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RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
CDC confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
U.S. Ebola case sparks rush into biotechs
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
See the complete report here


Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 self-destructive reasons we ignore climate change
10 self-destructive reasons Americans ignore climate change Reuters
Opinion: 235 million people in the U.S. are sleepwalking into disaster, writes Paul B. Farrell.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: a case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops 10 best U.S. cities to live in
Need to know
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
Pershing Square fund raises $2.73 bln in IPO
Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
Angie's List gains on M&A speculation
Error results in $617 bln canceled Japan trades
J.P. Morgan faces class-action suit over MBS

Secret Service’s Pierson resigns
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's resignation comes in the wake of an intruder scaling the White House fence last week.

The last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE trading floor
With electronic trading dominant, the media need new ways to represent the ups and downs of the stock markets, says Editor Jeremy Olshan.

6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.

Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
Why you should invest like Harvard

The new indicator that may roil the markets
The Fed will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly starting next Monday.

Short sellers getting squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.

Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
Should you drink the annuity COLA?

4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.

August construction spending falls 0.8%
Outlays fall to adjusted annual rate of $961 billion, says Commerce Dept.

Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Analysts are mostly bearish on the eBay-PayPal spinoff.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.

Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion:
Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.

The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis
Opinion: Escalation in Hong Kong protests has tail risks, including a threat to China’s one-party government itself, writes Craig Stephen.
Hong Kong protesters brace for holiday test
‘Umbrella Revolution’ poses risk to Hong Kong
On the streets with Hong Kong protesters

California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
California to ban single-use plastic bags

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

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Germany fights on two fronts to preserve eurozone
Opinion: There's now more opposition than ever for Angela Merkel and the ECB, say Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams.
Germany in contraction as eurozone PMI falls
Russian capital controls and sanctions

Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

Wal-Mart: No seat belt in Tracy Morgan crash
Retailer argues that the comedian “acted unreasonably” in failing to wear seat belt.
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  • Oct 26, 2012
    12:21 PM ET

    Amazon email hints at anxiety over iPad mini

    Just hours before Amazon posted a quarterly loss Thursday, the online retail giant emailed a handful of customers a survey about its newest source of agita: the iPad mini.

    The highly technical questionnaire – similar to ones the company has sent on other topics in the past — asks customers to rate how Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire HD stacks up next to 7.9-inch tablet Apple unveiled Tuesday. “The new iPad Mini screen has a resolution of 1,024 by 768, corresponding to 163 pixels per inch,” the questionnaire says. “If another device offered a detail of 216 pixels per inch, how would you rate it compared to the iPad Mini?” The comparison is a reference to the Kindle Fire HD — which offers just that resolution — according to “The Unofficial Apple Weblog,” which published Amazon’s questionnaire.

  • Oct 24, 2012
    12:51 PM ET

    iPad Resales Surge Over 700%

    As soon as Apple unveiled the iPad mini Tuesday, the first thing many consumers did was sell their old iPads.

    Two major resale sites reported eye-popping surges in business in the run-up to the iPad Mini launch. Some 140,000 devices were put up for sale on Gazelle.com Tuesday – a 700% spike from the day before, says Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at the site. Half of that increase occurred in the hours just before the announcement, he says – and the most common model put up for sale was the “new iPad” released just six months ago. Another resale site, NextWorth.com, reported that trade-ins for iPads rose over 1,000% on Tuesday. (Nextworth declined to release actual numbers.) Gazelle and Nextworth are two of the biggest reselling portals, but industry experts say they represent only a small percentage of total trade-in traffic.

  • Oct 22, 2012
    2:03 PM ET

    Should Stay-at-Home Spouses Get Their Own Credit Cards?

    An effort to loosen credit-card standards for stay-at-home spouses would seem to benefit millions of consumers, but critics say the change could actually push some families deeper into debt and derail their finances.

    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed loosening regulations to make it easier for the nation’s more than 16 million stay-at-home spouses to qualify for credit cards, largely undoing more stringent requirements put into place in October 2011. Prior to then, consumers could sign up for a credit card by stating their household income, even if all of that income came from their spouse. But the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act required the Federal Reserve to amend several lending provisions for credit card issuers, including a new rule that issuers had to ask for individual income on a credit card application, and could no longer rely on household income.

  • Oct 16, 2012
    4:44 PM ET

    Will Softbank Cut Sprint’s Prices?

    Softbank has big plans for Sprint, the third biggest player in the U.S. wireless market. The Japanese telecom giant has already signaled its plans to help Sprint speed up the rollout of a faster network. But some analysts say consumers could also see snazzier marketing – and cheaper cell phone plans.

    Softbank Corp.’s $20 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel Corp., announced this week, gives the Japanese firm a 70% stake in the U.S. carrier. And Sprint could give Softbank a platform to do in the U.S. what it did when it bought Vodafone Group PLC’s Japanese operations in 2006: unleash a series of high-profile, bargain basement plans that undercut the bigger rivals. “Softbank has been a vigorous competitor in Japan,” says Craig Moffett, senior analyst at Bernstein Research. “It lowered rates and introduced the iPhone. I would expect the same thing here.”

  • Oct 10, 2012
    3:51 PM ET

    Don’t Expect Total Recall for Toyotas

    Toyota recalled 7.4 million vehicles around the world Wednesday citing faulty power window switches that may catch fire. But history suggests many of the affected Toyota owners will ignore the warning and continue to drive around with the dangerous part.

    On average, just 70% of drivers respond to a recall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – although automakers say the rate is often higher than that. Toyota and General Motors both say they have a 75% response rate within 18 months of recalls, though both companies say they’ve had 80% completion in some cases. Experts say it’s not easy to reach everyone: Toyota’s most recent recalls included the 7.1 vehicles in January 2011 cited for gas pedals prone to being trapped by floor mats.

  • Oct 5, 2012
    4:03 PM ET

    Why Apple wants to shrink the iPad

    It’s been a year since Steve Jobs died, but one of his last legacies — the iPad mini — is reportedly working its way through development, and Apple watchers say it could be another game changer.

    The late Apple CEO at one time hated the idea of a shrunken-down version of the tablet. But Jobs reportedly warmed to the idea he once scoffed was “dead on arrival” — and Asian suppliers for Apple have started mass production of a new tablet smaller than the current iPad, according to a report this month in the Wall Street Journal. In fact, some analysts say a mini-iPad could eventually outsell the original iPad. “We expect Apple to maintain the iconic aesthetics of the current iPad and blow away what competitors are offering in this smaller form-factor tablet market,” says Brian White, an analyst with Topeka Capital Markets.

  • Oct 5, 2012
    4:01 PM ET

    Is Your TV Too Big?

    With TV watchers immersed in college and professional football games, major league baseball playoffs, and season openers for hot shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Dexter,” it’s relatively easy for manufacturers and retailers to make the case for increasingly bigger big-screen TVs. Shoppers may not want to buy into the hype, though – a bigger set can often mean a worse viewing experience.

    Industry-wide, the screen-size of the average TV produced has grown by two inches over the past year, to 36.8 inches as of August, according to DisplaySearch, a division of research firm NPD Group. Sharp has the biggest average size of panels shipped, at 48.3 inches — and the biggest jump from last year, when that figure was 39.1 inches. Samsung screens are averaging 39.4 inches versus 37 inches last year, while LG-brand screens  have increased to 38.9 from 36.2 inches last year.

  • Oct 2, 2012
    4:12 PM ET

    Can Treasury Dept. Mint the Next Angry Birds?

    The federal government isn’t normally associated with technological innovation. So to create an app to help Americans make better financial decisions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury decided to ask for a little help.

    The agency held an app design contest, assembling a panel of judges, including representatives from Google and Facebook, to identify ideas with strong potential. The winning idea, an app called Centz, designed to help users manage their student loans, came from Nicole Kendrot of Hoboken, N.J. Among other features, the app would allow users to link information about all of their loans in one place and create a payoff plan that syncs with their budget, and it would suggest ways users can reduce their payment period and total interest by making extra payments. Kendrot was awarded $10,000 to help make her app a reality, the agency said Tuesday.

  • Sep 26, 2012
    2:59 PM ET

    Is the iPad Too Heavy?

    Barnes and Noble’s new Nook tablets may not be quite as powerful or versatile as the iPad, but they do beat Apple in one key measure: weight.

    Unveiled Tuesday, the 9-inch HD Nook is 20% lighter than the iPad, a difference that is instantly noticeable after lifting the two tablets, but feels even more pronounced when holding either device in one hand for prolonged periods. The iPad feels overweight by comparison, experts say. In fact, while the Nook and Kindle Fire tablets are getting lighter, the iPad is getting heavier: The third version of Apple’s tablet is 652 grams — more than 50 grams weightier than the iPad 2.

  • Sep 25, 2012
    4:16 PM ET

    How to Capitalize on Flight Delays

    As American Airlines’ labor dispute with its pilots causes a blizzard’s worth of delays and cancellations, passengers are understandably frustrated. But there are ways to make the best of a flight delay – besides waving a fist at the airport departures monitor.

    To quell the uproar, American has added extra staff, has canceled selected flights as early as possible and is letting customers fly standby at no extra charge, the company says. “American is endorsing tickets to other carriers, which it isn’t required to do under contract,” says Christopher Elliott, an airline-passenger advocate.

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RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
CDC confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
U.S. Ebola case sparks rush into biotechs
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
See the complete report here


Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 self-destructive reasons we ignore climate change
10 self-destructive reasons Americans ignore climate change Reuters
Opinion: 235 million people in the U.S. are sleepwalking into disaster, writes Paul B. Farrell.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: a case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops 10 best U.S. cities to live in
Need to know
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
Pershing Square fund raises $2.73 bln in IPO
Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
Angie's List gains on M&A speculation
Error results in $617 bln canceled Japan trades
J.P. Morgan faces class-action suit over MBS

6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.

Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
Why you should invest like Harvard

The new indicator that may roil the markets
The Fed will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly starting next Monday.

Short sellers getting squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.

Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
Should you drink the annuity COLA?

4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.

August construction spending falls 0.8%
Outlays fall to adjusted annual rate of $961 billion, says Commerce Dept.

Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Analysts are mostly bearish on the eBay-PayPal spinoff.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.

Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion:
Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.

The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis
Opinion: Escalation in Hong Kong protests has tail risks, including a threat to China’s one-party government itself, writes Craig Stephen.
Hong Kong protesters brace for holiday test
‘Umbrella Revolution’ poses risk to Hong Kong
On the streets with Hong Kong protesters

California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
California to ban single-use plastic bags

8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

/conga/frontpage.html 321603
Germany fights on two fronts to preserve eurozone
Opinion: There's now more opposition than ever for Angela Merkel and the ECB, say Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams.
Germany in contraction as eurozone PMI falls
Russian capital controls and sanctions

Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

Wal-Mart: No seat belt in Tracy Morgan crash
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Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 0.00 0.15%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.09 -0.56 0.51%
Pound
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 568.14 -9.22 -1.60%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.84 -0.21 -1.23%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.13 -0.69 -1.33%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.60 -0.19 -1.30%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.02 -0.22 -0.63%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.72 -0.23 -0.52%
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Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Balance Transfer 12.82% 12.73% 12.66%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.98% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.05% 15.02% 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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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,419 -74 1.65%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,946 -26 1.34%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,507 -28 1.09%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 +5 0.42%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -3 0.83%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,064 -7 0.22%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,082 -91 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,568 -63 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,264 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 0.00 0.15%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.13 -0.52 0.48%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 0.00 0.24%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 0.00 0.22%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.92 -0.01 0.01%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.90 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.40 -0.09 3.50%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.86 -0.04 4.63%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.29 -0.07 2.77%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.08 -0.09 4.08%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.36 -0.07 2.75%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 0.95%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 0 0.37%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 +5 0.42%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 322 +1 0.23%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,721 -244 1.44%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,938 -28 1.40%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 +0 0.96%

Quotes

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 76.41 -2.64 -3.33%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 99.09 -1.67 -1.65%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 568.01 -9.35 -1.62%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.82 -0.23 -1.35%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.14 -0.69 -1.32%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.63 -0.17 -1.12%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 34.98 -0.26 -0.74%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.70 -0.25 -0.57%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.15 -0.47 -1.83%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Balance Transfer 12.82% 12.73% 12.66%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.98% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.05% 15.02% 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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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