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You can get an iPhone 6 for free — or better
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple announcement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  The tech giant announced its new iPad Air, a new iPad mini with Retina display, OS X Mavericks and highlighted its Mac Pro.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple announcement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The tech giant is expected to announce its new iPad 5, iPad mini 2, OS X Mavericks and possibly a new retina MacBook Pro.  Getty Images
Consumers can now lock in high enough trade-in prices to break even — or turn a profit.
iWatch must set right price from the start

Apple fixes iCloud flaw suspected in celebrity hack
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a flaw that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak photos onto the web.

Blue-cheese bobbing at Buffalo chicken wing fest
Contestants in one of two wing-bobbing contests at this year's National Wing Festival upstate.  Emma Passy
The weekend’s signature event involved a kiddie pool filled with 20 gallons of Marie’s blue-cheese dressing and a group of goggle-clad competitors.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.
Cleveland is mounting a Rust Belt rebound

America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes

You're paying for things the wrong way


The worst thing about flying? The people
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on June 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year, with airline fares climbing the largest amount in 15 years.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Three widely reported fights over seat reclining in a week? That’s only the beginning.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here



NEED TO KNOW
Apple, Dollar General gain; Conn’s crumbles
Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid to $80/share
EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
Luxottica falls, Weir gains: European movers


U.S. ECONOMIC DATA
U.S. manufacturers tally up late-summer sizzle
July construction spending climbs 1.8%
Markit: Final Aug. manufacturing PMI at 57.9
U.S. home prices up 1.2% in July: CoreLogic

September starts with bullish technical backdrop
Analysis: S&P and Nasdaq have sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while Dow is challenging resistance, reports Mike Ashbaugh.

That ‘safe’ money-market fund may be at risk
Insight: 401(k) investors need to rethink money markets in advance of new SEC rules, says Robert Powell.

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

Strength of Scotland ‘yes’ backing costs pound
The British pound drops after a key poll shows support for Scottish independence jumps just two weeks ahead of a public referendum.
Surge in support for Scottish independence

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an “emerging force” in China.

Tiny biotech Neuralstem takes real ice-bucket challenge
Tiny biotech takes real ice-bucket challenge
Opinion: Neuralstem may have an ALS therapy on the market in two years, writes Michael Brush.

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

Eric Cantor cashing in with $3.5 million Wall Street job
GOP's former No. 2 in House signs on with Moelis & Co. for $3.5 million in annual pay.

Obama midterm strategy: Do no harm
Obama's task in the midterm elections. Plus, Republicans plan concessions.
Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama

6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
Educational apps for kids worth every penny
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.

How to pick the right MLP fund
RetireMentors: Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says Michael Fabian.
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China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

 
Passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
Active funds may take 100% of your gains

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

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  • Aug 26, 2012
    8:37 PM ET

    How Political Conventions Affect Stocks

    Republicans will descend on Tampa this week to debate the gold standard, fiscal policy and health care reform. And if history is any guide, they might also boost the stock market—at least temporarily.

    In the 16 presidential election years since 1948, the S&P 500-stock index has risen during 11 Republican conventions, as measured from the start to the end of the convention, according to a report by S&P Capital IQ. In contrast, stocks notched gains during only seven Democratic conventions.

  • Aug 22, 2012
    6:05 PM ET

    What Fed Action Would Mean for the Dollar

    When the Federal Reserve hinted Wednesday more stimulus could be on the way, the dollar sunk. While it remains unclear how or when the Fed might act, investing pros say it may still make sense to dial back on the greenback.

    Minutes released from the Fed’s latest meeting noted that more officials feel monetary action would be needed “fairly soon” without signs of “a substantial and sustainable strengthening in the pace of the economic recovery.” Fed officials discussed launching another bond-buying program, extending their guidance on how long interest rates could stay near zero, and lowering the rate the Fed pays banks for reserves, according to the minutes.

  • Aug 21, 2012
    3:22 PM ET

    Should Muni Investors Follow Buffett to the Exits?

    With Warren Buffett apparently cooling on municipal bonds, mere mortal investors are wondering if they should do the same.

     

    Investing pros – muni fans included – agree the credit risks in the market are rising. But Buffett’s recent decision to back off a long-term wager on bonds has some fearing more defaults could be imminent. A Fitch Ratings report released Monday says municipal bond downgrades should continue to outpace upgrades for the next year or two. And more municipalities are facing “superdowngrades”– getting their credit ratings lowered by three or more notches. Certain states, such as California, where legislators are limited in how much they can raise property taxes, could be harder hit than others, according to the report. And with revenue from sale and property taxes shrinking, some local governments are struggling to make good on their debts, says Jessalynn Moro, head of the U.S. local government group for Fitch Ratings. “There’s definitely greater stress than there has been in the past,” says Moro. And the problem is most “acute in those areas where budget flexibility is limited,” she says.

  • Aug 17, 2012
    4:41 PM ET

    Investors Curb Their Anxiety

    For all the worries about a possible collapse of the euro and impending fiscal cliff at home, regular investors aren’t exactly stuffing cash under their mattresses.

    In contrast to last summer, when investors yanked money from mutual funds and even money market funds and threw it into checking accounts, people are staying invested this year. Investors put nearly $23 billion into open-end mutual funds from July 1 through August 15. In July and August of last year, by contrast, investors pulled $63 billion from all mutual funds, according to fund research firm Lipper. “The average retail investor does not want to be caught flat-footed again,” says Tom Roseen, a senior analyst at Lipper. “They’re selectively putting money back to work.”

  • Aug 13, 2012
    7:35 PM ET

    Why Groupon When You Can Google

    Tech investing used to be synonymous with initial public offerings. But these days many pros say investors would do better to stick with Silicon Valley’s version of blue chips.

    On Monday all eyes were on deal site Groupon (GRPN), which reported a modest second-quarter profit. While Groupon has won fans from consumers and merchants and enjoyed a high profile IPO late last year, disappointing growth and confusing accounting disillusioned some investors. The stock lost two-thirds of its value since debuting in November. But it’s hardly the only recent IPO to have tanked. Facebook (FB) and music site Pandora (P) have both fallen by roughly half. Video-game maker Zynga (ZNGA) is down more than 70%.

  • Aug 10, 2012
    10:09 AM ET

    Wall Street Expects a Miracle. You Shouldn’t

    U.S. corporate earnings are up about 8% during the second-quarter reporting season. But don’t worry: Wall Street analysts predict the growth rate will quicken again soon, reaching a handsome 13% next year.

    On second thought, worry. A turnaround like that would require, if not quite a biblical miracle, at least an economic one.

  • Aug 9, 2012
    5:06 PM ET

    Commodities: Why Corn Is Popping

    Quick, name the two best-performing asset classes over the past five years. Gold, you say? That’s right. Most investors are aware of the shiny metal’s ascent. But the other might come as more of a surprise. Here’s a hint: it’s getting to be as high as an elephant’s eye this time of year. Yes: corn and gold are tied for first as the top-performing global asset classes of the past five years, with returns of 144% each, according to a Deutsche Bank report out Thursday. So what’s going on with these strange bedfellows, and is it too late for investors to get in on the action?

    The price of corn’s meteoric rise comes down to simple supply and demand. The nation’s farm belt is suffering from a major drought. And while the dry conditions are most acute this year, it’s actually the third year of weather-related crop woes for the United States, an “unprecedented” stretch in modern times, said Sal Gilbertie, president of Teucrium Trading, sponsor of a corn exchange-traded fund (ticker: CORN).

  • Aug 7, 2012
    12:48 PM ET

    Retail Investors Miss Rally (Again)

    While stocks have been on a tear over the past few weeks, many retail investors find themselves in a familiar position: on the sidelines.

    The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was up again this week after hitting a three-month high of 1390 on Friday and notching its fourth straight week of gains. Over that period, the index rose nearly 3%. But many retail investors missed out on the rally, yanking $9 billion from equity mutual funds in July, according to the most recent available data from Lipper, a research firm. Even with stocks reaching new milestones, “mutual-fund investors couldn’t get themselves to pile more money into their accounts,” says Jeff Tjornehoj, a senior analyst at Lipper.  Separate data suggests retail investors are bailing from equities just as pros are rushing in. Exchange-traded funds that track stocks took in $13 billion in July, and $41 billion this year. Analysts use such inflows as a gauge of institutional activity, because ETFs are still viewed largely as a tool used by financial advisers, traders and other professional money managers.

  • Aug 1, 2012
    3:45 PM ET

    Fed Holds Its Fire — for Now

    The Fed’s announcement this afternoon offered investors more “wait and see” than “shock and awe.” But even though the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn’t move to stimulate the economy, its statement hinted strongly that future action would be likely if economic conditions warrant, saying that the Fed would “provide additional accommodation as needed to promote a stronger economic recovery.”

    While all eyes turn now to the next FOMC meeting on September 12 and 13, financial advisers generally recommend pausing to digest today’s news, rather than making major moves. If anything, today’s announcement reinforces the likelihood that interest rates will remain at their rock-bottom lows for years to come—good news for some long-term bondholders and bad news, of course, for savers and safe-income seekers.

  • Jul 31, 2012
    5:16 PM ET

    Bill Gross: Stocks Are a ‘Dying’ Asset

    You gotta hand it to Bill Gross. The legendary bond investor has a net worth estimated in the billions, an ocean-side office in Newport Beach, Calif., and a reported devotion to yoga. But despite those seemingly sunny, serene circumstances, Gross maintains one of the more glum outlooks among professional money managers. In his August investment outlook letter, the founder of Pimco projects the death of stocks—or, as he puts it, “the cult of equity is dying.” He sees inflation-adjusted returns of around zero for a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. What’s an investor to do?

    For one, take Gross’s words with a grain of sea salt, experts say. “These are great headline grabbers, but his crystal ball on equities is no better than anyone else’s,” says Larry Glazer, managing partner at Mayflower Advisors, a wealth management firm in Boston. In 2002, Gross predicted that the Dow would fall from 8,500 to 5,000, instead of rising as it did to a peak of 14,000 in October of 2007. Gross has a better track record with bonds—his $263 billion Pimco Total Return Fund has outperformed its benchmark and its fund peers for much of the past 10 years—but his early withdrawal from Treasuries cost the fund dearly in 2011.

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You can get an iPhone 6 for free — or better
Customers queue to buy Apple's new iPhone 5c and 5s smartphones outside the Apple Store in Tokyo on September 20, 2013. Apple acolytes got their hands on new iPhones in the global roll-out of two new models, but failure to make headway in China and complaints about the price struck a sour note.  AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)  YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images
Consumers can now lock in high enough trade-in prices to break even — or turn a profit.
iWatch must set right price from the start

Apple fixes iCloud flaw suspected in celebrity hack
Apple fixes iCloud security flaw that may have allowed nude-photo leaks Getty Images
Apple has patched a flaw that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak photos onto the web.

Blue-cheese bobbing at Buffalo chicken wing fest
Contestants in one of two wing-bobbing contests at this year's National Wing Festival upstate.  Emma Passy
The weekend’s signature event involved a kiddie pool filled with 20 gallons of Marie’s blue-cheese dressing and a group of goggle-clad competitors.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.
Cleveland is mounting a Rust Belt rebound

America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes

You're paying for things the wrong way


The worst thing about flying? The people
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on June 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year, with airline fares climbing the largest amount in 15 years.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Three widely reported fights over seat reclining in a week? That’s only the beginning.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here



NEED TO KNOW
Apple, Dollar General gain; Conn’s crumbles
Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid to $80/share
EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
Luxottica falls, Weir gains: European movers


U.S. ECONOMIC DATA
U.S. manufacturers tally up late-summer sizzle
July construction spending climbs 1.8%
Markit: Final Aug. manufacturing PMI at 57.9
U.S. home prices up 1.2% in July: CoreLogic

September starts with bullish technical backdrop
Analysis: S&P and Nasdaq have sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while Dow is challenging resistance, reports Mike Ashbaugh.

That ‘safe’ money-market fund may be at risk
Insight: 401(k) investors need to rethink money markets in advance of new SEC rules, says Robert Powell.

Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?
Commentary: Most people who own “alternative mutual funds” have no idea what they’ve got in their portfolio, writes Chuck Jaffe.

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

Strength of Scotland ‘yes’ backing costs pound
The British pound drops after a key poll shows support for Scottish independence jumps just two weeks ahead of a public referendum.
Surge in support for Scottish independence

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an “emerging force” in China.

Tiny biotech Neuralstem takes real ice-bucket challenge
Tiny biotech takes real ice-bucket challenge
Opinion: Neuralstem may have an ALS therapy on the market in two years, writes Michael Brush.

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

Eric Cantor cashing in with $3.5 million Wall Street job
GOP's former No. 2 in House signs on with Moelis & Co. for $3.5 million in annual pay.
Maybe Cantor payday shouldn’t raise eyebrows

Obama midterm strategy: Do no harm
Obama's task in the midterm elections. Plus, Republicans plan concessions.
Russian duty-free store ‘bans’ Obama

6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
Educational apps for kids worth every penny
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.

How to pick the right MLP fund
RetireMentors: Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says Michael Fabian.
/conga/frontpage.html 318575
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

 
Passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
Active funds may take 100% of your gains

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

/conga/today.html 318542

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Sensex
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Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
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/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 +0.00 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 105.11 +0.76 0.73%
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/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.68%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 -0.01 0.61%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.98 +0.19 0.23%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.09 +0.28 0.37%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.06 2.57%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.93 +0.04 4.94%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 +0.04 1.65%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.28 +0.02 0.82%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.33 +0.06 2.46%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.01 2.87%
Crude Oil
93 -3 2.86%
Gold
1,265 -22 1.74%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 364 -1 0.27%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,023 -62 0.36%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,995 -7 0.35%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 1.65%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.82 1.00 1.34%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 103.17 0.67 0.65%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 573.92 2.32 0.41%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.11 0.02 0.09%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.57 -0.08 -0.15%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.50 0.09 0.52%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.73 -0.23 -0.66%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.22 -0.63 -1.31%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.78 -0.20 -0.77%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple announcement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  The tech giant announced its new iPad Air, a new iPad mini with Retina display, OS X Mavericks and highlighted its Mac Pro.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple announcement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The tech giant is expected to announce its new iPad 5, iPad mini 2, OS X Mavericks and possibly a new retina MacBook Pro.  Getty Images
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Americans are eating a bit better: study
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The worst thing about flying? The people
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on June 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year, with airline fares climbing the largest amount in 15 years.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  Getty Images
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July construction spending climbs 1.8%
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Analysis: S&P and Nasdaq have sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while Dow is challenging resistance, reports Mike Ashbaugh.

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5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
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iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
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Tiny biotech Neuralstem takes real ice-bucket challenge
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Aging population faces housing shortage
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Eric Cantor cashing in with $3.5 million Wall Street job
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Obama midterm strategy: Do no harm
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How to pick the right MLP fund
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French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

 
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30.02MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.60M
Unchanged
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Decliners
3520
Advancers
2670
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,020 -78 0.46%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,578 -2 0.05%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,995 -8 0.40%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,616 -6 0.21%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,266 -21 1.65%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.27 -2.69 2.80%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,829 +4 0.06%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,507 +28 0.30%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,378 -1 0.03%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,446 +100 0.49%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,755 +9 0.08%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 0 0.03%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,309 -13 0.41%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,669 +192 1.24%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,749 -3 0.01%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,266 +31 1.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,019 +152 0.57%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 +14 0.43%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 105.10 +0.74 0.71%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 -0.01 0.73%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 -0.01 0.62%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.99 +0.20 0.24%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.10 +0.29 0.39%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.06 2.73%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.93 +0.04 4.94%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 +0.04 1.65%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.28 +0.02 0.82%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.33 +0.06 2.46%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.01 2.87%
Crude Oil
93 -3 2.80%
Gold
1,266 -21 1.65%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 364 -1 0.27%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,023 -62 0.36%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,995 -7 0.34%
Silver
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Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.80 0.98 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 103.34 0.84 0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 574.45 2.85 0.50%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.13 0.04 0.23%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.60 -0.05 -0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.53 0.12 0.66%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.73 -0.24 -0.67%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.21 -0.63 -1.31%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.80 -0.18 -0.69%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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