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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

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
somchaij/Shutterstock.com
Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six parts goes to vote

These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
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.

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

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Need to know
Stock futures up with Twitter, Fed in focus
Barclays tops FTSE 100 after upbeat results
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Lucky Strike maker's sales hit by currencies
Airbus profit climbs 50% on orders backlog
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.
Lynn: West can't really hurt Russian economy

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
 Getty Images
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.

Watch as UCLA floods
Skimboarding in the fading Southern California sun is one of those quintessential summer images. Except when it's taking place miles away from the beach.
 
China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one, suggests Merrill Lynch.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

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.

Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.
Charts reflect approach to S&P 2,000

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

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

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

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

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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McConnell
has his first
poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month

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

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
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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.

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  • 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.

  • Aug 9, 2012
    12:14 PM ET

    ‘Cutting the Cord’: Readers Respond

    On Wednesday, Pay Dirt responded to a report in The Wall Street Journal about the growing number of Americans who are ditching their paid TV subscriptions in favor of streaming and other less-expensive options — a practice known as “cutting the cord.” We offered a checklist of things to consider before making the switch, and asked our Twitter followers if they would cut their cable cord.

  • Jul 17, 2012
    5:03 PM ET

    The Dark Knight Rises — to $100 Per Ticket

    How much would you pay to see the midnight show of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20? Scalpers are betting quite a lot.

    Asking prices for opening night tickets on Craigslist hit the $100-per-ticket mark in New York. On eBay, a Los Angeles seller wants $125 apiece, and another in Council Bluffs, Iowa is asking $140. And if you really want to be among the first to see it, there’s an eBay listing for two tickets to a 7 p.m. showing on July 19 in Los Angeles. The price: $300.

  • Jun 18, 2012
    1:58 PM ET

    A Wine Cellar on a Stick

    Senior consumer reporter and “Deal of the Day” columnist Kelli B. Grant samples gourmet treats and fancy kitchen gadgets at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C.

    Consumers without a wine cellar may be able to fake it, thanks to a new device that chills bottles from the inside.

  • Apr 3, 2012
    10:32 AM ET

    Why Americans Are Unhappy

    Les Misérables 2.0: the American consumer.

    That’s the theme of of Dean Bakopoulos’ second novel, “My American Unhappiness.” The book follows the personal and financial struggles of Zeke Pappas, a 33-year-old scholar who interviews Americans about why they are discontented for his pet project, the “Inventory of American Unhappiness.” Bakopoulos started writing this book in 2007 – just before the recession hit. “Like many people, Zeke was living pay-check-to-pay -check and was willfully ignorant about what was coming.”

    Bakopoulos, 36, a professor of creative writing at Grinnell College in Iowa, had his literary debut with “Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon” about the men of a small, depressed Michigan town who take off for the moon, leaving the women and children behind. And he has just finished a new yet-to-be-published book called “Evolve.” That too is another bleak commentary on American consumerism. The plot? Class warfare breaks out over an addictive new energy drink.

    In the spirit of Zeke’s “Inventory of American Unhappiness,” Pay Dirt asked Bakopoulos why he believes Americans need cheering up.

  • Mar 5, 2012
    2:37 PM ET

    Has the Facebook Friend Bubble Burst?

    iStockphoto

    Friendships are increasingly breaking up among Facebook’s 800 million members.

    The percentage of people who “unfriend” other Facebook members rose from 56% in 2009 to 63% in 2011, according to a new Pew Research study. Women seem to be second-guessing their online relationships the most: some 67% say they deleted people versus 58% of men. Likewise, young adults are more active “unfrienders” when compared with older users: 71% of those between 18 and 29 deleted people versus 63% of those aged 30 to 49. (A Facebook spokeswoman says it introduced privacy measures in recent months so users could restrict rather than unfriend others.) Language expert Alan M. Perlman says it’s more than just friends who over-stay their welcome due to excessive self-revelation or bland status updates like, “I just ate breakfast” or, “There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

  • Feb 15, 2012
    11:52 AM ET

    Clash of the Coupon-Clipping Titans

    J’aime Kirlew/TLC

    Coupon-clipping seems like a wholesome pastime. But the latest season of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” resulted in allegations of fraud and reignited a feud between J’aime Kirlew and Jill Cataldo — two of the country’s biggest coupon-clipping moms.

    The Coupon Information Corporation, a non-profit industry watchdog, expressed its “continued disappointment” with “Extreme Couponing” over a recent episode allegedly showing a 16-year-old in Burbank, Ca. using fake coupons to get 408 rolls of toilet paper for free. With the cameras rolling, the store went along with the transaction and the boy wheeled seven carts of toilet paper out of the store. However, after conducting an investigation, the CIC says the store denied payment for the counterfeit coupons and contacted the show, but the minor’s mother repaid them for the pilfered paper.  The CIC wants the show to retain an independent industry expert “to insure the integrity of future episodes” and follow the rules pertaining to couponing. (Dustin Smith, a spokesman for TLC, declined to comment on the issue.)

  • Jan 12, 2012
    5:32 PM ET

    Getting Hip To Music, Using Laser Beams

    Kelli B. Grant

    Consumers who never learned to play a musical instrument — well, or at all — can now fake it.

    The new Beamz interactive music system plays the melody line of songs in its library, letting the user add in complementary beats, vocals and instrumental riffs by moving his or her hands through its laser beams.

    A spokeswoman says the $199 device is meant to appeal to “the Guitar Hero” set, as well as wannabe deejays (although mixing your own tunes requires additional equipment). “You can’t really sound bad on this,” she says. The USB-powered device comes with software and 50 songs; others in the 200-plus song library cost $0.99 to $1.99 each.

  • Jan 12, 2012
    10:37 AM ET

    CES: Smartphone Control Over Video Content

    Getty Images

    Watching movies on the comparably tiny screen of a smartphone doesn’t hold appeal for plenty of consumers, but soon, it may be the equivalent to a universal remote for much of their video content.

    Coming soon: A new app called Shodogg will let users use their smartphones to find their movies or TV show of choice, then send streamable content from their phone to any web-connected device, including computers and televisions. A spokesman says it won’t require any special equipment, and can be used with any product brand — so long as the phone in question is a smartphone and the various devices can connect to the Internet. The smartphone then effectively functions as a control, pulling content from those devices or pushing it to them, and letting users pause and fast-forward from the phone screen.

  • Jan 11, 2012
    3:59 PM ET

    CES: Two Cents on 50 Cent’s Headphones

    Kelli B. Grant

    “I was trying to create something I would like to wear,” says 50 Cent of his new “Street by 50″ and “Sync by 50″ headphones from SMS Audio.

    The professionally tuned sets — $300 for the wired Street, and $400 for the wireless Sync — offer studio-quality sound that he says helps listeners experience music the same way he does while creating it in the studio. (Check out our video clip for more on his vision and the headphones’ design.)

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  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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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

6 Californias? How about
7 Rhode Islands
somchaij/Shutterstock.com
Commentary: Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State should go farther, argues David Weidner.
Plan to cut California into six parts goes to vote

These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
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.

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

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look
at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Need to know
Stock futures up with Twitter, Fed in focus
Barclays tops FTSE 100 after upbeat results
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Lucky Strike maker's sales hit by currencies
Airbus profit climbs 50% on orders backlog
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.
Lynn: West can't really hurt Russian economy

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
 Getty Images
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.

Watch as UCLA floods
Skimboarding in the fading Southern California sun is one of those quintessential summer images. Except when it's taking place miles away from the beach.
 
China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one, suggests Merrill Lynch.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

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.

Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.
Charts reflect approach to S&P 2,000

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

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

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

Why your job should not feel comfortable
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Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
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5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 -9 0.45%
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Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,300 0 0.02%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.21 +0.24 0.24%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,804 -3 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,641 -12 0.13%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,353 -13 0.29%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,952 +51 0.47%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,646 +28 0.18%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,181 -2 0.09%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,087 +96 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 -2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.07%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.27 +0.15 0.14%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.02%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.19%
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.46 -0.03 1.09%
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/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 +0.00 0.08%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
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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%
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Obama-Netanyahu 'transcript' fuels uproar
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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

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Plan to cut California into six parts goes to vote

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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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London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

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Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


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Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
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Stock futures up with Twitter, Fed in focus
Barclays tops FTSE 100 after upbeat results
Stocks to watch Wednesday: Twitter, AmEx
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Lucky Strike maker's sales hit by currencies
Airbus profit climbs 50% on orders backlog
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit

Russian stocks' fall may be 'tip of iceberg'
The situation is only set to get tougher for Russian banks and corporations as the U.S. and Europe tighten sanctions and credit tightens.
Lynn: West can't really hurt Russian economy

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
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The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.

Watch as UCLA floods
Skimboarding in the fading Southern California sun is one of those quintessential summer images. Except when it's taking place miles away from the beach.
 
China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one, suggests Merrill Lynch.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

Wal-Mart buys and shuts tech start-up
In the race for talent, one of the best ways, at least demonstrated by Wal-Mart's purchase of Luvocracy, is to gobble up the whole company itself first.

10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

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.

Breadth divergence threatens stocks
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.
Charts reflect approach to S&P 2,000

Economy shrugs off winter blahs
Remember that 2.9% plunge in U.S. growth during an unusually blustery first quarter? Well, forget about it. Analysts polled by MarketWatch see a big rebound.

5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Whole Foods is No. 2 worst on S&P this year
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

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

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
   
Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

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

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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CliffsNotes critique
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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

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
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Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 -9 0.45%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,641 -13 0.14%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,353 -13 0.29%
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IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,951 +49 0.45%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,338 -4 0.12%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,732 +92 0.37%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,181 -2 0.09%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,087 +96 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 -2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.26 +0.14 0.14%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.21%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.28 +0.07 0.09%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.65 +0.05 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.48 +0.01 0.59%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 +0.00 0.06%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 0.00 0.17%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.46 -0.03 1.09%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 +0.00 0.16%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 1.11%
Crude Oil
101 +0 0.20%
Gold
1,300 0 0.02%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 369 -3 0.67%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,869 +24 0.14%
S&P F
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Silver
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.38 -0.64 -0.65%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 585.61 -4.99 -0.84%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
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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%
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