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Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
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How Wall Street rates 10 of our favorite fast-food joints

What does Wall Street think of your favorite fast-food joint?
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
mazon employee captures stunning footage of Seattle tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones
Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones  BeatsByDre.com
Bose has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple's Beats in connection with noise-cancelling technologies.
How Apple could rebrand a Casio as the iWatch

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.
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Hedge funds are betting on tax ‘inversion’ wave
Junk bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Biotech, social-media stocks bounce back
Russia 'culpable' for downed Malaysia jet: U.S.
Amazon, Pandora sink on results
Pentagon: Russian artillery may enter Ukraine
H-P settles Palm app suit with Chubby Checker

Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dead at 86
Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan “Ace” Greenberg has died in New York.

What bitcoin won’t say: I may leave you broke
Drawbacks of virtual currencies won't keep you from using one soon.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic  well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: Legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects surprises Robert Klein.
Young investors should embrace bear markets

‘Kardashian Hollywood’ is Street’s new favorite game
"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" is a boon for maker Glu Mobile, and analysts are taking notice.
Kristen Bell sings for minimum-wage increase

Rising chocolate prices may not curb demand
Cocoa prices are forcing candy companies to raise prices, but chocolate lovers will not be denied.

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
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How the hammer falls in China
Some read corruption tell-all site out of curiosity, others out of fear, says Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift

A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
How do you put John Wayne’s gun-slinging bravado into a whiskey?
Why tequila sales have doubled in past decade
How you can spot fake wine

Don’t rely on brand-name advisers alone for retirement
Good financial decisions depend on more than dealing with reputable firms, says Dan Moisand.
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Meet Wal-Mart’s U.S. fix-it man
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Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
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Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes
What may change after recent plane crashes
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How airline tragedies change our flying habits
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You might not be Buffett, but you can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Here's what the options market is saying.
Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer

Chinese
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Chinese real-estate firms are setting up databases on local “murder houses,” residences where a suicide, murder or other violent death took place.
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  • Aug 30, 2012
    12:56 PM ET

    Google Ups the Ante in Wallet Wars

    Consumers have been slow to cut up their credit cards and turn on their mobile wallets. But this week, Google Wallet announced a string of features that – to make the proposition more enticing – let mobile wallets do things plastic credit cards don’t.

    Google Wallet product managers say they will provide I.D. verification so people can check in for a flight, download virtual boarding passes, and even keep their driver’s license on their mobile phone. (Google declined to say when these features would become available or how many people have downloaded the app thus far.) Through its location-based GPS technology, it already sends shoppers coupons and real-time offers from nearby stores. Experts say these features should finally drive demand for the app. “It offers compelling convenience for consumers and retailers,” says Ben Woolsey, spokesman for credit-card comparison site CreditCards.com.

  • Jul 26, 2012
    3:39 PM ET

    The Return of Debit Rewards Cards?

    Debit rewards have been disappearing, but analysts say a new card could trigger a comeback.

    Earlier this week, Chase introduced the Disney Visa debit card, which offers cardholders deals including 10% off at select Disney resort restaurants and a $50 onboard credit for Disney Cruise Line vacations. Many perks are identical to those on the two Chase-branded Disney credit cards, except for the rewards: credit customers earn at least 1% back to redeem toward future Disney purchases, while debit customers earn nothing.

  • Jul 10, 2012
    2:35 PM ET

    Would You Pay More to Use Plastic?

    Nearly 95% of WSJ.com readers say they would not make purchases with a credit card if they had to pay a surcharge, according to a recent online poll. But many of them already do — at the gas pump.

    Merchants are pushing for the right to charge extra for credit-card sales to cover the 2% swipe fee issuers charge for every purchase, the Journal reported Monday. Although retailers are prohibited from implementing surcharges under a settlement agreement with Visa and MasterCard, they are allowed to offer a discount for cash purchases — a distinction many experts say is mostly semantics. “One man’s cash discount is another man’s credit-card surcharge,” says consumer advocate Edgar Dworsky.

  • May 2, 2012
    4:37 PM ET

    Free Mercedes With That Bank Account

    Consumers in the market for a new bank account have gotten used to three-figure bonuses. Now, one bank is dangling a $60,000 car — if you have a spare $1 million to stash away.

    A new offer from C1 Bank, a Florida community bank with assets of $827 million, promises new customers their choice of one of four new Mercedes in exchange for depositing $1 million in a five-year certificate of deposit. “We’ve had lots of questions about it,” says chief executive Trevor Burgess. “Nobody has taken us up on it yet, but we’re only on day two.”

  • Jan 12, 2012
    9:32 AM ET

    CES: Virtual Credit Cards, Take 2

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    Remember the craze of temporary credit card numbers? The service, which lets customers create virtual, one-time-use numbers to avoid having their real number stolen while shopping online, made waves a few years back when e-commerce more closely resembled the Wild West than a mall. But they waned in popularity to the point where Discover nixed its program in mid-2011.

    Now, MasterCard is bringing back virtual numbers and a linked app for peace of mind on mobile transactions. The globalVCard consumer offering, which will be out this spring, is a “sexier sister” to the brand’s business-focused offering of the same name, says a spokeswoman. The company also plans to launch a mobile payment option at that time.

  • Jan 3, 2012
    12:24 PM ET

    Last Year’s 5 Biggest Consumer Snafus

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    It’s difficult to choose the top/worst scandals of 2011 for consumers. There were corporate data breaches, wireless customers left incommunicado, and ill-fated new fees such as Bank of America’s $5 debit card charge.

    SmartMoney.com asked a range of experts for the five biggest/worst snafus of 2011, the affects of which will still be felt by consumers in 2012. In no particular order, here they are:

    Bank of America’s $5 Debit Card Fee

    Bank of America announced in September that it would plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for use of its debit cards. Customers revolted. Over 40,000 people joined credit unions as part of a protest that began on Facebook, according to the Credit Union National Association, bringing around $80 million with them. BofA killed the $5 fee in November, saying it had listened to its customers. “The bank was betting that the other mega-banks would follow, making debit cards a thing of the past,” says Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO and co-founder of CardHub.com. “That did not happen.” However, it’s not over yet. Experts warn the banks will search for other ways to make up the 50% reduction in interchange fees merchants pay when purchases are made with debit cards.

  • Dec 13, 2011
    7:00 AM ET

    Stores Cash in on Debit Cards

    When the transaction fees for debit card purchases were slashed Oct. 1., few thought merchants would pass the savings on to consumers. But according to a new study, many retailers actually raised prices.

    Banks and retailers fought tooth and nail over debit card transaction fees and, as Pay Dirt previously reported, retailers won. The fees stores pay banks for debit card purchases were halved under the Durbin amendment. The ruling was regarded as a boon for bigger retailers and – in theory at least – for shoppers who preferred debit over credit. The ruling was regarded as a boon for bigger retailers and – in theory at least – for shoppers who preferred debit over credit.

    However, smaller retailers say the 21-cent cap on transactions (plus 0.05% of the transaction) hurts them and many upped their prices. The Electronic Payments Coalition, an advocacy group that represents banks and credit unions, says 76% of retailers either raised prices or kept them the same since the lower fees were introduced. Previously, retailers were forced to pay 1%-2% of the transaction – or 44 cents on most small debit card purchases.

  • Nov 23, 2011
    9:00 AM ET

    Uncle Sam Wants You – To Spend

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    Don’t blame the parents. Instead, blame Uncle Sam.

    As shoppers and retailers get ready for Black Friday, a new book says Americans could learn a lesson from more prudent first-world countries like Germany. In “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves,” Sheldon Garon, a professor of history at Princeton University, says Americans are actively encouraged to spend.

    Americans live large – literally. Garon says that the average size of the American house has risen from 980 square feet in 1950 to around 2,500 square feet today. “There’s only so much stuff you can put in a small house,” he says. Larger homes mean higher heating bills, more cars, fuel and renovation costs. Pay Dirt spoke to Garon about America’s need to shop.

    Pay Dirt: Do Americans spend more than rest of the world?

  • Nov 22, 2011
    5:57 PM ET

    Debit Card Fees Still Biting Banks

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    Bank of America and others abandoned debit card fees, but the proposed charges continue to rankle customers, according to a new survey. Nearly one-in-three adults say they would leave their bank if it introduced similar fees or any other overnight charges, according to a survey by market research consulting firm The Research Intelligence Group or TRiG. (The American Bankers Association and BofA declined to comment on the report.)

    Roughly three quarters of those polled believe banks abandoned the debit card fee because they feared a backlash by consumers and, most specifically, a fear of customers leaving their bank (55%), the survey says.

    And the flap over fees isn’t going away, as evidenced by the lawsuit the National Retail Federation and other trade groups filed Tuesday against the Federal Reserve arguing that the government agency went too easy on banks when it set limits on the debit-card fees banks charge retailers. The American Bankers Association has repeatedly said that they are losing vast amounts of money because of that deal, which halved the transaction fees collected on every purchase.

  • Nov 8, 2011
    4:09 PM ET

    Bank Switchers Moved Billions To Credit Unions

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    Credit unions nationwide got a big boost from Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, capping off an already strong month.

    According to the Credit Union National Association, more than 40,000 people joined credit unions as part of the grassroots protest begun on Facebook, bringing with them about $80 million. Organizers encouraged people to switch banks in protest of new fees, such as Bank of America’s since-rescinded $5 debit-card charge. The effort then gained support from the Occupy Wall Street movement and received national attention. More than 60% of credit unions who added new members also made new loans, according to the national organization’s survey of local credit unions.

    Many of the Bank Transfer Day movement’s supporters made the switch prior to Saturday. More than 650,000 people have joined credit unions in the past month, and credit unions have added about $4.5 billion in new savings accounts — double the typical monthly account growth —  according to the Credit Union National Association. “I’ve been working for credit union trade associations for 23 years, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” says Dave Adams, the CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League.

About Pay Dirt

  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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Bulletin
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An unbelievable collapse
in small-cap stocks
Commentary: Small-cap companies collapsing this hard and quick is unusual, says Michael Gayed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ruinous estate mistake
Philip Seymour Hoffman  Getty Images
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

How Wall Street rates 10 of our favorite fast-food joints

What does Wall Street think of your favorite fast-food joint?
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
mazon employee captures stunning footage of Seattle tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones
Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones  BeatsByDre.com
Bose has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple's Beats in connection with noise-cancelling technologies.
How Apple could rebrand a Casio as the iWatch

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.
Need to know
Dow’s biggest weekly loss in a month and a half
Hedge funds are betting on tax ‘inversion’ wave
Junk bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Biotech, social-media stocks bounce back
Russia 'culpable' for downed Malaysia jet: U.S.
Amazon, Pandora sink on results
Pentagon: Russian artillery may enter Ukraine
H-P settles Palm app suit with Chubby Checker

Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dead at 86
Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan “Ace” Greenberg has died in New York.

What bitcoin won’t say: I may leave you broke
Drawbacks of virtual currencies won't keep you from using one soon.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic  well-being
Kids are more likely to have parents without secure employment, especially in some states.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: Legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects surprises Robert Klein.
Young investors should embrace bear markets

‘Kardashian Hollywood’ is Street’s new favorite game
"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" is a boon for maker Glu Mobile, and analysts are taking notice.
Kristen Bell sings for minimum-wage increase

Rising chocolate prices may not curb demand
Cocoa prices are forcing candy companies to raise prices, but chocolate lovers will not be denied.

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you feel stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

Shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Scotland may need to vote ‘yes’ to stay in EU
Opinion: Scotland's best chance of staying in union may be to choose independence, writes Darrell Delamaide.

How the hammer falls in China
Some read corruption tell-all site out of curiosity, others out of fear, says Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift

A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
How do you put John Wayne’s gun-slinging bravado into a whiskey?
Why tequila sales have doubled in past decade
How you can spot fake wine

Don’t rely on brand-name advisers alone for retirement
Good financial decisions depend on more than dealing with reputable firms, says Dan Moisand.
/conga/frontpage.html 315085
Meet Wal-Mart’s U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes
What may change after recent plane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes in terms of sending commercial flights over war zones.
How airline tragedies change our flying habits
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You might not be Buffett, but you can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Here's what the options market is saying.
Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer

Chinese
real estate and the ‘murder house’

Chinese real-estate firms are setting up databases on local “murder houses,” residences where a suicide, murder or other violent death took place.
/conga/today.html 315029

Markets »

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Decliners
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
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Gold
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Oil
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CAC 40
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Stoxx 600
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Asia Dow
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Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,458 +173 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,216 +75 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,127 +22 1.02%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,127 -145 0.55%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.24%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.07%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.25%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.04 +0.17 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.39 +0.11 0.15%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 -0.03 2.35%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.62 -0.01 0.30%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.03 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.57 -0.04 1.42%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.44%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.18%
Gold
1,311 +18 1.39%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,886 -112 0.66%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -10 0.50%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.86%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.19 0.21 0.28%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.79 -0.15 -0.58%
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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 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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67.29MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 80.18M
Unchanged
246
Decliners
4069
Advancers
2116
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 16,961 -123 0.72%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 -14 0.52%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,311 +18 1.39%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.89 -0.18 0.18%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -30 0.44%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,644 -150 1.53%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,331 -80 1.82%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,063 -192 0.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,888 +27 0.25%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 -2 0.69%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 +2 0.06%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,458 +173 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,216 +75 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,127 +22 1.02%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,127 -145 0.55%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.24%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.07%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.25%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.04 +0.17 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.39 +0.11 0.15%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 -0.03 2.35%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.62 -0.01 0.30%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.03 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.57 -0.04 1.42%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.44%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.18%
Gold
1,311 +18 1.39%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,886 -112 0.66%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -10 0.50%
Silver
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Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.19 0.21 0.28%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.79 -0.15 -0.58%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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