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NYSE invokes Rule 48 before market open

McDonald’s set to offer all-day breakfast


 
Uber drivers lawsuit  endangers much more than Uber
Uber driver suit can proceed as class-action

Never use a market order when stocks are selling off

Texas edges out North Dakota in this oil list

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

New on the shelves of your local Apple Store: drones

Annie Leibovitz is working on UBS’s image

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
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple will let iPhone and iPad users block ads
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins

Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.
Building is emerging as strongest sector of economy
U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM

How China turned minor yuan issue into global rout
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention

Best time to buy a new car may be just around the corner
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

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Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA

Trump says Mount McKinley name change ‘insult to Ohio’
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.16 +0.00 0.08%
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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%
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MMA $50K+
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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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Did you get a good deal on a Mother’s Day bouquet for Mom?

Consumers are expected to spend a collective $2.2 billion on flowers this weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. But no matter how one spends, they may not get their money’s worth.

Last week, we ordered five bouquets online to see how closely the arriving flowers resembled the pretty bouquets advertised online. (Mother’s Day: Bouquet Buyers Beware)

Then we started hearing from readers who had similar problems, or who had used our story as an excuse to ask Mom for a smartphone snap of the delivered arrangement.

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    • A ponzi scheme is tanikg people’s money without any product or service being offered. In a ponzi scheme, people have a choice to participate or not. With social security, people do not even have a choice.Steven Schmeltzle recently posted..

    • Atta Boy, Mike! Way to hit the mainstream. I may be able to catch CoLLapse in LA later this month. I bevleie that musicians will be increasingly popular as things deteriorate. An article that ran in the Eugene Register Guard from 2002 was titled:”Great Depression a gold mine for musicians.”See, there are positive things to look forward to! Keep mining that gold, it is bound to increase in value.

    • Wow – that picture in the article is almost *exactly* what got delivered to my mom. Mildly disappointing to say the least for $20 + $25 for various “charges”.

    • i’ve done similar to gil for 30+ years of marriage. it’s worked well.
      nothing personal here but you gotta have rocks in your head to order flowers on line.. jane’s experience is all too typical.

      what you gonna do to some faceless company somewhere. the person answering the calls might not even work for them – just an answering compnay – they don’t really care.

      if you’re an on-line wiz-bang, look up a brick and mortar florest in the town where the recipient lives, give them a call and you’ll be satisfied. i’ve always been…..

    • I ordered flowers for my mother and mother in law. The were delivered UPS.My mother followed the instructions in the box, but the daisys in the bouquet never came to life. I called and they are sending new flowers to her – very promt service. My mother in laws flowers were fine.

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China to close market this week to honor WW II
CNN shakes up GOP debate criteria
Pope puts abortion forgiveness on the table
Survey may confirm our worst gender fears
GE names first female vice chair
Amgen finds data falsified in diabetes study

NYSE invokes Rule 48 before market open

McDonald’s set to offer all-day breakfast


 
Uber drivers lawsuit  endangers much more than Uber
Uber driver suit can proceed as class-action

Never use a market order when stocks are selling off

Texas edges out North Dakota in this oil list

Where every Fed member stands on raising rates

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

New on the shelves of your local Apple Store: drones

Annie Leibovitz is working on UBS’s image

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
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple will let iPhone and iPad users block ads
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins

Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.
Building is emerging as strongest sector of economy
U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM

How China turned minor yuan issue into global rout
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention

Best time to buy a new car may be just around the corner
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA

Trump says Mount McKinley name change ‘insult to Ohio’
Trump: Switch to Denali is ‘insult to Ohio’
Mount McKinley in Alaska is renamed Denali
Which U.S. president has the tallest mountain?

Classified details blacked out in new Clinton emails
Classified details blacked out in new emails
Clinton says she supports ‘revolving door’ bill
Biden a tougher matchup than Clinton: poll

Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois

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Markets »

171.39MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 111.86M
Unchanged
163
Decliners
5264
Advancers
1172
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,058 -470 2.84%
Nasdaq
/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 1,138 -2 0.19%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 44.33 -1.08 2.38%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,059 -189 3.03%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,016 -244 2.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,541 -112 2.40%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,451 -491 2.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,993 -266 2.59%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.73%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,697 -21 0.77%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,273 +108 0.59%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 20,991 -195 0.92%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,072 -95 3.00%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,696 -587 2.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,889 +6 0.22%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.38%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.13 +0.76 0.64%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 0.00 0.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.65 +0.27 0.29%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.43 +0.26 0.30%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.16 +0.00 0.08%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.79%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.00 +0.08 4.05%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 +0.08 3.76%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.83 -0.02 1.25%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.40 +0.04 10.26%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 44 -1 2.38%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,138 -2 0.19%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 371 +2 0.41%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,205 +118 0.73%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,930 +14 0.75%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 0 0.41%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 87.23 -2.20 -2.46%
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%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 23.88 -0.94 -3.79%
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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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