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PayPal welcomes Apple as rival as it splits from eBay

PayPal wants to be the pure-play leader in mobile payments but says it wants to be in other wallets.
EBay to spin off PayPal business
Apple nudges PayPal deeper into bitcoin
Analysts have high expectations for Apple Pay

Banks refashion branches as consumer habits shift
A Bank Of America ATM is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York August 21, 2014. Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities. The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice calls for the second-largest U.S. bank to pay a $9.65 billion cash penalty, and provide $7 billion of consumer relief to struggling homeowners and communities.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS POLITICS)  Reuters
Banks are using more floor space for dispensing financial advice and less for teller services.

Netflix to roll out sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger’ film
Netflix to deliver another haymaker to Hollywood Everett Collection
Netflix is going to release its first major feature film, teaming up with the Weinstein Co.
DreamWorks deal derails, but share fall muted

On the streets with Hong Kong’s young protesters
On the streets with Hong Kong's young protesters MarketWatch/Laura He
These protesters share what the action is like on the ground.

‘Umbrella Revolution’ risk to Hong Kong economy

The massive wave of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong may deliver a hard blow to the territory’s economy, and even all of China, analysts say.
Democracy protests in Hong Kong: slide show
Hong Kong stocks slide in September

Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China
Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China Getty Images
Demand for Apple’s new phone is mounting after the Cupertino company said it would launch the phone in China this month
Apple, Fiat tax deals broke state-aid rules: EU

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors in debt
Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt
Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.
Need to know
Apple may owe $200 mln in back taxes to EU
GoPro’s new cameras for those who go slower
California to ban single-use plastic bags
Balmy London hampers retailer
Chicago PMI slows to 60.5 in September
Consumer confidence falls sharply

Langley is just one surprising Starbucks location
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are locations that really stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

Secret Service director testifies in House
LIVE BLOG AND VIDEO: Julia Pierson testifies after shocking White House security breach.

Why you should invest like Harvard
Trading Deck:  Endowment has lagged index funds, but a closer look and a longer time horizon change the view.

Ford slices full-year profit view
Just three months into the top job at Ford, Mark Fields slashes full-year profit outlook.
Did market overpunish Ford? (24/7 Wall St.)

Wal-Mart: No seat belt in Tracy Morgan crash
Retailer argues that the comedian “acted unreasonably” in failing to wear seat belt.

Germany fights on two fronts to preserve eurozone
Opinion: More opposition than ever for Merkel and ECB, say Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams.
Eurozone inflation hits five-year low

One very shocking wildlife stat
Earth's human population has just about doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

Irwin Kellner: The Fed would like to do it all but can't
The Fed would like to do it all, but it can’t
Opinion: Fed officials may say there’s nothing the central bank can’t do when it comes to managing the economy, but Irwin Kellner says that isn’t exactly true.

David Weidner: Why you should ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Opinion: The New York Fed sold out, and that’s all you need to know, writes David Weidner.
A tough-on-Wall Street replacement for Holder?

Should you drink the annuity COLA?
Should you drink the annuity COLA?
RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock pores over the various types of inflation-adjusted annuities and strategies.
Social Security strategies for married couples

Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
With billions of dollars fleeing Pimco, corporate debt and derivatives are feeling the most impact.
Pimco ETF sees $446.5 million outflow: report
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Bill Gross is easily the smartest guy at Janus

U.S. benchmarks teetering at major support levels
Analysis: The widely tracked U.S. benchmarks now face some important tests, notes Michael Ashbaugh.
Hussman sees ‘ingredients of a market crash’
Expect bigger, badder bubbles: Cody Willard
Is this the correction? asks L.A. Little
Jeff Reeves: This can’t be a stock bubble

Why you should ignore October crash warnings
RetireMentors: Pundits may say market crashes come in October. Don’t buy it, says Amit Chopra.
/conga/frontpage.html 321445
Want a seasonal retail job? Study the brand first
This holiday, more retailers are looking to hire seasonal staff who get their brand culture.
Macy's to hire 86,000 holiday workers for 2014
Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth

Facebook killer called Ello gets its timing right
Insight: People who want an alternative are flocking to Ello from other social sites, writes Therese Poletti.

Four things to consider before a second marriage
4 things to consider before remarrying
Here are financial issues that should be addressed before walking down the aisle again.
College graduates likelier to stay married


Candidates in Iowa race clash over billionaire backers
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Obama: Democrats will hold the Senate
Obama: U.S. intel misread Syria situation
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  • Nov 10, 2011
    3:18 PM ET

    5 Ways To Avoid the Flightmare Before Thanksgiving

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    Don’t fasten your seatbelts yet. It could be a long and bumpy wait for your flight this Thanksgiving. Los Angeles International, Chicago O’Hare and Orlando International airports will be the busiest around Thanksgiving, according to a survey by travel website Orbitz.com. However, JFK in New York rates only eighth out of the 10 busiest. JFK mainly caters to international travelers, consumer advocate Chris Elliott says, while LAX and other airports service more of the typical American Thanksgiving traveler fleeing the big city for home.

    But there is good news for those traveling via Ronald Reagan Washington National and Atlanta’s Hartsfield International airports: They fell off the busiest Top-10 list this year. The survey covered the top 50 U.S. airports based on flight bookings between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27, 2011. And it’s no surprise that holiday/destination airports like Mineta San Jose International, Kahului/Hawaii and John Wayne in California are seeing less traffic, Elliott says, as most folk travel to see family around Thanksgiving.

    Here are 5 tips to avoid the longest of all possible waits:

  • Nov 9, 2011
    7:11 PM ET

    Passenger Groups Want More Sway With TSA

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    The Transportation Security Administration this week announced the new membership of its Aviation Security Advisory Committee, but passenger rights advocates complain they are still not adequately represented. As expected, some of the TSA’s biggest critics were not invited to the party.

    Passengers should be represented on the ASAC, which was established in 1989 following the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 by a terrorist bomb, groups say. “Where’s the passenger advocate?” says syndicated columnist and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott. Kate Hanni, founder of FlyersRights.org, agrees. “There are virtually no consumer advocates on this committee,” she says. “It’s again frontloaded with the [airline] industry.”

    The 24-member committee includes people who have been directly affected by terrorist attacks. Hanni notes the inclusion of one passenger advocate, Glenn Johnson, board chairman of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., set up by families of those killed by a bomb on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988.

  • Nov 4, 2011
    12:48 PM ET

    Can the Weatherman Save You Money?

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    The iPhone can’t control the weather, but a 99-cent app purports to take most of the guesswork out of planning weddings, ski trips, and other shopping decisions.

    Available on iOS, and in the Android store starting Nov. 23th, the WeatherTrends360 app uses a team of meteorologists, climatologists and mathematicians to help people plan for good and bad weather, says CEO Bill Kirk, a former United States Air Force Captain. The website is free. He claims his company can predict the weather with 80% accuracy up to a year in advance.

    WeatherTrend360’s main business is helping retailers control their inventory, and clients include Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl’s and Coca-Cola. The consumer app offers to help shoppers decide when is best to buy goods at the best prices. Forrester Research gives it 80% accuracy, which sounds impressive, but keep in mind that means the information could be wrong once every five days.

    However, some experts believe the app is probably better used for entertainment purposes only. ”I don’t think people will plan any major events around what this application does,” says Andy Nyquist, personal finance and investment blogger. “It may make them more comfortable about the choices that they do make in relation to weddings and trips. But people are more likely to enjoy the entertainment factor from the application as well as using the shorter term weather forecasts.”

    Pay Dirt spoke to Capt. Kirk about the new app.

  • Oct 31, 2011
    3:46 PM ET

    New Rules Didn’t Help Stranded Airline Passengers

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    The threat of massive fines apparently isn’t enough to stop airlines from stranding passengers on the tarmac. On Saturday, some 100 JetBlue passengers and an unspecified number on American Airlines flights were left stuck on a runway at Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT. for seven hours during the snow storm.

    These incidents raise the question: Are new Department of Transportation rules enough? They stipulate that airlines can incur maximum fines of a staggering $27,500 per passenger if planes sit on the tarmac for more than three hours on domestic U.S. flights. (In JetBlue’s case, passengers were stranded without adequate food, water or functioning restrooms. American Airlines say passengers had food and beverages.)

    The amount of any airline fine depends on a number of factors, including the seriousness of the violation and harm caused to consumers, the carrier’s compliance disposition and ability to pay, says Bill Mosley, a Department of Transport spokesman.

  • Oct 18, 2011
    3:44 PM ET

    Orbitz’s Fares Were Flights of Fancy

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    The Department of Transportation fined online travel company Orbitz $60,000 on Tuesday for misleading advertisements that failed to mention taxes and fees, and in some cases, promoted fares which were no longer available.

    Orbitz blamed the ads, which appeared in early 2011, on a computer “glitch.”  Consumers selecting discounted fares advertised by the site  were instead taken to a page where different rates was displayed.

    To be fair to Orbitz, this is the first time in the company’s 10-year history it’s been hit with such a fine. “Orbitz is in compliance with Department of Transportation advertising requirements and the glitch that resulted in how fares were displayed for a short period of time earlier this year has been addressed,” Orbitz spokesman Chris Chiames said in a statement. But Air Canada, Spirit, JetBlue, United Airways, Continental have all been hit with fines for failing to inform passengers of various charges.

  • Oct 13, 2011
    11:55 AM ET

    Could Airline Bathrooms Go the Way of Free Peanuts?

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    Accidents are relatively uncommon on commercial flights, but that could change if Ryanair’s plan to remove two-thirds of its bathrooms catches on.

    With each bathroom creating room for three seats, the European discount carrier, which is known for proposing bizarre cost-cutting measures, says it could save passengers $6 on a $120 ticket. “It would fundamentally lower air fares by about 5% for all passengers,” CEO Michael O’Leary told The Independent.  “We’re trying to push Boeing to re-certify the aircraft for six more seats, particularly for short-haul flights — we very rarely use all three toilets on board our aircraft anyway.”

  • Oct 7, 2011
    8:30 AM ET

    Travel Alert: Rental Car Rates May Fall with the Leaves

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    The post-summer travel lull is known for cheap airfare and discount hotel rates. Now, travelers can add cheap car rental rates to that list of incentives.

    Hotwire.com says there are still good deals out there before rental companies reduce their inventories and airline travel picks up in earnest ahead of Thanksgiving “as the industry heads into shoulder season and rental car companies adjust their inventory in preparation for fewer renters,” according to a statement from the travel website.

    Car rental fees in hot tourist spots like Hawaii have plunged 50% since high summer, Hotwire says. Kelsey Mays, industry analyst at Cars.com, agrees – even given a 12.5% fall in inventories from 2007 to 2010. “With sluggish demand,” he says, “even fewer cars could lead to lower rates.”

  • Sep 29, 2011
    6:39 PM ET

    Priceline: Book at the 11th Hour, Save 35%

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    Have you ever made one of those nerve-wracking “Name Your Own Price” blind bookings on Priceline.com and ended up in a drab hotel on the edge of town?

    I have. And it wasn’t pretty. But now some travelers using the site can avoid making a similar mistake.

    Priceline’s new “Tonight-Only Deals” app, released today for the iPhone and iPod Touch, offers rates of up to 35% off at three- and four-star properties and — wait for it – you can see the hotel name before you book. Normally on Priceline, if you want to see the name of the hotel, you don’t get a discount. USAToday.com reports that deals are currently available in 34 cities, including New York and Chicago.

  • Sep 26, 2011
    6:07 PM ET

    Fall Fling: 3 Domestic Travel Bargains

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    Although the euro’s steady drop has sweetened off-season international deals, a financial crisis tour of Europe isn’t in everyone’s budget.

    Last week, Pay Dirt brought you “Last Hurrah: 3 Top Fall Getaways” for international travel. This week, we have scenic bargains closer to home. Orbitz.com has discounts of 50% on packages to Aspen and Vail, while Travelzoo.com has 70% off packages for travel in Florida. At this time of year, says Jason Clampet, senior online editor at Frommers.com, “You avoid locals’ end-of-season stress and burnout and get them while they’re fresh for the next crop of visitors.”

    Of course, it’s the off-season for a reason: those Vail deals, for example, come too early in the year for skiing, and may be too late for hikers who don’t want to layer up. Florida, meanwhile, has hurricane season to contend with through December, so it’s best to check with the National Hurricane Center before you travel. Pay Dirt asked Clampet; cruise broker Stewart Chiron; Stephen Daimler, a spokesman for Packlate.com; and Christie McConnell, marketing director of TravelZoo, to pick three of the best domestic deals worth a look.

  • Sep 23, 2011
    2:11 PM ET

    Last Hurrah: 3 Top Fall Getaways

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    If you are itching to fly away before 2012, airline and hotel deals abound, if you don’t mind a long flight. Vision Airlines in Suwanee, Ga., is offering flights from $36 one-way to The Bahamas. The Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu has discounts of up to 30% on rooms. Both locations have warm weather far into the fall. And if you book a flight/hotel package, Angela Lyda, senior editor at Travel-Ticker.com, says, you may even find sweeter – more exclusive – bargains.

    The best part of the shoulder season? The summer crowds are gone. Of course, the Bahamas is still in hurricane season until December, but some resorts will give you de facto hurricane insurance in case you need to cancel. Our experts – Lyda; Andrew Young, web editor for Travelzoo.com; Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel.com; and Jason Clampet, senior online editor at Frommers.com – chose three deals further afield worth a look.

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PayPal welcomes Apple as rival as it splits from eBay

PayPal wants to be the pure-play leader in mobile payments but says it wants to be in other wallets.
EBay to spin off PayPal business
Apple nudges PayPal deeper into bitcoin
Analysts have high expectations for Apple Pay

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A Bank Of America ATM is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York August 21, 2014. Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities. The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice calls for the second-largest U.S. bank to pay a $9.65 billion cash penalty, and provide $7 billion of consumer relief to struggling homeowners and communities.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS POLITICS)  Reuters
Banks are using more floor space for dispensing financial advice and less for teller services.

Netflix to roll out sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger’ film
Netflix to deliver another haymaker to Hollywood Everett Collection
Netflix is going to release its first major feature film, teaming up with the Weinstein Co.
DreamWorks deal derails, but share fall muted

On the streets with Hong Kong’s young protesters
On the streets with Hong Kong's young protesters MarketWatch/Laura He
These protesters share what the action is like on the ground.

‘Umbrella Revolution’ risk to Hong Kong economy

The massive wave of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong may deliver a hard blow to the territory’s economy, and even all of China, analysts say.
Democracy protests in Hong Kong: slide show
Hong Kong stocks slide in September

Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China
Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China Getty Images
Demand for Apple’s new phone is mounting after the Cupertino company said it would launch the phone in China this month
Apple, Fiat tax deals broke state-aid rules: EU

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors in debt
Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt
Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.
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Apple may owe $200 mln in back taxes to EU
GoPro’s new cameras for those who go slower
Chicago PMI slows to 60.5 in September
Consumer confidence falls sharply

U.S. benchmarks teetering at major support levels
Analysis: The widely tracked U.S. benchmarks now face some important tests, notes Michael Ashbaugh.
Hussman sees ‘ingredients of a market crash’
Expect bigger, badder bubbles: Cody Willard
Is this the correction? asks L.A. Little
Jeff Reeves: This can’t be a stock bubble

Why you should ignore October crash warnings
RetireMentors: The pundits will tell you that the markets’ biggest crashes come in October. Don’t buy it, says Amit Chopra

Secret Service director testifies in House
LIVE BLOG AND VIDEO: Julia Pierson testifies after shocking White House security breach.

Ford slices full-year profit view
Just three months into the top job at Ford, Mark Fields slashes full-year profit outlook.
Did market overpunish Ford? (24/7 Wall St.)

Wal-Mart: No seat belt in Tracy Morgan crash
Retailer argues that the comedian “acted unreasonably” in failing to wear seat belt.

Germany fights on two fronts to preserve eurozone
Opinion: More opposition than ever for Merkel and ECB, say Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams.
Eurozone inflation hits five-year low

One very shocking wildlife stat
Earth's human population has just about doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

Irwin Kellner: The Fed would like to do it all but can't
The Fed would like to do it all, but it can’t
Opinion: Fed officials may say there’s nothing the central bank can’t do when it comes to managing the economy, but Irwin Kellner says that isn’t exactly true.

David Weidner: Why you should ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
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A tough-on-Wall Street replacement for Holder?

Should you drink the annuity COLA?
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10 things Starbucks won't say about its coffee
10 things Starbucks won’t say about coffee
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Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
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Pimco ETF sees $446.5 million outflow: report
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Bill Gross is easily the smartest guy at Janus
/conga/frontpage.html 321437
Want a seasonal retail job? Study the brand first
This holiday, more retailers are looking to hire seasonal staff who get their brand culture.
Macy's to hire 86,000 holiday workers for 2014
Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth

Facebook killer called Ello gets its timing right
Insight: People who want an alternative are flocking to Ello from other social sites, writes Therese Poletti.

What you're really paying in 401(k) fees
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Candidates in Iowa race clash over billionaire backers
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Obama: Democrats will hold the Senate
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,623 -24 0.36%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,474 +51 0.55%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,416 +58 1.33%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,892 +366 1.78%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,826 +140 1.31%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 +2 0.61%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,071 -17 0.55%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,174 -137 0.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,631 +33 0.13%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,277 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 -0.01 0.46%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.69 +0.19 0.18%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 0.00 0.14%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 +0.00 0.23%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.96 +0.34 0.40%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.92 +0.15 0.19%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 +0.01 0.47%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.90 -0.02 1.96%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.35 -0.05 2.15%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.17 -0.06 2.62%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.43 -0.01 0.61%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.55%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 -3 3.39%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,209 -10 0.84%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 323 -3 1.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,000 +20 0.12%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,969 0 0.01%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 -1 3.54%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 79.36 0.36 0.46%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 101.10 0.99 0.99%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 576.51 0.15 0.03%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.04 0.03 0.20%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.95 -0.10 -0.19%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.90 -0.21 -1.37%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.34 0.11 0.31%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.97 -0.57 -1.28%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.67 0.25 0.96%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.9%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.4%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 15.02% 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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PayPal welcomes Apple as rival as it splits from eBay

PayPal wants to be the pure-play leader in mobile payments but says it wants to be in other wallets.
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37.37MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.50M
Unchanged
200
Decliners
4023
Advancers
2166
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,040 -31 0.18%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,493 -12 0.28%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,971 -7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,534 -4 0.14%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,212 -7 0.57%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91.35 -3.22 3.40%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,623 -24 0.36%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,474 +51 0.55%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,416 +58 1.33%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,892 +366 1.78%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,826 +140 1.31%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 +2 0.61%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,071 -17 0.55%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,174 -143 0.87%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,631 +33 0.13%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,277 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 -0.01 0.45%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.63 +0.14 0.13%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 0.00 0.17%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 +0.00 0.29%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.89 +0.27 0.32%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.90 +0.13 0.17%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 +0.01 0.25%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.90 -0.02 1.96%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.35 -0.05 2.15%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.17 -0.06 2.62%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.43 -0.01 0.61%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.55%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 -3 3.40%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,212 -7 0.57%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 323 -3 1.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,968 -12 0.07%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,965 -4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 2.66%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 79.11 0.11 0.14%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 100.94 0.83 0.83%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 574.92 -1.44 -0.25%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.00 -0.0090 -0.05%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.74 -0.31 -0.60%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.76 -0.36 -2.35%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.27 0.04 0.10%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.88 -0.66 -1.48%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.64 0.22 0.86%
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5 yr CD
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2 yr CD
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1 yr CD
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MMA $10K+
0.4%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 15.02% 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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