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Airlines crowding onto the share-buyback bandwagon
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
American and United Continental announced new $1 billion stock buyback programs, adding to a big jump in share-repurchase activity in July.
How tragedies change Americans’ flying habits
Algerie flight crashed, Algerian officials say
Your next flight could be over a war zone
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

How tequila sales have doubled over past decade


The popularity of Mexico’s native spirit is growing in the U.S., where it's having its national day today.
In defense of soda, that American tradition

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.

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

U.S. new-home sales
hit a three-month low
Base Camp, a development of modern single-family row houses, is being constructed on a portion of a former public-housing site north of downtown Chicago.  MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Latest worry for housing market as sales pace of new single-family homes drops to 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

HHS: Obamacare saved consumers $9 billion
HHS releases Obamacare statistics in wake of ruling that could unravel plan Bloomberg
Officials release barrage of enrollment statistics as court ruling threatens to unravel program.
Presidential motorcade keeps woman in
labor from entering Los Angeles hospital

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.

Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad
Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad Shutterstock
Crowdfunding, and other ways to make international travel a reality — on any budget.
5 cities where the world’s ultrawealthy cluster
Need to know
IMF cuts its 2014 global growth forecast
Jobless claims lowest in more than 8 years
Obama and Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
Norway warns of ’imminent’ terror attack
EU set to ban trading in Russia stocks: FT
U.S. lifts ban on carriers flying into Tel Aviv
Wal-Mart’s U.S. CEO replaced by Asia boss

  “The Wake” by Paul Kingsnorth was published after 400 readers agreed to pre-order a copy of the book. Traditional publishers balked at the novel, which is written in an invented Anglo-Saxon English language and set during the Norman conquest of England.

Kingsnorth described the crowdfunding process to the BBC.

Image from Unbound.
Man Booker nod for crowd-funded novel
Paul Kingsnorth's book breaks new ground in making the prestigious competition’s longlist.

 
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

Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch
Why a company like Caterpillar can tell us a lot more than a high-flying social-media firm can.
Caterpillar gets left in the dust
Worrisome economic message from Caterpillar

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.

What Citadel’s Griffin teaches about divorce
Lessons from Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s divorce filing.

Mr. Trump goes to Washington
Donald Trump’s luxury hotel groundbreaking adds momentum to the capital’s transformation.
Spire plans to raise £315 million in London IPO

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 taking bite out of your finances

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

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

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.

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 more 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

Feeling lucky? Picking a
hot fund is a
1-in-2,862 shot
RetireMentors: Your chances of picking the next hot fund are literally the same as getting hit by lightning, says Mitch Tuchman.
CGM Focus Fund investors missed the party
/conga/frontpage.html 314925
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?

How to save on back-to-school
Get the most from back-to-
school sales

Almost one-quarter of American families want to spend less on supplies this year. Here are ways they can save both money and time.

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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A daily look at what we buy, how we spend, and the companies that do right - and wrong - by their customers.

Coupons - All posts tagged Coupons

  • Jul 11, 2011
    3:22 PM ET

    Why You’re Overpaying at the Dollar Store

    iStockphoto

    With frozen dinners, party balloons, shampoo and more priced at $1, the dollar store can seem like a great place for bargains. But that’s not quite true — and savvy shoppers are catching on.

    Cash-strapped consumers have flocked to dollar stores — many of which defy their names by selling higher-priced items — since the recession hit, but now those stores are starting to see a slowdown, reports The Wall Street Journal. Several of the big chains said in quarterly earnings reports that they failed to meet expectations because customers are buying more low-profit items like food and cleaning supplies, and fewer high-profit ones such as clothes and home goods.

    But coupon experts suspect at least part of the shift can be explained by the so-called “extreme couponing” trend that teaches shoppers to stack stores sales, coupons and other discounts to pay just pennies on the dollar for their purchases. “People are getting smarter,” says Teri Gault, founder of The Grocery Game. “Sales with coupons will almost always beat prices at dollar stores.” A shopper could get a 12-count box of Nature’s Valley granola bars for $0.79 at the grocery store with a sale and coupon, for example. On a per-bar cost, that’s 80% less than the dollar store price of $1 for a pack of four.

  • Jun 27, 2011
    4:15 PM ET

    Extreme Couponing: Now Extremely Prohibited

    iStockphoto.com

    Companies are cracking down on extreme couponing techniques that allow shoppers to leave with baskets full of free items.

    Rite Aid, Target and Publix have all revised coupon policies in recent weeks (see details below) to limit the number of store and manufacturers’ coupons they accept per item or per shopping trip. Procter & Gamble now limits consumers to four of the same coupon per shopping trip, a recommendation that industry group Coupon Information Corporation is preparing to add to its best-practices page for companies issuing manufacturers coupons. Stores are also moving to a more sophisticated barcode system to prevent shoppers from using coupons meant for other items.

    “It’s unfortunate that there have to be limits like this, but I think you’re going to see the whole industry moving this way,” says Bud Miller, the executive director of the Coupon Information Corporation. Previously, lenient policies let savvy shoppers stack multiple coupons and stockpile big quantities for pennies on the dollar. “These shoppers come in and clear out every last item, and there’s nothing left for the other consumers,” he says. “That’s not what coupons are for, and hopefully these new policies will help prevent some of that abuse.”

  • Jun 13, 2011
    12:15 PM ET

    5 Ways to Buy Organic Groceries for Less

    iStockphoto

    Apples just became public enemy No. 1 to shoppers looking for pesticide-free foods.

    A recent screening from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found pesticide residue in 98% of the popular fruit, the highest rate of all the produce it examined. That was enough to push apples to the top of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” shopping guide of items to buy organic. The free list, released today, aims to help shoppers on a budget figure out which items are best purchased organic. Last year, apples ranked fourth.

    “Consumers should shop with an abundance of caution,” says Mark Kastel, the co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group. Although all of the foods screened meet government guidelines for acceptable pesticide levels, he says, studies have pointed to problems stemming from even minute levels of exposure.

    Although buying organic may be desirable, it’s not always in the budget. At online grocer FreshDirect.com, regular strawberries — which placed third on the Dirty Dozen — are half the price of organic ones, while a half-gallon of organic milk at Safeway sells for a 27% premium.

    But there are ways to make going organic more affordable. Try these five:

  • May 11, 2011
    12:38 PM ET

    Extreme Couponing Star: I Was a Scapegoat

    TLC

    Talking Shop: Remember J’aime Kirlew? She appeared on the first episode of TLC’s 12-part series Extreme Couponing and cut nearly $14,000 off her grocery bill last year by clipping coupons. She stockpiled over 100 cleaning wipes, 450 rolls of toilet paper and 250 paper towels at her Montgomery Village, Md., home.

    Last month, Pay Dirt spoke to Kirlew about the show in an interview entitled, “Confessions of an Extreme Couponer.” It turned out to be a portentous headline. Her TV appearance was followed by allegations of fraudulent coupon use online and in magazines and newspapers, a practice where a shopper can use one coupon on another product that matches the barcode, but not the product specified on the coupon.

    Bud Miller, the executive director, of the Alexandria, Va.-based Coupon Information Corporation, which represents the manufacturers of coupons issued in the U.S., says it’s not a gray area: “Coupons are a contract and the controlling barcodes are merely a method of processing coupons, so any use of a coupon to produce a product other than stated in the plain language of the coupon is considered fraudulent.”

    Manufacturers are now changing their barcode system to prevent coupons being used for other products that work with the same barcode. But Kirlew says she has done nothing wrong and will continue to match coupon codes until the barcode system changes.

    Pay Dirt spoke exclusively to Kirlew.

  • May 4, 2011
    2:32 PM ET

    Share a Coupon, Double Your Savings?

    iStockphoto

    Sharing has its benefits: helping others, fostering cooperation and conserving resources. But it can also cut your bill at checkout, as manufacturers and retailers start issuing new coupons that increase in value when you pass them along to other people.

    For example, a $1.50 Huggies coupon suddenly becomes a $3 one when you agree to email or instant-message it to three people, or post the link to Facebook, Twitter or MySpace. On deal site PeopleDeals, currently in beta, New Yorkers can grab a $1 coupon toward lunch at local restaurant L’asso, which mushrooms to $2, $3 or $4 when you post a link on Facebook and other friends nearby use the link to get their own copy.

    The idea is a riff on what daily-deal sites like Groupon promise: get enough people interested in an offer, and you’ll secure a better price. While these social coupons haven’t yet taken off like daily-deal sites – coupon management firm Inmar, which tracks the industry, says it is aware of a handful, but the trend wasn’t significant enough last year to track amid the 3.3 billion offers consumers redeemed – experts are expecting them to gain popularity.

About Pay Dirt

  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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Airlines crowding onto the share-buyback bandwagon
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
American and United Continental announced new $1 billion stock buyback programs, adding to a big jump in share-repurchase activity in July.
How tragedies change Americans’ flying habits
Algerie flight crashed, Algerian officials say
Your next flight could be over a war zone
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

How tequila sales have doubled over past decade


The popularity of Mexico’s native spirit is growing in the U.S., where it's having its national day today.
In defense of soda, that American tradition

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.

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

U.S. new-home sales
hit a three-month low
Base Camp, a development of modern single-family row houses, is being constructed on a portion of a former public-housing site north of downtown Chicago.  MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Latest worry for housing market as sales pace of new single-family homes drops to 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

HHS: Obamacare saved consumers $9 billion
HHS releases Obamacare statistics in wake of ruling that could unravel plan Bloomberg
Officials release barrage of enrollment statistics as court ruling threatens to unravel program.
Presidential motorcade keeps woman in
labor from entering Los Angeles hospital

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.

Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad
Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad Shutterstock
Crowdfunding, and other ways to make international travel a reality — on any budget.
5 cities where the world’s ultrawealthy cluster
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 and Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
Norway warns of ’imminent’ terror attack
EU set to ban trading in Russia stocks: FT
U.S. lifts ban on carriers flying into Tel Aviv
Wal-Mart’s U.S. CEO replaced by Asia boss

  “The Wake” by Paul Kingsnorth was published after 400 readers agreed to pre-order a copy of the book. Traditional publishers balked at the novel, which is written in an invented Anglo-Saxon English language and set during the Norman conquest of England.

Kingsnorth described the crowdfunding process to the BBC.

Image from Unbound.
Man Booker nod for crowd-funded novel
Paul Kingsnorth's book breaks new ground in making the prestigious competition’s longlist.

 
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

Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch
Why a company like Caterpillar can tell us a lot more than a high-flying social-media firm can.
Caterpillar gets left in the dust
Worrisome economic message from Caterpillar

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.

What Citadel’s Griffin teaches about divorce
Lessons from Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s divorce filing.

Mr. Trump goes to Washington
Donald Trump’s luxury hotel groundbreaking adds momentum to the capital’s transformation.
Spire plans to raise £315 million in London IPO

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 taking bite out of your finances

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

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

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.

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 more 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

Feeling lucky? Picking a
hot fund is a
1-in-2,862 shot
RetireMentors: Your chances of picking the next hot fund are literally the same as getting hit by lightning, says Mitch Tuchman.
CGM Focus Fund investors missed the party
/conga/frontpage.html 314927
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?

How to save on back-to-school
Get the most from back-to-
school sales

Almost one-quarter of American families want to spend less on supplies this year. Here are ways they can save both money and time.

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
/conga/today.html 314869

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/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 3,323 +11 0.35%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,284 -44 0.29%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,142 +170 0.71%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,105 +27 1.28%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,272 +125 0.48%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 +13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.35 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.82 +0.33 0.33%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 -0.01 0.35%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.45%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.86 +0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.29 +0.16 0.22%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.51 +0.04 1.68%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.03 2.55%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.63 -0.01 0.25%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.56 +0.01 0.50%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.61 +0.05 1.96%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 -0.01 1.27%
Crude Oil
102 -1 1.12%
Gold
1,293 -13 1.02%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 369 -2 0.40%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,014 -11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,982 +1 0.05%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 -1 2.98%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.03 3.74 5.25%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 96.89 -0.31 -0.31%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 592.60 -3.38 -0.57%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 0.07 0.45%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 -0.18 -0.36%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.77 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.31 -0.58 -1.60%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.35 0.16 0.31%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.93 0.02 0.07%
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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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Airlines crowding onto the share-buyback bandwagon
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
American and United Continental announced new $1 billion stock buyback programs, adding to a big jump in share-repurchase activity in July.
How tragedies change Americans’ flying habits
Algerie flight crashed, Algerian officials say
Your next flight could be over a war zone
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

How tequila sales have doubled over past decade


The popularity of Mexico’s native spirit is growing in the U.S., where it's having its national day today.
In defense of soda, that American tradition

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.

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

U.S. new-home sales
hit a three-month low
Base Camp, a development of modern single-family row houses, is being constructed on a portion of a former public-housing site north of downtown Chicago.  MarketWatch/Tim Rostan
Latest worry for housing market as sales pace of new single-family homes drops to 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

HHS: Obamacare saved consumers $9 billion
HHS releases Obamacare statistics in wake of ruling that could unravel plan Bloomberg
Officials release barrage of enrollment statistics as court ruling threatens to unravel program.
Presidential motorcade keeps woman in
labor from entering Los Angeles hospital

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
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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.

Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad
Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad Shutterstock
Crowdfunding, and other ways to make international travel a reality — on any budget.
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IMF cuts its 2014 global growth forecast
Jobless claims lowest in more than 8 years
Obama and Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
Norway warns of ’imminent’ terror attack
EU set to ban trading in Russia stocks: FT
U.S. lifts ban on carriers flying into Tel Aviv
Wal-Mart’s U.S. CEO replaced by Asia boss

  “The Wake” by Paul Kingsnorth was published after 400 readers agreed to pre-order a copy of the book. Traditional publishers balked at the novel, which is written in an invented Anglo-Saxon English language and set during the Norman conquest of England.

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Based on options trading, a look at probabilities for stock hitting $100 at various points in the future.
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Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch
Why a company like Caterpillar can tell us a lot more than a high-flying social-media firm can.
Caterpillar gets left in the dust
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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
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What Citadel’s Griffin teaches about divorce
Lessons from Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s divorce filing.

Mr. Trump goes to Washington
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Spire plans to raise £315 million in London IPO

Mars North America raises u.s. chocolate Prices by 7%
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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 taking bite out of your finances

Gum industry gets radical with flavoring

Chinese tycoon slammed
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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

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

Best walk-up music in baseball?
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Traders are walking zombies on Wall Street
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How dying too rich can hurt you and your estate
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Yahoo Ending: Japan's one-stop afterlife shop
The new generation gap is all about money

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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?

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10 countries where people smoke the most
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E-cigarettes not savior of tobacco industry?
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Shorter workweek could mean better work
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Decliners
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Advancers
2694
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  • 1 Month
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,068 -18 0.11%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,470 -4 0.09%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,986 -1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,643 +6 0.21%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,293 -13 1.03%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 102.01 -1.11 1.08%
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 3,323 +11 0.35%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,284 -44 0.29%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,142 +170 0.71%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,105 +27 1.28%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,272 +125 0.48%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 +13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.35 +0.00 0.00%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.83 +0.34 0.33%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 -0.01 0.35%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.44%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.87 +0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.29 +0.16 0.22%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.51 +0.04 1.75%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 +0.03 2.55%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.63 -0.01 0.25%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.56 +0.01 0.50%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.61 +0.05 1.96%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 -0.01 1.27%
Crude Oil
102 -1 1.08%
Gold
1,293 -13 1.03%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 369 -2 0.40%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,015 -10 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,982 +1 0.04%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 -1 2.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.04 3.75 5.26%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 96.89 -0.30 -0.31%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 592.93 -3.05 -0.51%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.60 0.08 0.48%
C /quotes/nls/c 49.99 -0.19 -0.38%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.77 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.31 -0.58 -1.60%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.35 0.16 0.31%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.93 0.02 0.08%
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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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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