How menus trick you into spending more
Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.
Darden plans $500 million share buyback

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
Food coloring, odd additives and 400% markup are just some of the dark secrets in that Pinot bottle.

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.
2 new reverse-mortgage rules for couples
Need to know
Stocks to watch: LinkedIn, Tesla, GoPro
ArcelorMittal, Iliad slump in Europe; AXA climbs
Pound drops to 7-week low after July PMI falls
Adidas cut to sell from hold at Deutsche Bank
FTSE 100 falls for third day as miners slump
July car sales reach for an 8-year high
Chicago exec kills self after shooting CEO
Mobileye prices IPO above range
Obamacare costs will rise 4% in California
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
CIA apologizes for spying on Senate staffers


What to watch in July jobs report
The U.S. is seen as extending its streak of growth, which would show the economy is on its firmest footing since 2009.
•  First Take: Wage gains could force Fed to hike
ADP says labor market holding steady: interview

Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
Tesla CEO talks about supply vs. demand for the electric car, the planned gigafactory and R&D on an earnings call.

Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because the carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Chinese factory activity improves
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

Argentine stocks sink after default
Stocks, bonds and a key ETF all fall sharply after the country fails to reach a deal with creditors.
•  Does your mutual fund own Argentina’s bonds?

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Buying more bonds as you age may be wrong
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small
but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
/conga/frontpage.html 315712
Argentina effectively in default
Argentina is effectively in default
A trustee in charge of some of Argentina's debt says a payment had not been made on the bonds, effectively putting the country in default.
Argentine stocks plunge after default
Your mutual fund may own Argentina bonds
Did you miss this boom in foreign stocks?

7 ways to love your boss as you do yourself
The ideal boss, as David Brent from "The Office" might tell you, could very well be you. Find out why.

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

Do pigs get more space on planes than you?
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.
How terrorist groups make their money

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchises.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone
/conga/today.html 315697

Markets »

101.67MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.95M
Unchanged
161
Decliners
5430
Advancers
848
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,563 -317 1.88%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,370 -93 2.09%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,931 -39 2.00%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,561 -18 0.69%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,286 +3 0.23%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 97.49 -0.68 0.69%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,652 -78 1.17%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,220 -187 1.99%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,200 -46 1.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,370 -201 0.98%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,529 -179 1.67%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 332 -4 1.25%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,268 -44 1.31%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,523 -98 0.63%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,532 -224 0.91%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,185 -16 0.74%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,478 -417 1.61%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,344 -30 0.88%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.95 +0.15 0.15%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 -0.01 0.32%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.17%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.49 +0.03 0.04%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.99 +0.09 0.12%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 +0.02 0.79%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.02 1.94%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.64 +0.06 2.33%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.55 +0.03 1.39%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.62 +0.02 0.67%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.04%
Crude Oil
97 -1 0.69%
Gold
1,286 +3 0.23%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 367 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,407 -87 0.53%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,913 -12 0.63%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 0 0.11%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 72.65 -2.03 -2.71%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.60 -2.55 -2.60%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 -15.82 -2.69%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.25 -0.33 -2.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 48.91 -1.08 -2.16%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.02 -0.44 -2.52%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.59 -0.77 -2.12%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.97 -0.57 -1.15%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.15 -0.49 -1.91%
Visit the quote page and your most recently viewed stocks will automatically be displayed here.
Please log in to view your watchlist

Rates »

5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
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% 10.46%
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%
Source:CreditCards.com
Trending Tickers
  • /quotes/nls/acrx ACRX+5.97%
  • /quotes/nls/loco LOCO+60.20%
  • /quotes/nls/sd SD-2.77%
  • /quotes/nls/rad RAD-4.47%
  • /quotes/nls/galt GALT+11.66%
  • /quotes/nls/nxpi NXPI-3.57%
X
Powered by StockTwits
Link to MarketWatch's Slice.

As of July 2, 2013, the SmartMoney content you loved now lives on MarketWatch.

MarketWatch will continue to provide the same important news and information you rely on every day. And, as a MarketWatch user, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Personalized news and quote email alerts
  • Editorial e-newsletters about personal finance, mutual funds and market-specific coverage
  • Premium newsletters by our market experts
  • Games, such as Virtual Stock Exchange and Beat the Darts
  • Free WSJ.com registration

Email address

Password

Forgot password?