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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
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What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the auto maker reports second-quarter earnings?
What to watch for in Tesla earnings

Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?  Shutterstock.com / ChameleonsEye
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

Subprime car loans may be driving the economy
Subprime car loans may be driving the U.S. economy
First Take: Is the U.S. economy running on subprime loans again? Steve Goldstein looks under the hood.
What else fueled that strong GDP report
Inflation accelerates
What’s really driving GDP?


1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
Why consumers allow overdue debt to pile up.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
The world’s unluckiest poker player  ESPN
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight on the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood

Driverless cars allowed on U.K. public roads next year
Driverless cars set to hit U.K. roads  Getty Images
The driverless-car revolution is taking a big leap forward, with the U.K. saying trial runs of the cars on public roads will begin in less than six months.

Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Mark Hulbert: The hidden truth about stock market in August Getty Images
Commentary: August doesn't deserve its bad reputation, says Mark Hulbert.

Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
A new map traces the jobs numbers of the last six presidents, from Carter to Obama.

Does your mutual fund
own Argentine bonds?
Does your mutual fund own Argentine bonds? Bloomberg
As the deadline to avoid default looms, it turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina's government debt.

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

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
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How are earnings so far? Live video chat
Health stocks rally on big earnings day
S&P 500 ekes out gains; Dow ends lower
Treasurys fall on GDP data, cut losses on Fed
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Private-sector job growth tops 200,000 again
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’ talk
Paul Ryan says "no" to impeaching President Barack Obama.

Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
Lois Lerner bashed conservatives — and British prices — in emails.

Congress wants to revive ‘lower’ airfares
A bill to allow exclusion of taxes and fees from airline advertising heads to the Senate.

US Steel is rallying almost as much as Twitter
Share of the nation's biggest steelmaker are up 20% after a surprisingly strong second quarter and predicting even bigger gains in the months ahead.

Twitter plays down World Cup’s role in user growth
Twitter says the World Cup was not a big factor in its big user base growth, but experts don't buy it.

Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Twitter shares are flying a bit high, but investors shouldn’t fear the expected swoon. In fact, they should welcome it.
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets
Poletti: Can Twitter convert the logged out?
24/7 Wall St.: Twitter's high not threatened

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

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 franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks
New, tougher sanctions on Russia weigh on European stocks as investors analyze the potential consequences of the measures.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Hillary Clinton says Washington Redskins should change name
Another vote for Redskins name change
Hillary Clinton knocks the Redskins' name. Plus: The 'highway cliff' gets closer and why Kean thinks Christie has a real shot at the White House.
Political dynasties at work in Senate races

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
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.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
10 best cities for millennials, new home buyers
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

What to do about these 3 pet medication scams
How to fight these 3 pet meds scams
Complaints about online pet med companies jump 60%.

China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores
Choose wisely when you go shopping for the very lowest prices.
What not to buy on Amazon

The mother of all new trends
Trading Deck: Trend may spark a rally in a beaten-down space, writes Michael  Gayed.
What’s best way to view this market?

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

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

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

5 questions
to ask your financial adviser
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
Was your brokerage account hacked?
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers
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A daily look at what we buy, how we spend, and the companies that do right - and wrong - by their customers.
  • Nov 8, 2012
    5:04 PM ET

    Moths Got Your Clothes?

    It’s a seasonal tradition many consumers could do without — unpacking winter garb only to discover some has been rendered holey.

    The usual suspects for the damage, the two species of clothes moths that menace innocent garments worldwide. Experts say infestations become more or less common as natural fibers like wool, down and silk — the bugs’ preferred snacks — go in and out of favor with manufacturers of clothing and home furnishings. “As long as we’re using natural fibers, it’ll be a problem,” says Jason Dombroskie, coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at Cornell University. (Moths are less active in the cold, but if your home is heated, they can wreak havoc year-round.)

  • Oct 19, 2012
    1:20 PM ET

    Will Housing ‘Misery’ Swing the Election?

    Investors and homeowners got mixed messages about the nation’s housing market this morning, with the National Association of Realtors reporting that existing-home sales in September were down 1.7% from August’s levels, while the median existing-home price was up 11.3% from the year-earlier level. That good-news-bad-news report increases the odds that the nation’s housing struggles could be a major theme in the home stretch of the presidential campaign — especially since several “swing states” that could play a crucial role in the election have particularly weak property markets.

    According to the “housing misery” index compiled by online real estate marketplace Trulia and updated this week, sunshine swing states — essentially, Florida and the West — are suffering more than most. Nevada and Florida have the highest scores on the misery index, at 70 and 58 respectively, thanks to an overall decline in house prices and rise in delinquencies and foreclosures in both states since President Barack Obama took office in 2008. “They are key battleground states in the election homestretch,” says Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia. A third swing-state, Michigan, also ranks high on the misery index, with a score of 32.

  • Oct 16, 2012
    11:39 AM ET

    For Appliances, Does Energy Efficiency Sell?

    A new study suggests that energy-efficient products now dominate sales in some appliance and electronic categories—and lag in others. Whether or not people buy those products may in some cases have less to do with eco-friendliness and utility bill savings than with the products’ secondary perks.

    Energy Star is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy that identifies the most energy-efficient products on the market. Energy Star products account for close to 100% of the sales of some appliances like dishwashers and televisions, but they command relatively little of the markets for desktop computers and freezers, making up 17% and 21%, respectively, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The report measured market penetration of Energy Star products in 2011.

  • Oct 12, 2012
    1:21 PM ET

    Typical Twitter User: Has iPhone, Likes Purple

    She’s American, 28, has 208 followers, loves her iPhone, talks endlessly about her family and fashion – and her favorite color is purple. She’s also, according to new research, the average Twitter user.

    This composite character was pieced together through an analysis of 36 million Twitter profiles by Beevolve, a social media marketing firm based in London — but it’s more of weird science than an exact one. For instance, among Twitter’s active followers, the mean number of followers is 208, but more than four-fifths of the micro-blogging site’s members have fewer than 50. And, according to the survey, 25% of Twitter’s 140 million accounts have never been used. (Though some 40% of users have not tweeted over the last month, they may log on just to read tweets by others, says Jim Prosser, a Twitter spokesman.) The average age of 28 was calculated by analyzing both user bios and tweets.

  • Oct 2, 2012
    7:09 PM ET

    Presidential Debate Night: Booze, Snacks and Politics

    Forget Super Bowl Sunday. For a number of businesses, the real profits may be in a completely different sort of showdown: Call it Presidential Debate Wednesday.

    With President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney set to square off on Wednesday night in the first of three nationally televised debates, considerable attention is going to the potential political drama, particularly given this event’s focus on hot-button domestic issues. And naturally, the struggling American economy is expected to top the list.

  • Oct 2, 2012
    6:46 PM ET

    Are Big Thumbs Upping Ad Clicks?

    Facebook, Google and other tech companies have puzzled over how to make advertising work on mobile devices. But it turns out that tablet and smartphone users, when reading news sites, are more likely to click on ads than those using computers, a new survey suggests.

    Consumers don’t appear to be turned off by mobile ads, according to a survey of nearly 10,000 people by Pew Research Center and The Economist Group. Half of tablet and smartphone users notice ads when they’re getting news on their mobile device. Of that amount, roughly 15% click on ads. “People notice ads on mobile devices and may be even more likely to click on them than they are to click on other digital ads,” the report states. A recent Ad Age study, in stark contrast, found that less than 1% of people click on digital ads regardless of the viewing platform.

  • Sep 20, 2012
    4:42 PM ET

    iPhone 5 May Devour Data Plans

    Apple didn’t change the price of its iPhones with the latest upgrade, but analysts say owning one is about to get a lot more expensive.

    The combination of a bigger screen, access to higher-speed LTE networks and the ability to use the FaceTime video chat app on a cellular connection mean the iPhone 5 – which goes on sale Friday — will likely gorge on more data than its predecessors.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    5:59 PM ET

    Spend $700 at Apple Store or on Apple Stock?

    Back in February, when Apple’s stock hit $500 – the same price as an iPad — we asked which was the better buy.  Most experts said the company’s stock was headed higher – and they were proved right.

    Investors who bought a single share of Apple (AAPL) back then would have earned $200. An iPad purchased in February, meanwhile, is now worth around $400 on the resale market.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    7:00 AM ET

    Many iPhone 5 Buyers Own a Damaged iPhone 4S

    Oscar Wilde said, “Each man kills the thing he loves.” Many iPhone owners can relate.

    Some 30% of iPhone users damaged their devices within the past 12 months, according to a study by gadget insurer Square Trade. The phones get far more scratched, soaked and abused than iPads, only 10% of which were damaged during the same time period, based on data from 2,000 customers. Perhaps part of the reason some 2 million new iPhone 5s were preordered in the first 24 hours is that many customers didn’t have a choice: Their older models needed replacing.

  • Sep 12, 2012
    2:57 PM ET

    Confessions of an Apple Sheep

    Today millions of seemingly rational people fished a fully functional iPhone from their pockets and contemplated hurling the device out the window. I know, because I am one of them.

    Like many, I committed to the iPhone 5 upgrade even before Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new device with the usual burlesque slideshow presentation. It’s not that I have any major complaints with my iPhone 4S — sure, it occasionally freezes up and the battery doesn’t always make it through the day, but it’s probably the best piece of technology I’ve ever owned. Nor do I think the thinner, faster, bigger-screened and brushed aluminum iPhone 5 will do a substantially better job of delivering email, locating restaurants, playing music, or distracting my four-year-olds at restaurants with unusually slow service. But I want it anyway.

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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
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What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the auto maker reports second-quarter earnings?
What to watch for in Tesla earnings

Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?  Shutterstock.com / ChameleonsEye
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

Subprime car loans may be driving the economy
Subprime car loans may be driving the U.S. economy
First Take: Is the U.S. economy running on subprime loans again? Steve Goldstein looks under the hood.
What else fueled that strong GDP report
Inflation accelerates
What’s really driving GDP?


1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
Why consumers allow overdue debt to pile up.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
The world’s unluckiest poker player  ESPN
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight on the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood

Driverless cars allowed on U.K. public roads next year
Driverless cars set to hit U.K. roads  Getty Images
The driverless-car revolution is taking a big leap forward, with the U.K. saying trial runs of the cars on public roads will begin in less than six months.

Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Mark Hulbert: The hidden truth about stock market in August Getty Images
Commentary: August doesn't deserve its bad reputation, says Mark Hulbert.

Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
A new map traces the jobs numbers of the last six presidents, from Carter to Obama.

Does your mutual fund
own Argentine bonds?
Does your mutual fund own Argentine bonds? Bloomberg
As the deadline to avoid default looms, it turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina's government debt.

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

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
Need to know
How are earnings so far? Live video chat
Health stocks rally on big earnings day
S&P 500 ekes out gains; Dow ends lower
Treasurys fall on GDP data, cut losses on Fed
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Private-sector job growth tops 200,000 again
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’ talk
Paul Ryan says "no" to impeaching President Barack Obama.

Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
Lois Lerner bashed conservatives — and British prices — in emails.

Congress wants to revive ‘lower’ airfares
A bill to allow exclusion of taxes and fees from airline advertising heads to the Senate.

US Steel is rallying almost as much as Twitter
Share of the nation's biggest steelmaker are up 20% after a surprisingly strong second quarter and predicting even bigger gains in the months ahead.

Twitter plays down World Cup’s role in user growth
Twitter says the World Cup was not a big factor in its big user base growth, but experts don't buy it.

Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Twitter shares are flying a bit high, but investors shouldn’t fear the expected swoon. In fact, they should welcome it.
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets
Poletti: Can Twitter convert the logged out?
24/7 Wall St.: Twitter's high not threatened

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

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 franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks
New, tougher sanctions on Russia weigh on European stocks as investors analyze the potential consequences of the measures.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Hillary Clinton says Washington Redskins should change name
Another vote for Redskins name change
Hillary Clinton knocks the Redskins' name. Plus: The 'highway cliff' gets closer and why Kean thinks Christie has a real shot at the White House.
Political dynasties at work in Senate races

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
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.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
10 best cities for millennials, new home buyers
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

What to do about these 3 pet medication scams
How to fight these 3 pet meds scams
Complaints about online pet med companies jump 60%.

China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores
Choose wisely when you go shopping for the very lowest prices.
What not to buy on Amazon

The mother of all new trends
Trading Deck: Trend may spark a rally in a beaten-down space, writes Michael  Gayed.
What’s best way to view this market?

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.
/conga/frontpage.html 315537
Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

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

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

5 questions
to ask your financial adviser
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
Was your brokerage account hacked?
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers
/conga/today.html 315479

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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.58 0.24 1.56%
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T /quotes/nls/t 36.36 -0.23 -0.63%
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Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
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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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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.07%
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Italy 10yr
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Spain 10yr
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.15 -0.23 -0.23%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 587.42 1.81 0.31%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.58 0.24 1.56%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 0.58 1.17%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.46 0.02 0.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.36 -0.23 -0.63%
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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%
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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