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10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson  Ferguson Brewing Co.
You know all the bad things about Ferguson, Mo. Here are 10 positive things you don’ t know, writes David Weidner.
Ferguson and money: Where did banks go?

10 biggest Emmy Award snubs of all time
The 10 biggest Emmy Award snubs of all time
These standout television performances never got their due.
Hollywood is working hard to make you cry

How Wall Street gets you to believe in market magic
Brett Arends: Do you believe in market magic? Getty Images
Commentary: Financial hocus-pocus obscures dismal reality for investors, writes Brett Arends.
Yale vs. Penn: Where are stocks headed?
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high
How to find the biggest stock-market bargains
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness

Lack of mobility is behind labor woes: Jackson Hole
Janet Yellen  Reuters
Workers are not moving around the country to find work and that is making the labor market less resilient, an expert told central bankers at the Fed's Jackson Hole summit.
By the numbers: Yellen’s review of jobs market
Yellen: Debate over when to hike is center stage
How word cloud sums up the speech

Super-commuting: Good for career, bad for life?
Super-commuting: Good for yuor career, bad for your life? Bloomberg
Thanks to the uneven jobs recovery, more people are working very far from home. It can mean a heavy burden for families.
5 ways to stay sane as a super-commuter

Work at these 10 firms if you want to be happy
Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy
Employees at companies with self-proclaimed great cultures get a lot of perks, but do these things make them happier workers?

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Dynegy in $6.25B deal with Duke, Energy Capital
Avolon pursues IPO as sale talks continue
Junk bond funds see biggest inflow of 2014
Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
We love food trucks, and they love cities


Here’s why bonds are still a great investment
Trading Deck: Many think that a bond bubble is about to burst, but a continued drop in yields may have something to say about that, write Mary Anne and Pamela Aden.

iPhone 6 delays? Don’t worry about it
Despite reports about potential iPhone 6 delivery delays, analysts say it should still arrive on time.
Apple gets hedge-fund love
Apple’s next big move will shock you

New grads prefer tech over Wall Street
Banking jobs used to be at the top of list for most sought after jobs for college graduates but no longer, say industry experts.

Durable-goods orders may jump 30% in July
Tuesday's durable-goods orders figures could contain some eye-raising headlines.

Copper’s warning, gold’s scolding
Trading Deck: It's worth considering the message of copper relative to gold as an indicator of where we are in the cycle, writes Michael A. Gayed.

Disney may use drones in theme park
Though they may sound like they could exist only in Tomorrowland, Disney is working on ways to use drones in its entertainment productions.

Obama’s new plan for birth-control coverage
The Obama administration hopes to ease concerns among religious groups that have been opposed to birth-control mandates.
UnitedHealth to expand Obamacare reach

3 high-yield buys in the gaming market
The casino market has suffered in recent years, but some gaming operators may offer competitive high-yield returns.

Keurig enlists McDonald’s in coffee war
Keurig Green Mountain forges a strategic alliance with Kraft Foods that brings McDonald's a big step closer to the home-brew coffee market.
Here’s what may keep SeaWorld afloat

Leaders with big shoes to fill
Craig Menear has big shoes to fill as Home Depot's new CEO.

Ice-bucket challenge is a one-hit wonder
The success of the ice-bucket challenge, in which people dump buckets of ice on their heads to raise awareness of ALS, could be impossible to replicate.

Beer you can sing to
The beer you can listen to
Together with Telegraph Brewing Company, the band Buellton created a beer for its album “Silent Partner.”
The new summer cocktail? Rum-flavored beer

3 reasons an Obama order on immigration would backfire
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Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
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Why naming a trust as a beneficiary can be tricky
RetireMentors: When people don’t want heirs to have free rein over funds, they often employ trusts. Dan Moisand explains.
Protect your retirement from the next big crash
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Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
Good deals on real estate are prompting boomers to retire to the Wolverine State, now making a name as the "Riviera of the Midwest".
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No need to worry about Social Security

5 things to watch in Europe next week
5 things to watch in Europe next week
Deflation fears could roil financial markets and spark renewed calls for further monetary easing.
Why the EU hates your vacuum cleaner

China celebrity drug busts may be just business
China's recent arrest of some high-profile movie stars might actually about cutthroat competition among the studios.
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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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Obamacare to blame for Cubs’ ‘tarp fiasco’?
Obamacare to blame for Cubs’ ‘tarp fiasco’?  Getty Images
Obamacare may get the credit, or blame, for an epic baseball decision.

Make $100,000 flipping homes in these cities
Make $100,000 flipping homes in these cities  Wikipedia
Investors looking to flip a home for a tidy profit now need to be a lot savvier than they used to be.

10 things firefighters and paramedics won’t tell you
10 things firefighters and paramedics won’t tell you  Getty Images
Of the vast majority of fire and medical 911 calls in the country, about 80%, are for medical emergencies.

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson  Ferguson Brewing Co.
You know all the bad things about Ferguson, Mo. Here are 10 positive things you don’ t know, writes David Weidner.
Ferguson and money: Where did banks go?

10 biggest Emmy Award snubs of all time
The 10 biggest Emmy Award snubs of all time
These standout television performances never got their due.
Hollywood is working hard to make you cry

How Wall Street gets you to believe in market magic
Brett Arends: Do you believe in market magic? Getty Images
Commentary: Financial hocus-pocus obscures dismal reality for investors, writes Brett Arends.
Yale vs. Penn: Where are stocks headed?
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high
How to find the biggest stock-market bargains
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness

Lack of mobility is behind labor woes: Jackson Hole
Janet Yellen  Reuters
Workers are not moving around the country to find work and that is making the labor market less resilient, an expert told central bankers at the Fed's Jackson Hole summit.
By the numbers: Yellen’s review of jobs market
Yellen: Debate over when to hike is center stage
How word cloud sums up the speech

Super-commuting: Good for career, bad for life?
Super-commuting: Good for yuor career, bad for your life? Bloomberg
Thanks to the uneven jobs recovery, more people are working very far from home. It can mean a heavy burden for families.
5 ways to stay sane as a super-commuter

Work at these 10 firms if you want to be happy
Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy
Employees at companies with self-proclaimed great cultures get a lot of perks, but do these things make them happier workers?

NEED TO KNOW
S&P 500 pulls back from record high
Goldman settles FHFA suit for $1.2 billion
Ukraine: Russian convoy crossing ‘aggressive’
Valeant has votes it needs for Allergan meeting
GameStop, Foot Locker soar; Aeropostale sinks
Dynegy in $6.25B deal with Duke, Energy Capital
Avolon pursues IPO as sale talks continue
Junk bond funds see biggest inflow of 2014
Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
We love food trucks, and they love cities


Here’s why bonds are still a great investment
Trading Deck: Many think that a bond bubble is about to burst, but a continued drop in yields may have something to say about that, write Mary Anne and Pamela Aden.

iPhone 6 delays? Don’t worry about it
Despite reports about potential iPhone 6 delivery delays, analysts say it should still arrive on time.
Apple gets hedge-fund love
Apple’s next big move will shock you

New grads prefer tech over Wall Street
Banking jobs used to be at the top of list for most sought after jobs for college graduates but no longer, say industry experts.

Durable-goods orders may jump 30% in July
Tuesday's durable-goods orders figures could contain some eye-raising headlines.

Copper’s warning, gold’s scolding
Trading Deck: It's worth considering the message of copper relative to gold as an indicator of where we are in the cycle, writes Michael A. Gayed.

Disney may use drones in theme park
Though they may sound like they could exist only in Tomorrowland, Disney is working on ways to use drones in its entertainment productions.

Obama’s new plan for birth-control coverage
The Obama administration hopes to ease concerns among religious groups that have been opposed to birth-control mandates.
UnitedHealth to expand Obamacare reach

3 high-yield buys in the gaming market
The casino market has suffered in recent years, but some gaming operators may offer competitive high-yield returns.

Keurig enlists McDonald’s in coffee war
Keurig Green Mountain forges a strategic alliance with Kraft Foods that brings McDonald's a big step closer to the home-brew coffee market.
Here’s what may keep SeaWorld afloat

Leaders with big shoes to fill
Craig Menear has big shoes to fill as Home Depot's new CEO.

Ice-bucket challenge is a one-hit wonder
The success of the ice-bucket challenge, in which people dump buckets of ice on their heads to raise awareness of ALS, could be impossible to replicate.

Beer you can sing to
The beer you can listen to
Together with Telegraph Brewing Company, the band Buellton created a beer for its album “Silent Partner.”
The new summer cocktail? Rum-flavored beer

3 reasons an Obama order on immigration would backfire
Commentary: Only a congressional bill would work for the benefit of everyone, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
Facts about mutual funds that may surprise

Don’t create a budget, and other finance tips
Jonathan Clements explains why it's a mistake to pay financial-adviser commissions.
Not saving for old age? At least think about it
Stop paying your kids’ student loans

Why naming a trust as a beneficiary can be tricky
RetireMentors: When people don’t want heirs to have free rein over funds, they often employ trusts. Dan Moisand explains.
Protect your retirement from the next big crash
Buy a second home now for your retirement
/conga/frontpage.html 317728
5 reasons Americans are unhappy
Why people living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are glum
Most, least expensive states to live in
10 states with best bang for tax dollars
Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
Good deals on real estate are prompting boomers to retire to the Wolverine State, now making a name as the "Riviera of the Midwest".
Long-term care insurance is great for birthdays
No need to worry about Social Security

5 things to watch in Europe next week
5 things to watch in Europe next week
Deflation fears could roil financial markets and spark renewed calls for further monetary easing.
Why the EU hates your vacuum cleaner

China celebrity drug busts may be just business
China's recent arrest of some high-profile movie stars might actually about cutthroat competition among the studios.
China offers workers' comp for just shopping
/conga/today.html 317708

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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,539 -47 0.30%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 25,112 +118 0.47%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,241 +10 0.46%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,420 +59 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,326 +1 0.04%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.30%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.94 +0.10 0.10%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.05%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.33 +0.17 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.53 +0.09 0.12%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.99 -0.01 0.75%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.58 0.00 0.17%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.39 +0.02 0.64%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.41 +0.01 0.39%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 -0.02 3.97%
Crude Oil
93 -1 0.64%
Gold
1,282 +6 0.50%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,999 -17 0.10%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,988 -2 0.09%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.01%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.57 0.00 0.00%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.32 0.74 0.74%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 582.56 -0.81 -0.14%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.13 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.93 -0.14 -0.27%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.17 -0.23 -1.32%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.50 -0.14 -0.40%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.13 -0.14 -0.29%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.15 -0.28 -1.06%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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64.33MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
2726
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,001 -38 0.22%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,539 +6 0.14%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,988 -4 0.20%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,605 -11 0.41%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,282 +6 0.50%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.36 -0.60 0.64%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,775 -2 0.04%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,339 -62 0.66%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,253 -40 0.93%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 19,918 -93 0.46%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,500 -56 0.53%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 -1 0.23%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,320 +11 0.33%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,539 -47 0.30%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 25,112 +118 0.47%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,241 +10 0.46%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,420 +59 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,326 +1 0.04%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.30%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.94 +0.09 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.05%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.33 +0.17 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.53 +0.09 0.12%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.99 -0.01 0.75%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.58 0.00 0.17%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.39 +0.02 0.64%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.41 +0.01 0.39%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 -0.02 3.97%
Crude Oil
93 -1 0.64%
Gold
1,282 +6 0.50%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,999 -17 0.10%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,988 -2 0.09%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.01%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.57 0.00 0.00%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.32 0.74 0.74%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 582.56 -0.81 -0.14%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.13 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.93 -0.14 -0.27%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.17 -0.23 -1.32%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.50 -0.14 -0.40%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.13 -0.14 -0.29%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.15 -0.28 -1.06%
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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 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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  • /quotes/zigman/238082/delayed PEP-0.49%
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