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Millennials, you’re paying for things the wrong way
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Debit cards offer fewer protections and rewards and don’t help young people build credit.
E-cigarettes hooking more high school kids
Parents, stop paying off kids’ student loans

Here’s what Chinese solar-panel makers predict
Here’s what China’s solar-panel makers predict  Bloomberg
The second quarter is perhaps best forgotten, but China-based solar-panel manufacturers may triumph in the end.
How China is keeping a lid on U.S. gas prices

‘Bubble’ talk as Snapchat hits $10 billion valuation
Bubble’ talk as Snapchat hits $10 billion valuation  Getty Images
A new round of funding by a prominent venture-capital firm leaves Snapchat with a $10 billion valuation. Is that justified or another sign of a market bubble?
Twitter CEO: Snapchat’s valuation ‘not absurd’
Snapchat gets $10 billion valuation

Forget bedbugs — these bugs are bigger worries
 Terminix
There are more hazardous to your health and home than bedbugs, experts say.
10 businesses profiting from germaphobia
Scientists seek to map bedbug genome

The most hated car company in America is ...
 Shutterstock
Customer satisfaction has hit a five-year low, whether it's with U.S. or foreign cars.
Guess who owns the world’s only purple Tesla?
Google car may mean cheaper car insurance

Passive investing will keep gaining ground: Vanguard
Vanguard analyst: Swing to passive investing isn't over yet
Analyst at Vanguard discusseswhether pendulum could swing back to favor the stock pickers.
Passive investing is now the mainstream

Why Ferguson, Mo., matters for investors
 David Weidner/MarketWatch
Opinion: The friction between protesters and police in this St. Louis suburb is also about economic opportunity, writes David Weidner.
Who wants to invest in Ferguson, Mo., now?
The Ferguson, Mo., you don’t know

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
Ferguson’s rage has roots in China, Mexico

Zara pulls ‘concentration camp’ pajamas off market
Zara controversy: Yellow star on kids' pajamas meant to represent a sheriff's badge in the American West, Spanish-based retailer says. Social media links design motif with Nazi concentration-camp uniforms.  Zara
Spanish fast-fashion retailer says yellow star was meant to evoke badge of an Old West sheriff.
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S&P 500 holds at 2,000 as stocks finish flat
After Hours: Williams-Sonoma, Guess drop
FBI probes possible hacking at J.P. Morgan
French unemployment hits new record
Yelp, WebMD on Goldman’s M&A list
Bond yields move to historic lows in Germany
H-P surpasses IBM as No. 1 in server sales

Alibaba's new U.S. perch for M&A
Analysis: Alibaba's new U.S. headquarters in San Francisco will have a lofty view of the local startup community, writes Therese Poletti.
Alibaba rules China mobile commerce for now
Alibaba profit, revenue surge ahead of IPO


  
Alibaba offers
real-estate ‘rewards program’
China’s top property developer partners with Alibaba’s Taobao on a rewards program that can cut 10% off the purchase of a home. (Caixin)
China’s housing plunge sparks clashes
Qantas hits record loss but sees profit ahead
Asia still the diamond in Tiffany’s jewelry box

Top market timer
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S&P 2,150
Insight: Mark Hulbert looks at the latest from Sam Eisenstadt, one of the best at calling the market.
What S&P did last 2 times Fed started hiking
Who’ll hike rates first: Fed or Bank of England?
Don’t ignore the ‘buts’ in Draghi hints at QE
French leader keeps up pressure on ECB to act

Paul Merriman: Four traps wrecking your retirement
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

Who loses if Russia shuts gas valve?
As winter nears and tensions in eastern Ukraine mount, Russia gives several European Union countries another reason to worry: natural gas.
Russia plans to halt gas flow to EU: Ukraine
Explosion shakes BP refinery in Indiana

L.A. may hike its minimum wage
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (pictured) reportedly wants to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour.
Joe Biden heads to secret fundraisers
‘Iron is hot’ to act on tax inversions, Levin says

Facebook’s worst enemy? Not Google
Shares of Facebook have rallied close to 40% this year, but the bull run could stall early next year.
Twitch users like watching others play games
Morrissey book outsells Amazon phone

Big U.S. banks prepare to make even more money
Analysis: A rise in interest rates will help them earn billions more, writes Phil van Doorn.

CBO sees $506 billion deficit
in 2014
Congressional Budget Office raises its forecast by $14 billion.

Time Warner Cable back up after outage
Cable operator calls Internet, on-demand services largely restored.
These companies won big at the Emmys

Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Opinion: Long-awaited economic reforms will propel economic growth for years, writes investment strategist Henry To.

Germany must soften  as France falls apart
Opinion: Building tensions point to a schism among three main members of the EMU, says David Marsh.
Scotland casts a chill on U.K. stocks
Baltics are hidden gems; Lithuania is a jewel
Is it time to borrow euros?


How to protect against risk after S&P 2,000
Trading Deck: Protect profit from a potential gap down, writes Thomas H. Kee Jr.
V-shaped rebounds have become the norm
Chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see
Bulls in no danger of running off a cliff
 

In a leaderless world, capitalists are taking control
Opinion: Paul B. Farrell lays out six stages to a world where the leaders are presidents of a company, not a nation.
Fed is under pressure about lack of jobs

Civilization must declare war on radical Islamism
Opinion:
Murder of journalist James Foley should trigger a new international strategy, says Amotz Asa-El.
U.S. preps for surveillance flights over Syria

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Smith & Wesson sales fall with gun-control fears
First Take: Many consumers appear to quit buying weapons as fear that their availability will be curtailed abates, writes Steve Goldstein.
10 things the gun industry won’t tell you

Employees prepare lunch orders at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at Madison Square Park in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is expected to release earnings figures on Jan. 30. Photographer: Craig Warga/BloombergLunchtime activites at Chipotle Mexican Grill's Madison Square Park Location in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg *** Local Caption ***
Could McDonald’s reel in Chipotle?
Burger giant may rue the day it gave up controlling stake in the fast-growing burrito chain (24/7 Wall St.).
Should you pull a ‘Burger King’ to cut tax bill?

Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
Analysts kick off coverage of the car-camera maker, saying the tech has the potential to disrupt the auto industry.
Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking

10 biggest health-care influencers
These 10 people are having the greatest impact on health care in America today.
Obamacare rolls back executive pay deductions


How much do tennis players earn compared with other athletes?
How much do tennis pros make vs. other athletes?
From baseball to bowling, a look at how much difference there is between the take-home pay of No.1 and No. 32.

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  • Apr 3, 2012
    4:58 PM ET

    Flying-Car Insurance May Cost $60,000

    After years of flying-car-envy from watching “The Jetsons” and “Back to the Future Part II,” drivers are months away from being able to buy their own. Experts say that insuring one, however, might be an even more futuristic challenge.

    Auto show attendees will get their first glimpse this week of Massachusetts-based Terrafugia’s Transition, a two-seat car with wings that fold out for flight. The company announced earlier this week that the vehicle completed its first flight — and could be on sale within a year. About 100 people already plunked down a deposit for the flying car, which is expected to sell for $279,000.

  • Aug 30, 2011
    5:25 PM ET

    With Irene Gone, the Clean-Up Begins

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    She wasn’t as bad a guest as we had feared. But Hurricane Irene still left a clean-up behind. The storm left most buildings without major damage, but with not a small amount of flooding. The hurricane made its way up the 1,100-mile stretch of the East Coast last week and around 100,000 people are expected to make claims of up to $4 billion, better than earlier worst-case scenarios of $15 billion.

    Experts say now is the time to familiarize yourself with the details of your homeowner’s insurance. Some possible pitfalls: Renters need separate rental insurance for their belongings, flood damage policy is not typically covered by homeowners insurance – see the National Flood Insurance Program for the next time – and you should always alert your insurer to any house renovations.

    While you assess the damage, here are some questions worth asking:

  • 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 12, 2011
    5:09 PM ET

    Smile – But Only If You Have Dental Insurance

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    Do Americans have more in common with their European cousins than they realized? Nearly half of Americans lack dental insurance and nearly three-quarters of those without such coverage are neglecting their teeth, a new study says. It may be a cliché, but Americans are famous for their pearly whites and porcelain veneers, while Europeans are often derided in the media for their wooden-looking teeth. If there is any truth to that, it seems the gap is closing.

    More people go without dental insurance due to cut-backs in employee benefits and rising insurance premiums, according to a new study by dental comparison website Brighter.com and EmpiricaResearch.com.au in conjunction with David Neal, professor of psychology at the University of Southern California. Only a quarter without insurance visit the dentist one or two times a year. “Poor dental health is a silent epidemic in the U.S. and a trigger for serious health problems,” Neal says.

  • Jun 23, 2011
    3:13 PM ET

    Kelly Kapoor’s Auto Insurance Headache

    If only “The Office” star Mindy Kaling had access to the corporate credit card or a travel-booking HR rep, she might not have overpaid for car rental insurance.

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    Kaling, who plays Kelly Kapoor on the popular show, tweeted Thursday, “Beware guys! Rented a car on Expedia. They sold me car insurance. I picked up the car, was told the insurance didn’t cover that type of car.” She said she ended up buying insurance from the rental company, but couldn’t get the “25-50 bucks” spent through Expedia refunded.

    Without more information from “The Office” actress (who declined to comment), it’s tough to say who’s at fault — the unnamed car rental company, Expedia, or Kaling herself, says Phil Reed, consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com. “I can’t think of any reason why it would not be covered,” he says. (An Expedia spokesman says the company is investigating, and that its policy is to offer a refund in cases where there has been  a miscommunication on coverage. The company tweeted Kaling to apologize, asking her to follow them and send them a message with details so that they could look into the issue.)

  • 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.

  • May 17, 2011
    10:58 AM ET

    Health Care Premiums on the Rise. Again.

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    Despite the Obama administration’s ambitious health care overhaul, insurance premiums are on the rise.

    The May 2011 medical index by consulting firm Milliman Inc. says health care costs for a family of four will rise 7.3% in 2011 to $19,393 for those insured through work, with employee out-of-pocket expenses up 9.2% this year versus 6.6% last year. “Trends in health care spending still far exceed most other goods and services,” it said.

    Milliman’s researchers said that employees are paying around $8,000 of the total annual healthcare costs, higher than other areas of consumer spending, as employers offer health plans with higher deductibles, and co-insurance and co-payment limits to control costs and to encourage workers to use medical care more selectively. That includes $4,728 in an employee contribution and $3,280 in employee out-of-pocket costs.

    Premiums are rising even faster in Massachusetts, even after that state introduced its own health care reform in 2006 requiring residents to buy health insurance in that state, according to Consumer Watchdog. Insurance premiums for a single plan have risen 13.4% nationally from 2006 to 2009 versus a much larger 18.4% in Massachusetts, while premiums for a family plan rose 19.8% in Massachusetts in the same period, versus 14.5% nationally.

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Home prices hit 70-month high...now the bad news
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The rate of home-price appreciation is slowing, and that’s disconcerting news for real estate investors.
No more living on the wrong side of the tracks

Millennials, you’re paying for things the wrong way
Millennials, you’re paying for things the wrong way  Getty Images
Debit cards offer fewer protections and rewards and don’t help young people build credit.
E-cigarettes hooking more high school kids
Parents, stop paying off kids’ student loans

Here’s what Chinese solar-panel makers predict
Here’s what China’s solar-panel makers predict  Bloomberg
The second quarter is perhaps best forgotten, but China-based solar-panel manufacturers may triumph in the end.
How China is keeping a lid on U.S. gas prices

‘Bubble’ talk as Snapchat hits $10 billion valuation
Bubble’ talk as Snapchat hits $10 billion valuation  Getty Images
A new round of funding by a prominent venture-capital firm leaves Snapchat with a $10 billion valuation. Is that justified or another sign of a market bubble?
Twitter CEO: Snapchat’s valuation ‘not absurd’
Snapchat gets $10 billion valuation

Forget bedbugs — these bugs are bigger worries
 Terminix
There are more hazardous to your health and home than bedbugs, experts say.
10 businesses profiting from germaphobia
Scientists seek to map bedbug genome

The most hated car company in America is ...
 Shutterstock
Customer satisfaction has hit a five-year low, whether it's with U.S. or foreign cars.
Guess who owns the world’s only purple Tesla?
Google car may mean cheaper car insurance

Passive investing will keep gaining ground: Vanguard
Vanguard analyst: Swing to passive investing isn't over yet
Analyst at Vanguard discusseswhether pendulum could swing back to favor the stock pickers.
Passive investing is now the mainstream

Why Ferguson, Mo., matters for investors
 David Weidner/MarketWatch
Opinion: The friction between protesters and police in this St. Louis suburb is also about economic opportunity, writes David Weidner.
Who wants to invest in Ferguson, Mo., now?
The Ferguson, Mo., you don’t know

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
Ferguson’s rage has roots in China, Mexico

Zara pulls ‘concentration camp’ pajamas off market
Zara controversy: Yellow star on kids' pajamas meant to represent a sheriff's badge in the American West, Spanish-based retailer says. Social media links design motif with Nazi concentration-camp uniforms.  Zara
Spanish fast-fashion retailer says yellow star was meant to evoke badge of an Old West sheriff.
NEED TO KNOW
Asia stock markets: Latest quotes
S&P 500 holds at 2,000 as stocks finish flat
After Hours: Williams-Sonoma, Guess drop
FBI probes possible hacking at J.P. Morgan
French unemployment hits new record
Yelp, WebMD on Goldman’s M&A list
Bond yields move to historic lows in Germany
H-P surpasses IBM as No. 1 in server sales

Alibaba's new U.S. perch for M&A
Analysis: Alibaba's new U.S. headquarters in San Francisco will have a lofty view of the local startup community, writes Therese Poletti.
Alibaba rules China mobile commerce for now
Alibaba profit, revenue surge ahead of IPO


  
Alibaba offers
real-estate ‘rewards program’
China’s top property developer partners with Alibaba’s Taobao on a rewards program that can cut 10% off the purchase of a home. (Caixin)
China’s housing plunge sparks clashes
Qantas hits record loss but sees profit ahead
Asia still the diamond in Tiffany’s jewelry box

Top market timer
preps for
S&P 2,150
Insight: Mark Hulbert looks at the latest from Sam Eisenstadt, one of the best at calling the market.
What S&P did last 2 times Fed started hiking
Who’ll hike rates first: Fed or Bank of England?
Don’t ignore the ‘buts’ in Draghi hints at QE
French leader keeps up pressure on ECB to act

Paul Merriman: Four traps wrecking your retirement
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

Who loses if Russia shuts gas valve?
As winter nears and tensions in eastern Ukraine mount, Russia gives several European Union countries another reason to worry: natural gas.
Russia plans to halt gas flow to EU: Ukraine
Explosion shakes BP refinery in Indiana

L.A. may hike its minimum wage
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (pictured) reportedly wants to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour.
Joe Biden heads to secret fundraisers
‘Iron is hot’ to act on tax inversions, Levin says

Facebook’s worst enemy? Not Google
Shares of Facebook have rallied close to 40% this year, but the bull run could stall early next year.
Twitch users like watching others play games
Morrissey book outsells Amazon phone

Big U.S. banks prepare to make even more money
Analysis: A rise in interest rates will help them earn billions more, writes Phil van Doorn.

CBO sees $506 billion deficit
in 2014
Congressional Budget Office raises its forecast by $14 billion.

Time Warner Cable back up after outage
Cable operator calls Internet, on-demand services largely restored.
These companies won big at the Emmys

Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Why Indian stocks are a buy right now
Opinion: Long-awaited economic reforms will propel economic growth for years, writes investment strategist Henry To.

Germany must soften  as France falls apart
Opinion: Building tensions point to a schism among three main members of the EMU, says David Marsh.
Scotland casts a chill on U.K. stocks
Baltics are hidden gems; Lithuania is a jewel
Is it time to borrow euros?


How to protect against risk after S&P 2,000
Trading Deck: Protect profit from a potential gap down, writes Thomas H. Kee Jr.
V-shaped rebounds have become the norm
Chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see
Bulls in no danger of running off a cliff
 

In a leaderless world, capitalists are taking control
Opinion: Paul B. Farrell lays out six stages to a world where the leaders are presidents of a company, not a nation.
Fed is under pressure about lack of jobs

Civilization must declare war on radical Islamism
Opinion:
Murder of journalist James Foley should trigger a new international strategy, says Amotz Asa-El.
U.S. preps for surveillance flights over Syria

/conga/frontpage.html 318126
Smith & Wesson sales fall with gun-control fears
First Take: Many consumers appear to quit buying weapons as fear that their availability will be curtailed abates, writes Steve Goldstein.
10 things the gun industry won’t tell you

Employees prepare lunch orders at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at Madison Square Park in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is expected to release earnings figures on Jan. 30. Photographer: Craig Warga/BloombergLunchtime activites at Chipotle Mexican Grill's Madison Square Park Location in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg *** Local Caption ***
Could McDonald’s reel in Chipotle?
Burger giant may rue the day it gave up controlling stake in the fast-growing burrito chain (24/7 Wall St.).
Should you pull a ‘Burger King’ to cut tax bill?

Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
Analysts kick off coverage of the car-camera maker, saying the tech has the potential to disrupt the auto industry.
Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking

10 biggest health-care influencers
These 10 people are having the greatest impact on health care in America today.
Obamacare rolls back executive pay deductions


How much do tennis players earn compared with other athletes?
How much do tennis pros make vs. other athletes?
From baseball to bowling, a look at how much difference there is between the take-home pay of No.1 and No. 32.

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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,000 +0 0.00%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 +1 0.03%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,287 +3 0.25%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.66 -0.22 0.23%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,831 +8 0.12%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,570 -18 0.19%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,395 +2 0.04%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,763 +118 0.57%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,837 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 +0 0.11%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,328 +9 0.27%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,449 -85 0.55%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,939 +21 0.08%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,201 -8 0.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,665 +105 0.39%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 +13 0.37%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 +0.00 0.15%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.76 -0.12 0.11%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.13%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.24%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.34 -0.12 0.15%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.45 -0.10 0.13%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.35 -0.01 0.34%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.91 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.39 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.49 0.00 0.20%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.23%
Gold
1,287 +3 0.25%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 365 -1 0.14%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,095 +2 0.01%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,997 -1 0.03%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 +0 0.41%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.63 -1.33 -1.75%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.13 1.24 1.23%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.00 -6.86 -1.19%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.20 -0.13 -0.80%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.86 -0.27 -0.52%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.36 0.17 0.99%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.75 0.25 0.72%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.36 0.18 0.37%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.13 0.12 0.46%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,454 -80 0.52%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,201 -8 0.37%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,640 +80 0.30%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 +12 0.36%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 +0.00 0.15%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.75 -0.13 0.13%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.14%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.24%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.34 -0.12 0.15%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.45 -0.10 0.14%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.35 -0.01 0.30%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.91 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.39 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.14 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.49 0.00 0.20%
Crude Oil
94 0 0.28%
Gold
1,287 +3 0.24%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 364 -1 0.21%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,094 +1 0.01%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,996 -1 0.04%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 +0 0.41%

Quotes

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.63 -1.33 -1.75%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.13 1.24 1.23%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.00 -6.86 -1.19%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.20 -0.13 -0.80%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.86 -0.27 -0.52%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.36 0.17 0.99%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.75 0.25 0.72%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.36 0.18 0.37%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.13 0.12 0.46%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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