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/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,193 -5 0.41%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,034 -253 1.04%
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/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.14%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 114.56 -1.29 1.12%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.44 0.00 0.11%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 0.78%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.54 -0.14 0.14%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.56 -0.07 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.69 -0.06 3.41%
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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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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.88% 11.62%
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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More Job Searches Lead to Grad School

As we wrote last week, the job market for young people is so dismal that only half of college graduates since 2006 currently have full time jobs. With those odds, many choose to go back to school.

Graduate school enrollment is expected to increase 30% to 3.7 million over the next four years, according to estimates by private equity firm Education Dynamics and Aslanian Market Research. “It’s a direct result of the economy,” says Paul T. Conway, president of Generation Opportunity, a non-profit think-tank based in Arlington, Va. “Young people are trying to the best of their ability to invest in themselves.”

The rise in grad school enrollment since the recession is adding to the already high levels of student debt. Those who attended graduate school since 2006 owe 33% more debt — an average of $30,000 — than those who only have an undergraduate degree, according to research by Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. And only 13% of those students have been able to pay off that debt in full, says Carl Van Horn, professor at the center.

Still, many graduate students say taking on those big debt loads is worth it – noting that the four-year degree is no longer enough to land the best jobs. Some 40% of college graduates since 2006 said they’d need further education to have a successful career, according to research, while more than a quarter said they’d already gone back to school. “They’re taking on more debt in the hope that they can find meaningful and well-paid employment in their chosen field.”

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    • I read the piece in awe. I didne2€™t realize fiotcin writers were not using quote marks in their workse2€”e2€”okay, I don’t read everything. Our magazine stresses the importance of correct punctuation. Like Shriver, I need the quote marks (and other punctuations) to help me cruise through stories without having to stop and think. Omitting these important manuscript landmarks would only get me to toss the book into recylinge2€”I wouldn’t want a potential author to pick up on this bad habit. Lete2€™s hope writers done2€™t take this unusual writing format to heart.

    • Financial Samurai – if you’re a writer I would suggest you learn the difference between “write” vs. “right” and the correct usage for both.

    • I really encourage people to engineer their own layoffs instead. You can make a lot of money if you do it write. I wrote a book entitled, “How To Engineer Your Layoff: Make A Small Fortune By Saying Goodbye”.

      It’s about empowering employees to make their own rules.

      Grad school is just a band-aid if you don’t know what you want to do. An EXPENSIVE one at that!

      Sam
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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 2,093 -10 0.48%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,193 -5 0.39%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 29.99 +0.30 1.01%
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 2,465 -50 1.97%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,127 -877 5.16%
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 24,038 -249 1.03%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 +0.00 0.15%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 114.57 -1.28 1.10%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.44 0.00 0.10%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 0.76%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.52 -0.16 0.16%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.56 -0.07 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.69 -0.06 3.31%
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 -0.05 126.63%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 30 +0 1.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,193 -5 0.39%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 361 -1 0.28%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,848 -140 0.88%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,836 -17 0.89%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 0 0.27%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
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%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 28.17 -0.37 -1.30%
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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% 11.88% 11.62%
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%
Source:CreditCards.com

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