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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

Raising a glass — not a shot glass — to tequila


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

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
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.

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


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 314906
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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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.

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  • 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
Jobless claims lowest in more than 8 years
Obama and Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
Norway warns of ’imminent’ terror attack
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.

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


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 314918
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/2622475/delayed 24,142 +170 0.71%
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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 0.43%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.86 +0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.28 +0.15 0.21%
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 1.09%
Gold
1,294 -13 1.00%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 369 -2 0.40%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,017 -9 0.05%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,982 +1 0.06%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 -1 2.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.19 3.90 5.47%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 96.93 -0.26 -0.27%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 593.08 -2.90 -0.49%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.61 0.09 0.55%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 -0.19 -0.37%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.86 0.08 0.43%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.37 -0.51 -1.42%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.39 0.20 0.39%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.94 0.03 0.12%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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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
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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
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U.S. new-home sales
hit a three-month low
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Latest worry for housing market as sales pace of new single-family homes drops to 3-month low.
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Higher selling prices boost PulteGroup profit
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Raising a glass — not a shot glass — to tequila


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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
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Obama: Firms that avoid taxes renounce citizenship
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5 amazing products
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5 amazing things that wouldn’t exist without crowdfunding Panono
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Obama and Ryan agree on a way to fight poverty
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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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Traders are walking zombies on Wall Street
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35.52MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
230
Decliners
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Advancers
2751
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,084 -3 0.02%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,473 0 0.01%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,988 +1 0.06%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,644 +7 0.25%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,293 -14 1.03%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 102.13 -0.99 0.96%
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 0.02%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.81 +0.32 0.32%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 -0.01 0.34%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.43%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.86 +0.04 0.05%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.28 +0.15 0.20%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.51 +0.04 1.61%
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 0.96%
Gold
1,293 -14 1.03%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 369 -2 0.40%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,028 +3 0.02%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,984 +3 0.15%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 -1 2.91%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.37 4.08 5.72%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 96.92 -0.27 -0.28%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 593.69 -2.29 -0.38%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 0.07 0.42%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.06 -0.12 -0.23%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.91 0.13 0.70%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.49 -0.39 -1.10%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.35 0.16 0.31%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.94 0.03 0.12%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

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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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