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U.S. stocks end flat as oil continues to slide
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Apple CEO Cook’s deleted Super Bowl tweet
Google CEO Pichai gets $199 million in stock
How to get a free Chipotle burrito
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings
Sears warns on sales, to speed up closures

What to know before buying Beyoncé tickets

S.F. real estate looks like it did before dot-com crash
Every major city in the world, in one map

Americans quitting their jobs hit a nine-year high
NFIB survey hints wage gains are fleeting
Job openings are second highest on record

How to get mortgage approved: hope for sunny day

Can oil get so cheap that it won’t pay to extract it?
Oil sinks under $29 as EIA lowers price outlook
Barron’s Buzz: How low can the price of oil go?

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way
99-cents-a-gallon gas may be on its way: 24/7 Wall St.

Is the gold rally the real deal or ‘fool’s gold’?
Teen can keep $20,000 gold bar found in lake
Gold one of Wall Street’s best bets early in 2016
Gold futures stretch win streak to five sessions

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall
 
Deutsche Bank co-CEO says bank is ‘rock solid’
Deutsche may buy back billions in debt: FT
Why the selloff in European banks is ominous

This stock market has been Europe’s best in 2016

Strategists are arguing that stocks need a true purge

A strand of Lennon’s hair is selling for $12,000

These charts detail S&P 500’s precarious posture
Michael Brush: Stock-market stars are aligned
Double-digit market decline in an election year?

White House forecasts decade-best economic growth
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

Facebook, Amazon are the keys to tapping this market
French regulator threatens to fine Facebook
India bans Facebook’s free Internet service


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Madrid’s metro system is going to the dogs
This dog walker makes $110,000 a year

Europe’s battles: migrants, ‘Brexit’ and ECB
German output, exports drop in December
Roubini: Welcome to the New Abnormal


Hurdle on Yelp’s path toward $1 billion in revenue

This has been the No. 1 car in America for decades
How far can you get on $50 in gas?


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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,269 -15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,085 -19 0.89%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.71%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.35 -1.34 4.51%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,632 -57 1.00%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,879 -100 1.11%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,998 -69 1.69%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 15,913 -528 3.21%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,928 -195 2.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 -5 1.58%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,471 -44 1.76%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,085 -919 5.40%
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 24,021 -266 1.10%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 115.12 +0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.13%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.04 -0.64 0.66%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.29 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 -0.02 1.27%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.24 +0.02 8.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.69 -0.01 0.78%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.78 +0.03 1.43%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.41 0.00 0.07%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime -0.02 -0.06 163.32%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28 -1 4.51%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.71%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 361 -1 0.28%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,928 -60 0.38%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,846 -6 0.31%
Silver
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.88% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
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Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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Friendships are increasingly breaking up among Facebook’s 800 million members.

The percentage of people who “unfriend” other Facebook members rose from 56% in 2009 to 63% in 2011, according to a new Pew Research study. Women seem to be second-guessing their online relationships the most: some 67% say they deleted people versus 58% of men. Likewise, young adults are more active “unfrienders” when compared with older users: 71% of those between 18 and 29 deleted people versus 63% of those aged 30 to 49. (A Facebook spokeswoman says it introduced privacy measures in recent months so users could restrict rather than unfriend others.) Language expert Alan M. Perlman says it’s more than just friends who over-stay their welcome due to excessive self-revelation or bland status updates like, “I just ate breakfast” or, “There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

During Facebook’s early days, many users competed to add the most friends. Since then they’ve become choosier about their online relationships, experts say. While the first couple phases of Facebook were about hooking up with new friends and self-promotion or revelation, the latest phase is about being more selective. Indeed, Adam Hanft, CEO of marketing firm Hanft Projects, says it’s become hip to unfriend people. “Imagine the implications of the old measure of coolness — the number of friends — is supplanted by a new metric, the number of unfriendings you’ve done,” he says.

Members are also more concerned about privacy and people they barely know. Two people meet in a bar and an hour later they’re often Facebook friends, experts say. “Facebook users are reading about privacy issues on Google and Facebook all over the media,” Hanft says. Also, despite unauthorized experiments with Facebook and Google+ identity cards, experts say it’s difficult to keep conman from creating a phony Facebook persona. He says one clue might be that the person in question has no family listed; that said, even fake Friends and family can be manufactured on Facebook, too.

Some social networkers are also managing their “personal brand,” which means unfriending those who cast them in an unflattering light, go on late-night Facebook rampages with colorful language or extreme political views, says Derrick Daye, managing partner at LA-based consultancy The Blake Project. He says too many disagreeable posts by acquaintances will also put off “real friends” from sharing online. Marketing consultant Tom Siebert is one such unfriender. “I’m most likely to delete some nut job from my past who thinks the president isn’t an American citizen and likes to pick fights with my comments,” he says. Siebert says it’s one of the perils of having a virtual afterlife of those high school days.

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need to know
U.S. stocks end flat as oil continues to slide
SolarCity shares plunge more than 20%
Apple CEO Cook’s deleted Super Bowl tweet
Google CEO Pichai gets $199 million in stock
How to get a free Chipotle burrito
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings
Sears warns on sales, to speed up closures

What to know before buying Beyoncé tickets

S.F. real estate looks like it did before dot-com crash
Every major city in the world, in one map

Americans quitting their jobs hit a nine-year high
NFIB survey hints wage gains are fleeting
Job openings are second highest on record

How to get mortgage approved: hope for sunny day

Can oil get so cheap that it won’t pay to extract it?
Oil sinks under $29 as EIA lowers price outlook
Barron’s Buzz: How low can the price of oil go?

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way
99-cents-a-gallon gas may be on its way: 24/7 Wall St.

Is the gold rally the real deal or ‘fool’s gold’?
Teen can keep $20,000 gold bar found in lake
Gold one of Wall Street’s best bets early in 2016
Gold futures stretch win streak to five sessions

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall
 
Deutsche Bank co-CEO says bank is ‘rock solid’
Deutsche may buy back billions in debt: FT
Why the selloff in European banks is ominous

This stock market has been Europe’s best in 2016

Strategists are arguing that stocks need a true purge

A strand of Lennon’s hair is selling for $12,000

These charts detail S&P 500’s precarious posture
Michael Brush: Stock-market stars are aligned
Double-digit market decline in an election year?

White House forecasts decade-best economic growth
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

Facebook, Amazon are the keys to tapping this market
French regulator threatens to fine Facebook
India bans Facebook’s free Internet service


Two women laugh holding their dogs as they wait in line for them to be blessed outside San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain, January 17, 2016. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of San Anton, Spain's patron saint of animals. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Madrid’s metro system is going to the dogs
This dog walker makes $110,000 a year

Europe’s battles: migrants, ‘Brexit’ and ECB
German output, exports drop in December
Roubini: Welcome to the New Abnormal


Hurdle on Yelp’s path toward $1 billion in revenue

This has been the No. 1 car in America for decades
How far can you get on $50 in gas?


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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,014 -13 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,269 -15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,085 -19 0.89%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.71%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.35 -1.34 4.51%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,632 -57 1.00%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,879 -100 1.11%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,998 -69 1.69%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 15,913 -528 3.21%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,928 -195 2.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 -5 1.58%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,471 -44 1.76%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,085 -919 5.40%
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 24,021 -266 1.10%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.03%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 115.13 +0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.10%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.04 -0.64 0.66%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.29 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 -0.02 1.27%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.24 +0.02 8.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.69 -0.01 0.78%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.78 +0.03 1.43%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.41 0.00 0.07%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime -0.02 -0.06 163.32%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28 -1 4.51%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.71%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 361 -1 0.28%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,928 -60 0.38%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,846 -6 0.31%
Silver
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
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Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
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