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• School time may be the right time for Apple
• 3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
• A lesson in buying low in a high group
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America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
• Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes
• You're paying for things the wrong way
Toyota plots ‘society-changing’ fuel-cell car
• Google driverless car nowhere near ready
• Auto makers ask: Is this as good as it gets?
Apple fixes iCloud flaw suspected in celebrity hack
• Apple investigating reports of iCloud hack
• iWatch must set right price from the start
10 companies that control the world’s food
• Americans are eating a bit better: study
• 6 real culprits making American kids fat
New Ford Mustangs hit the assembly line in Flat Rock
• Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
• The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...
• Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special
6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
• Eric Cantor to join Moelis & Co.
• Euro-zone producer prices begin to fall again
• Luxottica falls, Weir gains: European movers
• Spanish jobless claims on the rise again
• BHP, Rio Tinto shares higher as FTSE 100 gains
• Gold slips despite violence in Ukraine
• Apple, Visa in iPhone wallet deal
• Arthur Andersen returns: Tax firm takes name
• U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
• Joan Rivers is on life support
Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
• French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
• Contraction in German GDP confirmed
• EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian
How to pick the right MLP fund
Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says RetireMentor Michael Fabian.
Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama
A Vladivostok airport store joins in the sanctions game by refusing to serve Western leaders.
• Russia signals hard line over Ukraine talks
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
• Australia's current-account deficit widens
• Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
• Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report
Passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
• Active funds may take 100% of your gains
Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.
• Data point to an encouraging correlation
• Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
• Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)
5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
• 5 reasons Americans are unhappy
Make your kid rich for $1 a day
RetireMentors: This extremely modest investment can yield $4 million when your child reaches age 65, says Paul Merriman.
• How to avoid 4 traps that wreck retirement
• Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
• 5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement
6 books Bills Gates says you should read
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recommended books on business, finance and Obamacare — as well as a romantic comedy.
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