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5 things to know about Espirito Santo and Europe
Reuters
After the major Portuguese lender triggered markets turmoil, here's what investors need to keep in mind (slide show).
U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
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We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
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U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft Bloomberg
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at software giant.

Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill?
Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill? Facebook
This photo of Spielberg with a downed triceratops has been shared 30,000 times in the past days.

Did Fed slip end of bond buying into its minutes?
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Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
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

Need to know
European stock markets rebound after selloff
French current-account deficit widens
German inflation confirmed as rising, but low
Oil gives up some overnight gains in Asian trade
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout
American Apparel ends back above $1
Catholics wrestle with Pope on capitalism

Woman arrested in Google exec’s death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

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.

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.
Next week in Asia... | Asia stocks quotes
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

Why Merkel loves her central bank
It’s no surprise Angela Merkel defends the Bundesbank, because the central bank helped keep Germany free, writes Barry Wood.
Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Revenue may very likely have dropped, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times
Wells Fargo earnings could be a warning
Citigroup earnings: legal issues in focus

Horse-trading begins for EU economics chief
Commentary:
Influential post of economic affairs for the European Commission looks set to go to a Socialist, writes Darrell Delamaide.

China bans journalists from foreign media
Top regulator tells all journalists to stay away from working with foreign press, including talking about their jobs.
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Boehner prepares suit against Obama
Speaker John Boehner prepares to sue President Obama, but he's picked a surprising issue to argue over.
Survey shows Obamacare effect on uninsured

Republicans push to deport faster

Elon Musk's $1 million gift for Tesla museum
Tesla Motors CEO makes the pledge to build a science museum honoring Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla.
Catholic businesses vs. pope on capitalism

How mom’s health-care bills could hurt you
If you’re helping aging parents with retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently end up due to pay their bills. Here’s how to avoid pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too

5 off-season trips worth taking
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings. Here are five destinations worth visiting off-season.
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica
 
Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Emerging markets still a lousy investment
Michael Sincere: Time for a market ‘sell’ signal
/conga/frontpage.html 313535
Emmys show TV networks own none
of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
Nutting: Ending jobless benefits didn’t help

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.

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip
Smartphone dependency fuels other addiction

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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A daily look at what we buy, how we spend, and the companies that do right - and wrong - by their customers.

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  • Apr 3, 2012
    10:32 AM ET

    Why Americans Are Unhappy

    Les Misérables 2.0: the American consumer.

    That’s the theme of of Dean Bakopoulos’ second novel, “My American Unhappiness.” The book follows the personal and financial struggles of Zeke Pappas, a 33-year-old scholar who interviews Americans about why they are discontented for his pet project, the “Inventory of American Unhappiness.” Bakopoulos started writing this book in 2007 – just before the recession hit. “Like many people, Zeke was living pay-check-to-pay -check and was willfully ignorant about what was coming.”

    Bakopoulos, 36, a professor of creative writing at Grinnell College in Iowa, had his literary debut with “Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon” about the men of a small, depressed Michigan town who take off for the moon, leaving the women and children behind. And he has just finished a new yet-to-be-published book called “Evolve.” That too is another bleak commentary on American consumerism. The plot? Class warfare breaks out over an addictive new energy drink.

    In the spirit of Zeke’s “Inventory of American Unhappiness,” Pay Dirt asked Bakopoulos why he believes Americans need cheering up.

  • Nov 1, 2011
    9:32 AM ET

    A Program That Rewards Not Spending

    iSTockphoto

    For years, credit cards have been offering rewards to consumers who spend. Now, a new company does just the opposite: it rewards consumers who save. And the prizes are eye popping: a trip to Hawaii, a Toyota Prius, a $50,000 college scholarship. The catch? Good luck getting them.

    Launched today, SaveUp rewards consumers who pay down their debt or put more cash into their bank accounts. Here’s how it works: Consumers link their debts (including credit cards, car and student loans, mortgages etc.) and bank accounts from pretty much any U.S. bank to their SaveUp account. The site automatically awards 1 credit for every dollar saved or every dollar of debt paid off.

    Not only is it encouraging healthy financial behavior, but consumers can rack up rewards points much faster than when they swipe their credit card. Most credit cards give just one to three cents back on every dollar a consumer spends. And there’s no cost to using SaveUp – it’s free to all consumers.

  • Oct 25, 2011
    12:55 PM ET

    Credit Card Ads: Trading Privacy for Discounts

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    Buy dog food at the pet store today and tomorrow you might see ads online for grooming tools or training classes — if credit card companies are allowed to target consumers based on their purchases.

    MasterCard and Visa are working on plans to market their transaction data to advertisers, according to today’s Wall Street Journal. Currently, targeted ads only reflect browsing behavior and purchases on particular sites, but companies want to be able to sell advertising based on offline transactions as well – a change that is already raising privacy concerns.

    “People don’t like to be tracked by what they buy,” says Linda Sherry, a spokeswoman for consumer advocate Consumer Action. The companies could also hand over enough information that marketers can vary pricing based on number of visits or previous purchases. “That just seems totally unfair,” she says.

  • Oct 7, 2011
    7:22 PM ET

    Credit Cards Tempt Consumers With Lower Rates

    iStockphoto

    It looks like consumers are not preparing to cut up their credit cards just yet, despite a background of economic uncertainty and fears of a double-dip recession. Experts say that means retailers will want to take advantage of this confidence while it lasts with early sales. Interest rates on credit cards fell to below 13% in the second quarter of the year – according to new data released Friday from the Federal Reserve – hitting 12.92% down from 13.48% in the first quarter.

    Although the Fed’ report showed consumer credit unexpectedly plummeting by $9.5 billion last month – the biggest decline since April 2010 – analysts say that drop is to do more to banks writing off debt than consumers changing their behavior. When that’s taken into account, consumer credit actually rose 66% in the second quarter, says Odysseas Papadimitriou, the chief executive of CardHub.com.

  • Sep 13, 2011
    4:29 PM ET

    Credit-Card Debt Is on the Rise Again

    iStockphoto

    After a few years of austerity, credit card debt is rising again. According to data released this week by credit-card comparison web site CardHub.com, consumers racked up $18.4 billion in credit card debt during the second quarter of 2011, 66% more than what they amassed during the second quarter of last year and more than four times what they did two years ago.

    At the current rate, consumers are on track to end the year with $54 billion extra in credit card debt, following a $9 billion increase last year. That suggests consumers are amassing credit card debt at a faster rate than ever, says Odysseas Papadimitriou, chief executive at CardHub.com.

    This spike, however, occurred while the economy was still on the upswing and consumers were feeling relatively good about their financial outlook. That has changed in the last few months, and the volatility in the stock market and unpredictability in Europe could cause consumers to reverse course in the third quarter, says Papadimitriou.

  • Sep 1, 2011
    11:51 AM ET

    New Credit Cards Target the Elite

    iStockphoto

    A gold card just isn’t what it used to be, now that card companies are making premium cards available to, well, just about anyone.

    But for shoppers looking for something truly exclusive to carry in their wallet, a card that keeps out the riffraff, say, banks have created new, super-premium cards. Among the contenders:

    JP Morgan Palladium. Launched this spring for the financial services firm’s high-net-worth private banking clients, the card is made from an estimated $1,000 worth of actual palladium. For an annual fee of $595, the card offers no spending limit and a long list of benefits, including free first-class upgrades on British Airways when you buy a full-fare business-class ticket, a free hour of flight time with the purchase of a 25-hours at a partner company that charters private jets by the hour, unlimited access to many airport lounges… and two points per dollar spent on travel, one point per dollar on everything else.

  • Aug 17, 2011
    1:18 PM ET

    Skipping the Mortgage to Pay Your Credit Card

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    Fewer consumers are up to their eyeballs in credit card debt these days — but for some, a lower credit card balance is coming at the expense of the mortgage.

    The average consumer has an average of $6,355 in credit card debt, according to a CreditKarma.com report released today — 18% less than this time last year. Consumers are getting better about paying on time, too. Last week, a study from credit reporting bureau Experian found 20% fewer consumers are 60 days late on their credit card payments than were in 2007, while a separate study from TransUnion this week said the 0.6% who are 90 days late is the lowest in 17 years.

  • Aug 11, 2011
    12:25 PM ET

    Live Chat: Public Schools Beat Ivy League in College Payback Survey

    As recession-weary families crunch the numbers, higher education becomes even more of a budget-blaster.  But  a SmartMoney.com story, “Colleges That Help Grads Get Top Salaries,” can help focus decision-making. SmartMoney’s Matthew Heimer took reader questions about the value of an Ivy League education, compared to non-Ivy private schools and public universities on August 11. Replay the event.

  • Aug 5, 2011
    4:07 PM ET

    Are You Paying Down Debt the Wrong Way?

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    The recent market machinations are the latest indicators that the economic outlook is anything but rosy. For consumers, it’s not a bad time to reassess your financial picture and make a new commitment to saving and paying down debt — the right way.

    A study in a forthcoming Journal of Marketing Research found that consumers often take what can be an expensive approach to paying down debt: They wipe out small balances first rather than focusing on the balance with the highest interest rate. “Our research finds that people really like closing accounts,” says study co-author Cynthia Cryder, an assistant professor of marketing at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Jun 13, 2011
    10:13 AM ET

    Is Your City a Bad Financial Influence?

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    There’s new evidence that whether or not you’re trying to keep up with the Joneses, their fiscal fitness — and that of everyone else in your city — has an impact on yours.

    This month, Men’s Health — perhaps better known for its “fattest cities in America” feature and shirtless male cover models – has now graded the financial fitness of 100 American cities. The magazine examined personal bankruptcies, average credit scores, debts, late payment rates, credit usage, homes in the foreclosure process, spending on housing and average 401(k) contributions to award grades from A+ to F. Lincoln, Neb., topped the list and was one of just six to receive an A+. Dead last: Las Vegas. (The opening salvo: “Have you heard about the new high-stakes game in Vegas? It’s a gamble called ‘living there.’”)

    No surprise, the list is heavily influenced by to the poor economy: the bottom 10, along with Sin City, also includes five California cities and two in Florida. It’s not a stretch to guess the housing market collapse and high unemployment rates have led consumers in those troubled areas to put more on their credit cards and less in their retirement accounts.

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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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5 things to know about Espirito Santo and Europe
Reuters
After the major Portuguese lender triggered markets turmoil, here's what investors need to keep in mind (slide show).
U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
Germany to make creditors prop up banks
Draghi calls for rules to align Europe economies

Your parents are much 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
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees


U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft Bloomberg
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at software giant.

Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill?
Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill? Facebook
This photo of Spielberg with a downed triceratops has been shared 30,000 times in the past days.

Did Fed slip end of bond buying into its minutes?
A decoration is seen on the wall during an open meeting of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The biggest U.S. banks would be required to hold enough easily sold assets to survive a 30-day credit drought under Federal Reserve liquidity rules that expand on international standards adopted earlier this year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Bloomberg
Abundance of caution may have led Fed to hold taper news till minutes release, analysts say.
Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
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

Need to know
European stock markets rebound after selloff
French current-account deficit widens
German inflation confirmed as rising, but low
Oil gives up some overnight gains in Asian trade
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout
American Apparel ends back above $1
Catholics wrestle with Pope on capitalism

Woman arrested in Google exec’s death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

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.
Next week in Asia... | Asia stocks quotes
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

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.

Why Merkel loves her central bank
It’s no surprise Angela Merkel defends the Bundesbank, because the central bank helped keep Germany free, writes Barry Wood.
Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Revenue may very likely have dropped, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times
Wells Fargo earnings could be a warning
Citigroup earnings: legal issues in focus

China bans journalists from foreign media
Top regulator tells all journalists to stay away from working with foreign press, including talking about their jobs.
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Boehner prepares suit against Obama
Speaker John Boehner prepares to sue President Obama, but he's picked a surprising issue to argue over.
Survey shows Obamacare effect on uninsured

Republicans push to deport faster

Elon Musk's $1 million gift for Tesla museum
Tesla Motors CEO makes the pledge to build a science museum honoring Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla.
Catholic businesses vs. pope on capitalism

How mom’s health-care bills could hurt you
If you’re helping aging parents with retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently end up due to pay their bills. Here’s how to avoid pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too

5 off-season trips worth taking
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings. Here are five destinations worth visiting off-season.
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica
 
Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Emerging markets still a lousy investment
Michael Sincere: Time for a market ‘sell’ signal
/conga/frontpage.html 313534
Emmys show TV networks own none
of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
Nutting: Ending jobless benefits didn’t help

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.

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip
Smartphone dependency fuels other addiction

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
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
/conga/today.html 313530

Markets »

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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,396 -23 0.52%
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,965 -8 0.41%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +4 0.14%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,686 +27 0.28%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,323 +22 0.50%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,747 +259 1.26%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,640 +106 1.01%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 +1 0.42%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,259 -23 0.69%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,207 -166 0.65%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,290 +20 0.63%
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/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 +0.00 0.10%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.33 -0.02 0.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 +0.00 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.11%
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/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.05 -0.07 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.74 -0.04 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.54 +0.00 0.07%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.01 0.78%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.81 -0.03 0.93%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.80 -0.01 0.39%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.64 +0.01 0.51%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.36%
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/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 392 -1 0.13%
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/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,882 +39 0.23%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.44 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.90 -0.48 -1.01%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.30 -0.13 -0.75%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.70 0.05 0.14%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.80 -0.52 -0.99%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.20 -0.12 -0.46%
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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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Unchanged
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,915 -71 0.42%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,396 -23 0.52%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,965 -8 0.41%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +4 0.14%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,337 -2 0.18%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.55 -0.38 0.37%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,687 +15 0.22%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,682 +23 0.24%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,322 +21 0.49%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,709 +221 1.08%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,632 +99 0.94%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 +1 0.37%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,256 -25 0.77%
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 25,170 -202 0.80%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,292 +22 0.68%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 +0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.31 -0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.02%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.06%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.05 -0.07 0.09%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.54 +0.00 0.14%
German 10y
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Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.81 -0.03 0.93%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.79 -0.03 0.95%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.64 +0.01 0.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
103 0 0.37%
Gold
1,337 -2 0.18%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 0 0.06%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,879 +37 0.22%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.04 -0.36 -0.37%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.10 -4.98 -0.86%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.44 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.90 -0.48 -1.01%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.30 -0.13 -0.75%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.70 0.05 0.14%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.80 -0.52 -0.99%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.20 -0.12 -0.46%
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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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