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China ‘punishes’ nearly 200 over rumors
Chinese stocks cap a brutal August with loss

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Apple TV could soon be twice as expensive
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
3004
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 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,355 0 0.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 47.69 -1.51 3.07%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,248 +56 0.90%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,259 -39 0.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,653 -22 0.47%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,942 -52 0.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,259 -94 0.91%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 363 0 0.13%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,754 -30 1.08%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,440 -450 2.38%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,573 -97 0.45%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,172 -34 1.06%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,283 -109 0.41%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,910 -12 0.40%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.52%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.80 -0.42 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.54 +0.01 0.33%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.34%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.57 -0.36 0.37%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.15 -0.29 0.33%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.19 -0.02 1.08%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.73 -0.01 1.33%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.92 +0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.06 0.00 0.19%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.85 -0.02 0.96%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.39 +0.00 1.05%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48 -2 3.07%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 374 -2 0.47%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,254 -254 1.54%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,936 -34 1.71%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 +0 0.34%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.43 -1.58 -1.74%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.76 -0.53 -0.47%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 33.54 0.28 0.84%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.82 -0.34 -1.35%
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2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
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MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.4%

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 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
Source:CreditCards.com

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For Retirees, QE3 Means More Income Woes

Today’s announcement by the Federal Reserve puts the central bank in bold new territory – with a relatively open-ended commitment to buy more bonds until the job outlook improves “substantially.” The Fed also said that, barring a sooner-than-expected return visit from the Inflation Fairy, it intends to keep its benchmark interest rate at close to zero until mid-2015.

Stock investors are reacting as though Christmas came early (and might last until mid-2015). The Dow jumped more than 200 points on Thursday, and the S&P 500 hit its highest level since 2007. But for retirees, there’s likely to be less celebrating, more sighing, because the safer investments they’ve traditionally relied on (think Treasurys and CDs) will continue to yield next to nothing. How should they and other investors cope with the seemingly endless low-interest era? MarketWatch columnist Robert Powell offers some ideas in  7 QE3 Moves to Make With Your Money. Among his takeaways: Consider buying natural resources, the ultimate hedge assets in case that Inflation Fairy returns.

 

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    • Retirees and fixed income folks need to be more concerned about the eroding of the value of the dollar. Printing money makes their income/savings less valuable every day. This administration just condemned these folks to a lower lifestyle while helping wallstreet again! I thought Obama was for helping the poor?

    • Here again, the Federal Reserve rewards those who have been irresponsible and penalizes those who have been responsible, like many retirees. These actions by the Fed, that ostensibly boost stock values, also help to boost the Fed’s balance sheet thus enabling the Fed to dump AIG shares at artificially high prices. Bernanke is not fooling anyone. The long term consequences of these short term fixes will be horrific.

    • Actually, future infatuation is being priced into stocks. A wheel barrel manufacture would be a good investment. We will need something to tote our money in.

    • Bad news for savers, but in a few years, the FED has to sell their bloated balance sheet, and yields will pick up substantially.

    • Bad news for savers, but in a few years, the FED has to sell their bloated balance sheet, and yields will pick up substantially.

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  • Encore examines the changing nature of retirement, from new rules and guidelines for financial security to the shifting identities and priorities of today’s retirees. The blog also explores news that affects retirement, from the Wall Street Journal Digital Network and around the web. Lead bloggers are reporter Catey Hill and senior editor Jeremy Olshan. Other contributors include The Wall Street Journal’s retirement columnists Glenn Ruffenach and Anne Tergesen; the Director for the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Alicia Munnell; and the Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group, Michael Kitces, CFP.

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3 major hurricanes over Pacific for first time ever
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Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans 10 years later
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State Department releases more Clinton emails
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York July 24, 2015.  Reuters
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Beijing bumbling is now China’s biggest problem
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Goldman cuts China economic growth targets
China ‘punishes’ nearly 200 over rumors
Chinese stocks cap a brutal August with loss

Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple Inc.'s iPad Mini is held for a photograph during an Apple launch event in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Apple Inc. introduced a smaller version of the iPad designed to keep customers from buying low-cost tablets from competitors Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. Photographer: Noah Berger/BloombergA iPad mini is pictured during an Apple Inc. launch event on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in San Jose, California, U.S.Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg News.  Bloomberg
Apple TV could soon be twice as expensive
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT
What to expect at Apple event in September

His brother wants a loan from their late dad repaid
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Here’s why Elon Musk   fears the ‘robocalypse’
Here’s why Elon Musk fears the ‘robocalypse’ Elon Musk
Google’s ‘terrifying’ takes to the wild
A tour of the world’s first robot-staffed hotel

Jobs report could stop rate hike — but not ensure one
Jobs report could prevent rate hike — but unlikely to ensure one
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Avg Vol: 109.98M
Unchanged
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Decliners
3378
Advancers
3004
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,355 0 0.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 47.69 -1.51 3.07%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,248 +56 0.90%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,259 -39 0.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,653 -22 0.47%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,942 -52 0.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,259 -94 0.91%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 363 0 0.13%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,755 -29 1.06%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,440 -450 2.38%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,574 -96 0.45%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,172 -34 1.06%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,283 -109 0.41%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,910 -12 0.41%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.52%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.80 -0.43 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.54 +0.01 0.33%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.35%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.56 -0.36 0.38%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.15 -0.29 0.33%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.19 -0.02 1.08%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.73 -0.01 1.33%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.92 +0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.06 0.00 0.19%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.85 -0.02 0.96%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.39 +0.00 1.05%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48 -2 3.07%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 374 -2 0.47%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,254 -254 1.54%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,936 -34 1.71%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 +0 0.34%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.43 -1.58 -1.74%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.76 -0.53 -0.47%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 33.54 0.28 0.84%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.82 -0.34 -1.35%
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MMA $50K+
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
Source:CreditCards.com

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