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Opinion: A simple way to beat the market with stock splits

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — It’s been nearly five months since Apple announced it would split its shares seven-for-one. During that time, its …

Investing

If you have ‘girl face,’ negotiations may prove difficult

Men and women with feminine faces may have a harder time getting what they want in face-to-face negotiations.<p>A study published in September in the …

Opinion: These 10 boring stocks will beat your portfolio

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Which would you rather invest in: A company that is cool and trendy or one that is so boring that it’s been years …

The ‘smart money’ says buy stocks, but not till November

Slide 1 of 8<p>NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — There’s a Wall Street trading axiom, that the more people who believe in a specific scenario, the less likely …

Live blog: World\’s biggest IPO Alibaba debuts at $92.70 a share

3 fast ways to gauge your financial health

Are you on track financially?<p>To assess where you stand, you could hire a financial planner or, alternatively, spend time plugging information into an …

Hate your kitchen? Now is a good time to upgrade

Whenever I have to buy a new appliance, I find myself overwhelmed by all the options. I have to decide which brand, model and features I want, and of …

Energy Star

Why you’re paying more for these 8 luxury items

The popular notion that shelling out more for luxury items guarantees better craftsmanship, better fit or longer use isn’t always true.<p>There’s a fair …

Opinion: Gold crashes and is now tarnished for good

Gold shined brightly at the beginning of 2014, with bullion prices jumping by about 13% from New Year’s Day until mid-March.<p>But since spring, and …

5 expenses you don’t plan for, but should

Many of us save for retirement, vacations and sometimes a little treat for ourselves — but when it comes to some expenses, we miss the mark.<p>A survey …

Goldman Bans Employee Stock Trading Following "This American Life" Broadcast

Investment bankers will no longer be able to trade individual stock and bonds.<p>Following a blockbuster report by <i>ProPublica</i> and <i>This American Life</i> alleging that the New York branch of the Federal Reserve, which supervises many of the largest banks, was meek, lackadaisical, and captured by the banks it …

3 Stocks To Buy As Nation Faces The November Polls

Investors need not worry so much about the elections in November nor the possibility that the stock market may be headed towards a severe correction mode. What should be of urgent concern is which stocks to favor as the nation heads for the polls — and how to be an opportunistic buyer and not to be …

10 Huge Time-Wasting Mental Habits

To free up time and get more done, stop indulging in these completely futile mental activities.<p>All of us seem to feel as though we don't have enough time, but few of us consider that we're indulging in behaviors that suck up our time for no possible purpose. Here are 10 common time wasters that we …

How did UnitedHealth let so many questionable claims slip past?

Here's how the nation's largest health insurance company aided and abetted what it says was a $43-million healthcare fraud.<p>In a lawsuit filed recently in federal court in Los Angeles, UnitedHealth Group says it paid out the $43 million to an interconnected group of doctors and medical clinics, …

US economic growth revised upwards again

<b>The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.</b><p>The revision was due to larger rises in exports and business investment.<p>Growth estimates are revised as more information …

Toronto's mayor back in spotlight

TORONTO (AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has jumped back into the spotlight for the first time since being hospitalized for cancer, receiving …

5 Babies Test Positive for Tuberculosis Infection in Texas

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection after an employee at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease, according to a statement released by the El Paso Department of Public Health.<p>The department notes that the children are not considered to have active TB, …

Australian cabinet to sign off on military action in Iraq within days, Julie Bishop says

Australia is close to signing off on military action in Iraq with the legal framework for the mission likely to be settled within days, Julie Bishop has confirmed.<p>The foreign affairs minister said the government would be prepared to consider a separate future request to extend Australia’s …