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Disappointing Earnings Push Stocks Lower on Wall Street

Richard Drew/AP By STEVE ROTHWELL NEW YORK -- Stocks fell sharply Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Whole Foods Market (WFM). The slide put major indexes into the red for July, leaving the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. Show More Summary

Best Money Tips: Things to Bring to a Job Interview

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on things to bring to a job interview, getting a free education at your fingertips, and easy home organizing tips. Top 5 Articles 5 Things to Bring to a Job Interview — Be sure to bring a reference sheet and your resume to a job interview. Show More Summary

The Best Things to Buy in August

The best things you must purchase next month - Lifehacker Surprising ways to save money on hotels - Wise Bread The message one investment adviser has for millenials - LearnVest Why FOMO and YOLO are keeping you from getting rich - DailyWorth What...Show More Summary

One Bad Month Reveals Pandora's Weaknesses

Photolyric Sometimes the market is too smart for a company's own good. Shares of Pandora (P) slipped after posting quarterly results a few days ago. Everything seemed upbeat with the report itself. The leading streaming radio provider beat Wall Street's profit expectations for the third quarter in a row. Show More Summary

Leaders in Carbonated Beverage Industry Have Gone Flat

Keith Bell/Getty Images Carbonated beverages don't appear to be as popular as they used to be. Sales have been sluggish at Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP), and even SodaStream (SODA) -- the one company that was growing briskly arming...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly took a poll on legalizing weed. You'll never guess what happened next.

When Bill O'Reilly polled his site's users about marijuana legalization, he probably didn't expect them to come out swinging with astonishing support. And yet, that's exactly what happened. On July 28, Bill O'Reilly asked his site'sShow More Summary

The 12 Herbs and Spices Every Pantry Should Have

Maybe you received a spice rack as a wedding gift. Perhaps you found a bunch of basil and cilantro in your latest CSA basket. Or possibly you're just looking to make healthier, low-calorie foods with fuller flavors on the cheap. Cooking...Show More Summary

8 secrets to steal from power networkers

You've no doubt heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know — and that's exactly why being a powerful networker is so important. But mastering this crucial skill requires more than just schmoozing over cheese platters and exchanging business cards. Show More Summary

Fix Dingy Whites Naturally With Lemons

If your whites are a bit dingy, instead of reaching for bleach, refresh them naturally with lemons. We found this eco tip via Martha Stewart and wanted to try it for ourselves. Bleach does a great job getting out stains but can be tough on delicate fabrics, so we had high hopes for the sunny citrus solution. Show More Summary

Vanguard Used Massive Illegal Tax Shelter, Suit Claims With more than $2 trillion in mutual fund assets, Vanguard is one of the largest investment companies in the world, and it has acquired a reputation among bargain-seeking investors for its low fund costs. But recently,...Show More Summary

Naked With Cash: Betsey S, June 2014

Betsey offers her mid-year financial update for Naked With Cash. Naked With Cash: Betsey S, June 2014 is a post from Consumerism Commentary. New to Consumerism Commentary? Start here.

4 Reasons Not to Panic About Social Security's Future

Shutterstock Earlier this week, the trustees in charge of the Social Security system released their annual report on the program's condition. The most recent report was much the same as previous ones, as were the reactions that stressed...Show More Summary

NASA announces its Mars 2020 instruments

NASA has just unveiled the instruments that will be used by the Mars 2020 rover in its journey to Mars. The rover will use seven instruments to build on the Curiosity Rover's activity on the planet. At a press conference Thursday, Michael...Show More Summary

A day before 9/11, Bill Clinton said he could have killed Osama bin Laden

It turns out that Bill Clinton had Osama bin Laden on his mind mere hours before al Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Speaking to a group of Australian businessmen on Sept. 10, 2001, Clinton said he once had the opportunity to kill bin Laden, but decided not to because it would have led to the deaths of innocent civilians. Show More Summary

Credit Karma: The Best Place For Truly Free Credit Scores Now Offers Full Credit Reports

Credit Karma -- one of our favorite sites for getting a truly free credit score -- announced this week it now offers free credit reports as well. There's still no catch, which is why Credit Karma remains our favorite place to quickly and easily check your own credit data at absolutely zero cost. Show More Summary

Internal CIA report concludes agency spied on Senate computers

Some time ago I wrote on Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D - Calif.) battle with the CIA. She is chair of the Senate Select Committee on intelligence, and in a dramatic speech on the floor of the Senate she accused them of spying on her staffers in an attempt to sandbag the committee's report on the CIA's torture program. Show More Summary

Feds Warn Retailers About Malicious Software

George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images BOSTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned retailers about a type of malicious software attacking point-of-sales systems, dubbed "Backoff," that it said is undetectable by most types...Show More Summary

Conversations Your Family Needs to Have About Money

Alina Vincent Photography via Getty ImagesHaving a conversation with your parents about long-term care is difficult but necessary. By Roger Wohlner Money conversations between parents and adult children can be difficult at best. Issues such as your parents' investments, retirement planning, estate planning wishes and elder care issues are never easy. Show More Summary

The 9 Hidden Costs of Drinking

Drinking isn't cheap. We all know that whether it's a quiet glass of wine at home in the evening or a full-fledged night out on the town, alcohol can cost you. But do you know the true costs? Those that go beyond just the actual price...Show More Summary

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