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Both sides criticize timing of Obama's golf game
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Obama's golf game hit by both sides. Plus, Hagel says Islamic State 'beyond anything.'
Palin still upset over Tina Fey impersonation
Obamacare may be hurting jobs, raising prices

Little-known ways hackers take your data and money
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Opinion: Hackers are attacking more frequently and using methods you’d never think of, writes Jurica Dujmovic.
Big 12 beats Ivy League – in cybersecurity

Work at these 10 firms if you want to be happy
Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy
Employees at companies with self-proclaimed great cultures get a lot of perks, but do these things make them happier workers?

How to find the biggest bargains in the S&P 1500

Deep Dive: Here’s where you can begin your hunt for bargain stocks, writes Phil van Doorn.
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high
Two momentum stocks poised for breakouts
Boxer: 6 stocks to watch
10 S&P companies growing faster than rivals

The beer you can listen to
Weekend sip: The beer you can listen to
Together with Telegraph Brewing Company, the band Buellton created a beer for its album “Silent Partner.”
The new summer cocktail? Rum-flavored beer

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Russia convoy crosses border into Ukraine
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Renewed Ukraine tensions hit European stocks
GameStop, Foot Locker soar, Aeropostale sinks
Dynegy in $6.25B deal with Duke, Energy Capital
Deere to lay off 460 more employees
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness
Junk bond funds see biggest inflow of 2014
Oil futures hover around $94 a barrel
Japan stocks pull back after 9 days of gains
U.S. considers wider action on jihadi militants
Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
We love food trucks, and they love cities


iPhone6 could face delays
Apple's iPhone 6 could face delays
Apple suppliers are struggling to get enough screens ready for the launch of the bigger-screened iPhone 6 next month, according toone report.

Cody Willard: Apple's next big move will shock you
Apple’s
next big move will shock you
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H-P is between a rock and its hardware
Opinion: Hewlett-Packard was supposed to become more like IBM. Therese Poletti looks at why this hasn’t happened.

Ferguson and money: Where did banks go?
Commentary: Ferguson, reeling from protests, has a financial system based on payday loans and pawn shops, and that’s part of the problem, writes David Weidner.
$16.65 billion fine can’t hold back B. of A. stock

3 reasons an Obama order on immigration would backfire
Commentary: Only a congressional bill would work for the benefit of everyone, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

China drug busts may be just business
China's recent arrest of some high-profile movie stars might actually about cutthroat competition among the studios.
China offers workers' comp for just shopping

Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
Facts about mutual funds that may surprise

Don’t create a budget, and other finance tips
Jonathan Clements explains why it's a mistake to pay financial-adviser commissions.
Not saving for old age? At least think about it
Stop paying your kids’ student loans

Why naming a trust as a beneficiary can be tricky
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Protect your retirement from the next big crash
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Why people living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are glum
Most, least expensive states to live in
10 states with best bang for tax dollars
Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
Good deals on real estate are prompting boomers to retire to the Wolverine State, now making a name as the "Riviera of the Midwest".
Long-term care insurance is great for birthdays
No need to worry about Social Security

EU kicks up dust with a ban on these vacuum cleaners
Why the EU hates your vacuum cleaner
Five of seven vacuum cleaners rated highly by one U.K. consumer group fall foul of this controversial EU ruling.

Rise of the five-figure bicycle
Rise of the five-figure bicycle
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Fashion designers seek to save the bike helmet
Bicycle vacations: boomers’ latest travel trend
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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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  • Jan 10, 2012
    10:18 AM ET

    CES: The High-Tech Solution for Lost Keys?

    The same technology used to track warehouse inventory and tag cattle can soon be used to keep track of your keys, cellphone — and even your kids. Within reason, anyway.

    Available in February, the $100 Bikn (pronounced like “beacon”) kit includes two tags and a smart iPhone case that communicate with each other via encoded radio waves. Sets of two additional tags will be available for $50 each. Users will be able to use the linked app to find a tagged item or person — follow the on-screen directions to the tag, or send a page so that the tag beeps and vibrates. A “leash” feature sends alerts to both the phone and the tag if they move a predetermined distance from each other, say, if a child wanders too far at the mall.

  • Nov 23, 2011
    9:00 AM ET

    Uncle Sam Wants You – To Spend

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    Don’t blame the parents. Instead, blame Uncle Sam.

    As shoppers and retailers get ready for Black Friday, a new book says Americans could learn a lesson from more prudent first-world countries like Germany. In “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves,” Sheldon Garon, a professor of history at Princeton University, says Americans are actively encouraged to spend.

    Americans live large – literally. Garon says that the average size of the American house has risen from 980 square feet in 1950 to around 2,500 square feet today. “There’s only so much stuff you can put in a small house,” he says. Larger homes mean higher heating bills, more cars, fuel and renovation costs. Pay Dirt spoke to Garon about America’s need to shop.

    Pay Dirt: Do Americans spend more than rest of the world?

  • Oct 31, 2011
    6:25 PM ET

    Burglars Find Jobs On Twitter

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    Thieves are using Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare as tip sheets.

    Thanks to careless postings on social-networking sites, burglars can find out when homeowners are out of town and whether or not they own a menacing dog, experts say. According to a new report, nearly 80% of former burglars said they believed thieves use these resources to target homes. That could be a polite way of saying they are speaking from personal experience.

    Social networking also allows burglars to “case the joint” without leaving home. What’s more, 74% of ex-burglars say they believe location services like Google Street View is helpful to burglars planning raids. (Twitter and Facebook did not respond to requests for comment.)

    It means burglars can hang up their black cat suits and stop prowling in neighborhoods in the dark. The average value of goods stolen during the day is $2,158 versus $1,868 at night, according to the survey by CreditSesame.com, a website with credit scoring and personal finance tools.

  • Sep 19, 2011
    3:08 PM ET

    Medieval Castles in Ireland: 50% Off

    Thanks to the European debt crisis, vacation homes in the troubled countries of Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal are selling at big discounts, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. But Americans looking for the ultimate deal on old-fashioned digs should instead look to the Emerald Isle, which has arguably had the biggest property crash of them all.

    Some castles in Ireland are now selling for 50% off their peak in 2006, according to Jill O’Neill, spokeswoman for Sherry Fitzgerald auctioneers in Dublin. In addition, some of these properties are exempt from certain property taxes so long as you open them to the public for a certain number of days each year. Just make yourself scarce on those days, or choose to play host yourself.

    You may just have to deal with some weird history within the walls. “Some of these castles have histories of beheadings, murder, drama and adultery,” says auctioneer Helen Cassidy, owner of Premier Properties in County Galway. “We’ve had lots of American interest.” Here are some examples on offer from Irish real estate agents that would make the Tudors blush:

  • Aug 26, 2011
    6:00 AM ET

    Home Improvements To Save Your House From the Next Big Storm

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    From a protect-your-home standpoint, there are two ways to thumb your nose at Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters like her.

    Option One: Have an insurance policy that covers windstorm damage and flooding (or whatever natural disasters are typical in your area). Two, fortify your house so that should a disaster strike, the building has a better chance of making it through undamaged — which keeps you safe if you’re weathering in place better phrase? confusing, and gives you a home to come back to, if you’ve evacuated.

    Option Two comes with some financial incentives. As we reported earlier this year, more insurers are offering policy discounts:

  • Aug 25, 2011
    1:49 PM ET

    Avoiding Irene: The Importance of Packing a ‘Go Bag’

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    First an earthquake, now a Category 3 hurricane — Mother Nature has given East Coasters plenty of incentive this week to rethink their emergency preparedness. But experts say that it’s a good idea in general to have a “go bag” of vital papers and other supplies ready if you need to leave home — fast — in any emergency situation.

    The number of storms, floods and other natural disasters reaching catastrophic levels — meaning they caused in excess of $25 million in damage — jumped 22% last year to an all-time high of 247, reports reinsurance firm Munich Re. This year is a contender to beat that, given crippling snowstorms across the Midwest and Northeast in January, spring tornadoes in the South and extensive flooding along the Mississippi. “You never know what could happen,” says James Judge, a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory council. (He’s also executive director for Lake-Sumter EMS in Mount Dora, Fla.) “It’s always best to be ready.”

    A “go bag” should literally be grab-and go, Judge says, so it’s smart to collect the things you need when there’s no emergency in sight. Pack them in a plastic bin (available at any home goods store) and stash it under the bed or in a closet near your front door. A good kit can also double as a store if you need to weather a hurricane or other disaster at home.

  • Jul 29, 2011
    1:07 PM ET

    A Private Island (Almost) Within Reach

    Hollywood royalty like Leonardo diCaprio, real blue-bloods and even the Aga Khan, the Muslim spiritual leader and noted philanthropist, have all purchased islands to get away from the prying eyes of the public. “The Wall Street Journal” reports Friday that wealthy buyers are flocking to little-known archipelagos for rest-and-relaxation. But what about the rest of us clock-watchers? Buying an island could be within reach even if you don’t have a couple of million bucks to spare.

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    Pay Dirt would like to help you achieve your wildest dreams, or at least temporarily explore them. We spoke to Chris Krolow, CEO of real estate company Private Islands of Toronto, Canada, who currently has the exclusive on marketing actor’s Nicholas Cage’s former island in the Bahamas. He says 80% of his clientele is American. “The people who buy these projects get excited about the challenges of developing an island,” he says. “But we’ve also sold islands to teachers.”

    Here are some considerations before handing over a down-payment:

  • Jul 20, 2011
    1:20 PM ET

    Save Cash: Crank Up the A/C

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    To consumers across in the 40 states that topped 90 degrees Tuesday — 17 of which hit at least 100 degrees — the Energy Information Administration’s recent predictions for a cooler summer with fewer a/c-required days are cold comfort of the wrong kind. Running the air conditioner to beat the non-stop heat doesn’t have to add significantly to your electricity bill, though, if you know how to use it effectively.

    By Energy Star estimates, one room air conditioner adds roughly $85 to your electric bill over the course of a year, while a central air conditioner will set you back twice that. Expect to pay even more if the unit isn’t energy-efficient, or you’re using it more than the average seven hours a day. Try these four tips to maximize your a/c’s cooling power and minimize the bill:

    Clean up. Clean out the filters in your central or window air conditioner, as well as its exterior vents. A clogged unit uses more energy to push through air, says Tom Simchak, a senior research associate with the Alliance to Save Energy.

  • Jul 5, 2011
    11:05 AM ET

    Renters See Prices Skyrocket

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    Sorry renters, but the days of low rents and lenient landlords are over — at least for now.

    Nationwide, the average rate for apartment and home rentals is up 6.7% from June 2010, according to a new report from housing search engine HotPads.com. Prices for studio apartments are up 14.3%, and a five-bedroom home is 12.1% more. One- and two-bedrooms got off relatively easy, with average increases of 2.3% and 2%, respectively. Tenants will see the bulk of rent increases this year, predicts listing site Rent.com, but can expect another 3% jump when it’s time to renew in 2012.

    At the heart of the increases: vacancy rates have dropped from about 8% to 6.2% nationwide over the past year. “That’s a really steep decline in a 12-month period,” says Christina Aragon, a spokeswoman for Rent.com. The drop indicates pent-up demand from people who made-do with roommates or stayed with family during the recession. Nearly half of property managers say they have also seen an increase in applicants moving from a foreclosed property, according to a recent survey from credit bureau TransUnion. “Landlords have the power right now,” Aragon says.

  • May 12, 2011
    10:10 AM ET

    Google Wants To Automate Your Home

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    As Senator Al Franken (D., Minn.) conducted a Congressional hearing this week to investigate Google and Apple’s recent online privacy and tracking issues, Google was in San Francisco showcasing its new home automation plans: Android@Home. If the Internet Search giant has its way, it won’t only show you the way to go home on Google Maps, its Android software will remind you that the milk in your refrigerator is running low before you even get there.

    As one worried consumer wrote online: “Now Google can know what’s in my refrigerator and send me ads based on what I have in there.” Not quite. Its plans are in the early stages, but as Pay Dirt recently reported, the smart phone may ultimately be used to remote-control your domestic appliances as software and app developers jump on board. Google gave a glimpse of this future at its Google I/O software developers’ conference. Using Android@Home software, Google says these could remote-control your lights or lawn sprinkler system.

About Pay Dirt

  • 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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Yale vs. Penn: Where are stocks headed?
Mitch Tuchman: Yale vs. Penn, and where are stocks headed Bloomberg
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman on how Yale’s Robert Shiller and Penn’s Jeremy Siegel are at odds.
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high

Little-known ways hackers take your data and money
Little-known ways hackers take over your phone, data and money Getty Images
Opinion: Hackers are attacking more frequently and using methods you’d never think of, writes Jurica Dujmovic.
Big 12 beats Ivy League – in cybersecurity

Both sides criticize timing of Obama's golf game
Timing of Obama’s golf game fuels critics from both sides Getty Images
Obama's golf game hit by both sides. Plus, Hagel says Islamic State 'beyond anything.'
Palin still upset over Tina Fey impersonation
Obamacare may be hurting jobs, raising prices

Work at these 10 firms if you want to be happy
Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy
Employees at companies with self-proclaimed great cultures get a lot of perks, but do these things make them happier workers?

A love of zoos may keep SeaWorld afloat
A love of zoos may keep SeaWorld afloat Reuters
A love for zoos and animal entertainment may help stymie bleeding attendance rates at SeaWorld.

How to find the biggest bargains in the S&P 1500

Deep Dive: Here’s where you can begin your hunt for bargain stocks, writes Phil van Doorn.
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high
Two momentum stocks poised for breakouts
Boxer: 6 stocks to watch
10 S&P companies growing faster than rivals

The beer you can listen to
Weekend sip: The beer you can listen to
Together with Telegraph Brewing Company, the band Buellton created a beer for its album “Silent Partner.”
The new summer cocktail? Rum-flavored beer

NEED TO KNOW
U.S. stocks set for weekly gains after Yellen
Russia convoy crosses border into Ukraine
Ukraine: Russian convoy crossing ‘aggressive’
Renewed Ukraine tensions hit European stocks
GameStop, Foot Locker soar; Aeropostale sinks
Dynegy in $6.25B deal with Duke, Energy Capital
Deere to lay off 460 more employees
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness
Junk bond funds see biggest inflow of 2014
Oil futures hover around $94 a barrel
U.S. considers wider action on jihadi militants
Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
We love food trucks, and they love cities


Do you believe in market magic?
Commentary: Financial hocus-pocus obscures dismal reality for investors, writes Brett Arends.

Coming soon: the ‘September of Yellen’
Commentary: How the media sum up the Fed chairwoman’s tenure will reverberate in the securities markets, writes Marek Fuchs.

3 reasons an Obama order on immigration would backfire
Commentary: Only a congressional bill would work for the benefit of everyone, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

iPhone6 could face delays
Apple's iPhone 6 could face delays
Apple suppliers are struggling to get enough screens ready for the launch of the bigger-screened iPhone 6 next month, according toone report.

Cody Willard: Apple's next big move will shock you
Apple’s
next big move will shock you
Commentary: Could Apple drop 10% or more? Cody Willard looks at this and other headlines.

H-P is between a rock and its hardware
Opinion: Hewlett-Packard was supposed to become more like IBM. Therese Poletti looks at why this hasn’t happened.

Ferguson and money: Where did banks go?
Commentary: Ferguson, reeling from protests, has a financial system based on payday loans and pawn shops, and that’s part of the problem, writes David Weidner.
$16.65 billion fine can’t hold back B. of A. stock

China drug busts may be just business
China's recent arrest of some high-profile movie stars might actually about cutthroat competition among the studios.
China offers workers' comp for just shopping

Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
Facts about mutual funds that may surprise

Don’t create a budget, and other finance tips
Jonathan Clements explains why it's a mistake to pay financial-adviser commissions.
Not saving for old age? At least think about it
Stop paying your kids’ student loans

Why naming a trust as a beneficiary can be tricky
RetireMentors: When people don’t want heirs to have free rein over funds, they often employ trusts. Dan Moisand explains.
Protect your retirement from the next big crash
Buy a second home now for your retirement
/conga/frontpage.html 317691
5 reasons Americans are unhappy
Why people living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are glum
Most, least expensive states to live in
10 states with best bang for tax dollars
Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
Good deals on real estate are prompting boomers to retire to the Wolverine State, now making a name as the "Riviera of the Midwest".
Long-term care insurance is great for birthdays
No need to worry about Social Security

EU kicks up dust with a ban on these vacuum cleaners
Why the EU hates your vacuum cleaner
Five of seven vacuum cleaners rated highly by one U.K. consumer group fall foul of this controversial EU ruling.

Rise of the five-figure bicycle
Rise of the five-figure bicycle
Bicycle enthusiasts, typically wealthier than average and competitive, seem willing to pay for the most advanced bikes available.
Fashion designers seek to save the bike helmet
Bicycle vacations: boomers’ latest travel trend
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.01 +0.16 0.15%
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/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.39 +0.24 0.29%
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/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.58 0.00 0.17%
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/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.39 +0.02 0.64%
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/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.41 +0.01 0.39%
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/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 -0.02 3.97%
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93 -1 0.86%
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1,281 +5 0.40%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.81%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,985 -31 0.18%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,985 -4 0.21%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.01%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.49 -0.08 -0.11%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.32 0.74 0.74%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 582.75 -0.62 -0.11%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.18 0.02 0.09%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.24 0.17 0.33%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.19 -0.21 -1.21%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.42 -0.22 -0.63%
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2 yr CD
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,989 -3 0.17%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,606 -10 0.37%
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/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,276 +1 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.20 -0.76 0.81%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,773 -5 0.07%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,366 -36 0.38%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,264 -29 0.68%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,525 -32 0.30%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,539 -47 0.30%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,420 +59 0.23%
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/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,326 +1 0.04%
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/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 -0.01 0.44%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.16 +0.30 0.29%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.11%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.40 +0.24 0.30%
WSJ $ Idx
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.43 +0.02 0.93%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 +0.01 0.63%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.59 0.00 0.03%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.40 +0.02 0.96%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.42 +0.02 0.84%
Japan 10yr
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.10 0.52 0.52%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 583.81 0.44 0.08%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.15 -0.01 -0.06%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.16 0.09 0.18%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.23 -0.18 -1.01%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.37 -0.27 -0.78%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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