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What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

4 ways companies can move this country forward
4 ways U.S. companies can move this country forward  Bloomberg News
Opinion: Brother, can you spare a balance sheet? U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.

RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
CDC confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
U.S. Ebola case sparks rush into biotechs
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
See the complete report here


Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: a case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops 10 best U.S. cities to live in
Need to know
Pimco Total Return’s 17th month of outflows
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
Pershing Square fund raises $2.73 bln in IPO
Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
Angie's List gains on M&A speculation
Error results in $617 bln canceled Japan trades
J.P. Morgan faces class-action suit over MBS

Pierson’s exit doesn’t solve Secret Service’s problems
Read lawmakers' reactions to Secret Service director's resignation.
Secret Service’s Julia Pierson resigns

The last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE trading floor
With electronic trading dominant, the media need new ways to represent the ups and downs of the stock markets, says Editor Jeremy Olshan.

6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.

Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
Why you should invest like Harvard

The new indicator that may roil the markets
The Fed will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly starting next Monday.

Short sellers getting squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.

Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
Should you drink the annuity COLA?

4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.

August construction spending falls 0.8%
Outlays fall to adjusted annual rate of $961 billion, says Commerce Dept.

Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Analysts are mostly bearish on the eBay-PayPal spinoff.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.

Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion:
Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.

The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
California to ban single-use plastic bags

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8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis
Opinion: Escalation in Hong Kong protests has tail risks, including a threat to China’s one-party government itself, writes Craig Stephen.
Hong Kong protesters brace for holiday test
‘Umbrella Revolution’ poses risk to Hong Kong
On the streets with Hong Kong protesters

Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

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  • Apr 5, 2012
    5:15 PM ET

    Paying Taxes by Credit Card? Read This First

    This time of year many Americans would like to take a swipe at the IRS. Some taxpayers even should, experts say — with their credit card.

    Though paying a bill in full is the best way to avoid late charges and other hassles, credit card payments can help those struggling with the their bills to buy time – and even save money. “If you’re going to need a year or more to pay it out you could borrow on a low interest credit card and it could be a good deal,” says Gregg Wind, a certified public accountant in Los Angeles.

    While not ideal, credit cards and lines of credit can help people pay the tax man by this year’s April 17 while avoiding potentially steep late payment penalties and interest charges. The IRS generally charges interest on any unpaid tax starting from the day the tax is due to the date it is paid. Currently at 3%, the interest rate is reset quarterly. And that doesn’t include late payment penalties, which are 0.5% of taxes owed a month. Between interest charges and late payment penalties, someone who is a year late in paying their taxes could see their bill increase by 9%, Wind estimates.

  • Feb 8, 2012
    11:32 AM ET

    The IRS Might Eat Your Frequent-Flier Miles

    Frequent-flier miles awarded for opening new accounts sometimes come with a big catch: taxes

    Thousands of Citibank customers received notices in January saying the miles they received for opening new accounts in 2011 produced taxable income. Some customers, for instance, received a 1099 with $750 of income for 30,000 miles, the Wall Street Journal reported. The IRS confirmed they are taxable. Such bonuses are often enough to book a domestic flight or they can cover an upgrade to business class from coach. But analysts say the actual trips booked with the miles can be worth less than the amount of income reported by the credit card company. And the tax bill could cost more than the flight itself, says George Hobica, president of fare-tracking site AirfareWatchdog.com. “It might be a wash, depending on your tax bracket,” says Hobica. “I certainly wouldn’t do it.”

  • Mar 14, 2011
    2:45 PM ET

    Finding Surprise Income on Your 1099

    A client of mine told me she had just finished filing her corporate tax return when an unexpected 1099-MISC—which reports miscellaneous income–arrived in her mailbox. Normally, that wouldn’t have been a problem since she meticulously records all of her income throughout the year.

    The problem? The amount on the 1099-MISC was several thousand dollars more than the income she had received from the form’s issuer. Upon investigating the discrepancy, my client found the difference to be a payment the company had issued on December 31st.

    Since the check was issued and mailed out on December 31st, it’s absolutely impossible for my client’s corporation to have received it in 2010, right? That’s pretty obvious to anyone.

    That’s why there is something called the Doctrine of Constructive Receipt. Here’s what IRS says about it:

    “Income is constructively received when an amount is credited to your account or made available to you without restriction. You need not have possession of it. If you authorize someone to be your agent and receive income for you, you are considered to have received it when your agent receives it. Income is not constructively received if your control of its receipt is subject to substantial restrictions or limitations.”

  • Feb 9, 2011
    11:53 AM ET

    Last-Minute Tax Advice Will Cost You

    The complex tax code and eleventh-hour changes don’t mean it’s too late to get good advice – but you might have to pay up.

    Getty Images

    In some ways, filing taxes has gotten a lot easier in recent years: free electronic filing, Turbo Tax, and now, even an iPhone app from the IRS. But here’s a warning before you start that download: Washington is mucking things up.

    The eleventh-hour tax bill negotiated by Congress and President Obama includes some 500 changes—no fewer than 160 pages are now devoted to the estate and gift tax. Those last-minute adjustments mean anyone planning to itemize deductions, be it mortgage interest or charitable donations, must wait until mid- to late February to file this year. And these changes come on the heels of the IRS pushing back companies’ deadline for sending out so-called 1099 forms to Feb. 15 a few years ago. That means taxpayers have already had to wait a full two weeks longer to get the details they need for income like dividends, interest and sales of real estate.

    The result is as predictable as, well, death and you know what: Everybody, it seems, is running late this year. Taxpayers and preparers are trying to decide whether to complete a return early and risk having to refile, or wait even longer to make sure they have all they need.“Everything is being shoved closer and closer to April 15,” says John Ams, executive vice president of the National Society of Accountants. (Even the IRS was tripped up—the agency won’t be able to start processing returns until mid-February, delaying refunds for those lucky enough to get them.)

    For all but the simplest 1040-filers, the new wrinkles could lead to fee increases, particularly for those with preparers who charge by the hour.

  • Feb 9, 2011
    5:00 AM ET

    Calculating Cost Basis: A Taxing Exercise

    New cost basis rules will make tax filing season a little easier for investors next year (when filing 2011 taxes) by shifting some reporting responsibilities to financial firms and away from investors.

    But, investors aren’t off the hook. To avoid a huge tax headache at the end of this year, investors will need to be proactive by coordinating with their brokers, deciding earlier how they want to report trades and keeping more precise records.

    Starting this year, financial institutions and brokers are required to track their customers’ cost basis — or the price they paid when they purchased shares, including commissions — and report that information to the Internal Revenue Service.   Investment companies had to start tracking and reporting stocks and some exchange-trade funds this year but reporting requirements for other investments, such as mutual funds, bonds and options are being phased in during 2012 and 2013.

    With many institutions setting default methods for how they want to report cost basis, the onus is on investors to check in early if they want to use a particular method when reporting trades—such as whether the oldest shares should be sold first, if an average cost for all the shares should be used or if specific shares should be sold. The default method for reporting stock trades, for instance, is “first in first out,” where the oldest shares are reported as being sold first. That might be bad if your shares have grown substantially in price since you first purchased them.

  • Feb 4, 2011
    11:29 AM ET

    1099 Hassles For Rental Real Estate Owners

    In an earlier post, I ranted about the burdensome new Form 1099 reporting requirements for businesses. Those rules are scheduled to kick in next year, but there’s a good chance they will be repealed before then. Fingers crossed!

    Meanwhile, yet another set of nasty new 1099 rules are lurking in the background. These rules affect owners of rental real estate. They were buried in last September’s generally pro-taxpayer Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. For reasons that escape me, they have not gotten much attention, and I’ve not yet heard loud demands for repeal. Here’s the story.

    Property Owners Must Issue 1099s to Service Providers

    For the 2011 tax year, the IRS will consider owning one or more rental real estate properties “a business” for purposes of the 1099 requirements. That means property owners must file a 1099 with the IRS for any service provider paid $600 or more this year (for services that range from yard care to accounting). Owners must provide a copy of the 1099 (a so-called payee statement) to each payee. Until now, owning rental real estate did not count as a business for 1099 purposes, so owners were blessedly exempt from having to file 1099s and issue payee statements. Not any longer.

About Tax

  • The Tax Blog brings together a team of award-winning tax journalists from the Dow Jones network and around the web to examine the tax issues, changes and legislation that affect families, investors and small business owners. Our contributors include Tax Report columnist Laura Saunders (WSJ), Tax Guy columnist Bill Bischoff and senior reporter Jilian Mincer (SmartMoney.com), retirement-focused reporter Anne Tergesen (WSJ), wealth management writer Arden Dale (Dow Jones Newswires), TaxWatch columnist Eva Rosenberg and personal finance reporter Andrea Coombes (MarketWatch), and reporter Alyssa Abkowitz (SmartMoney). They’ll provide the latest news and insight, mine the tax code for tips and loopholes, and answer your questions about tricky tax situations. Contact the The Tax Blog with ideas, suggestions or tax questions at thetaxblog@dowjones.com.

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What ‘South Park’ can teach us about startups
What South Park can teach us about ‘bro’ culture  South Park/Comedy Central
Season 18 of "South Park" rips on America’s startup and crowdfunding culture, however, it is laced with truths.

4 ways companies can move this country forward
4 ways U.S. companies can move this country forward  Bloomberg News
Opinion: Brother, can you spare a balance sheet? U.S. corporations could have a major impact on the economy, and earn decent returns, in at least four ways, writes Jeremy Wiesen.

RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys
RadioShack’s response to struggles? Play with toys  Bloomberg
The beleaguered electronics retailer has a message for the faithful: It’s got some cool holiday toys to sell.
Good luck finding these 10 toys at Christmas

Getting Ebola treatments to market will take time
Health workers in protective suits treat a woman and her two children on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images
Officials say it may take a year or more for a therapy to be approved, and even longer for a vaccine.
‘We can out-doctor Ebola’: Reddit panelist
CDC confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
Tekmira set to launch trial of Ebola drug: RBC
U.S. Ebola case sparks rush into biotechs
Hazmat-suit maker’s shares rally on Ebola
Airline stocks selling off on Ebola fears
5 things we all need to know about Ebola

Obama is staying away from big Senate races
President Obama is not making many visits to places where key Senate battles are being waged. Google
A map of the president’s travels reveals apparent reluctance to get involved in key Senate races.
Democrats place a risky bet in Kentucky
Sanders preaches revolution to Democrats

Trading Strategies: Revving up car stocks
Terrence Horan/MarketWatch
Can you outrun the threats to the market in a high-performance auto stock? Our experts take a look at the sometimes overlooked sector.
Buying Tesla, a market wild card
Auto-parts stocks bearish on auto makers
Is GM's bad news in the rear-view mirror?
See the complete report here


Ford is missing its
best-selling pickup
Ford, missing its best-selling pickup, continues to slide back in the pack Ford Motor Co.
Why Ford failed to hitch a ride as most of the sector posted August-sales-fueled advances.
Jeep, Ram power strong Sept. Chrysler sales
Chrysler, Nissan post strong Sept. sales

Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and saving
Boomers vs. Millennials: Investing and savings
Boomers say invest in stocks as early as you can. Millennials are just thankful to have a salary at all.

10 most overvalued and undervalued home markets
Millennials set to make presence felt in housing  Laura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com
American property prices are all over the map, though on average they're undervalued by 3%. Find out where the prices are too high (or too low).
Millennials to make presence felt in housing
San Francisco: a case study in housing cool-off
Big-city home prices below bubble-era peaks
Landlords are getting even meaner
Newton, Mass., tops 10 best U.S. cities to live in
Need to know
Pimco Total Return’s 17th month of outflows
New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
Fannie, Freddie suit dismissed; shares dive
Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay
Tekmira surges after Ebola report; ADP sinks
Vivint rallies more than 7% on NYSE debut
Pershing Square fund raises $2.73 bln in IPO
Wayfair IPO marks new test for e-commerce
Angie's List gains on M&A speculation
Error results in $617 bln canceled Japan trades
J.P. Morgan faces class-action suit over MBS

Pierson’s exit doesn’t solve Secret Service’s problems
Read lawmakers' reactions to Secret Service director's resignation.
Secret Service’s Julia Pierson resigns

The last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE trading floor
With electronic trading dominant, the media need new ways to represent the ups and downs of the stock markets, says Editor Jeremy Olshan.

6 cruises that will make you smarter
For some, a vacation is a time to kick back and relax. But for others, it’s a time to learn something new — be it oenology, Greek mythology or astronomy.

Record share of U.S. income spent on college
Americans are spending a greater percentage of their income on college than ever before.
Why you should invest like Harvard

The new indicator that may roil the markets
The Fed will release its Labor Market Conditions Index monthly starting next Monday.

Short sellers getting squeezed in Treasury market
Short positions in the Treasury market are super-charging a rally in government bond prices.

Don’t let rate fears scare you out of bonds
RetireMentors: Fears of nominal losses from bonds outweigh potentially bigger ones from stocks, notes Paul Merriman.
How preferred stocks add income to a portfolio
Should you drink the annuity COLA?

4 better alternatives to Bill Gross and Pimco
Opinion: It's really not worth following the "bond king" to Janus, writes Howard Gold.
Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut to bronze

Why you should invest like Harvard

ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
Private-sector hiring picks up slightly in September, as steady improvement in job market continues.

August construction spending falls 0.8%
Outlays fall to adjusted annual rate of $961 billion, says Commerce Dept.

Could eBay find a suitor in Alibaba?
Analysts are mostly bearish on the eBay-PayPal spinoff.

Microsoft offers first peek of Windows 10
Microsoft gives its first public peek at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Therese Poletti: Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing
Oracle is starry-eyed over cloud computing
Opinion: Oracle’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,, writes Therese Poletti.

Apple tax case shows next risk to stocks
Opinion:
Like Willie Sutton, governments go where the money is, and that is companies, writes Matthew Lynn.

Obama asks Netanyahu to ‘shake up’ peace process
Status quo with Palestinians targeted as sides seek to reach lasting peace in the region.

The most ticketed car in America is …
Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

California governor signs gun-seizure law
The Golden State becomes the first to let family members ask a judge to seize guns from someone thought to be posing an immediate danger.
California to ban single-use plastic bags

/conga/frontpage.html 321615
8 surprising Starbucks locations besides CIA
Starbucks has more than 20,000 stores. These are the eight locations that stand out from the rest.
10 things Starbucks would rather we not know

China’s Hong Kong democracy crisis
Opinion: Escalation in Hong Kong protests has tail risks, including a threat to China’s one-party government itself, writes Craig Stephen.
Hong Kong protesters brace for holiday test
‘Umbrella Revolution’ poses risk to Hong Kong
On the streets with Hong Kong protesters

Obamacare quirk: Childless adults buy kids’ dental policies
Obamacare’s confusing treatment of pediatric dental benefits forces childless people to buy separate pediatric dental insurance policies.
Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has doubled from 1970. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

/conga/today.html 321609

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/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,805 -238 1.40%
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,422 -71 1.59%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,946 -26 1.32%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,508 -27 1.06%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,214 +2 0.16%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 90.70 -0.46 0.50%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,558 -65 0.98%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,382 -92 0.97%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,365 -51 1.15%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,706 -186 0.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,753 -72 0.67%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -3 0.83%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,064 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,082 -91 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,568 -63 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,264 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.95 +0.06 0.05%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 0.00 0.02%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 0.00 0.10%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.88 -0.05 0.05%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.84 +0.03 0.04%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.39 -0.11 4.25%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.86 -0.04 4.63%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.29 -0.07 2.77%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.08 -0.09 4.08%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.36 -0.07 2.75%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 0.95%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 0 0.50%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,214 +2 0.16%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 322 +1 0.23%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,745 -220 1.30%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,941 -25 1.25%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 +0 0.63%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 76.55 -2.49 -3.15%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 99.18 -1.57 -1.56%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 568.27 -9.09 -1.57%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.82 -0.23 -1.35%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.10 -0.72 -1.39%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.59 -0.20 -1.35%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 34.96 -0.28 -0.79%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.68 -0.27 -0.61%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.16 -0.46 -1.80%
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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%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Balance Transfer 12.82% 12.73% 12.66%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.98% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.05% 15.02% 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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CDC confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
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Obama is staying away from big Senate races
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,422 -71 1.59%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,946 -26 1.32%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,506 -29 1.13%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,214 +2 0.16%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 90.70 -0.46 0.50%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,558 -65 0.98%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,382 -92 0.97%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,365 -51 1.15%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,706 -186 0.89%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,753 -72 0.67%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -3 0.83%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,064 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,082 -91 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 22,933 -296 1.28%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,364 +6 0.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,568 -63 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,264 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.03 +0.14 0.13%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 0.00 0.14%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 85.88 -0.04 0.05%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 77.86 +0.05 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.39 -0.11 4.25%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.86 -0.04 4.63%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.29 -0.07 2.77%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.08 -0.09 4.08%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.36 -0.07 2.75%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.01 0.95%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 91 0 0.50%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,214 +2 0.16%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 321 +1 0.16%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,745 -220 1.30%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,941 -25 1.25%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 +0 0.63%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 76.55 -2.49 -3.15%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 99.18 -1.57 -1.56%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 568.27 -9.09 -1.57%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.82 -0.23 -1.35%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.10 -0.72 -1.39%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.59 -0.20 -1.35%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 34.96 -0.28 -0.79%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.68 -0.27 -0.61%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.16 -0.46 -1.80%
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MMA $50K+
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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%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Balance Transfer 12.82% 12.73% 12.66%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.98% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.05% 15.02% 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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