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Ciena beats profit estimates, misses on sales
Costco same-store sales rise significantly
Europe markets rise | FTSE 100 heads for gain
Treasury's Lew irked by China's FX move
Rio Tinto sees solid demand for iron ore, steel
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Asian shares rise; China closed for holiday

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ECB forecasts to come under close scrutiny
French jobless rate holds steady at 10.3%


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Bill Gross calls a Fed rate hike ‘too little, too late’
FDIC chief: Rates may catch banks off-guard
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Apple’s biggest challenge: Topping the iPhone 6
Apple set to join content contest
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9

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Fed Beige Book finds rising wage pressures

Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
Why gold now looks more risky than stocks: Reeves
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Intel hopes its chip retool can revive PC sales

Growing doubts among Viacom investors lead to 50% stock drop
Growing doubts among Viacom investors
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Decliners
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,351 +293 1.82%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,750 +114 2.46%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,949 +35 1.83%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,321 +8 0.33%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,128 -6 0.53%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46.25 0.00 0.00%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,165 +81 1.34%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,204 +156 1.55%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,602 +47 1.04%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,900 +288 1.33%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,977 +38 0.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 358 +4 1.23%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,712 +8 0.31%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,182 +87 0.48%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,935 -250 1.18%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,160 -6 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,765 +311 1.22%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,906 +28 0.98%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.03%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.20 -0.14 0.11%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.53%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.81 -0.17 0.18%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.63 +0.08 0.09%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.02 0.81%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.77 -0.01 1.38%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.97 -0.02 1.16%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 0.00 0.18%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.81 -0.01 0.57%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.40 +0.00 0.13%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46 0 0.00%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,128 -6 0.53%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 366 -2 0.48%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,385 +55 0.34%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,954 +7 0.34%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 +0 0.05%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.89 2.66 3.05%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.34 4.62 4.29%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 614.34 16.55 2.77%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.85 0.32 2.06%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.75 0.81 1.59%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.15 1.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.82 0.50 1.55%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.20 0.06 0.19%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.57 0.69 2.89%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.6%
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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Scared Straight: Boomer Woes Inspiring Millennial Savers

In the Wall Street Journal today, E.S. Browning finds a silver lining in the financial struggles of the Baby Boomer generation: The boomers’ kids are getting their acts together. Americans in their mid-30s or younger are more likely than they were 10 years ago to be taking part in their workplace 401(k); they’re less likely to have credit card debt, and card balances are smaller among those who have them. What’s motivating them, in many cases, is having watched their parents lose their jobs and hit bottom in the Great Recession. (Browning’s most succinct generation-gap moment, for my money, is this quote: “’What if life throws me a curve ball like that?’ said the 27-year-old radio DJ.”)

Some point/counterpoint in the Comments section about how if these kids were really smart, they’d be stockpiling gold and silver and preparing for the government’s looming Debtpocalypse. Pithiest reader comment, from one “Donald Dewitt”: “Deferred gratification is difficult – unless the fear of scarcity is greater.”

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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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need to know
Campbell Soup beats profit expectations
Medtronic profit and sales top estimates
Acadia eyes FDA OK on Parkinson's pyschosis
L Brands August sales climb above forecasts
Ciena beats profit estimates, misses on sales
Costco same-store sales rise significantly
Europe markets rise | FTSE 100 heads for gain
Treasury's Lew irked by China's FX move
Rio Tinto sees solid demand for iron ore, steel
Novartis to begin selling Neupogen copy in U.S.
Asian shares rise; China closed for holiday

5 things to watch at today’s ECB meeting

ECB forecasts to come under close scrutiny
French jobless rate holds steady at 10.3%


Why India is worth a look if you’re cooling on China

Video: Watch China’s 90-minute military parade in 60 seconds
Watch China’s    90-minute parade in 60 seconds
China markets close for war anniversary

Liberal arts majors may become a thing of the past
They tangled with student debt all summer
College help for low-income families

43% of U.S. homes are at high risk of natural disaster
43% of U.S. homes are at high risk of natural disaster

Caroline Baum: No one knows what Trump would do as president, but it’d be great!
No one knows what Trump would do as president
Trump, Clinton play liar’s poker: Delamaide

Bill Gross calls a Fed rate hike ‘too little, too late’
FDIC chief: Rates may catch banks off-guard
Junk-bond stress level climbs to 5-year high

History’s lessons in surviving market crashes

Apple’s biggest challenge: Topping the iPhone 6
Apple set to join content contest
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9

Almond milk and other notable Fed nuggets

Fed Beige Book finds rising wage pressures

Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
Why gold now looks more risky than stocks: Reeves
Still too many gold market bulls: Mark Hulbert

GoPro’s stock rocked by supplier’s outlook

Intel hopes its chip retool can revive PC sales

Growing doubts among Viacom investors lead to 50% stock drop
Growing doubts among Viacom investors
Hulu rolls out ad-free option for $11.99 a month
Digital subscriptions can exceed our cable bills

Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
How estate planning can be stress-free
Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?
Is this all the investing advice you’ll ever need?

Clinton's $10 billion anti-drug-addiction plan

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA
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133.48MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 113.01M
Unchanged
201
Decliners
1922
Advancers
4480
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 16,351 +293 1.82%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,750 +114 2.46%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,949 +35 1.83%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,321 +8 0.34%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,128 -6 0.54%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46.25 0.00 0.00%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,166 +82 1.36%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,207 +159 1.58%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,602 +47 1.04%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,900 +288 1.33%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,977 +39 0.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 358 +4 1.23%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,712 +8 0.31%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,182 +87 0.48%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,935 -250 1.18%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,160 -6 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,765 +311 1.22%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,906 +28 0.98%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.20 -0.13 0.11%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.51%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.81 -0.17 0.18%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.63 +0.08 0.09%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.02 0.81%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.77 -0.01 1.38%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.97 -0.02 1.16%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 0.00 0.18%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.81 -0.01 0.57%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.40 +0.00 0.13%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46 0 0.00%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,128 -6 0.54%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 366 -2 0.48%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,388 +58 0.36%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,954 +7 0.34%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 +0 0.05%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.89 2.66 3.05%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.34 4.62 4.29%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 614.34 16.55 2.77%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.85 0.32 2.06%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.75 0.81 1.59%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.15 1.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.82 0.50 1.55%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.20 0.06 0.19%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.57 0.69 2.89%
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1.5%
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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