Americans take into account many factors when choosing where to live. But here are some U.S. cities that top the list of best places.
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
• Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare
• CMS tries to shed light on doctor-supplier ties
• J&J purchase will help it compete with Gilead
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
• 10 things Starbucks would rather we not know
The housing market recovery suffers from a shortage of first-time buyers, and the long-term outlook for housing largely hinges on their return, say economists.
• San Francisco a case study in housing cool-off
• City-by-city house prices: Miami gains steam
• Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
• Powell: Focus is on housing, not health care
• Landlords are getting even meaner
PayPal is part of growing payments systems in U.S.
Spinoff from EBay makes PayPal a big player in the payment processing business along with handful of other heavy-hitters.
• PayPal welcomes Apple as rival
• EBay to spin off PayPal business
• Apple nudges PayPal deeper into bitcoin
• Analysts have high expectations for Apple Pay
Demand is mounting after the company says it will launch the phone in China this month.
• Look beyond Samsung’s rivalry with Apple
• Apple may owe $ 200 mln in back taxes to EU
• Apple, Fiat tax deals broke state-aid rules: EU
Banks are using more floor space for dispensing financial advice and less for teller services.
• Bank of America ‘chips’ its debit cards
Analysis: If Russia is thinking about imposing capital controls, it signals that Moscow is feeling the heat from sanctions, writes William Watts.
• Ruble in free fall as dollar gains strength
• Trading Deck: Baltics next on Putin’s agenda
• This year at Pimco as measured in fund flows
• Benchmark Treasurys gain for third quarter
• U.S. stocks limp into October
• What to look for in Constellation earnings
• GoPro’s new cameras for those who go slower
• California to ban single-use plastic bags
• FCC eliminates sports ‘blackout’ rule
• Chicago PMI slows to 60.5 in September
• Consumer confidence falls sharply
• Netflix to roll out sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger’ film
A part of the economy no one is worrying about
Auto sales have repeatedly set new postrecession highs and most industries are experiencing their fastest growth in several years.
The most ticketed car in America is…
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.
Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.
Why you should invest like Harvard
Trading Deck: Endowment has lagged index funds, but a closer look and a longer time horizon change the view.
Wal-Mart: No seat belt in Tracy Morgan crash
Retailer argues that the comedian “acted unreasonably” in failing to wear seat belt.
Ford slices full-year profit view
Just three months into the top job at Ford, Mark Fields slashes full-year profit outlook.
• Did market overpunish Ford? (24/7 Wall St.)
• Ford continues to slide back in the pack
‘Umbrella Revolution’ risk to Hong Kong economy
The massive wave of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong may deliver a hard blow to the territory’s economy, and even all of China, analysts say.
• On the streets with young protesters
• Democracy protests in Hong Kong: slide show
• Hong Kong stocks slide in September
The Fed would like to do it all, but it can’t
Opinion: Fed officials may say there’s nothing the central bank can’t do when it comes to managing the economy, but Irwin Kellner says that isn’t exactly true.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
With billions of dollars fleeing Pimco, corporate debt and derivatives are feeling the most impact.
• Pimco ETF sees $ 446.5 million outflow: report
• Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze
• Bill Gross is easily the smartest guy at Janus
U.S. benchmarks teetering at major support levels
Analysis: The widely tracked U.S. benchmarks now face some important tests, notes Michael Ashbaugh.
• Hussman sees ‘ingredients of a market crash’
• Expect bigger, badder bubbles: Cody Willard
• Is this the correction? asks L.A. Little
• Jeff Reeves: This can’t be a stock bubble
Why you should ignore October crash warnings
RetireMentors: Pundits may say market crashes come in October. Don’t buy it, says Amit Chopra.