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With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple is poised to begin another “super cycle,” analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald told CNBC. “We believe Apple is in the midst of another ‘super cycle’ that begins with the rapidly growing ‘phablet’ market via the iPhone 6 Plus and extends into the wearable category in early 2015 with Apple Watch,” …

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When ETFs first started appearing in 401(k) plans, I was skeptical. At the time, the whole effort seemed to be more hype than substance. Although ETFs offered fees lower than those of most actively managed mutual funds, their costs were comparable to similar low-cost index mutual funds—after all the implicit and explicit fees required to …

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Tonight: The man in charge of GM’s victim compensation fund says the number of ignition-switch related deaths stands at 19, and will likely go higher.

Nightly Business Report — September 15, 2014

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the man in charge of GM’s victim compensation fund says the number of ignition-switch related deaths stands at 19, and will likely go higher. And, the author of a new report explains why the widening wealth gap is starting to take a toll on state governments.

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“Minecraft” is the videogame world’s equivalent of lightning in a bottle—an indie gaming sensation that grew organically, eventually becoming one of the industry’s biggest franchises. It was a game that opened the doors for several other independent developers, who, in turn, brought a new burst of creativity to the industry. So Monday’s news that corporate …

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Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group

Alibaba’s blockbuster debut as a publicly traded stock has been everywhere leading up to Thursday’s rollout. One place it won’t be, though, is in a lot of investor portfolios. That’s because the e-commerce giant won’t be included in the biggest exchange-traded funds that normally would list a company like Alibaba. Because it is incorporated in the …

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More Americans are struggling to make their car payments on time. The numbers, while still low, are definitely on the rise. According to the latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report from Experian Automotive: 60-day loan delinquencies in the second quarter of 2014 increased by 7 percent (from 0.58 to 0.62 percent) from the …

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Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

When Yahoo made the risky call nine years ago to plunge $1 billion into a Chinese e-commerce company that few Americans had heard of, business was looking good. The fresh 40 percent stake in Alibaba was overshadowed by Yahoo’s popular portfolio of email, finance and fantasy sports sites. Since then, the Alibaba investment is about the only thing Yahoo …

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Cargo ships sit idle in the Singapore Strait as the sun sets over a hazy Singapore skyline.

SINGAPORE — The Ai Maru steamed alone under night skies on June 14 when a speedboat slipped in from the darkness and overtook the tanker about 30 miles off the coast of Malaysia. At 9:15 p.m., seven men with handguns and knives clambered up over the side, smashed through doors, tied up crew members at …

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Exchange-traded fund providers, including Vanguard, Charles Schwab and BlackRock‘s iShares, have been slashing the expense ratios on their index ETFs in the past two years, trying to one-up each other and win more of your investing money. The stakes are high among the ETF industry giants, as investors embrace the passive style of fund management in greater numbers. …

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A hedge fund manager is the latest to embark on one of the most ancient of human quests: immortality. Joon Yun, president of $1 billion health care-focused Palo Alto Investors, announced a new prize last week that will award $1 million to researchers who can “hack the code of life and cure aging.” “The current …

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General Motors announced Monday that it has received 445 claims related to its faulty ignition switches, 125 of which include a death. The company said that it has so far determined that 31 of these claims, including 19 involving death, are eligible for some sort of compensation. The remaining claims, GM said, are either currently under …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

Apple CEO Tim Cook debuted a line of new products last week to consumers’ delight. The tech giant launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and a new mobile payments system called Apple Pay. So, how will the public like them apples? CNET.com Senior Writer Dan Ackerman thinks Cook made more of a case for …

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Survey says: You’re probably worried about how to pay for health care during your retirement. More people list having good health as their top priority for a happy retirement, over being financially secure and having loved ones around you, according to a survey of 3,300 people over the age of 25 by Merrill Lynch and Age …