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Alibaba Soared in Its IPO. Should You Buy It Now?

Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesAlibaba founder Jack Ma at the New York Stock Exchange. I was inundated with emails last week asking if I had any special connections. I'm certainly not the go-to-gal when it comes to sold-out tickets to concerts...Show More Summary

This Week In Credit Card News: The Massive Home Depot Breach, Student Loans Burden The Elderly Too

Home Depot Breach Exposed 56 Million Credit Cards Hackers had access to 56 million debit and credit cards when they breached Home Depot’s security system this year, the company said Thursday. The breach was even larger than the attack on Target last year, when 40 million cards were compromised. The company said that thieves had [...]

Zenefits’ Leader Is Rattling an Industry, So Why Is He Stressed Out?

Parker Conrad’s start-up, which helps small businesses navigate employee benefits, has shown phenomenal growth. Yet he is anything but sure of its success.

Hillary Clinton may not run for president after all, says senator who conferred with her

Hillary Clinton is widely believed to be waiting until after the midterms to announce a 2016 White House bid. Yet Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) says he's not so sure she will run, citing a conversation the two had last weekend at his annual steak fry. Show More Summary

Pope Francis appoints progressive bishop to head Chicago Archdiocese

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Spokane, Washington's, Bishop Blase Cupich to be the next archbishop of Chicago. It is to date the Pope's most significant appointment in the United States; with 2.2 million parishioners, the Archdiocese Of Chicago is the third-largest in the country. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Unveils New Rules to Fight Tax Inversions

The U.S. Treasury Department said Monday it will take steps to curb the practice of companies moving their headquarters overseas by trimming the tax benefits of those transactions — known as corporate tax inversions — and, in some cases, stopping them entirely. MoreThe Fed Is Staying the Course, and That’s GreatRegulators Promise to Be Tough…

How Harry Houdini escaped death

Read more on this story. Watch Harry Houdini's straight jacket escape: Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: Your weekly streaming recommendation: Grosse Pointe Blank This week I learned the meteor that doomed the dinos gave us seasonal trees, and more Meet the Mariah Carey of bats You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn. More

Market Wrap: China Slowdown Fears Take the Air Out of Stocks

Lou Linwei/Alamy By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday. Investors are nervous about China following a run of soft economic data that suggests growth in the world's second-largest economy is slowing. Show More Summary

400,000 Americans marched for climate justice. Now what?

I was at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday. It was mind-bogglingly huge. The gathering was so big that the pre-march starting line-up stretched a mile and a half, from Columbus Circle at 59th Street all the way up to 86th Street, with numerous cross-streets jammed with participants, too. Show More Summary

Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Donors like being a part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.

Best Money Tips: The Investing Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on investing. Top 5 Articles What Grocery Shopping Can Teach You About Investing — Did you know you can think of stocks, bonds, and cash as different investing groups? [PopSugar...

Man forbidden from flying U.S. flag on his balcony because it could 'offend foreign people'

Brad Smith, a student at San Diego State University and a tenant of Boulevard 63 Apartments, said apartment complex managers told him to remove the American flag he was displaying on his apartment's balcony because it "could offend foreign...Show More Summary

Miss America was kicked out of her sorority for alleged hazing

Kira Kazantsev, a.k.a. Miss America 2015, won judges and audiences over with her Pitch Perfect-inspired performance of Pharell's "Happy," complete with plastic cups. But Jezebel has an exclusive new detail about Kazantsev that wasn't mentioned in the pageant — she was kicked out of her college sorority for allegedly hazing new members. Show More Summary

Fake Your Facebook Name Without Getting Flagged

How to use a fake name on Facebook without getting flagged - LifeHacker 6 small moves that can boost your retirement savings - LearnVest Signs you're in a toxic friendship - Real Simple The best time of day to do just about anythingShow More Summary

Funny Money: 5 DIY Projects That Will Cost You More In The Long Run

Some jobs should be left to the pros. If you're feeling confident about your DIY skills, you should read this before you leave yourself with a flooded house or gnarled hairdo. Funny Money: 5 DIY Projects That Will Cost You More In The Long Run appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

Charles Plosser, Leader of Fed's 'Inflation Hawks,' to Retire

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg via Getty Images Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that...Show More Summary

Sketch Guy: Picking the ‘Right’ Hedge Fund Involves More Than Looking in the Past

Investors should take note of the path taken last week by Calpers, a financial adviser writes.

Obama administration: Some Americans fighting with ISIS have returned to U.S.

A senior official of the Obama administration said Monday that some of the Americans who have fought with ISIS are back in the United States. The statement marks the government's first official confirmation that some of the Americans fighting alongside ISIS have returned to the country. Show More Summary

The incredible evolution of prosthetics

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Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross into Canada

Three Afghan soldiers who fled from a base on Cape Cod over the weekend were caught Monday trying to sneak into Canada. The three members of the Afghanistan National Army were in Massachusetts along with some 200 other foreign soldiers for training exercises before they disappeared Saturday. Show More Summary

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