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Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
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Sprint customers considering defection got a carrot a week ago, when analysts started talking about Sprint getting the iPhone in October.

Starting Sept. 9, they’ll get the stick. Sprint confirmed to Pay Dirt that a week from Friday, it will raise its early-termination fee on new contracts from $200 to as much as $350 for owners of smartphones, tablets, notebooks and netbooks who leave their contracts early. The amounts will be prorated at an as-yet-undisclosed rate, depending on the number of months left on your contract.

It’s yet another sign that Sprint is likely getting the iPhone, says Todd Day, an industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan, though the carrier hasn’t confirmed the rumor. Early termination fees give the carrier a way to offset the deep discount they typically offer for the phone itself. “They expect a lot of iPhone sales, and they don’t want customers to buy those phones [at a discount] and then turn around and leave for whatever reason,” he says.

AT&T and Verizon Wireless have introduced similar charges in recent years as they offer more expensive technology. AT&T increased its maximum early-termination fee from $175 to $325 last year for smartphones, tablets and netbooks. Verizon Wireless charges up to $350 for smartphones, netbooks and tablets. On both carriers, basic phones carry much lower fees.

Although the fees drop the longer you stay under contract, they never completely zero out — there’s always going to be a cost to leave even a little early, says Schwark Satyavolu, a co-founder of comparison site BillShrink.com. Still, the early termination fees needn’t be too much of a deterrent, depending on your phone. As we’ve previously reported, resale prices for some of the hot handsets are often enough to recoup the penalty for leaving early, plus cash left over for your next handset on a new carrier.

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Gold screams stock correction not over

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After Jackson Hole, no clear path for the Fed
Where every Fed member stands on rates
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,334 -20 0.86%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,142 +9 0.82%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48.28 -0.92 1.87%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,115 -133 2.14%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,013 -246 2.40%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,563 -90 1.93%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,616 -326 1.48%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,060 -199 1.94%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 355 -8 2.14%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
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Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.47%
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.76 -0.53 -0.47%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
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Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
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