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A point-by-point analysis of Obama’s ‘disquiet’ speech
A point-by-point analysis of Obama’s ‘disquiet’ speech  Reuters
A speech that President Obama gave to donors last week was notable for how the economy and world affairs were characterized. Here’s a point-by-point look at the address.

Stock buybacks blamed for lack of U.S. prosperity
Stock buybacks blamed for lack of U.S. prosperity  Bloomberg
Stock buybacks are hampering prosperity and lining the pockets of executives, an academic says in the Harvard Business Review.

Tesla jump-started as Stifel slaps $400 target on stock
Tesla Motors Inc. Model S vehicles are charged at company's design studio in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  Bloomberg News/Landov
Stifel Nicolaus analyst James Albertine’s target implies a near 50% rally from current prices.
August to show momentum in car sales
Toyota plots ‘society-changing’ fuel-cell car
Google driverless car nowhere near ready
U.S.’s most-hated car company is ...
New Mustang hits Ford assembly line in Mich.
Test drive: Corvette 8-speed automatic
For car makers, is this as good as it gets?
Back-to-school Honda | Car-free millennials

Boomers vs. millennials: How we pay for things


Sally French and Tom Bemis contrast the benefits and downsides of debit vs. credit, cash vs. virtual.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes

You're paying for things the wrong way


Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire AFP/Getty Images
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.
Cleveland is mounting a Rust Belt rebound

America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.

The worst thing about flying? The people
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on June 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year, with airline fares climbing the largest amount in 15 years.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Three widely reported fights over seat reclining in a week? That’s only the beginning.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here


HSBC China services PMI rebounds to 17-month high
Shutterstock/Dmitry Kalinovsky
HSBC's China services activity rose to a 17-month high last month,  while sub-index readings pointed to a mixed picture of economic recovery.
NEED TO KNOW
J.P. Morgan may sell oil-supply agreement
Home Depot investigating possible data breach
S&P 500 ends lower, but clings to 2,000
Japan stocks head for a third day of gains
Dollar General ups its Family Dollar bid
Norwegian Cruise Line to buy Prestige Cruises
EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
U.S. manufacturers tally up late-summer sizzle
Markit: Final Aug. manufacturing PMI at 57.9
U.S. home prices up 1.2% in July: CoreLogic


HSBC China services PMI rebounds
HSBC's China services PMI rose to a 17-month high, while sub-index readings pointed to a mixed picture of recovery.
China official services PMI edges up in August

Soon you might be awash in job offers
Here's some good news for young "boomerangers" who moved back in with their parents after college because jobs were scarce.

Why Eric Cantor is going to Wall Street
Commentary: Investment bank is an escape hatch for a stalled career in politics, writes David Weidner.
Eric Cantor cashing —$3.5 million a year
Maybe Cantor payday shouldn’t raise eyebrows

Annuities aren’t all bad
RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock offers a quick primer on the many types of annuities that are available.

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

Conn’s low-credit financing could be a time bomb
About 77% of Conn’s retail sales are paid for by in-house financing.

Blue-cheese bobbing at Buffalo chicken wing fest
The weekend’s signature event involved a kiddie pool filled with 20 gallons of Marie’s blue-cheese dressing and a group of goggle-clad competitors.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

Strength of Scotland ‘yes’ backing costs pound
The British pound drops after a key poll shows support for Scottish independence jumps just two weeks ahead of a public referendum.
Surge in support for Scottish independence

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an “emerging force” in China.

Tiny biotech Neuralstem takes real ice-bucket challenge
Tiny biotech takes real ice-bucket challenge
Opinion: Neuralstem may have an ALS therapy on the market in two years, writes Michael Brush.

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
Educational apps for kids worth every penny
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.

How to pick the right MLP fund
RetireMentors: Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says Michael Fabian.

That ‘safe’ money-market fund may be at risk
Insight: 401(k) investors need to rethink money markets in advance of new SEC rules, says Robert Powell.
Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?

September starts with bullish technical backdrop
Analysis: S&P and Nasdaq have sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while Dow is challenging resistance, reports Mike Ashbaugh.

The four stock-market ‘stories’ to watch till 2015
Commentary: For investors, reality kicks in today, writes Marek Fuchs.
/conga/frontpage.html 318608
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

 
Passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
Active funds may take 100% of your gains

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

/conga/today.html 318542

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  • Nov 8, 2012
    5:04 PM ET

    Moths Got Your Clothes?

    It’s a seasonal tradition many consumers could do without — unpacking winter garb only to discover some has been rendered holey.

    The usual suspects for the damage, the two species of clothes moths that menace innocent garments worldwide. Experts say infestations become more or less common as natural fibers like wool, down and silk — the bugs’ preferred snacks — go in and out of favor with manufacturers of clothing and home furnishings. “As long as we’re using natural fibers, it’ll be a problem,” says Jason Dombroskie, coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at Cornell University. (Moths are less active in the cold, but if your home is heated, they can wreak havoc year-round.)

  • Oct 16, 2012
    11:39 AM ET

    For Appliances, Does Energy Efficiency Sell?

    A new study suggests that energy-efficient products now dominate sales in some appliance and electronic categories—and lag in others. Whether or not people buy those products may in some cases have less to do with eco-friendliness and utility bill savings than with the products’ secondary perks.

    Energy Star is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy that identifies the most energy-efficient products on the market. Energy Star products account for close to 100% of the sales of some appliances like dishwashers and televisions, but they command relatively little of the markets for desktop computers and freezers, making up 17% and 21%, respectively, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The report measured market penetration of Energy Star products in 2011.

  • Sep 20, 2012
    4:42 PM ET

    iPhone 5 May Devour Data Plans

    Apple didn’t change the price of its iPhones with the latest upgrade, but analysts say owning one is about to get a lot more expensive.

    The combination of a bigger screen, access to higher-speed LTE networks and the ability to use the FaceTime video chat app on a cellular connection mean the iPhone 5 – which goes on sale Friday — will likely gorge on more data than its predecessors.

  • Sep 18, 2012
    7:00 AM ET

    Many iPhone 5 Buyers Own a Damaged iPhone 4S

    Oscar Wilde said, “Each man kills the thing he loves.” Many iPhone owners can relate.

    Some 30% of iPhone users damaged their devices within the past 12 months, according to a study by gadget insurer Square Trade. The phones get far more scratched, soaked and abused than iPads, only 10% of which were damaged during the same time period, based on data from 2,000 customers. Perhaps part of the reason some 2 million new iPhone 5s were preordered in the first 24 hours is that many customers didn’t have a choice: Their older models needed replacing.

  • Aug 28, 2012
    6:43 PM ET

    Google Turns Its Home Page Into a Billboard

    Just days after Apple’s patent victory over Samsung, the tablet marketing wars are heating up. Google.com is advertising its two-month-old $199 Nexus 7 tablet. But Google has one marketing weapon its competitors can’t match: A homepage that gets a virtually guaranteed hundreds of millions of views a day.

    Click on Google’s search page on  Wednesday the Nexus 7 pops up from the bottom of the page with the slogan: “The playground is open. The new $199 tablet from Google.” So why now? “This is a great time for Google to promote this tablet,” says branding consultant Rob Frankel. Given the uncertainty about how Apple’s victory will impact Android manufacturers, he says now is the time to aggressively push those devices. (Google says that most of Apple’s patent claims don’t relate to its core Android operating system.)

  • Aug 28, 2012
    3:28 PM ET

    5 Computer-Generated Sales Pitches

    These days, bending the truth in advertising goes well beyond the usual light airbrushing and color enhancement.

    To save on costs — and perhaps assembly time — Swedish retailing giant Ikea created computer-generated images of its furniture for the new catalog, rather than hiring a photographer. By next year, a quarter of the scenes depicted in Ikea’s print and online advertising will be digitally drawn rather than photographed, The Wall Street Journal reported last week.  In fact, Ikea says it is able to better depict its products with computer images than actual photography.

  • Aug 23, 2012
    4:29 PM ET

    Who Inherits Your iTunes Library?

    Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes, but when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us.

    Someone who owned 10,000 hardcover books and the same number of vinyl records could bequeath them to descendants, but legal experts say passing on iTunes and Kindle libraries would be much more complicated. And one’s heirs stand to lose huge sums of money. “I find it hard to imagine a situation where a family would be okay with losing a collection of 10,000 books and songs,” says Evan Carroll, co-author of “Your Digital Afterlife.” “Legally dividing one account among several heirs would also be extremely difficult.”

  • Aug 17, 2012
    2:22 PM ET

    Baby Beware: 4 Child-Product Problems to Cry Over

    If parents have a superpower, it’s the ability to see disaster for their children at every turn, to envision every situation’s worst-case scenario. But even the most anxious moms and dads never suspect the strollers, car seats and cribs they buy could pose a danger. That is what makes recalls of baby products like the Bumbo Seat so unnerving.

  • Aug 10, 2012
    9:04 AM ET

    5 Oddball Olympian Promotions

    The Summer Games may be coming to a close, but not without one final opportunity to cash in on Olympic fever.

    No, we’re not talking about eBay sellers auctioning off a genuine $41,000 Olympic torch. Or online vendors offering Olympic souvenirs ranging from T-shirts to Team USA wineglasses. Instead, we’re talking businesses tying that noble Olympian ideal to anything they happen to be hawking, whether it’s a bottle of tequila or a specialty ladies’ undergarment. After all, is there any game greater than good ol’ capitalism?

  • Aug 9, 2012
    5:25 PM ET

    5 Best Olympic Marketing Coups

    The battle for publicity between the companies that paid to sponsor the 2012 London Games and those that saved their gold is not, itself, an Olympic sport. But experts say it’s just as competitive.

    Brands have spent more on these Games than on any previous Olympics. The 11 worldwide sponsors – including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Visa — have paid $957 million for marketing rights over the past four years, which includes their support of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. That’s up 10% over the $866 million spent by the worldwide sponsors on the Beijing and Turin Games. Still, there’s nothing to stop competing brands from piggybacking on to the Olympics to promote themselves. “These sponsors face a big challenge to protect their $100 million investments from the campaigns of outsiders,” says Jennifer P. Brown, spokeswoman for social media marketing company Izea.

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A point-by-point analysis of Obama’s ‘disquiet’ speech
A point-by-point analysis of Obama’s ‘disquiet’ speech  Reuters
A speech that President Obama gave to donors last week was notable for how the economy and world affairs were characterized. Here’s a point-by-point look at the address.

Stock buybacks blamed for lack of U.S. prosperity
Stock buybacks blamed for lack of U.S. prosperity  Bloomberg
Stock buybacks are hampering prosperity and lining the pockets of executives, an academic says in the Harvard Business Review.

Tesla jump-started as Stifel slaps $400 target on stock
Tesla Motors Inc. Model S vehicles are charged at company's design studio in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  Bloomberg News/Landov
Stifel Nicolaus analyst James Albertine’s target implies a near 50% rally from current prices.
August to show momentum in car sales
Toyota plots ‘society-changing’ fuel-cell car
Google driverless car nowhere near ready
U.S.’s most-hated car company is ...
New Mustang hits Ford assembly line in Mich.
Test drive: Corvette 8-speed automatic
For car makers, is this as good as it gets?
Back-to-school Honda | Car-free millennials

Boomers vs. millennials: How we pay for things


Sally French and Tom Bemis contrast the benefits and downsides of debit vs. credit, cash vs. virtual.
Teens want tech vs. back-to-school clothes

You're paying for things the wrong way


Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire
Atlantic City: How to save the Boardwalk Empire AFP/Getty Images
What life after gambling could look like in America's Playground.
Cleveland is mounting a Rust Belt rebound

America’s 10 fastest-growing retailers
 Reuters
Retailers are growing again and, increasingly, moving online. Here's a look at those on the up.

The worst thing about flying? The people
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on June 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year, with airline fares climbing the largest amount in 15 years.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Three widely reported fights over seat reclining in a week? That’s only the beginning.

Trading Strategies:
Time to hit the books

It's September, and with the kids back in school, our group of experts offer ideas on how to profit from the season.
School time may be the right time for Apple
3 stocks to rock back-to-school season
A lesson in buying low in a high group
See complete report here


HSBC China services PMI rebounds to 17-month high
Shutterstock/Dmitry Kalinovsky
HSBC's China services activity rose to a 17-month high last month,  while sub-index readings pointed to a mixed picture of economic recovery.
NEED TO KNOW
J.P. Morgan may sell oil-supply agreement
Home Depot investigating possible data breach
S&P 500 ends lower, but clings to 2,000
Japan stocks head for a third day of gains
Dollar General ups its Family Dollar bid
Norwegian Cruise Line to buy Prestige Cruises
EU to decide on more Russia sanctions Friday
U.S. manufacturers tally up late-summer sizzle
Markit: Final Aug. manufacturing PMI at 57.9
U.S. home prices up 1.2% in July: CoreLogic


HSBC China services PMI rebounds
HSBC's China services PMI rose to a 17-month high, while sub-index readings pointed to a mixed picture of recovery.
China official services PMI edges up in August

Soon you might be awash in job offers
Here's some good news for young "boomerangers" who moved back in with their parents after college because jobs were scarce.

Why Eric Cantor is going to Wall Street
Commentary: Investment bank is an escape hatch for a stalled career in politics, writes David Weidner.
Eric Cantor cashing —$3.5 million a year
Maybe Cantor payday shouldn’t raise eyebrows

Annuities aren’t all bad
RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock offers a quick primer on the many types of annuities that are available.

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

Conn’s low-credit financing could be a time bomb
About 77% of Conn’s retail sales are paid for by in-house financing.

Blue-cheese bobbing at Buffalo chicken wing fest
The weekend’s signature event involved a kiddie pool filled with 20 gallons of Marie’s blue-cheese dressing and a group of goggle-clad competitors.
Americans are eating a bit better: study
6 real culprits making American kids fat

Strength of Scotland ‘yes’ backing costs pound
The British pound drops after a key poll shows support for Scottish independence jumps just two weeks ahead of a public referendum.
Surge in support for Scottish independence

iDreamSky shares end as IPO quiet period ends
iDreamSky shares soar as quiet period ends
Analyst calls the U.S.-listed company an “emerging force” in China.

Tiny biotech Neuralstem takes real ice-bucket challenge
Tiny biotech takes real ice-bucket challenge
Opinion: Neuralstem may have an ALS therapy on the market in two years, writes Michael Brush.

Aging population faces housing shortage
A new report says that there won’t be enough affordable, physically accessible and well-located housing for the country’s oldest adults.

6 educational apps for kids worth every penny
Educational apps for kids worth every penny
There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids.

How to pick the right MLP fund
RetireMentors: Master limited partnerships based in this area can add an effective income stream to your portfolio, says Michael Fabian.

That ‘safe’ money-market fund may be at risk
Insight: 401(k) investors need to rethink money markets in advance of new SEC rules, says Robert Powell.
Is your ‘alternative’ fund a ticking time bomb?

September starts with bullish technical backdrop
Analysis: S&P and Nasdaq have sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while Dow is challenging resistance, reports Mike Ashbaugh.

The four stock-market ‘stories’ to watch till 2015
Commentary: For investors, reality kicks in today, writes Marek Fuchs.
/conga/frontpage.html 318608
China gives Microsoft 20 days to explain
The antitrust investigators call for Microsoft to clarify what they call compatibility and bundling issues.
Stephen: Beijing's hardball with Hong Kong
Japan creates 30-minute Ebola test: report


This week in Europe:Is Mario Dragh's finger on the QE trigger?
Is Draghi’s finger on the QE trigger?
What data to watch for as investors wait to find out whether ECB chief Mario Draghi will act.
French 2-year yield turns negative for first time
Contraction in German GDP confirmed
EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian

 
Passive investing will keep gaining ground
Passive investing still has ‘tremendous runways,’ says Chris Philips, a senior analyst at Vanguard.
Active funds may take 100% of your gains

It’s been a summer
worth waiting (in line) for
After a winter that introduced huge swaths of the country to the term polar vortex, this summer, it turned out, has been one worth waiting for.
The worst thing about flying? These people

/conga/today.html 318542

Markets »

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Avg Vol: 74.95M
Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
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S&P 500
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GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,624 +4 0.14%
Gold
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Oil
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,507 +28 0.30%
CAC 40
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FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,446 +100 0.49%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,755 +9 0.08%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 0 0.03%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 +14 0.43%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,820 +151 0.96%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 25,077 +328 1.33%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,279 +13 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,122 +102 0.38%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,334 +6 0.19%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 105.23 +0.13 0.12%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 0.00 0.08%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.01%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 83.03 +0.06 0.08%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.15 +0.06 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.48%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.93 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.28 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.32 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.00 0.55%
Crude Oil
93 +0 0.36%
Gold
1,267 +2 0.16%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 362 -2 0.62%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,067 +14 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,002 +2 0.10%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.25%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 76.68 1.86 2.49%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 103.30 0.80 0.78%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 577.33 5.73 1.00%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.27 0.18 1.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.96 0.31 0.60%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.60 0.19 1.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.84 -0.12 -0.34%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.20 -0.64 -1.34%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.85 -0.13 -0.50%
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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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A point-by-point analysis of Obama’s ‘disquiet’ speech
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Stock buybacks blamed for lack of U.S. prosperity
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Advancers
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,068 -31 0.18%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,598 +18 0.39%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,002 -1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,624 +4 0.14%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,267 +2 0.16%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.21 +0.33 0.36%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,829 +4 0.06%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,507 +28 0.30%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,378 -1 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,820 +151 0.96%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 25,077 +328 1.33%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,279 +13 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,122 +102 0.38%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,334 +6 0.19%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 105.22 +0.12 0.12%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.65 0.00 0.08%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.01%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 83.03 +0.06 0.08%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 75.15 +0.06 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.48%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.93 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.46 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.28 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.32 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.51 +0.00 0.55%
Crude Oil
93 +0 0.36%
Gold
1,267 +2 0.16%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 362 -2 0.62%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,067 +14 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,002 +2 0.10%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.25%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 76.68 1.86 2.49%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 103.30 0.80 0.78%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 577.33 5.73 1.00%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.27 0.18 1.12%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.96 0.31 0.60%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.60 0.19 1.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.84 -0.12 -0.34%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.20 -0.64 -1.34%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.85 -0.13 -0.50%
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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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