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Alibaba IPO sucking money out of Hong Kong stocks
Reuters
Chinese investors are very keen on Alibaba's massive IPO, and the Hong Kong stock market seems to be suffering as a result.
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Alibaba IPO creates ‘monster’ buzz on Twitter
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

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.

Good riddance, Scotland: We don’t need you
Bloomberg
Opinion: Commenters warn the U.K. faces politcal and economic chaos if Scotland votes to exit. Nonsense, says Matthew Lynn.
Scotland: As needed in U.K. as Texas is in U.S.
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Dr. No-Show: Sean Connery may not cast Scotland vote Everett Collection
Sean Connery isn't willing to travel back to his native Scotland to campaign for the referendum.
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Scotland readling from the Norway playbook

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
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RetireMentor 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
How value investing grows your nest egg
What millennials can teach boomers

LinkedIn CEO: Good boss is willing to lose you
LinkedIn CEO Reid Hastings talks about successful managers and their ability to treat workers as allies.  Shutterstock.com
Keynote Speaker: The key to retaining great talent is treating staff as allies, writes Reid Hoffman.
AT&T CEO: Right skills elusive among workers
5 weird habits of happy employees

University of California’s Napolitano defends
foreign-student admission
President Janet Napolitano of the University of California system.  University of California
Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of homeland security, tells MarketWatch that the system she runs needs tuition from international students.
Best university in the world? MIT (24/7 Wall St.)

A ‘girl face’ can damage your ability to negotiate
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Men and women with feminine faces have a harder time getting what they want in negotiations.
Need to know
Dollar slightly up ahead of Fed outcome
Sony raises net loss forecast for fiscal year
Microsoft hikes dividend by 11%
U.S. stocks: S&P 500's best gain in 4 weeks
Credit Suisse loans draw U.S. scrutiny
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
Thirty-year mortgage sees biggest rise of 2014
U.S. regulator sues Corinthian Colleges
After Hours: Adobe slides; U.S. Steel soars
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes

China pumps billions into banks
China's central bank is injecting about $81 billion into the country's five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter the economic slowdown.
In China, hybrids to beat electrics (Caixin)
Half of China’s wealthy want to emigrate

iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
Apple’s bigger iPhone, and super-mega-jumbo iPhone offer dual cures for Android envy, writes WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler.
iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 Review: Like a new phone for free


Simple way to beat the market
Opinion: When a company splits its stock, it usually means management is bullish on its outlook, writes Mark Hulbert.

Why these billionaires are heading into space
The so-called New Space market is attracting interest from ultra rich entrepreneurs.
NASA picks Boeing, Space X

Hedge funds are losing their luster
Opinion: In this bull run, they’re being outperformed by the broader market, writes David Weidner.
Calpers to exit hedge funds

One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
One-tenth had money seized from a paycheck and sent off to pay a debt last year, a new report finds.

How smart are you about health care?
A survey ranks boomers based on their savvy about health and medical costs; 1 in 3 get the equivalent of an 'F'.

Technical cross- currents ahead of Fed
Analysis: Market bulls remain on offense despite Fed-related volatility, reports Michael Ashbaugh.
Market pullbacks present promise, not peril

Poverty rate falls; middle incomes stall
The poverty rate may be falling, but the typical American household isn’t getting any richer.
A third of U.S. worries about money all the time

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


Buy Tesla on the dip, analyst says
Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdry suggests the tumble in Tesla’s share price on Monday has provided an attractive entry point for investors.
Morgan Stanley pumps the brakes on Tesla

Will iPhone 6 delays leave you phone-less?
Check out the updated trade-in policies from mobile carriers and others.
Will iPhone 6 miss China shelves this year?
Preordered iPhones won’t arrive till October

Here’s why Microsoft is paying big money for ‘Minecraft’
Opinion: The $2.5 billion deal for Mojang could help the Xbox maker replicate its success with "Halo," writes Therese Poletti.
Windows is the main play with ‘Minecraft’ deal

Goldman, Citi, others release stress tests
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and others release details about how a severe recession might affect them.
BlackRock wants to reform trading
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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.
AB InBev seeking to finance SABMiller deal?
Heineken rebuffs SABMiller overture
How investors can tap into the beer wars

U.S. makes first ISIS airstrike in Iraq
Stepped-up campaign against Islamic State militants begins as U.S. planes hit a single fighting position.

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

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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Tax Evasion - All posts in category Tax Evasion

  • Feb 13, 2012
    2:32 PM ET

    IRS May Get Help Catching Tax Cheats

    One revenue-raising strategy unveiled in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal on Monday calls for beefing up the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement efforts. That could mean increased scrutiny on individual tax returns, especially for small business owners.

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    The president’s budget plan would increase the IRS’s budget next year to $12.8 billion, about $950 million more than the 2012 budget, with the goal of ramping up collections from individuals and business that are behind on federal and state taxes or that owe government loans. The bulk of this money would be part of a program to prevent tax evasion and cheating and to update the IRS’s data system, according to the proposal. The reforms call for increasing collection by more than $2 billion over the next 10 years, much of that owed to states. The enforcement program should return $5 for each additional IRS dollar spent, according to the proposal. The IRS did not respond to requests for comment.

  • Sep 7, 2011
    3:44 PM ET

    Why Tax Cheats Face More Heat

    Weekend Investor’s recent “IRS Whistleblower” feature story, about how to turn in a tax cheat to the Internal Revenue Service and collect part of the proceeds, drew a host of reader comments. Reaction ranged from enthusiastic support of the program—“White-collar crime detection deserves the help of citizens”—to outright condemnation of it, with detractors comparing the IRS’s efforts to police-state tactics.

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    Tax cheats have more to worry about than just whistleblowers. According to recent report from a governmental watchdog, the criminal division of the IRS is getting more efficient. The study was issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, known as TIGTA, which closely monitors the IRS and often issues assessments critical of it.

    This TIGTA report was unusually positive. It praised IRS agents  for taking an average of 365 days to complete a case vs. 401 days in 2009.  The agency spent about $660 million on criminal tax cases during the 2010 fiscal year.

    Overall, the IRS criminal division initiated some 4,700 investigations and completed 4,300 during the same period, exceeding preset goals in both categories.

    Most important, say outside experts, is that the IRS continues to make progress on initiating “pure” criminal tax cases. These are cases in which the tax charges are central to the case, instead of simply an add-on to a long list of more important charges, such as drug running or money laundering. The agency calls these cases “legal-source investigations.”

  • Jul 18, 2011
    3:02 PM ET

    Rapper Sentenced in Tax Case

    Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to 28-months in federal prison and was ordered to pay $1.1 million in unpaid taxes for not filing income tax returns.

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    The multi-platinum-selling artist, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, admitted in March that he hadn’t paid taxes on more than $3 million he earned between 2004 and 2006 while living in Saddle River, N.J.

    According to the Associated Press, before his sentencing at a New Jersey federal court, he blamed “youthful inexperience, bad advice and the inability to manage fame” for his mistakes.

    Last month, he was sentenced in New York to up to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal weapon possession. That case stems from an incident in 2007 when authorities found a semi-automatic gun in his luxury sports car.

  • Jun 6, 2011
    3:11 PM ET

    Wesley Snipes Appeal Rejected

    Actor Wesley Snipes isn’t getting a new day in court, at least not this time.

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    The Supreme Court announced Monday that it wouldn’t consider his appeal for a 3-year-prison term for tax evasion.

    The Hollywood star is serving his sentence in Pennsylvania and not scheduled for release until 2013. He was convicted in 2008 of three misdemeanor charges of willful failure to file income tax returns.

    Snipes said his constitutional rights were violated because he should have been impaneled where the crime allegedly occurred. The actor wanted his 2008 tax trial to be held in New York City, where he lived, but the charges were brought in Florida, where he held a driver’s license, according to Fox News.

  • Apr 4, 2011
    3:57 PM ET

    Why the Rich Should Be Ready For IRS Scrutiny

    Whoever says the rich suffer less than the rest of us hasn’t seen the most recent Internal Revenue Service audit numbers. In recent years, the agency has ramped up its scrutiny of wealthy taxpayers – especially those earning more than $500,000 annually, according to a Wall Street Journal story by Laura Saunders, who writes the Tax Report.

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    Accountants and tax preparers say the heightened analysis is significantly different from the audit practices of the previous decade. While the percentage of taxpayers who were audited increased in every income category in 2010, there was much more scrutiny of the very rich. More than 18% of those with adjusted gross incomes of at least $10 million were audited in 2010, up from 10.6 in fiscal 2009.  About 11.5% of those earning $5 million to $10 million were audited in fiscal 2010 compared to about 7.5% a year earlier. In contrast, fewer than 2% of those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 and less than 1% for those earning $100,000 to $200,000 got the extra attention.

  • Apr 4, 2011
    11:31 AM ET

    How to Avoid Jail Time for Tax Blunders

    It’s easy to slip up on a tax return. An honest mistake could cost you a penalty; an intentional violation of the law is another matter. That could send you to prison.

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    And when the government seeks jail time for tax cheats, it gets it nearly 90% of the time.  Most people got into trouble because they failed to report income from a cash business, property sales or foreign earnings. Many also intentionally claimed wrong deductions.

    The best way to avoid trouble – besides not engaging in fraud  -  is to keep track of cash receipts and employers. That way you can prove your case if you’re audited. And ignorance isn’t a defense. For example, someone who doesn’t  get a Form 1099 from an employer still has to report the income that would have been on it.

    Right now, the IRS is paying close attention to Americans with money in Swiss and other foreign bank accounts. The tax authority is looking over many of these cases with a fine-tooth comb because of the heightened attention to the issue of offshore tax evasion. But generally, in cases like these, common sense has come into play in the past. A person who reported a lot of income in the U.S. but failed to report on a small foreign account would not have been at risk criminally.

    A consultant providing services to Wall Street firms recently came to George M. Clarke, a partner at law firm Miller Chevalier in Washington, D.C. Clarke, worried about not having reported $60,000 of income after a customer didn’t send a 1099. The IRS, says Clarke, will want to know if the misstep is the only one he made and what kind of accounting system he uses. This kind of situation is common and not likely to lead to jail.

    By contrast, Robert E. McKenzie, an attorney in the Chicago law firm Arnstein & Lehr LLP, recently helped two clients plead guilty to skimming money from their plumbing business to the tune of more than $100,000 a year. Each of the men will spend ten months in jail. They had been cashing some checks at a local check cashing store where the IRS had a sting operation set up.

  • Feb 10, 2011
    1:06 PM ET

    Lights, Camera, Tax Scandal: Iowa Trial Begins

    The trial of filmmaker Wendy Weiner Runge has all the flair of a Hollywood drama: a tax scandal in the millions of dollars, the silver screen, the toppling of a pyramid of insiders. But the venue—Des Moines, Iowa—is about as far from Tinseltown a film can get.

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    Runge, charged with first-degree theft among other counts, faces the music this week as her trial unfolds and with it, the details of a scandal that prompted the state to suspend its film-incentive program until 2013. The filmmaker could be on the hook for $1.85 million in transferable tax credits applied to, what the prosecution argues to be, sham production expenses for science-fiction film “The Scientist.” The 45-year-old mother of four faces a maximum penalty of 25 years behind bars.

    A number of states have paid billions of dollars in tax incentives to lure an industry formerly locked down by California studios. Governors of states like Michigan, Ohio and Texas—among many others—lobbied hard to encourage film production on their turf. Forty-four states offered movie-production incentives and 28 offered film tax credits in 2009, according to a Tax Foundation report. Last year saw the first dip in state participants over the past decade when four states suspended or terminated their programs completely.

  • Feb 8, 2011
    5:00 AM ET

    Celebrity Tax-Dodgers Keep the IRS Busy

    Roll out the red carpet. The 2010 tax season will probably introduce a star-studded cast of tax evaders, many of whom are already on the IRS’s blacklist.

    Reuters

    These celeb tax dodgers help contribute (at least in a small way) to what the IRS estimates to be a $290 billion tax gap—the difference between what’s reported and what’s owed, according to latest data.

    Check out who among the elite of the silver screen, television screen and radio waves is hiding from Uncle Sam in the limelight.

    Val Kilmer: Even Iceman can’t outmaneuver the IRS. The actor, whose mug has been on the screens with Top Gun, Batman and Heat, among other Hollywood blockbusters, faces a $500,000 lien against his 6,000-acre New Mexico ranch for unpaid 2008 taxes. That comes less than a year after Kilmer settled another $538,858 of owed taxes. To help square away his latest debt, Kilmer discounted the price tag on his ranch to $18.5 million from $23 million (and from an original asking price of $33 million).

    Richard Hatch: Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island want to throw the former “Survivor” winner back behind bars for allegedly violating the terms of his three-year supervised release when he refused to file amended tax returns for 2000 and 2001.

    Associated Press

    Hatch, convicted in 2006 for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million in the show’s prize money, already spent three years in jail from 2006 to 2009, and he still owes about $1.7 million in back taxes. The reality-TV star claims he didn’t re-file because he has an appeal pending in the U.S. Tax Court. The argument apparently doesn’t hold water for the Assistant U.S. Attorney, whose directive could leave Hatch serving up to two more years in the hole. Suddenly, those long-ago trials on that tiny Malaysian island are looking like a walk in the park.

    Nas: The IRS hopes the latest $6.46 million lien against the hip-hop star will put a wrap on his deadbeat filing habits. Beyond the bad blood he’s established with the IRS, the rapper is widely known for his years-long feud with rival hip-hop artist Jay-Z.

About Tax

  • The Tax Blog brings together a team of award-winning tax journalists from the Dow Jones network and around the web to examine the tax issues, changes and legislation that affect families, investors and small business owners. Our contributors include Tax Report columnist Laura Saunders (WSJ), Tax Guy columnist Bill Bischoff and senior reporter Jilian Mincer (SmartMoney.com), retirement-focused reporter Anne Tergesen (WSJ), wealth management writer Arden Dale (Dow Jones Newswires), TaxWatch columnist Eva Rosenberg and personal finance reporter Andrea Coombes (MarketWatch), and reporter Alyssa Abkowitz (SmartMoney). They’ll provide the latest news and insight, mine the tax code for tips and loopholes, and answer your questions about tricky tax situations. Contact the The Tax Blog with ideas, suggestions or tax questions at thetaxblog@dowjones.com.

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Alibaba IPO sucking money out of Hong Kong
 Reuters
Chinese investors are very keen on Alibaba's massive IPO, and the Hong Kong stock market seems to be suffering as a result.
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Alibaba IPO creates ‘monster’ buzz on Twitter
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

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.

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
MarketWatch/Shutterstock.com
RetireMentor 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
How value investing grows your nest egg
What millennials can teach boomers

In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Dr. No-Show: Sean Connery may not cast Scotland vote  Everett Collection
Sean Connery isn't willing to travel back to his native Scotland to campaign for the referendum.
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Scotland readling from the Norway playbook

Scotland: As important to  U.K. as Texas is to U.S.

The Lone Star State represents roughly the same proportion of population and economic impact for the U.S.
Good riddance, Scotland: We don’t need you
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

LinkedIn CEO: Good boss is willing to lose you
LinkedIn CEO Reid Hastings talks about successful managers and their ability to treat workers as allies.  Shutterstock.com
Keynote Speaker: The key to retaining great talent is treating staff as allies, writes Reid Hoffman.
5 weird habits of happy employees

University of California’s Napolitano defends
foreign-student admission
President Janet Napolitano of the University of California system.  University of California
Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of homeland security, tells MarketWatch that the system she runs needs tuition from international students.
Best university in the world? MIT (24/7 Wall St.)

A ‘girl face’ can damage your ability to negotiate
 Shutterstock
Men and women with feminine faces have a harder time getting what they want in negotiations.

AT&T CEO calls right skills elusive among workers
Trevor Lynn, chief marketing officer at Social Tables Inc., works at his desk at the company's headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Success stories like Trevor Lynn?s are going to get rarer as older businesses overshadow start-ups in U.S. job creation. Millennials, those born after 1980, may find it more difficult to quickly scale career ladders as new businesses, which tend to employ more young workers, become a smaller force in the labor market. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Trevor Lynn  Bloomberg
His advice for job seekers: Brush up on your technical skills if you want a job or higher pay.
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Credit Suisse loans draw U.S. scrutiny
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
Thirty-year mortgage sees biggest rise of 2014
U.S. regulator sues Corinthian Colleges
Sears borrows $400 mln from CEO’s fund
U.N. will ask for $1 billion to contain Ebola

China pumps billions into banks
China's central bank is injecting about $81 billion into the country's five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter the economic slowdown.
Dalian Wanda property arm seeks HK IPO
In China, hybrids to beat electrics (Caixin)
Half of China’s wealthy want to emigrate

iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
Apple’s bigger iPhone, and super-mega-jumbo iPhone offer dual cures for Android envy, writes WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler.
iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 Review: Like a new phone for free


Simple way to beat the market
Opinion: When a company splits its stock, it usually means management is bullish on its outlook, writes Mark Hulbert.

Why these billionaires are heading into space
The so-called New Space market is attracting interest from ultra rich entrepreneurs.
NASA picks Boeing, Space X

Why hedge funds are losing their luster
Opinion: In this bull run, they’re being outperformed by the broader market, writes David Weidner.
Calpers to exit hedge funds

One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
One in 10 Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 had money seized from a paycheck and sent off to pay a debt last year, a new report finds.

How smart are you about health care?
A survey ranks boomers based on their savvy about health and medical costs; 1 in 3 get the equivalent of an 'F'.

Technical cross currents ahead of Fed
Analysis: Market bulls remain on offense despite Fed-related volatility, reports Michael Ashbaugh.
Market pullbacks present promise, not peril

Poverty rate falls; middle incomes stall
The poverty rate may be falling, but the typical American household isn’t getting any richer.
A third of U.S. worries about money all the time

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


U.S. makes first ISIS airstrike in Iraq
Stepped-up campaign against Islamic State militants begins as U.S. planes hit a single fighting position.

Buy Tesla on the dip, analyst says
Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdry suggests the tumble in Tesla’s share price on Monday has provided an attractive entry point for investors.
Morgan Stanley pumps the brakes on Tesla

Will iPhone 6 delays leave you phone-less?
Check out the updated trade-in policies from mobile carriers and others.
Will iPhone 6 miss China shelves this year?
Preordered iPhones won’t arrive till October

Why Microsoft is paying big money for ‘Minecraft’
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Windows is the main play with ‘Minecraft’ deal

Goldman, Citi, others release stress tests
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and others release details about how a severe recession might affect them.
BlackRock wants to reform trading
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Heineken rebuffs SABMiller overture
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5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
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November spectacle would be the highest-altitude skyscraper walk in the storied history of the Flying Wallendas family.

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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,132 +101 0.59%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,553 +34 0.75%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,999 +15 0.75%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,597 +3 0.11%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,239 +3 0.21%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.75 -0.13 0.14%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -12 0.18%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,633 -27 0.28%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,409 -19 0.44%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,789 -63 0.30%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,799 -43 0.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 -1 0.31%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,235 +16 0.49%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,889 -23 0.14%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,376 +240 0.99%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,300 +4 0.16%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,581 +88 0.33%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,291 +18 0.55%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.30 0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 107.20 +0.06 0.06%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 +0.00 0.13%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.91 0.00 0.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.07 -0.04 0.05%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.18 +0.03 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.02 0.63%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.02 +0.00 0.46%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.45 -0.02 0.93%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.35 +0.01 0.41%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.53 -0.02 0.74%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.56 -0.02 3.43%
Crude Oil
95 0 0.14%
Gold
1,239 +3 0.21%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 344 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,041 -13 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,990 -2 0.09%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.21%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 76.08 1.50 2.01%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.86 -0.77 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.95 6.85 1.20%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.71 -0.03 -0.18%
C /quotes/nls/c 52.36 0.05 0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.52 0.05 0.30%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.95 0.26 0.75%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.23 0.34 0.74%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.21 0.29 1.12%
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1 yr CD
0.7%
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0.6%

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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 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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Alibaba IPO sucking money out of Hong Kong stocks
Reuters
Chinese investors are very keen on Alibaba's massive IPO, and the Hong Kong stock market seems to be suffering as a result.
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Alibaba IPO creates ‘monster’ buzz on Twitter
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

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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.

Good riddance, Scotland: We don’t need you
Bloomberg
Opinion: Commenters warn the U.K. faces politcal and economic chaos if Scotland votes to exit. Nonsense, says Matthew Lynn.
Scotland: As needed in U.K. as Texas is in U.S.
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Dr. No-Show: Sean Connery may not cast Scotland vote Everett Collection
Sean Connery isn't willing to travel back to his native Scotland to campaign for the referendum.
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Scotland readling from the Norway playbook

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LinkedIn CEO: Good boss is willing to lose you
LinkedIn CEO Reid Hastings talks about successful managers and their ability to treat workers as allies.  Shutterstock.com
Keynote Speaker: The key to retaining great talent is treating staff as allies, writes Reid Hoffman.
AT&T CEO: Right skills elusive among workers
5 weird habits of happy employees

University of California’s Napolitano defends
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President Janet Napolitano of the University of California system.  University of California
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Dollar slightly up ahead of Fed outcome
Sony raises net loss forecast for fiscal year
Microsoft hikes dividend by 11%
U.S. stocks: S&P 500's best gain in 4 weeks
Credit Suisse loans draw U.S. scrutiny
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
Thirty-year mortgage sees biggest rise of 2014
U.S. regulator sues Corinthian Colleges
After Hours: Adobe slides; U.S. Steel soars
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes

China pumps billions into banks
China's central bank is injecting about $81 billion into the country's five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter the economic slowdown.
In China, hybrids to beat electrics (Caixin)
Half of China’s wealthy want to emigrate

iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
Apple’s bigger iPhone, and super-mega-jumbo iPhone offer dual cures for Android envy, writes WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler.
iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 Review: Like a new phone for free


Simple way to beat the market
Opinion: When a company splits its stock, it usually means management is bullish on its outlook, writes Mark Hulbert.

Why these billionaires are heading into space
The so-called New Space market is attracting interest from ultra rich entrepreneurs.
NASA picks Boeing, Space X

Hedge funds are losing their luster
Opinion: In this bull run, they’re being outperformed by the broader market, writes David Weidner.
Calpers to exit hedge funds

One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
One-tenth had money seized from a paycheck and sent off to pay a debt last year, a new report finds.

How smart are you about health care?
A survey ranks boomers based on their savvy about health and medical costs; 1 in 3 get the equivalent of an 'F'.

Technical cross- currents ahead of Fed
Analysis: Market bulls remain on offense despite Fed-related volatility, reports Michael Ashbaugh.
Market pullbacks present promise, not peril

Poverty rate falls; middle incomes stall
The poverty rate may be falling, but the typical American household isn’t getting any richer.
A third of U.S. worries about money all the time

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


Buy Tesla on the dip, analyst says
Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdry suggests the tumble in Tesla’s share price on Monday has provided an attractive entry point for investors.
Morgan Stanley pumps the brakes on Tesla

Will iPhone 6 delays leave you phone-less?
Check out the updated trade-in policies from mobile carriers and others.
Will iPhone 6 miss China shelves this year?
Preordered iPhones won’t arrive till October

Here’s why Microsoft is paying big money for ‘Minecraft’
Opinion: The $2.5 billion deal for Mojang could help the Xbox maker replicate its success with "Halo," writes Therese Poletti.
Windows is the main play with ‘Minecraft’ deal

Goldman, Citi, others release stress tests
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and others release details about how a severe recession might affect them.
BlackRock wants to reform trading
/conga/frontpage.html 319965
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.
AB InBev seeking to finance SABMiller deal?
Heineken rebuffs SABMiller overture
How investors can tap into the beer wars

U.S. makes first ISIS airstrike in Iraq
Stepped-up campaign against Islamic State militants begins as U.S. planes hit a single fighting position.

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

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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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
3674
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
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  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,132 +101 0.59%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,553 +34 0.75%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,999 +15 0.75%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,600 +6 0.22%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,239 +2 0.18%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.82 -0.06 0.06%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -12 0.18%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,633 -27 0.28%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,409 -19 0.44%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,789 -63 0.30%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,799 -43 0.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 -1 0.31%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,234 +15 0.47%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,889 -23 0.14%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,374 +238 0.99%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,306 +10 0.43%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,538 +45 0.17%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,291 +19 0.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.29 0.00 0.11%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 107.33 +0.20 0.18%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 +0.00 0.04%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.91 0.00 0.29%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.10 -0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.23 +0.08 0.10%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.02 0.66%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.02 +0.01 1.04%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 -0.02 0.69%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.33 -0.02 0.74%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.54 +0.01 0.48%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.56 -0.02 3.43%
Crude Oil
95 0 0.06%
Gold
1,239 +2 0.18%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 344 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,045 -9 0.05%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,990 -2 0.09%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.10%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 76.08 1.50 2.01%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.86 -0.77 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.95 6.85 1.20%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.71 -0.03 -0.18%
C /quotes/nls/c 52.36 0.05 0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.52 0.05 0.30%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.95 0.26 0.75%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.23 0.34 0.74%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.21 0.29 1.12%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 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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