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Is associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree?
Is an associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree? Shutterstock
More parents are sending their children to two-year colleges, but will this negatively impact their children’s future earning power?

Want some air? Some cities have plenty to sell
Want to buy some air? Some cities have plenty to sell Property Group Partners
When cities run out of space to build sideways, they start building vertically.

Behold, the 17,000% overdraft charge Most debit-card overdraft fees arise from purchases of $24 or less, notes Quentin Fottrell.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

I complained online — and got back $1,200
I complained online and got $1,200 back Getty Images
Charles Passy runs down five ways to become a more effective complainer.
10 things consumers complain about most

World Cup’s top corporate winners and whiners
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but, in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers. EA
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers.
Rexam 1H profit rises, boosted by World Cup
William Hill profit down; says record World Cup
Adidas warns on profit, cites Russia and golf

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
Food coloring, odd additives and 400% markup are just some of the dark secrets in that Pinot bottle.

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.
2 new reverse-mortgage rules for couples
Need to know
Stocks to watch: LinkedIn, Tesla, GoPro
Mobileye prices IPO above range
Procter & Gamble profit tops estimates
July car sales reach for an 8-year high
Scientific Games to buy Bally Technologies
ADP says labor market holding steady: interview
ArcelorMittal, Iliad slump in Europe; AXA climbs
Pound drops to 7-week low | FTSE 100 falls
Chicago exec kills self after shooting CEO
Obamacare costs will rise 4% in California
Latest Gaza truce breaks down after just hours
Man vs. machine in the job market


‘Index funds beat active 90% of the time.’ Really?
RetireMentors: There’s room for both index and active funds in your retirement portfolio, says Rob Isbitts.

Index funds
are superior
RetireMentors: The theoretical benefits of active management have proven to be fables, says George Sisti.

Bill to address fake campus-rape epidemic goes too far
There is no epidemic of campus rape, and the bill to address this exaggerated problem goes too far, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
Tesla CEO talks about supply vs. demand for the electric car, the planned gigafactory and R&D on an earnings call.

Argentine stocks sink after default
Stocks, bonds and a key ETF all fall sharply after the country fails to reach a deal with creditors.
•  Does your mutual fund own Argentina’s bonds?
•  Lynn: Sanctions make Russia a better bargain
•  How to play the pound in Scotland’s vote


Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because the carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Chinese factory activity improves
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Buying more bonds as you age may be wrong
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


Parents, you’re paying for college wrong
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small
but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
/conga/frontpage.html 315733
Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.

Herman Miller
aims at consumers

Furniture maker Herman Miller's purchase of Design Within Reach is a key step in its transition to a "lifestyle brand."
Analysts divided on Target's new CEO

7 ways to love your boss as you do yourself
The ideal boss, as David Brent from "The Office" might tell you, could very well be you. Find out why.
/conga/today.html 315725

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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 +0.02 0.64%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.02 1.96%
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F /quotes/nls/f 17.02 -0.44 -2.52%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.59 -0.77 -2.12%
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Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
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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% 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

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    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

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    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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Behold, the 17,000% overdraft charge Most debit-card overdraft fees arise from purchases of $24 or less, notes Quentin Fottrell.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

I complained online — and got back $1,200
I complained online and got $1,200 back Getty Images
Charles Passy runs down five ways to become a more effective complainer.
10 things consumers complain about most

World Cup’s top corporate winners and whiners
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but, in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers. EA
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers.
Rexam 1H profit rises, boosted by World Cup
William Hill profit down; says record World Cup
Adidas warns on profit, cites Russia and golf

How restaurants trick you into spending more
How menus trick you into spending more
Restaurant menus are carefully designed to encourage diners to spend more.
Darden plans $500 million share buyback

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
Food coloring, odd additives and 400% markup are just some of the dark secrets in that Pinot bottle.

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.
2 new reverse-mortgage rules for couples
Need to know
Stocks to watch: LinkedIn, Tesla, GoPro
Mobileye prices IPO above range
July car sales reach for an 8-year high
ADP says labor market holding steady: interview
ArcelorMittal, Iliad slump in Europe; AXA climbs
Pound drops to 7-week low | FTSE 100 falls
Chicago exec kills self after shooting CEO
Obamacare costs will rise 4% in California
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
Latest Gaza truce breaks down after just hours
Man vs. machine in the job market


‘Index funds beat active 90% of the time.’ Really?
RetireMentors: There’s room for both index and active funds in your retirement portfolio, says Rob Isbitts.

Index funds
are superior
RetireMentors: The theoretical benefits of active management have proven to be fables, says George Sisti.

Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
Tesla CEO talks about supply vs. demand for the electric car, the planned gigafactory and R&D on an earnings call.

Argentine stocks sink after default
Stocks, bonds and a key ETF all fall sharply after the country fails to reach a deal with creditors.
•  Does your mutual fund own Argentina’s bonds?
•  Lynn: Sanctions make Russia a better bargain
•  How to play the pound in Scotland’s vote


Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because the carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Chinese factory activity improves
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Buying more bonds as you age may be wrong
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small
but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
/conga/frontpage.html 315723
Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.

Herman Miller
aims at consumers

Furniture maker Herman Miller's purchase of Design Within Reach is a key step in its transition to a "lifestyle brand."
Analysts divided on Target's new CEO

7 ways to love your boss as you do yourself
The ideal boss, as David Brent from "The Office" might tell you, could very well be you. Find out why.

Do pigs get more space on planes than you?
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.
How terrorist groups make their money
/conga/today.html 315722

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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,226 -182 1.93%
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,185 -16 0.74%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,481 -414 1.60%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,344 -30 0.88%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.95 +0.16 0.15%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 0.00 0.29%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.15%
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German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.02 2.16%
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/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.66 +0.08 2.93%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.55 +0.04 1.68%
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Japan 10yr
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/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 -1 0.27%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Is associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree?
Is an associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree? Shutterstock
More parents are sending their children to two-year colleges, but will this negatively impact their children’s future earning power?

Want some air? Some cities have plenty to sell
Want to buy some air? Some cities have plenty to sell Property Group Partners
When cities run out of space to build sideways, they start building vertically.

Behold, the 17,000% overdraft charge Most debit-card overdraft fees arise from purchases of $24 or less, notes Quentin Fottrell.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

I complained online — and got back $1,200
I complained online and got $1,200 back Getty Images
Charles Passy runs down five ways to become a more effective complainer.
10 things consumers complain about most

World Cup’s top corporate winners and whiners
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but, in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers. EA
Germany cruised to victory in Brazil, but in the corporate world cup there have been both star performers and egregious floppers.
Rexam 1H profit rises, boosted by World Cup
William Hill profit down; says record World Cup
Adidas warns on profit, cites Russia and golf

10 things winemakers
won’t tell you
10 things winemakers won't tell you AFP/Getty Images
Food coloring, odd additives and 400% markup are just some of the dark secrets in that Pinot bottle.

A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
A state-by-state map of foreclosure inventory
The inventory of foreclosed homes dropped for the 32nd month in a row in June, but it's still high in some states.
2 new reverse-mortgage rules for couples
Need to know
Stocks to watch: LinkedIn, Tesla, GoPro
Mobileye prices IPO above range
Procter & Gamble profit tops estimates
July car sales reach for an 8-year high
Scientific Games to buy Bally Technologies
ADP says labor market holding steady: interview
ArcelorMittal, Iliad slump in Europe; AXA climbs
Pound drops to 7-week low | FTSE 100 falls
Chicago exec kills self after shooting CEO
Obamacare costs will rise 4% in California
Latest Gaza truce breaks down after just hours
Man vs. machine in the job market


‘Index funds beat active 90% of the time.’ Really?
RetireMentors: There’s room for both index and active funds in your retirement portfolio, says Rob Isbitts.

Index funds
are superior
RetireMentors: The theoretical benefits of active management have proven to be fables, says George Sisti.

Bill to address fake campus-rape epidemic goes too far
There is no epidemic of campus rape, and the bill to address this exaggerated problem goes too far, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
Tesla CEO talks about supply vs. demand for the electric car, the planned gigafactory and R&D on an earnings call.

Argentine stocks sink after default
Stocks, bonds and a key ETF all fall sharply after the country fails to reach a deal with creditors.
•  Does your mutual fund own Argentina’s bonds?
•  Lynn: Sanctions make Russia a better bargain
•  How to play the pound in Scotland’s vote


Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because the carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Chinese factory activity improves
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Buying more bonds as you age may be wrong
Social Security is in crisis
'Set it and forget it' retirement plans


Parents, you’re paying for college wrong
When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.
3 pet medication scams and how to stop them

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small
but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
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Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.

Herman Miller
aims at consumers

Furniture maker Herman Miller's purchase of Design Within Reach is a key step in its transition to a "lifestyle brand."
Analysts divided on Target's new CEO

7 ways to love your boss as you do yourself
The ideal boss, as David Brent from "The Office" might tell you, could very well be you. Find out why.
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,564 -15 0.58%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,284 +2 0.12%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 97.57 -0.60 0.61%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,638 -92 1.37%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,225 -183 1.94%
CAC 40
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,481 -414 1.60%
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/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,344 -30 0.88%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.06%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.95 +0.15 0.15%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 -0.01 0.34%
Australia$
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German 10y
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.25 -0.33 -2.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 48.91 -1.08 -2.16%
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T /quotes/nls/t 35.59 -0.77 -2.12%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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