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U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.16 -0.02 0.93%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.73 -0.06 7.14%
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C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 52.15 0.40 0.77%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.90 0.03 0.21%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.13 0.31 0.93%
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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%
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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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Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension overturned
The real Deflategate verdict? NFL’s in trouble

Donald Trump tells Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘You don’t have a clue about life’
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3 policies that divide Ben Carson, Donald Trump

Caroline Baum: No one knows what Trump would do as president, but it’d be great!
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FDIC chief: Rates may catch banks off-guard
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,961 +12 0.62%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,331 +18 0.78%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,124 -10 0.87%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 46.25 0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,194 +111 1.82%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,318 +270 2.68%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,654 +99 2.17%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,182 +87 0.48%
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 25,765 +311 1.22%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,906 +28 0.98%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.11 -0.01 0.95%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.99 -0.34 0.28%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.32%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.10%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.45 +0.47 0.49%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.80 +0.25 0.28%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.16 -0.02 0.93%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.73 -0.06 7.14%
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/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.92 -0.07 3.70%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.11 -0.04 1.85%
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Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,124 -10 0.87%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 362 -6 1.50%
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/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,440 +110 0.67%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,960 +12 0.64%
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AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 111.30 -1.04 -0.93%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 611.09 -3.25 -0.53%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.00 0.15 0.95%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 52.15 0.40 0.77%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.90 0.03 0.22%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.12 0.30 0.91%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 32.45 0.25 0.77%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.79 0.22 0.90%
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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%
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