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  • Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name…

    Associated Press
  • Buffett followed this one rule in Burger King deal

    The billionaire investor stayed true to his principles, despite what critics have said, writes David Weidner.

    MarketWatch
  • 11 stocks to buy now at bargain-basement prices

    With the S&P 500 hanging out right around that psychologically meaningful 2,000 mark, investors may be wondering if they can you still find some bargains. According to Matt Krantz, markets reporter for USA Today, the answer is yes. You can find 11 to be exact.

    Yahoo Finance
  • This Number Could Help Predict Your Happiness Later In Life

    According to one financial expert, how happy...

    Business Insider
  • Netflix confirms: The Blacklist will debut on the streaming service on 9/7

    The first season of The Blacklist will debut on Netflix in a little over a week. The streaming service reportedly paid a record price for the show.

    Gigaom
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    Alibaba’s Pre-IPO Report Card

    Alibaba’s second quarter results showed Chinese online shoppers were migrating to mobile devices in droves, as the company prepares for what could be the biggest IPO in U.S. history. But an operating margin squeeze could keep Alibaba’s valuation in check. Heard on the Street columnists Aaron Back,…

    WSJ Live
  • Ruble falls to record dollar low, stocks tumble

    The ruble slumped Friday to a record dollar low and stocks tumbled on investor fears of tighter Western sanctions towards Russia, prompting an appeal by foreign businesses against further ineffective measures. The ruble slid to 37.072 to the dollar in late trading, breaking its previous record low…

    AFP
  • South Korea's Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches

    South Korea's Samsung and LG unveiled new smartwatches Thursday with upgraded functions and design as they step up their drive to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices. The "Gear S" is Samsung's first smartwatch able to make stand-alone phonecalls with built-in 3G alongside…

    AFP
  • Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn't had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the co-owner of the business said.

    Associated Press
  • Cramer: Sell strategy used by too few investors

    After sifting through his own results Cramer found he wasn't always following this simple strategy, himself! Get details.

    CNBC
  • RadioShack Shares Have Been On An Absolute Tear

    It's been a huge week for shares of RadioShack...

    Business Insider
  • Here’s what history says about the stock market in September

    The month has seen big crashes and bear markets, but a closer look reveals something different, writes Mark Hulbert.

    MarketWatch
  • Time to get rid of all those 401(k) plans

    Authors Rusty Olson and Douglas Phillips say it’s time to dump all those 401(k)s and replace them with a single private, defined-contribution plan if we want to stave off America’s retirement crisis.

    MarketWatch
  • 4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar

    So you're out at a bar but you don’t want to fund your drinks with credit, so you make a conscious effort to use a debit card. Here's what could go wrong.

    Credit.com
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  • Kraft issues voluntary recall of some American Singles cheese product

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kraft Foods Group Inc said on Friday it is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of some varieties of its Kraft American Singles as a precautionary measure after a supplier failed to store an ingredient correctly. The Northfield, Illinois-based company said the…

    Reuters
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

    Associated Press
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    3 Picks in a Richly Valued Market

    This health-care REIT, MLP, and oil-services firm stand out as relative bargains in today's richly valued market, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.

    Morningstar
  • Japan’s Output Misses Estimates, Inflation Unchanged

    Industrial production in Japan rose less than expected in July while household spending slumped and the inflation rate remained unchanged, highlighting the challenge of reflating the world's third-largest economy. This matched the median projection from a Bloomberg News survey of 31 economists. It…

    Bloomberg
  • Morgan Stanley Said To Be Planning Natgas Facility

    Morgan Stanley (MS) is reportedly on the road to developing a 50-acre natural-gas export plant in Freeport, Texas, with an annual shipment capacity of 60 billion cubic feet of compressed natural gas. The ...

    Investor's Business Daily