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  • Bill Gates Is At Least $6 Billion Richer Than He Was Six Months Ago, But Not From Microsoft

    In July, Bill Gates may or may not have lost his title as the world's richest man. According to Forbes, Gates has a net worth of almost $82 billion, which puts him in the No. 2 spot behind Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, who's worth $85.4 billion. According to Bloomberg, Gates is still the…

    Business Insider
  • Warren Buffett’s Best Mortgage Advice Ever

    Warren Buffett teaches one lesson he has stood by for over 50 years. You will want to hear it.

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  • Live blog: What’s happening with Alibaba’s IPO?

    Live blog: What’s happening with Alibaba’s IPO? The big day has arrived, and the Chinese company that 88 percent of Americans have never heard of is making history on the New York Stock Exchange. We’re rounding up all the facts, sass and stories you need

    Gigaom
  • Can Sears Close 2,300 Stores?

    In a widely publicized note to investors, Gary Balter of Credit Suisse said that it is best that Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) close its Sears and Kmart locations while they, and the inventory they sell, still have value. Sears Holdings operates about 2,350 stories. Sears is generating negative…

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut

    Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were Friday among the first in line in Japan to grab the "6" and its new large-screen cousin as Apple hit back at rivals. Licensing problems in China meant the global rollout went ahead without the huge and lucrative market, in a blow…

    AFP
  • PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell

    PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity." The boss of the maker of Pepsi, Gatorade and Doritos, one of the league's…

    Associated Press
  • 'Bubble in everything, everywhere': Marc Faber

    Even after the Dow (Dow Jones Global Indexes: .DJI) and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) closed at new all-time highs, closely followed contrarian Marc Faber keeps sounding the alarm. Faber has long argued that the Federal Reserve's massive asset purchasing programs and near-zero interest rates have inflated…

    CNBC
  • How Boeing's bumpy 787 launch is paying dividends

    New Boeing 787 Dreamliners taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington. It took Boeing Co. 10 bumpy years to turn its 787 Dreamliner concept into a commercial success. At least that's the conclusion from aerospace analysts at Jefferies, who in a note published Thursday write that all those…

    MarketWatch
  • 8 Celebs Who Suffered Financial Troubles

    So many celebs in financial trouble have their success and quick money to blame.

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  • Lacker Says He Opposes Fed Plan to Hold Mortgage-Backed Assets

    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said he couldn’t fully support the central bank’s revised exit strategy released this week because he opposes a measure to hold mortgage-backed securities. “I believe this approach unnecessarily prolongs our interference in the allocation of…

    Bloomberg
  • Stock Market Blogger 'Jesse Livermore' Is Calling The Top

    On Friday, Alibaba is set to make its debut on the NYSE in the largest IPO ever.  Jesse Livermore, the pseudonymous blogger of Philosophical Economics, on Thursday night noted that in 2012, Facebook's IPO marked the market bottom for the year, and sees Alibaba's debut as potentially marking the top…

    Business Insider
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    Analyst: Alibaba Stock Is Priced Conservatively

    Morningstar director of equity research R.J. Hottovy joins MoneyBeat and explains why he views the company's shares priced conservatively at its IPO.

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  • Bitcoin tanks, is Alibaba to blame?

    The price of bitcoin has plummeted in the past few days, and some are blaming the Alibaba IPO for the virtual currency's fall. Members of the bitcoin community are pointing fingers at the e-commerce giant's IPO, suggesting that tech-minded China-centric money is being pulled out of the currency in…

    CNBC
  • Toyota recalling 20,000 late-model vehicles on potential fuel leak

    Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will recall about 20,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks. Most of the affected vehicles are in the United States but were also shipped to other countries, Toyota said. Toyota Motor Sales USA said the recall involves vehicles with its 2GR-FE engine.

    Reuters
  • What Roth Owners Should Do if They Exceed the Income Limit

    You can avoid the 6% penalty on the money you contributed if you take your 2014 contributions (and any earnings on them) out of the Roth before the tax-filing deadline on April 15, 2015 (or October 15, 2015, if you file an extension). You can also avoid the penalty and taxes if you have your IRA…

    Kiplinger
  • 10 Fashion Bloggers Who Made It To the Big Time

    They may have started with just a laptop, a camera, and a killer pose, but these budding fashion stars have made their way to the front row.

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  • Eric Holder’s Shameful Legacy on Wall Street Fraud

    Right in the middle of the midterm election season, and just before Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly might step down, he made it known that the Justice Department will really really indict Wall Street executives in financial fraud cases. “We expect to bring charges in the coming months,”…

    The Fiscal Times
  • 3 Lessons An Investor Learned After Losing His Job, Reputation, And $1.6 Million

    The late Jim Paul went from a poor Kentucky boy to serving on the board of governors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange through a series of lucky breaks and smart investments. By 1990 he was working in the futures research department at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., managing a team that…

    Business Insider
  • Why It Pays to Join the Company Wellness Program

    My employer just announced a new wellness program and says it will charge me more for my health insurance if I don't participate. The Kaiser Family Foundation's study of 2014 health benefits found that almost all large employers (those with 200 or more employees) and nearly three-fourths of smaller…

    Kiplinger
  • Personal Finance: Use 401(k) to pay down mortgage?

    Veteran personal finance journalist Robert Powell answers your questions for USA WEEKEND.My wife and I are thinking of paying down the mortgage on our house with money in our 401(k) plans. — David Love, Bedford, TexasAt a very high level, you will owe income tax on any pre-tax portion of the…

    USA TODAY
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    A Favorable Prognosis for This Pharma Stock

    Recent clinical success in cystic fibrosis positions Vertex as a dominant player in this attractive rare-disease market.

    Morningstar
  • Jefferies: Intel's Dividend Could Rise 45% In 2 Years

    Shares of Intel (INTC) have climbed 19% since the start of 2014 thanks in part to improving PC sales. Sure, the capital gain is great, but what about the dividend? At $35.03, the stock yields 2.6% and generates a quarterly cash payment of 22.5 cents

    Barrons.com
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    We've got a fantastic selection of wireless microphones for less at Nextag. Find Oklahoma Sound, Pyle Pro, Sennheiser and more top brands!

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  • Larry Ellison’s Legacy, Ego, Mentorship: Industry Comments

    Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive officer of Oracle Corp. (ORCL) , closing a chapter in a career filled with aggressive competition, flamboyant spending and spectacular profits. Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems Inc., an Oracle competitor that Ellison eventually acquired:…

    Bloomberg