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  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe? NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or…

    Associated Press
  • 7 of the Cutest Celeb Besties

    With so much celeb feuding and drama, it's nice to see stars develop lasting friendships! Here are a few of the most adorable celeb BFFs in Hollywood.

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  • Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes. The Netherlands vies with Mexico as the world's largest tomato exporter, and it sent $100 million worth to Russia last year.

    Associated Press
  • Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

    Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.3 percent to 2,326.06. CHINESE SLOWDOWN: Weak data released on the weekend fueled concern China's economic slowdown is deepening.

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  • More lenders are offering student-loan consolidations

    Dear Liz: I have four private student loans that I would love to consolidate so that I can have one medium-size monthly payment instead of four large ones. Answer: If you have good credit and sufficient income — or a willing co-signer — several lenders now offer private student loan consolidation.…

    Los Angeles Times
  • Europe shares lower ahead of Fed, Scotland; brewers gain

    Europe shares lower ahead of Fed, Scotland; brewers gain European shares were lower in morning trade on Monday with investors looking ahead to a key Federal Reserve policy meeting this week as well as a referendum on Scottish independence. Fed moves

    CNBC
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    The Perils of Our Lopsided Income Growth

    The Fed's latest U.S. consumer finance report showed decent income growth overall--but not across the board.

    Morningstar
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago. The plant, about 28 miles southeast of Chicago…

    Associated Press
  • 10 Actors Who Regret Their Iconic Roles

    We may remember these actors from their unforgettable roles in successful films, but they certainly don't feel the same way. Can you guess any?

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  • 'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

    'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theatersLOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.The Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict

    Associated Press
  • CyberArk IPO Gets Boost as Breaches Trigger Industry Gain

    The data breaches that have rocked corporate America in recent weeks couldn’t have come at a better time for CyberArk Software Ltd . The Israeli data security company, which is seeking to raise as much as $80 million in an initial public offering in the U.S., is marketing its shares to investors…

    Bloomberg
  • Global Banks' Lending Returns to `Substantial' Growth

    Cross-border lending by global banks rose by $580 billion in the first quarter, the first “substantial” increase since 2011, the Bank for International Settlements said. Cross-border claims of banks reporting to the BIS rose 2 percent to $29.4 trillion in the three months through March, the Basel,…

    Bloomberg
  • Are You Prepared for a Market Correction?

    When a bull market is roaring, preparing your portfolio for a correction or bear market might seem like closing the storm shutters on a sunny day. Although you don't need a financial adviser to do any of this, you will want to take a page from their book by building in some protection and sticking…

    Morningstar
  • Gold Industry Needs ‘Cleansing’ of Weakest, Fidelity Says

    The gold industry, recovering from the worst slump in prices in 30 years, needs more mergers to help improve investor returns and eliminate unprofitable mines, Fidelity Investments said. About a third of gold production is probably money-losing when the price of the metal is lower than $1,250 an…

    Bloomberg
  • Morgan Stanley Seven-Year Curse Spells Decline: Australia Credit

    Morgan Stanley says Australian bonds, the worst-performing government debt in the past month, have further to decline as investment-grade securities globally will stagnate for the next seven years. Australian sovereign debt due in more than a year lost 0.7 percent in the month ended Sept. 12, the…

    Bloomberg
  • 12 Stars That Still Live With Their Parents

    They may have Oscars under their belt and Grammys on their shelves, but these celebs are still not quite ready to leave Mom and Dad's.

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  • If a Company Won’t Talk, Its Former Employees Will

    The Haggler has striven in recent months to get someone at Conn’s, a Texas-based chain that sells appliances and furniture, on the phone. What kind of place is Conn’s, and how does it operate? One of the customers is Justin Raizk of Tucson, Ariz., who last year walked into a Conn’s in his hometown…

    The New York Times
  • China's Alibaba sets new path with US IPO

    China's Alibaba sets new path with US IPO New York (AFP) - With a possible record-breaking stock offering, Chinese online giant Alibaba is set to boost its role as a global company with a massive expansion potential. The initial public offering (IPO), expected to raise between $19 billion and $24…

    AFP
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    How China Investors Are Gaining Access to Alibaba's IPO

    Alibaba's roadshow is targeting U.S. Investors but that doesn't mean that investors in mainland China won't have access. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks with Dr. Teng Bing Sheng of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business on how Chinese investors, many of whom don't have direct access to the U.S.…

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  • Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Crop Bets to Lowest Since January

    Hedge funds cut bullish wagers on agricultural commodities to the lowest since January before the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Sept. 11. Three months of rain and mild weather created almost ideal growing conditions, spurring price declines that drove the Bloomberg Commodity Index to a…

    Bloomberg
  • Tech Stocks from Briefing.com

    There are 66 companies in the S&P 500 information technology sector. The good news is that the biggest company of them all -- Apple (AAPL 101.66, +0.23) -- was one of the ten that finished higher. There was even a Business Insider article that noted Apple's online store temporarily crashed due to…

    Briefing.com36 mins ago
  • Retirees' big move (or not): What to consider

    Retirees' big move (or not): What to considerShould I stay or should I go? Many people nearing retirement grapple with this decision. Choosing whether to retire "in place" or move to a new location could make or break your nest egg. There are many factors

    CNBC
  • Natural Blood Sugar Solution Takes GNC by Storm

    The simple secret for normal blood sugar. Try it now - safe, natural & effective.

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  • Ringgit Falls to Five-Week Low as China Output Misses Estimates

    The ringgit declined to a five-week low as slowing Chinese factory output stoked concern about growth in Malaysia’s second-biggest overseas market. China’s industrial production rose 6.9 percent in August, figures showed Sept. 13. The Federal Reserve , which is in the midst of cutting bond…

    Bloomberg