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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
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What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the auto maker reports second-quarter earnings?
What to watch for in Tesla earnings

Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?  Shutterstock.com / ChameleonsEye
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

Subprime car loans may be driving the economy
Subprime car loans may be driving the U.S. economy
First Take: Is the U.S. economy running on subprime loans again? Steve Goldstein looks under the hood.
What else fueled that strong GDP report
Inflation accelerates
What’s really driving GDP?


1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
Why consumers allow overdue debt to pile up.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
The world’s unluckiest poker player  ESPN
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight on the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood

Driverless cars allowed on U.K. public roads next year
Driverless cars set to hit U.K. roads  Getty Images
The driverless-car revolution is taking a big leap forward, with the U.K. saying trial runs of the cars on public roads will begin in less than six months.

Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Mark Hulbert: The hidden truth about stock market in August Getty Images
Commentary: August doesn't deserve its bad reputation, says Mark Hulbert.

Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
A new map traces the jobs numbers of the last six presidents, from Carter to Obama.

Does your mutual fund
own Argentine bonds?
Does your mutual fund own Argentine bonds? Bloomberg
As the deadline to avoid default looms, it turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina's government debt.
Argentina bonds jump on hopes of late deal
Banks ready plan to help Argentina avoid default

Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Bloomberg
An alleged transcript of talks between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raises eyebrows and provokes debate, even as both sides deny its veracity.
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report
Need to know
How have earnings done so far? Live video chat
S&P 500 ekes out gains; Dow ends lower
Treasurys sink on GDP report, cut losses on Fed
What to look for in Procter & Gamble’s earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Private-sector job growth tops 200,000 again
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


This marijuana stock is 900% higher and still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’ talk
Paul Ryan says "no" to impeaching President Barack Obama.

Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
Lois Lerner bashed conservatives -- and British prices in emails.

Congress wants to revive ‘lower’ airfares
A bill to allow exclusion of taxes and fees from airline advertising heads to the Senate.

US Steel is rallying almost as much as Twitter
Share of the nation's biggest steelmaker are up 20% after a surprisingly strong second quarter and predicting even bigger gains in the months ahead.

Twitter plays down World Cup’s role in user growth
Twitter says the World Cup was not a big factor in its big user base growth, but experts don't buy it.

Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Twitter shares are flying a bit high, but investors shouldn’t fear the expected swoon. In fact, they should welcome it.
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets
Poletti: Can Twitter convert the logged out?
24/7 Wall St.: Twitter record high not threatened

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks
New, tougher sanctions on Russia weigh on European stocks as investors analyze the potential consequences of the measures.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Hillary Clinton says Washington Redskins should change name
Another vote for Redskins name change
Hillary Clinton knocks the Redskins' name. Plus: The 'highway cliff' gets closer and why Kean thinks Christie has a real shot at the White House.
Political dynasties at work in Senate races

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
10 best cities for millennials, new home buyers
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

What to do about these 3 pet medication scams
How to fight these 3 pet meds scams
Complaints about online pet med companies jump 60%.

China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores
Choose wisely when shopping lowest prices.
What not to buy on Amazon

The mother of all new trends
Trading Deck: Developing trend
could lead investors to a nice rally in a beaten-down space, writes Michael A. Gayed.
What’s best way to view this market?

America ‘Under the Dome’
Horror master Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” is a vision of America’s future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up.
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Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71

5 questions
to ask your financial adviser
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
Was your brokerage account hacked?
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers
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  • Oct 19, 2012
    1:20 PM ET

    Will Housing ‘Misery’ Swing the Election?

    Investors and homeowners got mixed messages about the nation’s housing market this morning, with the National Association of Realtors reporting that existing-home sales in September were down 1.7% from August’s levels, while the median existing-home price was up 11.3% from the year-earlier level. That good-news-bad-news report increases the odds that the nation’s housing struggles could be a major theme in the home stretch of the presidential campaign — especially since several “swing states” that could play a crucial role in the election have particularly weak property markets.

    According to the “housing misery” index compiled by online real estate marketplace Trulia and updated this week, sunshine swing states — essentially, Florida and the West — are suffering more than most. Nevada and Florida have the highest scores on the misery index, at 70 and 58 respectively, thanks to an overall decline in house prices and rise in delinquencies and foreclosures in both states since President Barack Obama took office in 2008. “They are key battleground states in the election homestretch,” says Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia. A third swing-state, Michigan, also ranks high on the misery index, with a score of 32.

  • Mar 1, 2012
    2:42 PM ET

    Ikea’s YouTube Comedy of Errors

    iStockphoto

    Ikea’s new series of YouTube assembly videos turned into an Internet hit, but not for the reasons that the Swedish furniture giant intended.

    The company launched the videos in a tacit acknowledgement that some customers pull their hair out trying to decipher the lengthy instructions for assembling the flat-pack furniture. But some experts say the videos are equally confusing. The most popular of Ikea’s YouTube offerings show two employees in the company’s signature yellow t-shirts assembling a bed frame. It has over 38,200 hits and counting. Mona Liss, a spokeswoman for Ikea, says the videos are designed for the less handy among us. “As for manual dexterity, it does depend on the individual,” she says. “I find the college set love the challenge, my son included.”

  • Feb 29, 2012
    11:15 AM ET

    Daily Deal’s Cheap Movers (Truck Not Included)

    iStockphoto

    Moving house? Or fancy a little spring cleaning? When buying a daily deal service to help around the home, take warning: the extra charges could end up costing even more than the actual offer.

    A recent offer from Living Social and A-Z Moving offered a discount of 60% by paying $63 for “Two Hours of Moving Services with Two Men and One Truck.” But according to the fine print: “Additional services, travel time/fuel, tolls and packing materials not included and will be billed at regular price.” The “travel time/fuel” alone costs an extra $79 — bringing the total to $142. A spokesman for A-Z Moving says moving services costs can vary, depending on the service; Brendan P. Lewis, a spokesman for Living Social, says the site will waive its five-day refund policy on this deal. “Always read the fine print,” he says.

  • Feb 1, 2012
    10:37 AM ET

    Lovers Value Dream House Over Dream Spouse

    iStockphoto

    It may not be possible to put a price on love, but the square footage and location of where that love story takes place is a different story. Many couples take their potential partner’s apartment into account before entering into a relationship, according to a new study, and are reluctant to pack their bags if the relationship breaks up.

    Real estate apparently holds value better than relationships. Given the choice between their dream home and a perfect spouse, 30% of the 1,000 Americans surveyed said they would choose the dream home, according to a survey by Rent.com and RedShift Research. And some 22% of single people would date someone strictly because they like their home.

    In fact, nearly 25% of Americans value one thing more than freedom from a broken relationship: a nice apartment – and 37% of them would wait a year or more to move out. Men are even more likely to stay in a relationship – 28% admitted to delaying a break-up to keep their current living situation versus 21% of women, the survey says.

  • Jan 12, 2012
    4:55 PM ET

    CES: A Polite, Well-Spoken Alarm Clock

    Kelli B. Grant

    If it’s not enough that consumers can give voice commands to their TV and their phone, well, now the alarm clock wants to get in on the action.

    Ivee’s new line of alarm clocks respond to 35 to 43 voice commands, depending on the model. She — and Ivee is a very polite-sounding she, with a slight accent — can help users set alarms and timers, and answer questions about the date, time and temperature. “She’s almost like Siri’s cousin, with an agenda,” says chief executive Jonathan Nostrant. The clocks, which sell for $50 to $60, also include ambient sleep sounds and, in some models, radio.

  • Jan 12, 2012
    2:48 PM ET

    CES: The Family Flatscreen, Now A 42″ Phone

    Consumers itching to video chat on a grand scale can now do so in high definition on their flat-screen, even if they don’t have one of the new Internet-connected models.

    Kelli B. Grant

    The new Biscotti TV phone is a tiny set-top box containing a camera and microphone. Hooked up to the TV and a home Internet connection, the $199 device allows for unlimited calling anywhere in the world.

    Biscotti users can video chat in high-def 720p resolution with each other, or with laptops and cellphones that use Google video chat, says a spokesman.

  • Jan 12, 2012
    10:53 AM ET

    CES: A Tablet for the Kitchen?

    Kelli B. Grant

    A big theme this year at CES features new ways to take gadgets everywhere: Bluetooth speakers in the shower, high-speed Internet in airplanes. Next up, a kitchen-specific tablet.

    The $400 Qooq (pronounced “cook”) will be available stateside in September after debuting in France two years ago. It’s designed especially for kitchen use, with spill- and splash-resistant coatings, four rubbery feet to keep it from sliding off the counter and a built-in kickstand in the back. Continuing the food theme, it comes preloaded with more than 500 recipes and apps to manage weekly menus and grocery shopping lists. (All that content, however, requires a subscription — price to be determined — after the first month.)

  • Jan 11, 2012
    11:50 AM ET

    CES: The World’s Smallest Washing Machine?

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    Roughly the size of a countertop bread machine, this minute washer is maybe big enough to contain two adult T-shirts.

    Manufacturer Haier introduced it in China a year ago, and is currently market testing the $100 device for possible U.S. sale. When we (admittedly, incredulously) asked who’d want one, a spokesman said they’re targeting a growing green movement among parents who use cloth diapers. Most parents, he says, send the soiled diapers out to a specialized cleaning service to avoid tossing them in with the rest of the laundry. He speculated that the device could also be useful for cleaning chlorine-logged swimsuits, delicate items or even regular laundry — in small doses — for RV travelers.

  • Jan 11, 2012
    9:44 AM ET

    CES: A Thermostat that Adjusts to Your Schedule

    iStockphoto

    By Department of Energy estimates, just setting a programmable thermostat to automatically lower the temperature during the hours you’re usually asleep or at work can net savings of roughly $180 a year. But what if the thermostat was smart enough to know when you’re nipping out to the store for a carton of milk?

    The $349 EverSense unit from Allure Energy uses GPS to note the proximity of family members’ Apple and Android devices, automatically adjusting the temperature up or down to preferred settings as people leave home or return. Connected apps let family members make adjustments remotely. A spokesman says estimated savings could vary widely depending on the family’s schedule, and that there’s a setting to notify the unit if say, errands will keep someone near home. That way, it doesn’t keep adjusting the temp as Mom passes home on her way to the dry-cleaners, and again on her way over to the supermarket.

  • Jan 10, 2012
    1:20 PM ET

    CES: A “Smart” Fix for Laundry Woes

    Kelli B. Grant

    Consumers used to getting a “honey do” list from a spouse may soon need to get used to receiving one from the fridge or washing machine.

    For years, manufacturers have been working on — and talking about — appliances that connect with the Internet as well as the power grid to monitor energy use and suggest ways for consumers to use them more efficiently. Now, the first are finally coming to market.

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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
Tesla  Getty Images
What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the auto maker reports second-quarter earnings?
What to watch for in Tesla earnings

Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?  Shutterstock.com / ChameleonsEye
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

Subprime car loans may be driving the economy
Subprime car loans may be driving the U.S. economy
First Take: Is the U.S. economy running on subprime loans again? Steve Goldstein looks under the hood.
What else fueled that strong GDP report
Inflation accelerates
What’s really driving GDP?


1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
Why consumers allow overdue debt to pile up.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
The world’s unluckiest poker player  ESPN
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight on the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood

Driverless cars allowed on U.K. public roads next year
Driverless cars set to hit U.K. roads  Getty Images
The driverless-car revolution is taking a big leap forward, with the U.K. saying trial runs of the cars on public roads will begin in less than six months.

Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Mark Hulbert: The hidden truth about stock market in August Getty Images
Commentary: August doesn't deserve its bad reputation, says Mark Hulbert.

Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
A new map traces the jobs numbers of the last six presidents, from Carter to Obama.

Does your mutual fund
own Argentine bonds?
Does your mutual fund own Argentine bonds? Bloomberg
As the deadline to avoid default looms, it turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina's government debt.
Argentina bonds jump on hopes of late deal
Banks ready plan to help Argentina avoid default

Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Bloomberg
An alleged transcript of talks between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raises eyebrows and provokes debate, even as both sides deny its veracity.
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report
Need to know
How have earnings done so far? Live video chat
S&P 500 ekes out gains; Dow ends lower
Treasurys sink on GDP report, cut losses on Fed
What to look for in Procter & Gamble’s earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Private-sector job growth tops 200,000 again
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


This marijuana stock is 900% higher and still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’ talk
Paul Ryan says "no" to impeaching President Barack Obama.

Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
Lois Lerner bashed conservatives -- and British prices in emails.

Congress wants to revive ‘lower’ airfares
A bill to allow exclusion of taxes and fees from airline advertising heads to the Senate.

US Steel is rallying almost as much as Twitter
Share of the nation's biggest steelmaker are up 20% after a surprisingly strong second quarter and predicting even bigger gains in the months ahead.

Twitter plays down World Cup’s role in user growth
Twitter says the World Cup was not a big factor in its big user base growth, but experts don't buy it.

Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Twitter shares are flying a bit high, but investors shouldn’t fear the expected swoon. In fact, they should welcome it.
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets
Poletti: Can Twitter convert the logged out?
24/7 Wall St.: Twitter record high not threatened

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks
New, tougher sanctions on Russia weigh on European stocks as investors analyze the potential consequences of the measures.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Hillary Clinton says Washington Redskins should change name
Another vote for Redskins name change
Hillary Clinton knocks the Redskins' name. Plus: The 'highway cliff' gets closer and why Kean thinks Christie has a real shot at the White House.
Political dynasties at work in Senate races

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
10 best cities for millennials, new home buyers
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

What to do about these 3 pet medication scams
How to fight these 3 pet meds scams
Complaints about online pet med companies jump 60%.

China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores
Choose wisely when shopping lowest prices.
What not to buy on Amazon

The mother of all new trends
Trading Deck: Developing trend
could lead investors to a nice rally in a beaten-down space, writes Michael A. Gayed.
What’s best way to view this market?

America ‘Under the Dome’
Horror master Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” is a vision of America’s future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up.
/conga/frontpage.html 315534
Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,463 +20 0.45%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 +0 0.01%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,619 -5 0.19%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,298 +1 0.11%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 99.33 -0.94 0.94%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,773 -34 0.50%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,594 -60 0.62%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,312 -53 1.22%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,888 -198 0.94%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,937 +36 0.33%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -2 0.53%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,333 -9 0.28%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,646 +28 0.18%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,732 +92 0.37%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,181 -2 0.09%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,087 +96 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 -2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.81 +0.02 0.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.06%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.40 +0.19 0.24%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.83 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.56 +0.10 3.94%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.05 4.64%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.57 +0.04 1.60%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.49 +0.00 0.12%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 +0.05 2.13%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 1.11%
Crude Oil
99 -1 0.94%
Gold
1,298 +1 0.11%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +1 0.20%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,815 -7 0.04%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,965 -1 0.03%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.26%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.68 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.15 -0.23 -0.23%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 587.42 1.81 0.31%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.58 0.24 1.56%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 0.58 1.17%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.46 0.02 0.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.36 -0.23 -0.63%
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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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Decliners
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Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 3 Months
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  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,880 -32 0.19%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,463 +20 0.45%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 +0 0.01%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,619 -5 0.19%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,298 +1 0.11%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 99.30 -0.97 0.97%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,773 -34 0.50%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,594 -60 0.62%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,312 -53 1.22%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,888 -198 0.94%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,937 +36 0.33%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -2 0.53%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,333 -9 0.28%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,646 +28 0.18%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,732 +92 0.37%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,181 -2 0.09%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,087 +96 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 -2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.82 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.05%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.40 +0.19 0.24%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.82 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.56 +0.10 3.94%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.05 4.64%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.57 +0.04 1.60%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.49 +0.00 0.12%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 +0.05 2.13%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 1.11%
Crude Oil
99 -1 0.97%
Gold
1,298 +1 0.11%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +1 0.20%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,816 -5 0.03%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,965 0 0.02%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.26%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.68 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 98.15 -0.23 -0.23%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 587.42 1.81 0.31%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.58 0.24 1.56%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 0.58 1.17%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.46 0.02 0.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.36 -0.23 -0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 49.54 0.56 1.14%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.64 0.19 0.75%
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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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