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Uber drives into business travel, expensing — The company also announced partnerships with American Express and spend management company Concur Solutions. American Express cardholders will earn double points on Uber rides, while companies that already use Concur to handle travel and expense payments will be able to link their accounts with Uber. Read More Want to profit from Uber?

CNBC Comes to Apple TV — World leader inBusiness News is the first NBCUniversal property on Apple TV Englewood Cliffs, NJ - July29, 2014 - CNBC today announced the launch of the CNBC TV Everywhere (TVE) Appon AppleTV. Now, the network's audience of business executives, decision makers andaffluent investors in the U.S.

Consumer confidence hits 90.9 in July, versus 85.3 estimate — Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. Economists in a consensus survey expected consumer confidence to inch up to 85.3 in July, compared to 85.2 in the prior month. Click here for the latest on the markets.

European yields hit lowest in at least 200 years — Don't look now, but European bond investors are sending yields to lows unseen in at least 200 years. Yes, you read that right. Spanish 10 year debt now yields about 2.45 percent. That is below U.S. 10-year Treasury rates, which is at 2.46 percent.

Paul Singer: US stocks 'frothy' by 'all measures' — Jacob Kepler | Bloomberg | Getty Images Billionaire investor Paul Singer thinks stocks are way overvalued. "By all measures, the U.S. stock market is currently frothy," the founder of $24.8 billion hedge fund firm Elliott Management wrote in a letter to investors Monday.

Past-due debts a common credit report surprise — Concentrations of delinquent debts tend to be higher in areas that were hit hard in the financial crisis, Ratcliffe said. The average amount in collections is $5,178, and the median, $1,350. (See our slideshow for the states with the highest percentage of residents with a debt in collections.)
Jul 29, 2014

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Wall Street worries Fed's easing will 'end badly' — "The current pace of improvement in labor markets and subdued inflation suggest the Fed should be raising rates by late this year," said John Kattar of Ardent Asset Advisors. Economist Bob Brusca chimed in, "The Fed is lagging assuming inflation pressures will drop. It seems to be getting behind the inflation eight-ball."

Gold may soon break out of its bear market — If ever there was a time to own gold as a safe haven alternative to other financial assets during tumultuous times, there's no time like the present. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Consider the state of the world this week: Israel is embroiled in a now three-week long and counting uncertain military operation in the Gaza Strip, in which the death toll on both sides is rising.
Jul 29, 2014

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Here's what happens if it defaults (again) — If you borrow money and stiff the lender, there's usually a price to pay. Ricardo Ceppi | The Image Bank | Getty Images As it approaches a July 30 payment deadline on some $82 billion in government bonds, Argentina is getting close to finding out just what that price will be.

US officials seize over $210K in counterfeit bills — Paul J. Richards | AFP | Getty Images It was not a Kodak moment for counterfeiters when customs officials seized $210,500 worth of counterfeit U.S. currency in a recent airport cargo bust. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport found a total of 2,105 counterfeit U.S.

Fed? No, GDP will move markets this week: Pro — Lately, GDP data have been contrary to other economic indicators that suggest growth, Zervos said on " Squawk on the Street." Take consumer confidence, for example, which soared to its highest level in nearly seven years on Tuesday. The Conference Board's measure of consumer confidence came in at 90.9 in July, the highest reading since October 2007.
Jul 29, 2014

for market moves, watch GDP over the Fed this week, says Zervos

Don't buy (the wrong) bonds: BlackRock credit pro — Investors should not put a large part of their portfolio in bonds in this interest rate transition period, said Jeff Rosenberg, chief investment strategist for fixed income at BlackRock. "It's not just don't put money in bonds. You need to rethink how you put your money in bonds," Rosenberg said Tuesday on CNBC's " Squawk Box."

The cheapest home in the Hamptons — The Hamptons has long been home to some of the country's most expensive real estate. The average sales price for a Hamptons pad hit $1.6 million in the second quarter-on par with Manhattan and way above San Francisco. The most expensive home in America just sold in East Hampton, for $147 million.
Jul 29, 2014

Here's the cheapest house for sale in the Hamptons. $299k. Here's why it's so cheap

Twitter earnings: Here's what to watch — Twitter is set to report its second-quarterly results on Tuesday after the bell. But no matter what the company reports, the stock might fail to please investors who still have Facebook's blockbuster quarter on their minds. Analysts expect the micro-blogging website to post a loss of one cent per share on revenue of $283 million, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate.