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FTSE 100 hits lowest level since 2012
Sweden cuts k ey rate further below zero
SocGen profit up on Amundi stake sale
Crude price pushes below $27 a barrel
Shell cancels $14.4 billion bridge credit facility
Zurich posts bigger-than-expected loss
Akzo Nobel in talks to buy BASF coatings unit
Chinese group bids $1.2 bln for Opera Software
U.S. government runs $55 billion budget surplus

Twitter proves Wall Street critics were right
Twitter adds new timeline feature

Hong Kong stocks dive as selloff kicks in

India to pick up China’s slack in oil demand

BP CEO calls for cuts to carbon emissions
If you’re bullish on oil, these stocks are buys

Bass issues warning on China’s foreign cash reserves
What’s holding back the world economy?
China's FX reserves drop $99.47 bln


North Korea reportedly executes top general

Yellen: Fed isn’t sure negative rates are legal
Yellen doesn’t expect to reverse Fed rate hike
Yellen gets into heated exchange at hearing
Bond market, Yellen face off on negative rates

Burger King to start selling hot dogs

Wendy's profit, revenue top estimates
McDonald’s breakfast boost may not last


Will falling oil prices bankrupt Saudis, Russians?
Cheap oil may make OPEC dominant again
As oil revenue drops, Gulf states ponder taxes
Will oil get so cheap, it won’t pay to extract it?

Christie, Fiorina drop out of presidential race

A break for zombie-fighting Amazon developers

Expedia doesn’t see Airbnb as a threat

Private-equity firms now buying back their own shares

Has college financial aid totally backfired?

Michael Moore: Imagine life without student debt
6 ways Obama would make college affordable

What Apple, Amazon and Starbucks have in common
Amazon up after new share buyback plan

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum live with ... mom
Meet the NBA stars who live with their mothers

REIT bonus targets at heart of Brixmor scandal

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?

Social Security in the crosshairs: replacement rates again
Stage is being set for cuts to Social Security

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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 15,915 -100 0.62%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,284 +15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 0 0.02%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,060 -20 0.96%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,218 +23 1.94%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 26.72 -0.73 2.66%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,519 -153 2.70%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,740 -278 3.08%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,908 -153 3.77%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 15,897 -818 4.89%
IBEX 35
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Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 304 -11 3.55%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 18,546 -742 3.85%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 22,923 -836 3.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,538 -44 1.70%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.00 0.36%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 111.28 -2.07 1.83%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 -0.01 0.49%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 0.89%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.49 -0.33 0.35%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.66 -0.23 0.25%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.61 -0.06 3.50%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.16 -0.08 32.43%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.67 +0.02 1.23%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.74 +0.02 1.16%
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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 101.00 1.46 1.47%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.27 -0.72 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 684.12 6.01 0.89%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 11.98 -0.22 -1.80%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.41 -0.10 -0.27%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.34 -0.01 -0.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.43 -0.22 -0.60%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.04 -0.31 -1.09%
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1 yr CD
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MMA $10K+
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MMA $50K+
0.4%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.20% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.25% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.02% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.56% 22.88% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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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)

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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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need to know
FTSE 100 hits lowest level since 2012
Sweden cuts k ey rate further below zero
SocGen profit up on Amundi stake sale
Crude price pushes below $27 a barrel
Shell cancels $14.4 billion bridge credit facility
Zurich posts bigger-than-expected loss
Akzo Nobel in talks to buy BASF coatings unit
Chinese group bids $1.2 bln for Opera Software
U.S. government runs $55 billion budget surplus

Twitter proves Wall Street critics were right
Twitter adds new timeline feature

Hong Kong stocks dive as selloff kicks in

India to pick up China’s slack in oil demand

BP CEO calls for cuts to carbon emissions
If you’re bullish on oil, these stocks are buys

Bass issues warning on China’s foreign cash reserves
What’s holding back the world economy?
China's FX reserves drop $99.47 bln


North Korea reportedly executes top general

Yellen: Fed isn’t sure negative rates are legal
Yellen doesn’t expect to reverse Fed rate hike
Yellen gets into heated exchange at hearing
Bond market, Yellen face off on negative rates

Burger King to start selling hot dogs

Wendy's profit, revenue top estimates
McDonald’s breakfast boost may not last


Will falling oil prices bankrupt Saudis, Russians?
Cheap oil may make OPEC dominant again
As oil revenue drops, Gulf states ponder taxes
Will oil get so cheap, it won’t pay to extract it?

Christie, Fiorina drop out of presidential race

A break for zombie-fighting Amazon developers

Expedia doesn’t see Airbnb as a threat

Private-equity firms now buying back their own shares

Has college financial aid totally backfired?

Michael Moore: Imagine life without student debt
6 ways Obama would make college affordable

What Apple, Amazon and Starbucks have in common
Amazon up after new share buyback plan

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum live with ... mom
Meet the NBA stars who live with their mothers

REIT bonus targets at heart of Brixmor scandal

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?

Social Security in the crosshairs: replacement rates again
Stage is being set for cuts to Social Security

Is it wise to hold on to cash reserves?

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Markets »

122.29MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 131.80M
Unchanged
201
Decliners
3048
Advancers
3255
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 15,915 -100 0.62%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,284 +15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 0 0.02%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,060 -20 0.96%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,218 +23 1.94%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 26.72 -0.73 2.66%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,519 -153 2.70%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,740 -278 3.08%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,907 -154 3.80%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 15,897 -817 4.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,839 -305 3.74%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 304 -11 3.55%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,441 -13 0.52%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 18,546 -742 3.85%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 22,925 -834 3.51%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,538 -44 1.70%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.00 0.36%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 111.28 -2.07 1.83%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 -0.01 0.49%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.70 -0.01 0.89%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.49 -0.33 0.35%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.66 -0.23 0.25%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.61 -0.06 3.50%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.16 -0.08 32.43%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.67 +0.02 1.23%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.74 +0.02 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.31 -0.11 7.78%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.01 0.00 0.00%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27 -1 2.66%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,218 +23 1.94%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,573 -293 1.85%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,814 -33 1.80%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 +0 1.33%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 101.00 1.46 1.47%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.27 -0.72 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 684.12 6.01 0.89%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 11.98 -0.22 -1.80%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.41 -0.10 -0.27%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.34 -0.01 -0.09%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.43 -0.22 -0.60%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.04 -0.31 -1.09%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 28.30 0.02 0.07%
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5 yr CD
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MMA $50K+
0.4%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.20% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.25% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.02% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.56% 22.88% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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