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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,334 -21 0.89%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 47.87 -1.33 2.70%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,089 -158 2.54%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,958 -301 2.94%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,524 -128 2.76%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,464 -478 2.18%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,999 -260 2.53%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.74%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,719 -65 2.34%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,185 -485 2.24%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,702 -581 2.21%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.00 0.43%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 -1.41 1.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.00%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.52%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.48 -0.45 0.47%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.17 -0.26 0.30%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.05 2.20%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.47%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.98 +0.06 3.06%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.12 +0.06 3.01%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.81 -0.04 1.94%
Japan 10yr
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Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48 -1 2.70%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.77%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 373 -2 0.53%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
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MMA $50K+
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
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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Call them the Procrastination Games.

As the Summer Olympics kick off with Friday’s opening ceremonies in London, many Americans may be regretting that they never got around to planning that trip across the Atlantic. But as it turns out, it’s not too late to put together an itinerary and see the world’s premier sporting event. If anything, travel pros say those who procrastinated may find themselves in a better financial position — thanks to a number of last-minute travel deals.

Among the finds: round-trip airfares from the East Coast to London for under $1,000, stays at top-rated London hotels for below $200 a night, and package deals that combine flights and a week’s lodging for $1,500 to $2,000.

Most travel pros say that prices, especially for hotels, started dropping about a month ago, as it became obvious that the demand to attend the games just didn’t fully materialize. In fact, according to Hotels.com, room rates in London are now only about 12% higher than a year ago, when the city was in its normal summer mode.

The bottom line, says Gabe Saglie, senior editor of the Web site Travelzoo.com, is that “people may not be as priced-out as they thought.” And if they choose to visit London during the latter half of the games and then stay a few days beyond, when hotel prices are expected to drop further, Saglie says “it can really become a bargain proposition.”

Still, there are plenty of deals available during the height of event, which runs through Aug. 12. A weeklong package in early August that includes flights to and from the New York metro area (nonstop on United Airlines) and accommodations at the Sofitel London Gatwick (near Gatwick Airport) runs $1,495 per person through CheapOair, an online discount travel agency.  (For travelers who prefer to be closer to the action, CheapOair has a package at the Hilton London Metropole for $2,007.)

And the prices could go lower, especially for those who don’t insist on upper-tier hotels. Hotwire, another online discount travel source, has a three-star hotel in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood for a mere $70 a night. “In some instances, rates have dipped lower than last year” in London at this time, says Fulvia Montresor, a Hotwire senior director.

Of course, the last-minute Olympic bargains shouldn’t be completely unexpected, since the same discounting has happened at previous summer and winter games, say travel pros. “It’s a classic story: The host city has this expectation that the entire world’s population picks itself up and floods the gates and it never happens,” says Peggy Goldman, president of Friendly Planet Travel, a tour operator.

Plus, the London games are coming at a time when the European economy is weak, so that has reduced the number of Olympic travelers within the continent, say industry insiders.  The result is that airlines and hotels are paying all the more attention right now to luring visitors from the United States.

But will last-minute travelers still get to see the games? While millions of seats have already been sold to the hundreds of sporting competitions, there are plenty more available, according to several sources. In fact, demand for a few less-heralded events is so low that London organizers are contemplating dropping prices. And at one preliminary round of soccer matches that took place earlier this week in Glasgow, officials took to giving out complimentary seats — just to fill the stands.

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need to know
European markets fall | FTSE 100 down
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Man Group's China chief in custody: report
Oil prices pull back after breathless rally
Dow posts worst August fall in 17 years
Novartis gets EU nod for skin cancer drugs
Valeant, AstraZeneca strike psoriasis deal
Morgan Stanley cuts S&P 500 price target

All 10 S&P 500 sectors decline in August
‘Deflategate’ ruling expected this week

Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois

Cheeseburgers and happiness always on the menu for Warren Buffett — and Jimmy Buffett, too
Farrell: Recipes for happiness, from Buffett and others
Happy 85th birthday to the $67 billion man

Personal beliefs don’t belong in retirement accounts

Jobs report could stop rate hike — but not ensure one
After Jackson Hole, no clear path for the Fed
Where every Fed member stands on rates
Fischer: Fed watching China more closely

Taleb’s ‘Black Swan’ fund made $1 bln this week

Ode to that legendary New York steakhouse the Palm

U.S. ready to punish China firms over cyber theft

When you absolutely, positively need a cocktail

Teacher with 111 tardies puts blame on breakfast
The automat is back — with a lot more quinoa

If Donald Trump can do it, why not Kanye West?

Scott Walker's backers seek a reboot of his campaign
Scott Walker’s backers seek reboot of campaign
Scott Walker wants a wall — at Canada frontier

Dissatisfied voters are fueling Sanders and Trump

U.S. ready to punish China firms over cyber theft

Disney to unveil ‘Star Wars’ toys in unboxing event
Walt Disney leads Dow's losers for August

How teen clothing retailers compete today
J.C. Penney upgraded by Deutsche Bank
Wal-Mart cuts worker hours at some stores

Our kids aren’t doomed to be poorer than we are

Now is the time to fix your investment portfolio
Now is the time to fix your investment portfolio
Both worry, be happy stocks aren’t a sure bet

Facebook users flood Mark Zuckerberg with thank you’s
Facebook users flood Mark Zuckerberg with thanks

‘War Room’ is a ‘resounding success’ at box office

By this measure, stocks have weathered the worst
By this measure, stocks have weathered the worst

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141.44MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 109.98M
Unchanged
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Decliners
3378
Advancers
3004
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,334 -21 0.89%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.78%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 47.87 -1.33 2.70%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,089 -159 2.54%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,958 -302 2.94%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,524 -129 2.77%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,464 -478 2.18%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 9,998 -261 2.54%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -10 2.76%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,719 -65 2.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,185 -485 2.24%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,699 -584 2.22%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.00 0.43%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 -1.41 1.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.53 0.00 0.00%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.52%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.48 -0.45 0.47%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.18 -0.25 0.28%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.05 2.20%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.58%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.98 +0.06 3.06%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.12 +0.06 3.01%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.81 -0.04 1.94%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.36 -0.02 4.88%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48 -1 2.70%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.78%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 373 -2 0.53%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,146 -362 2.19%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,925 -44 2.23%
Silver
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Quotes

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.43 -1.58 -1.74%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.76 -0.53 -0.47%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 33.54 0.28 0.84%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.82 -0.34 -1.35%
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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%
Source:CreditCards.com

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