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How to spot fake wine
wine  Philip Stridh / Shutterstock.com
This wine scammer could face decades in jail.
How tequila sales have doubled over decade
In defense of soda, that American tradition

Typical worker has seen very little wage growth
Typical worker saw little wage growth in 2Q
The Labor Department releases its latest report on median wages, and the short version is, there's not much growth to report.
U.S. new-home sales hit a 3-month low
D.R. Horton profit hurt by weak Chicago market
Higher selling prices boost PulteGroup profit
Everything in your house is getting cheaper

Taking advantage of low ‘floating’ rates for ARMs
Chris Gash
Borrowers who took out jumbo ARMs and are shifting into a floating rate are finding themselves pleasantly surprised by lower payments.

Now playing: Mr. Trump goes to Washington
donald trump  Reuters
Donald Trump’s luxury hotel groundbreaking adds momentum to the capital’s transformation.

Greenspan says bubbles don’t end without ‘crunch’
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman and president and founder of Greenspan Associates, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. "In a sense, we are actually at relatively low stock prices," Greenspan, who guided the central bank for more than 18 years, said in an interview today. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Alan Greenspan  Bloomberg
Ex-Fed chairman says in MarketWatch interview it’s not clear how economy will weather Fed exit.
Here’s what Alan Greenspan is reading

How airline tragedies change our flying habits
The flight status of American Airlines flights is shown on a board at Miami International airport in Miami, Florida November 29, 2011. American Airlines and its parent company AMR Corp filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday after failing to win a labor deal with pilots and suffering from mounting fuel costs.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   Reuters
Plane-related tragedies capture our attention — but do we actually change behavior because of them?
Algerie flight crashed, Algerian officials say
Your next flight could be over a war zone
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You can’t be Buffett but can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.  Sina Finance
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

Obama: Firms that avoid taxes renounce citizenship
Obama says companies avoiding taxes are renouncing citizenship Reuters
In face of “inversion” trend, Obama gets set to go on a corporate-tax offensive.

5 amazing products
thanks to crowdfunding
5 amazing things that wouldn’t exist without crowdfunding Panono
Futuristic products can be had here and now with a little start-up money, writes Jurica Dujmovic.
Need to know
IMF cuts its 2014 global growth forecast
Dunkin' Brands misses estimate, cuts outlook
Jobless claims lowest in more than 8 years
Obama, Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
Norway warns of ’imminent’ terror attack
EU set to ban trading in Russia stocks: FT
Wal-Mart's U.S. fix-it man never worked in U.S.

Lessons from a pilot after recent airplane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes.

Caterpillar machines are pictured on a lot at Milton CAT in North Reading, Massachusetts in this January 23, 2013 file photo.  
Caterpillar gets left in the dust
Caterpillar shares skid as shrinking revenue stream fans concerns about profits in a lopsided economy.
Worrisome economic message from Caterpillar

Home builders dive as results miss
Homebuilder shares dive after disappointing profit reports from D.R. Horton and PulteGroup, as well as a bigger-than-expected drop in new-home-sales data.
Record downward revision hits home sales

Meet Wal-Mart's U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

 
What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Based on options trading, a look at probabilities for stock hitting $100 at various points in the future.
Facebook shares hit record on stellar earnings

Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why sales of Apple’s tablets fell for the second straight quarter.
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer
Why Apple shares will jump to $110 this year

The shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Stocks soar with Zillow seen moving on Trulia
Shares of real estate websites rally on Bloomberg report that Zillow is seeking to buy rival Trulia.

Learning from Citadel’s Griffin divorce
Lessons from Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s divorce filing.

Mars North America raises u.s. chocolate Prices by 7%
Chocolate prices are rising
The maker of M&Ms and Snickers bars is hiking prices for the first time since March 2011.
Hershey profit up 5.4% despite rising costs
Sweet tooth takes bite out of your funds

Gum industry gets radical with flavoring

Chinese tycoon slammed
for big Harvard gift
A $15 million gift to Harvard University by a high-profile Chinese property tycoon has sparked an unusual wave of public criticism.
Huge Harvard, Notre Dame gifts barely rank

Best walk-up music in baseball?
St. Louis Cardinals back-up catcher Tony Cruz may not be the biggest hitter, but his walk-up music is outstanding.

Regional bank earnings hint at recovery
With their retail and small business customer base, regional bank results offer insight into the health of the economy.

Traders are walking zombies on Wall Street
Analysis: Forces have converged, putting an end to the age-old investment profession, writes Howard Gold.
One chart on why S&P rally is nothing to fear

How dying too rich can hurt you and your estate
RetireMentors: Denying yourself to save money for heirs can have unintended consequences, warns Charlie Jordan.
Yahoo Ending: Japan's one-stop afterlife shop
The new generation gap is all about money

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  2. 9:33p

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  3. 9:33p

    Hong Kong's H-share index up 0.2% at 10,996.44

  4. 9:32p

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    Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index up 0.3% at 24,212.64

  5. 8:57p

    Australia stocks slip as port strike looms, gold falls

  6. 8:53p

    Three Tips for America's Wealthy Tech Elite

  7. 8:34p

    Newscast: Amazon posts a huge 2nd quarter loss

  8. 8:29p

    Australia's S&P/ASX 200 down 0.1% at 5,583.80 early

  9. 8:27p

    Japan stocks rise on earnings, weaker yen

  10. 8:01p

    Japan's Topix up 0.3% at 1,273.69 in early moves

  11. 8:01p

    BREAKING

    Japan's Nikkei Average opens 0.4% up at 15,342.46

  12. 7:58p

    Japan's inflation rate slows for second month

  13. 7:53p

    Japan's Nikkei Average futures up 0.3% on SGX

  14. 7:40p

    Japan prices inflate further, thanks to sales tax

  15. 7:32p

    Japan yen little changed immediately after CPI data

  16. 7:32p

    Tokyo's core consumer inflation at 2.8% month-to-date

  17. 7:31p

    BREAKING

    Japan's June core consumer inflation at 3.3%

  18. 7:21p

    Baidu's revenue, profit climb on mobile strength

  19. 6:27p

    Is Amazon spending like a drunken sailor?

  20. 6:27p

    Newscast: Amazon shares tank post-market

  21. Loading more headlines...
Mideast peace campaign
goes viral
A push against online anger over the Israeli-Palestinian war in Gaza draws attention, even as fighting rages on.
Israel may be guilty of war crimes: UN official

What's next for emerging markets
Emerging markets at 19-month high: Now what?
Five things to know as emerging-markets stocks hit their highest level since January 2013.
5 things to know on Saudi Arabia stock market

Canadian banks map out U.S. invasion
RBC is leading the charge as the big Canadian lenders seek opportunities south of their border.
David Marsh: Why are BRICS starting a bank?

10 countries where people smoke the most
In the wake of the $23 billion jury verdict against Reynolds, where smoking remains most prevalent.
E-cigarettes not savior of tobacco industry?
Tobacco muni bonds face a trying time

Shorter workweek could mean better work
Billionaire Carlos Slim advocates a three-day workweek, saying it would boost our quality of life. It might be good for the economy, too.
You may actually be getting too much sleep
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/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.96 -0.11 0.11%
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Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,363 +79 0.51%
Hang Seng
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,109 +4 0.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,272 +125 0.48%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,347 -7 0.20%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.35 +0.00 0.01%
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Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
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Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
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  • Aug 31, 2012
    3:03 PM ET

    How to Save on College Health Plans

    As colleges upgrade their health plans to comply with the Affordable Care Act, some students (or their parents) may end up paying higher premiums.

    New regulations require the phasing out of caps on benefits, coverage of certain “essential” services and the elimination of co-pays for preventive care, including contraceptives. To cover these extra costs, several colleges have raised the price of their health plans. Others, particularly smaller schools, are choosing to drop coverage altogether.

  • 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:

  • Feb 6, 2012
    3:52 PM ET

    Real Estate’s Hail Mary Sales Pitch

    In today’s real estate market, you don’t need a broker – you need a superhero.

    At least, that’s the message of Century 21’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial. Their agents will successfully negotiate with buyers as picky as Donald Trump, according to the celebrity-studded ad, which premiered Sunday night. They’ll have absurdly lavish open houses that will impress even Deion Sanders. And, as a buyer, they’ll get your offer accepted at speeds faster than Apolo Ohno.

  • Oct 13, 2011
    11:55 AM ET

    Could Airline Bathrooms Go the Way of Free Peanuts?

    istockphoto

    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 12, 2011
    12:42 PM ET

    BlackBerrys Are Back, But Will Refunds Follow?

    RIM says BlackBerry service has been restored, which is some comfort for the users around the world who have suffered withdrawal over the last several days. The largest telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates did say it would compensate users en masse for service interruptions, but BlackBerry users in the U.S. may not get the same treatment.

    Getty Images

    When service outages occur, it’s typically up to the phone companies to decide whether to compensate users who’ve been affected, says Todd Day, a mobile and wireless communications analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Typically, that would take the form of a credit to a phone bill, extra minutes or additional data use.

    Telecoms outside of the UAE haven’t said whether they’ll offer refunds or credits, and in the U.S., there are a few reasons they might not: The service disruptions seem to be affecting BlackBerry Messenger and Internet browsing, which are processed by Research in Motion’s own network – not by the carriers, which provide service for phone calls. (RIM did not respond to requests for comment.) Separately, consumer contracts with carriers don’t include a guarantee of service. In other words, the phone companies don’t promise that customers’ phones will work all the time.

  • Oct 11, 2011
    12:36 PM ET

    Community Banks Not Ruling Out Debit-Card Fees

    istockphoto

    Consumers looking to switch to small community banks and credit unions to escape the newly imposed debit-card fees may want to think twice. While smaller institutions are technically exempt from the new federal regulations which forced Bank of America and others to impose the charges, industry experts say that might not last for long.

    “The smaller institutions have not had to yet – ‘yet’ is the operative word,” says Jason Kratovil, a vice president at the Independent Community Bankers of America.

  • Oct 7, 2011
    11:36 AM ET

    Why a $5 Debit Card Fee Is a Good Thing

    iStockphoto

    For the past couple of days I have watched in disbelief how everyone has piled onto Bank of America for announcing a $5 monthly fee for debit cards.

    People are swamping the bank with hate. Outraged customers jammed its website.

    The president of the United States denounced the move, which he said was exactly the kind of thing the new consumer watchdog is supposed to prevent – and denied banks have “an inherent right to get a certain amount of profit, if your customers are being mistreated.” On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and others piled on too.

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Tokyo Markets Close in:

How to spot fake wine
wine  Philip Stridh / Shutterstock.com
This wine scammer could face decades in jail.
How tequila sales have doubled over decade
In defense of soda, that American tradition

Typical worker has seen very little wage growth
Typical worker saw little wage growth in 2Q
The Labor Department releases its latest report on median wages, and the short version is, there's not much growth to report.
U.S. new-home sales hit a 3-month low
D.R. Horton profit hurt by weak Chicago market
Higher selling prices boost PulteGroup profit
Everything in your house is getting cheaper

Taking advantage of low ‘floating’ rates for ARMs
Chris Gash
Borrowers who took out jumbo ARMs and are shifting into a floating rate are finding themselves pleasantly surprised by lower payments.

Now playing: Mr. Trump goes to Washington
donald trump  Reuters
Donald Trump’s luxury hotel groundbreaking adds momentum to the capital’s transformation.

Greenspan says bubbles don’t end without ‘crunch’
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman and president and founder of Greenspan Associates, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. "In a sense, we are actually at relatively low stock prices," Greenspan, who guided the central bank for more than 18 years, said in an interview today. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Alan Greenspan  Bloomberg
Ex-Fed chairman says in MarketWatch interview it’s not clear how economy will weather Fed exit.
Here’s what Alan Greenspan is reading

How airline tragedies change our flying habits
The flight status of American Airlines flights is shown on a board at Miami International airport in Miami, Florida November 29, 2011. American Airlines and its parent company AMR Corp filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday after failing to win a labor deal with pilots and suffering from mounting fuel costs.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   Reuters
Plane-related tragedies capture our attention — but do we actually change behavior because of them?
Algerie flight crashed, Algerian officials say
Your next flight could be over a war zone
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You can’t be Buffett but can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.  Sina Finance
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

Obama: Firms that avoid taxes renounce citizenship
Obama says companies avoiding taxes are renouncing citizenship Reuters
In face of “inversion” trend, Obama gets set to go on a corporate-tax offensive.

5 amazing products
thanks to crowdfunding
5 amazing things that wouldn’t exist without crowdfunding Panono
Futuristic products can be had here and now with a little start-up money, writes Jurica Dujmovic.
Need to know
IMF cuts its 2014 global growth forecast
Dunkin' Brands misses estimate, cuts outlook
Jobless claims lowest in more than 8 years
Obama, Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
Norway warns of ’imminent’ terror attack
EU set to ban trading in Russia stocks: FT
Wal-Mart's U.S. fix-it man never worked in U.S.

Lessons from a pilot after recent airplane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes.

Caterpillar machines are pictured on a lot at Milton CAT in North Reading, Massachusetts in this January 23, 2013 file photo.  
Caterpillar gets left in the dust
Caterpillar shares skid as shrinking revenue stream fans concerns about profits in a lopsided economy.
Worrisome economic message from Caterpillar

Home builders dive as results miss
Homebuilder shares dive after disappointing profit reports from D.R. Horton and PulteGroup, as well as a bigger-than-expected drop in new-home-sales data.
Record downward revision hits home sales

Meet Wal-Mart's U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

 
What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Based on options trading, a look at probabilities for stock hitting $100 at various points in the future.
Facebook shares hit record on stellar earnings

Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why sales of Apple’s tablets fell for the second straight quarter.
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer
Why Apple shares will jump to $110 this year

The shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Stocks soar with Zillow seen moving on Trulia
Shares of real estate websites rally on Bloomberg report that Zillow is seeking to buy rival Trulia.

Learning from Citadel’s Griffin divorce
Lessons from Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s divorce filing.

Mars North America raises u.s. chocolate Prices by 7%
Chocolate prices are rising
The maker of M&Ms and Snickers bars is hiking prices for the first time since March 2011.
Hershey profit up 5.4% despite rising costs
Sweet tooth takes bite out of your funds

Gum industry gets radical with flavoring

Chinese tycoon slammed
for big Harvard gift
A $15 million gift to Harvard University by a high-profile Chinese property tycoon has sparked an unusual wave of public criticism.
Huge Harvard, Notre Dame gifts barely rank

Best walk-up music in baseball?
St. Louis Cardinals back-up catcher Tony Cruz may not be the biggest hitter, but his walk-up music is outstanding.

Regional bank earnings hint at recovery
With their retail and small business customer base, regional bank results offer insight into the health of the economy.

Traders are walking zombies on Wall Street
Analysis: Forces have converged, putting an end to the age-old investment profession, writes Howard Gold.
One chart on why S&P rally is nothing to fear

How dying too rich can hurt you and your estate
RetireMentors: Denying yourself to save money for heirs can have unintended consequences, warns Charlie Jordan.
Yahoo Ending: Japan's one-stop afterlife shop
The new generation gap is all about money

/conga/frontpage.html 314963

Latest News

    /news/latest
  1. 11:32p

    Asia stocks: Latest quotes

  2. 11:30p

    How Apple could cash in by rebadging a Casio as the iWatch

  3. 11:04p

    AIA's new-business value hits record high

  4. 11:04p

    AIA's new-business value hits record high

  5. 10:57p

    Baja California, in Mexico, is wine’s latest ‘next Napa’

  6. 10:07p

    Hong Kong stocks head to fresh three-year highs

  7. 9:33p

    Shanghai Composite up 0.3% at 2,110.61 early

  8. 9:33p

    Hong Kong's H-share index up 0.2% at 10,996.44

  9. 9:32p

    BREAKING

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index up 0.3% at 24,212.64

  10. 8:57p

    Australia stocks slip as port strike looms, gold falls

  11. 8:53p

    Three Tips for America's Wealthy Tech Elite

  12. 8:34p

    Newscast: Amazon posts a huge 2nd quarter loss

  13. 8:29p

    Australia's S&P/ASX 200 down 0.1% at 5,583.80 early

  14. 8:27p

    Japan stocks rise on earnings, weaker yen

  15. 8:01p

    Japan's Topix up 0.3% at 1,273.69 in early moves

  16. 8:01p

    BREAKING

    Japan's Nikkei Average opens 0.4% up at 15,342.46

  17. 7:58p

    Japan's inflation rate slows for second month

  18. 7:53p

    Japan's Nikkei Average futures up 0.3% on SGX

  19. 7:40p

    Japan prices inflate further, thanks to sales tax

  20. 7:32p

    Japan yen little changed immediately after CPI data

  21. Loading more headlines...
Mideast peace campaign
goes viral
A push against online anger over the Israeli-Palestinian war in Gaza draws attention, even as fighting rages on.
Israel may be guilty of war crimes: UN official

What's next for emerging markets
Emerging markets at 19-month high: Now what?
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,988 +1 0.05%
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Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,294 +2 0.13%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.85 -0.22 0.22%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,821 +23 0.34%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,794 +41 0.42%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,411 +34 0.78%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,256 +424 2.04%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,861 +202 1.89%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 344 +1 0.43%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,319 -4 0.11%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,372 +87 0.57%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,147 +5 0.02%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,114 +9 0.42%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,272 +125 0.48%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,347 -7 0.22%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.35 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.78 -0.04 0.04%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.13%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.86 -0.01 0.01%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.29 +0.00 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.50 0.00 0.07%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.63 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.56 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.61 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 0.95%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.22%
Gold
1,294 +2 0.13%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 370 0 0.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,986 -12 0.07%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,979 -2 0.11%
Silver
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  4. 8:34 p.m.

    Newscast: Amazon posts a huge 2nd quarter loss

  5. 8:27 p.m.

    Japan stocks rise on earnings, weaker yen

  6. 6:27 p.m.

    Newscast: Amazon shares tank post-market

  7. 5:12 p.m.

    Amazon, Cynk, Pandora among stocks to watch Friday

  8. 4:58 p.m.

    Amazon tumbles in after hours on sizable losses

  9. 4:31 p.m.

    Amazon reports loss of $126 million

  10. 4:15 p.m.

    Newscast: S&P extends record -- just barely

  11. 4:10 p.m.

    10-year Treasury yield vaults back above 2.5%

  12. 4:10 p.m.

    S&P 500 ekes out a record, but Dow industrials, Nasdaq slip

  13. 3:39 p.m.

    Verizon bonds rally on debt exchange offer

  14. 3:36 p.m.

    Pound falls as U.K. retail-sales data disappoint

  15. 3:36 p.m.

    Oil futures end lower

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.03 -0.16 -0.16%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 593.35 -2.63 -0.44%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.62 0.10 0.64%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.09 -0.09 -0.18%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.84 0.06 0.34%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.50 -0.38 -1.06%
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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 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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  4. 9:32p

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  9. 8:27p

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  10. 8:01p

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  11. 8:01p

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Decliners
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,084 -3 0.02%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,472 -2 0.04%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,988 +1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,644 0 0.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,295 +2 0.15%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.96 -0.11 0.11%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,821 +23 0.34%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,794 +41 0.42%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,411 +34 0.78%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,256 +424 2.04%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,861 +202 1.89%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 344 +1 0.43%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,319 -3 0.10%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,363 +78 0.51%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,095 -47 0.19%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,109 +4 0.19%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,272 +125 0.48%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,348 -6 0.19%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.35 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.78 -0.04 0.04%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.09%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.86 -0.01 0.01%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.28 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.50 0.00 0.18%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.63 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.56 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.61 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.27%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.11%
Gold
1,295 +2 0.15%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 369 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,983 -15 0.09%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,978 -3 0.14%
Silver
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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.98 3.69 5.18%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.03 -0.16 -0.16%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 593.35 -2.63 -0.44%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.62 0.10 0.64%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.09 -0.09 -0.18%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.84 0.06 0.34%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.50 -0.38 -1.06%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.39 0.20 0.39%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.94 0.03 0.12%
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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 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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