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5 things to know about Espirito Santo and Europe
Reuters
After the major Portuguese lender triggered markets turmoil, here's what investors need to keep in mind (slide show).
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U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
Draghi calls for rules to align Europe economies

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
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The financial failures of some celebrities highlight what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Mining stocks point to gains for gold prices
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Your parents are much richer than you think
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We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
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U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft Bloomberg
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Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill?
Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill? Facebook
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Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
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Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
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

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Stocks to Watch: Wells Fargo, Fastenal
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
How hackers are hitting shipping services
Chevron, Conoco, Total are Citi's 'Big Oil' picks
U.S. ininsured rate drops to record low: survey
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout
American Apparel ends back above $1

Woman arrested in Google exec’s death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

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.

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.
Next week in Asia... | Asia stocks quotes
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks
New Fed vice-chair Stanley Fischer uses his first speech to argue the break-up would have "an uncertain payoff".
Did Fed slip end of bond buying into its minutes?

Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Revenue may very likely have dropped, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times
Wells Fargo earnings could be a warning
Citigroup earnings: legal issues in focus

Why Merkel loves her central bank
It’s no surprise Angela Merkel stoutly defends the Bundesbank, because the central bank helped keep Germany free, writes Barry Wood.
Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country
Horse-trading begins for EU economics chief

China bans journalists from foreign media
Top regulator tells all journalists to stay away from working with foreign press, including talking about their jobs.
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Boehner prepares suit against Obama
Speaker John Boehner prepares to sue President Obama, but he's picked a surprising issue to argue over.
Survey shows Obamacare effect on uninsured

Republicans push to deport faster

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

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

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

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Emerging markets still a lousy investment
Michael Sincere: Tme for a market ‘sell’ signal

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Emmys show TV networks own none
of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
Nutting: Ending jobless benefits didn’t help

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.

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip
Smartphone dependency fuels other addiction

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
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Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
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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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5 things to know about Espirito Santo and Europe
Reuters
After the major Portuguese lender triggered markets turmoil, here's what investors need to keep in mind (slide show).
Espírito Santo reveals €1.18 billion exposure

U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
Draghi calls for rules to align Europe economies

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.
Kim Kardashian slams PepsiCo CEO on women

Your parents are much 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

U.S. states with the most ‘STEM’ workers
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.
States with highest proportions of science, technology, engineering and math workers.

Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft
Satya Nadella charts brave new course for Microsoft Bloomberg
Commentary: CEO lays out plans for structural, philosophical changes at software giant.

Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill?
Spielberg posing next to an exotic trophy kill? Facebook
This photo of Spielberg with a downed triceratops has been shared 30,000 times in the past days.

Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity Shutterstock.com
RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
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

Need to know
European stock markets rebound after selloff
Imperial in asset talks with Reynolds, Lorillard
Stocks to Watch: Wells Fargo, Fastenal
Alibaba may start IPO process by end of July
How hackers are hitting shipping services
Chevron, Conoco, Total are Citi's 'Big Oil' picks
U.S. ininsured rate drops to record low: survey
Ten brands that could vanish in 2015
Newmont Mining gearing up for a big breakout
American Apparel ends back above $1

Woman arrested in Google exec’s death
Police say alleged prostitute injected heroin into executive, cleaned up evidence and left him to die.

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.

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.
Next week in Asia... | Asia stocks quotes
India budget focuses on jobs, growth

Fischer: Don’t break up biggest banks
New Fed vice-chair Stanley Fischer uses his first speech to argue the break-up would have "an uncertain payoff".
Did Fed slip end of bond buying into its minutes?

Fed appears uneasy over market complacency
House hearing opens Pandora's box for Fed

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Revenue may very likely have dropped, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Wells Fargo almost ready for good times
Wells Fargo earnings could be a warning
Citigroup earnings: legal issues in focus

Why Merkel loves her central bank
It’s no surprise Angela Merkel stoutly defends the Bundesbank, because the central bank helped keep Germany free, writes Barry Wood.
Germany wants top U.S. spy to leave country
Horse-trading begins for EU economics chief

China bans journalists from foreign media
Top regulator tells all journalists to stay away from working with foreign press, including talking about their jobs.
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Boehner prepares suit against Obama
Speaker John Boehner prepares to sue President Obama, but he's picked a surprising issue to argue over.
Survey shows Obamacare effect on uninsured

Republicans push to deport faster

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

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

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
 
Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.
Emerging markets still a lousy investment
Michael Sincere: Time for a market ‘sell’ signal
/conga/frontpage.html 313540
Emmys show TV networks own none
of the buzz
Commentary: Cable TV and streaming are looking like the movies used to, writes Jon Friedman.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ head Emmy pack
Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
Nutting: Ending jobless benefits didn’t help

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.

Politically, millennials swing both ways
Over half would support a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate.
American teens can’t read a pay slip
Smartphone dependency fuels other addiction

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
/conga/today.html 313530

Markets »

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Unchanged
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Decliners
4432
Advancers
1767
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  • 1 Year
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,915 -71 0.42%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,396 -23 0.52%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,965 -8 0.41%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,598 +3 0.10%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,338 -2 0.11%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.64 -0.29 0.28%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,686 +13 0.20%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,668 +9 0.09%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,321 +20 0.46%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,756 +267 1.30%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,641 +107 1.02%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 +1 0.34%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,253 -29 0.87%
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 25,039 -334 1.32%
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 101.33 -0.02 0.02%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 +0.00 0.05%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.02%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.07 -0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.78 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.53 -0.01 0.43%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.12%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.80 -0.03 1.10%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.79 -0.02 0.66%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 +0.00 0.02%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
103 0 0.28%
Gold
1,338 -2 0.11%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 0 0.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,875 +33 0.20%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 +4 0.20%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 22 0 0.01%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.87 -0.10 -0.15%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.04 -0.36 -0.37%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.10 -4.98 -0.86%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.44 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.90 -0.48 -1.01%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.30 -0.13 -0.75%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.70 0.05 0.14%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.80 -0.52 -0.99%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.20 -0.12 -0.46%
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5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
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% 10.46%
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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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
1767
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
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  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,915 -71 0.42%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,396 -23 0.52%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,965 -8 0.41%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,598 +3 0.11%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,338 -1 0.10%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.60 -0.33 0.32%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,686 +14 0.21%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,668 +9 0.10%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,322 +21 0.48%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,772 +283 1.38%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,647 +113 1.08%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 338 +1 0.36%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,254 -28 0.85%
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 25,025 -348 1.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,294 +24 0.74%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.31 -0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.10 -0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.78 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.53 -0.01 0.39%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 +0.00 0.05%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.80 -0.03 1.12%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.79 -0.02 0.75%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 +0.00 0.02%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 -0.01 1.14%
Crude Oil
103 0 0.32%
Gold
1,338 -1 0.10%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 +1 0.13%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,879 +37 0.22%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 +4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 22 0 0.04%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.87 -0.10 -0.15%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.04 -0.36 -0.37%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.10 -4.98 -0.86%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.44 -0.16 -1.03%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.90 -0.48 -1.01%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.30 -0.13 -0.75%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.70 0.05 0.14%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.80 -0.52 -0.99%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.20 -0.12 -0.46%
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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% 10.46%
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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