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10 things retirees won’t tell you that you need to know
We all know the retirement generation is growing at an astounding rate, as some 10,000 boomers turn 62 every day. But here's what you didn't know.
Fed data on retirement saving: Why it’s dismal
Why portfolio might change when you retire
Use your home to pay for your retirement

Use these 3 quick tools to gauge your financial health
Use these three fast ways to gauge your financial health.  Ryan R. Fox/Shutterstock
You don't have to hire a planner or spend hours with an online calculator to get a precise picture of your financial. Here are three easy ways to check.

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

California dreamin': Ferrari chief's departing gift
The California is now Ferrari's volume product, with more than 10,000 sold from 2008 to 2014. A staggering 70% of California owners are new customers, and one in three is American. Dan Neil/The all Street Journal
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has been deposed, but Dan Neil says his final Ferrari, a turbocharged redesigned California, is a masterpiece.
BMW 2-series convertible coming to  U.S.

5 big shots who lied
on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations 20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.
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Exxon will halt drilling in Russian Arctic
This is the Wild West of the ETF industry
Fitch affirms Triple-A rating for U.S.
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal

Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests

U.S.: Allies will join airstrikes
on Islamic State
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power (above) says U.S. has built a coalition of nations to launch airborne attacks in Syria on terrorist group.
Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee Islamic State
Turkey secures release of 49 captives

Thousand's march against climate change in New York City, one of 2,700 demonstration sites around the world.  Reuters
Thousands in NYC join march for climate
New York protest is part of call at 2,700 sites around the world for global action on climate change. New York march draws Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio in what organizers predict will be biggest-ever  climate protest in NYC.

This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers
Commentary: The climate science vs. denialism soap opera is dead, says Paul Farrell.

Contradicting initial reports, Secret Servic e now says the man who entered the White House Friday was armed with a folding knife.  Shutterstock
White House intruder had folding knife
Reversing its initial report, Secret Service now says man who jumped fence and entered White House Friday was armed with a folding knife.
White House intruder breaches security

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani agree tro share power.  Reuters
Afghan rivals agree to share power
Three-month crisis appears to be ending as Abdullah Abdullah (above left) and Ashraf Ghani agree to share presidential power, allowing peaceful transition from departing Hamid Karzai.

Alibaba IPO bulls are missing red flags
Insight: Alibaba's odd corporate structure could create headaches for investors, warns Chuck Jaffe.
Mark Mobius: Alibaba’s structure is dangerous
Alibaba holds on to 33% premium

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.  Reuters
IMF's Christine Lagarde and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey at G-20 meeting.
G-20 plans 2% global growth over next 5 years
Meeting in Australia, central bankers and leaders of industrialized nations lay out plans for world economic growth over the next five years.
/conga/frontpage.html 320418
Where it costs most to see college football
Most and least expensive stadium destinations, from South Bend, Ind., and Ann Arbor, Mich., to Austin, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La.

Chrysler recalls 230,000 SUVs
Some 2011-model Jeeps and Durangos could have fuel-system defects, auto maker says, adding  no accidents have been reported.
GM recalls 221,000 cars for brake problems

Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a prereferendum event in Glasgow, Scotland  Getty Images
Scotland vote: Was it just kicking disaster down the road?
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key  celebrates Saturday's landslide victory by his National Party.  Reuters
New Zealand PM John Key leads party
to big win
John Key is set to serve a third term as New Zealand's leader after his National Party scores an unprecedented victory in Saturday's election.

Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time. Mitch Tuchman explains.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds

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Unchanged
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Decliners
3914
Advancers
2365
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
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  • 1 Year
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,280 +14 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 -14 0.30%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,010 -1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,605 -6 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 -10 0.82%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 92.45 -0.62 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,838 +19 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.07 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.80 +0.51 0.60%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.91 +0.38 0.49%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 0.67%
Gold
1,217 -10 0.82%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,189 +11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,000 -4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.91 0.91 1.18%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.96 -0.83 -0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 596.08 6.81 1.16%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.46 0.04 0.09%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.29 0.08 0.31%
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5 yr CD
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2 yr CD
0.9%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.4%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 15.04% 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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  • Nov 7, 2011
    12:21 PM ET

    Nook Fights Fire With Higher Prices

    Barnes & Noble says its new Nook Tablet outmatches the Amazon’s Kindle Fire on everything except price.

    Unveiled this morning, the new device costs $249 – that’s $50 more expensive than the Kindle Fire, although still half the cost of an entry-level iPad. Barnes & Noble makes the case that the Nook is worth the extra $50, but analysts are not so sure. “It’s not groundbreaking,” says Peter Wahlstrom, senior analyst with Morningstar research. “But the difference in price and services on the Nook Tablet is enough to give customers pause for thought.”

    In its favor, the Nook has 16 gigabytes of memory or twice the memory than the eight-gigabyte Kindle Fire (six gigabytes of which are only available to customers for storage), and comes with Hulu Plus and Netflix apps pre-loaded – although users still need to pay for subscriptions. It also has one gigabyte of RAM – or random access memory – versus 512 megabytes  for the Kindle Fire. It also has free in-store customer support, and has nine hours of battery life, versus approximately eight for the Kindle Fire.

  • Sep 28, 2011
    3:10 PM ET

    Amazon’s New Tablet Overshadows Better Bargains

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    Amazon’s tablet announcement today could have far-reaching implications for your gadget use.

    The $199 “Kindle Fire” tablet is less than half the starting price of an iPad 2 and boasts Wi-Fi, Flash video and access to Android apps and games — as well as all the movies, books, songs and other digital content Amazon sells. Lest that make the old $114 Kindle look overpriced, Amazon replaced it with three new e-reader models, the cheapest of which is just $79.

    It’s the e-readers that are likely to make the bigger impact.

  • Sep 26, 2011
    12:49 PM ET

    Netflix Vs. Amazon: A Battle for Online Streaming

    iStockphoto

    Kung Fu Panda and Shrek are facing off against Jack Bauer and FBI agents Mulder and Scully in the latest Netflix-Amazon fight for streaming video subscribers. Which side are you betting on?

    Netflix and Amazon both announced this week that they had inked deals for new content. Netflix said Sunday it signed a deal with DreamWorks Animation, which will add live-streaming of popular franchises like “Shrek” and “Madagascar.” But you’ll have to wait to watch — the deal starts in 2013. Amazon’s new contract with Fox, announced Monday, gets it TV shows including “24” and “The X-Files.” Subscribers can start watching later this fall. (Fox is a division of News Corp., which also owns SmartMoney.com.)

    The added content could make a difference for consumers deciding which streaming service offers the best value in the aftermath of Netflix’s recent pricing changes. Netflix now charges $7.99 per month for unlimited streaming, for a total $95.88 a year. Amazon charges $79 a year for its Amazon Prime service, which offers subscribers free two-day shipping and free streaming.

  • Sep 15, 2011
    2:54 PM ET

    Kindle Surprise: Amazon Expands its Daily Website

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    Amazon is taking its daily deals to Kindle e-readers: They will now receive regular offers for spas, bars and restaurants when they turn on their tablet.

    The “AmazonLocal” daily deals may be hard to resist for Kindle customers – if they also like biking, comedy and yoga, that is. Forthcoming offers include $7 for a one-hour bike rental in Central Park (versus $15 retail value), $5 for $10 at Dangerfield’s Comedy club and $59 for one-month unlimited yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Grand Central ($180 value).

    So far, the deals are exclusive to New York, according to Amazon. They are expanding to 43 other cities across 15 states later this year, including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Seattle. But will they prove distracting for Kindle readers? The key difference between AmazonLocal offering discounts via Kindle and Groupon.com: You seek out Groupon’s deals, but the Kindle deals come directly to you. John Noe, CEO and co-founder of digital marketing and advertising firm Rokkon in New York says if you’re reading your Kindle everyday on the subway, the offers may become tiresome. “It feels more like a service, but it’s still 100% advertising,” he says.

  • Sep 12, 2011
    2:32 PM ET

    An Upcoming Amazon Perk: Free E-Books

    iStockphoto

    Amazon may soon give consumers more incentive to shell out $79 for an Amazon Prime membership: a library of digital books for their e-readers.

    The web retailer is in talks with publishers to create a subscription-based e-book library, a la Netflix for books, reports today’s Wall Street Journal. Access could be restricted to its Amazon Prime members, who also get free two-day shipping and — as of earlier this year — free streaming for a variety of movies and TV shows. (Amazon did not respond to requests for comment.)

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10 things retirees won’t tell you that you need to know
We all know the retirement generation is growing at an astounding rate, as some 10,000 boomers turn 62 every day. But here's what you didn't know.
Fed data on retirement saving: Why it’s dismal
Why portfolio might change when you retire
Use your home to pay for your retirement

Use these 3 quick tools to gauge your financial health
Use these three fast ways to gauge your financial health.  Ryan R. Fox/Shutterstock
You don't have to hire a planner or spend hours with an online calculator to get a precise picture of your financial. Here are three easy ways to check.

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

California dreamin': Ferrari chief's departing gift
The California is now Ferrari's volume product, with more than 10,000 sold from 2008 to 2014. A staggering 70% of California owners are new customers, and one in three is American. Dan Neil/The all Street Journal
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has been deposed, but Dan Neil says his final Ferrari, a turbocharged redesigned California, is a masterpiece.
BMW 2-series convertible coming to  U.S.

5 big shots who lied
on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations 20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.
Need to know
Exxon will halt drilling in Russian Arctic
This is the Wild West of the ETF industry
Fitch affirms Triple-A rating for U.S.
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal

Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests

U.S.: Allies will join airstrikes
on Islamic State
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power (above) says U.S. has built a coalition of nations to launch airborne attacks in Syria on terrorist group.
Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee Islamic State
Turkey secures release of 49 captives

Thousand's march against climate change in New York City, one of 2,700 demonstration sites around the world.  Reuters
Thousands in NYC join march for climate
New York protest is part of call at 2,700 sites around the world for global action on climate change. New York march draws Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio in what organizers predict will be biggest-ever  climate protest in NYC.

This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers
Commentary: The climate science vs. denialism soap opera is dead, says Paul Farrell.

Contradicting initial reports, Secret Servic e now says the man who entered the White House Friday was armed with a folding knife.  Shutterstock
White House intruder had folding knife
Reversing its initial report, Secret Service now says man who jumped fence and entered White House Friday was armed with a folding knife.
White House intruder breaches security

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani agree tro share power.  Reuters
Afghan rivals agree to share power
Three-month crisis appears to be ending as Abdullah Abdullah (above left) and Ashraf Ghani agree to share presidential power, allowing peaceful transition from departing Hamid Karzai.

Alibaba IPO bulls are missing red flags
Insight: Alibaba's odd corporate structure could create headaches for investors, warns Chuck Jaffe.
Mark Mobius: Alibaba’s structure is dangerous
Alibaba holds on to 33% premium

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.  Reuters
IMF's Christine Lagarde and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey at G-20 meeting.
G-20 plans 2% global growth over next 5 years
Meeting in Australia, central bankers and leaders of industrialized nations lay out plans for world economic growth over the next five years.
/conga/frontpage.html 320418
Where it costs most to see college football
Most and least expensive stadium destinations, from South Bend, Ind., and Ann Arbor, Mich., to Austin, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La.

Chrysler recalls 230,000 SUVs
Some 2011-model Jeeps and Durangos could have fuel-system defects, auto maker says, adding  no accidents have been reported.
GM recalls 221,000 cars for brake problems

Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a prereferendum event in Glasgow, Scotland  Getty Images
Scotland vote: Was it just kicking disaster down the road?
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key  celebrates Saturday's landslide victory by his National Party.  Reuters
New Zealand PM John Key leads party
to big win
John Key is set to serve a third term as New Zealand's leader after his National Party scores an unprecedented victory in Saturday's election.

Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time. Mitch Tuchman explains.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds

/conga/today.html 320415

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349.62MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
203
Decliners
3914
Advancers
2365
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,280 +14 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 -14 0.30%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,010 -1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,605 -6 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 -10 0.82%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 92.45 -0.62 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,838 +19 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.07 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.80 +0.51 0.60%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.91 +0.38 0.49%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 0.67%
Gold
1,217 -10 0.82%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,189 +11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,000 -4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.91 0.91 1.18%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.96 -0.83 -0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 596.08 6.81 1.16%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.46 0.04 0.09%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.29 0.08 0.31%
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0.6%

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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% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 15.04% 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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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10 things retirees won’t tell you that you need to know
We all know the retirement generation is growing at an astounding rate, as some 10,000 boomers turn 62 every day. But here's what you didn't know.
Fed data on retirement saving: Why it’s dismal
Why portfolio might change when you retire
Use your home to pay for your retirement

Use these 3 quick tools to gauge your financial health
Use these three fast ways to gauge your financial health.  Ryan R. Fox/Shutterstock
You don't have to hire a planner or spend hours with an online calculator to get a precise picture of your financial. Here are three easy ways to check.

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

California dreamin': Ferrari chief's departing gift
The California is now Ferrari's volume product, with more than 10,000 sold from 2008 to 2014. A staggering 70% of California owners are new customers, and one in three is American. Dan Neil/The all Street Journal
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has been deposed, but Dan Neil says his final Ferrari, a turbocharged redesigned California, is a masterpiece.
BMW 2-series convertible coming to  U.S.

5 big shots who lied
on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations 20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.
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Exxon will halt drilling in Russian Arctic
This is the Wild West of the ETF industry
Fitch affirms Triple-A rating for U.S.
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal

Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests

U.S.: Allies will join airstrikes
on Islamic State
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power (above) says U.S. has built a coalition of nations to launch airborne attacks in Syria on terrorist group.
Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee Islamic State
Turkey secures release of 49 captives

Thousand's march against climate change in New York City, one of 2,700 demonstration sites around the world.  Reuters
Thousands in NYC join march for climate
New York protest is part of call at 2,700 sites around the world for global action on climate change. New York march draws Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio in what organizers predict will be biggest-ever  climate protest in NYC.

This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers
Commentary: The climate science vs. denialism soap opera is dead, says Paul Farrell.

Contradicting initial reports, Secret Servic e now says the man who entered the White House Friday was armed with a folding knife.  Shutterstock
White House intruder had folding knife
Reversing its initial report, Secret Service now says man who jumped fence and entered White House Friday was armed with a folding knife.
White House intruder breaches security

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani agree tro share power.  Reuters
Afghan rivals agree to share power
Three-month crisis appears to be ending as Abdullah Abdullah (above left) and Ashraf Ghani agree to share presidential power, allowing peaceful transition from departing Hamid Karzai.

Alibaba IPO bulls are missing red flags
Insight: Alibaba's odd corporate structure could create headaches for investors, warns Chuck Jaffe.
Mark Mobius: Alibaba’s structure is dangerous
Alibaba holds on to 33% premium

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.  Reuters
IMF's Christine Lagarde and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey at G-20 meeting.
G-20 plans 2% global growth over next 5 years
Meeting in Australia, central bankers and leaders of industrialized nations lay out plans for world economic growth over the next five years.
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Where it costs most to see college football
Most and least expensive stadium destinations, from South Bend, Ind., and Ann Arbor, Mich., to Austin, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La.

Chrysler recalls 230,000 SUVs
Some 2011-model Jeeps and Durangos could have fuel-system defects, auto maker says, adding  no accidents have been reported.
GM recalls 221,000 cars for brake problems

Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a prereferendum event in Glasgow, Scotland  Getty Images
Scotland vote: Was it just kicking disaster down the road?
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key  celebrates Saturday's landslide victory by his National Party.  Reuters
New Zealand PM John Key leads party
to big win
John Key is set to serve a third term as New Zealand's leader after his National Party scores an unprecedented victory in Saturday's election.

Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time. Mitch Tuchman explains.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds

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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,010 -1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,605 -6 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 -10 0.82%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 92.45 -0.62 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,838 +19 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
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Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.07 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
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WSJ $ Idx
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
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Japan 10yr
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Corn
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S&P F
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Silver
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C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
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Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 15.04% 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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