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Years after her failed bid to become vice president, Sarah Palin still seems miffed about Tina Fey's caricature of her during the campaign.
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Do this if Social Security number was stolen
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States with GOP governors boast highest growth rates
States run by Republican governors have the highest economic growth rates
Are Republican governors better for a state's economy? Fresh evidence offers some tantalizing clues.
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Russia shuts four McDonald’s in Moscow
Reuters
Russia's consumer-safety regulator shuts down four McDonald's restaurants, claiming health violations, amid international tensions.

Will Tesla become the ‘short of the decade’?
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5 reasons Americans are getting more unhappy
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Inflation may hold back BOE rate hike

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Rise of the five-figure bicycle
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Fashion designers seek to save the bike helmet
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Take stock of your life before investing
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,017 +38 0.23%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,528 +1 0.03%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,990 +3 0.17%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,611 +5 0.21%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,278 -17 1.30%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.45 0.00 0.00%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,770 +15 0.22%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,357 +42 0.46%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,276 +36 0.84%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 19,882 +276 1.41%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,520 +99 0.95%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.42%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,309 -9 0.28%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,586 +132 0.85%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,994 -166 0.66%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,230 -10 0.44%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,360 +46 0.17%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,324 +0 0.01%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.33 +0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.72 -0.04 0.04%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.10%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.20 -0.04 0.05%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.46 -0.05 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.42 -0.01 0.47%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.99 -0.01 0.57%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.59 -0.01 0.37%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.39 -0.01 0.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.40 -0.02 0.78%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 2.28%
Crude Oil
93 0 0.00%
Gold
1,278 -17 1.30%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 370 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,975 +25 0.15%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,985 +2 0.10%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.47%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.94 0.13 0.17%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.57 0.0026 0.0026%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 583.08 -1.41 -0.24%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.78 0.26 1.64%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.93 0.13 0.26%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 0.00 0.00%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.64 0.11 0.30%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.21 0.02 0.04%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.35 -0.0099 -0.04%
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0.6%

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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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  • Jun 13, 2012
    4:36 PM ET

    Should I Pay My Federal Student Loan Off Now?

    Question: I have a federal student loan with an 8.5 percent interest rate. Should I pay it off now or consolidate all my debt after I graduate?

  • Apr 26, 2012
    10:29 AM ET

    Should College Savings Be in a Parent or Child’s Name?

    Question: When saving for college, is it better to have money in the child’s name or a parent’s name? How does this affect financial aid?

  • Oct 18, 2011
    5:11 PM ET

    Can I Roll Over My 401(k) Without A Penalty?

    Question: I attended a community college for around two years and during that time I had a job with a 401(k) that accumulated a modest $2,000. Last August, I had to quit my job in order to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Now, I am faced with the decision of what to do with my 401(k). The plans administrator recently sent me a letter letting me know that I had to act on the plan and either withdraw the money or they would roll it over to an IRA.

    Is there typically a fee or penalty, whether from the IRS or the plan’s administrators, for the rollover and, if so, typically how much? And more importantly, will my plan to rollover my 401(k) to an IRA, for the purpose of making an education expense withdrawal, and avoid the typical 10% penalty, work? Or may I not make a withdrawal from an IRA that early?

    – Jessica Radek, Northlake Il.

  • Sep 16, 2011
    10:39 AM ET

    Where Should I Invest College Savings?

    Question: I was planning to move money tagged for college expenses three years from now from a balanced fund to a tax-exempt bond fund. Now, based on all the chatter about bond funds heading downward, I am at a loss as to where to put the money, or if I should move it at all.  While safe, savings accounts and short-term certificates of deposit just don’t seem right to me.  Any suggestions on what to do to best preserve my investment?

    – John Fuoss, Plano, Texas.

  • Aug 8, 2011
    6:10 PM ET

    Can My Ex-Wife Deduct College Costs I Pay?

    Question: I am divorced. My son is 18 and is attending college this fall. I am paying his tuition, books, and fees. My ex-wife has asked if I can send her the money and she will pay the college costs from her account so she can claim one of the tax credits. I just miss the adjusted gross income (AGI) for any tax credit but she does not. I will not be receiving any monies based on her tax savings and/or refund. I do not receive anything from her at any time. Would this violate the law?

  • Jul 27, 2011
    10:00 AM ET

    Do I Make Too Much to Deduct College Costs?

    Question: My wife and I have a joint income of about $300,000 and we pay about $60,000 annually for our daughter’s college expenses. Is there a way to deduct any of these expenses from our tax bill?

    – George Schienbein, Castro Valley, Calif.

  • Jul 11, 2011
    2:21 PM ET

    Insurance-Based College Savings or 529s?

    Question: How do insurance-based college-savings programs compare with 529 plans? And do they count in the federal financial aid calculation?

    – Thomas Kaye, New York City

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Russia's consumer-safety regulator shuts down four McDonald's restaurants, claiming health violations, amid international tensions.

Will Tesla become the ‘short of the decade’?
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Americans only take half of their paid vacation
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This sector can withstand all the ‘bubble’ talk
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L.A. Little: Why the Fed may do QE again
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Fashion designers seek to save the bike helmet
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,528 +2 0.04%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,991 +4 0.21%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,612 +6 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,278 -17 1.30%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.57 +0.12 0.13%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,771 +15 0.23%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,359 +45 0.48%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,275 +34 0.80%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 19,876 +270 1.38%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,515 +94 0.90%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +2 0.45%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,309 -9 0.29%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,586 +132 0.85%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,994 -166 0.66%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,230 -10 0.44%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,360 +46 0.17%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,324 +0 0.01%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.33 +0.00 0.07%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.74 -0.02 0.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.07%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.20 -0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.46 -0.05 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.42 -0.01 0.47%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.99 -0.01 0.65%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.59 -0.01 0.43%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.39 -0.01 0.35%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.41 -0.02 0.64%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 2.28%
Crude Oil
94 +0 0.13%
Gold
1,278 -17 1.30%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 370 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,991 +41 0.24%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,987 +4 0.20%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.44%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.01 0.20 0.26%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.59 0.02 0.02%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 583.09 -1.40 -0.24%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.77 0.25 1.58%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.93 0.13 0.26%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.44 0.03 0.17%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.68 0.15 0.44%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.18 -0.01 -0.02%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.36 0.00 0.00%
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0.6%

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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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,990 +3 0.17%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,611 +5 0.21%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,279 -17 1.29%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.46 +0.01 0.01%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,770 +15 0.22%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,357 +42 0.45%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,276 +35 0.83%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 19,882 +276 1.41%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,519 +98 0.94%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.42%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,309 -9 0.28%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,586 +132 0.85%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,994 -166 0.66%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,230 -10 0.44%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,360 +46 0.17%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,324 +0 0.01%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.33 +0.00 0.09%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.73 -0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.10%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.04%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.42 -0.01 0.55%
German 10y
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Spain 10yr
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U.K. 10yr
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.78 0.26 1.68%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.93 0.13 0.26%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.42 0.01 0.06%
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Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
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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%
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