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Wall Street gets back to its bad old ways again
Opinion: You'd expect banks and brokers to have cleaned up their act. Think again, says David Weidner
Musk: Thermostat-like device will power house
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5-6 years
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract
Why these billionaires are heading into space

U.S. housing starts tumble 14.4% in August
Basecamp townhouse development in River North section of Chicago. The developer, Ranquist, said it had sold 70% of the Phase 1 houses before ground was broken in late summer 2014.  MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Construction starts on new U.S. homes pull back after a surge in July, signaling housing shakiness.
What millennials want in a home
America's 50 best cities to live in (24/7 Wall St.)
China home prices weaken further in August

China’s favorite sons will score big in Alibaba IPO

Analysis:
Company won’t disclose investor links to top government echelons, writes Howard Gold.
Alibaba IPO gives insiders chance to sell early
Biggest risk in Alibaba IPO may be China itself
Alibaba structure 'dangerous': Mark Mobius
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success

Scotland ready to call London’s bluff on sterling
Reuters
Opinion: The U.K. government's high-risk currency ploy has failed to defuse the push for independence, says Craig Stephen, in Glasgow.
In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

7 charts reveal the hallmarks of a billionaire
Bloomberg
Where do the uber-rich live, go to school and make their money? This data gives the lowdown.
5 big-shots who lied on their resumes
Why these billionaires are heading into space

Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
How Apple and other retailers capitalize on early-adopter impulse — in other words, “queue chic.” // Shown: People wait in line outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York on Sept. 9, 2014. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
How Apple and other retailers capitalize on early-adopter impulse — in other words, “queue chic.”
Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
Why iPhone 6's bigger screen is better

iOS 8 review: Like a new phone for free


10 foods never worth paying full price for
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These items get discounted more often than others, according to an analysis of coupons.
10 things snack-food companies won’t tell you

Is your spouse hiding money from you?
An cashier accepts cash from a shopper at the J.C. Penney Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Analysts predict a wider second-quarter loss and the ninth straight sales drop when J.C. Penney reports on Aug. 20, though improvements are projected for the second half of the fiscal year. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/BloombergAn employee processes a cash sale at the J.C. Penny Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, August 16, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
More than one in three people admit that they hide cash from their significant others.
Are you a financially unfaithful partner?

Secret debt digs Wisconsin family into a hole

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
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RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock sees a revolution coming in the annuity industry and predicts the consumer will be the clear winner.
Why a robo-adviser might be right for you
What millennials can teach boomers
Need to know
PBOC makes second surprise easing move
China hacked U.S. contractors: Senate panel
Rite Aid shares sink after lowered profit outlook
Scotland begins voting on exit from the U.K.
Dollar gains; pound choppy | Gold hammered
Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges
Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria




Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors: Think money-management shifts don't affect you? Here's how they affect your ability to retire on time, explains Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The House of Representatives is not taking up meaningful, bipartisan legislation because Speaker John Boehner "cares more about holding onto power than doing the right thing," Wasserman Schultz said. Photographer: David Banks/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democrats turn on Wasserman Schultz
Democrats turn on party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

News Corp dubs Google a ‘platform for piracy’
Publisher (and MarketWatch and Wall Street Journal parent) joins calls for EU to throw out its settlement with Google.

7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft
Opinion: Jeff Reeves points out ways Microsoft has begun to break out, after having disappointed for so long.

China bigwigs run in fear from MBA school
In the West, an executive MBA can help your career, but in China it can land you in prison — or so fear some.
Chinese loans find fewer takers

Amazon unveils high-end Kindle, low-price tablet
Launches devices including a $100 tablet aimed at the masses and a high-end e-reader Amazon says is closer to reading plain paper than ever.

What to look for in Oracle’s earnings report
Oracle is set to report quarterly results, with Wall Street expecting modest profit and revenue gains.

Unhappy month for gold bugs
In most years, September is seasonally a strong month for gold. N

Don’t freak out over the Fed’s dot plot
Investors may have overreacted, at least initially, to the Fed's so-called dot plot of interest-rate projections.
Wait, Yellen's speaking again?
Highlights from Yellen’s press conference
Fed keeps ‘considerable time’ language
How Yellen views the job market

10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors
Analysis: Shares with low volatility can beat indexes with less risk, writes Phil van Doorn.
14 stocks loved by top fund managers
These 10 boring stocks will beat your portfolio


Senators take aim at NFL’s tax benefits
Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat, introduces legislation that would put an end to the league's tax-exempt status.
Sponsors turn up pressure on NFL


Five easy ways to throw away a fortune
Tom Bemis lists five wasteful practices that even the wealthy need to be careful to avoid.


Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Smart money:
Wait till November
Poll suggests most “smart money” investors are expecting just a mild pullback over the coming weeks, followed by a year-end rally to new highs.

5 ways to make your lousy 401(k) plan stellar
RetireMentor
Paul Merriman suggests ways to get around restrictions on investment choices.
Corporate inversions hurt retirement savers
How smart are you about health care?

Five ‘soul- destroying’ jobs
Think you've had your share of bad jobs? Try being a collections agent on 9/11.
One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
/conga/frontpage.html 320126
Builder confidence near a 9-year high
Residential builders’ views on present and upcoming sales rise.
Lennar shares up after profit jumps

Here’s what millennials want when buying a home
Housing and mortgage industries can't wait for millennials to follow up on their desire to buy.
How your home can help pay for retirement
7 things wrong with your house
10 best cities for millennials to buy a home


Want to save money on fashion?
Buy pink
Turns out the color of what we wear does matter when it comes to how much stores make.

InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Anheuser-Bush InBev is feeling out banks for financing a run at SABMiller. It should also have its antitrust lawyers on speed dial.
How investors can tap into the beer wars

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
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  • Sep 25, 2012
    9:46 AM ET

    The Devil in the House Price Data

    Home prices are rising, experts say, but not as much as some reports may suggest. And to maintain a realistic view of any real-estate recovery, it may be wise to err on the conservative side.

    Prices rose by 1.2% in July over the year-earlier period, and 1.6% over the previous month, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday. Housing analysts are generally greeting this as good news, but it looks pallid compared to the most recent National Association of Realtors survey, which came out last week. That report estimated that the median sales price of existing homes rose 9.5% in the 12 months to August 2012, strongest increase since January 2006. July’s NAR report showed a similarly large gain.

  • Sep 19, 2012
    11:12 AM ET

    Canceled Contracts Dog Real-Estate Recovery

    A housing recovery may be underway, but there’s an obstacle that appears to be slowing down the rebound: the unusually high number of buyers who walk away from their contracts.

    An average of nearly 18% of signed contracts on existing home sales were canceled during the three months ending July, according to data released this month by Capital Economics, an independent research firm. That’s the highest all year and the most since May 2010, when that figure reached 23%; in the five years before the housing slump started, the average never went higher than 10%. Separately, 36% of realtors are reporting some kind of problem with a contract, including cancelations, delays and renegotiations of the sales terms, according to August data by the National Association of Realtors. That’s up from 30% earlier this year.

  • Sep 6, 2012
    12:22 PM ET

    Is a Hiring Boom on the Way?

    Since the recession, companies avoided hiring new employees by pushing existing staff to work longer and harder. But experts say employers may have squeezed everything they can out of their workforce — and now have no choice but to start hiring.

    Early Thursday, the markets were already anticipating good news on the hiring front: The Dow rose more than 200 points Thursday morning after Automatic Data Processing reported that private businesses added 201,000 jobs in August.

  • Aug 22, 2012
    3:31 PM ET

    Trading Caps and Gowns for Mops

    After four years of college, many graduates are ending up in jobs that only require the ability to operate a cash register with a smile.

    After commencement, a growing number young people say they have no choice but to take low-skilled jobs, according to a survey released this week. And while 63% of “Generation Y” workers — those age 18 to 29 — have a bachelor’s degree, the majority of the jobs taken by graduates don’t require one, according to an online survey of 500,000 young workers carried out between July 2011 and July 2012 by PayScale.com, a company that collects data on salaries, and Millennial Branding, a research and management consulting firm.

  • Aug 22, 2012
    9:12 AM ET

    Will Short Sales Hit Home Prices?

    Could a new government program to help distressed homeowners wipe out recent gains in home prices?

    On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced new guidelines that are supposed to make it easier for homeowners to sell their home in a short sale. In a short sale, a home sells for less than the borrower owes on the mortgage. In addition, the new guidelines, which kick in on Nov. 1, allow homeowners with a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage to pursue a short sale even if they haven’t fallen behind on their mortgage payments but have a hardship, such as a job loss or divorce.

  • Aug 21, 2012
    10:55 AM ET

    What Aetna Merger Means for You

    By snapping up competitor Coventry Health Care, Aetna became the latest insurer to consolidate costs — and coverage — in response to the nation’s health care reform. It’s a trend experts say will likely accelerate in coming months, and one that could have far-reaching impact on consumers and investors.

    Announced Monday, the Aetna deal is the third acquisition by a large insurer over the past year: WellPoint said in July that it would buy Amerigroup, and last October, Cigna agreed to buy HealthSpring. But analysts and investors say this is only the first wave. “I think it will be more of a trend going forward,” Lou Stanasolovich, president of Legend Financial Advisors in Pittsburgh, says of the acquisitions. “It changes the playing ground a little bit.”

    For large insurers, the mergers are a way to grow membership and lower costs — which could be a boon for investors. For consumers, there will likely be fewer health care providers to choose from, but experts say that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Here is a look at how consolidation of the health insurance industry could impact you.

     

  • Aug 15, 2012
    3:42 PM ET

    Why You’re Not Getting a Raise

    Didn’t get a raise this year? Blame inflation.

    American wages didn’t budge last month, according to Labor Department data released Wednesday. And with inflation remaining at near zero, experts say it could be quite a while before many workers see their next raise.

  • Aug 7, 2012
    5:54 PM ET

    Student Debt: What the Fed Report Misses

    A Federal Reserve report released Tuesday shows Americans are on the hook for $471 billion in student loans. If only the true number were that small.

    As college tuition continues to rise, students and their parents have been signing up for federal student loans at a rapid pace. By the end of September, borrowers are expected to owe a whopping $840.5 billion in federal student loans, according to an analysis of federal budget data by FinAid.org. That’s up 10% from a year prior. Tack on capitalizing interest—most borrowers don’t start paying back these loans right away and in most cases interest continues to accrue—and the figure balloons even higher.

  • Jul 31, 2012
    4:50 PM ET

    America’s New ‘Construction Belt’

    The Rust Belt. The Bible Belt. Now, the “Construction Belt?”

    With the U.S. housing market still limping along, new data reveals a building boom of sorts stretching from the Carolinas and Tennessee to Texas and Colorado – and leaving large swaths of the Midwest, Florida and Northeast in the dust. Among the country’s top metro areas for new residential building permits for the first half of 2012, many are in the South, according to analysis of U.S. Census data by online real estate marketplace Trulia. Those include Austin, which tops the list with 13.5 permits per 1,000 existing housing units, followed by Raleigh (11.5) and Charleston (9.8). The new construction, of course, bodes well for these cities and their states, since “markets with construction are those that have long-term growth potential, room to build, and lower vacancy rates,” says Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, which is based in San Francisco.

  • Jul 20, 2012
    10:51 AM ET

    Can Bankruptcy Solve Student Loan Woes?

    A federal agency is asking Congress to consider letting people wipe out some of their student debt by filing for bankruptcy protection. Consumer advocates, however, say the move will do little to help the vast majority of families struggling with college loans.

    Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, suggested  the change to the bankruptcy rules Thursday in conjunction with a report criticizing private lenders. A 2005 law preventing borrowers for wriggling free of private student loan debt in bankruptcy failed to prompt lenders to lower rates as promised, he said during a press call.

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Tim Cook: Data safe with us — unlike some people
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Apple takes a jab at rivals Google and Facebook in a letter to customers about privacy.
Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
iOS 8 review: Like a new phone for free

Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
Why iPhone 6's bigger screen is better


Elon Musk: Thermostat-like device will power house
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5-6 years
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract
Why these billionaires are heading into space

U.S. housing starts tumble 14.4% in August
Basecamp townhouse development in River North section of Chicago. The developer, Ranquist, said it had sold 70% of the Phase 1 houses before ground was broken in late summer 2014.  MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Construction starts on new U.S. homes pull back after a surge in July, signaling housing shakiness.
What millennials want in a home
America's 50 best cities to live in (24/7 Wall St.)
China home prices weaken further in August

China’s favorite sons will score big in Alibaba IPO

Analysis:
Company won’t disclose investor links to top government echelons, writes Howard Gold.
Alibaba IPO gives insiders chance to sell early
Biggest risk in Alibaba IPO may be China itself
Alibaba structure 'dangerous': Mark Mobius
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success

Scotland ready to call London’s bluff on sterling
Reuters
Opinion: The U.K. government's high-risk currency ploy has failed to defuse the push for independence, says Craig Stephen, in Glasgow.
What is Scotland's role in U.K? (WSJ.com)
Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

10 foods never worth paying full price for
Shutterstock.com
These items get discounted more often than others, according to an analysis of coupons.
10 things snack-food companies won’t tell you

Is your spouse hiding money from you?
An cashier accepts cash from a shopper at the J.C. Penney Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Analysts predict a wider second-quarter loss and the ninth straight sales drop when J.C. Penney reports on Aug. 20, though improvements are projected for the second half of the fiscal year. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/BloombergAn employee processes a cash sale at the J.C. Penny Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California, U.S., on Friday, August 16, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
More than one in three people admit that they hide cash from their significant others.
Are you a financially unfaithful partner?

Secret debt digs Wisconsin family into a hole

Need to know
Scotland begins voting on exit from the U.K.
Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria
PBOC makes second surprise easing move
China hacked U.S. contractors: Senate panel
Rite Aid shares sink after lowered profit outlook

Wall Street gets back to its bad old ways
Opinion: You'd expect banks and brokers to have cleaned up their act. They haven’t, says David Weidner.

10 stocks for activist investors’ hit list
Analysis: Philip van Doorn spotlights comglomerates that activists could demand better performance from.
10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors

7 charts reveal expose billionaire club
Where do the uber-rich live, go to school and make their money? This data gives the lowdown.
5 big shots who lied on their resumes
Why so many billionaires are going to space

Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors: Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


Democrats turn on Wasserman Schultz
Democrats turn on party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.
Tax talk with Boehner — and wine

News Corp dubs Google a ‘platform for piracy’
Publisher (and MarketWatch and Wall Street Journal parent) joins calls for EU to throw out its settlement with Google.

7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft
Opinion: Jeff Reeves points out ways Microsoft has begun to break out, after having disappointed for so long.

China bigwigs run in fear from MBA school
In the West, an executive MBA can help your career, but in China it can land you in prison — or so fear some.
Chinese loans find fewer takers

Amazon unveils high-end Kindle, low-price tablet
Launches devices including a $100 tablet aimed at the masses and a high-end e-reader Amazon says is closer to reading plain paper than ever.

What to look for in Oracle’s earnings report
Oracle is set to report quarterly results, with Wall Street expecting modest profit and revenue gains.

Unhappy month for gold bugs
In most years, September is seasonally a strong month for gold. N

Five ‘soul- destroying’ jobs
Think you've had your share of bad jobs? Try being a collections agent on 9/11.
One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
/conga/frontpage.html 320139
Builder confidence near a 9-year high
Residential builders’ views on present and upcoming sales rise.
Lennar shares up after profit jumps

Here’s what millennials want when buying a home
Housing and mortgage industries can't wait for millennials to follow up on their desire to buy.
How your home can help pay for retirement
7 things wrong with your house
10 best cities for millennials to buy a home


Want to save money on fashion?
Buy pink
Turns out the color of what we wear does matter when it comes to how much stores make.

InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Anheuser-Bush InBev is feeling out banks for financing a run at SABMiller. It should also have its antitrust lawyers on speed dial.
How investors can tap into the beer wars

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
/conga/today.html 320095

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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 347 +3 0.89%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,215 -18 0.55%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,068 +179 1.13%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,169 -208 0.85%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,316 +8 0.35%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,112 +481 1.81%
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/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,297 +1 0.02%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.29 +0.00 0.37%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.71 +0.34 0.31%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.64 +0.01 0.56%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.90 +0.00 0.21%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.36 -0.37 0.43%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.60 -0.13 0.16%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.63 +0.01 0.28%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.04 +0.03 3.16%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.26%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.29 +0.02 0.72%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.58 +0.06 2.50%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 2.60%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.50%
Gold
1,226 -10 0.79%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 340 -2 0.59%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,155 +86 0.50%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.99 0.41 0.40%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 17.04 0.27 1.61%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.45 1.06 2.02%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.53 0.00 0.00%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.19 0.17 0.47%
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Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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China home prices weaken further in August

China’s favorite sons will score big in Alibaba IPO

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Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
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Decliners
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,251 +94 0.55%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,590 +28 0.61%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,012 +10 0.50%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,610 +8 0.30%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,227 -9 0.74%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.12 -0.30 0.32%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,814 +33 0.49%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,780 +119 1.23%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,466 +34 0.77%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,158 +47 0.22%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,000 +93 0.85%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 348 +3 0.96%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,215 -17 0.54%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,068 +179 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,169 -208 0.85%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,316 +8 0.35%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,112 +481 1.81%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,297 +1 0.02%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.29 +0.00 0.34%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.71 +0.34 0.31%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.64 +0.01 0.69%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.90 +0.00 0.25%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.29 -0.43 0.51%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.57 -0.15 0.19%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.63 +0.01 0.39%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.06 +0.05 4.90%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.45 +0.02 0.93%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.28 +0.01 0.57%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 +0.08 3.11%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 2.60%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.32%
Gold
1,227 -9 0.74%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 340 -2 0.59%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,151 +82 0.48%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,002 +8 0.42%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.14 0.71 0.93%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.18 0.60 0.59%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 588.24 3.47 0.59%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 17.04 0.27 1.58%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 1.09 2.08%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.55 0.02 0.12%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.20 0.18 0.51%
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Low Interest 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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