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iPhone 6 launch is a boon for professional line sitters
 Andria Cheng/MarketWatch
Two years ago, Robert Samuel stumbled onto a lucrative new business opportunity: waiting in line for sought-after gadgets like the iPhone.
Lines for the iPhone 6 stretch round the world
The real reason people wait in line for iPhones
10 of the most notable things Apple won’t say

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

Common sense wins out in the Scotland referendum
 Getty Images
Opinion: People will breathe more easily as the decisive win should quell market worries over Scottish separatism, says David Marsh.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Even in saying ‘No,’ Scotland inspires others
Vote to stir trouble from Athens to Austin: Evans
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying

5 big-shots who lied on their resumes
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
Larry Ellison   AFP/Getty Images
With Ellison suddenly stepping down, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will become co-CEOs, a setup that has investors nervous, writes Therese Poletti.
Larry Ellison to step aside as Oracle CEO
Oracle reports earnings of $2.2 billion
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT
10 things CEOs won’t say
Does Samsung really need three CEOs?

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations  Shutterstock
The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs
5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs  Urban Outfitters via Twitter
Outrageous clothing designed by major realtors have been offending people for decades

Elon Musk: Homes will run on thermostat-like devices
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Competition for Elon Musk’s SolarCity
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5-6 years
Need to know
Richmond Fed's Lacker objects to MBS plan
France seeks probe of report on Moody's rating
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal
Oracle, Alibaba, Red Hat in focus
Dresser-Rand Group, JetBlue rally; Oracle falls
Pound rally loses steam after Scotland vote

IMF sounds alarm on stock prices with 2 charts
Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores
Attackers target 90 brokerages and advisers

Why energy stocks are set for a second rally
Opinion: If you missed out on the mega-jump in February, you're in luck, writes Michael Brush.
10 stocks for activist investors’ hit list
10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors

For first time, Rand Paul votes for military action
In a break from the past, the possible Republican presidential candidate gives his backing to U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants.

How to invest when the world is in chaos
RetireMentor: Here's what to consider for the global turmoil, says Aaron Katsman.
Why a portfolio might change when you retire

Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto
Opinion
: Women should do things for themselves, rather than look to others for support, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Broncos top NFL arrests for domestic violence
Figures show 12% of NFL player arrests since 2000 were related to domestic violence, with Denver leading the pack.
College football’s most, least expensive towns

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

Boeing’s bumpy 787 launch is now paying dividends
Ten years of setbacks taught Boeing lessons it is now profiting from by taking steps to optimize capital, labor and its supply chain.

Home Depot breach bigger than Target’s
The nation’s biggest do-it-yourself retailer says up to 56 million cards may have been hacked.

Tesla and 4 other names to watch for market cues
Trading Deck: Keep an eye on these leaders, writes Kevin Marder.
4 stocks to watch from Harry Boxer

Stock, bond traders reading Fed differently?
Bond traders look at Janet Yellen and see a hawk, while stock investors see a dove. Here’s what’s really going on.
Why investors still don’t believe the Fed’s dots
Yellen: U.S. poor live in ‘sobering’ conditions
Fed data on retirement saving: It’s dismal

Sears should liquidate: Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst says Sears story "not likely to have a happy ending."
CEO says Pier 1 has been ‘in the dumb camp’

Cook: Your data’s safe with Apple, not others
Apple takes a jab at rivals Google and Facebook in a letter to customers about privacy.
Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
Why iPhone 6's bigger screen is better


7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft
Opinion: Jeff Reeves points out ways Microsoft has begun to break out, after having disappointed for so long.
News Corp dubs Google a ‘platform for piracy’
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Five ways to throw away a fortune
Even the very rich need to be mindful of these wasteful practices.


Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


Sony worth more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary:
Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
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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.

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  • 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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iPhone 6 launch is a boon for professional line sitters
 Andria Cheng/MarketWatch
Two years ago, Robert Samuel stumbled onto a lucrative new business opportunity: waiting in line for sought-after gadgets like the iPhone.
Lines for the iPhone 6 stretch round the world
The real reason people wait in line for iPhones
10 of the most notable things Apple won’t say

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

Scotland vote: Just kicking disaster down the road?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a pre referendum event on September 17, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.The referendum debate has entered its final day of campaigning as the Scottish people prepare to go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not Scotland should have independence and break away from the United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Getty Images
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Even in saying ‘No,’ Scotland inspires others
Scots stir trouble from Athens to Austin: Evans
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying
Scottish leader Alex Salmond to step down

5 big-shots who lied on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
Larry Ellison   AFP/Getty Images
With Ellison suddenly stepping down, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will become co-CEOs, a setup that has investors nervous, writes Therese Poletti.
Larry Ellison to step aside as Oracle CEO
Oracle reports earnings of $2.2 billion
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT
10 things CEOs won’t say
Does Samsung really need three CEOs?

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations  Shutterstock
The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs
5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs  Urban Outfitters via Twitter
Outrageous clothing designed by major realtors have been offending people for decades

Elon Musk: Homes will run on thermostat-like devices
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Competition for Elon Musk’s SolarCity
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5-6 years
Need to know
Richmond Fed's Lacker objects to MBS plan
France seeks probe of report on Moody's rating
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal
Oracle, Alibaba, Red Hat in focus
Dresser-Rand Group, JetBlue rally; Oracle falls
Pound rally loses steam after Scotland vote

IMF sounds alarm on stock prices with 2 charts
Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores
Attackers target 90 brokerages and advisers

Why energy stocks are set for a second rally
Opinion: If you missed out on the mega-jump in February, you're in luck, writes Michael Brush.
10 stocks for activist investors’ hit list
10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors

For first time, Rand Paul votes for military action
In a break from the past, the possible Republican presidential candidate gives his backing to U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants.

How to invest when the world is in chaos
RetireMentor: Here's what to consider for the global turmoil, says Aaron Katsman.
Why a portfolio might change when you retire

Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto
Opinion
: Women should do things for themselves, rather than look to others for support, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Broncos top NFL arrests for domestic violence
Figures show 12% of NFL player arrests since 2000 were related to domestic violence, with Denver leading the pack.
College football’s most, least expensive towns

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

Boeing’s bumpy 787 launch is now paying dividends
Ten years of setbacks taught Boeing lessons it is now profiting from by taking steps to optimize capital, labor and its supply chain.

Home Depot breach bigger than Target’s
The nation’s biggest do-it-yourself retailer says up to 56 million cards may have been hacked.

Tesla and 4 other names to watch for market cues
Trading Deck: Keep an eye on these leaders, writes Kevin Marder.
4 stocks to watch from Harry Boxer

Stock, bond traders reading Fed differently?
Bond traders look at Janet Yellen and see a hawk, while stock investors see a dove. Here’s what’s really going on.
Why investors still don’t believe the Fed’s dots
Yellen: U.S. poor live in ‘sobering’ conditions
Fed data on retirement saving: It’s dismal

Sears should liquidate: Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst says Sears story "not likely to have a happy ending."
CEO says Pier 1 has been ‘in the dumb camp’

Cook: Your data’s safe with Apple, not others
Apple takes a jab at rivals Google and Facebook in a letter to customers about privacy.
Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
Why iPhone 6's bigger screen is better


7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft
Opinion: Jeff Reeves points out ways Microsoft has begun to break out, after having disappointed for so long.
News Corp dubs Google a ‘platform for piracy’
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Five ways to throw away a fortune
Even the very rich need to be mindful of these wasteful practices.


Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


Sony worth more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary:
Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,209 -7 0.21%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.93 +0.24 0.22%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.44%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.68%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.75 +0.46 0.54%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.59 -0.03 1.11%
German 10y
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Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 1.09%
Gold
1,216 -11 0.88%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -6 1.77%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,184 +6 0.03%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,999 -5 0.27%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.47%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.60 -0.19 -0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 591.16 1.89 0.32%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.35 -0.31 -0.58%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.66 0.08 0.48%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.37 0.21 0.58%
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Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,009 -2 0.11%
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/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,218 -9 0.77%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.66%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.93 +0.24 0.22%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.47%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.66%
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/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.77 +0.48 0.57%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.59 -0.02 0.94%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
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Gold
1,218 -9 0.77%
Corn
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S&P F
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.60 -0.19 -0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 591.08 1.81 0.31%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.91 -0.13 -0.75%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.35 -0.31 -0.58%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.68 0.10 0.57%
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Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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