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Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis is the tip of the iceberg
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Woman arrested in Google exec’s death
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  • Aug 31, 2012
    3:03 PM ET

    How to Save on College Health Plans

    As colleges upgrade their health plans to comply with the Affordable Care Act, some students (or their parents) may end up paying higher premiums.

    New regulations require the phasing out of caps on benefits, coverage of certain “essential” services and the elimination of co-pays for preventive care, including contraceptives. To cover these extra costs, several colleges have raised the price of their health plans. Others, particularly smaller schools, are choosing to drop coverage altogether.

  • Mar 9, 2012
    1:33 PM ET

    McDonald’s Profit, Americans Tip Scales

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    McDonald’s healthier menu changed little: the fast-food giant’s profits are still growing – and so are American waistlines. The nation continues to fatten, according to a new survey. Some 26.1% of American adults defined themselves as obese in 2011, according to the “Well-Being Index” carried out by market research group Gallup and healthcare consultancy Healthways.

    These unflattering figures were extracted from Gallup’s daily tracking polls of over 350,000 people and the obesity rates were self-reported. Worse, the real obesity rate is closer to one-third of the population, says Margo G. Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Washington-based non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest, as people tend to underestimate their own body weight.

  • Feb 10, 2012
    4:45 PM ET

    Bacon Milkshake: The Grossest Drink in America?

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    Move over Paula Deen, cardiologists have a new worst nightmare. Jack in the Box launched a Bacon Shake – a drink for those determined to slurp pork through a straw.

    The shake is the headline-grabbing weapon in Jack in the Box’s provocative new “Marry Bacon” drive to promote its bacon products. Launched this month, the campaign’s slogan: “Love bacon? Marry it!” The Bacon Shake is made with real vanilla ice-cream, bacon-flavored maple syrup, whipped cream and topped off with a maraschino cherry. Jack in the Box spokesman Brian Luscomb says, “It’s a fun way to generate buzz for our brand.” And generate calories for his customers? “Shakes are definitely an indulgent treat,” he says. The 16-ounce version has 773 calories and 319 milligrams of sodium, while the bumper 24-ounce cup has 1,081 calories and 461 milligrams of sodium – which is nearly one-third of the daily intake of sodium recommended by nutritionists.

  • Jan 30, 2012
    3:50 PM ET

    Why Nutritionists Can’t Eat Fast-Food Profits

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    Fast food restaurant sales are rising in large part due to bigger, juicier, prime beef burgers with delicious sounding names – not healthy options like salads and apple slices, experts say.

    In fact, fast-food sales continue to grow even as the chains increase prices. McDonald’s raised menu prices 3% in 2011. At Wendy’s, the recently released Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy” burger costs $3.49 to $5.79 depending on the size, a 10 to 20 cent increase on previous Wendy’s burgers of that size. Wendy’s is selling more hamburgers, fries and salads than a year ago, says spokesman Denny Lynch.  But Morningstar analyst Joscelyn MacKay says “no-one purposefully goes to a fast-food restaurant because it’s the healthiest choice.”

  • Jan 10, 2012
    9:57 AM ET

    CES: A Weight-Watching Plan for Baby

    Kelli B. Grant

    Last year, one of the most-buzzed about CES innovations was a baby monitor from Withings that lets parents use an app on their cellphone to peek in via a connected camera perched in baby’s room.

    We’re skeptical that a baby scale will create the same kind of interest or demand as a high-tech baby monitor, especially at an estimated price of $150 to $170 when it launches during the second quarter. “If Grandma and Grandpa want to know the baby’s weight every day, I guess this is the way to do it,” says Michelle Madhok, chief executive of deal site Momfinds.com. But largely, she says, it’s just more evidence of parental over-sharing and a broader consumer obsession with tracking all kinds of data.

  • Nov 28, 2011
    1:20 PM ET

    Do Doctors Write Too Many Prescriptions?

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    Are American doctors too Rx-happy?

    As the government issues new warnings about the rise in prescription drug abuse, over half (52%) of Americans believe that doctors are too loose when it comes to dishing out prescriptions, according to a new survey. The survey, carried out by news, polling and social media site Poll Position, showed little difference between Republican voters (54%) and Democrats (55%) who were critical of physicians.

    Of those who took part in the survey, men and African-Americans felt strongest about this topic.  Around 53% of men and 59% of African Americans thought too many prescription drugs were given out by doctors;  51% of women agreed with that statement.

    Some experts believe that it isn’t just doctors at fault. There is also increased demand from patients, helped by aggressive advertising by pharmaceutical companies. Ann Woloson, executive director of of the U.S. Prescription Policy Choices, a non-profit consumer advocacy group based in Washington D.C. that campaigns for more affordable prices, says prescriptions for psychotropic medication in children and adolescents increased five-fold in the U.S. over the last decade helped by the marketing of such drugs. That’s nearly twice the rate in many European countries. “More needs to be done to counter the marketing of unnecessary drugs,” says Woloson.

  • Nov 1, 2011
    3:34 PM ET

    Drug Industry: Higher Prices Would End Shortages

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    The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t agree with President Barack Obama’s prescription for averting the drug shortages that frequently leave cancer patients waiting for vital treatments. As was reported yesterday, Obama ordered the Food and Drug Administration to set up an early-warning system to prevent such medical shortfalls before they result in skyrocketing prices.

    Drug companies, however, say a better way to prevent the shortages would be to remove restrictions on how much they can charge for generic medications. In other words: higher prices. The FDA does not have the authority to force companies to produce the cheaper generic medicines, but the prospect of higher profits could do the trick, says the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America – an industry group.

    If market forces set prices for older generic drugs it would boost supply, says Devon Herrick, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a non-profit think-tank. “The problem is government price controls,” he says. “Firms don’t want to produce some of these drugs because there isn’t any money in it.”

  • Aug 18, 2011
    10:34 AM ET

    Blood Pressure Alert: Health Care Costs Set to Climb

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    Consumers can’t get a break. Food prices keep rising, the market remains volatile and now health care costs are on the way up.

    The cost of employee health care benefits is expected to rise by more than 7% in 2012, according to a report released today by the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit industry association.

    In response, employers are planning to shift more of those costs to workers. Next year, more than half of employers plan to increase how much employees contribute to premiums and 39% plan to raise in-network deductibles, according to the same survey.

  • Aug 12, 2011
    5:09 PM ET

    Smile – But Only If You Have Dental Insurance

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    Do Americans have more in common with their European cousins than they realized? Nearly half of Americans lack dental insurance and nearly three-quarters of those without such coverage are neglecting their teeth, a new study says. It may be a cliché, but Americans are famous for their pearly whites and porcelain veneers, while Europeans are often derided in the media for their wooden-looking teeth. If there is any truth to that, it seems the gap is closing.

    More people go without dental insurance due to cut-backs in employee benefits and rising insurance premiums, according to a new study by dental comparison website Brighter.com and EmpiricaResearch.com.au in conjunction with David Neal, professor of psychology at the University of Southern California. Only a quarter without insurance visit the dentist one or two times a year. “Poor dental health is a silent epidemic in the U.S. and a trigger for serious health problems,” Neal says.

  • Aug 2, 2011
    2:08 PM ET

    Birth Control Without A Co-Pay Still Isn’t Free

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    Starting next year, many health insurance plans will be required as part of the federal health-care law to cover contraceptive services without charging patients a co-payment. But that doesn’t mean they’re free.

    The Obama administration announced Monday that Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives — including birth control bills, intrauterine contraceptive devices (a.k.a. ICDs or IUDs) and sterilization — classify as preventative services under the law. The requirement also covers HIV screening, breastfeeding pumps and some wellness care visits for women, among other services.

    For women on the pill, savings could be substantial. For oral contraceptives, out-of-pocket costs range from $14 to $26 per pack, according to a study in the June 2011 issue of medical journal Contraception. The study, which tracked expenditures between 1996 and 2006, found that women’s out-of-pocket expenses for oral contraceptives amounted to 58% of the drugs’ cost, compared with an average 30% of those for other monthly medications.

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Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
Bloomberg
Commodities Corner: The gold stock rally foreshadows a trend for the metal, analysts tell Myra P. Saefong.
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

Are gold miners preparing to fly high?

Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
Here’s a thrill ride: Your roller coaster may not have been inspected jabiru/Shutterstock.com
Amusement parks might be places for amusement, but they also send tens of thousands of people to emergency rooms each year.

You’ll soon wear these virtual reality goggles
You’ll soon be wearing these virtual reality goggles www.oculusvr.com
Opinion: Thanks to Facebook, your gaming and online life is about to get more exciting, writes Jurica Dujmovic.

Your parents are much richer than you think
Shutterstock
Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement

U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill?
Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill? Facebook
This photo of Spielberg with a downed triceratops has been shared 30,000 times in the past days.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks.
How prison inmates learn about money
Need to know
SEC suspends Cynk Technology shares
Lorillard up on bid talk; Mortgage insurers sink
IEA: Little room for complacency in oil markets
Chevron, Conoco, Total are Citi's 'Big Oil' picks
European stock markets rebound after selloff
Japan stocks fall for fifth day
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
How hackers are hitting shipping services
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Apple short interest drops by 13 million
(24/7)
Money and chocolate have lot in common


Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Deep dive: Analysts are on the fence for most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
Wells Fargo earnings kick off the earnings season for the financial sector.
Wells Fargo CEO is bullish on the economy
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis is the tip of the iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espirito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares
U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart

Boehner lawsuit may calm push to impeach
Why House Speaker John Boehner is suing President Barack Obama and more must reads.
U.S. uninsured rate drops to record low

Woman arrested in Google exec’s death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
Cynk has rallied almost 25,000% over past few weeks, sending traders (and markets reporters) on an Internet goose chase to figure out what it's all about.

Social Security loophole's huge windfall opportunity
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist.

Why Merkel loves her central bank
It’s no surprise Angela Merkel stoutly defends the Bundesbank, because the central bank helped keep Germany free, writes Barry Wood.
Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country
Horse-trading begins for EU economics chief

Diplomacy through humiliation
Ah, it's international relations in the age of embarrassing selfies. See what John Kerry, Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe have been up to.
China bans its journalists from foreign media
Next week in Asia...
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

Elon Musk’s $1 million gift for Tesla museum
Tesla Motors CEO makes the pledge to build a science museum honoring Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla.
Catholic businesses vs. pope on capitalism

5 off-season trips worth taking
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings. Here are five destinations worth visiting off-season.
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

Six ways retirees fool themselves
RetireMentors: Rob Isbitts writes about the mistaken investing assumptions that can threaten your retirement.
Why won’t your bank let you move your IRA?
We’re flying blind investing for retirement
/conga/frontpage.html 313575
Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at the software giant

How mom’s health-care bills could hurt you
If you’re helping aging parents with retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently end up due to pay their bills. Here’s how to avoid pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too

10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
/conga/today.html 313560

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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.08%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.33 -0.02 0.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.16%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.18%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.20 +0.08 0.10%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.85 +0.07 0.09%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 -0.02 0.78%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 0.00 0.02%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.78 -0.05 1.78%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.78 -0.04 1.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.61 -0.02 0.85%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
102 -1 0.96%
Gold
1,337 -2 0.17%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 389 -4 0.95%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,817 -25 0.15%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,957 -1 0.05%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.11%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 66.22 1.35 2.08%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.67 0.63 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 576.30 5.20 0.91%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.37 -0.07 -0.45%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.88 -0.03 -0.05%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.42 0.12 0.69%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.63 -0.07 -0.18%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.63 -0.17 -0.33%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.31 0.11 0.42%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,889 -26 0.15%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,404 +8 0.18%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,963 -2 0.09%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,596 +0 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,337 -3 0.19%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 101.92 -1.01 0.98%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,679 +7 0.10%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,647 -12 0.12%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,313 +12 0.28%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,606 +118 0.57%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,521 -12 0.12%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 336 +0 0.03%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,254 -28 0.86%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.08%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.31 -0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.18%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.15%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.20 +0.08 0.10%
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U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 -0.02 0.78%
German 10y
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Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.78 -0.05 1.80%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.77 -0.04 1.37%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 -0.02 0.94%
Japan 10yr
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Crude Oil
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Gold
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Corn
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DJIA F
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S&P F
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FB /quotes/nls/fb 66.09 1.22 1.88%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.66 0.62 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 575.89 4.79 0.84%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.07 -0.42%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.86 -0.05 -0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.44 0.14 0.79%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.63 -0.07 -0.20%
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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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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