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Where immigrants were born aside from Mexico
Map reveals where majority of U.S. immigrants were born aside from Mexico
Most immigrants who received green cards in the U.S. last year were born in Mexico, but here's a look at the next most common birth country and the rapid growth of Asian migration.

U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
Federal government is on track for the lowest full-year deficit since 2008.

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones
The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen at an undisclosed location in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world's largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improves efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. Source: Amazon.com Inc. via BloombergEDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  Bloomberg
Request is an important step toward the goal of using drones to deliver packages.
Data: Amazon shares rallying on drone news
Attack of the drones: Invest or run screaming?
13 drone companies you should know

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cleveland
St. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R)battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L)during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton,Ohio, February 16, 2003. St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40. REUTERS/ JohnSommers IIJPSIISt. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R) battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L) during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, February 16, 2003.  St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40.      REUTERS/ John Sommers II  Reuters
James in action with St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.

NBA star LeBron James pens Sports Illustrated article explaining decision to head home to Ohio.
What's so great about Cleveland?

China calls Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security
China calls Apple’s iPhone a security threat Apple
The influential Chinese state broadcaster points to a location-tracking function in the iPhone.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
AFP/Getty Images
The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
7 simple rules for making money
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
Here’s a thrill ride: Your roller coaster may not have been inspected jabiru/Shutterstock.com
Amusement parks might be places for amusement, but they also send tens of thousands of people to emergency rooms each year.

Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
Bloomberg
Commodities Corner: The gold stock rally foreshadows a trend for the metal, analysts tell Myra P. Saefong.
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

Are gold miners preparing to fly high?

Your parents are way richer than you think
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Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
Need to know
U.S. stocks finish higher, trim weekly losses
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
22 possible gems of earnings season
GM hires Infiniti chief to head Cadillac
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015 (24/7)
Apple short interest drops by 13 million (24/7)
SEC suspends trade in Cynk Technology
Lorillard up on bid talk; Mortgage insurers sink
Money and chocolate have lot in common


Summer cooling is not a new ‘polar vortex’
Forecasts show dramatically cooler temperatures on the way for much of the U.S. next week.

What bookies say about Germany vs. Argentina
Odds are 325-to-1 that Germany will dismantle Argentina by same 7-1 score as it did Brazil.

A progress report on state and local pensions
Six good signs and six bad signs for the future of pension plans for public-sector retirees.

Inside Boehner’s suit against Obama
And how the president should respond.

6 affordable, educational apps for kids
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids
Amazon resisting FTC on in-app purchases

Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Analysis: Analysts are on the fence over most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
Wells Fargo earnings kick off the earnings season for the financial sector.
Wells Fargo CEO is bullish on the economy
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis is the tip of the iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espirito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
Cynk has rallied almost 25,000% over past few weeks, sending traders (and markets reporters) on an Internet goose chase to figure out what it's all about.

Social Security loophole's huge windfall opportunity
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
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Murderer turns himself into 'Oracle of San Quentin'
Murderer is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks.
How prison inmates learn about money

Diplomacy through humiliation
Ah, it's international relations in the age of embarrassing selfies. See what John Kerry, Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe have been up to.
China bans its journalists from foreign media
Next week in Asia...
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

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

5 off-season trips worth taking
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Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

Six ways retirees fool themselves
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Why won’t your bank let you move your IRA?
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Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
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How mom’s health-care bills could hurt you
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10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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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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Where immigrants were born aside from Mexico
Map reveals where majority of U.S. immigrants were born aside from Mexico
Most immigrants who received green cards in the U.S. last year were born in Mexico, but here's a look at the next most common birth country and the rapid growth of Asian migration.

U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
Federal government is on track for the lowest full-year deficit since 2008.

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones
The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen at an undisclosed location in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world's largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improves efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. Source: Amazon.com Inc. via BloombergEDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  Bloomberg
Request is an important step toward the goal of using drones to deliver packages.
Data: Amazon shares rallying on drone news
Attack of the drones: Invest or run screaming?
13 drone companies you should know

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cleveland
St. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R)battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L)during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton,Ohio, February 16, 2003. St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40. REUTERS/ JohnSommers IIJPSIISt. Vincent-St Mary High School basketball phenom LeBron James (R) battles pressure from Kettering Alter High School's Doug Penno (L) during the third quarter at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, February 16, 2003.  St. Vincent/St. Mary won 73-40.      REUTERS/ John Sommers II  Reuters
James in action with St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.

NBA star LeBron James pens Sports Illustrated article explaining decision to head home to Ohio.
What's so great about Cleveland?

China calls Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security
China calls Apple’s iPhone a security threat Apple
The influential Chinese state broadcaster points to a location-tracking function in the iPhone.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
AFP/Getty Images
The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
7 simple rules for making money
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
Here’s a thrill ride: Your roller coaster may not have been inspected jabiru/Shutterstock.com
Amusement parks might be places for amusement, but they also send tens of thousands of people to emergency rooms each year.

Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
Bloomberg
Commodities Corner: The gold stock rally foreshadows a trend for the metal, analysts tell Myra P. Saefong.
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

Are gold miners preparing to fly high?

Your parents are way richer than you think
Shutterstock
Adult children underestimate their parents' net worth by an average of $300,000, study says.
We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
Need to know
U.S. stocks finish higher, trim weekly losses
Apple launches blog dedicated to Swift
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
22 possible gems of earnings season
Apple short interest drops by 13 million (24/7)
SEC suspends trade in Cynk Technology
Money and chocolate have lot in common


Summer cooling is not a new ‘polar vortex’
Forecasts show dramatically cooler temperatures on the way for much of the U.S. next week.

Pinot noir and steak for insider trading tips?
A group of golfing buddies is charged by the SEC in a civil suit with using company secrets to make illegal profits of more than half a million dollars.

What bookies say about Germany vs. Argentina
Odds are 325-to-1 that Germany will dismantle Argentina by same 7-1 score as it did Brazil.

A progress report on state and local pensions
Six good signs and six bad signs for the future of pension plans for public-sector retirees.

Inside Boehner’s suit against Obama
And how the president should respond.

6 affordable, educational apps for kids
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids
Amazon resisting FTC on in-app purchases

Phil van Doorn: 6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
6 big-bank stocks with the best prospects
Analysis: Analysts are on the fence over most banks — here are the exceptions, writes Phil van Doorn.
What to watch for in Citigroup earnings
Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo cost-cutting program stalls
Wells Fargo earnings kick off the earnings season for the financial sector.
Wells Fargo CEO is bullish on the economy
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times

Espírito Santo reveals $1.6 billion exposure to parent
Portuguese bank crisis is the tip of the iceberg
Commentary: The deeper issue is the European Central Bank papering over economic problems, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
Espírito Santo has $1.6 bln exposure to parent
5 things to know about Espirito Santo, Europe
Portugal revives Europe’s darkest nightmares

Cynk: Quite possibly the bubbliest stock of all
Cynk has rallied almost 25,000% over past few weeks, sending traders (and markets reporters) on an Internet goose chase to figure out what it's all about.

Social Security loophole's huge windfall opportunity
Windfall opportunity with Social Security
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist.

Murderer turns himself into 'Oracle of San Quentin'
Murderer is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks.
How prison inmates learn about money

Diplomacy through humiliation
Ah, it's international relations in the age of embarrassing selfies. See what John Kerry, Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe have been up to.
China bans its journalists from foreign media
Next week in Asia...
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

5 off-season trips worth taking
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings. Here are five destinations worth visiting off-season.
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica

Six ways retirees fool themselves
RetireMentors: Rob Isbitts delves into errant assumptions that can threaten your retirement.
Why won’t your bank let you move your IRA?
We’re flying blind investing for retirement
/conga/frontpage.html 313618
Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at the software giant

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

10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,415 +19 0.44%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 +3 0.15%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +4 0.15%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,340 +1 0.06%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 100.49 -2.44 2.37%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,690 +18 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,666 +7 0.07%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,317 +15 0.35%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,615 +126 0.62%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,539 +5 0.05%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.16%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,253 -28 0.86%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.34 +0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.06%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.05%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.19 +0.06 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.83 +0.05 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 -0.02 0.64%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.26%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.79 -0.05 1.66%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.78 -0.04 1.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 -0.03 0.98%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
100 -2 2.37%
Gold
1,340 +1 0.06%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 384 -9 2.36%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,883 +41 0.24%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,963 +5 0.26%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.01%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.22 0.19 0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.18 8.08 1.41%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.06 -0.39%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.00 0.10 0.21%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.47 0.17 0.98%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.76 0.06 0.17%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.61 -0.19 -0.37%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
U.S. posts $70.5 billion June budget surplus
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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones
The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen at an undisclosed location in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the world's largest e-commerce company is testing drones to deliver goods, as it works to improves efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. Source: Amazon.com Inc. via BloombergEDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY  Bloomberg
Request is an important step toward the goal of using drones to deliver packages.
Data: Amazon shares rallying on drone news
Attack of the drones: Invest or run screaming?
13 drone companies you should know

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cleveland
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NBA star LeBron James pens Sports Illustrated article explaining decision to head home to Ohio.
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China calls Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security
China calls Apple’s iPhone a security threat Apple
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5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
AFP/Getty Images
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7 simple rules for making money
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Your roller coaster may not have been inspected
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Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
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Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout

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Your parents are way richer than you think
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We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japan
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
22 possible gems of earnings season
GM hires Infiniti chief to head Cadillac
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015 (24/7)
Apple short interest drops by 13 million (24/7)
SEC suspends trade in Cynk Technology
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Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
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Decliners
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Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
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  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,944 +29 0.17%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,415 +19 0.44%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,968 +3 0.15%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,599 +4 0.15%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 0 0.01%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 100.66 -2.27 2.21%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,690 +18 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,666 +7 0.07%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,317 +15 0.35%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,615 +126 0.62%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,539 +5 0.05%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 +1 0.16%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,253 -28 0.86%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,164 -52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,233 -6 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,047 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,024 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.34 0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.06%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.05%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.18 +0.06 0.07%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.82 +0.05 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 -0.02 0.75%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.26%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.79 -0.05 1.66%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.78 -0.04 1.28%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 -0.03 0.98%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
101 -2 2.21%
Gold
1,339 0 0.01%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 384 -9 2.36%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,881 +39 0.23%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 +4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 0 0.13%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 66.34 1.47 2.26%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.22 0.19 0.19%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.18 8.08 1.41%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.38 -0.06 -0.39%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.00 0.10 0.21%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.47 0.17 0.98%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.76 0.06 0.17%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.61 -0.19 -0.37%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.55 0.35 1.34%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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