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Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China
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Apple, Fiat tax deals broke state-aid rules: EU

America's 10 best cities to live in, from coast to coast
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Out of 550 cities across the U.S., these are the ones that topped 24/7 Wall Street's rankings for factors from crime to economy to education.

On the streets with Hong Kong’s young protesters
On the streets with Hong Kong's young protesters MarketWatch/Laura He
These protesters share what the action is like on the ground.

‘Umbrella Revolution’ risk to Hong Kong economy

The massive wave of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong may deliver a hard blow to the territory’s economy, and even all of China, analysts say.
Democracy protests in pictures

Housing, not health care, is retirees’ biggest expense
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Why your landlord is getting even meaner
Landlords are getting even meaner Getty Images
Property managers and owners are hiking rents and less likely to negotiate.

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors in debt
Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt
Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.

Netflix to deliver another haymaker to Hollywood
Netflix to deliver another haymaker to Hollywood Everett Collection
Netflix is going to release its first major feature film, teaming up with The Weinstein Company, an in-your-face challenge for Hollywood.

Need to know
Data ahead: Home-price growth seen slowing
Walgreen rises, Ford, Supervalu decline
News Corp to buy Move Inc. for $950 million
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut: Morningstar
Next drops in London | European stocks gain
Eurozone inflation hits five-year low
Gold back to losing ways on dollar strength

Hong Kong stocks slide in September
Chinese factories show no change: HSBC
GoPro’s new cameras for those who go slower

Is this the correction we’ve been waiting for?
Trading Deck: The current technical setup is similar to one earlier this year, right before the ECB stepped in and pumped up equities, says L.A. Little.
Hussman sees ‘ingredients of a market crash’
Expect bigger, badder bubbles: Cody Willard

Why you should ignore October crash warnings
RetireMentors: The pundits will tell you that the markets’ biggest crashes come in October. Don’t buy it, says Amit Chopra.
Deutsche Bank sees next 5% S&P move as up
Jeff Reeves: This can’t be a stock bubble

Ford slices full-year profit view
Just three months into the top job at Ford, Mark Fields slashes full-year profit outlook.
Did market overpunish Ford? (24/7 Wall St.)

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has just about doubled from 1970 to reach more than 7 billion people worldwide currently. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

Irwin Kellner: The Fed would like to do it all but can't
The Fed would like to do it all, but it can’t
Opinion: Fed officials may say there’s nothing the central bank can’t do when it comes to managing the economy, but Irwin Kellner says that isn’t exactly true.

David Weidner: Why you should ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Opinion: The New York Fed sold out, and that’s all you need to know, writes David Weidner.
A tough-on-Wall Street replacement for Holder?

Ted Cruz 90% sure he’ll run for president
An adviser to Ted Cruz says a presidential run by the Texas Republican senator is likely.

Should you drink the annuity COLA?
Should you drink the annuity COLA?
RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock runs down the different types of inflation-adjusted annuities and the strategies that make sense for you.
Social Security strategies for married couples

Four things to consider before a second marriage
4 things to consider before remarrying
Here are financial issues that should be addressed before walking down the aisle again.
Actor George Clooney marries in Venice

College graduates likelier to stay married


10 things Starbucks won't say about its coffee
10 things Starbucks won’t say about coffee
There's no pumpkin in the pumpkin spice latte, but there is a secret menu.

Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
With billions of dollars fleeing Pimco, corporate debt and derivatives are feeling the most impact.
Billions fly out the door at Pimco
Pimco withdrawals fears overdone: analysts
Jaffe: Should you leave Pimco too?

Bill Gross is the smartest guy at Janus
Commentary: He left the stellar Pimco for a small and struggling fund firm, writes Phil van Doorn.

Mark Zuckerberg adds $15 billion to his net worth
Who gained $15 billion in net worth?
The 10 youngest and wealthiest Americans are mostly bootstrapping rather than inheriting.
/conga/frontpage.html 321394
Want a seasonal retail job? Study the brand first
This holiday, more retailers are looking to hire seasonal staff who get their brand culture.
Macy's to hire 86,000 holiday workers for 2014
Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth

Facebook killer called Ello gets its timing right
Insight: People who want an alternative are flocking to Ello from other social sites, writes Therese Poletti.

What you're really paying in 401(k) fees
What you really pay in 401(k), IRA fees
RetireMentors: The majority of 401(k) savers believe they don’t pay any fees in their plan; most of them are wrong, as Kenneth Roberts explains.
The No. 1 flaw in biggest U.S. 401(k) plans
Why aren't 401(k) and IRA balances bigger?
10 things retirees won’t tell you

Candidates in Iowa race clash over billionaire backers
Senate candidates fired shots at one another over connections to wealthy and heavily politically involved supporters during a debate.
Obama: Democrats will hold the Senate
Obama: U.S. intel misread Syria situation
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  • Apr 21, 2011
    1:36 PM ET

    Why Rental Property Is a Business

    In a recent MarketWatch article, I made the remark that rentals are a business. A reader disagreed. “Rental property is considered ‘investment income,’ and is filed on a Schedule E, not a Schedule C. But I understand your confusion on this matter because many people don’t understand the truth of the matter any more than you do. I know, I’m a real estate investor for 20 years now,” she wrote.

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    Despite investing her money in real estate, theoretically, to make a profit, this woman passionately believes that rentals are not a business. She’s not alone. Many people are confused because they’ve forgotten that the definition of a business is something that occupies your time, with the intention of making a profit. They’ve also forgotten the history of these taxes.

    Shades of 1984

    When Congress signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA 86) the real estate investment  climate was very different – people were chasing lucrative tax benefits, rather than profits. TRA 1986 introduced the concepts of “passive income” and “active participation,”  “passive loss limitations,” “material participation” and “real estate professional” and “at-risk rules”.

    The IRS urged Congress to include limitations on rental income because, at the time, rental limited partnerships were often designed to be tax shelters for the limited partners. They were sold purely for the tax benefits, not for the potential increase in property value. Not only did these limited partnerships become an abuse of the tax system, they created worthless investments. Those properties were never operated with a profit motive. They often sold the property for less than the purchase price, once the tax benefits were stripped.

    Consider a typical California investment of the time. The partnership would buy a property for $2 million with 10% down. Back then, we had ACRS depreciation over 15 years – 19 years for real estate, with accelerated rates of 8% – 10% in the first three years. Mortgage interest rates were around 10% and so were management fees, usually paid to the general partners. A 10% investor would buy in for about $25,000 to cover the down payment and purchase costs.

    The properties were bought for about eight times gross rents, so rental income would be $250,000. Deducting the cost of interest would be about $180,000 (10% of $1.8 million), management fees of $25,000 (10% of $250,000 rental income), and property taxes of $25,000. Operating expenses, like maintenance and utilities, would inevitably eat up the rest of the cash flow. However, depreciation would be around $90,000 ($1 million building value times 9%).

  • Mar 1, 2011
    12:27 PM ET

    Silver Lining to Student Taxes

     

     

     

    Ask any group of college-bound kids what they’re looking forward to this April, and you may expect them to say spring break. Yet a growing number of students could have a different answer this year: their tax refunds.

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    Fifty-two percent of high-school students have gotten jobs to help shoulder the astronomical  costs of tuition, according to a 2011 College Savings Foundation study.  The same study indicates that 23% of high-school students saved more than $5,000 for tuition expenses, up from 19% in 2010.

    With income comes 1040s. (If you’re a dependent who has earned more than $5,700 as someone’s employee, you have to file. The rules change a bit when it comes to unearned income, or if you’re self-employed.)  Since the IRS now requires some of these kids to fulfill the grownup responsibility of filing taxes, they now qualify for the grownup perk of saving for retirement.

    “It’s less uncommon than college students think to save for retirement, even at young ages,” says Stuart Ritter, a vice president and certified financial planner at T. Rowe Price.

    The best retirement-savings option for a college-age student is a Roth IRA, says Ritter. Unlike traditional IRAs, savers make contributions with after-tax dollars. Yet Roth savers don’t have to pay taxes on the earnings.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Feb 25, 2011
    6:00 AM ET

    IRS I Bonds Program Loses Appeal

    If you’re worried about inflation, I Bonds may not be the solution —at least not this year with interest rates so low.

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    Last year, the Internal Revenue Service rolled out a program that lets you use your tax refund to buy inflation adjusted Series I Savings Bonds.

     

    More than 99,000 bonds were bought using tax returns in 2010, for a total of $11 million, according to the IRS. But that was last tax season, when the rate on I Bonds was above 3%. Today they earn 0.74%.

    With the fixed rate on I Bonds currently at zero, analysts say there are more appealing ways to hedge against inflation. “It’s definitely not as exciting and sexy to want to do it,” says Alex Matjanec, co-founder of MyBankTracker.com.

    You may be better off sticking with a certificate of deposit, says Matjanec. For instance, a 12-month CD with Ally Bank currently pays 1.29%, he points out.

     

  • 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.

  • Dec 28, 2010
    4:45 PM ET

    Taxable Dividends vs. Untaxable Buybacks: What’s Better?

    Now that companies are recording profits again, the question becomes: What should they do with this newfound free cash?

    Yes, they could reinvest in the company, but shareholders often push for stock buybacks, which raise the value of the outstanding shares, or higher dividend payments. Companies have increased their offerings of both as the economy’s started to recover: Among members of the S&P 500, repurchases jumped 128% over the past year, and dividend payments rose 9%.

    From a tax standpoint, repurchases might appear to be the better news because they’re not taxable to investors. But dividends might actually be the better bet

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Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China
Apple preps for ‘insatiable’ iPhone 6 demand in China Getty Images
Demand for Apple’s new phone is mounting after the Cupertino company said it would launch the phone in China this month
Apple, Fiat tax deals broke state-aid rules: EU

America's 10 best cities to live in, from coast to coast
 Shutterstock
Out of 550 cities across the U.S., these are the ones that topped 24/7 Wall Street's rankings for factors from crime to economy to education.

On the streets with Hong Kong’s young protesters
On the streets with Hong Kong's young protesters MarketWatch/Laura He
These protesters share what the action is like on the ground.

‘Umbrella Revolution’ risk to Hong Kong economy

The massive wave of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong may deliver a hard blow to the territory’s economy, and even all of China, analysts say.
Democracy protests in pictures

Housing, not health care, is retirees’ biggest expense
Robert Powell: Housing is biggest expense for retirees Shutterstock.com
There’s a lot of hue and cry about health-care costs for retirees, but it’s housing expenses that take the biggest bite out of their budget. Robert Powell on how to plan for that.

Why your landlord is getting even meaner
Landlords are getting even meaner Getty Images
Property managers and owners are hiking rents and less likely to negotiate.

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors in debt
Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt
Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.

Netflix to deliver another haymaker to Hollywood
Netflix to deliver another haymaker to Hollywood Everett Collection
Netflix is going to release its first major feature film, teaming up with The Weinstein Company, an in-your-face challenge for Hollywood.

Need to know
Data ahead: Home-price growth seen slowing
Walgreen rises, Ford, Supervalu decline
News Corp to buy Move Inc. for $950 million
Pimco Total Return Fund rating cut: Morningstar
Next drops in London | European stocks gain
Eurozone inflation hits five-year low
Gold back to losing ways on dollar strength

Hong Kong stocks slide in September
Chinese factories show no change: HSBC
GoPro’s new cameras for those who go slower

Is this the correction we’ve been waiting for?
Trading Deck: The current technical setup is similar to one earlier this year, right before the ECB stepped in and pumped up equities, says L.A. Little.
Hussman sees ‘ingredients of a market crash’
Expect bigger, badder bubbles: Cody Willard

Why you should ignore October crash warnings
RetireMentors: The pundits will tell you that the markets’ biggest crashes come in October. Don’t buy it, says Amit Chopra.
Deutsche Bank sees next 5% S&P move as up
Jeff Reeves: This can’t be a stock bubble

Ford slices full-year profit view
Just three months into the top job at Ford, Mark Fields slashes full-year profit outlook.
Did market overpunish Ford? (24/7 Wall St.)

One very shocking wildlife stat
The Earth's human population has just about doubled from 1970 to reach more than 7 billion people worldwide currently. But what has happened to the planet's wildlife?

Irwin Kellner: The Fed would like to do it all but can't
The Fed would like to do it all, but it can’t
Opinion: Fed officials may say there’s nothing the central bank can’t do when it comes to managing the economy, but Irwin Kellner says that isn’t exactly true.

David Weidner: Why you should ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Ignore the ‘Goldman tapes’
Opinion: The New York Fed sold out, and that’s all you need to know, writes David Weidner.
A tough-on-Wall Street replacement for Holder?

Ted Cruz 90% sure he’ll run for president
An adviser to Ted Cruz says a presidential run by the Texas Republican senator is likely.

Should you drink the annuity COLA?
Should you drink the annuity COLA?
RetireMentors: Stan Haithcock runs down the different types of inflation-adjusted annuities and the strategies that make sense for you.
Social Security strategies for married couples

Four things to consider before a second marriage
4 things to consider before remarrying
Here are financial issues that should be addressed before walking down the aisle again.
Actor George Clooney marries in Venice

College graduates likelier to stay married


10 things Starbucks won't say about its coffee
10 things Starbucks won’t say about coffee
There's no pumpkin in the pumpkin spice latte, but there is a secret menu.

Corporate debt feels heat from Pimco outflows
With billions of dollars fleeing Pimco, corporate debt and derivatives are feeling the most impact.
Billions fly out the door at Pimco
Pimco withdrawals fears overdone: analysts
Jaffe: Should you leave Pimco too?

Bill Gross is the smartest guy at Janus
Commentary: He left the stellar Pimco for a small and struggling fund firm, writes Phil van Doorn.

Mark Zuckerberg adds $15 billion to his net worth
Who gained $15 billion in net worth?
The 10 youngest and wealthiest Americans are mostly bootstrapping rather than inheriting.
/conga/frontpage.html 321395
Want a seasonal retail job? Study the brand first
This holiday, more retailers are looking to hire seasonal staff who get their brand culture.
Macy's to hire 86,000 holiday workers for 2014
Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth

Facebook killer called Ello gets its timing right
Insight: People who want an alternative are flocking to Ello from other social sites, writes Therese Poletti.

What you're really paying in 401(k) fees
What you really pay in 401(k), IRA fees
RetireMentors: The majority of 401(k) savers believe they don’t pay any fees in their plan; most of them are wrong, as Kenneth Roberts explains.
The No. 1 flaw in biggest U.S. 401(k) plans
Why aren't 401(k) and IRA balances bigger?
10 things retirees won’t tell you

Candidates in Iowa race clash over billionaire backers
Senate candidates fired shots at one another over connections to wealthy and heavily politically involved supporters during a debate.
Obama: Democrats will hold the Senate
Obama: U.S. intel misread Syria situation
/conga/today.html 321381

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/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.15 -0.08 3.57%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.43 -0.01 0.61%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.55%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 94 0 0.47%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,213 -6 0.48%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 324 -2 0.46%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 16,996 +16 0.09%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,970 +1 0.04%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 1.66%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 79.35 0.35 0.44%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 100.91 0.80 0.80%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 577.36 1.00 0.17%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.06 0.05 0.26%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.94 -0.11 -0.21%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.65 -0.46 -3.04%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.19 -0.04 -0.11%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 44.03 -0.51 -1.15%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.39 -0.04 -0.14%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 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%
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
2281
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
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  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,076 +5 0.03%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,513 +7 0.16%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,979 +1 0.04%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,530 -7 0.27%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,212 -7 0.55%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 94.48 -0.09 0.10%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,618 -28 0.42%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,441 +18 0.20%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,400 +42 0.96%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,734 +208 1.01%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,764 +78 0.73%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +1 0.40%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,069 -18 0.59%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,174 -137 0.84%
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 26,631 +33 0.13%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,277 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.26 -0.01 0.72%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.67 +0.18 0.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.62 0.00 0.21%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.87 +0.00 0.17%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 86.08 +0.46 0.54%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 78.01 +0.24 0.31%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.51 +0.03 1.06%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.91 -0.01 1.07%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.35 -0.05 2.24%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.15 -0.08 3.45%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.44 -0.01 0.39%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.55%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196860/delayed 94 0 0.10%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,212 -7 0.55%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 324 -2 0.46%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,005 +25 0.15%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 1,973 +3 0.17%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 17 0 1.83%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 79.30 0.30 0.37%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 101.25 1.14 1.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 579.00 2.64 0.46%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.05 0.04 0.24%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 52.09 0.04 0.08%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 15.00 -0.11 -0.73%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.12 -0.11 -0.31%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 43.97 -0.57 -1.28%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 25.37 -0.05 -0.21%
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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% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.24% 13.24% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.02% 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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