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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
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  • Morning MoneyBeat: Dwindling Bear Cave Prompts Worries

    Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal's pre-market primer packed with market updates, insights and must-read news links. September NY Fed Empire State Survey (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time): seen 16.0; Three of the most skeptical stock strategists on Wall Street recently ditched their pessimistic forecasts,…

    The Wall Street Journal36 mins ago
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Heineken family rebuffs hostile bid by rival SABMiller

    Heineken has rejected a takeover bid by British rival SABMiller after the family-controlled Dutch beer giant said it preferred to remain independent. The hostile bid was itself aimed at protecting SABMiller, the world's second largest brewer, from a takeover by the world's number one, Belgium's AB…

    AFP51 mins ago
  • 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
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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.…

    WSJ Live
  • Mortgage Rates Hit 3.00% APR (5/1 ARM)

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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
  • 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
  • '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
  • Insider Buying Continues This Week as Market Trades Lower

    Insider Buying Continues This Week as Market Trades Lower Despite a rash of global issues, and the always somber 9/11 remembrances, the stock market managed to keep a reasonably even keel in the first full week of trading after the holiday and the unofficial

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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 — the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will recognize the outcome of the referendum and appoint negotiators to work out the…

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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