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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,334 +66 1.54%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,868 +16 0.86%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,093 +9 0.41%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,194 -4 0.35%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27.89 -0.05 0.18%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,672 +40 0.71%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,017 +138 1.55%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,061 +64 1.59%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,714 +801 5.03%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,144 +216 2.73%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 315 +6 1.87%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,459 -12 0.48%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 -0.01 0.48%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 113.95 -1.17 1.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.11%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.40%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.19 +0.13 0.14%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.16 -0.12 0.13%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 0.00 0.05%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.24 +0.01 2.52%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.64 -0.04 2.37%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.72 -0.06 3.62%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.42 +0.00 0.13%
Japan 10yr
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Crude Oil
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Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,194 -4 0.35%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 -1 0.21%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,961 +2 0.01%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,859 +11 0.58%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 0 1.29%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 102.79 3.25 3.27%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 95.43 0.44 0.46%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 693.31 15.20 2.24%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.19 -0.0065 -0.05%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.93 0.42 1.12%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.42 0.07 0.62%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.47 -0.18 -0.49%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.23 -0.12 -0.42%
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MMA $50K+
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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Poll: Where Medicare Ranks With Voters

With the presidential election now just four weeks away, the health of Medicare and the program’s prospects will likely play a crucial role in voters’ decisions — and President Obama could be the primary beneficiary.

Feng Yu / Shutterstock.com

The latest Health Tracking survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 36% of Americans say Medicare is “extremely important” to their vote in the election, trailing only the economy (49%) and the federal budget deficit (41%)  among the public’s top priorities.

Among older Americans, that margin narrows: 46% of individuals age 65-plus say Medicare is “extremely important” to their vote for president, second only to the economy (51%) as the group’s biggest concern.

Obama could benefit from worries about Medicare. When asked which presidential candidate they “trust to do a better job” in determining Medicare’s future, fully 52% of the public picked the president, compared with 32% for Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney. But here, too, age makes a big difference: Among individuals age 65-plus, 44% named Obama as the best shepherd of Medicare — and 42% named Romney.

One key footnote: The Kaiser poll was conducted before the first presidential debate, in which Medicare figured prominently — and in which Romney was regarded by many commentators and viewers as having out-debated Obama.

Medicare and Social Security are together the largest U.S. public benefit programs and account for one-third of the federal budget. In April, the trustees who oversee Medicare’s finances projected that the fund that pays for hospital benefits would be exhausted in 2024.

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  • Encore examines the changing nature of retirement, from new rules and guidelines for financial security to the shifting identities and priorities of today’s retirees. The blog also explores news that affects retirement, from the Wall Street Journal Digital Network and around the web. Lead bloggers are reporter Catey Hill and senior editor Jeremy Olshan. Other contributors include The Wall Street Journal’s retirement columnists Glenn Ruffenach and Anne Tergesen; the Director for the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Alicia Munnell; and the Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group, Michael Kitces, CFP.

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Feds have removed a roadblock to driverless cars

Recipe for less boring Oscar acceptance speeches
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Social Security in the crosshairs: replacement rates again
Stage is being set for cuts to Social Security

Tricky tax issues you should know about this year

Supreme Court halts Obama’s emissions plan
White House forecasts best growth in years
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Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum live with ... mom
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Why you should consider retiring abroad
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Strategists argue stocks need a true purge

IRS says identity thieves breached its systems
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The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks: Short Sellers Pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan Again
Short sellers pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan
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Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X sales in focus
Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X

Cheap oil may make OPEC dominant again
Existential threat to Russians and Saudis: Lynn

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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,334 +66 1.54%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,868 +16 0.86%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,093 +9 0.41%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,195 -4 0.33%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27.89 -0.05 0.18%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,672 +40 0.71%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,017 +138 1.55%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,061 +64 1.59%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,714 +801 5.03%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,144 +216 2.73%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 315 +6 1.87%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,459 -12 0.48%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 -0.01 0.49%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 113.95 -1.17 1.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.10%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.37%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.19 +0.13 0.14%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.16 -0.12 0.13%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 0.00 0.05%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.24 +0.01 2.52%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.64 -0.04 2.37%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.72 -0.06 3.62%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.42 +0.00 0.13%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.01 +0.04 165.64%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28 0 0.18%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,195 -4 0.33%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 -1 0.21%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,960 +1 0.01%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,859 +11 0.57%
Silver
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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 102.77 3.23 3.24%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 95.39 0.40 0.42%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 692.77 14.66 2.16%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.19 -0.01 -0.08%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.91 0.40 1.07%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.42 0.07 0.61%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.46 -0.19 -0.52%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.21 -0.14 -0.49%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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