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Joan Rivers is on life support

Aging population faces housing shortage
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French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
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EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

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Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama
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Russia signals hard line over Ukraine talks

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Australia's current-account deficit widens
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6 books Bills Gates says you should read
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  • Dec 22, 2011
    11:41 AM ET

    5 Tips for Successful Charitable Giving

    iStockphoto

    December is usually the month when Americans give the most money to charity.  For most of us, this charitable giving means simply writing out the same check for the same organization that we gave to last year and the year before.  But advisers say that whether you’re giving to the same old charity, or contemplating somewhere new, it’s important to know about everything from the tax implications to the charity’s preference on payments to ensure that your dollars make the most impact.

  • Oct 24, 2011
    10:21 AM ET

    Bon Jovi’s Priceless Restaurant Could Go Platinum

    istockphoto

    Jon Bon Jovi’s new pay-what-you-can community restaurant, Soul Kitchen, could also end up taking in more cash than you might expect. In fact, when consumers are allowed to choose their own price, they often end up paying more, experts say.

    Pay-what-you-can models work a lot better than classic economic theory suggests they should, says Ayelet Gneezy, an assistant professor of marketing at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management, who has studied the concept. “Almost all pay-what-you-want experiments that I’ve heard of, people pay even when they don’t have to, which is amazing,” Gneezy says. Traditional economic theory holds that people are “selfish, rational agents” who seek to maximize their own best interests — yet people tend not to take advantage of what to calculating eyes would look like an opportunity to get something for nothing. “That suggests people really care about fairness, they want to do the right thing,” she says.

    When the money’s going to charity, as it is at the Soul Kitchen, people tend to pay more. Gneezy and colleagues ran an experiment at an amusement park where people could pay anything they wanted for a souvenir photo of themselves riding a roller-coaster. When they were told half of the money was going to charity, fewer people bought the photo, but they paid more than six times as much for it. Basically, when people know the money’s for charity, they don’t want to look like cheapskates, so they either skip it entirely or they give generously, Gneezy says.

    Anything that disrupts that feel-good atmosphere, however, reduces the amount people feel like they want to pay. In another experiment, Gneezy found that people paid more at a pay-what-you-want restaurant when they put the money in a donation box than they did when the owner took the money directly. Putting the money in a box anonymously seems to feel more like a gift or a show of appreciation, whereas having someone observe the payment makes it feel more like a business transaction, she says. Suggested prices can also make an exchange feel more businesslike, making people less generous, she says.

  • Oct 20, 2011
    8:00 AM ET

    Bad Manners Can Cost You A Fortune

    The Emily Post Institute

    It’s a crazy theory that goes against everything you might have heard, but Daniel Post-Senning, great-great grandson of the grand dame of etiquette Emily Post, says the nicer you are the more likely you are to make money and snag bargains.

    Forget about rolling up your sleeves and jabbing other people with your elbows on Black Friday: his theory goes for shoppers, too. Post-Senning spoke to Pay Dirt about the 18th edition of “Emily Post’s Etiquette.” It’s been seven years since the last edition and a lot has changed.

    Pay Dirt: You say successful business people and millionaires are often nice.

    Daniel Post-Senning: Yes, people will want to work with you if you treat them with dignity, honesty and respect.

    So what if I don’t like your new book?

    I would advise you to look for the benevolent truth. For instance, if you don’t like your friend’s dress, say, “Only you could pull that dress off, Sarah.”

    That doesn’t sound very benevolent to me.

    That dress is atrocious. That would be the truth.

    How else can minding our Ps and Qs save us money?

  • Jun 20, 2011
    12:14 PM ET

    The Important Charities You’re Ignoring

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    Americans are returning to pre-recession charitable giving habits, according to a new report. That’s not entirely a good thing.

    Adjusted for inflation, charitable giving rose an estimated 2.1% last year to $290.89 billion, according to the Giving USA survey released today. That’s notable after the collective 13% drop in 2008 and 2009, yet means nonprofits have roughly six more years of recovery at similar rates to reach pre-recession levels. Donations from individuals increased 1.1%, which Giving USA says is consistent with other years immediately following recessions.

    The charities consumers choose are also shifting back toward pre-recession habits, suggests Patrick Rooney, the executive director of The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, which co-produced the report. In a statement, he points to the 3.5% and 4.1% increases in giving to education and to arts, culture and humanities — as well as the 1.5% drop in donations to human services like homeless shelters and food banks.

  • Apr 7, 2011
    5:57 PM ET

    Japan Donation Process “Not Going Smoothly”

    The Central Community Chest of Japan, a major organization that co-ordinates charitable donations throughout the country and works with the Japanese Red Cross and other major charities there, says the distribution of funds on the ground is “not going smoothly.”

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    This will add to mounting concerns among those who made donations to the Japan relief effort in the wake of Japan’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake on March 11th. The Tokyo-based charity’s comments came before Thursday’s 7.4-magnitude aftershock off Japan’s northeastern coast.

    Worryingly, this charity is better placed then most to cope: it’s an organization with a vast network and works with a coalition of Japanese non-profit organizations, the government and local businesses. It’s also part of the U.S.-based United Way worldwide network, which isn’t actively fund-raising for Japan but refers donors to the CCCJ.

  • Apr 5, 2011
    7:30 PM ET

    What Happens To Your Japan Donations?

    Nearly one month after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March11th, there are alarming headlines about donations not reaching victims, confusion over the amount of money received by charities, worries about your donations reaching those who need it the most, and questions about why cash hasn’t yet been distributed directly to those on the ground.

    Getty Images

    Recent headlines like “Fail: Japan Red Cross Has Collected $1 Billion, But Failed To Give Any To Victims Yet” stem from comments by Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, who has urged that the process of channeling money be accelerated. It hasn’t happened yet. The Japanese Red Cross says it will start that  “as soon as possible.”

    Understandably, those who donated are frustrated. But, for those who donated from the U.S., it’s not as straightforward as it might appear. Firstly, international donations are used for a central fund for the relief efforts, not distributed in cash locally. Secondly, domestic Red Cross collections are pooled in a national committee that includes other major charities.

  • Mar 30, 2011
    5:49 PM ET

    Sell Home. Donate To Japan. Get Tax Break

    This is an unorthodox proposition. Sell your multi-million dollar Venice Beach house, which once belonged to Eric Clapton, donate anything above the market price to the relief efforts in Japan and get a highly lucrative tax break while you’re at it. Sounds too good to be true? Not if you live in California. If you are, you may qualify for a generous tax break. And a potentially hefty charity donation could be one way to qualify.

    Stephen Meadows

    Retired architect and actor Stephen Meadows, 60, wants to sell his $2.5 million Venice Beach home, which he bought from the singer-songwriter in 2003 for around $1.4 million.

    It was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, his only private residence. Included in the house’s fixtures and fittings: a never-released solo recording by Clapton. Meadows, who volunteered in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, has pledged to donate anything he gets over the current market price of the Venice Beach house to the relief effort in Japan.

  • Mar 30, 2011
    9:22 AM ET

    Americans Give Generously to Japan Red Cross

    Amidst confusion over whether or not the Japanese Red Cross wanted your money following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami and whether or not a rich country like Japan actually needed your money, Americans have given generously, donating $120.5 million thus far to the American Red Cross fund for the recovery operation in Japan.

    Getty Images

    The American Red Cross says that the money will go to the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami response – specifically the Japanese Red Cross with 2 million registered volunteers there – and won’t be used for other purposes, despite claims by some critics that it would re-directed to other regions or get soaked up by administrative expenses.

    “As part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross is eager to support our counterparts in the Japanese Red Cross, whose staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to meet the immense needs of their people,” according to David Meltzer, senior vice-president of international services with the American Red Cross.

  • Mar 22, 2011
    6:19 PM ET

    Should You Donate Money to Japan?

    It seems like an odd question with, perhaps, an obvious answer. Should you donate to the relief efforts in Japan, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami? Answer: Yes, if you wish.

    Getty Images

    But some commentators disagree. A growing chorus of critics and websites is now saying Japan doesn’t need your money. Messages from charitable organizations have been unclear. And now well-meaning, compassionate consumers are understandably confused.

    The Red Cross is a case in point.

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Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
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
See complete report here


America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes
You're paying for things the wrong way


Toyota plots ‘society-changing’ fuel-cell car
Toyota
Toyota is moving ahead with its plans for an affordable fuel-cell car, but obstacles remain and competitors are close behind.
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 fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a flaw that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak photos onto the web.
Apple investigating reports of iCloud hack
iWatch must set right price from the start

10 companies that control the world’s food
 SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
The policies of these powerful companies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and environment worldwide.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

New Ford Mustangs hit the assembly line in Flat Rock
 Getty Images
A look at the 2015 model, which will be exported for the first time, as it begins production in Michigan.
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
6 educational apps worth every penny AFP/Getty Images
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.
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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.

This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
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 on $1 a day
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 Bill Gates says you should read
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.
/conga/frontpage.html 318518
Investors will find Ukraine harder to ignore
As the situation in Ukraine worsens, investors will find it harder to look away.
Ukraine loses ground to rebels
Russia defiant on new Western sanctions
Who loses if Russia turns off the natural gas
What experts are saying about Putin-Ukraine

Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant by matching an Under Armour offer of $285 million.
Phillies use 4 pitchers to get a no-hitter

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

Tesla shares at $325 is 'just math'
Tesla $325 is ‘just math’
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.
China mulling tax to help electric cars: BYD
/conga/today.html 318510

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Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,019 +152 0.57%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.09%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.94 +0.58 0.56%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.46%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.47%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.96 +0.17 0.20%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.04 +0.23 0.31%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.38 +0.04 1.51%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.92 +0.03 3.57%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.31%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.26 +0.00 0.18%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.32 +0.05 2.31%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.01 2.87%
Crude Oil
95 -1 0.84%
Gold
1,272 -15 1.17%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 +1 0.21%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,121 +36 0.21%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,006 +4 0.20%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 1.32%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
4319
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  • 1 Month
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,098 +19 0.11%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 +23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,623 +2 0.06%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,272 -15 1.19%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 95.13 -0.83 0.86%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,839 +14 0.20%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,570 +90 0.95%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,399 +20 0.45%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,600 +254 1.25%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,810 +63 0.59%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 344 +1 0.32%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,311 -11 0.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,669 +192 1.24%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,749 -3 0.01%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,266 +31 1.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,019 +152 0.57%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.09%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.95 +0.59 0.57%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.45%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.47%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.96 +0.16 0.20%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.05 +0.24 0.31%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.38 +0.04 1.51%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.92 +0.03 3.66%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.34%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.26 +0.00 0.22%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.32 +0.05 2.22%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.01 2.87%
Crude Oil
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1,272 -15 1.19%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 +1 0.27%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,119 +34 0.20%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,005 +4 0.18%
Silver
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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
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Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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