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  • Why Emergency Funds Are A Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource that is your money.

  • The Collection Account That Just Won't Die

    How do you go about getting those collection accounts off your credit report for good? It's going to take some persistence, that's for sure.
  • 5 Dividend Stocks to Consider Selling Now

    Thinkstock With interest rates in the basement and likely to stay there for some time, investors have, for good reason, flocked to dividend-paying stocks. But demand has pushed up the prices of many popular ...
  • World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

    LONDON (AP) — The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.

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  • Will GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) Crush Estimates at Its Next Earnings Report?

    GW Pharmaceuticals has a favorable Zacks Rank and a positive Earnings ESP, which is a great sign of a coming earnings beat.

  • U.S. crude down 3 percent after big stockpile build

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said crude inventories rose 2.5 million barrels last week, versus analysts' forecasts for a draw of 500,000 barrels. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures settled down $1.33, or 2.8 percent, at $46.77 per barrel. Brent crude futures fell 91…

  • Gawker’s Nick Denton Faces Hulk Hogan Objection in Bankruptcy

    Hulk Hogan helped bring down Gawker Media. Now he’s throwing a wrench into the personal bankruptcy proceedings of company founder Nick Denton.

  • Former IRS chief says Trump has no excuse to not release his tax returns

    This former IRS commissioner says Trump has no excuse for not releasing his tax returns. None. At the very least, he should release the first two pages.

  • Pfizer on buying spree with AstraZeneca antibiotics deal

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is continuing its shopping spree with its fourth acquisition since the April collapse of its planned $160 billion megadeal to buy rival Allergan PLC and move its headquarters, on paper, to Allergan's base in lower-tax Ireland.

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  • EU, Portugal agree on 5 billion euro recapitalization for ailing bank CGD

    LISBON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission and Portugal have agreed in principle on the recapitalization, on market terms, of ailing state-owned bank CGD, envisaging an injection of up to 2.7 billion euros ($3 billion) in state funds and nearly as much in debt and equity. Portugal is still…

  • More U.S. retailers probing phony Egyptian cotton

    CHICAGO/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Bed Bath & Beyond on Wednesday said it ordered an external audit of textiles from Welspun India , after Target Corp last week accused the Indian manufacturer of passing off cheap sheets as premium Egyptian cotton for two years. This could compound the…

  • Bankrupt businessman seizes Moscow bank, then surrenders

    MOSCOW (AP) — A man who claimed to have a bomb seized a bank in the center of Moscow and took four people hostage Wednesday evening, but he surrendered peacefully a few hours later, police said.

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    Oil falls on API inventory build

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis is at the NYMEX reporting the latest in crude oil prices, and what can impact gas inventories.

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  • U.S. banking regulators focused on cyber security after SWIFT attacks

    U.S. banking regulators said on Wednesday they are focused on cyber security risks and controls for U.S. financial institutions after attacks earlier this year involving the global financial network known as SWIFT. In a letter responding to questions from Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat…

  • According to this chart, Apple shares are approaching a critical breaking point

    As two significant chart patterns come to a head, Apple looks primed to either tank or soar. Why one technical analyst is betting on the latter.

  • Campaign's rising rent at Trump Tower came as space expanded

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign is taking up more space inside Trump Tower in New York -- and paying a lot more in rent.

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    A World Without Screens? It's Going to Happen, Says Meta

    Aug. 23 -- Meta is a San Francisco-based augmented reality company that envisions a world without computer screens or physical mobile phones. Bloomberg TV hosts Amber Mac and Anthony Lacavera find out from Meta's VP of Partnerships Ryan Pamplin why computers should be a natural extension of us, and…

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