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3 Reasons to Take Your Social Security Early

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:21
You've earned your Social Security benefits after a long career. If you're considering taking those benefits early, here are three good reasons why that may be a reasonable option.






Social Security: Can My Benefits Be Seized by Collectors?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:15
Can credit card companies and other creditors snatch your Social Security benefits from your checking account?






You’re the Boss Blog: You Can Buy a Business on EBay!

NYT > Business - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:06
But is it a good idea? No matter where you buy your business, there are important steps to take before agreeing to a deal.

Why Basic-Needs Stocks Are Vital to Your Portfolio

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:05
From stable cash flow that supports healthy dividends to steadily increasing demand, this basket of basic-needs stocks is handily outperforming the benchmark S&P 500.






Why Did EA Delay ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ and ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:55
Here's why EA just postponed its two biggest titles of the year.






Is Golub Capital BDC Worth the Price?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:48
Is Golub Capital BDC a buy? And at what price?






Freeport-McMoRan’s Oil and Gas Transformation Isn’t Over Just Yet

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:36
Freeport-McMoRan plans to sell another $4-$5 billion worth of onshore oil and gas assets as it shifts its portfolio offshore.






What Can We Expect When 3D Systems Corporation Reports Q2 Earnings on Thursday?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:05
Here's what to focus on when 3-D printing juggernaut 3D Systems reports earnings on Thursday.






Horizon Pharma Shares Fall as Drugs Added to Exclusion List

WSJ.com What's News US - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:58
Horizon Pharma shares fell as company said CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co. will place Horizon's two biggest selling drugs on their exclusion lists at the start of next year.

Duke Energy to Buy Some Generating Assets for $1.2 Billion

WSJ.com What's News US - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:35
Duke Energy agreed to a $1.2 billion deal for certain generating assets from the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

Outlook for Medicare Trust Fund Improves, Though Shortfall Looms, Report Finds

NYT > Business - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:19
Spending on hospital care was lower than expected, but trustees say Medicare and Social Security funds need shoring up.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Fell in June

NYT > Business - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:06
Contracts to buy previously-owned homes unexpectedly fell in June, casting a cloud over the housing market recovery.

Will Tesla Motors Blow Away Wall Street When It Reports Earnings This Week?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:41
Tesla will announce its second-quarter earnings results after the market closes on Thursday. But will this quarter be as impressive as investors hope?






Apple, Inc. Can't Give Away Its Cash Fast Enough

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:40
Apple has been trying its best to get rid of cash by returning it to shareholders. The problem is that the Mac maker generates way too much of it. Fortunately, that's a good problem to have.






What Do Short-Sellers Have Against These 3 Companies?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:25
Pessimism is building against these three popular investments. Is an increase in short interest warranted, or are pessimists blowing smoke?






Lloyds Fined Over Libor Rigging

WSJ.com What's News US - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:00
U.S. and U.K. authorities imposed roughly $370 million of fines on Lloyds Banking for attempting to rig a series of benchmark interest rates, including one that determined fees it paid to access emergency taxpayer funding during the financial crisis.

U.K. Emerges as Hot Spot for Tax Deals

WSJ.com What's News US - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56
America once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them in a process known as inversion that is the hottest trend in mergers and acquisitions.

U.S. Stocks Slip Further After Data

WSJ.com What's News US - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:50
U.S. stocks declined Monday following a disappointing report on the housing market.

Women at Work: Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

NYT > Business - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:27
The United States lags other developed countries in policies helping working parents, contributing to a dip among women in the labor force.

Could Activision Blizzard’s ‘Destiny’ Be the Biggest Game of 2014?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:26
Can the new game, from the developer of "Halo," break industry records?






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