S&P 500 ends lower Tuesday, but gains for 7th straight quarter

Newton, Mass., tops 10 best U.S. cities to live in
Newton, Mass., tops 10 best U.S. cities to live in  Thomas Kelley/Wikipedia

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 quirk makes childless people buy pediatric dental insurance

Obamacare quirk makes childless people buy pediatric dental insurance  Getty Images

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

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA  Starbucks

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

Millennials set to make presence felt in housing

Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Getty Images

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.
PayPal
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

Apple gears for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China

Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China Getty Images

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 refashion branches as consumer habits shift

A Bank Of America ATM is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York August 21, 2014. Bank of America Corp has reached a $  16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities. The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice calls for the second-largest U.S. bank to pay a $  9.65 billion cash penalty, and provide $  7 billion of consumer relief to struggling homeowners and communities. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS POLITICS)  Reuters

Banks are using more floor space for dispensing financial advice and less for teller services.
Bank of America ‘chips’ its debit cards

Russia capital controls show sanctions working

People walk past an office of Gazprombank in central Moscow July 17, 2014. Russian central bank will study the new package of U.S. sanctions and may support banks which were hit, RIA news agency quoted Deputy Chairman Mikhail Sukhov as saying on Thursday. The imposition of the new sanctions on Wednesday means that Gazprombank and VEB will no longer be able to raise medium- and long-term financing from U.S. institutions. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)  Reuters

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

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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

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…

The most ticketed car in America is…
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Buildings stand in Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Harvard, the oldest and richest college in the U.S., paid almost $  1 billion to terminate a wrong-way bet on interest rate swaps that it had entered in 2004 to finance expansion in Allston. Photographer: Michael Fein/Bloomberg Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. Michael Fein/Bloomberg News

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.

Comedian Tracy Morgan from the television series "30 Rock" arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington in this May 1, 2010 file photo. Morgan was seriously hurt in a road accident involving six or more vehicles on the New Jersey Turnpike early June 7, 2014 according to news reports. REUTERS/Richard Clement/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Wal-Mart: No seat belt in Tracy Morgan crash
Retailer argues that the comedian “acted unreasonably” in failing to wear seat belt.

Ford Europe to book $  1.2 billion pretax loss for 2014

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears 3D glasses during a visit by teenage female students on national 'Girls Day', at the Chancellery in Berlin March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION HEADSHOT)

Germany fights on two fronts to preserve eurozone
Opinion: More opposition than ever for Merkel and ECB, say Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams.
Eurozone inflation hits five-year low

One very shocking wildlife stat
Earth’s human population has just about doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet’s wildlife?
Farrell: Why Americans ignore climate change

‘Umbrella Revolution’ risk to Hong Kong economy

‘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

Irwin Kellner: The Fed would like to do it all but can't

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.

David Weidner: Why you should ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’

Ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Opinion: The New York Fed sold out, and that’s all you need to know, writes David Weidner.
A tough-on-Wall Street replacement for Holder?

Should you drink the annuity COLA?

Should you drink the annuity COLA?
RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock pores over the various types of inflation-adjusted annuities and strategies.
Social Security strategies for married couples

Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows

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

Amit Chopra: Why you should ignore October crash warnings

Why you should ignore October crash warnings
RetireMentors: Pundits may say market crashes come in October. Don’t buy it, says Amit Chopra.


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