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These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.

With Egypt’s help, Gaza may be an economic oasis
 Reuters
Opinion: Gaza did not always choose war. There were times when it turned its unique location, a coastal strip between empires and continents, into a source of wealth and peace — and can do so again, writes Amotz Asa-El.

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime does pay — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who embezzled $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Need to know
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Obama expands sanctions on Russia
UPS misses profit forecast, cuts guidance
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

5 questions advisers must answer first  
5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.

Breadth divergence is a troubling sign for the stock market
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Whole Foods is No. 2 worst S&P performer this year
Whole Foods is walking a fine line, as investors want higher margins and shoppers lower prices.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
The 10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

3 sell strategies to protect your savings
Buy and hold is an incomplete strategy and can even be dangerous.
How annuities profile potential buyers

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty

Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

CliffsNotes critique of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
Commentary:
Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State doesn't go far enough, argues David Weidner.

Charts reflect the approach to S&P 2,000
Analysis: S&P 500 is grinding slowly, but steadily, toward the 2,000 mark, reports Michael Ashbaugh.

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Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
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/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,301 -5 0.40%
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/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.04 -0.63 0.62%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,618 +89 0.57%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,641 +212 0.87%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,183 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,356 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.00%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.13 +0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.02%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 -0.03 2.44%
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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.

Sony - All posts tagged Sony

  • Dec 28, 2011
    3:25 PM ET

    The Top 5 Data Breaches of 2011

    iStockphoto

    When hackers break into social networking sites, medical records databases or entertainment companies, experts say it’s consumers who often end up paying the price.

    Systems such as Sony’s gaming network, which was breached this year, have become increasingly attractive for cyber criminals, especially now that video gaming accounts contain such valuable personal details, says Adam Levin, chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911, an identity and data risk management company. “The Sony breach last April merely underscores something obvious: Gaming networks and similar sites are delicious targets.”

    Breaches cost organizations millions of dollars, which tends to trickle down to consumers, says Evan Brown, an associate in law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. “It is inevitable that the costs will be passed on,” he says. Apart from investigative costs, he says, many companies that are the target or victim of a data breach offer credit monitoring services to affected individuals.

    The number of personal files being compromised is also on the rise, though the amount of actual cyber crimes this year is lower than last year. Some 30.4 million records were compromised in 2011 in 535 separate breaches, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. That’s up from 12.3 million in 2010.

    Not all breaches involved sophisticated hackers. Those at Sutter Physicians Services in October and military healthcare program Tricare Management Activity in September were the result of the theft of hardware and software, respectively. They underscore the importance of not forgetting the low-tech protections like encrypting files and not leaving back-up disks unattended, Brown says.

    Others didn’t involve social security numbers, but did have implications for password security. “Capturing a customer list containing thousands of email/password combinations represents a potential threat to online bank accounts and other web-based services,” says Steve Fox, senior security auditor at IT security business Coalfire.

    Pay Dirt asked a range of security experts for the worst breaches of the year. Here they are in no particular order:

  • May 3, 2011
    3:27 PM ET

    Dear Sony Customer: 5 Ways To Read Bad News

    The letter begins politely as all letters do delivering bad news. Sony’s came with those three little words at the top: “Customer Service Notification.” That’s when you should sit down. It’s usually all downhill from there. Announcements like these informing you that your data has been breached are becoming all too common.

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    Sony’s letter addresses customers thus: “Dear Valued Sony Online Entertainment Customer.” That’s humble, polite, dignified: 10/10 for a good start. In short, the letter says that the data breach of 77 million PlayStation users now extends to 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment customers.

    Jonathan Bernstein, president of Bernstein Crisis Management, was put off by the technical and sometimes confusing “corporate-speak” in Sony’s letter. “The theft itself undermines Sony’s perceived competency,” he says, “but I think they did a good job, overall, of factually communicating how they were getting back on top of the situation.”

    Pay Dirt has already given some rules of thumb for customers whose information was breached. There will be an increasing amount of letters like these from other companies in the months and years to come, so here are the top 5 tips on how best to translate them.

About Pay Dirt

  • 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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These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.

With Egypt’s help, Gaza may be an economic oasis
 Reuters
Opinion: Gaza did not always choose war. There were times when it turned its unique location, a coastal strip between empires and continents, into a source of wealth and peace — and can do so again, writes Amotz Asa-El.

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime does pay — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who embezzled $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report

London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
IVY PHOTOS/Shutterstock.com
Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

Need to know
S&P, Dow end at session lows
Obama expands sanctions on Russia
UPS misses profit forecast, cuts guidance
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

5 questions advisers must answer first  
5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.

Breadth divergence is a troubling sign for the stock market
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Whole Foods is No. 2 worst S&P performer this year
Whole Foods is walking a fine line, as investors want higher margins and shoppers lower prices.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
The 10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

3 sell strategies to protect your savings
Buy and hold is an incomplete strategy and can even be dangerous.
How annuities profile potential buyers

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty

Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

CliffsNotes critique of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
Commentary:
Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State doesn't go far enough, argues David Weidner.

Charts reflect the approach to S&P 2,000
Analysis: S&P 500 is grinding slowly, but steadily, toward the 2,000 mark, reports Michael Ashbaugh.

/conga/frontpage.html 315393
Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead
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Nikkei 225
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Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,641 +212 0.87%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,183 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,356 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.11 -0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.00%
DXY Index
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WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.60 0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.46 -0.02 0.98%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 -0.03 2.44%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 -0.05 2.04%
Spain 10yr
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/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.23%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.38%
Crude Oil
101 -1 0.62%
Gold
1,301 -5 0.40%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 371 -6 1.46%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,852 -64 0.38%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,965 -8 0.43%
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FB /quotes/nls/fb 73.71 -1.21 -1.62%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.38 -0.64 -0.65%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 585.61 -4.99 -0.84%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.98 -1.66 -3.28%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
These 10 small cities are the snobbiest in America
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.

With Egypt’s help, Gaza may be an economic oasis
 Reuters
Opinion: Gaza did not always choose war. There were times when it turned its unique location, a coastal strip between empires and continents, into a source of wealth and peace — and can do so again, writes Amotz Asa-El.

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime does pay — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who embezzled $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
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London’s famous Gherkin expected to fetch $1.1 bln
A picture shows a view of the City of London, London's main financial district with the Gherkin on February 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
One of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline is on the market.

A city-by-city look at home prices in May
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal. Four-bedroom house on Cleveland Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $2.8 million as of April 21, 2014.   MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Chicago (shown) has third biggest April-to-May rise in home prices, Case-Shiller data reveal.
U.S. home prices rise 1.1% in May: Case-Shiller
What Zillow-Trulia means for home searches
Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy


10 best cities for millennials and first-time home buyers
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Slow job growth and student debt are making it harder for first-time home buyers.
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers

This tweak from the Fed could rock the market
Is there anything the Fed could say to rock the market? Maybe this tweak Reuters
The Federal Reserve could decide to shake markets out of their complacency.
The risk after Fed begins tightening

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app

Five ways to invest in sex, from used books to Viagra
Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication.    (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images)  Getty Images
The success of "50 Shades of Grey" shows there's an appetite for the erotic . Here are five ideas on how to invest in the selling of sex.

Five things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

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S&P, Dow end at session lows
Obama expands sanctions on Russia
UPS misses profit forecast, cuts guidance
Herbalife sinks, Darden gains, Plug Power up
Consumer confidence highest since late 2007
Pfizer profit outpaces Wall Street estimate
EU finalizing tougher Russian sanctions
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign

UPS shares deliver a Dow Theory warning for stocks
Based on the century-old Dow Theory of market analysis, the transports' weakness bodes badly for the broader market.

5 questions advisers must answer first  
5 questions to ask your financial adviser first
If an investment adviser has had legal problems or run-ins with regulators in the past, that says something about how he or she will invest your money.

Breadth divergence is a troubling sign for the stock market
Commentary: Stock-market indicators are turning bearish — and most worrisome among this group is breadth.

Inversion critics want ‘deserters’ punished
Carl Levin and others want companies that pursue overseas M&A to cut taxes to be denied federal contracts.

Whole Foods is No. 2 worst S&P performer this year
Whole Foods is walking a fine line, as investors want higher margins and shoppers lower prices.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Shares are cheap after investors got rattled by slashing of famously high prices, says Michael Brush.

Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results.
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal

Argentine bonds turn up in mutual funds
Turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina sovereign debt.
The 10-year may yield 4% by late autumn
Insight: Bond bullishness at near-record levels is a bad sign, says Mark Hulbert.
Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Spanish 10-year yield less than U.S. Treasury
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate

Why foreigners buy the dollar
There are complaints about its dominance in global finance, but few shun the greenback.
How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path

3 sell strategies to protect your savings
Buy and hold is an incomplete strategy and can even be dangerous.
How annuities profile potential buyers

Mitch McConnell has his first poll lead
Kentucky Republican leads Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes in Senate race poll for the first time.

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty

Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

J.P. Morgan cutting hundreds in tech support
Job cuts come as bank battles sluggish revenue, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyberthieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

CliffsNotes critique of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands
Commentary:
Tim Draper's plan to split the Golden State doesn't go far enough, argues David Weidner.

Charts reflect the approach to S&P 2,000
Analysis: S&P 500 is grinding slowly, but steadily, toward the 2,000 mark, reports Michael Ashbaugh.

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real-estate has lone bright spot

Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
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How to play the pound in Scottish vote
Prepare for sterling to fall ahead of Scotland's referendum on splitting from the U.K., say analysts.
Buy European stocks on dips, says J.P. Morgan
6 things to watch in Europe this week

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
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5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,912 -70 0.42%
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,443 -2 0.05%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 -9 0.45%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,624 -6 0.21%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,301 -5 0.40%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.04 -0.63 0.62%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,808 +20 0.29%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,654 +55 0.58%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,366 +21 0.48%
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IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,901 +21 0.20%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +1 0.27%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,342 +18 0.55%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,618 +89 0.57%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,641 +212 0.87%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,183 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,356 +6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.12 +0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.02%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.00%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.21 +0.20 0.25%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.59 0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.46 -0.02 0.98%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.12 -0.03 2.44%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.53 -0.05 2.04%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.48 -0.02 0.93%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.23%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.38%
Crude Oil
101 -1 0.62%
Gold
1,301 -5 0.40%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 371 -6 1.46%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,852 -64 0.38%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,965 -8 0.43%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.21%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 73.71 -1.21 -1.62%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.38 -0.64 -0.65%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 585.61 -4.99 -0.84%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.34 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.42 -0.28 -0.56%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.57 -0.07 -0.40%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.59 0.94 2.64%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.98 -1.66 -3.28%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.45 -0.14 -0.55%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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