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Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees


U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft  Bloomberg
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at software giant.

Did Fed slip end of bond buying into its minutes?
A decoration is seen on the wall during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The biggest U.S. banks would be required to hold enough easily sold assets to survive a 30-day credit drought under Federal Reserve liquidity rules that expand on international standards adopted earlier this year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname the Oracle of San Quentin.
How prison inmates learn about money

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
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Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destination worth visiting off-season.
How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

Need to know
Amazon sued by FTC over in-app purchases
Family Dollar disappoints, but shares rise
Senate confirms Shaun Donovan to run OMB
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
How hackers are infecting shipping scanners

Woman arrested in Google exec’s yacht death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
Cynk has rallied almost 25,000% over past few weeks, sending traders (and markets reporters) on an Internet goose chase to figure out what it's all about.

Elon Musk gives
$1 million to future Tesla museum
A birthday gift for Nikola Tesla: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pledges $1 million for a science museum honoring the Serbian-American inventor.

Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country
Top U.S. intelligence official at embassy in Berlin is asked to leave the country, an unusual and forceful response to American espionage furor.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22:  An Alaska Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) during take-off on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Delays have been reported throughout the nation because of the furloughing of air traffic controllers under sequestration. The average delay overnight in the Southern California Terminal Radius Approach Control (TRACON) was was three hours.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Some disappearances may be due to mergers and others to full-scale failure (24/7 Wall St.).
5 great brands that I think are bad investments

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Speedier deportation of border crossers would require a law change.
States may scale back construction projects
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg  
Emmys show TV networks own none of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: Long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, as is everyone, writes Rex Nutting.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Michael Sincere: Tme for a market ‘sell’ signal

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
RetireMentors: 70 fixed-income funds hold more than 4% in stocks — half of those are 10% to 60% equities, Mitch Tuchman finds.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
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10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary:
Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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  • Sep 25, 2012
    2:47 PM ET

    Consumers’ Real Problem With Credit Scores

    Consumers who check their credit scores don’t always see the same number that lenders see when they apply for a loan, a new report shows.

    One out of five consumers who purchase their credit score will likely receive a “meaningfully different score” than a lender, according to a study released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the CFPB says, they’re likely to end up with loan terms that are different from what they expected to get or they could waste time applying for a loan that they’re not qualified for. “This underscores what we’ve been talking about for years—there’s really no guarantee that the scores you can buy will be the same type of score the lender is looking at or that it’s even commercially available to the lender,” says John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at SmartCredit.com, a credit monitoring site.

  • 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 21, 2012
    4:29 PM ET

    In Apple’s Maps War vs. Google, Consumers Lose

    Cut-throat competition is supposed to be good for consumers, but the battle between Apple and Google over maps apps shows that’s not always the case.

    On the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, the popular Google Maps app was replaced with Apple’s own maps software. The change was widely panned by consumers, who  complain that Apple stuck them with inferior software in an effort to hurt one of its biggest competitors. Apple conceded Friday that the new map software is still a work in progress, and said it will get better with time.

  • 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 18, 2012
    2:00 PM ET

    Online Banks Boost Rates to Lure Savers

    Big online banks are bucking a trend and raising the rates they pay to savers. The question for consumers is whether it’s worth chasing higher yields from bank to bank.

    Last month, Sallie Mae Bank, a subsidiary of Sallie Mae Inc., increased the annual yield on its money market account to 1% — the second increase since July, when the yield was 0.85%. Ally Bank raised its savings and money market account yields twice over the same period, from 0.84% to 0.95%. In August, American Express Bank’s savings account yield rose to 0.90%; in May, it was 0.75%.

  • Sep 12, 2012
    2:31 PM ET

    iPhone 5 vs 4s: Which Is the Better Buy?

    The new iPhone 5 was the star of Apple’s announcement on Wednesday, but the now-outdated 4S may still be the better deal.

    Apple’s iPhone 5, available for preorder Sept. 14 and on sale Sept. 21, has a starting price of $199 for a 16GB model and a two-year contract via AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. As part of the launch, Apple dropped the price of the older iPhone 4S to $99 for a 16GB model and a new two-year contract with a carrier. (Retailers including Best Buy, Target and Radio Shack slashed as much as $75 off the then-$199 starting price on the 4S in August, and Sprint knocked it down to $50 online after a $100 mail-in rebate.) The iPhone 4 will be free with a two-year contract.

  • Sep 12, 2012
    9:31 AM ET

    Upgrade to New iPhone for Free — Really

    If you’re in the market for an iPhone 5, experts say it’s best to lock in a trade-in price for your iPhone before today’s announcement.

    Three out of four current iPhone 4 owners plan to buy the iPhone, according to a survey from deal site TechBargains.com. That’s a lot of old iPhones coming into the market. As we’ve previously reported, that kind of glut has made trade-in prices fall as much as 25% during previous releases.

  • Sep 10, 2012
    6:38 PM ET

    Hidden Good News on Credit Cards

    In a sign that consumers are getting back on their feet, new data released today shows that credit-card debts are shrinking. Dig deeper into the fine print and there’s better news: Fewer credit-card bills are going unpaid.

    Revolving debt, which mostly includes credit cards, hit $850.7 billion in July, down slightly from the prior month and falling at a 6.8% annual rate, according to new, seasonally adjusted data released by the Federal Reserve this afternoon. Total outstanding credit-card debt continues to drop from its peak of more than $1 trillion in 2008.

  • Sep 7, 2012
    1:29 PM ET

    What the Jobs Numbers Mean for Real Estate

    The most recent job numbers may be disappointing in more ways than one: Payroll numbers will need to more than double their current growth rate before a full housing recovery can occur, economists say.

    Recent weeks have seen some upbeat news about the housing market. According to data released this week by CoreLogic, for example, home prices increased 3.8% in July compared with a year prior — the biggest year-over-year increase since August 2006.

  • Sep 5, 2012
    4:58 PM ET

    Instant Price Changes on Aisle 4

    Shoppers can be reasonably confident that the price of a box of their favorite cereal will not budge in the time it takes to push a cart down a supermarket aisle. But that may change as stores begin to experiment with the kind of minute-by-minute price adjustments made online.

    More web retailers are using software that fluctuates prices throughout the day in order to draw shoppers’ attention and better manage inventory, according to The Wall Street Journal. By its count, Amazon.com changed the price of one General Electric microwave nine times in 24 hours, pricing it as high as $871.49 and as low as $744.46.

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Your parents are much richer than you think
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Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees


U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft  Bloomberg
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at software giant.

Did Fed slip end of bond buying into its minutes?
A decoration is seen on the wall during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The biggest U.S. banks would be required to hold enough easily sold assets to survive a 30-day credit drought under Federal Reserve liquidity rules that expand on international standards adopted earlier this year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  Bloomberg
Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname the Oracle of San Quentin.
How prison inmates learn about money

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
Shutterstock
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destination worth visiting off-season.
How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

Need to know
Amazon sued by FTC over in-app purchases
Family Dollar disappoints, but shares rise
Senate confirms Shaun Donovan to run OMB
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
How hackers are infecting shipping scanners

Woman arrested in Google exec’s yacht death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
Cynk has rallied almost 25,000% over past few weeks, sending traders (and markets reporters) on an Internet goose chase to figure out what it's all about.

Elon Musk gives
$1 million to future Tesla museum
A birthday gift for Nikola Tesla: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pledges $1 million for a science museum honoring the Serbian-American inventor.

Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country
Top U.S. intelligence official at embassy in Berlin is asked to leave the country, an unusual and forceful response to American espionage furor.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22:  An Alaska Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) during take-off on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Delays have been reported throughout the nation because of the furloughing of air traffic controllers under sequestration. The average delay overnight in the Southern California Terminal Radius Approach Control (TRACON) was was three hours.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Some disappearances may be due to mergers and others to full-scale failure (24/7 Wall St.).
5 great brands that I think are bad investments

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Speedier deportation of border crossers would require a law change.
States may scale back construction projects
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards"  during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg  
Emmys show TV networks own none of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: Long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, as is everyone, writes Rex Nutting.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Michael Sincere: Tme for a market ‘sell’ signal

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
RetireMentors: 70 fixed-income funds hold more than 4% in stocks — half of those are 10% to 60% equities, Mitch Tuchman finds.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
/conga/frontpage.html 313497
10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary:
Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
/conga/today.html 313489

Markets »

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Avg Vol: 79.31M
Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,392 -27 0.61%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,963 -10 0.50%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,595 -18 0.69%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,338 +13 1.01%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.90 +0.61 0.60%
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,659 -149 1.52%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,301 -59 1.34%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,489 -397 1.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,534 -213 1.98%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 336 -4 1.06%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,282 +11 0.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.29%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.27 -0.38 0.37%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.21%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.13 +0.10 0.13%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.78 +0.04 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.53 -0.02 0.81%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 -0.03 2.41%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.83 +0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.03 1.22%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.31%
Crude Oil
103 +1 0.60%
Gold
1,338 +13 1.01%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 -6 1.38%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,828 -85 0.50%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,957 -11 0.55%
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/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.96%

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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.42 -0.18 -1.15%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.79 -0.59 -1.24%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.30 -0.13 -0.75%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 -0.0050 -0.01%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.76 -0.56 -1.07%
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Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,963 -10 0.50%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,595 -18 0.69%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,338 +14 1.02%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.89 +0.60 0.59%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,672 -46 0.68%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,659 -149 1.52%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,301 -59 1.34%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.29%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.28 -0.37 0.36%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.21%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.12 +0.09 0.11%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.77 +0.04 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.53 -0.02 0.74%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 -0.03 2.41%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.83 +0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.03 1.22%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.31%
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1,338 +14 1.02%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 -6 1.38%
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/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,834 -79 0.47%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.11 -0.28 -0.30%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 570.76 -5.32 -0.92%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.42 -0.18 -1.15%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.80 -0.58 -1.23%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.30 -0.13 -0.75%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.64 -0.0066 -0.02%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.75 -0.58 -1.10%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.20 -0.12 -0.46%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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