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5 things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores  Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app
Hospira climbs while Danone shares are flat

Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon  Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.
Retail tops patent-troll targets

How Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search
How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search  AFP/Getty Images
Zillow would dominate real-estate market online if it completes its acquisition of Trulia — with implications for real-estate agents and consumers.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects
Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects  Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results Thursday.
Fastest selling cars in U.S.
5 cars the richest Americans are buying
Falling in love with a car online


The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
The medical bills that hit retirees hardest  Shutterstock.com
There's a lot Medicare doesn't cover. Study shows which retirees pay the most out-of-pocket for care.

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.

Need to know
FTSE 100 breaks 2-day losing streak; BP climbs
Economy: Consumers confident, not chipper
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal
Herbalife slumps as earnings fall short
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign
Samsung delays launch of non-Android phone
Deutsche Bank profit falls, missing forecasts

BP profit rises on Rosneft boost
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


‘3-D’ stocks retreat as Amazon joins fray
Amazon just joined the 3-D printing craze with a new store. Here's why 3-D printer stocks are down.

How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path
Commentary:
Japan will be just fine with a weakening in its currency as the central bank keeps up its anti-deflation push, writes David Marsh.
Dollar hits 3-week high against yen on Nikkei

Japan retail sales fall | Jobless rate rises

6 things to watch this week in Europe
Here are the data releases this week that should give investors clues as to whether the euro zone's recovery is real.
Buy Europe stocks on the dips: J.P. Morgan
Euro-zone inflation efforts are empty


China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot
Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception. Homes in coveted school districts are soaring in price.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


The Fed giveth, and oil taketh
Trading Deck: Mom-and-pop investors appear to be coming back into stocks in force, but oil prices suggest that any gains could ultimately amount to little, writes Michael Gayed.

Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
Housing still hasn't come around, as the pending home-sales index shows Monday.
First drop in pending home sales in 4 months

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Whole Foods Market shares are cheap, after investors were rattled by the grocer slashing its famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Here's where the forceful demand for bonds is coming from.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Spanish 10-year yield hits fresh record low

CliffsNotes critique of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says a former professor at Yale.
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Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

6 ways to revive ‘Meet the Press’
Opinion: David Gregory’s Sunday-morning news show is in trouble, but it’s not all his fault, writes Jon Friedman.

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
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

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
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  • Oct 31, 2011
    12:00 PM ET

    Lost Power? Get a Refund

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    More than 2 million consumers in the Northeast are still without power after weekend snowstorms. But they’re far from powerless when it comes to getting cash back for the inconvenience.

    Cable, phone and Internet providers often provide credit as a goodwill gesture when customers can’t access the service due to problems with their network or a more widespread power outage, says Linda Sherry, a spokeswoman for advocacy group Consumer Action. Electric and gas companies may also be willing to refund a portion of the service part of your bill, she says. Such credits are typically prorated, based on your monthly bill and the length of time you were without access — meaning someone with say, a $120-per-month cable, phone, and Internet bundle and who was without service for 48 hours might save $8 to $10.

  • Jul 14, 2011
    10:55 AM ET

    The Best Time to Buy Apple Products

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    Want to save an easy $100 on your next Apple purchase? Just wait a few days.

    A new pricing study from sale-tracking site DealNews.com found that deals start popping up within days. Apple rarely offers sales, so cutting prices even a little bit is online retailers’ best chance of luring customers away from buying directly from Apple.com or one of its stores. For example, when the MacBook Air launched in October 2010, MacConnection offered a $30 off deal the next day. Deals on other Apple product lines popped up within a week or two of their debut.

    But price savings aren’t likely to be enough of a lure to deter Apple devotees away from pre-orders and lengthy day-of-launch lines, says Gary Singer, chief executive for Buyology Inc., a marketing research firm. “Apple understands ‘cool’ much better than its competitors,” he says. Functionality and price take a backseat for such early adopters, especially with Apple, whose buyers have traditionally had little to worry about on either count. (The rare bug is almost always easily fixable via software, and the company is notoriously sparse on new-model price cuts and sales, he says.)

  • Jul 12, 2011
    12:34 PM ET

    The Perks and Perils of Outsourcing Your Errands

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    If there aren’t enough hours in the day to make travel arrangements for your upcoming vacation, pick up the dry cleaning or finish your taxes, outsourcing the task to freelancing sites can get it done for as little as $5. But will it be done well? Only if you’re willing to do some legwork, too.

    Even job hunters are now turning to such sites, which often rely on computers and workers based in India, to get their resumes in more hands, according to a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal. One applicant paid JobHunter.com $80 over his five month search, during which the site sent more than 500 resume submissions on his behalf. (He ultimately landed his desired sales job.)

    Outsourcing personal tasks can be a great use of time and money, but only cases where there’s a lot of work to be done, or the task in question is one you aren’t skilled at, says Kenneth Zeigler, a productivity consultant based in Denver, N.C whose clients have included The Federal Reserve, Fidelity Investments and Hertz. But it’s at best a wash and more likely a waste if you have to spend more time explaining what you want in say, a bargain Las Vegas hotel room, than it would to actually do the Expedia search yourself. There’s also the risk that your rep — who is often based overseas — will misunderstand. “You want to be very careful that you set it up correctly in the beginning,” Zeigler says. “Go in prepared that it may not work out perfectly and you have to go back and fix it.”

  • Jul 11, 2011
    3:22 PM ET

    Why You’re Overpaying at the Dollar Store

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    With frozen dinners, party balloons, shampoo and more priced at $1, the dollar store can seem like a great place for bargains. But that’s not quite true — and savvy shoppers are catching on.

    Cash-strapped consumers have flocked to dollar stores — many of which defy their names by selling higher-priced items — since the recession hit, but now those stores are starting to see a slowdown, reports The Wall Street Journal. Several of the big chains said in quarterly earnings reports that they failed to meet expectations because customers are buying more low-profit items like food and cleaning supplies, and fewer high-profit ones such as clothes and home goods.

    But coupon experts suspect at least part of the shift can be explained by the so-called “extreme couponing” trend that teaches shoppers to stack stores sales, coupons and other discounts to pay just pennies on the dollar for their purchases. “People are getting smarter,” says Teri Gault, founder of The Grocery Game. “Sales with coupons will almost always beat prices at dollar stores.” A shopper could get a 12-count box of Nature’s Valley granola bars for $0.79 at the grocery store with a sale and coupon, for example. On a per-bar cost, that’s 80% less than the dollar store price of $1 for a pack of four.

  • Jul 8, 2011
    10:04 AM ET

    Why Groupon Competitors are Bad for Customers

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    As competition among daily deal sites heats up, the half-priced offers consumers have become used to seeing in their inbox each morning could soon start disappearing.

    Practically unheard of two years ago, there are now more than 600 sites offering a daily rotation of limited-time deals at local businesses, usually with discounts of 50% or better. The battle is fierce enough, reports The Wall Street Journal, that industry leader Groupon has been steadily losing market share, from 52% nationwide in April to 48% in May. In Boston, one of its bigger markets, Groupon’s revenue per subscriber dropped from $20 in the second quarter of 2010, to $15 during the first quarter of 2011.

  • Jul 7, 2011
    3:06 PM ET

    How to Buy Designer Jeans At a Discount

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    Designers are betting that the economy has improved enough to support new jeans priced at $200, $300 — or more. Savvy shoppers, however, can easily save 50% on those same pairs.

    Much of the high price tag on so-called premium denim comes from higher costs of manufacturing in the U.S. rather than abroad, according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal. There’s also the allure of signature cuts or details, like elaborate shading that slims and elongates legs, and a hefty dose of brand reputation. “People are getting hung up on the hype,” says Kathryn Finney, the founder of TheBudgetFashionista.com. “It’s ridiculous to spend $300 on a pair of jeans.”

  • Jun 29, 2011
    10:58 AM ET

    Danger Ahead: Shopping With the Stars

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    Earlier this week, Alicia Silverstone begged me to try her favorite vegan chocolate coconut bars. Kim Kardashian wants to help me pick out new shoes, and I have plans with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen to go T-shirt shopping later this month.

    It’s not the glamorous life of a SmartMoney.com reporter that’s keeping my inbox full, but rather, the growing trend of celebrity-curated shopping deals. Any consumer who wants similar celebrity attention need only hand over her email address — but although doing so may keep you on trend, it can also be hazardous for your bank account.

    These sites started grabbing attention this spring and the field is only getting more crowded. StyleMint, which launches Friday with a collection of T-shirts designed by the Olsen twins, is the latest of more than half a dozen sites to let members choose an item monthly from rotating “boutiques” of clothing, shoes or accessories picked out by a celebrity stylist. (Among the other site-celebrity pairing, Kate Bosworth works with JewelMint, Kim Kardashian with ShoeDazzle and Christian Siriano with Send the Trend.) Boutiques are personalized to you based on your answers to an introductory style quiz. Another recent entrant to the celebrity-shopping trend, OpenSky, is trying a different model. Members get discounts on products recommended by its celebrity curators, who include Kristin Cavallari, Bobby Flay and Alicia Silverstone. You’ll receive deals only for the handful of celebrities you elect to follow.

  • Jun 13, 2011
    12:15 PM ET

    5 Ways to Buy Organic Groceries for Less

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    Apples just became public enemy No. 1 to shoppers looking for pesticide-free foods.

    A recent screening from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found pesticide residue in 98% of the popular fruit, the highest rate of all the produce it examined. That was enough to push apples to the top of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” shopping guide of items to buy organic. The free list, released today, aims to help shoppers on a budget figure out which items are best purchased organic. Last year, apples ranked fourth.

    “Consumers should shop with an abundance of caution,” says Mark Kastel, the co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group. Although all of the foods screened meet government guidelines for acceptable pesticide levels, he says, studies have pointed to problems stemming from even minute levels of exposure.

    Although buying organic may be desirable, it’s not always in the budget. At online grocer FreshDirect.com, regular strawberries — which placed third on the Dirty Dozen — are half the price of organic ones, while a half-gallon of organic milk at Safeway sells for a 27% premium.

    But there are ways to make going organic more affordable. Try these five:

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5 things you shouldn’t buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores  Bloomberg
How to choose wisely when shopping for the lowest prices.
Dollar General may be in play
Icahn’s $149 million profit off Family Dollar
Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar

How health care ate U.S. economy, in one map

New map shows how health care has become the predominant employer in most U.S. states.
Khosla: Soon, your doctor may be a phone app
Hospira climbs while Danone shares are flat

Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon
Here’s what you shouldn’t buy on Amazon  Bloomberg
Many of us assume Amazon has the best prices on everything, but there are some thing that can be found cheaper elsewhere.
Retail tops patent-troll targets

How Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search
How the Zillow-Trulia deal affects online home search  AFP/Getty Images
Zillow would dominate real-estate market online if it completes its acquisition of Trulia — with implications for real-estate agents and consumers.

Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects
Wall Street upbeat about Tesla’s prospects  Tesla
Investors will focus on deliveries and "gigafactory" updates when Tesla reports results Thursday.
Fastest selling cars in U.S.
5 cars the richest Americans are buying
Falling in love with a car online


The medical bills that hit retirees hardest
The medical bills that hit retirees hardest  Shutterstock.com
There's a lot Medicare doesn't cover. Study shows which retirees pay the most out-of-pocket for care.

Is this sounding the death knell for the desktop?
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales
Tech job cuts reflect declining computer sales.

Need to know
FTSE 100 breaks 2-day losing streak; BP climbs
Economy: Consumers confident, not chipper
GKN, Renault among Europe stocks on the move
U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms treaty
Tesla, Panasonic may have ‘gigafactory’ deal
Herbalife slumps as earnings fall short
Israel says it’s escalating Gaza campaign
Samsung delays launch of non-Android phone
Deutsche Bank profit falls, missing forecasts

BP profit rises on Rosneft boost
Asian stock markets: Latest quotes

Ukraine setbacks
hit Putin
Pro-Russia rebels see  battlefield setbacks as the West agrees tougher sanctions aimed at forcing Moscow to cut support for the militias.
Obama says it’s now G-7, with no Russia
New sanctions on Russia coming: White House
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


‘3-D’ stocks retreat as Amazon joins fray
Amazon just joined the 3-D printing craze with a new store. Here's why 3-D printer stocks are down.

How yen will play out as BOJ sticks to QE path
Commentary:
Japan will be just fine with a weakening in its currency as the central bank keeps up its anti-deflation push, writes David Marsh.
Dollar hits 3-week high against yen on Nikkei

Japan retail sales fall | Jobless rate rises

6 things to watch this week in Europe
Here are the data releases this week that should give investors clues as to whether the euro zone's recovery is real.
Buy Europe stocks on the dips: J.P. Morgan
Euro-zone inflation efforts are empty


China’s
real-estate has lone bright spot
Home prices are falling across China, but there is one exception. Homes in coveted school districts are soaring in price.
China raising minimum wage
Microsoft confirms Chinese investigation


The Fed giveth, and oil taketh
Trading Deck: Mom-and-pop investors appear to be coming back into stocks in force, but oil prices suggest that any gains could ultimately amount to little, writes Michael Gayed.

Housing market still isn’t all fine and dandy
Housing still hasn't come around, as the pending home-sales index shows Monday.
First drop in pending home sales in 4 months

Has yuor brokerage account been hacked?
Was your brokerage account hacked?
There is a risk that cyber thieves have hacked into your account. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Whole Foods stock is getting cheap
Opinion: Whole Foods Market shares are cheap, after investors were rattled by the grocer slashing its famously high prices, says Michael Brush.
Wall Street rates 10 favorite fast-food joints

Everyone’s got a reason to love low bond yields
Here's where the forceful demand for bonds is coming from.
Junk-bond fears rise as outflows accelerate
Spanish 10-year yield hits fresh record low

CliffsNotes critique of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says a former professor at Yale.
/conga/frontpage.html 315305
Direct connection with Sarah Palin can be yours for $9.95 a month
Connect with Palin for just $9.95 a month
Conservative stalwart Sarah Palin is sick of media filters, so she's launching her own Internet channel.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71
BuzzFeed fires writer caught plagiarizing

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

6 ways to revive ‘Meet the Press’
Opinion: David Gregory’s Sunday-morning news show is in trouble, but it’s not all his fault, writes Jon Friedman.

Five questions with Carlyle’s chief economist
5 questions to Carlyle’s chief economist
Jason Thomas is concerned that share-buybacks are distorting earnings and covering up weak sales growth.
5 biggest takeaways from this earnings season
What surge in M&A says about stock market
Buy-and-hold investing is dead

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
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

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you're feeling like you're stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.
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Shanghai
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Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,359 +9 0.27%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.93 +0.07 0.06%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.09%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.03 +0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.43 +0.03 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 -0.01 0.51%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.13 -0.02 2.11%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.54 -0.04 1.62%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.48 -0.03 1.19%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.56 -0.02 0.59%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.15%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.05%
Gold
1,313 +7 0.51%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 376 -1 0.33%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,884 -32 0.19%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,968 -5 0.24%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.01%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.92 -0.27 -0.36%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 99.02 1.35 1.38%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 590.60 1.58 0.27%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.50 -0.09 -0.58%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.70 -0.33 -0.66%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.64 0.02 0.11%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.11 0.31%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.64 -0.28 -0.55%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.59 -0.20 -0.78%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Advancers
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,983 +22 0.13%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,445 -5 0.10%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,979 +1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,629 -1 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,313 +7 0.54%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.59 -0.08 0.08%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 +4 0.06%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,585 -13 0.13%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,335 -10 0.22%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,934 -5 0.02%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,870 -9 0.09%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 341 0 0.08%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,344 +20 0.61%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,618 +89 0.57%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,641 +212 0.87%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,183 +5 0.24%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,991 -136 0.52%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,357 +7 0.21%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.91 +0.05 0.05%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 +0.00 0.00%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.11%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.03 +0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.44 +0.04 0.05%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 -0.02 0.66%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.13 -0.03 2.18%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.54 -0.04 1.65%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.47 -0.03 1.22%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.56 -0.02 0.63%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 0.00 0.38%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.08%
Gold
1,313 +7 0.54%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 375 -2 0.40%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,883 -33 0.20%
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Quotes

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 99.02 1.35 1.38%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 590.60 1.58 0.27%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.50 -0.09 -0.58%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.70 -0.33 -0.66%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.64 0.02 0.11%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.11 0.31%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.64 -0.28 -0.55%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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