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Asia remains the diamond in Tiffany’s jewelry box
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Stores in Greater China nearly outsell those in Japan, and demand won't ease any time soon.

Zara pulls ‘concentration camp’ pajamas off market
Zara controversy: Yellow star on kids' pajamas meant to represent a sheriff's badge in the American West, Spanish-based retailer says. Social media links design motif with Nazi concentration-camp uniforms.  Zara
Spanish fast-fashion retailer says yellow star was meant to evoke badge of an Old West sheriff.

Michaels’ shares are painting a pretty picture
Employee Nikki Bush stocks acrylic paint at a Michaels Stores Inc. location in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Michaels Stores Inc. offers arts, crafts, scrapbooking, floral, framing, home decor, seasonal offerings, and children's hobbies, as well as provides photo frames, ready-made frames, art prints, framed arts, art supplies, and custom framing services. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Nikki BushMichaels Sales Associate Nikki Bush stocks acrylic pain at a Michaels craft store in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Luke Sharrett for Bloomberg  Bloomberg
After a disappointing start as a public company, craft-chain shares are playing catch-up.

The most hated car company in America is ...
 Shutterstock
Customer satisfaction has hit a five-year low, whether it's with U.S. or foreign cars.
Guess who owns the world’s only purple Tesla?
Google car may mean cheaper car insurance

Passive investing will keep gaining ground: Vanguard
Vanguard analyst: Swing to passive investing isn't over yet
Analyst at Vanguard discusseswhether pendulum could swing back to favor the stock pickers.
Passive investing is now the mainstream

Forget bedbugs — these bugs are bigger worries
 Terminix
There are more hazardous to your health and home than bedbugs, experts say.
10 businesses profiting from germaphobia
Scientists seek to map bedbug genome

Smith & Wesson sales cool as gun-control fears wane
Smith & Wesson handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, Friday, August 18, 2006.  Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh from winning military contracts in Afghanistan, now wants a bigger prize back home: an Army deal worth as much as $500 million that would be its biggest defense order ever. Photographer: JB Reed/Bloomberg News. Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Smith  & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts Friday, August 18th. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh off winning its first military sale in 15 years, has its sights on a bigger prize now: an Army contract worth as much as $500 million that would be its biggest defense order ever. PHOTOGRAPHER: JB REED  Bloomberg News
First Take: Many consumers appear to quit buying weapons as fear that their availability will be curtailed abates, writes Steve Goldstein.
10 things the gun industry won’t tell you

Why Ferguson, Mo., matters for investors
 David Weidner/MarketWatch
Opinion: The friction between protesters and police in this St. Louis suburb is also about economic opportunity, writes David Weidner.
Who wants to invest in Ferguson, Mo., now?
The Ferguson, Mo., you don’t know

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
Ferguson and money: Where did the banks go?
Ferguson’s rage has roots in China, Mexico

No more living on the wrong side of the tracks
Renters and homeowners now cluster together Bloomberg
Since the real-estate bust, renters and owners now more clustered together, a survey shows.
Michael Sincere: Housing market is falling apart
City-by-city look at home prices: Slowing in S.F.
Underwater mortgages hit property market
China’s housing plunge sparks violent clashes
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Russia plans to halt gas flow to EU: Ukraine
H-P surpasses IBM as No. 1 in server sales
Taiwan’s Apple plays lead Asian stock gains
Ireland’s Ryanair among gains in Europe
5 apps for spying on a spouse

Sam Eisenstadt, who devised Value Line's much-admired stock-selection system, at home with his wife, Edith.
Famed market timer is gearing up for S&P 2,150
Insight: Mark Hulbert looks at the latest from Sam Eisenstadt, one of the best at calling the market.
What S&P did last 2 times the Fed started hiking
Who’ll raise rates first: Fed or Bank of England?
Don’t ignore the ‘buts’ in Draghi hints at QE
French leader keeps up pressure on ECB to act

Big U.S. banks prepare to make even more money
Analysis: A rise in interest rates will help them earn billions more, writes Phil van Doorn.

CBO sees $506 billion deficit in 2014
Congressional Budget Office raises its forecast by $14 billion.

California kill switch law seen going national
Manufacturers are expected to make anti-theft technology a default setting in all mobile phones.

Time Warner Cable back up after outage
Cable operator calls Internet, on-demand services largely restored.
These companies won big at the Emmys

Joe Biden beating the drums at secret fundraisers
Joe Biden heads to secret fundraisers
Joe Biden beats the drums at secret fundraisers, plus the farm bill as campaign fodder.
‘Iron is hot’ to act on tax inversions, Levin says

Paul Merriman: Four traps wrecking your retirement
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Opinion: Long-awaited economic reforms will propel economic growth for years, writes investment strategist Henry To.

Germany must soften  as France falls apart
Opinion: Building tensions point to a schism among three main members of the EMU, says David Marsh.
Scotland casts a chill on U.K. stocks
Baltics are hidden gems; Lithuania is a jewel
Is it time to borrow euros?


Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
Analysts kick off coverage of the car-camera maker, saying the tech has the potential to disrupt the auto industry.
Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking

E-cigarettes hooking more high school kids
Also on rise is number of teens who say they’ll try regular smokes, too.

How to protect against risk after S&P 2,000
Trading Deck: Protect profit from a potential gap down, writes Thomas H. Kee Jr.
V-shaped rebounds have become the norm
Chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see
Bulls in no danger of running off a cliff
 

Fed is feeling political pressure about lack of jobs
Opinion: People are beginning to realize the Fed is the only Washington institution that can help them, writes Darrell Delamaide.

In a leaderless world, capitalists are taking control
Opinion: Paul B. Farrell lays out six stages to a world where the leaders are presidents of a company, not a nation.

Civilization must declare war on radical Islamism
Opinion:
Murder of journalist James Foley should trigger a new international strategy, says Amotz Asa-El.
U.S. preps for surveillance flights over Syria

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10 biggest health-care influencers
These 10 people are having the greatest impact on health care in America today.
Obamacare rolls back executive pay deductions


How much do tennis players earn compared with other athletes?
How much do tennis pros make vs. other athletes?
From baseball to bowling, a look at how much difference there is between the take-home pay of No.1 and No. 32.

Why 4% is a withdrawal guideline,
not a rule
RetireMentors:
The time-honored withdrawal tool may need adjustment, given portfolio performance and inflation, says Ken Roberts.
To celebrate milestones, boomers leave town
Picking the right annuity is a ‘lifestyle’ choice

Google says sorry for glitch: ‘Oops!’
Some Google searches on Tuesday turned up repeating images of what appeared to be a car crash in Russia.
Google buys Zync, special-effects startup
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  • Nov 8, 2012
    5:04 PM ET

    Moths Got Your Clothes?

    It’s a seasonal tradition many consumers could do without — unpacking winter garb only to discover some has been rendered holey.

    The usual suspects for the damage, the two species of clothes moths that menace innocent garments worldwide. Experts say infestations become more or less common as natural fibers like wool, down and silk — the bugs’ preferred snacks — go in and out of favor with manufacturers of clothing and home furnishings. “As long as we’re using natural fibers, it’ll be a problem,” says Jason Dombroskie, coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at Cornell University. (Moths are less active in the cold, but if your home is heated, they can wreak havoc year-round.)

  • Oct 16, 2012
    11:39 AM ET

    For Appliances, Does Energy Efficiency Sell?

    A new study suggests that energy-efficient products now dominate sales in some appliance and electronic categories—and lag in others. Whether or not people buy those products may in some cases have less to do with eco-friendliness and utility bill savings than with the products’ secondary perks.

    Energy Star is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy that identifies the most energy-efficient products on the market. Energy Star products account for close to 100% of the sales of some appliances like dishwashers and televisions, but they command relatively little of the markets for desktop computers and freezers, making up 17% and 21%, respectively, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The report measured market penetration of Energy Star products in 2011.

  • Sep 20, 2012
    4:42 PM ET

    iPhone 5 May Devour Data Plans

    Apple didn’t change the price of its iPhones with the latest upgrade, but analysts say owning one is about to get a lot more expensive.

    The combination of a bigger screen, access to higher-speed LTE networks and the ability to use the FaceTime video chat app on a cellular connection mean the iPhone 5 – which goes on sale Friday — will likely gorge on more data than its predecessors.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    7:00 AM ET

    Many iPhone 5 Buyers Own a Damaged iPhone 4S

    Oscar Wilde said, “Each man kills the thing he loves.” Many iPhone owners can relate.

    Some 30% of iPhone users damaged their devices within the past 12 months, according to a study by gadget insurer Square Trade. The phones get far more scratched, soaked and abused than iPads, only 10% of which were damaged during the same time period, based on data from 2,000 customers. Perhaps part of the reason some 2 million new iPhone 5s were preordered in the first 24 hours is that many customers didn’t have a choice: Their older models needed replacing.

  • Aug 28, 2012
    6:43 PM ET

    Google Turns Its Home Page Into a Billboard

    Just days after Apple’s patent victory over Samsung, the tablet marketing wars are heating up. Google.com is advertising its two-month-old $199 Nexus 7 tablet. But Google has one marketing weapon its competitors can’t match: A homepage that gets a virtually guaranteed hundreds of millions of views a day.

    Click on Google’s search page on  Wednesday the Nexus 7 pops up from the bottom of the page with the slogan: “The playground is open. The new $199 tablet from Google.” So why now? “This is a great time for Google to promote this tablet,” says branding consultant Rob Frankel. Given the uncertainty about how Apple’s victory will impact Android manufacturers, he says now is the time to aggressively push those devices. (Google says that most of Apple’s patent claims don’t relate to its core Android operating system.)

  • Aug 28, 2012
    3:28 PM ET

    5 Computer-Generated Sales Pitches

    These days, bending the truth in advertising goes well beyond the usual light airbrushing and color enhancement.

    To save on costs — and perhaps assembly time — Swedish retailing giant Ikea created computer-generated images of its furniture for the new catalog, rather than hiring a photographer. By next year, a quarter of the scenes depicted in Ikea’s print and online advertising will be digitally drawn rather than photographed, The Wall Street Journal reported last week.  In fact, Ikea says it is able to better depict its products with computer images than actual photography.

  • Aug 23, 2012
    4:29 PM ET

    Who Inherits Your iTunes Library?

    Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes, but when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us.

    Someone who owned 10,000 hardcover books and the same number of vinyl records could bequeath them to descendants, but legal experts say passing on iTunes and Kindle libraries would be much more complicated. And one’s heirs stand to lose huge sums of money. “I find it hard to imagine a situation where a family would be okay with losing a collection of 10,000 books and songs,” says Evan Carroll, co-author of “Your Digital Afterlife.” “Legally dividing one account among several heirs would also be extremely difficult.”

  • Aug 17, 2012
    2:22 PM ET

    Baby Beware: 4 Child-Product Problems to Cry Over

    If parents have a superpower, it’s the ability to see disaster for their children at every turn, to envision every situation’s worst-case scenario. But even the most anxious moms and dads never suspect the strollers, car seats and cribs they buy could pose a danger. That is what makes recalls of baby products like the Bumbo Seat so unnerving.

  • Aug 10, 2012
    9:04 AM ET

    5 Oddball Olympian Promotions

    The Summer Games may be coming to a close, but not without one final opportunity to cash in on Olympic fever.

    No, we’re not talking about eBay sellers auctioning off a genuine $41,000 Olympic torch. Or online vendors offering Olympic souvenirs ranging from T-shirts to Team USA wineglasses. Instead, we’re talking businesses tying that noble Olympian ideal to anything they happen to be hawking, whether it’s a bottle of tequila or a specialty ladies’ undergarment. After all, is there any game greater than good ol’ capitalism?

  • Aug 9, 2012
    5:25 PM ET

    5 Best Olympic Marketing Coups

    The battle for publicity between the companies that paid to sponsor the 2012 London Games and those that saved their gold is not, itself, an Olympic sport. But experts say it’s just as competitive.

    Brands have spent more on these Games than on any previous Olympics. The 11 worldwide sponsors – including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Visa — have paid $957 million for marketing rights over the past four years, which includes their support of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. That’s up 10% over the $866 million spent by the worldwide sponsors on the Beijing and Turin Games. Still, there’s nothing to stop competing brands from piggybacking on to the Olympics to promote themselves. “These sponsors face a big challenge to protect their $100 million investments from the campaigns of outsiders,” says Jennifer P. Brown, spokeswoman for social media marketing company Izea.

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Asia remains the diamond in Tiffany’s jewelry box
Tiffany.cn
Stores in Greater China nearly outsell those in Japan, and demand won't ease any time soon.

Zara pulls ‘concentration camp’ pajamas off market
Zara controversy: Yellow star on kids' pajamas meant to represent a sheriff's badge in the American West, Spanish-based retailer says. Social media links design motif with Nazi concentration-camp uniforms.  Zara
Spanish fast-fashion retailer says yellow star was meant to evoke badge of an Old West sheriff.

Michaels’ shares are painting a pretty picture
Employee Nikki Bush stocks acrylic paint at a Michaels Stores Inc. location in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Michaels Stores Inc. offers arts, crafts, scrapbooking, floral, framing, home decor, seasonal offerings, and children's hobbies, as well as provides photo frames, ready-made frames, art prints, framed arts, art supplies, and custom framing services. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Nikki BushMichaels Sales Associate Nikki Bush stocks acrylic pain at a Michaels craft store in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Luke Sharrett for Bloomberg  Bloomberg
After a disappointing start as a public company, craft-chain shares are playing catch-up.

The most hated car company in America is ...
 Shutterstock
Customer satisfaction has hit a five-year low, whether it's with U.S. or foreign cars.
Guess who owns the world’s only purple Tesla?
Google car may mean cheaper car insurance

Passive investing will keep gaining ground: Vanguard
Vanguard analyst: Swing to passive investing isn't over yet
Analyst at Vanguard discusseswhether pendulum could swing back to favor the stock pickers.
Passive investing is now the mainstream

Forget bedbugs — these bugs are bigger worries
 Terminix
There are more hazardous to your health and home than bedbugs, experts say.
10 businesses profiting from germaphobia
Scientists seek to map bedbug genome

Smith & Wesson sales cool as gun-control fears wane
Smith & Wesson handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, Friday, August 18, 2006.  Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh from winning military contracts in Afghanistan, now wants a bigger prize back home: an Army deal worth as much as $500 million that would be its biggest defense order ever. Photographer: JB Reed/Bloomberg News. Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Smith  & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts Friday, August 18th. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh off winning its first military sale in 15 years, has its sights on a bigger prize now: an Army contract worth as much as $500 million that would be its biggest defense order ever. PHOTOGRAPHER: JB REED  Bloomberg News
First Take: Many consumers appear to quit buying weapons as fear that their availability will be curtailed abates, writes Steve Goldstein.
10 things the gun industry won’t tell you

Why Ferguson, Mo., matters for investors
 David Weidner/MarketWatch
Opinion: The friction between protesters and police in this St. Louis suburb is also about economic opportunity, writes David Weidner.
Who wants to invest in Ferguson, Mo., now?
The Ferguson, Mo., you don’t know

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
Ferguson and money: Where did the banks go?
Ferguson’s rage has roots in China, Mexico

No more living on the wrong side of the tracks
Renters and homeowners now cluster together Bloomberg
Since the real-estate bust, renters and owners now more clustered together, a survey shows.
Michael Sincere: Housing market is falling apart
City-by-city look at home prices: Slowing in S.F.
Underwater mortgages hit property market
China’s housing plunge sparks violent clashes
NEED TO KNOW
Russia plans to halt gas flow to EU: Ukraine
H-P surpasses IBM as No. 1 in server sales
Taiwan’s Apple plays lead Asian stock gains
Ireland’s Ryanair among gains in Europe
5 apps for spying on a spouse

Sam Eisenstadt, who devised Value Line's much-admired stock-selection system, at home with his wife, Edith.
Famed market timer is gearing up for S&P 2,150
Insight: Mark Hulbert looks at the latest from Sam Eisenstadt, one of the best at calling the market.
What S&P did last 2 times the Fed started hiking
Who’ll raise rates first: Fed or Bank of England?
Don’t ignore the ‘buts’ in Draghi hints at QE
French leader keeps up pressure on ECB to act

Big U.S. banks prepare to make even more money
Analysis: A rise in interest rates will help them earn billions more, writes Phil van Doorn.

CBO sees $506 billion deficit in 2014
Congressional Budget Office raises its forecast by $14 billion.

California kill switch law seen going national
Manufacturers are expected to make anti-theft technology a default setting in all mobile phones.

Employees prepare lunch orders at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at Madison Square Park in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is expected to release earnings figures on Jan. 30. Photographer: Craig Warga/BloombergLunchtime activites at Chipotle Mexican Grill's Madison Square Park Location in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg *** Local Caption ***
Could McDonald’s reel in Chipotle?
Burger giant may rue the day it gave up controlling stake in the fast-growing burrito chain (24/7 Wall St.).
Should you pull a ‘Burger King’ to cut tax bill?

Time Warner Cable back up after outage
Cable operator calls Internet, on-demand services largely restored.
These companies won big at the Emmys

Joe Biden beating the drums at secret fundraisers
Joe Biden heads to secret fundraisers
Joe Biden beats the drums at secret fundraisers, plus the farm bill as campaign fodder.
‘Iron is hot’ to act on tax inversions, Levin says

Paul Merriman: Four traps wrecking your retirement
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Opinion: Long-awaited economic reforms will propel economic growth for years, writes investment strategist Henry To.

Germany must soften  as France falls apart
Opinion: Building tensions point to a schism among three main members of the EMU, says David Marsh.
Scotland casts a chill on U.K. stocks
Baltics are hidden gems; Lithuania is a jewel
Is it time to borrow euros?


Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
Analysts kick off coverage of the car-camera maker, saying the tech has the potential to disrupt the auto industry.
Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking

E-cigarettes hooking more high school kids
Also on rise is number of teens who say they’ll try regular smokes, too.

How to protect against risk after S&P 2,000
Trading Deck: Protect profit from a potential gap down, writes Thomas H. Kee Jr.
V-shaped rebounds have become the norm
Chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see
Bulls in no danger of running off a cliff
 

Fed is feeling political pressure about lack of jobs
Opinion: People are beginning to realize the Fed is the only Washington institution that can help them, writes Darrell Delamaide.

In a leaderless world, capitalists are taking control
Opinion: Paul B. Farrell lays out six stages to a world where the leaders are presidents of a company, not a nation.

Civilization must declare war on radical Islamism
Opinion:
Murder of journalist James Foley should trigger a new international strategy, says Amotz Asa-El.
U.S. preps for surveillance flights over Syria

/conga/frontpage.html 318095
10 biggest health-care influencers
These 10 people are having the greatest impact on health care in America today.
Obamacare rolls back executive pay deductions


How much do tennis players earn compared with other athletes?
How much do tennis pros make vs. other athletes?
From baseball to bowling, a look at how much difference there is between the take-home pay of No.1 and No. 32.

Why 4% is a withdrawal guideline,
not a rule
RetireMentors:
The time-honored withdrawal tool may need adjustment, given portfolio performance and inflation, says Ken Roberts.
To celebrate milestones, boomers leave town
Picking the right annuity is a ‘lifestyle’ choice

Google says sorry for glitch: ‘Oops!’
Some Google searches on Tuesday turned up repeating images of what appeared to be a car crash in Russia.
Google buys Zync, special-effects startup
/conga/today.html 318048

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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.92 -0.15 0.14%
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/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.24%
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GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 573.65 -4.21 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.18 -0.16 -0.95%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.75 -0.38 -0.73%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.38 0.19 1.08%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.71 0.21 0.59%
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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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Asia remains the diamond in Tiffany’s jewelry box
Tiffany.cn
Stores in Greater China nearly outsell those in Japan, and demand won't ease any time soon.

Zara pulls ‘concentration camp’ pajamas off market
Zara controversy: Yellow star on kids' pajamas meant to represent a sheriff's badge in the American West, Spanish-based retailer says. Social media links design motif with Nazi concentration-camp uniforms.  Zara
Spanish fast-fashion retailer says yellow star was meant to evoke badge of an Old West sheriff.

Michaels’ shares are painting a pretty picture
Employee Nikki Bush stocks acrylic paint at a Michaels Stores Inc. location in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Michaels Stores Inc. offers arts, crafts, scrapbooking, floral, framing, home decor, seasonal offerings, and children's hobbies, as well as provides photo frames, ready-made frames, art prints, framed arts, art supplies, and custom framing services. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Nikki BushMichaels Sales Associate Nikki Bush stocks acrylic pain at a Michaels craft store in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Luke Sharrett for Bloomberg  Bloomberg
After a disappointing start as a public company, craft-chain shares are playing catch-up.

The most hated car company in America is ...
 Shutterstock
Customer satisfaction has hit a five-year low, whether it's with U.S. or foreign cars.
Guess who owns the world’s only purple Tesla?
Google car may mean cheaper car insurance

Passive investing will keep gaining ground: Vanguard
Vanguard analyst: Swing to passive investing isn't over yet
Analyst at Vanguard discusseswhether pendulum could swing back to favor the stock pickers.
Passive investing is now the mainstream

Forget bedbugs — these bugs are bigger worries
 Terminix
There are more hazardous to your health and home than bedbugs, experts say.
10 businesses profiting from germaphobia
Scientists seek to map bedbug genome

Smith & Wesson sales cool as gun-control fears wane
Smith & Wesson handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, Friday, August 18, 2006.  Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh from winning military contracts in Afghanistan, now wants a bigger prize back home: an Army deal worth as much as $500 million that would be its biggest defense order ever. Photographer: JB Reed/Bloomberg News. Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Smith  & Wesson Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts Friday, August 18th. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh off winning its first military sale in 15 years, has its sights on a bigger prize now: an Army contract worth as much as $500 million that would be its biggest defense order ever. PHOTOGRAPHER: JB REED  Bloomberg News
First Take: Many consumers appear to quit buying weapons as fear that their availability will be curtailed abates, writes Steve Goldstein.
10 things the gun industry won’t tell you

Why Ferguson, Mo., matters for investors
 David Weidner/MarketWatch
Opinion: The friction between protesters and police in this St. Louis suburb is also about economic opportunity, writes David Weidner.
Who wants to invest in Ferguson, Mo., now?
The Ferguson, Mo., you don’t know

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
Ferguson and money: Where did the banks go?
Ferguson’s rage has roots in China, Mexico

No more living on the wrong side of the tracks
Renters and homeowners now cluster together Bloomberg
Since the real-estate bust, renters and owners now more clustered together, a survey shows.
Michael Sincere: Housing market is falling apart
City-by-city look at home prices: Slowing in S.F.
Underwater mortgages hit property market
China’s housing plunge sparks violent clashes
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Russia plans to halt gas flow to EU: Ukraine
H-P surpasses IBM as No. 1 in server sales
Taiwan’s Apple plays lead Asian stock gains
Ireland’s Ryanair among gains in Europe
5 apps for spying on a spouse

Sam Eisenstadt, who devised Value Line's much-admired stock-selection system, at home with his wife, Edith.
Famed market timer is gearing up for S&P 2,150
Insight: Mark Hulbert looks at the latest from Sam Eisenstadt, one of the best at calling the market.
What S&P did last 2 times the Fed started hiking
Who’ll raise rates first: Fed or Bank of England?
Don’t ignore the ‘buts’ in Draghi hints at QE
French leader keeps up pressure on ECB to act

Big U.S. banks prepare to make even more money
Analysis: A rise in interest rates will help them earn billions more, writes Phil van Doorn.

CBO sees $506 billion deficit in 2014
Congressional Budget Office raises its forecast by $14 billion.

California kill switch law seen going national
Manufacturers are expected to make anti-theft technology a default setting in all mobile phones.

Time Warner Cable back up after outage
Cable operator calls Internet, on-demand services largely restored.
These companies won big at the Emmys

Joe Biden beating the drums at secret fundraisers
Joe Biden heads to secret fundraisers
Joe Biden beats the drums at secret fundraisers, plus the farm bill as campaign fodder.
‘Iron is hot’ to act on tax inversions, Levin says

Paul Merriman: Four traps wrecking your retirement
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Opinion: Long-awaited economic reforms will propel economic growth for years, writes investment strategist Henry To.

Germany must soften  as France falls apart
Opinion: Building tensions point to a schism among three main members of the EMU, says David Marsh.
Scotland casts a chill on U.K. stocks
Baltics are hidden gems; Lithuania is a jewel
Is it time to borrow euros?


Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
Analysts kick off coverage of the car-camera maker, saying the tech has the potential to disrupt the auto industry.
Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking

E-cigarettes hooking more high school kids
Also on rise is number of teens who say they’ll try regular smokes, too.

How to protect against risk after S&P 2,000
Trading Deck: Protect profit from a potential gap down, writes Thomas H. Kee Jr.
V-shaped rebounds have become the norm
Chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see
Bulls in no danger of running off a cliff
 

Fed is feeling political pressure about lack of jobs
Opinion: People are beginning to realize the Fed is the only Washington institution that can help them, writes Darrell Delamaide.

In a leaderless world, capitalists are taking control
Opinion: Paul B. Farrell lays out six stages to a world where the leaders are presidents of a company, not a nation.

Civilization must declare war on radical Islamism
Opinion:
Murder of journalist James Foley should trigger a new international strategy, says Amotz Asa-El.
U.S. preps for surveillance flights over Syria

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These 10 people are having the greatest impact on health care in America today.
Obamacare rolls back executive pay deductions


How much do tennis players earn compared with other athletes?
How much do tennis pros make vs. other athletes?
From baseball to bowling, a look at how much difference there is between the take-home pay of No.1 and No. 32.

Why 4% is a withdrawal guideline,
not a rule
RetireMentors:
The time-honored withdrawal tool may need adjustment, given portfolio performance and inflation, says Ken Roberts.
To celebrate milestones, boomers leave town
Picking the right annuity is a ‘lifestyle’ choice

Google says sorry for glitch: ‘Oops!’
Some Google searches on Tuesday turned up repeating images of what appeared to be a car crash in Russia.
Google buys Zync, special-effects startup
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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,000 +0 0.01%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,630 +4 0.14%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,284 -1 0.09%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.79 -0.07 0.07%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,831 +8 0.12%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,570 -18 0.19%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,395 +2 0.04%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 +0 0.11%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,319 +6 0.18%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,535 +14 0.09%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,919 -156 0.62%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,209 +2 0.11%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,560 +117 0.44%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,341 +18 0.55%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 +0.00 0.21%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.94 -0.13 0.12%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.24%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.34%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.45 -0.23 0.28%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.55 -0.18 0.24%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.37 -0.03 1.18%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.91 -0.02 2.61%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.39 -0.03 1.38%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 -0.04 1.84%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 -0.08 3.28%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.49 -0.01 1.16%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.07%
Gold
1,284 -1 0.09%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 365 -1 0.14%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,103 +6 0.04%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,997 -1 0.06%
Silver
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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.11 -0.85 -1.12%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.43 1.54 1.53%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 574.25 -3.61 -0.62%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.23 -0.11 -0.64%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.86 -0.27 -0.52%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.40 0.21 1.19%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.70 0.20 0.58%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.43 0.25 0.51%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.15 0.14 0.54%
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1 yr CD
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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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