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4 ways companies can move this country forward Opinion: Brother, can you spare a balance sheet? U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
• Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas
Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
• ‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
• Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
• Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
• Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
• 5 things we all need to know about Ebola
Obama is staying away from big Senate races
• Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
• Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats
Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
• Buying Tesla, a market wild card
• Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
• Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
• See the complete report here
Ford is missing its
• Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
• Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
• Millennials to make presence felt in housing
• San Francisco: case study in housing cool-off
• Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
• Landlords are getting even meaner
• Newton, Mass., tops best U.S. cities to live in
• Bankrupt city can adjust pension payments
• Pimco Total Return’s 17th month of outflows
• E-tailer Wayfair prices IPO above range
• New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
• Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
• Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
• DirecTV, NFL extend ‘Sunday Ticket’ package
• After hours: Esperion, BofA shares rally
• Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
• Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
• Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
• Angie's List gains on M&A speculation
Pierson’s exit doesn’t solve Secret Service’s problems
Read lawmakers' reactions to Secret Service director's resignation.
• Secret Service’s Julia Pierson resigns
What you want instead of NYSE photos
MarketWatch chief Jeremy Olshan announces an end to photos of the NYSE trading floor. Instead, we're looking to your recommendations for alternatives.
• The last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE
6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.
Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
• Why you should invest like Harvard
New jobs indicator may roil markets
The Federal Reserve will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly, starting next Monday.
Shorts get squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.
Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
• How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
• Should you drink the annuity COLA?
4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
• Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
• Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze
• Why you should invest like Harvard
ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.
• August construction spending falls 0.8%
Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Regardless of what Carl Icahn thinks, analysts are mostly bearish on PayPal's spinoff.
Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.
Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion: Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.
Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.
The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.
California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
• California to ban single-use plastic bags
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 down 0.5% at 5,307.40 early
Japan's Topix down 1.2% at 1,302.95 in early moves
Japan's Nikkei Average opens down 1.2% at 15,895.20
Japan's Nikkei Average futures down 1.4% on SGX
Wayfair IPO prices at $29 a share, above range
Bankrupt Stockton can restructure CalPERS obligations, judge rules: reports
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