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5 things you might not want to 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

Read CliffsNotes critique of an Ivy League education
Read CliffsNotes critique of an Ivy League education  Shutterstock
A former English professor at Yale says an Ivy League education turns students into zombies "content to color within the lines that their education had marked out for them."

How Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search
How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search  AFP/Getty Images
Zillow would dominate the online real-estate space if it completes its acquisition of Trulia as intended. And that could have implications for both real-estate agents and consumers.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects
Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects  Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results Thursday.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal
Fastest selling cars in U.S.
5 cars the richest Americans are buying
This Dodge is more powerful than a Corvette
Falling in love with a car online


Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon  Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.

The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
The medical bills that hit retirees hardest  Shutterstock.com
There's a lot Medicare doesn't cover. Study shows which retirees pay the most out-of-pocket for care.

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency by highlighting one of two things.

To corporate America, even France looks inviting
To corporate America, even France looks inviting
Opinion:
The latest proposed inversion transaction makes even France a better corporate destination, writes Steve Goldstein.
Hospira may buy Danone unit, ditch U.S. taxes
Hedge funds are betting on tax ‘inversion’ wave


Need to know
Darden chairman, CEO to step down
Micron falls 4% to lead S&P decliners
Family Dollar, Trulia soar on Merger Monday
Virgin America files for IPO
Russia ordered to pay $50 bln to Yukos holders
Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected
Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
Get ready for 48 hours of economic fury
What to watch for in Twitter earnings

Obama tells questioner it’s now the G-7
President says Russia remains outside the Group of Seven after country was expelled in March over annexation of Crimea.
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House

‘3-D’ stocks retreat as Amazon joins fray
Amazon just joined the 3-D printing craze with a new store. Here's why 3-D printer stocks are down.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

The risk after Fed begins tightening
There's a danger that tightening could reveal some currently hidden risks to the economy, Wells Fargo chief economist says.

The Fed giveth, and oil taketh
Trading Deck: Mom-and-pop investors appear to be coming back into stocks in force, but oil prices suggest that any gains could ultimately amount to little, writes Michael Gayed.

When to see debt as a path to opportunity
Commentary: Debt is not a four-letter word — it’s downright American, writes Jeff Reeves.

Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
Housing still hasn't come around, as the pending home-sales index shows Monday.
First drop in pending home sales in 4 months

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

6 ways to put life back into ‘Meet the Press’
Opinion: David Gregory’s show is in trouble, but it’s not all his fault, writes Jon Friedman.

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Whole Foods Market shares are cheap, after investors were rattled by the grocer slashing its famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Here's where the forceful demand for bonds is coming from.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Spanish 10-year bond yield hits fresh record low

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

Retailers are now the top target of patent trolls
There's little surprise that tech giants Apple and Google are among the top 10 companies most often sued by patent trolls. However, when it comes to sectors, retailers grace the top spot.

6 ways low-savers can save their retirement
RetireMentors:
Lack of participation in pensions and savings plans will make it tougher, warns Henry Hebeler.
Need income? Try a balanced fund
6 ways new tax law helps sustain retirement
Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough

Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for $9.95 a month
Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing
/conga/frontpage.html 315266
Best and worst states for kids’ economic 
well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

China’s food crisis spreads to foreign brands
For overseas food-and-beverage companies, China’s food-safety crises have been good news. But not this latest round, writes Craig Stephen.
Meat seller OSI pulls all China plant’s products
China industrial profit surges, but outlook hazy
Wage hikes fail to ease rich-poor gap in China

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

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you're feeling like you're stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.
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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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5 things you might not want to 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

Read CliffsNotes critique of an Ivy League education
Read CliffsNotes critique of an Ivy League education  Shutterstock
A former English professor at Yale says an Ivy League education turns students into zombies "content to color within the lines that their education had marked out for them."

How Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search
How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search  AFP/Getty Images
Zillow would dominate the online real-estate space if it completes its acquisition of Trulia as intended. And that could have implications for both real-estate agents and consumers.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects
Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects  Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results Thursday.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal
Fastest selling cars in U.S.
5 cars the richest Americans are buying
This Dodge is more powerful than a Corvette
Falling in love with a car online


Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon  Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.

The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
The medical bills that hit retirees hardest  Shutterstock.com
There's a lot Medicare doesn't cover. Study shows which retirees pay the most out-of-pocket for care.

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency by highlighting one of two things.

To corporate America, even France looks inviting
To corporate America, even France looks inviting
Opinion:
The latest proposed inversion transaction makes even France a better corporate destination, writes Steve Goldstein.
Hospira may buy Danone unit, ditch U.S. taxes
Hedge funds are betting on tax ‘inversion’ wave


Need to know
Darden chairman, CEO to step down
Micron falls 4% to lead S&P decliners
Family Dollar, Trulia soar on Merger Monday
Virgin America files for IPO
Russia ordered to pay $50 bln to Yukos holders
Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected
Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
Get ready for 48 hours of economic fury
What to watch for in Twitter earnings

Obama tells questioner it’s now the G-7
President says Russia remains outside the Group of Seven after country was expelled in March over annexation of Crimea.
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House

‘3-D’ stocks retreat as Amazon joins fray
Amazon just joined the 3-D printing craze with a new store. Here's why 3-D printer stocks are down.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

The risk after Fed begins tightening
There's a danger that tightening could reveal some currently hidden risks to the economy, Wells Fargo chief economist says.

The Fed giveth, and oil taketh
Trading Deck: Mom-and-pop investors appear to be coming back into stocks in force, but oil prices suggest that any gains could ultimately amount to little, writes Michael Gayed.

When to see debt as a path to opportunity
Commentary: Debt is not a four-letter word — it’s downright American, writes Jeff Reeves.

Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
Housing still hasn't come around, as the pending home-sales index shows Monday.
First drop in pending home sales in 4 months

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

6 ways to put life back into ‘Meet the Press’
Opinion: David Gregory’s show is in trouble, but it’s not all his fault, writes Jon Friedman.

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Whole Foods Market shares are cheap, after investors were rattled by the grocer slashing its famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Here's where the forceful demand for bonds is coming from.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Spanish 10-year bond yield hits fresh record low

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

Retailers are now the top target of patent trolls
There's little surprise that tech giants Apple and Google are among the top 10 companies most often sued by patent trolls. However, when it comes to sectors, retailers grace the top spot.

6 ways low-savers can save their retirement
RetireMentors:
Lack of participation in pensions and savings plans will make it tougher, warns Henry Hebeler.
Need income? Try a balanced fund
6 ways new tax law helps sustain retirement
Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough

Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for $9.95 a month
Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing
/conga/frontpage.html 315266
Best and worst states for kids’ economic 
well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

China’s food crisis spreads to foreign brands
For overseas food-and-beverage companies, China’s food-safety crises have been good news. But not this latest round, writes Craig Stephen.
Meat seller OSI pulls all China plant’s products
China industrial profit surges, but outlook hazy
Wage hikes fail to ease rich-poor gap in China

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

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you're feeling like you're stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,445 -5 0.10%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,979 +1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,630 -1 0.04%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,306 +1 0.08%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.57 -0.52 0.51%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,788 -3 0.05%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,598 -46 0.48%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,345 +14 0.33%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,939 -124 0.59%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,880 -8 0.08%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 341 -1 0.18%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 -1 0.02%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,529 +72 0.46%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,429 +213 0.88%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,178 +51 2.41%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 -0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.01%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.00 -0.03 0.04%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.40 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 +0.02 0.73%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 0.00 0.18%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.58 -0.03 1.29%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.50 -0.03 1.19%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.58 +0.01 0.21%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.89%
Crude Oil
102 -1 0.51%
Gold
1,306 +1 0.08%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 377 +5 1.28%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,917 +26 0.15%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,973 +1 0.05%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.08%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.92 -0.27 -0.36%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 99.02 1.35 1.38%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 590.60 1.58 0.27%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.50 -0.09 -0.58%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.70 -0.33 -0.66%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.64 0.02 0.11%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.11 0.31%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.64 -0.28 -0.55%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.59 -0.20 -0.78%
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
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 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 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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5 things you might not want to 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

Read CliffsNotes critique of an Ivy League education
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A former English professor at Yale says an Ivy League education turns students into zombies "content to color within the lines that their education had marked out for them."

How Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search
How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search  AFP/Getty Images
Zillow would dominate the online real-estate space if it completes its acquisition of Trulia as intended. And that could have implications for both real-estate agents and consumers.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects
Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects  Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results Thursday.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal
Fastest selling cars in U.S.
5 cars the richest Americans are buying
This Dodge is more powerful than a Corvette
Falling in love with a car online


Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon  Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.

The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
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There's a lot Medicare doesn't cover. Study shows which retirees pay the most out-of-pocket for care.

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.

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 by highlighting one of two things.

To corporate America, even France looks inviting
To corporate America, even France looks inviting
Opinion:
The latest proposed inversion transaction makes even France a better corporate destination, writes Steve Goldstein.
Hospira may buy Danone unit, ditch U.S. taxes
Hedge funds are betting on tax ‘inversion’ wave


Need to know
Darden chairman, CEO to step down
Micron falls 4% to lead S&P decliners
Family Dollar, Trulia soar on Merger Monday
Virgin America files for IPO
Russia ordered to pay $50 bln to Yukos holders
Doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected
Swiss banks offer U.S. clients $5K to 'fess up
Get ready for 48 hours of economic fury
What to watch for in Twitter earnings

Obama tells questioner it’s now the G-7
President says Russia remains outside the Group of Seven after country was expelled in March over annexation of Crimea.
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House

‘3-D’ stocks retreat as Amazon joins fray
Amazon just joined the 3-D printing craze with a new store. Here's why 3-D printer stocks are down.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

The risk after Fed begins tightening
There's a danger that tightening could reveal some currently hidden risks to the economy, Wells Fargo chief economist says.

The Fed giveth, and oil taketh
Trading Deck: Mom-and-pop investors appear to be coming back into stocks in force, but oil prices suggest that any gains could ultimately amount to little, writes Michael Gayed.

When to see debt as a path to opportunity
Commentary: Debt is not a four-letter word — it’s downright American, writes Jeff Reeves.

Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
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First drop in pending home sales in 4 months

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6 ways to put life back into ‘Meet the Press’
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Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Whole Foods Market shares are cheap, after investors were rattled by the grocer slashing its famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Here's where the forceful demand for bonds is coming from.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Spanish 10-year bond yield hits fresh record low

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
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5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
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Behind the wild collapse in small-caps
Buy-and-hold investing is dead

Retailers are now the top target of patent trolls
There's little surprise that tech giants Apple and Google are among the top 10 companies most often sued by patent trolls. However, when it comes to sectors, retailers grace the top spot.

6 ways low-savers can save their retirement
RetireMentors:
Lack of participation in pensions and savings plans will make it tougher, warns Henry Hebeler.
Need income? Try a balanced fund
6 ways new tax law helps sustain retirement
Brand-name retirement advisers aren't enough

Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
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Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing
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Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
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10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

China’s food crisis spreads to foreign brands
For overseas food-and-beverage companies, China’s food-safety crises have been good news. But not this latest round, writes Craig Stephen.
Meat seller OSI pulls all China plant’s products
China industrial profit surges, but outlook hazy
Wage hikes fail to ease rich-poor gap in China

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

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
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66.19MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 79.37M
Unchanged
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Decliners
3692
Advancers
2488
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,983 +22 0.13%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,445 -5 0.10%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,979 +1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,630 -1 0.04%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,306 +1 0.08%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.57 -0.52 0.51%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,788 -3 0.05%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,598 -46 0.48%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,345 +14 0.33%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,939 -124 0.59%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,880 -8 0.08%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 341 -1 0.18%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 -1 0.02%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,529 +72 0.46%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,429 +213 0.88%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,178 +51 2.41%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 -0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.02%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.00 -0.03 0.04%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.40 0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 +0.02 0.73%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 0.00 0.18%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.58 -0.03 1.29%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.50 -0.03 1.19%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.58 +0.01 0.21%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.89%
Crude Oil
102 -1 0.51%
Gold
1,306 +1 0.08%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 377 +5 1.28%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,917 +26 0.15%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,973 +1 0.05%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.08%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.92 -0.27 -0.36%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 99.02 1.35 1.38%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 590.60 1.58 0.27%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.50 -0.09 -0.58%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.70 -0.33 -0.66%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.64 0.02 0.11%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.11 0.31%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.64 -0.28 -0.55%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.59 -0.20 -0.78%
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
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 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 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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