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Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Poll suggests most “smart money” investors are expecting just a mild pullback over the coming weeks, followed by a year-end rally to new highs.

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
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RetireMentor Stan Haithcock sees a revolution coming in the annuity industry and predicts the consumer will be the clear winner.
Why a robo-adviser might be right for you
How value investing grows your nest egg
What millennials can teach boomers

In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Dr. No-Show: Sean Connery may not cast Scotland vote  Everett Collection
Sean Connery isn't willing to travel back to his native Scotland to campaign for the referendum.
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Scotland readling from the Norway playbook

Scotland: As important to  U.K. as Texas is to U.S.

The Lone Star State represents roughly the same proportion of population and economic impact for the U.S.
Good riddance, Scotland: We don’t need you
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

LinkedIn CEO: Good boss is willing to lose you
LinkedIn CEO Reid Hastings talks about successful managers and their ability to treat workers as allies.  Shutterstock.com
Keynote Speaker: The key to retaining great talent is treating staff as allies, writes Reid Hoffman.
5 weird habits of happy employees

University of California’s Napolitano defends
foreign-student admission
President Janet Napolitano of the University of California system.  University of California
Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of homeland security, tells MarketWatch that the system she runs needs tuition from international students.
Best university in the world? MIT (24/7 Wall St.)

Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors  Bloomberg
After the Alibaba roadshow in the U.S., investors are more enthusiastic about the massive offering.
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Alibaba IPO creates ‘monster’ buzz on Twitter
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

A ‘girl face’ can damage your ability to negotiate
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Men and women with feminine faces have a harder time getting what they want in negotiations.

AT&T CEO calls right skills elusive among workers
Trevor Lynn, chief marketing officer at Social Tables Inc., works at his desk at the company's headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Success stories like Trevor Lynn?s are going to get rarer as older businesses overshadow start-ups in U.S. job creation. Millennials, those born after 1980, may find it more difficult to quickly scale career ladders as new businesses, which tend to employ more young workers, become a smaller force in the labor market. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Trevor Lynn  Bloomberg
His advice for job seekers: Brush up on your technical skills if you want a job or higher pay.
Need to know
Asia stock quotes | Hong Kong stocks rebound
U.S. stocks: S&P 500's best gain in 4 weeks
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
Web sentiment dives on Urban Outfitters
U.S. regulator sues Corinthian Colleges
Sears borrows $400 mln from CEO’s fund
U.N. will ask for $1 billion to contain Ebola
Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca join against Alzheimer's

China pumps billions into banks
China's central bank is injecting about $81 billion into the country's five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter the economic slowdown.
In China, hybrids to beat electrics (Caixin)
Half of China’s wealthy want to emigrate

iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
Apple’s bigger iPhone, and super-mega-jumbo iPhone offer dual cures for Android envy, writes WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler.
iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 Review: Like a new phone for free

Apple hack: How to pry U2 off your iTunes

Simple way to beat the market
Opinion: When a company splits its stock, it usually means management is bullish on its outlook, writes Mark Hulbert.

Why these billionaires are heading into space
The so-called New Space market is attracting interest from ultra rich entrepreneurs.
NASA picks Boeing, Space X

Why hedge funds are losing their luster
Opinion: In this bull run, they’re being outperformed by the broader market, writes David Weidner.
Calpers to exit hedge funds

One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
One in 10 Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 had money seized from a paycheck and sent off to pay a debt last year, a new report finds.

How smart are you about health care?
A survey ranks boomers based on their savvy about health and medical costs; 1 in 3 get the equivalent of an 'F'.

Technical cross currents ahead of Fed
Analysis: Market bulls remain on offense despite Fed-related volatility, reports Michael Ashbaugh.
Market pullbacks present promise, not peril

Poverty rate falls; middle incomes stall
The poverty rate may be falling, but the typical American household isn’t getting any richer.
A third of U.S. worries about money all the time

Here’s what millennials want when buying a home
Housing and mortgage industries can't wait for millennials to follow up on their desire to buy.
How your home can help pay for retirement
7 things wrong with your house
10 best cities for millennials to buy a home
The worst thing about getting a mortgage


U.S. makes first ISIS airstrike in Iraq
Stepped-up campaign against Islamic State militants begins as U.S. planes hit a single fighting position.

Buy Tesla on the dip, analyst says
Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdry suggests the tumble in Tesla’s share price on Monday has provided an attractive entry point for investors.
Morgan Stanley pumps the brakes on Tesla

Will iPhone 6 delays leave you phone-less?
Check out the updated trade-in policies from mobile carriers and others.
Preordered iPhones won’t arrive till October

Why Microsoft is paying big money for ‘Minecraft’
Opinion: The $2.5 billion deal for Mojang could help the Xbox maker replicate its success with "Halo," writes Therese Poletti.
Windows is the main play with ‘Minecraft’ deal

Goldman, Citi, others release stress tests
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and others release details about how a severe recession might affect them.
BlackRock wants to reform trading
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InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Anheuser-Bush InBev is feeling out banks for financing a run at SABMiller. It should also have its antitrust lawyers on speed dial.
AB InBev seeking to finance SABMiller deal?
Heineken rebuffs SABMiller overture
How investors can tap into the beer wars

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.

Wallenda plans skyscraper-to-skyscraper walk across Chicago River
November spectacle would be the highest-altitude skyscraper walk in the storied history of the Flying Wallendas family.

Your
adviser may be a target for cyber crooks

Four questions to ask your investment adviser about cybersecurity.
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Data Breach - All posts tagged Data Breach

  • Dec 28, 2011
    3:25 PM ET

    The Top 5 Data Breaches of 2011

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    When hackers break into social networking sites, medical records databases or entertainment companies, experts say it’s consumers who often end up paying the price.

    Systems such as Sony’s gaming network, which was breached this year, have become increasingly attractive for cyber criminals, especially now that video gaming accounts contain such valuable personal details, says Adam Levin, chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911, an identity and data risk management company. “The Sony breach last April merely underscores something obvious: Gaming networks and similar sites are delicious targets.”

    Breaches cost organizations millions of dollars, which tends to trickle down to consumers, says Evan Brown, an associate in law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. “It is inevitable that the costs will be passed on,” he says. Apart from investigative costs, he says, many companies that are the target or victim of a data breach offer credit monitoring services to affected individuals.

    The number of personal files being compromised is also on the rise, though the amount of actual cyber crimes this year is lower than last year. Some 30.4 million records were compromised in 2011 in 535 separate breaches, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. That’s up from 12.3 million in 2010.

    Not all breaches involved sophisticated hackers. Those at Sutter Physicians Services in October and military healthcare program Tricare Management Activity in September were the result of the theft of hardware and software, respectively. They underscore the importance of not forgetting the low-tech protections like encrypting files and not leaving back-up disks unattended, Brown says.

    Others didn’t involve social security numbers, but did have implications for password security. “Capturing a customer list containing thousands of email/password combinations represents a potential threat to online bank accounts and other web-based services,” says Steve Fox, senior security auditor at IT security business Coalfire.

    Pay Dirt asked a range of security experts for the worst breaches of the year. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Jul 6, 2011
    11:13 AM ET

    Lessons From the Morgan Stanley Data Breach

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    Brokerage Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has warned 34,000 accountholders of a data breach that exposed Social Security numbers, account information and addresses, among other data.

    The information, stored on two password-protected CDs, was lost en route to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in early June, says Jim Wiggins, a spokesman for Morgan Stanley. The package arrived but the CDs did not, and subsequent searches by the department, brokerage and U.S. Postal Service failed to locate them. “We’ve seen no evidence of criminal intent or actual misuse of this information,” Wiggins says. The breach affected less than 1% of the brokerage’s accounts. Account holders whose Social Security numbers were exposed in the breach will receive a year of credit monitoring from credit bureau Experian.

  • Jun 28, 2011
    9:59 AM ET

    The Credit Card Issuers That Keep You Safe

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    So much for a blasé data breach. Last month’s breach of Citigroup credit card numbers didn’t include the cards’ expiration dates and securities codes, which should have prevented the hackers from using the cards. Even so, this week Citi announced that some 3,400 of those credit cards (about 1% of the total compromised) were fraudulently used to the tune of $2.7 million.

    None of the cardholders are held responsible for those charges, says a Citi spokesman. But how did it happen? Citi could not confirm but suggested that some of the customers may have been involved in breaches at other companies that gave the hackers the full suite of information they needed. “I suspect what you’re going to find is this was a very sophisticated hack by a group that’s done more than this,” says Jay Foley executive director at the Identity Theft Resource Center.

    Citi’s is among the latest in a series of breaches so far this year. There have been 216 year-to-date, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, down from 333 in the same period last year. In many cases, fraudsters have grown more sophisticated and are better able to access customer information and remain undetected than in the past, says Phil Blank, managing director of security, risk and fraud for Javelin Strategy and Research. A report out today by Javelin shows that among roughly two dozen of Visa and MasterCard’s largest credit card issuers, the bigger institutions including Bank of America and U.S. Bank are among the best equipped to prevent, detect and resolve fraud. The relatively smaller banks on the list came in at the bottom, including State Farm, Associated Bank and SunTrust. The annual study, which was conducted before reports of Citi’s breach surfaced, ranked Citi in ninth place.

  • Jun 9, 2011
    3:51 PM ET

    The Silver Lining in the Citi Credit Card Leak

    Citigroup late last night announced that a data breach, which exposed customers’ credit card information, impacted around 360,000 cardholders, or about 1.5% of its roughly 23.5 million North American credit card customers. The hackers accessed customers’ names, account numbers and contact information including email addresses.

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    A Citi spokesman says the company is contacting customers whose information was impacted. In the meanwhile, Deal Journal suggests several ways cardholders can protect themselves: Request a new card, report problems immediately, that sort of thing.

    And while yes, Citi cardholders should do all that, they can also take a deep breath: consumers are well-protected against fraudulent credit card purchases. In general, credit card companies hold customers liable for up to $50 of unauthorized credit card transactions and often times they waive those $50 as well, says a spokeswoman for the American Bankers Association.

  • May 3, 2011
    3:27 PM ET

    Dear Sony Customer: 5 Ways To Read Bad News

    The letter begins politely as all letters do delivering bad news. Sony’s came with those three little words at the top: “Customer Service Notification.” That’s when you should sit down. It’s usually all downhill from there. Announcements like these informing you that your data has been breached are becoming all too common.

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    Sony’s letter addresses customers thus: “Dear Valued Sony Online Entertainment Customer.” That’s humble, polite, dignified: 10/10 for a good start. In short, the letter says that the data breach of 77 million PlayStation users now extends to 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment customers.

    Jonathan Bernstein, president of Bernstein Crisis Management, was put off by the technical and sometimes confusing “corporate-speak” in Sony’s letter. “The theft itself undermines Sony’s perceived competency,” he says, “but I think they did a good job, overall, of factually communicating how they were getting back on top of the situation.”

    Pay Dirt has already given some rules of thumb for customers whose information was breached. There will be an increasing amount of letters like these from other companies in the months and years to come, so here are the top 5 tips on how best to translate them.

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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Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Smart money: Buy stocks, but not till November
Poll suggests most “smart money” investors are expecting just a mild pullback over the coming weeks, followed by a year-end rally to new highs.

Hate annuities? 7 reasons to change your mind
MarketWatch/Shutterstock.com
RetireMentor Stan Haithcock sees a revolution coming in the annuity industry and predicts the consumer will be the clear winner.
Why a robo-adviser might be right for you
How value investing grows your nest egg
What millennials can teach boomers

In Scotland, Sean Connery is ‘Dr. No-Show’
Dr. No-Show: Sean Connery may not cast Scotland vote  Everett Collection
Sean Connery isn't willing to travel back to his native Scotland to campaign for the referendum.
Weidner: Banks show true colors in Scotland
Scotland readling from the Norway playbook

Scotland: As important to  U.K. as Texas is to U.S.

The Lone Star State represents roughly the same proportion of population and economic impact for the U.S.
Good riddance, Scotland: We don’t need you
Origins, implications of Scottish referendum
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit

LinkedIn CEO: Good boss is willing to lose you
LinkedIn CEO Reid Hastings talks about successful managers and their ability to treat workers as allies.  Shutterstock.com
Keynote Speaker: The key to retaining great talent is treating staff as allies, writes Reid Hoffman.
5 weird habits of happy employees

University of California’s Napolitano defends
foreign-student admission
President Janet Napolitano of the University of California system.  University of California
Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of homeland security, tells MarketWatch that the system she runs needs tuition from international students.
Best university in the world? MIT (24/7 Wall St.)

Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors
Alibaba roadshow woos U.S. investors  Bloomberg
After the Alibaba roadshow in the U.S., investors are more enthusiastic about the massive offering.
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms
Alibaba IPO creates ‘monster’ buzz on Twitter
Herein lies the secret to Alibaba’s success
J.J. Zhang: Alibaba bet better placed on Yahoo

A ‘girl face’ can damage your ability to negotiate
 Shutterstock
Men and women with feminine faces have a harder time getting what they want in negotiations.

AT&T CEO calls right skills elusive among workers
Trevor Lynn, chief marketing officer at Social Tables Inc., works at his desk at the company's headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Success stories like Trevor Lynn?s are going to get rarer as older businesses overshadow start-ups in U.S. job creation. Millennials, those born after 1980, may find it more difficult to quickly scale career ladders as new businesses, which tend to employ more young workers, become a smaller force in the labor market. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Trevor Lynn  Bloomberg
His advice for job seekers: Brush up on your technical skills if you want a job or higher pay.
Need to know
Asia stock quotes | Hong Kong stocks rebound
U.S. stocks: S&P 500's best gain in 4 weeks
SocGen warns of danger in small-cap stocks
Web sentiment dives on Urban Outfitters
U.S. regulator sues Corinthian Colleges
Sears borrows $400 mln from CEO’s fund
U.N. will ask for $1 billion to contain Ebola
Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca join against Alzheimer's

China pumps billions into banks
China's central bank is injecting about $81 billion into the country's five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter the economic slowdown.
In China, hybrids to beat electrics (Caixin)
Half of China’s wealthy want to emigrate

iPhone 6 review: cure for Android envy
Apple’s bigger iPhone, and super-mega-jumbo iPhone offer dual cures for Android envy, writes WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler.
iPhone 6 Review: Bigger screen is better

iOS 8 Review: Like a new phone for free

Apple hack: How to pry U2 off your iTunes

Simple way to beat the market
Opinion: When a company splits its stock, it usually means management is bullish on its outlook, writes Mark Hulbert.

Why these billionaires are heading into space
The so-called New Space market is attracting interest from ultra rich entrepreneurs.
NASA picks Boeing, Space X

Why hedge funds are losing their luster
Opinion: In this bull run, they’re being outperformed by the broader market, writes David Weidner.
Calpers to exit hedge funds

One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
One in 10 Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 had money seized from a paycheck and sent off to pay a debt last year, a new report finds.

How smart are you about health care?
A survey ranks boomers based on their savvy about health and medical costs; 1 in 3 get the equivalent of an 'F'.

Technical cross currents ahead of Fed
Analysis: Market bulls remain on offense despite Fed-related volatility, reports Michael Ashbaugh.
Market pullbacks present promise, not peril

Poverty rate falls; middle incomes stall
The poverty rate may be falling, but the typical American household isn’t getting any richer.
A third of U.S. worries about money all the time

Here’s what millennials want when buying a home
Housing and mortgage industries can't wait for millennials to follow up on their desire to buy.
How your home can help pay for retirement
7 things wrong with your house
10 best cities for millennials to buy a home
The worst thing about getting a mortgage


U.S. makes first ISIS airstrike in Iraq
Stepped-up campaign against Islamic State militants begins as U.S. planes hit a single fighting position.

Buy Tesla on the dip, analyst says
Global Equities analyst Trip Chowdry suggests the tumble in Tesla’s share price on Monday has provided an attractive entry point for investors.
Morgan Stanley pumps the brakes on Tesla

Will iPhone 6 delays leave you phone-less?
Check out the updated trade-in policies from mobile carriers and others.
Preordered iPhones won’t arrive till October

Why Microsoft is paying big money for ‘Minecraft’
Opinion: The $2.5 billion deal for Mojang could help the Xbox maker replicate its success with "Halo," writes Therese Poletti.
Windows is the main play with ‘Minecraft’ deal

Goldman, Citi, others release stress tests
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and others release details about how a severe recession might affect them.
BlackRock wants to reform trading
/conga/frontpage.html 319954
InBev faces antitrust hurdle if it goes after SABMiller
Anheuser-Bush InBev is feeling out banks for financing a run at SABMiller. It should also have its antitrust lawyers on speed dial.
AB InBev seeking to finance SABMiller deal?
Heineken rebuffs SABMiller overture
How investors can tap into the beer wars

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.

Wallenda plans skyscraper-to-skyscraper walk across Chicago River
November spectacle would be the highest-altitude skyscraper walk in the storied history of the Flying Wallendas family.

Your
adviser may be a target for cyber crooks

Four questions to ask your investment adviser about cybersecurity.
Is a robo-adviser right for you?
/conga/today.html 319928

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/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,238 +1 0.07%
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/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.78 -0.10 0.11%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -12 0.18%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,633 -27 0.28%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,409 -19 0.44%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,789 -63 0.30%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,799 -43 0.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 -1 0.31%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,242 +23 0.71%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,930 +18 0.12%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,458 +322 1.33%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,305 +9 0.39%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,493 -324 1.21%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,290 +17 0.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.30 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 107.21 +0.07 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 0.00 0.09%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.91 0.00 0.27%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.12 +0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.20 +0.05 0.07%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.59 -0.01 0.31%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.01 -0.01 0.77%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.48 +0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.35 +0.01 0.41%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.53 -0.02 0.74%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.58 +0.00 0.48%
Crude Oil
95 0 0.11%
Gold
1,238 +1 0.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 344 0 0.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,046 -8 0.05%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,991 -1 0.05%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.05%

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  3. 8:56 p.m.

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  4. 8:35 p.m.

    Newscast: Get ready to pay more to ship FedEx

  5. 8:32 p.m.

    Japan stocks rise, as Nikkei Average tests 16,000

  6. 6:58 p.m.

    U.S. Steel surges on strategic moves; Adobe slides after revenue miss

  7. 6:28 p.m.

    Newscast: Stocks rally ahead of Fed statement

  8. 5:03 p.m.

    Microsoft, Pandora lead tech higher

  9. 4:54 p.m.

    Crude supplies rise 3.3 million barrels, API says

  10. 4:23 p.m.

    Tesla rebounds from selloff; SodaStream gains

  11. 4:21 p.m.

    S&P 500 advance biggest in 4 weeks

  12. 4:18 p.m.

    Treasury yield curve steepens as hawkish Fed views fade

  13. 4:08 p.m.

    Newscast: Pre-Fed jitters evaporate, stocks rally

  14. 3:14 p.m.

    Oil rallies as OPEC says it would trim output

  15. 2:27 p.m.

    Newscast: Dow on record track as Fed meets

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Symbol Price Change % Change
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.86 -0.77 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.95 6.85 1.20%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.71 -0.03 -0.18%
C /quotes/nls/c 52.36 0.05 0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.52 0.05 0.30%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.95 0.26 0.75%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.23 0.34 0.74%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Advancers
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,132 +101 0.59%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,553 +34 0.75%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,999 +15 0.75%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,597 +3 0.12%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,237 +1 0.05%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 94.69 -0.19 0.20%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -12 0.18%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,633 -27 0.28%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,409 -19 0.44%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,789 -63 0.30%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,799 -43 0.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 343 -1 0.31%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,243 +24 0.73%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,930 +18 0.12%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,453 +317 1.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,306 +10 0.43%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,493 -324 1.21%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,289 +16 0.50%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.30 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 107.21 +0.07 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 0.00 0.10%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.91 0.00 0.29%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.11 -0.01 0.01%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.21 +0.06 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.59 -0.01 0.35%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.01 -0.01 0.77%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.48 +0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.35 +0.01 0.41%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.53 -0.02 0.74%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.58 +0.00 0.48%
Crude Oil
95 0 0.20%
Gold
1,237 +1 0.05%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 343 -1 0.29%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,046 -8 0.05%
S&P F
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  4. 8:35 p.m.

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  5. 8:32 p.m.

    Japan stocks rise, as Nikkei Average tests 16,000

  6. 6:58 p.m.

    U.S. Steel surges on strategic moves; Adobe slides after revenue miss

  7. 6:28 p.m.

    Newscast: Stocks rally ahead of Fed statement

  8. 5:03 p.m.

    Microsoft, Pandora lead tech higher

  9. 4:54 p.m.

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  10. 4:23 p.m.

    Tesla rebounds from selloff; SodaStream gains

  11. 4:21 p.m.

    S&P 500 advance biggest in 4 weeks

  12. 4:18 p.m.

    Treasury yield curve steepens as hawkish Fed views fade

  13. 4:08 p.m.

    Newscast: Pre-Fed jitters evaporate, stocks rally

  14. 3:14 p.m.

    Oil rallies as OPEC says it would trim output

  15. 2:27 p.m.

    Newscast: Dow on record track as Fed meets

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 76.08 1.50 2.01%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.86 -0.77 -0.76%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 579.95 6.85 1.20%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.71 -0.03 -0.18%
C /quotes/nls/c 52.36 0.05 0.10%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.52 0.05 0.30%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.95 0.26 0.75%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.23 0.34 0.74%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.21 0.29 1.12%
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Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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