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Test-driving the 2015 Corvette eight-speed auto.  Autoweek
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The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...

Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special
The 2015 Honda Fit is the perfect back-to-school car, says Dan Neil.  American Honda Motor Co.
Honda’s Fit has reasserted itself as top of the class in categories important to parents and would make an excellent first car, says Dan Neil.

How to ship an ugly $3 million car

Kia probably doesn't go to the lengths it takes to ship a Bugatti.

Tesla stock’s rise to more than $300 is ‘just math’
Tesla stock’s rise to more than $300 is ‘just math’  Bloomberg News/Landov
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.

What not to buy over
Labor Day weekend
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There are many great deals to be found during Labor Day weekend, but you have to know what to shop for and what to avoid.
10 things beach resorts won't tell you
Labor Day is a joke, so why not just abolish it?
The countries with the biggest labor forces
It’s been a summer worth waiting (in line) for .

10 things telemarketers won’t tell you
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Telemarketing is now a $12 billion industry, so those annoying dinnertime phone calls won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Buffett followed this one rule in Burger King deal
Bloomberg
The billionaire investor stayed true to his principles, despite what critics have said, writes David Weidner.
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Cameron: U.K. to take on British jihadis
Russia shuts 12 McDonald’s restaurants
Bitcoin advocate Charles Shrem to plead guilty
Judge blocks new Texas abortion restrictions
Yellen still a multimillionaire, records show
Most Napa Valley wineries have reopened


What history tells us about the stock market
in September
Insight: The month has seen big crashes and bear markets, but a closer look reveals something different, says Mark Hulbert.
How to play a post-Labor Day market

And the best financial stock to buy today is ...
Trading Deck: Jeff Reeves on why you need to discover a company named Discover Financial Services.

Fiat-Chrysler U.S. IPO on Oct. 13: Marchionne
Chairman Sergio Marchionne sets date for debut of U.S. shares of Italian-American auto maker.

Notre Dame football practice.  WatchND.tv
Notre Dame on defense as football season opens
Five Fighting Irish players under investigation and facing possible expulsion for academic cheating at once squeaky-clean college football power.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart during practice for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  USA Today Sports
Stewart breaks his silence on death of fellow driver
Nascar racer says death of Kevin Ward Jr. in mishap in New York "will affect me forever." Ward returns to racing as investigation of death continues.

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Make sure you're not snared, and your retirement jeopardized, by one of these four common mistakes.
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5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement
Why so many 'retirees' are still working
Here's case for getting rid of 401(k) plans
No ‘set it and forget’ it in retirement

Alibaba could begin trading publicly on Serpt. 8, The Wall Street Journal says in an exclusive report.
Alibaba could begin trading by Sept. 18: report
Chinese Internet giant, believed to carry $130 billion market valuation set to begin IPO process week of Sept. 8, with public trading to begin Sept. 18 or 19, Wall Street Journal says in exclusive report.

Hershey's old and new logos.  The Hershey Company
Hershey logo evokes unsavory images
Twitter users draw unflattering comparisons between new logo and human waste.

A green leaf adorns the Apple logo on Earth Day at the company's Fifth Avenue store in Midtown Manhattan on April 22, 2014 in New York City.  Getty Images
Apple’s iWatch must set right price from the start
Price point will be critical to success of Apple's entry into the competitive smartwatch market.
Apple may change way you pay for pizza
Analysts boost targets ahead of iPhone 6
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders

Chelsea Clinton leaves gig at NBC News
Chelsea Clinton has left her part-time post as a special correspondent for NBC News, citing her work at the family’s charitable foundation.

Week's top 10 market-moving events
Burger King's plan to move its corporate headquarters from the U.S. to Canada is among the week's top market-movers.
Week's best from the Trading Deck
• U.S. markets closed Monday for holiday

Europe needs to stop the insanity
Trading Deck: After Japan’s follies, the idea that the ECB will initiate a quantitative-easing program, and that it will help, is crazy, writes Michael Gayed.
/conga/frontpage.html 318381
Active fund managers may take 100% of your gains
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman weighs in on the active-vs.-passive investment debate.
Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard

Did Angela Merkel blink?
German leader publicly noted she might be wrong about austerity in the euro zone, but only for a moment, notes Darrell Delamaide.

Google tests drone deliveries
Google goes further in developing drone delivery, conducting a candy-bar test: reports.
Interactive graphic: A field guide to drones

Google-ize your office and become more productive
Commentary: Attention to space and light makes environment better, writes Jurica Dujmovic.

Why women will lead new world order
Opinion: Women will rule the future, while men are trapped in the past, writes Paul Farrell.
/conga/today.html 318385

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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,621 +6 0.24%
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/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,288 -2 0.19%
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/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 95.84 +1.29 1.36%
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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,470 +8 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,304 -14 0.41%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,425 -35 0.23%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,742 +1 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,217 +21 0.97%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,638 +78 0.29%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,327 -3 0.09%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 -0.01 0.38%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.07 +0.35 0.33%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.06%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 0.00 0.00%
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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.

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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5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada  Shutterstock
Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you do the same?
5 reasons Americans are unhappy

Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
Test-driving the 2015 Corvette eight-speed auto.  Autoweek
Corvette's new eight-speed automatic shifts faster than many dual-clutch transmissions, including the Porsche 911, an Autoweek test-drive finds.
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...

Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special
The 2015 Honda Fit is the perfect back-to-school car, says Dan Neil.  American Honda Motor Co.
Honda’s Fit has reasserted itself as top of the class in categories important to parents and would make an excellent first car, says Dan Neil.

How to ship an ugly $3 million car

Kia probably doesn't go to the lengths it takes to ship a Bugatti.

Tesla stock’s rise to more than $300 is ‘just math’
Tesla stock’s rise to more than $300 is ‘just math’  Bloomberg News/Landov
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.

What not to buy over
Labor Day weekend
What not to buy over Labor Day weekend  Getty Images
There are many great deals to be found during Labor Day weekend, but you have to know what to shop for and what to avoid.
10 things beach resorts won't tell you
Labor Day is a joke, so why not just abolish it?
The countries with the biggest labor forces
It’s been a summer worth waiting (in line) for .

10 things telemarketers won’t tell you
10 things telemarketers won’t tell you  Getty Images
Telemarketing is now a $12 billion industry, so those annoying dinnertime phone calls won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Buffett followed this one rule in Burger King deal
Bloomberg
The billionaire investor stayed true to his principles, despite what critics have said, writes David Weidner.
NEED TO KNOW
At H&R Block, what Obamacare could bring
What to watch for in El Pollo Loco earnings
4 charts that explain weak consumer spending
Cameron: U.K. to take on British jihadis
Russia shuts 12 McDonald’s restaurants
Bitcoin advocate Charles Shrem to plead guilty
Judge blocks new Texas abortion restrictions
Yellen still a multimillionaire, records show
Most Napa Valley wineries have reopened


What history tells us about the stock market
in September
Insight: The month has seen big crashes and bear markets, but a closer look reveals something different, says Mark Hulbert.
How to play a post-Labor Day market

And the best financial stock to buy today is ...
Trading Deck: Jeff Reeves on why you need to discover a company named Discover Financial Services.

Fiat-Chrysler U.S. IPO on Oct. 13: Marchionne
Chairman Sergio Marchionne sets date for debut of U.S. shares of Italian-American auto maker.

Notre Dame football practice.  WatchND.tv
Notre Dame on defense as football season opens
Five Fighting Irish players under investigation and facing possible expulsion for academic cheating at once squeaky-clean college football power.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart during practice for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  USA Today Sports
Stewart breaks his silence on death of fellow driver
Nascar racer says death of Kevin Ward Jr. in mishap in New York "will affect me forever." Ward returns to racing as investigation of death continues.

Avoid these four traps that could wreck your retirement. Shutterstock
How to avoid these 4 traps that wreck your retirement
Make sure you're not snared, and your retirement jeopardized, by one of these four common mistakes.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement
Why so many 'retirees' are still working
Here's case for getting rid of 401(k) plans
No ‘set it and forget’ it in retirement

Alibaba could begin trading publicly on Serpt. 8, The Wall Street Journal says in an exclusive report.
Alibaba could begin trading by Sept. 18: report
Chinese Internet giant, believed to carry $130 billion market valuation set to begin IPO process week of Sept. 8, with public trading to begin Sept. 18 or 19, Wall Street Journal says in exclusive report.

Hershey's old and new logos.  The Hershey Company
Hershey logo evokes unsavory images
Twitter users draw unflattering comparisons between new logo and human waste.

A green leaf adorns the Apple logo on Earth Day at the company's Fifth Avenue store in Midtown Manhattan on April 22, 2014 in New York City.  Getty Images
Apple’s iWatch must set right price from the start
Price point will be critical to success of Apple's entry into the competitive smartwatch market.
Apple may change way you pay for pizza
Analysts boost targets ahead of iPhone 6
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders

Chelsea Clinton leaves gig at NBC News
Chelsea Clinton has left her part-time post as a special correspondent for NBC News, citing her work at the family’s charitable foundation.

Week's top 10 market-moving events
Burger King's plan to move its corporate headquarters from the U.S. to Canada is among the week's top market-movers.
Week's best from the Trading Deck
• U.S. markets closed Monday for holiday

Europe needs to stop the insanity
Trading Deck: After Japan’s follies, the idea that the ECB will initiate a quantitative-easing program, and that it will help, is crazy, writes Michael Gayed.
/conga/frontpage.html 318381
Active fund managers may take 100% of your gains
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman weighs in on the active-vs.-passive investment debate.
Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard

Did Angela Merkel blink?
German leader publicly noted she might be wrong about austerity in the euro zone, but only for a moment, notes Darrell Delamaide.

Google tests drone deliveries
Google goes further in developing drone delivery, conducting a candy-bar test: reports.
Interactive graphic: A field guide to drones

Google-ize your office and become more productive
Commentary: Attention to space and light makes environment better, writes Jurica Dujmovic.

Why women will lead new world order
Opinion: Women will rule the future, while men are trapped in the past, writes Paul Farrell.
/conga/today.html 318385

Markets »

81.50MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.60M
Unchanged
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Decliners
1860
Advancers
4319
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,098 +19 0.11%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 +23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,621 +6 0.24%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,288 -2 0.19%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 95.84 +1.29 1.36%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,820 +14 0.20%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,470 +8 0.08%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,381 +15 0.34%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,450 +109 0.54%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,729 +7 0.06%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +1 0.28%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,304 -14 0.41%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,425 -35 0.23%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,742 +1 0.00%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,217 +21 0.97%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,638 +78 0.29%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,327 -3 0.09%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 -0.01 0.38%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.07 +0.35 0.33%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.06%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.18%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.74 +0.25 0.30%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.75 +0.19 0.26%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.89 +0.00 0.51%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.45 -0.01 0.26%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.23 +0.00 0.17%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 0.00 0.10%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.01 1.53%
Crude Oil
96 +1 1.36%
Gold
1,288 -2 0.19%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 -3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,074 -3 0.02%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,999 +2 0.10%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 0 0.50%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
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5 yr CD
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2 yr CD
0.9%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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81.50MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.60M
Unchanged
293
Decliners
1860
Advancers
4319
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,098 +19 0.11%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 +23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,621 +6 0.24%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,288 -2 0.19%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 95.84 +1.29 1.36%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,820 +14 0.20%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,470 +8 0.08%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,381 +15 0.34%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,450 +109 0.54%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,729 +7 0.06%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +1 0.28%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,304 -14 0.41%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,425 -35 0.23%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,742 +1 0.00%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,217 +21 0.97%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,638 +78 0.29%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,327 -3 0.09%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 -0.01 0.38%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.07 +0.35 0.33%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.06%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.18%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.74 +0.25 0.30%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.75 +0.19 0.26%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.89 +0.00 0.51%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.45 -0.01 0.26%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.23 +0.00 0.17%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 0.00 0.10%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.01 1.53%
Crude Oil
96 +1 1.36%
Gold
1,288 -2 0.19%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 -3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,074 -3 0.02%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,999 +2 0.10%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 20 0 0.50%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 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%
Source:CreditCards.com
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