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A decoration is seen on the wall during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The biggest U.S. banks would be required to hold enough easily sold assets to survive a 30-day credit drought under Federal Reserve liquidity rules that expand on international standards adopted earlier this year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname the Oracle of San Quentin.
How prison inmates learn about money

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
Shutterstock
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destination worth visiting off-season.
How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica


We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
Shutterstock
Very few Americans know which investment products are in their retirement portfolio, a survey finds. Here's what to do to save more intelligently.
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees

Need to know
Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
How hackers are infecting shipping scanners
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data
States with the most ‘STEM’ workers
Germany instructs top U.S. spy to leave


Woman arrested in Google exec’s yacht death
A high-end prostitute is under arrest for allegedly injecting heroin into Google executive, cleaning up the evidence and leaving him to die.

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Speedier deportation of border crossers would require a law change.
States may scale back construction projects
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg  
Emmys show TV networks own none of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: Long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, as is everyone, writes Rex Nutting.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Michael Sincere: Tme for a market ‘sell’ signal

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
RetireMentors: 70 fixed-income funds hold more than 4% in stocks — half of those are 10% to 60% equities, Mitch Tuchman finds.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
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10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

U.S. teens struggle to read a pay slip
Less than one-third could identify how much money they would get after deductions, a PISA study on financial literacy finds.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary:
Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,940 -46 0.27%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,410 -9 0.21%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 -5 0.24%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,597 -16 0.60%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 +14 1.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.76 +0.47 0.46%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,672 -46 0.68%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,659 -149 1.52%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,301 -59 1.34%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,489 -397 1.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,534 -213 1.98%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 336 -4 1.06%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,282 +11 0.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.33%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.33 -0.32 0.32%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.15%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.26%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.15 +0.12 0.14%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.80 +0.07 0.10%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.54 -0.02 0.63%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 -0.03 2.41%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.83 +0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.03 1.22%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.31%
Crude Oil
103 +0 0.46%
Gold
1,339 +14 1.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 -5 1.19%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,868 -45 0.27%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 -6 0.28%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 2.03%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 65.07 0.10 0.15%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.36 -0.03 -0.03%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 572.82 -3.26 -0.57%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.48 -0.12 -0.79%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.89 -0.49 -1.03%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.36 -0.08 -0.43%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.69 0.04 0.10%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.80 -0.53 -1.00%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.24 -0.08 -0.30%
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2 yr CD
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1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
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MMA $50K+
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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Tax Reform - All posts in category Tax Reform

  • Feb 29, 2012
    2:06 PM ET

    What to Do If Your Refund Is Stolen

    As many taxpayers gather their financial documents to do their tax returns, a number of unlucky filers are finding that someone else has already filed in their name — and walked away with their refunds.

    For the 12th year in a row, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, with nearly 280,000 complaints, according to a report released on Tuesday. And a bigger chunk of those cases is tax related, with 24% of identity theft complaints being tied to tax or wage-related fraud, up from about 15% in 2010, according to the FTC.

    For some victims, the fraud isn’t discovered until they hit the send button on their electronic tax returns — and get a rejection note from the IRS. Other times it takes a little longer to know something is wrong, such as not receiving a refund check. You might also receive an IRS letter saying the income reported doesn’t match their records — a sign someone else could be using that Social Security number.

  • 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.

    iStockPhoto

    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 19, 2011
    8:10 PM ET

    The Numbers Behind Obama’s Tax Plan

    Thanks to countless deductions and credits, the federal income tax brackets are ruined.

    Few people pay 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% or 35% of even their “marginal” dollar in income taxes. So, Monday’s proposal from President Barack Obama is really about average tax rates.

    The plan picks up on one of Warren Buffett’s frequently cited notions — that the richest Americans pay a lower percent of their income in taxes than those earning far less. A progressive tax system, such as the one purportedly used in the United States, is designed to do the opposite.

  • Feb 15, 2011
    5:20 PM ET

    Obama: Overhaul the Corporate Tax Code

    As part of his broader effort to bring down the deficit and win support from both parties for his budget proposal, President Barack Obama pledged not only to work to rein in entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid, but also, according to The Wall Street Journal,  “overhaul the tax code to root out “spending embedded” in it—a reference to tax breaks.”

    Associated Press

    Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner “reiterated an administration call for corporate-tax changes that eliminates loopholes and reduces the overall rate companies pay.”

    It’s partly a shot at the corporate tax rate–which on the surface seems to be quite high, but in reality is so full of loopholes that many corporations ultimately pay very little in taxes. US News & World Report blogger Susan Milligan–echoing Tax Guy Bill Bischoff–says lowering the corporate tax rate isn’t really the answer. It’s true that many U.S. companies pay significantly lower effective rates than the official top rate, but many tax experts say it’s still high enough to be a drag on domestic investment.

    Still, Closing the loopholes is far more critical, argues Milligan who says, ” Lowering the corporate tax rate would cost jobs. Mind you, the job loss would not be among those sad grunts now pictured in newspapers, signing up for unemployment benefits. No, the new unemployed would be the well-paid tax attorneys who scour the tax code for loopholes. They would be followed in the unemployment line by the lobbyists who bustle around Capitol Hill fighting to keep those loopholes.”

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  • 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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Did Fed sneak end of bond buying into its minutes?
A decoration is seen on the wall during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The biggest U.S. banks would be required to hold enough easily sold assets to survive a 30-day credit drought under Federal Reserve liquidity rules that expand on international standards adopted earlier this year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname the Oracle of San Quentin.
How prison inmates learn about money

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
Shutterstock
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destination worth visiting off-season.
How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica


We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
Shutterstock
Very few Americans know which investment products are in their retirement portfolio, a survey finds. Here's what to do to save more intelligently.
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees

Need to know
Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
How hackers are infecting shipping scanners
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data
States with the most ‘STEM’ workers
Germany instructs top U.S. spy to leave


Woman arrested in Google exec’s yacht death
A high-end prostitute is under arrest for allegedly injecting heroin into Google executive, cleaning up the evidence and leaving him to die.

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Speedier deportation of border crossers would require a law change.
States may scale back construction projects
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg  
Emmys show TV networks own none of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: Long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, as is everyone, writes Rex Nutting.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Michael Sincere: Tme for a market ‘sell’ signal

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
RetireMentors: 70 fixed-income funds hold more than 4% in stocks — half of those are 10% to 60% equities, Mitch Tuchman finds.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
/conga/frontpage.html 313479
10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

U.S. teens struggle to read a pay slip
Less than one-third could identify how much money they would get after deductions, a PISA study on financial literacy finds.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary:
Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
/conga/today.html 313436

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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,940 -46 0.27%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,410 -9 0.21%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 -5 0.24%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,597 -16 0.60%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 +14 1.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.76 +0.47 0.46%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,672 -46 0.68%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,659 -149 1.52%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,301 -59 1.34%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,489 -397 1.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,534 -213 1.98%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 336 -4 1.06%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,282 +11 0.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.33%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.33 -0.32 0.31%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.14%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.27%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.15 +0.12 0.15%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.81 +0.07 0.10%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.54 -0.02 0.63%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 -0.03 2.41%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.83 +0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.03 1.22%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.31%
Crude Oil
103 +0 0.46%
Gold
1,339 +14 1.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 -5 1.19%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,867 -46 0.27%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 -6 0.29%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 2.03%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 65.06 0.09 0.14%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.37 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 572.82 -3.26 -0.57%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.48 -0.13 -0.80%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.89 -0.49 -1.03%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.36 -0.08 -0.43%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.68 0.03 0.08%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.80 -0.53 -1.00%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.24 -0.09 -0.32%
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1 yr CD
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MMA $10K+
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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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 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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Did Fed sneak end of bond buying into its minutes?
A decoration is seen on the wall during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The biggest U.S. banks would be required to hold enough easily sold assets to survive a 30-day credit drought under Federal Reserve liquidity rules that expand on international standards adopted earlier this year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
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RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname the Oracle of San Quentin.
How prison inmates learn about money

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
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If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
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How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica


We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
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How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees

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IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
How hackers are infecting shipping scanners
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data
States with the most ‘STEM’ workers
Germany instructs top U.S. spy to leave


Woman arrested in Google exec’s yacht death
A high-end prostitute is under arrest for allegedly injecting heroin into Google executive, cleaning up the evidence and leaving him to die.

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Speedier deportation of border crossers would require a law change.
States may scale back construction projects
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg  
Emmys show TV networks own none of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: Long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, as is everyone, writes Rex Nutting.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Michael Sincere: Tme for a market ‘sell’ signal

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
RetireMentors: 70 fixed-income funds hold more than 4% in stocks — half of those are 10% to 60% equities, Mitch Tuchman finds.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
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10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
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U.S. teens struggle to read a pay slip
Less than one-third could identify how much money they would get after deductions, a PISA study on financial literacy finds.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
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Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 -5 0.24%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,597 -16 0.60%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 +14 1.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.76 +0.47 0.46%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,672 -46 0.68%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,659 -149 1.52%
CAC 40
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IBEX 35
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Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,282 +11 0.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.34%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.33 -0.32 0.31%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.15%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.27%
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German 10y
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Italy 10yr
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Spain 10yr
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Japan 10yr
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/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 -6 0.29%
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C /quotes/nls/c 46.89 -0.50 -1.04%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.35 -0.08 -0.44%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.69 0.04 0.10%
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Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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