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Container Store: It’s the consumer’s fault, not ours
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Wells Fargo earnings: Here’s what to expect
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Alcoa's profit margin cheers Wall Street
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Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare
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Foreign home buyers flock to properties in the U.S.
Amy Hoak: Foreign home buyers flock to U.S.
Home sales made to international buyers up about 35% for the year ending March 2014.
10 U.S. cities with most foreign-company jobs

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

World Cup 2014: Argentina to face Germany in final
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Argentina will advance to the World Cup final after defeating the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
German win over Brazil breaks Twitter records
Don't worry: Brazil is going to be just fine
Adidas offers $102 mln to Manchester Utd.

10 companies that own nearly all the food
10 companies that own nearly all the food
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.
Kim Kardashian critiques PepsiCo CEO Nooyi

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French consumer prices stable in June
Burberry: Currency losses to hit profit
Tesla may benefit from China tax break
Man surrenders, accused of killing six in Texas
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Ex-New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
Dow, S&P 500 rise again after Fed minutes

Chinese hackers access key U.S. data
Digital intruders have accessed a sensitive U.S. network containing federal employees' personal data, the NYT reports.
China's exports come in on the weak side
Japan machine orders see worst plunge ever
Indonesian elections: Both candidates claim win
Typhoon hits Japan’s main Kyushu Island

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.

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.

Lerner emailed IRS workers to be cautious over email
Former IRS official Lois Lerner warned her agency colleagues in 2013 to "be cautious" about what they say in emails — in an email.

Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama
Speaker shoots down Sarah Palin's call to impeach the president.
Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama takes shape
Obama in Colorado: pot and a horse mask

 
Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
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American teens not able to read a pay slip
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Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
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Das: ECB needs better plan for the economy
ECB Praet: TLTRO will break vicious circle
Marsh: Awkward time for ECB transparency

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary: Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
The more active stock-picking that mutual fund managers do, the better their long-run return, writes Conrad de Aenlle.
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation

6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
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Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
Today's bubbles aren't like those of the past
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Is this the most expensive car in the world?
The Ferrari 250 GTO, perhaps the bluest of blue-chip collector cars, has never lacked admirers. Bonhams has one up for auction next month.
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Iraq, Syria forced to drink sea water
Commentary:
With fresh-water supplies captured by rebels, they will turn to desalination, writes Amotz Asa-El.

Getting out of debt saved our marriage
Getting out of debt saved our marriage
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Your TV watching could drive you into debt


How to go 40 years without a paycheck
How to go 40 years without a paycheck
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Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
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  • Mar 23, 2012
    9:37 AM ET

    Lost Phones Cost Americans $30 Billion a Year

    Every 3.5 seconds, someone in America loses a cell phone. And more often than not, it happens in a coffee shop, a new study says.

    All those absentminded moments add up to $30 billion in annual losses, the report, from mobile security company LookOut claims. And after cafes, the most common places people abandon their handsets are bars and offices.

    Night time seems to be the hours most phones get misplaced, the study found, given that some 67% of handsets are located between of 9pm and 2am. Chicago may be the exception, where church is the third most popular place to lose a phone (behind coffee shops and drugstores). Thomson Nguyen, data scientist at Lookout, says the trail of lost phones gives an insight into the social activities in various cities: New Yorkers, for example, lose most of their phones in fast-food restaurants. (In Dublin, it’s the pub.)

  • Dec 9, 2011
    3:50 PM ET

    Would iPad 3 Spoil Apples Under the Tree?

    iStockphoto

    The release of a new version of Apple’s tablet in February might rankle those who give or receive an iPad this month.

    The company may be gearing up for its release of the iPad 3 in just two months,according to a report by Richard Gardner, an analyst with Citigroup Global Markets, citing several unnamed sources.  The news might seem a cruel joke to those giving and receiving an iPad this month, but it’s unlikely to keep gadget buyers from holding off, analysts say.

  • Nov 7, 2011
    12:21 PM ET

    Nook Fights Fire With Higher Prices

    Barnes & Noble says its new Nook Tablet outmatches the Amazon’s Kindle Fire on everything except price.

    Unveiled this morning, the new device costs $249 – that’s $50 more expensive than the Kindle Fire, although still half the cost of an entry-level iPad. Barnes & Noble makes the case that the Nook is worth the extra $50, but analysts are not so sure. “It’s not groundbreaking,” says Peter Wahlstrom, senior analyst with Morningstar research. “But the difference in price and services on the Nook Tablet is enough to give customers pause for thought.”

    In its favor, the Nook has 16 gigabytes of memory or twice the memory than the eight-gigabyte Kindle Fire (six gigabytes of which are only available to customers for storage), and comes with Hulu Plus and Netflix apps pre-loaded – although users still need to pay for subscriptions. It also has one gigabyte of RAM – or random access memory – versus 512 megabytes  for the Kindle Fire. It also has free in-store customer support, and has nine hours of battery life, versus approximately eight for the Kindle Fire.

  • Nov 3, 2011
    3:12 PM ET

    Steve Jobs’s Death Boosts Apple Brand

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    Mourning the loss of Steve Jobs made consumers even bigger fans of the company he founded, new data shows. Popular sentiment for Apple shot up 10% since Jobs died on Oct. 5, according to a survey by market research firm YouGov BrandIndex. The company’s “impression score” increased from 42.6 to 47 during that period.

    In brand popularity terms, that’s quite a jump, the firm says. To put the numbers in context: The technology product sector’s average score is 27.2, and ranges from -100 to +100, according to YouGov BrandIndex. However, Apple’s most recent climb began from 35.4 on June 1 – just before the release of iCloud – eventually hitting 43.6 on Aug. 16 – 10 days before Jobs’s resignation as CEO.

    These warmer, fuzzier feelings for Apple among consumers – many of whom honored Jobs’s passing by purchasing new Apple products – is part of a sentimental journey for customers, Drew Kerr, a spokesman for YouGov BrandIndex, says. “It’s that old feeling: You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone,” he says. Chung Ng, partner with digital ad agency Rokkan, says, “I’d have thought the score would be even higher as during that period Apple received so much coverage.”

  • Oct 10, 2011
    3:22 PM ET

    iPhone Pre-Orders Delay Shipping, Competitors

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    When a new iPhone comes calling, Apple’s fans and its competitors both get put on hold. Due to the more than one million pre-orders for the iPhone 4S placed since the gadget was announced last week, many are already being told to expect shipping to be postponed “one to two weeks.”

    And not wishing to get overshadowed by Applemania, Samsung delayed the release of its Nexus Prime, which was due to be unveiled in San Diego tomorrow. Samsung claims the postponement was a way of paying respects to Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs, who died last week. “We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing,” it said in a statement. But not everyone is convinced. “That’s a weird justification,” says Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org. Who wants to go up against the new iKid on the block? Not Samsung, Dworsky says.

    Loyal Apple fans may also fall victim to the phone’s success on future models. The demand for the iPhone 4S could ultimately lead Apple to hike prices for the iPhone 5 as it continues to dominate the higher end of the smartphone market, analysts say. “The iPhone 5 will have much faster LTE technology and is expected to look really different,” Dworsky says, “which may finally make it more expensive than previous models.”

  • Oct 6, 2011
    2:41 PM ET

    Applemania: Even the iPhone 4S Looks Popular

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    Just as fans snatched up the music of John Lennon, Ray Charles or Michael Jackson in the days and months after their deaths, now Apple acolytes are lining up to buy iPhones and iPads in memory of the company’s founder, Steve Jobs.

    Low-tech memorials of flowers and photos, and handwritten messages are being placed outside Apple Stores around the world, as The Wall Street Journal reports today. At Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, mourners scrawled messages to Steve Jobs on the scaffolding surrounding the location’s famous glass-cube entrance, the report said.  In Beijing, one customer said he bought an iPhone today in honor of Jobs’s legacy, noting “this is truly the end of an era.”

    While there’s no sales data available yet for the hours since Steve Jobs’s death was announced last night, the company’s new iPhone 4S — which was given a lukewarm reception following its unveiling this week — has suddenly taken on mythological status. Some Apple devotees across the blogosphere are even speculating that the model number — 4S — stands for “For Steve.”

  • Oct 4, 2011
    3:16 PM ET

    Apple’s iPhone 4S: Faster, Not Slimmer

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    Just don’t call it the iPhone 5. The just unveiled iPhone 4S may not look any different on the outside, but it’s souped up on the inside with a faster operating system and better graphics. And when it goes on sale Oct. 14th, it will be the first iPhone available on Sprint.

    Unlike its predecessor, the 4S uses the faster chip developed for the iPad. As predicted, it’s a “world phone,” so you can choose any overseas carrier when traveling. Oh, and it’s got a cool new camera. “This will be the best still camera they’ve ever owned and the best video cameras they’ve ever owned,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told the press conference in Cupertino, Ca.

    Here’s how the new model compares with the previous model:

    iPhone 4S: $199/16GB, $299/32GB, $399/64GB. (iPhone 4 will now be $99/GB and free for 3GS on contract).

    Availability: Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. (iPhone 4: Verizon and AT&T).

    Roll out: It will be available in 70 countries with 100 carriers.

    Camera quality: 8-megapixels and 33% faster. (iPhone 4: 5-megapixels).

    Video quality: 1,080p HD video. (iPhone 4: 720p).

    Color: black and white (iPhone 4: black and white).

    “Siri” technology: Voice-activated “personal assistant” software supported by Yelp.com to find restaurants.

  • Oct 4, 2011
    2:40 PM ET

    Apple’s Real Surprise: A Free iPhone

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    A free iPhone is no longer just the purview of spam emails and suspicious web pop-ups.

    Apple announced today that the iPhone 4S starting price would be $199 for a 16GB version when you sign a two-year cellphone contract. As a result, the once-$199-and-up iPhone 4 now starts as low as $99 for a new 8GB model at AT&T and Verizon, and the $49 8GB 3GS is now free with a two-year AT&T contract.

    The free 3GS is likely to appeal to AT&T customers previously priced out of buying an iPhone, says Samir Sakpal, an industry manager and senior analyst for Frost & Sullivan. “It’s a good device; it’s just not the latest,” he says. But it’s not worth switching carriers for, either. The camera is a measly 3 megapixels and there’s no FaceTime video calling. The most noticeable difference for most users will be speed: the older phone just doesn’t surf as fast. Still, that may not be a deal-breaker for parents buying a teen’s first smartphone or mid-contract consumers looking for a cheap replacement for a broken phone, Sakpal says.

  • Sep 28, 2011
    3:10 PM ET

    Amazon’s New Tablet Overshadows Better Bargains

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    Amazon’s tablet announcement today could have far-reaching implications for your gadget use.

    The $199 “Kindle Fire” tablet is less than half the starting price of an iPad 2 and boasts Wi-Fi, Flash video and access to Android apps and games — as well as all the movies, books, songs and other digital content Amazon sells. Lest that make the old $114 Kindle look overpriced, Amazon replaced it with three new e-reader models, the cheapest of which is just $79.

    It’s the e-readers that are likely to make the bigger impact.

  • Sep 23, 2011
    5:58 PM ET

    Is this the Future of Apple’s iPhone?

    iStockphoto

    According to this video posted on YouTube, the hotly-anticipated iPhone 5 could be thin as a credit card, with a larger screen and holographic capabilities. The video has received almost 22 million views, even though it’s only what’s called a concept video – more of a thought experiment than anything else, in this case credited to Aatma Studio, an animation company based in San Francisco, Calif.

    But it raises the question: Could the iPhone 5 be this cool? Todd Day, a wireless industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan, says the iPhone 5 could include some of the features in the video. Apple’s next iPhone will likely have a bigger screen. As for that svelte profile, that’s further down the road. “I wouldn’t put it past Apple to be able to make a device that thin,” Day says. “Just not yet.”

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Container Store: It’s the consumer’s fault, not ours
Container Store Container Store
Container Store becomes the latest seller of things people don't really need to blame the consumer, and their penny-pinching ways, for their woes.
Family Dollar fights billionaires at the gate
22 possible earnings-season gems
European firms to show stronger profit growth
Trading Deck: Earnings caution

Wells Fargo earnings: Here’s what to expect
Wells Fargo Bloomberg News
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue.
Alcoa's profit margin cheers Wall Street
New exchange-traded note bets on women

Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare
Uninsured higher in ‘red’ states post-Obamacare WalletHub
Obamacare is more popular in some states than others, and the rates of those who were uninsured after the Affordable Care Act varies dramatically from state to state, new research finds.
Celgene's arthritis drug fails a test; stock up
Another fed contract for Obamacare contractor

Foreign home buyers flock to properties in the U.S.
Amy Hoak: Foreign home buyers flock to U.S.
Home sales made to international buyers up about 35% for the year ending March 2014.
10 U.S. cities with most foreign-company jobs

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions, say rehab clinics
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

World Cup 2014: Argentina to face Germany in final
AFP/Getty Images
Argentina will advance to the World Cup final after defeating the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
German win over Brazil breaks Twitter records
Don't worry: Brazil is going to be just fine
Adidas offers $102 mln to Manchester Utd.

10 companies that own nearly all the food
10 companies that own nearly all the food
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.
Kim Kardashian critiques PepsiCo CEO Nooyi

Need to know
PC sales record slight worldwide growth
Oil futures slide as Libya boosts oil production
French industrial output drops unexpectedly
French consumer prices stable in June
Burberry: Currency losses to hit profit
Tesla may benefit from China tax break
Man surrenders, accused of killing six in Texas
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Ex-New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?
Dow, S&P 500 rise again after Fed minutes

Chinese hackers access key U.S. data
Digital intruders have accessed a sensitive U.S. network containing federal employees' personal data, the NYT reports.
China's exports come in on the weak side
Japan machine orders see worst plunge ever
Indonesian elections: Both candidates claim win
Typhoon hits Japan’s main Kyushu Island

U.S. vs. Europe, in one chart
A popular market gauge of the relative fortunes of U.S. and Europe hits a 15-year high.
Das: ECB needs better plan for the economy
ECB Praet: TLTRO will break vicious circle
Marsh: Awkward time for ECB transparency

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.

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.

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.

Lerner emailed IRS workers to be cautious over email
Former IRS official Lois Lerner warned her agency colleagues in 2013 to "be cautious" about what they say in emails — in an email.

U.S. teens struggle to read a pay slip
Less than one-third could identify how much money they would get after deductions, a PISA study on financial literacy finds.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama
Speaker shoots down Sarah Palin's call to impeach the president.
Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama takes shape
Obama in Colorado: pot and a horse mask

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary: Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
The more active stock-picking that mutual fund managers do, the better their long-run return, writes Conrad de Aenlle.
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation

6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
Analysis: The weather-related slump appears to be giving way to a profit rebound for U.S. corporations, writes Phil van Doorn.
Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
Today's bubbles aren't like those of the past
/conga/frontpage.html 313403
Is this the most expensive car in the world?
The Ferrari 250 GTO, perhaps the bluest of blue-chip collector cars, has never lacked admirers. Bonhams has one up for auction next month.
How a big SUV, home office can cut your taxes

Iraq, Syria forced to drink sea water
Commentary:
With fresh-water supplies captured by rebels, they will turn to desalination, writes Amotz Asa-El.

Getting out of debt saved our marriage
Getting out of debt saved our marriage
When Ellie Kay married her husband Bob over two decades ago, she didn't know about his $40,000 in unsecured debt,
Does Facebook break up marriages?
4 costs new homeowners should plan for
Your TV watching could drive you into debt


How to go 40 years without a paycheck
How to go 40 years without a paycheck
Boomers are more afraid of running out of money than they are of dying, says RetireMentor Joe Luce.

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 313382

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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,986 +79 0.47%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,419 +28 0.63%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,973 +9 0.46%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,609 -4 0.14%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,331 +7 0.54%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 101.77 -0.52 0.51%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,716 -2 0.03%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,772 -36 0.37%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,342 -18 0.40%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,754 -132 0.63%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,680 -67 0.63%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 339 -1 0.28%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,283 +12 0.38%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,206 +30 0.13%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,380 -65 0.26%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,280 +4 0.13%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.50 -0.15 0.15%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.13%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.44%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.04 +0.01 0.01%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.76 +0.03 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.55 +0.00 0.04%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 -0.02 1.61%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.77 +0.00 0.14%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.76 +0.01 0.41%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.64 -0.03 1.02%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.55 +0.00 0.29%
Crude Oil
102 -1 0.51%
Gold
1,331 +7 0.54%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 396 -2 0.44%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,872 -41 0.24%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,962 -5 0.25%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 0.96%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.97 2.21 3.52%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.39 0.04 0.04%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 576.08 4.99 0.87%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.60 0.02 0.13%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.38 -0.04 -0.08%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.43 0.32 1.87%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.09 0.25%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 52.32 -0.06 -0.11%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.32 -0.05 -0.19%
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2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
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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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,419 +28 0.63%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,973 +9 0.46%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,608 -4 0.17%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,331 +7 0.51%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 101.80 -0.49 0.48%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,714 -4 0.06%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,777 -31 0.31%
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/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,344 -16 0.37%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,797 -89 0.42%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,688 -59 0.55%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 339 -1 0.24%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,280 +10 0.30%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,215 +39 0.17%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,396 -49 0.19%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,282 +6 0.20%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.06%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.49 -0.16 0.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.45%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.05 +0.02 0.02%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.76 +0.03 0.04%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.55 0.00 0.10%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.21 -0.02 1.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.77 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.76 +0.01 0.35%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.03 1.15%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.55 +0.00 0.77%
Crude Oil
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Gold
1,331 +7 0.51%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 396 -2 0.50%
DJIA F
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S&P F
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FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.97 2.21 3.52%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 95.39 0.04 0.04%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 576.08 4.99 0.87%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.60 0.02 0.13%
C /quotes/nls/c 47.38 -0.04 -0.08%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.43 0.32 1.87%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.65 0.09 0.25%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 52.32 -0.06 -0.11%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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