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Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
Larry Ellison   AFP/Getty Images
With Ellison suddenly stepping down, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will become co-CEOs, a setup that has investors nervous, writes Therese Poletti.
Larry Ellison to step aside as Oracle CEO
Oracle reports earnings of $2.2 billion
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT
10 things CEOs won’t say
Does Samsung really need three CEOs?

5 big-shots who lied on their resumes
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations  Shutterstock
The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs
5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs  Urban Outfitters via Twitter
Outrageous clothing designed by major realtors have been offending people for decades

What’s happening today in Scotland and when
A man plays the bagpipes on a "short walk to freedom" march in Edinburgh, Scotland September 18, 2014. Polling in the referendum on Scottish independence began on Thursday morning, as Scotland votes whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)  Reuters
A timeline of when the referedum polls close and when we can expect to learn vote’s result.
Craig Stephen: Scots may call London’s bluff
Matthew Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scottish banks show their true colors
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit
Scotland votes on U.K. exit
FTSE 100 rises as Scots head to polls

November surprise: Senate stays in Democratic hands
  C-SPAN
Democrats plan to push such policies as higher minimum wage and college affordability.
Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Tax-reform talk with Boehner — and wine

Tim Cook: Data safe with us — unlike some people
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Apple takes a jab at rivals Google and Facebook in a letter to customers about privacy.
Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
UBS analyst says Apple Watch will pay off
iOS 8 review: Like a new phone for free

Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
Why iPhone 6's bigger screen is better


Elon Musk: Homes will run on thermostat-like devices
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Competition for Elon Musk’s SolarCity
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5-6 years

College football’s most and least expensive towns
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 06:  Isaac Rochell #90 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes against Mason Cole #52 of the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 6, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan 31-0.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Cheering for your alma mater can be an expensive hobby — especially for those who attended some of America’s most football-crazed schools.

Need to know
IMF sounds alarm on stock prices with 2 charts
S&P 500, Dow close at record highs
Senate passes bill to keep government open
McDonald's raises quarterly dividend by 5%
JetBlue CEO to step down in February
Clorox names Benno Dorer CEO
AOL shares jump on Yahoo merger speculation
Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores
Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria
Attackers target 90 brokerages and advisers

Stock, bond traders reading Fed differently?
Bond traders look at Janet Yellen and see a hawk, while stock investors see a dove. Here’s what’s really going on.
Why investors still don’t believe the Fed’s dots

Boeing's bumpy 787 launch is now paying dividends
Ten years of setbacks taught Boeing lessons it is now profiting from by taking steps to optimize capital, labor and its supply chain.

China bigwigs run in fear from MBA school
While in the West, a Executive Masters of Business Administration degree can help your career, but in China, it can land you in prison, or so fear some.
Falling yen is weaker tonic for Japan

Sears should liquidate: Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst says Sears story "not likely to have a happy ending."

Tesla and 4 other names to watch for market cues
Trading Deck: Keep an eye on these leaders, writes Kevin Marder.
4 stocks to watch

7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Where do the uber-rich live, go to college and make their money?

Why Sony is worth much more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Wall Street returns to its evil ways
Opinion: You'd have expected banks and brokers to clean up their acts, says David Weidner.

ECB gets another shove toward QE
First Take: Mario Draghi’s options narrow as banks shun the offering of cheap four-year loans.

Yellen: Poorest in U.S. live in ‘sobering’ conditions
Condition of lower-income families in grim even as the economy recovers, Janet Yellen says Thursday.
Fed data on retirement saving: It’s dismal

Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors: Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds

 
10 stocks for activist investors’ hit list
Analysis: Philip van Doorn spotlights comglomerates that activists could demand better performance from.
10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors

7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft
Opinion: Jeff Reeves points out ways Microsoft has begun to break out, after having disappointed for so long.
News Corp dubs Google a ‘platform for piracy’

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary: Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

CEO says Pier 1 has been ‘in the dumb camp’
CEO Alex Smith's sobering remarks may be heeded by rivals.

Unhappy month for gold bugs
In most years, September is seasonally a strong month for gold. N

Five ‘soul- destroying’ jobs
Think you've had your share of bad jobs? Try being a collections agent on 9/11.
One in 10 Americans’ paychecks gets docked
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Five ways to throw away a fortune
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Want to save money on fashion?
Buy pink
Turns out the color of what we wear does matter when it comes to how much stores make.

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.
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.

Five reasons Americans are unhappy
The economy may be improving, but many Americans are still miserable.

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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.

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    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.

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  • 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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Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
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With Ellison suddenly stepping down, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will become co-CEOs, a setup that has investors nervous, writes Therese Poletti.
Larry Ellison to step aside as Oracle CEO
Oracle reports earnings of $2.2 billion
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT
10 things CEOs won’t say
Does Samsung really need three CEOs?

5 big-shots who lied on their resumes
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations  Shutterstock
The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs
5 of retail’s most offensive clothing designs  Urban Outfitters via Twitter
Outrageous clothing designed by major realtors have been offending people for decades

What’s happening today in Scotland and when
A man plays the bagpipes on a "short walk to freedom" march in Edinburgh, Scotland September 18, 2014. Polling in the referendum on Scottish independence began on Thursday morning, as Scotland votes whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)  Reuters
A timeline of when the referedum polls close and when we can expect to learn vote’s result.
Craig Stephen: Scots may call London’s bluff
Matthew Lynn: Good riddance, Scotland
Scottish banks show their true colors
Scotland: As vital to U.K. as Texas is to U.S.
Protect your portfolio against a Scottish exit
Scotland votes on U.K. exit
FTSE 100 rises as Scots head to polls

November surprise: Senate stays in Democratic hands
  C-SPAN
Democrats plan to push such policies as higher minimum wage and college affordability.
Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Tax-reform talk with Boehner — and wine

Tim Cook: Data safe with us — unlike some people
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Apple takes a jab at rivals Google and Facebook in a letter to customers about privacy.
Real reason people wait in line for new iPhones
UBS analyst says Apple Watch will pay off
iOS 8 review: Like a new phone for free

Apple's iOS 8: Time to clear out digital attic
Why iPhone 6's bigger screen is better


Elon Musk: Homes will run on thermostat-like devices
Elon Musk: Here’s what will one day power your house AFP/Getty Images
Elon Musk’s Tesla is working with SolarCity to meet energy-storage needs of solar customers.
Competition for Elon Musk’s SolarCity
Musk sees autonomous car ready in 5-6 years

College football’s most and least expensive towns
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 06:  Isaac Rochell #90 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes against Mason Cole #52 of the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 6, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan 31-0.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)  Getty Images
Cheering for your alma mater can be an expensive hobby — especially for those who attended some of America’s most football-crazed schools.

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IMF sounds alarm on stock prices with 2 charts
S&P 500, Dow close at record highs
Senate passes bill to keep government open
McDonald's raises quarterly dividend by 5%
JetBlue CEO to step down in February
Clorox names Benno Dorer CEO
AOL shares jump on Yahoo merger speculation
Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores
Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria
Attackers target 90 brokerages and advisers

Stock, bond traders reading Fed differently?
Bond traders look at Janet Yellen and see a hawk, while stock investors see a dove. Here’s what’s really going on.
Why investors still don’t believe the Fed’s dots

Boeing's bumpy 787 launch is now paying dividends
Ten years of setbacks taught Boeing lessons it is now profiting from by taking steps to optimize capital, labor and its supply chain.

China bigwigs run in fear from MBA school
While in the West, a Executive Masters of Business Administration degree can help your career, but in China, it can land you in prison, or so fear some.
Falling yen is weaker tonic for Japan

Sears should liquidate: Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst says Sears story "not likely to have a happy ending."

Tesla and 4 other names to watch for market cues
Trading Deck: Keep an eye on these leaders, writes Kevin Marder.
4 stocks to watch

7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Where do the uber-rich live, go to college and make their money?

Why Sony is worth much more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Wall Street returns to its evil ways
Opinion: You'd have expected banks and brokers to clean up their acts, says David Weidner.

ECB gets another shove toward QE
First Take: Mario Draghi’s options narrow as banks shun the offering of cheap four-year loans.

Yellen: Poorest in U.S. live in ‘sobering’ conditions
Condition of lower-income families in grim even as the economy recovers, Janet Yellen says Thursday.
Fed data on retirement saving: It’s dismal

Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors: Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds

 
10 stocks for activist investors’ hit list
Analysis: Philip van Doorn spotlights comglomerates that activists could demand better performance from.
10 solid stocks for risk-averse investors

7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft
Opinion: Jeff Reeves points out ways Microsoft has begun to break out, after having disappointed for so long.
News Corp dubs Google a ‘platform for piracy’

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary: Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,266 +109 0.64%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,593 +31 0.68%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,011 +10 0.49%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,611 +9 0.33%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,226 -1 0.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.02 -0.05 0.05%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,819 +38 0.57%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,798 +137 1.41%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,465 +33 0.75%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,129 +17 0.08%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,991 +84 0.77%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 348 +3 0.98%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,215 -17 0.54%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,068 +179 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,169 -208 0.85%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,316 +8 0.35%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,112 +481 1.81%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,297 +1 0.02%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.29 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.74 +0.05 0.05%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.64 +0.01 0.34%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.90 0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.29 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.53 -0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.62 0.00 0.13%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.04 +0.03 2.92%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.26%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.29 +0.02 0.72%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.58 +0.06 2.24%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 2.60%
Crude Oil
93 0 0.05%
Gold
1,226 -1 0.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 339 -3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,224 +45 0.26%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,009 +4 0.19%
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/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.07%

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.00 0.57 0.75%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.79 0.21 0.21%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.27 4.50 0.77%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 17.04 0.27 1.61%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.66 1.27 2.42%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.58 0.05 0.30%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.16 0.14 0.40%
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0.7%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,011 +10 0.49%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,611 +9 0.33%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,226 -1 0.07%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.02 -0.05 0.05%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,819 +38 0.57%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,798 +137 1.41%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,465 +33 0.75%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,129 +17 0.08%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,991 +84 0.77%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 348 +3 0.98%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,215 -17 0.54%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,068 +179 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,169 -208 0.85%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,316 +8 0.35%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,112 +481 1.81%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,297 +1 0.02%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.29 0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 108.73 +0.04 0.04%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.64 +0.01 0.31%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.90 0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.29 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.55 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.62 0.00 0.13%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.04 +0.03 2.92%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.43 +0.01 0.26%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.29 +0.02 0.72%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.58 +0.06 2.24%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 2.60%
Crude Oil
93 0 0.05%
Gold
1,226 -1 0.07%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 339 -3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,229 +51 0.30%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,009 +4 0.21%
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/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 +0 0.07%

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  2. 32 min ago

    Newscast: Stocks have record-setting day

  3. 36 min ago

    Alibaba’s IPO prices at $68 a share

  4. 44 min ago

    Oracle, Yahoo in focus after hours

  5. 51 min ago

    Alibaba IPO by the numbers

  6. 52 min ago

    Another sign it’s been a tough year for high-frequency trading

  7. 5:16 p.m.

    Euro recovers from a two-year low against pound

  8. 4:59 p.m.

    Apple, Amazon lead broad tech gains

  9. 4:57 p.m.

    10-year Treasury yield highest since July

  10. 4:20 p.m.

    Oracle reports earnings of $2.2 billion

  11. 4:09 p.m.

    Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

  12. 4:09 p.m.

    Newscast: Dow, S&P hit records, Orville's new look

  13. 4:08 p.m.

    S&P 500, Dow close at record highs

  14. 3:42 p.m.

    ConAgra rallies on earnings; Peabody tops losers

  15. 3:34 p.m.

    Are stock and bond traders really reading Fed differently?

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.00 0.57 0.75%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.79 0.21 0.21%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.27 4.50 0.77%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 17.04 0.27 1.61%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.66 1.27 2.42%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.58 0.05 0.30%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.16 0.14 0.40%
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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 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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