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An unbelievable collapse
in small-cap stocks
Commentary: Small-cap companies collapsing this hard and quick is unusual, says Michael Gayed.
Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being
Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being  www.aecf.org
In recent years kids have become more likely to have parents without secure employment, putting these youngsters' economic well-being at risk, but some states are doing better than others.

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
An Amazon employee captures stunning aerial footage of Seattle's big tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Greenspan says bubbles don’t end without ‘crunch’
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman and president and founder of Greenspan Associates, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. "In a sense, we are actually at relatively low stock prices," Greenspan, who guided the central bank for more than 18 years, said in an interview today. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Alan Greenspan Bloomberg
Ex-Fed chairman says in MarketWatch interview it’s not clear how economy will weather Fed exit.
Here’s what Alan Greenspan is reading

How Apple could rebrand
a Casio as the iWatch
Casio
Apple may be navigating through a product funk, but the brand is bulletproof in the eyes of consumers, as latest Jimmy Kimmel prank shows.
Huawei's smartphone business looking brighter


Need to know
Russia 'culpable' for downed Malaysia jet: U.S.
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut
Amazon, Pandora sink on results
Pentagon: Russian artillery may enter Ukraine
H-P settles Palm app suit with Chubby Checker
How low can Cynk go?
Google’s next map: a healthy human body
Diaper price-matching creates a big stink


Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dead at 86
Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan “Ace” Greenberg has died in New York.

Chocolate lovers — get ready to pay up
Cocoa prices are forcing candy companies to raise prices, but chocolate lovers will not be denied.

‘Kardashian Hollywood’ is Street’s new favorite game
"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" has become a huge boon for maker Glu Mobile, and analysts are taking notice.
Kristen Bell sings for minimum-wage increase

Screens display the start of trading in Facebook shares at the NASDAQ stock exchange on Times Square in New York, on May 18, 2012. Facebook shares saw an opening pop fade Friday as the wildly popular social network made its long-anticipated market debut. The shares, priced at 38 USD in the largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) for a technology company, jumped 12 percent to 42.55 USD in the opening Nasdaq trades before enthusiasm faded. The shares dropped back all the way to the $38 offering price before showing modest gains at midday.    AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)  
Facebook says SEC has dropped inquiry into IPO
Facebook says probe into social network's controversial initial public offering is done.
Why you should dump your Twitter shares now
How Twitter's diversity stacks up in Valley
Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch

10 things bitcoin won’t tell you
Virtual currencies can be volatile and fraud-prone, but you may still wind up using one soon.

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you feel stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: The Treasury and IRS surprise Robert Klein with taxpayer-friendly legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects for retirees.
Young investors should embrace bear markets

Don’t rely on brand-name advisers alone for retirement
Making good financial decisions depends on more than just dealing with well-known and reputable firms, says Dan Moisand.

Shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Scotland may need to vote ‘yes’ to stay in EU
With the U.K. looking at leaving the EU, Scotland's best chance of staying in may be to choose independence in September's referendum, writes Darrell Delamaide.

How the hammer falls in China
Some read corruption tell-all site out of curiosity, others out of fear, says Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift

A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
How do you put John Wayne’s gun-slinging bravado into a whiskey?
Why tequila sales have doubled in past decade
How you can spot fake wine
/conga/frontpage.html 315067
Meet Wal-Mart’s U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes
What may change after recent plane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes in terms of sending commercial flights over war zones.
How airline tragedies change our flying habits
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You might not be Buffett, but you can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Here's what the options market is saying.
Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer

Chinese
real estate and the ‘murder house’

Chinese real-estate firms are setting up databases on local “murder houses,” residences where a suicide, murder or other violent death took place.
/conga/today.html 315029

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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,446 -26 0.58%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,977 -11 0.54%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,630 -15 0.55%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,306 +13 1.01%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.97 -0.10 0.10%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -30 0.44%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,644 -150 1.53%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,331 -80 1.82%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,063 -192 0.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,888 +27 0.25%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 -2 0.69%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 +2 0.06%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,458 +173 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,216 +75 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,127 +22 1.02%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,127 -145 0.55%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.23%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.83 +0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.04%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.23%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.03 +0.16 0.19%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.38 +0.10 0.14%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 -0.04 1.44%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 -0.03 2.35%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.62 -0.01 0.30%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.03 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.57 -0.04 1.42%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.44%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.10%
Gold
1,306 +13 1.01%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,878 -120 0.71%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -10 0.50%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.27%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.12 0.14 0.19%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.56 0.53 0.55%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 588.29 -5.06 -0.85%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.57 -0.05 -0.32%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.02 -0.07 -0.14%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.60 -0.24 -1.35%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.52 0.02 0.06%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.88 -0.51 -0.99%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.77 -0.17 -0.66%
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1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
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% 10.46%
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% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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A daily look at what we buy, how we spend, and the companies that do right - and wrong - by their customers.

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    3:50 PM ET

    Would iPad 3 Spoil Apples Under the Tree?

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    The release of a new version of Apple’s tablet in February might rankle those who give or receive an iPad this month.

    The company may be gearing up for its release of the iPad 3 in just two months,according to a report by Richard Gardner, an analyst with Citigroup Global Markets, citing several unnamed sources.  The news might seem a cruel joke to those giving and receiving an iPad this month, but it’s unlikely to keep gadget buyers from holding off, analysts say.

  • Jun 8, 2011
    12:28 PM ET

    How to Beat Wedding Gift Sticker-Shock

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    Designer kitchen knives, pricey electronics, upscale furniture, camping gear. Wedding registry trends are running more toward big-ticket items these days, giving guests good reason to eye that wedding invite with trepidation.

    “You wouldn’t believe what I’ve seen on registries: the matching sea-worthy kayaks, the shares of a vacation home, the $10,000 grills that get built into your deck,” says Jodi R.R. Smith, the chief executive of Boston-based etiquette consulting firm Mannersmith and author of “The Etiquette Book: A complete Guide to Modern Manners.” “They can register for anything these days, and sometimes they get a little slap-happy with the registry guns.”

    As a story in today’s Wall Street Journal points out, the shift is largely a result of couples marrying at older ages and, for more than 70%, after they have already been living together. More input from the groom has also driven additions of gear like barware, tents and flat-screen TVs.

    Which all prompts the question: If the happy couple can shoot for the moon, how far should the guests go to appease them? PayDirt talked to Smith about how to manage your budget, and the couple’s expectations.

    Pay Dirt: Some of these registry gifts seem unrealistically expensive. Are you really obligated to spend that much?

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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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An unbelievable collapse
in small-cap stocks
Commentary: Small-cap companies collapsing this hard and quick is unusual, says Michael Gayed.
Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being
Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being  www.aecf.org
In recent years kids have become more likely to have parents without secure employment, putting these youngsters' economic well-being at risk, but some states are doing better than others.

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
An Amazon employee captures stunning aerial footage of Seattle's big tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones
Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones  BeatsByDre.com
Bose has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple's Beats in connection with noise-cancelling technologies.
How Apple could rebrand a Casio as the iWatch

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Greenspan says bubbles don’t end without ‘crunch’
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman and president and founder of Greenspan Associates, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. "In a sense, we are actually at relatively low stock prices," Greenspan, who guided the central bank for more than 18 years, said in an interview today. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Alan Greenspan Bloomberg
Ex-Fed chairman says in MarketWatch interview it’s not clear how economy will weather Fed exit.
Here’s what Alan Greenspan is reading

Need to know
Russia 'culpable' for downed Malaysia jet: U.S.
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut
Amazon, Pandora sink on results
Pentagon: Russian artillery may enter Ukraine
H-P settles Palm app suit with Chubby Checker
How low can Cynk go?
Google’s next map: a healthy human body
Diaper price-matching creates a big stink


Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dead at 86
Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan “Ace” Greenberg has died in New York.

10 things bitcoin won’t tell you
Virtual currencies can be volatile and fraud-prone, but you may still wind up using one soon.

‘Kardashian Hollywood’ is Street’s new favorite game
"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" has become a huge boon for maker Glu Mobile, and analysts are taking notice.
Kristen Bell sings for minimum-wage increase

Rising chocolate prices may not curb demand
Cocoa prices are forcing candy companies to raise prices, but chocolate lovers will not be denied.

Screens display the start of trading in Facebook shares at the NASDAQ stock exchange on Times Square in New York, on May 18, 2012. Facebook shares saw an opening pop fade Friday as the wildly popular social network made its long-anticipated market debut. The shares, priced at 38 USD in the largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) for a technology company, jumped 12 percent to 42.55 USD in the opening Nasdaq trades before enthusiasm faded. The shares dropped back all the way to the $38 offering price before showing modest gains at midday.    AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)  
Facebook says SEC has dropped inquiry into IPO
Facebook says probe into social network's controversial initial public offering is done.
Why you should dump your Twitter shares now
How Twitter's diversity stacks up in Valley
Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you feel stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: The Treasury and IRS surprise Robert Klein with taxpayer-friendly legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects for retirees.
Young investors should embrace bear markets

Don’t rely on brand-name advisers alone for retirement
Making good financial decisions depends on more than just dealing with well-known and reputable firms, says Dan Moisand.

Shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Scotland may need to vote ‘yes’ to stay in EU
With the U.K. looking at leaving the EU, Scotland's best chance of staying in may be to choose independence in September's referendum, writes Darrell Delamaide.

How the hammer falls in China
Some read corruption tell-all site out of curiosity, others out of fear, says Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift

A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
How do you put John Wayne’s gun-slinging bravado into a whiskey?
Why tequila sales have doubled in past decade
How you can spot fake wine
/conga/frontpage.html 315071
Meet Wal-Mart’s U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes
What may change after recent plane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes in terms of sending commercial flights over war zones.
How airline tragedies change our flying habits
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You might not be Buffett, but you can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Here's what the options market is saying.
Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer

Chinese
real estate and the ‘murder house’

Chinese real-estate firms are setting up databases on local “murder houses,” residences where a suicide, murder or other violent death took place.
/conga/today.html 315029

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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,961 -123 0.72%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 -14 0.53%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,310 +17 1.33%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 102.00 -0.07 0.07%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -30 0.44%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,644 -150 1.53%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,331 -80 1.82%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,063 -192 0.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,888 +27 0.25%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 -2 0.69%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 +2 0.06%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,458 +173 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,216 +75 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,127 +22 1.02%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,127 -145 0.55%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.25%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.08%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.20%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.05 +0.19 0.23%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.39 +0.11 0.15%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 -0.04 1.59%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 -0.03 2.35%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.62 -0.01 0.30%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.03 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.57 -0.04 1.42%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.44%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.07%
Gold
1,310 +17 1.33%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,890 -108 0.64%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -10 0.49%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.81%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.19 0.21 0.28%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.79 -0.15 -0.58%
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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% 10.46%
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% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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An unbelievable collapse
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Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being  www.aecf.org
In recent years kids have become more likely to have parents without secure employment, putting these youngsters' economic well-being at risk, but some states are doing better than others.

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
An Amazon employee captures stunning aerial footage of Seattle's big tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
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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% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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