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Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house
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Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet the energy storage needs of its solar customers.
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5 years
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract
Why these billionaires are heading into space

Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
How Apple and other retailers capitalize on early-adopter impulse — in other words, “queue chic.” // Shown: People wait in line outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York on Sept. 9, 2014. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
How Apple and other retailers capitalize on early-adopter impulse — in other words, “queue chic.”
Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 review: Like a new phone for free

Sony admits phones aren’t its salvation

The biggest risk in Alibaba IPO may be China itself
TO GO WITH AFP STORY "Finance-economy-China-labour,FOCUS" by Dan Martin Residents pass through the crowded town of Zhugao in China's southwest Sichuan province on February 4, 2009. As millions of the migrant workers from towns like Zhugao who have powered Chinese economy return to cities and manufacturing, the government said this week that 20 million such migrants had been left jobless by the global downturn. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
Alibaba's strongest asset — its status as a Chinese company — may also be its biggest risk.
Alibaba IPO sucks money out of H.K. stocks
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

Is your spouse hiding money from you?
An cashier accepts cash from a shopper at the J.C. Penney Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Analysts predict a wider second-quarter loss and the ninth straight sales drop when J.C. Penney reports on Aug. 20, though improvements are projected for the second half of the fiscal year. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/BloombergAn employee processes a cash sale at the J.C. Penny Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, August 16, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
More than one in three people admit that they hide cash from their significant others.
Are you a financially unfaithful partner?

Secret debt digs Wisconsin family into a hole

10 foods never worth paying full price for
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These items get discounted more often than others, according to an analysis of coupons.
10 things snack-food companies won’t tell you

Scotland ready to call London’s bluff on sterling
Reuters
Opinion: The U.K. government's high-risk currency ploy has failed to defuse the push for independence, says Craig Stephen, in Glasgow.
In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

College tuition grows at the slowest rate on record
Believe it or not, college tuition costs are relatively under control -- having seen their smallest increase in years this August.  Shutterstock
According to the Labor Department, college tuition and fees saw the smallest annual rise in August since the agency starting keeping track in 1978.
Napolitano: Out-of-state UC students defray cost
Best university in the world? MIT (24/7 Wall St.)

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
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RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock sees a revolution coming in the annuity industry and predicts the consumer will be the clear winner.
Why a robo-adviser might be right for you
What millennials can teach boomers

Need to know
U.S. stocks gain; Dow closes at record high
Warren Buffett offers some investment advice
House votes to authorize aid to Syria rebels
Bill to fund government until Dec. 11 advances
Dollar surges to 6-year high versus yen
Treasurys slide on hawkish view of Fed policy
Home construction seen ticking down
FedEx shares rally after earnings

Obamacare loses punch as campaign issue
America's 50 best cities to live in (24/7 Wall St.)

Why this hasn’t been a happy month for gold bugs
September is seasonally a strong month for gold. Not this year.

Wait, Yellen's speaking again?
If an hour of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen answering questions from the press wasn't enough, she's due to speak on Thursday as well.

Don’t freak out over the Fed’s dot plot
Investors may have overreacted, at least initially, to the Fed's so-called dot plot of interest-rate projections.
How Yellen views the job market
Recap: Fed’s press conference
101 alternatives to ‘considerable time’ phrasing
What you need to know about Fed’s statement

What to look for in Oracle’s earnings report
Oracle is set to report fiscal first-quarter results, with Wall Street expecting modest earnings and revenue gains.

Senators take aim at NFL’s tax benefits
Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat, introduces legislation that would put an end to the league's tax-exempt status.
Sponsors turn up pressure on NFL


Five easy ways to throw away a fortune
Tom Bemis lists five wasteful practices that even the wealthy need to be careful to avoid.


10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors
Analysis: Shares with low volatility can beat indexes with less risk, writes Phil van Doorn.
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
How value investing grows your nest egg

Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Poll suggests most “smart money” investors are expecting just a mild pullback over the coming weeks, followed by a year-end rally to new highs.

5 ways to make your lousy 401(k) plan stellar
RetireMentor
Paul Merriman suggests ways to get around restrictions on investment choices.
How smart are you about health care?

Family Dollar tells Dollar General ‘no’ means ‘no’
Family Dollar has again rejected a Dollar General takeover overture, calling it illusory, conditional and likely to encounter regulatory opposition.

Want to save money on fashion? Try buying pink
Turns out the color of what we wear does matter when it comes to cost and how much stores make.

Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months
Price of beef continues higher, but gasoline cost decline looks to be offsetting that trend.

Builder confidence near a 9-year high
Residential builders’ views on present and upcoming sales rise.
Lennar shares up after profit jumps

Here’s what millennials want when buying a home
Housing and mortgage industries can't wait for millennials to follow up on their desire to buy.
How your home can help pay for retirement
7 things wrong with your house
10 best cities for millennials to buy a home


Five ‘soul- destroying’ jobs
Think you've had your share of bad jobs? Try being a collections agent on 9/11.
One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked


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InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Anheuser-Bush InBev is feeling out banks for financing a run at SABMiller. It should also have its antitrust lawyers on speed dial.
How investors can tap into the beer wars

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.

China pumps billions into banks
Central bank is injecting $81 billion into five major state-owned banks to lubricate the economy.

Wallenda plans skyscraper-to-skyscraper walk across Chicago River
November spectacle would be the highest-altitude skyscraper walk in the storied history of the Flying Wallendas family.
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  • Jul 11, 2011
    3:22 PM ET

    Why You’re Overpaying at the Dollar Store

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    With frozen dinners, party balloons, shampoo and more priced at $1, the dollar store can seem like a great place for bargains. But that’s not quite true — and savvy shoppers are catching on.

    Cash-strapped consumers have flocked to dollar stores — many of which defy their names by selling higher-priced items — since the recession hit, but now those stores are starting to see a slowdown, reports The Wall Street Journal. Several of the big chains said in quarterly earnings reports that they failed to meet expectations because customers are buying more low-profit items like food and cleaning supplies, and fewer high-profit ones such as clothes and home goods.

    But coupon experts suspect at least part of the shift can be explained by the so-called “extreme couponing” trend that teaches shoppers to stack stores sales, coupons and other discounts to pay just pennies on the dollar for their purchases. “People are getting smarter,” says Teri Gault, founder of The Grocery Game. “Sales with coupons will almost always beat prices at dollar stores.” A shopper could get a 12-count box of Nature’s Valley granola bars for $0.79 at the grocery store with a sale and coupon, for example. On a per-bar cost, that’s 80% less than the dollar store price of $1 for a pack of four.

  • Jun 27, 2011
    4:15 PM ET

    Extreme Couponing: Now Extremely Prohibited

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    Companies are cracking down on extreme couponing techniques that allow shoppers to leave with baskets full of free items.

    Rite Aid, Target and Publix have all revised coupon policies in recent weeks (see details below) to limit the number of store and manufacturers’ coupons they accept per item or per shopping trip. Procter & Gamble now limits consumers to four of the same coupon per shopping trip, a recommendation that industry group Coupon Information Corporation is preparing to add to its best-practices page for companies issuing manufacturers coupons. Stores are also moving to a more sophisticated barcode system to prevent shoppers from using coupons meant for other items.

    “It’s unfortunate that there have to be limits like this, but I think you’re going to see the whole industry moving this way,” says Bud Miller, the executive director of the Coupon Information Corporation. Previously, lenient policies let savvy shoppers stack multiple coupons and stockpile big quantities for pennies on the dollar. “These shoppers come in and clear out every last item, and there’s nothing left for the other consumers,” he says. “That’s not what coupons are for, and hopefully these new policies will help prevent some of that abuse.”

  • Jun 13, 2011
    12:15 PM ET

    5 Ways to Buy Organic Groceries for Less

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    Apples just became public enemy No. 1 to shoppers looking for pesticide-free foods.

    A recent screening from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found pesticide residue in 98% of the popular fruit, the highest rate of all the produce it examined. That was enough to push apples to the top of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” shopping guide of items to buy organic. The free list, released today, aims to help shoppers on a budget figure out which items are best purchased organic. Last year, apples ranked fourth.

    “Consumers should shop with an abundance of caution,” says Mark Kastel, the co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group. Although all of the foods screened meet government guidelines for acceptable pesticide levels, he says, studies have pointed to problems stemming from even minute levels of exposure.

    Although buying organic may be desirable, it’s not always in the budget. At online grocer FreshDirect.com, regular strawberries — which placed third on the Dirty Dozen — are half the price of organic ones, while a half-gallon of organic milk at Safeway sells for a 27% premium.

    But there are ways to make going organic more affordable. Try these five:

  • May 11, 2011
    12:38 PM ET

    Extreme Couponing Star: I Was a Scapegoat

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    Talking Shop: Remember J’aime Kirlew? She appeared on the first episode of TLC’s 12-part series Extreme Couponing and cut nearly $14,000 off her grocery bill last year by clipping coupons. She stockpiled over 100 cleaning wipes, 450 rolls of toilet paper and 250 paper towels at her Montgomery Village, Md., home.

    Last month, Pay Dirt spoke to Kirlew about the show in an interview entitled, “Confessions of an Extreme Couponer.” It turned out to be a portentous headline. Her TV appearance was followed by allegations of fraudulent coupon use online and in magazines and newspapers, a practice where a shopper can use one coupon on another product that matches the barcode, but not the product specified on the coupon.

    Bud Miller, the executive director, of the Alexandria, Va.-based Coupon Information Corporation, which represents the manufacturers of coupons issued in the U.S., says it’s not a gray area: “Coupons are a contract and the controlling barcodes are merely a method of processing coupons, so any use of a coupon to produce a product other than stated in the plain language of the coupon is considered fraudulent.”

    Manufacturers are now changing their barcode system to prevent coupons being used for other products that work with the same barcode. But Kirlew says she has done nothing wrong and will continue to match coupon codes until the barcode system changes.

    Pay Dirt spoke exclusively to Kirlew.

  • May 4, 2011
    2:32 PM ET

    Share a Coupon, Double Your Savings?

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    Sharing has its benefits: helping others, fostering cooperation and conserving resources. But it can also cut your bill at checkout, as manufacturers and retailers start issuing new coupons that increase in value when you pass them along to other people.

    For example, a $1.50 Huggies coupon suddenly becomes a $3 one when you agree to email or instant-message it to three people, or post the link to Facebook, Twitter or MySpace. On deal site PeopleDeals, currently in beta, New Yorkers can grab a $1 coupon toward lunch at local restaurant L’asso, which mushrooms to $2, $3 or $4 when you post a link on Facebook and other friends nearby use the link to get their own copy.

    The idea is a riff on what daily-deal sites like Groupon promise: get enough people interested in an offer, and you’ll secure a better price. While these social coupons haven’t yet taken off like daily-deal sites – coupon management firm Inmar, which tracks the industry, says it is aware of a handful, but the trend wasn’t significant enough last year to track amid the 3.3 billion offers consumers redeemed – experts are expecting them to gain popularity.

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  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 review: Like a new phone for free

Sony admits phones aren’t its salvation

The biggest risk in Alibaba IPO may be China itself
TO GO WITH AFP STORY "Finance-economy-China-labour,FOCUS" by Dan Martin Residents pass through the crowded town of Zhugao in China's southwest Sichuan province on February 4, 2009. As millions of the migrant workers from towns like Zhugao who have powered Chinese economy return to cities and manufacturing, the government said this week that 20 million such migrants had been left jobless by the global downturn. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
Alibaba's strongest asset — its status as a Chinese company — may also be its biggest risk.
Alibaba IPO sucks money out of H.K. stocks
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

Is your spouse hiding money from you?
An cashier accepts cash from a shopper at the J.C. Penney Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Analysts predict a wider second-quarter loss and the ninth straight sales drop when J.C. Penney reports on Aug. 20, though improvements are projected for the second half of the fiscal year. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/BloombergAn employee processes a cash sale at the J.C. Penny Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, August 16, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
More than one in three people admit that they hide cash from their significant others.
Are you a financially unfaithful partner?

Secret debt digs Wisconsin family into a hole

10 foods never worth paying full price for
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These items get discounted more often than others, according to an analysis of coupons.
10 things snack-food companies won’t tell you

Scotland ready to call London’s bluff on sterling
Reuters
Opinion: The U.K. government's high-risk currency ploy has failed to defuse the push for independence, says Craig Stephen, in Glasgow.
In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

College tuition grows at the slowest rate on record
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According to the Labor Department, college tuition and fees saw the smallest annual rise in August since the agency starting keeping track in 1978.
Napolitano: Out-of-state UC students defray cost
Best university in the world? MIT (24/7 Wall St.)

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
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RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock sees a revolution coming in the annuity industry and predicts the consumer will be the clear winner.
Why a robo-adviser might be right for you
What millennials can teach boomers

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U.S. stocks gain; Dow closes at record high
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House votes to authorize aid to Syria rebels
Bill to fund government until Dec. 11 advances
Dollar surges to 6-year high versus yen
Treasurys slide on hawkish view of Fed policy
Home construction seen ticking down
FedEx shares rally after earnings

Obamacare loses punch as campaign issue
America's 50 best cities to live in (24/7 Wall St.)

Why this hasn’t been a happy month for gold bugs
September is seasonally a strong month for gold. Not this year.

Wait, Yellen's speaking again?
If an hour of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen answering questions from the press wasn't enough, she's due to speak on Thursday as well.

Don’t freak out over the Fed’s dot plot
Investors may have overreacted, at least initially, to the Fed's so-called dot plot of interest-rate projections.
How Yellen views the job market
Recap: Fed’s press conference
101 alternatives to ‘considerable time’ phrasing
What you need to know about Fed’s statement

What to look for in Oracle’s earnings report
Oracle is set to report fiscal first-quarter results, with Wall Street expecting modest earnings and revenue gains.

Senators take aim at NFL’s tax benefits
Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat, introduces legislation that would put an end to the league's tax-exempt status.
Sponsors turn up pressure on NFL


Five easy ways to throw away a fortune
Tom Bemis lists five wasteful practices that even the wealthy need to be careful to avoid.


10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors
Analysis: Shares with low volatility can beat indexes with less risk, writes Phil van Doorn.
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
How value investing grows your nest egg

Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Poll suggests most “smart money” investors are expecting just a mild pullback over the coming weeks, followed by a year-end rally to new highs.

5 ways to make your lousy 401(k) plan stellar
RetireMentor
Paul Merriman suggests ways to get around restrictions on investment choices.
How smart are you about health care?

Family Dollar tells Dollar General ‘no’ means ‘no’
Family Dollar has again rejected a Dollar General takeover overture, calling it illusory, conditional and likely to encounter regulatory opposition.

Want to save money on fashion? Try buying pink
Turns out the color of what we wear does matter when it comes to cost and how much stores make.

Consumer prices fall for first time in 16 months
Price of beef continues higher, but gasoline cost decline looks to be offsetting that trend.

Builder confidence near a 9-year high
Residential builders’ views on present and upcoming sales rise.
Lennar shares up after profit jumps

Here’s what millennials want when buying a home
Housing and mortgage industries can't wait for millennials to follow up on their desire to buy.
How your home can help pay for retirement
7 things wrong with your house
10 best cities for millennials to buy a home


Five ‘soul- destroying’ jobs
Think you've had your share of bad jobs? Try being a collections agent on 9/11.
One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked


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InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Anheuser-Bush InBev is feeling out banks for financing a run at SABMiller. It should also have its antitrust lawyers on speed dial.
How investors can tap into the beer wars

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.

China pumps billions into banks
Central bank is injecting $81 billion into five major state-owned banks to lubricate the economy.

Wallenda plans skyscraper-to-skyscraper walk across Chicago River
November spectacle would be the highest-altitude skyscraper walk in the storied history of the Flying Wallendas family.
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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,002 +3 0.13%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,602 +8 0.31%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,219 -17 1.34%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.96 -0.46 0.49%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,781 -11 0.17%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,662 +29 0.30%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,431 +22 0.50%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,112 +323 1.55%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,907 +109 1.01%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 344 +2 0.45%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,233 +14 0.42%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,889 -23 0.14%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,376 +240 1.00%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,308 +11 0.49%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,631 +139 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,296 +24 0.73%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 0.00 0.18%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.50 +0.14 0.12%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.90 0.00 0.10%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.82 +0.09 0.12%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.62 +0.03 1.05%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.01 -0.01 0.63%
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.27 -0.08 3.34%
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Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 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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