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Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,184 -15 1.24%
Oil
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,118 +238 2.68%
CAC 40
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Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
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Pound
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.28 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.76 +0.03 1.92%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.25 +0.02 6.88%
Italy 10yr
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C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
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T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
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Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
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Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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Unlimited Data Options Grow Limited

The all-you-can-eat era of smartphone data plans is nearing the end.

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Verizon said Wednesday that customers still on its $30-a-month unlimited plan – which was already discontinued for new users — may be forced to switch to new usage-based billing when they next renew their contract. “You will have to go onto the data share plan,” CFO Fran Shammo told attendees at the J.P. Morgan Technology Media and Telecom conference. The new pricing and other details have yet to be announced, although the plans will likely allow customers to share data allotments between multiple devices. A Verizon spokesman declined to provide further details.

AT&T and Verizon both eliminated unlimited plans for new customers last year. Existing customers have so far been allowed to keep the perk, even after their contracts expired. Experts say that’s changing fast as carriers look to data plan revenue to build up their networks. “I don’t think there’s any way at this point to keep any unlimited plan for very long,” says technology consultant Alex Goldfayn, author of “Evangelist Marketing.” Adds Todd Day, an industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan: “All of the carriers will go toward tiered data pricing.”

But Verizon customers may have ways to keep their unlimited plan a little longer. Right now, just 20 of the carrier’s 53 new and pre-owned smartphones are 4G ready, which could mean customers who hang on to their current handset or upgrade to another 3G phone won’t need a new data plan just yet.

Consumers also have a few lingering opportunities to chase unlimited plans. Sprint and T-Mobile both offer them, although T-Mobile says it will slow data speeds for the remaining of a billing cycle after users consume 2GB. “They’re still looking to catch up and gain customers,” Day says, and so may keep their unlimited data plans around as a draw for a few more years. Some prepaid brands also promise unlimited data. But before switching, it may be worth gauging the signal quality for that carrier in your area. Consumers who need a fast connection may find it more beneficial to scale back their data usage than to switch carriers, he says.

It may also be worth waiting to hear more details of the data-share plans Verizon and AT&T have in the works – they could prove to be a better deal than unlimited for many consumers, Goldfayn says.  It’s likely to be less expensive to buy one plan for an iPad and an iPhone, for example, than to pay for separate plans for each, he says. Ditto for families with several smartphones. Of course, sharing plans could lure more people to buy expensive smartphones instead of feature phones, and tablets that use a cellular networks as well as WiFi, he says.

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need to know
European stocks snap 7-day losing streak
FTSE 100 wobbles after sinking to 3-year low
Nissan net jumps 25% on U.S., Europe sales
Moller-Maersk earnings hit by oil, freight falls
Flint mayor aims to replace lead pipes soon
Oil hovers above $28 | Dollar falls vs. yen

Asahi bids $3.5 bln for Peroni, Grolsch
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings
Japan stocks fall to lowest level since 2014

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

Tim Cook deletes Super Bowl tweet after mockery

 
Supreme Court blocks Obama’s emissions plan
White House forecasts best growth in years
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

 
In Bernie Sanders’s America, there’s no innovation

The sad truth of why retirement
is a myth

Why you should consider retiring abroad

IRS says identity thieves breached its systems
How to know if your tax preparer is a crook
Tax software firm warns of data breach
White House's lesson about online security

Is it wise to hold onto cash reserves?

Strategists argue stocks need a true purge

 
If you could predict one asset price, which would it be?

6 ways Obama would make college affordable
Do elite colleges really lead to higher salaries?
Make a lot of money without the Ivy League

Burberry sues, says J.C. Penney copied its designs
Hermès sales up 15% on euro, Asian demand

Americans quitting their jobs hit a nine-year high
NFIB survey hints wage gains are fleeting

What to know before buying Beyoncé tickets

The Twitter signal that’s giving investors hope
Tech money makers can’t make up for losers
Facebook, Amazon are the keys to this market

What ‘Chart of Doom’ says about a global recession
Recession in U.S.? Not happening, CEOs say

Why consumers may keep economy afloat

Recipe for less boring Oscar speeches

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way
99-cents-a-gallon gas may be on its way: 24/7 Wall St.
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Markets »

127.74MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 130.29M
Unchanged
156
Decliners
4273
Advancers
2073
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 16,014 -13 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,269 -15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,092 +7 0.33%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,184 -15 1.24%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.23 +0.29 1.04%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,709 +77 1.36%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,118 +239 2.69%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,103 +105 2.64%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,812 +899 5.65%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,246 +318 4.02%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 318 +8 2.72%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,454 -17 0.68%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
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 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 0.00 0.44%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 115.11 -0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.26%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.51%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.26 +0.20 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.28 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.76 +0.03 2.02%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.25 +0.02 6.88%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.60 -0.08 4.91%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.68 -0.11 6.04%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.43 +0.02 1.34%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.01 +0.04 165.64%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28 +0 1.04%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,184 -15 1.24%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 -2 0.42%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 16,093 +134 0.84%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,868 +20 1.06%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 0 1.84%

Quotes

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 99.54 -0.21 -0.21%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 28.28 0.11 0.39%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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