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Google-ize your office and become more productive
Google-ize your office to be happier and more productive Google
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Labor Day is a joke, so
why not just abolish it?
Brett Arends: Labor Day is a joke 20th Century Fox / Everett Collection
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The countries with the biggest labor forces

What not to buy over
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There are many great deals to be found during Labor Day weekend, but you have to know what to shop for and what to avoid.
What Zale, Kay can teach high-end Tiffany
Sports caps put a lid on Genesco
3 reasons to give Best Buy another chance

Obama has a new suit,
and Twitter has an opinion
Obama has a new suit AFP/Getty Images
The president gives briefing on Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. But the world of Twitter is focused on another important issue.
Pennsylvania joins states in Obamacare plan
Obama on Islamic State: No strategy yet
Clash over immigration may lead to shutdown

Why so many retirees are working in retirement
Why so many retirees work in retirement
RetireMentors: An informal poll reveals that many retirees aren’t living the life of leisure they hoped for, says Art Koff.
The case for getting rid of 401(k) plans

Hard work is no longer enough to get ahead
Marcus Pohlmann: When hard work is no longer enough Shutterstock.com
Opinion: We must make sure all children have an equal chance to develop their intelligence, writes Marcus Pohlmann.

Jessica Alba’s company joins the $1 billion club
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 19:  Actress Jessica Alba attends the premiere of Dimension Films' "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Getty Images
Actress’s baby-products startup scores valuation of $1 billion with latest funding round.
Mayweather looks to Buffett for 900% punch
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Russia shuts 8 McDonald’s restaurants
Iceland eruption sparks aviation red alert
Tesco slides after warning, curbs FTSE 100 gain
Fiat avoids a road block to Chrysler merger
Hong Kong stocks gain slightly
Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital
Yellen still a multimillionaire, records show

Paul Brandus: Declining deficits won't be for long
Declining deficits? Not for long
Opinion: Deficits will turn upward in a few years, and with that, interest rates, writes Paul Brandus.

7 reasons women will lead the new world order
Opinion: Women will rule the future, while men are trapped in the past, writes Paul Farrell.
Women: Get help with your money now

Putin lashes out at Ukraine
Putin lashes out at Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin draws a comparison to Nazi tactics.
NATO: ‘Blatant violation’ of Ukraine sovereignty
EU to discuss tougher Russian sanctions
EU energy chief wants Russia-Ukraine gas truce

In key race, Landrieu faces questions about her Louisiana residency
August 29, 2014, 8:35 AM ET
Landrieu faces residency questions
In the key race in Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing questions about her residency, while questions over the president's strategy in Iraq and Syria persist.

Did Angela Merkel blink?
The German leader publicly noted she might be wrong about austerity in the euro zone, but only for a moment, notes Darrell Delamaide.
ECB's Nowotny sees weaker euro-zone growth
Euro-zone inflation: Why you should care
History made as Eonia turns negative
German retail sales fall, largest since 2012


Google tests drone deliveries
Google goes further in developing drone delivery, conducting a candy-bar test, reports say.

No ‘set it and forget’ it in retirement
That kind of approach works fine for chicken, but not for managing your retirement portfolio, says RetireMentor Dan Moisand.
Four traps wrecking your retirement
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

China’s YouTube wants to be China’s Netflix
Youku Tudou, described as China's answer to YouTube, launches its own movie-production company, with a slate of films now in the works.
Japan’s recovery slow after tax hike
China shippers missing out on trade rebound
Wal-Mart looks online for Chinese growth

PayPal spinoff would slice eBay in half
PayPal transaction revenues have caught up to those of the eBay Marketplace
Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all users
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders


Cyberattack: The Big One coming for companies
Opinion: What looks like a catastrophic hacking loss may actually be a warm-up for the main event, warns David E. Wood.
J.P. Morgan, FBI look into hack at bank
Next major financial shock: a cyberattack


Active fund managers may take 100% of your gains
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman weighs in on the active-vs.-passive investment debate.
Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard
Blackstone hires for big-bet hedge fund

Hennessy features Obama poster artist
A limited-edition Cognac features art by Shepard Fairey.

Blue Shield skybox inspires calls for scrutiny
How health insurers spend their cash may come under scrutiny if a case involving Blue Shield of California is any indication.

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Taxpayers owe AIG’s Benmosche a debt of gratitude
Commentary:
It’s easy to bash CEOs, but this ailing insurance executive deserves respect, writes Phil van Doorn.

Use caution when investing in Ebola stocks
Headlines move stock, but that doesn’t mean they’re correct, or that moves will be sustained.
Glaxo to test Ebola vaccine
Rubber gloves stand between death and life

Who loses if Russia shuts the gas valve
Who loses if Russia shuts the gas valve
As winter nears and tensions in eastern Ukraine mount, Russia gives several European Union countries another reason to worry: natural gas.

Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
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Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking
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  • Jul 30, 2012
    4:55 PM ET

    Worried About ‘Rogue Movers?’ New Law May Help

    Consumers moving across state lines will soon get some extra protection from “rogue movers”: scammers who offer low bids, only to demand more cash once the truck is loaded.

    As part of the $105 billion transportation spending bill this month, movers will be required to provide any revisions to their estimated price — say, additional, unexpected boxes — in an itemized list before loading the shipment. If there is a change to the price, they have to release the goods to the consumer once 100% of the binding estimate, or 110% on a non-binding estimate, has been paid.

  • May 11, 2012
    1:31 PM ET

    Were Mom’s Flowers Up to Sniff?

    Did you get a good deal on a Mother’s Day bouquet for Mom?

    Consumers are expected to spend a collective $2.2 billion on flowers this weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. But no matter how one spends, they may not get their money’s worth.

  • Apr 6, 2012
    1:49 PM ET

    Do iPhones Make Us Narcissists?

    There’s no app for arrogance. Smartphone users don’t need one, says the author of a new book.

    Addiction to gadgets is a national malady, says Larry Rosen, whose book “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us,” relates the social and psychological consequences of dependence on iPhones, Androids and Blackberrys. The average teenager sends and receives 3,417 text messages per month, according to Nielsen, or between 7 and 8 per waking hour. In another 2011 study carried out by Rosen, he found younger people’s anxiety escalates when they check their messages.

    Stalking Facebook and Twitter causes people to become more depressed and more narcissistic, Rosen says. “Social networking is a predictor of many disorders,” he says. All the talk of “me, me, me” on Facebook suggests social networking has gone too far, he says. Studies also show that one-in-three Generation Xers and one-in-six baby boomers constantly check their devices. Rosen offers some solutions: write a status update or tweet, then take a break. If the words “me” or “I” appear more frequently than “we” or “us,” he says it might be worth re-writing or even deleting it.

    We spoke to Rosen about the increasingly tight grip technology has over Americans:

  • 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.

  • Feb 24, 2012
    4:16 PM ET

    Will American Consumers Regain Their Mojo?

    iStockphoto

    American consumers feel better about opening their wallets, according to new data. Whether they’ll actually remove any cash is another story.

    The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index rose to 75.3 in February from 75 in January, according to a report released Friday — a sharp improvement on recent consumer confidence indexes.  In January, the Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence fell to 61.1 from 64.8 the month before. And the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index also continued on a downward trajectory for five straight months, which might explain why people are thinking twice about going shopping.

  • Feb 16, 2012
    2:38 PM ET

    Parking Meters in the Driveway

    About a year ago, we wrote about homeowners renting out rooms in their mansions to earn a bit of cash and potentially stave off foreclosure. Now there’s an easier, less intrusive way to pimp out your residence: rent your driveway.

    Getty Images

    In early March, ParkatmyHouse.com will launch in the U.S., debuting in Northeastern cities like Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. The service helps match homeowners with drivers seeking parking in all types of locations – near commuter train stations, large sporting venues and conference centers. The site is already a hit in the United Kingdom, where more than 20,000 property owners earned money off their concrete. “We’ve all spent too much time driving around the block for half an hour trying to find a space,” says founder Anthony Eskinazi, who got the idea after circling streets for a spot at a San Francisco Giants game.

  • Feb 3, 2012
    5:44 PM ET

    Why Facebook’s Millionaires May Never Be Happy

    David Geller

    David Geller, author of “Wealth & Happiness: Using Your Wealth to Create a Better Life,” has over 25 years of financial planning experience and found that helping clients get richer hasn’t always meant they got happier. Seven years ago, Geller went through a divorce, a period of financial instability and questioned his own definition of happiness. “I felt like I was punched,” he says. “I thought, ‘What’s the point of my work?’ And so I became intensely focused – my second wife might use the word “obsessed” – about how to use your wealth to build a better life.” Rule No. 1: Write a book. Pay Dirt spoke to Geller about his secrets to happiness and why Facebook’s new IPO millionaires should be careful about their sudden windfall.

    Pay Dirt: What led you to write this book? Did you have a particularly bad set of clients who were never going to be happy?

    Geller: No, I don’t think so. The “aha” moment didn’t come from my clients directly. It wasn’t like I sat down one week and had four clients who were miserable. As I read more about wealth creation, it became clear that my clients weren’t using their wealth to make their life better.

    At what point should my income start to make me happier?

  • Feb 2, 2012
    12:43 PM ET

    Mild Winter Brings Deals for Travelers

    iStockphoto

    Unseasonably pleasant weather seems to be diminishing the desire by many to book a beach getaway. As a result, travel experts expect some especially good deals this month.

    This winter has been dramatically warmer than last year. December was one of the warmest on record, while January was also particularly mild, according to weather tracking firm Planalytics. As SmartMoney.com reported, this has led to discounts in winter wear, but it has impacted the travel industry, too. “Warmer winter months affects pricing, especially in the northeast where you have a bulk of the non-stop flights to sunny destinations,” says Gregg Mauss, who runs Expeditions-Redefined, a New York-based luxury travel firm. “When the weather is harsher, people get held up in their apartments – and that’s when they start booking vacations on their computers.”

  • 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 23, 2012
    9:31 AM ET

    Why Rich People Live Longer

    iStockphoto

    The 1% not only has more money, but more time to enjoy it. Rich men live longer than their lower-income counterparts, primarily because the latter are more likely to lead an unhealthier lifestyle, a new study shows.

    Today, the wealthiest men live to 80.4 years on average, some six years longer than a man in a lower socio-economic group, according to the research carried out by the U.K.-based Longevity Science Advisory Panel, a non-profit group. And that life expectancy gap between rich and poor is widening: Some 20 years ago, a man born into a higher socio-economic group would be expected to live 75.6 years, nearly five years more than a person in a lower socio-economic group.

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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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The worst thing about flying? These people
Getty Images
Airlines get a bad rap over delayed flights, high prices and baggage fees. But a passenger’s biggest enemy may be other passengers.
Boeing nears expansion in South Carolina

Google-ize your office and become more productive
Google-ize your office to be happier and more productive Google
Commentary: Paying attention to space and light is the key to a better environment, writes Jurica Dujmovic.

Labor Day is a joke, so
why not just abolish it?
Brett Arends: Labor Day is a joke 20th Century Fox / Everett Collection
Commentary: We no longer treat working stiffs with respect, writes Brett Arends, so why pretend they’re heroes for one day a year?
The countries with the biggest labor forces

What not to buy over
Labor Day weekend
Labor Day Getty Images
There are many great deals to be found during Labor Day weekend, but you have to know what to shop for and what to avoid.
What Zale, Kay can teach high-end Tiffany
Sports caps put a lid on Genesco
3 reasons to give Best Buy another chance

Obama has a new suit,
and Twitter has an opinion
Obama has a new suit AFP/Getty Images
The president gives briefing on Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. But the world of Twitter is focused on another important issue.
Pennsylvania joins states in Obamacare plan
Obama on Islamic State: No strategy yet
Clash over immigration may lead to shutdown

Why so many retirees are working in retirement
Why so many retirees work in retirement
RetireMentors: An informal poll reveals that many retirees aren’t living the life of leisure they hoped for, says Art Koff.
The case for getting rid of 401(k) plans

Hard work is no longer enough to get ahead
Marcus Pohlmann: When hard work is no longer enough Shutterstock.com
Opinion: We must make sure all children have an equal chance to develop their intelligence, writes Marcus Pohlmann.

NEED TO KNOW
Euro-zone inflation drop adds to ECB pressure
Avago, Splunk jump; Fred’s to close 60 stores
Russia shuts 12 McDonald’s restaurants
Iceland eruption sparks aviation red alert
Tesco slides after warning, curbs FTSE 100 gain
Fiat avoids a road block to Chrysler merger
Hong Kong stocks gain slightly
Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital
Yellen still a multimillionaire, records show

Paul Brandus: Declining deficits won't be for long
Declining deficits? Not for long
Opinion: Deficits will turn upward in a few years, and with that, interest rates, writes Paul Brandus.

Putin lashes out at Ukraine
Putin lashes out at Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin draws a comparison to Nazi tactics.
NATO: ‘Blatant violation’ of Ukraine sovereignty
EU to discuss tougher Russian sanctions
EU energy chief wants Russia-Ukraine gas truce

7 reasons women will lead the new world order
Opinion: Women will rule the future, while men are trapped in the past, writes Paul Farrell.
Women: Get help with your money now

In key race, Landrieu faces questions about her Louisiana residency
August 29, 2014, 8:35 AM ET
Landrieu faces residency questions
In the key race in Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing questions about her residency, while questions over the president's strategy in Iraq and Syria persist.

Did Angela Merkel blink?
The German leader publicly noted she might be wrong about austerity in the euro zone, but only for a moment, notes Darrell Delamaide.
ECB's Nowotny sees weaker euro-zone growth
Euro-zone inflation: Why you should care
History made as Eonia turns negative
German retail sales fall, largest since 2012


Google tests drone deliveries
Google goes further in developing drone delivery, conducting a candy-bar test, reports say.

No ‘set it and forget’ it in retirement
That kind of approach works fine for chicken, but not for managing your retirement portfolio, says RetireMentor Dan Moisand.
Four traps wrecking your retirement
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large

PayPal spinoff would slice eBay in half
PayPal transaction revenues have caught up to those of the eBay Marketplace
Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all users
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders


Jessica Alba's company joins $1 billion club
Jessica Alba’s firm joins the $1 billion club
Actress’s baby-products startup scores valuation of $1 billion with latest funding round.

Active fund managers may take 100% of your gains
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman weighs in on the active-vs.-passive investment debate.
Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard
Blackstone hires for big-bet hedge fund

Hennessy features Obama poster artist
A limited-edition Cognac features art by Shepard Fairey.

/conga/frontpage.html 318271
Taxpayers owe AIG’s Benmosche a debt of gratitude
Commentary:
It’s easy to bash CEOs, but this ailing insurance executive deserves respect, writes Phil van Doorn.

Cyberattack: The Big One coming for companies
Opinion: What looks like a catastrophic hacking loss may actually be a warm-up for the main event, warns David E. Wood.
J.P. Morgan, FBI look into hack at bank
Next major financial shock: a cyberattack


Use caution when investing in Ebola stocks
Headlines move stock, but that doesn’t mean they’re correct, or that moves will be sustained.
Glaxo to test Ebola vaccine
Rubber gloves stand between death and life

Who loses if Russia shuts the gas valve
Who loses if Russia shuts the gas valve
As winter nears and tensions in eastern Ukraine mount, Russia gives several European Union countries another reason to worry: natural gas.
/conga/today.html 318269

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/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.97 +0.24 0.23%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.17%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.51 +0.02 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.62 +0.07 0.09%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.35 +0.01 0.42%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.90 +0.01 1.68%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.43 -0.02 0.89%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.23 +0.01 0.25%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.27 +0.01 0.45%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.01 1.53%
Crude Oil
95 +1 0.85%
Gold
1,287 -3 0.23%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 368 -2 0.41%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,092 +15 0.09%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,999 +2 0.11%
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/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 0 0.15%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.26 0.41 0.55%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.68 0.43 0.42%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 570.14 0.94 0.17%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.06 0.05 0.28%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.60 0.21 0.41%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.45 0.03 0.17%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.74 -0.0050 -0.01%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.93 0.01 0.02%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.01 -0.0049 -0.02%
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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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51.86MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
2429
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,080 -42 0.25%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,558 -12 0.26%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,997 -3 0.17%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,617 +2 0.09%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,289 -2 0.15%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 95.18 +0.63 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,813 +7 0.10%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,443 -20 0.21%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,367 +1 0.02%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,419 +78 0.38%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,698 -24 0.22%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 341 0 0.03%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,305 -13 0.40%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,425 -35 0.23%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,742 +1 0.00%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,217 +21 0.97%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,638 +78 0.29%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,327 -3 0.09%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.93 +0.21 0.20%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.00%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.10%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.48 -0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.59 +0.03 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 +0.00 0.19%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.90 +0.01 1.38%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.44 -0.02 0.74%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.23 +0.01 0.27%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.27 +0.01 0.36%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.01 1.53%
Crude Oil
95 +1 0.67%
Gold
1,289 -2 0.15%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 368 -1 0.34%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,093 +16 0.09%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,000 +3 0.14%
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Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 73.86 -0.78 -1.04%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.25 0.12 0.12%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 569.20 -1.80 -0.32%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.01 -0.19 -1.17%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.39 -0.47 -0.91%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.42 0.06 0.35%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.74 -0.01 -0.03%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.92 -0.44 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.01 -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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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