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  • Scotland votes: UK loses no matter what the outcome

    The polls are open in Scotland, and voters are casting their ballots in the referendum on Scottish Independence from the United Kingdom. The 4.2 million registered voters will face a simple question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” They will be able to answer with yes or no. Voting is…

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  • Wondering How You Could Save on Home Insurance?

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  • Another financial crisis is inevitable: Martin Wolf

    Financial Times’ chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, contends economic growth is still too closely tied to debt. Wolf’s new book, “The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Still Have to Learn—From the Financial Crisis,” looks at how dependent world economies remain on the creation of…

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  • Jack Ma set to be one of the world's 20 richest?

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma is already the richest man in China... but could Friday's listing make him one of the 20 richest people in the world?

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  • Prepare for liftoff: Alibaba is the 'anti-Facebook' IPO

    Alibaba's IPO has an opportunity to be an old-fashioned, 1990s-dot.com style blowout. It's not hard to imagine the stock trading well above $100 on its first day.

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  • The best companies for working mothers

    Working Mother magazine released its latest annual list of the best companies for working mothers. Editorial Director Jennifer Owens explains why many made the list.

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  • Fed and TWTR Overvaluation, Evidence of Looming Market Crash: Stockman

    Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and author of the new book, The Great Deformation, David Stockman, says the Fed has created "the greatest bubble in human history."

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  • Alibaba is a phenom — just not in America

    Even though it's a huge IPO, few Americans may ever shop at an Alibaba site.

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  • The Steps To Success

    Who is the one person who has had the biggest impact on your life?

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  • Fed, Yellen keep ‘considerable time,’ miss great opportunity

    The FOMC statement, released Wednesday afternoon at 2:00pm, was a considerable disappointment to Fed watchers who were hoping for an indication of when Fed Chair Janet Yellen would raise short-term interest rates, which are currently near 0%. The language that would indicate a change boiled down to…

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  • World's billionaire population growing

    The worldwide population of those with wealth exceeding $1 billion has grown to 2,325, up 7% from last year. The typical billionaire has about $3.1 billion, is male, about 63 years old, and owns four properties, each worth an average of more than $23.5 million. Their average wealth grew by 4.4%…

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  • Forget Yellen, the real Fed news is in China

    On a day when Wall Street is in suspense over details of the Federal Reserve’s exit strategy, China’s central bank showed it isn’t going anywhere when it comes to stoking its slowing economy.

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  • New Facebook for millionaires costs $9,000 to join

    An exclusive web site for the country club set.

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  • Financial crisis delays 'adulthood' for millennials

    Consider it one one of the latest indications that conventional notions of adulthood (i.e. getting married, buying a house and having children) are on the decline: Singles now make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began tracking these stats more than…

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  • Apple, IBM buying back billions in stock: WSJ

    U.S. corporations are buying back shares of their own company at the fastest pace since the financial crisis. Companies have repurchased a total of $338.3 billion of their own stock so far this year. This is according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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  • NFL may lose big due to recent controversies

    Recent controversies surrounding NFL athletes are keeping the sporting organization on the defensive. First there was Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice and his domestic abuse video making headlines. This was followed by the indictment of Minnesota Vikings’ star running back Adrian Peterson…

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  • Janet Yellen’s dilemma: No way out

    Noted economist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin tells Yahoo Finance the Fed has a dilemma: There may not be a good way out of current low-rate environment.

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  • You'll rue the day you bought 10-year notes: Stockman

    Janet Yellen begins her September FOMC meeting today where she will meet with Federal Reserve Board governors and Fed presidents from across the country to discuss current Fed Policy. The Fed’s bond-buying stimulus program is still expected to be completed by October, but Fed watchers are waiting…

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  • Boeing has edge over Space-X in 'space taxi' race: WSJ

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago-based aerospace giant will likely win a multibillion-dollar contract from NASA to build "space taxis.” A space taxi ferries astronauts to and from orbit and the international space station. NASA has set a deadline to announce the award this month.

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  • Why cold weather means big business for retailers

    You just have to step outside to feel the first hints of fall in the air, especially in the Midwest and Northeast. And for a retailer, that translates to the ka-ching of cash registers—a welcome sound after the polar vortex that kept consumers away last winter.

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  • Barbra Streisand back on "The Tonight Show" after 50-year absence

    The 72-year old singer-actress-director-activist will join Fallon as his only guest Monday night for the hour-long program. She will promote her new album, “Partners,” which features duets with some of the biggest male performers in the music business.

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  • Fed meeting kicks off Tuesday; here’s why it shouldn’t raise rates

    The Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting kicks off tomorrow and investors everywhere will be eagerly awaiting any guidance about when The Fed might begin raising interest rates. Though sources close to the matter believe that the FOMC is coming close to finalizing its plan to wind down the last…

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