Opinion: Howard Gold offeres reasons for why now is the time for a mid-summer portfolio cleaning.
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Parents, you’re paying for college in the wrong way
• 3 pet medication scams and how to stop them
Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
• Panasonic, Tesla seal deal for 'gigafactory'
• What to watch for in Tesla earnings
Russell Brand slams Hannity over Gaza show
• Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
• Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
• Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
• Watch UCLA campus flood
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.
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• Avon profit shrinks on lackluster sales
• Stocks to watch: Whole Foods, GoPro, Tesla
• Synchrony IPO priced at low end of range
• Data preview: Jobless claims likely to stay low
• How are earnings so far? Live video chat
• Target taps PepsiCo executive as new CEO
• Banco Espirito Santo shares sink 50%
• Poor earnings, weak inflation hit Europe stocks
• Adidas warns, citing Russia and golf risks
• Japan stocks snap winning streak
Did you miss this boom in foreign stocks?
Commentary: Emerging market countries that once were swooning have roared back to life, says Mitch Tuchman.
Emerging market ETFs still have a lot to show
Commentary: Emerging markets have been on a tear for most of this year. John Prestbo sees more upside for these stocks.
Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Contrary to its reputation, August on average has been one of the better ones of the calendar for the stock market. This just goes to show you shouldn’t sell a dull market short.
• Gayed: The mother of all new trends
This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.
When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: An educated guess at longevity will help determine when to file for benefits, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
• Social Security is in crisis
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
Train your doctors to treat you right
As people get older, they’re more likely to see multiple doctors—and often, those doctors don’t communicate enough with each other.
House to block Obama on deportation
Republicans move to block Obama from curbing deportations. Plus: Highway funding goes to the wire, and how how the Obama-Putin relationship died.
• Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’
• Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
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.
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
• 6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
Biggest rise in employment cost index since 2008
U.S. employment costs rise 0.7% in second quarter
ECI gain tied to higher health, retirement costs
ECI wages increase 0.6%, benefits jump 1%
Four-week claims average drops 3,500 to 297,250
Weekly U.S. jobless claims climb 23,000 to 302,000
Continuing claims increase 31,000 to 2.54 million
Four-week claims average lowest since April 2006
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