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/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,194 -4 0.31%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 30.20 +0.51 1.72%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,689 -159 2.71%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,979 -307 3.30%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,066 -134 3.20%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,122 -377 4.44%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 314 -12 3.54%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,472 -43 1.70%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,168 -836 4.92%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
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/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.23%
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/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 114.73 -1.11 0.96%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.44 0.00 0.04%
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/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 0.73%
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/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.48 -0.20 0.21%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.59 -0.04 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.70 -0.05 3.07%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.22 0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.70 0.00 0.00%
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C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.81 -2.05 -5.14%
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T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 37.11 0.23 0.62%
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Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
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Daily deal sites tout savings of 50% or better on restaurants, yoga classes and other purchases, but their latest attempts at grabbing market share involve convincing consumers to spend more.

LivingSocial said Thursday it plans to launch a Chase-branded credit card with no annual fee. Cardholders will earn $10 worth of credits with the daily deal site for each month they make at least 10 purchases. Daily deal sites have also been experimenting with premium tiers. Last year, LivingSocial began offering LivingSocial Plus, which turns a $20 monthly fee into a $25 site credit. In February, Groupon began testing a $30 VIP membership that includes early access to select deals, the option to buy some deals after they expire, and more flexible refunds. A Living Social spokesman says the site has used programs to add value for its members. “The credit card provides our members with additional added value every time they make a purchase,” he says. Groupon did not respond to requests for comment.

Such programs are a way to generate loyalty amid fading interest in daily deal sites, says Greg Sterling, founding principal of Sterling Market Intelligence. “If you look at the buzz around the space this year as opposed to last year, it’s not what it was,” he says. “These businesses need to evolve.” Paid programs ensure consumers will look to make their daily deal purchases primarily from that site, even though there are hundreds of others making similar offers. There’s also value in the data generated, says Dan Hess, chief executive of aggregator site DealRadar.com. Deal sites can more easily observe how their most loyal customers behave, which might influence overall deal structure, pricing and timing over the long run.

But the value may be less clear for customers, experts say. “If consumers are regularly getting 50-80% off, what can they possibly offer in a VIP situation?” Sterling says. Consumers who choose not to pay up may find that popular deals sell out in the VIP pre-sale stage. Paying out for a membership could also prompt more impulse purchases to justify that up-front cost or to use up expiring credits. Plus, deals often include some un-covered costs, which add up over more deals purchased.

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    • I am firmly ooesppd to any sort of affirmative action for any group, male, female, black, white, or green. All it does is to reduce the quality of the students.Fran Porretto has made a very useful comment above that I think has some very strong logic to it. I personally know of several young men thinking in this direction.I think also we are devaluing education and thereby making it less attractive to really capable young men. The undergraduate degree today in most schools is not too much more than a good high school degree of 50 years ago. I think that some of our best and brightest young people can look at the whole process and see it as largely phony and say they just do not want to put up with it. I cannot blame them for that conclusion if that is the case; I would agree.

    • A lot of the $25 value for $15 (example)discounts are phony. The fine print says on a %45 or %50 minimum purchase. We never spend that much.

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Baird analysts ‘axing expectations’ for MLPs
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Film flops hurt 21st Century Fox outlook
Stocks trim losses; S&P 500 at 2-year low
Yelp posts earnings early, CFO to step down
Google CEO Pichai gets $199 million bonus
Gap sees earnings that beat estimates
Apollo Education Group to be taken private
Cracking down on college financial-aid cheats


Is the gold rally the real deal or ‘fool's gold’?

Banking ‘concern’ drags Nikkei sharply down

Yelp’s billion-dollar path hits a detour

Zenefits CEO steps down, David Sacks steps into role

Bloomberg tells FT he’s considering presidential run

Computer virus wants to remind you to have a nice day
Justice Department data exposed in breach

Tesla downward revision is among the biggest

Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Latest sign of a softening U.S. jobs market
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

12th March 1954:  Lynda Sharp pours water over her sister Margot whilst sharing a bath at their home in Chorley Wood, Buckinghamshire.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)  
23 stocks they’re throwing out with the bathwater

Chipotle wants to give you a burrito — how to get it
What did Chipotle workers do today?
Chipotle closes up shop for a few hours Monday
VOTE: If not Chipotle, where would you eat?

Chesapeake denies bankruptcy plan as shares dive
What are the 8 strongest S&P energy stocks?

20 dividend stocks that Wall Street loves the most
The 20 dividend stocks that Wall Street loves most
Dividend stocks that will give you a raise

Venezuela can’t get Saudis to cut oil production
Only place left to invest if ‘Oilmageddon’ hits
Iran sets crude oil export volumes for Europe
Mark Mobius no longer investing in Petrobras


Rubio in freefall in New Hampshire betting
Republican primary: 3 things to watch
Voter turnout in each U.S. state (24/7 Wall St.)
Americans giving up citizenship at record rate

In the U.S., socialism is no longer such a dirty word
Bill Clinton: Sanders is ‘enemy of all things big’

How Clinton can rebound after New Hampshire

Blunders may reveal real flaws in Clinton and Rubio
All those terrible things Hillary Clinton has done

Geithner gets investment aid from J.P. Morgan

These ‘Buffett stocks’ are bargains in this market

Why a selloff in European bank stocks is ominous
Bank stocks have taken enough: analyst

What you can expect in Coca-Cola’s earnings

Hasbro blows past estimates as Star Wars boosts revenue
Hasbro blows past estimates on Star Wars boost
What to look for from Disney: Star Wars, ESPN

Teen gets to keep $20,000 gold bar found in lake
Gold one of Wall Street’s best bets early in 2016
Chinese herdsman finds 17-pound gold nugget



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165.88MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 129.39M
Unchanged
121
Decliners
4802
Advancers
1600
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,027 -178 1.10%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,284 -79 1.82%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,853 -27 1.42%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,096 -8 0.37%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,194 -4 0.32%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 30.20 +0.51 1.72%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,689 -159 2.71%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,979 -307 3.30%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,066 -134 3.20%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,441 -809 4.69%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,122 -377 4.44%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 314 -12 3.54%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,472 -43 1.70%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,168 -836 4.92%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,287 -330 1.34%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.22%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 114.74 -1.11 0.96%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.44 0.00 0.04%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 0.75%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.47 -0.20 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.59 -0.04 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.70 -0.05 3.07%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.22 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.70 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.76 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.42 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.01 -0.03 73.91%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 30 +1 1.72%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,194 -4 0.32%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 362 -1 0.14%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,852 -136 0.85%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,836 -16 0.86%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 0 0.01%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 99.75 -4.32 -4.15%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 95.01 0.99 1.05%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 682.74 -0.83 -0.12%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.27 -0.68 -5.25%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.81 -2.05 -5.14%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.59 0.14 1.22%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 37.11 0.23 0.62%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 29.92 -0.54 -1.77%
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Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.18% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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