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Where immigrants were born aside from Mexico
Map reveals where majority of U.S. immigrants were born aside from Mexico
Most immigrants who received green cards in the U.S. last year were born in Mexico, but here's a look at the next most common birth country and the rapid growth of Asian migration.

U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
Federal government is on track for the lowest full-year deficit since 2008.

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones
The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen at an undisclosed location in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world's largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improves efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. Source: Amazon.com Inc. via BloombergEDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  Bloomberg
Request is an important step toward the goal of using drones to deliver packages.
Data: Amazon shares rallying on drone news
Attack of the drones: Invest or run screaming?
13 drone companies you should know

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cleveland
St. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R)battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L)during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton,Ohio, February 16, 2003. St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40. REUTERS/ JohnSommers IIJPSIISt. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R) battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L) during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, February 16, 2003.  St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40.      REUTERS/ John Sommers II  Reuters
James in action with St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.

NBA star LeBron James pens Sports Illustrated article explaining decision to head home to Ohio.
What's so great about Cleveland?

China calls Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security
China calls Apple’s iPhone a security threat Apple
The influential Chinese state broadcaster points to a location-tracking function in the iPhone.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
AFP/Getty Images
The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
7 simple rules for making money
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
Here’s a thrill ride: Your roller coaster may not have been inspected jabiru/Shutterstock.com
Amusement parks might be places for amusement, but they also send tens of thousands of people to emergency rooms each year.

Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
Bloomberg
Commodities Corner: The gold stock rally foreshadows a trend for the metal, analysts tell Myra P. Saefong.
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

Are gold miners preparing to fly high?

Your parents are way richer than you think
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Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
Need to know
Bull market has longer to run: Reader poll
U.S. stocks finish higher, trim weekly losses
Apple launches blog dedicated to Swift
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
22 possible gems of earnings season
Apple short interest drops by 13 million (24/7)
SEC suspends trade in Cynk Technology
Money and chocolate have lot in common


Summer cooling is not a new ‘polar vortex’
Forecasts show dramatically cooler temperatures on the way for much of the U.S. next week.

Pinot noir and steak for insider trading tips?
A group of golfing buddies is charged by the SEC in a civil suit with using company secrets to make illegal profits of more than half a million dollars.

What bookies say about Germany vs. Argentina
Odds are 325-to-1 that Germany will dismantle Argentina by same 7-1 score as it did Brazil.

A progress report on state and local pensions
Six good signs and six bad signs for the future of pension plans for public-sector retirees.

Inside Boehner’s suit against Obama
And how the president should respond.

6 affordable, educational apps for kids
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids
Amazon resisting FTC on in-app purchases

Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Analysis: Analysts are on the fence over most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
Wells Fargo earnings kick off the earnings season for the financial sector.
Wells Fargo CEO is bullish on the economy
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis is the tip of the iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espirito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
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Social Security loophole's huge windfall opportunity
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
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Murderer turns himself into 'Oracle of San Quentin'
Murderer is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
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Diplomacy through humiliation
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Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

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10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
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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

    iStockphoto

    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

    iStockphoto

    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

    iStockphoto

    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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Most immigrants who received green cards in the U.S. last year were born in Mexico, but here's a look at the next most common birth country and the rapid growth of Asian migration.

U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones
The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen at an undisclosed location in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world's largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improves efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. Source: Amazon.com Inc. via BloombergEDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  Bloomberg
Request is an important step toward the goal of using drones to deliver packages.
Data: Amazon shares rallying on drone news
Attack of the drones: Invest or run screaming?
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LeBron James says he’s returning to Cleveland
St. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R)battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L)during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton,Ohio, February 16, 2003. St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40. REUTERS/ JohnSommers IIJPSIISt. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R) battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L) during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, February 16, 2003.  St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40.      REUTERS/ John Sommers II  Reuters
James in action with St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.

NBA star LeBron James pens Sports Illustrated article explaining decision to head home to Ohio.
What's so great about Cleveland?

China calls Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security
China calls Apple’s iPhone a security threat Apple
The influential Chinese state broadcaster points to a location-tracking function in the iPhone.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
AFP/Getty Images
The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
7 simple rules for making money
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
Here’s a thrill ride: Your roller coaster may not have been inspected jabiru/Shutterstock.com
Amusement parks might be places for amusement, but they also send tens of thousands of people to emergency rooms each year.

Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
Bloomberg
Commodities Corner: The gold stock rally foreshadows a trend for the metal, analysts tell Myra P. Saefong.
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

Are gold miners preparing to fly high?

Your parents are way richer than you think
Shutterstock
Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
Need to know
Bull market has longer to run: Reader poll
U.S. stocks finish higher, trim weekly losses
Apple launches blog dedicated to Swift
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
22 possible gems of earnings season
Apple short interest drops by 13 million (24/7)
SEC suspends trade in Cynk Technology
Money and chocolate have lot in common


Summer cooling is not a new ‘polar vortex’
Forecasts show dramatically cooler temperatures on the way for much of the U.S. next week.

Pinot noir and steak for insider trading tips?
A group of golfing buddies is charged by the SEC in a civil suit with using company secrets to make illegal profits of more than half a million dollars.

What bookies say about Germany vs. Argentina
Odds are 325-to-1 that Germany will dismantle Argentina by same 7-1 score as it did Brazil.

A progress report on state and local pensions
Six good signs and six bad signs for the future of pension plans for public-sector retirees.

Inside Boehner’s suit against Obama
And how the president should respond.

6 affordable, educational apps for kids
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids
Amazon resisting FTC on in-app purchases

Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Analysis: Analysts are on the fence over most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
Wells Fargo earnings kick off the earnings season for the financial sector.
Wells Fargo CEO is bullish on the economy
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis is the tip of the iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espirito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
Cynk has rallied almost 25,000% over past few weeks, sending traders (and markets reporters) on an Internet goose chase to figure out what it's all about.

Social Security loophole's huge windfall opportunity
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist.

Murderer turns himself into 'Oracle of San Quentin'
Murderer is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks.
How prison inmates learn about money

Diplomacy through humiliation
Ah, it's international relations in the age of embarrassing selfies. See what John Kerry, Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe have been up to.
China bans its journalists from foreign media
Next week in Asia...
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

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Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

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10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,415 +19 0.44%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 +3 0.15%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +3 0.13%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,340 +1 0.06%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 100.49 -2.44 2.37%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,690 +18 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,666 +7 0.07%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,317 +15 0.35%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,615 +126 0.62%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,539 +5 0.05%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.16%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,253 -28 0.86%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.34 0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.06%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.05%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.19 +0.07 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.83 +0.05 0.07%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.26%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.79 -0.05 1.66%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.78 -0.04 1.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 -0.03 0.98%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
100 -2 2.37%
Gold
1,340 +1 0.06%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 384 -9 2.36%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,883 +41 0.24%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,963 +5 0.26%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.01%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.22 0.19 0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.18 8.08 1.41%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.06 -0.39%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.00 0.10 0.21%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.47 0.17 0.98%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.76 0.06 0.17%
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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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
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The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen at an undisclosed location in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world's largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improves efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. Source: Amazon.com Inc. via BloombergEDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  Bloomberg
Request is an important step toward the goal of using drones to deliver packages.
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LeBron James says he’s returning to Cleveland
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NBA star LeBron James pens Sports Illustrated article explaining decision to head home to Ohio.
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China calls Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security
China calls Apple’s iPhone a security threat Apple
The influential Chinese state broadcaster points to a location-tracking function in the iPhone.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
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The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
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Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
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Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

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U.S. stocks finish higher, trim weekly losses
Apple launches blog dedicated to Swift
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
22 possible gems of earnings season
Apple short interest drops by 13 million (24/7)
SEC suspends trade in Cynk Technology
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China bans its journalists from foreign media
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Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
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Decliners
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  • 1 Month
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  • 1 Year
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,944 +29 0.17%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,415 +19 0.44%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 +3 0.15%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +3 0.13%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,340 +1 0.06%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 100.49 -2.44 2.37%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,690 +18 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,666 +7 0.07%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,317 +15 0.35%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,615 +126 0.62%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,539 +5 0.05%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.16%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,253 -28 0.86%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.34 0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.06%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.05%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.19 +0.07 0.08%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.83 +0.05 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.26%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.79 -0.05 1.66%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.78 -0.04 1.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 -0.03 0.98%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
100 -2 2.37%
Gold
1,340 +1 0.06%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 384 -9 2.36%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,883 +41 0.24%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,963 +5 0.26%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.01%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 66.34 1.47 2.26%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.22 0.19 0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.18 8.08 1.41%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.06 -0.39%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.00 0.10 0.21%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.47 0.17 0.98%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.76 0.06 0.17%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.61 -0.19 -0.37%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.55 0.35 1.34%
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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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 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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