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C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 50.94 -2.54 -4.75%
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Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
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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Amgen finds data falsified in diabetes study


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McDonald’s set to offer all-day breakfast

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Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

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Rate-hike question is what Yellen didn’t want
Boston Fed president: Sept. doubt remains

How LVMH poached Apple digital exec Ian Rogers

What to expect at September Apple event
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9
New on the shelves of your Apple Store: drones
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

Building is emerging as strongest sector of economy
U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention
Best time to buy a new car may be just ahead
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,636 -140 2.94%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,914 -58 2.96%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,292 -4 0.16%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,142 +2 0.16%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 44.43 -0.98 2.16%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,046 -13 0.21%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,012 -3 0.03%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,536 -5 0.10%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,525 +73 0.34%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 352 -1 0.19%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,707 -11 0.41%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,095 -70 0.39%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,935 -250 1.18%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,160 -6 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,570 -126 0.49%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,886 +3 0.12%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.27%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 +0.44 0.37%
Pound
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Australia$
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WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.36 +0.19 0.22%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.15 0.00 0.12%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.78 -0.02 2.90%
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/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.98 -0.02 0.77%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.13 0.00 0.16%
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/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.80 -0.02 1.30%
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 107.72 -5.04 -4.47%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 597.79 -20.46 -3.31%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.58 -0.76 -4.65%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 50.94 -2.54 -4.75%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.72 -0.15 -1.08%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.32 -0.88 -2.65%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.14 -1.40 -4.17%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
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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