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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
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What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the auto maker reports second-quarter earnings?
What to watch for in Tesla earnings

Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?  Shutterstock.com / ChameleonsEye
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

Subprime car loans may be driving the economy
Subprime car loans may be driving the U.S. economy
First Take: Is the U.S. economy running on subprime loans again? Steve Goldstein looks under the hood.
What else fueled that strong GDP report
Inflation accelerates
What’s really driving GDP?


1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
Why consumers allow overdue debt to pile up.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
The world’s unluckiest poker player  ESPN
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight on the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood

Driverless cars allowed on U.K. public roads next year
Driverless cars set to hit U.K. roads  Getty Images
The driverless-car revolution is taking a big leap forward, with the U.K. saying trial runs of the cars on public roads will begin in less than six months.

Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Mark Hulbert: The hidden truth about stock market in August Getty Images
Commentary: August doesn't deserve its bad reputation, says Mark Hulbert.

Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
A new map traces the jobs numbers of the last six presidents, from Carter to Obama.

Does your mutual fund
own Argentine bonds?
Does your mutual fund own Argentine bonds? Bloomberg
As the deadline to avoid default looms, it turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina's government debt.

Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Bloomberg
An alleged transcript of talks between Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raises eyebrows and provokes debate, even as both sides deny its veracity.
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report
Need to know
How are earnings so far? Live video chat
Health stocks rally on big earnings day
S&P 500 ekes out gains; Dow ends lower
Treasurys fall on GDP data, cut losses on Fed
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Private-sector job growth tops 200,000 again
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’ talk
Paul Ryan says "no" to impeaching President Barack Obama.

Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
Lois Lerner bashed conservatives — and British prices — in emails.

Congress wants to revive ‘lower’ airfares
A bill to allow exclusion of taxes and fees from airline advertising heads to the Senate.

US Steel is rallying almost as much as Twitter
Share of the nation's biggest steelmaker are up 20% after a surprisingly strong second quarter and predicting even bigger gains in the months ahead.

Twitter plays down World Cup’s role in user growth
Twitter says the World Cup was not a big factor in its big user base growth, but experts don't buy it.

Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Twitter shares are flying a bit high, but investors shouldn’t fear the expected swoon. In fact, they should welcome it.
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets
Poletti: Can Twitter convert the logged out?
24/7 Wall St.: Twitter's high not threatened

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks
New, tougher sanctions on Russia weigh on European stocks as investors analyze the potential consequences of the measures.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Hillary Clinton says Washington Redskins should change name
Another vote for Redskins name change
Hillary Clinton knocks the Redskins' name. Plus: The 'highway cliff' gets closer and why Kean thinks Christie has a real shot at the White House.
Political dynasties at work in Senate races

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
10 best cities for millennials, new home buyers
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

What to do about these 3 pet medication scams
How to fight these 3 pet meds scams
Complaints about online pet med companies jump 60%.

China’s big bust shocks the nation
If you read only one “China probes top official” story this year, it should be this one.
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)
McDonald’s Japan offers tofu McNuggets
Japan industrial output misses forecast widely

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores
Choose wisely when you go shopping for the very lowest prices.
What not to buy on Amazon

The mother of all new trends
Trading Deck: Trend may spark a rally in a beaten-down space, writes Michael  Gayed.
What’s best way to view this market?

America ‘Under the Dome’
Horror master Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” is a vision of America’s future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up.
/conga/frontpage.html 315537
Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71

5 questions
to ask your financial adviser
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
Was your brokerage account hacked?
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,463 +20 0.45%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 +0 0.01%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,620 +1 0.04%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,297 0 0.02%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 99.51 -0.76 0.76%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,773 -34 0.50%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,594 -60 0.62%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,312 -53 1.22%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,888 -198 0.94%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,937 +36 0.33%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -2 0.53%
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Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,740 +94 0.60%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,732 +92 0.37%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,181 -2 0.09%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,087 +96 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 -2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.83 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.82 +0.01 0.01%
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German 10y
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.49 0.00 0.00%
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  • Feb 29, 2012
    2:06 PM ET

    What to Do If Your Refund Is Stolen

    As many taxpayers gather their financial documents to do their tax returns, a number of unlucky filers are finding that someone else has already filed in their name — and walked away with their refunds.

    For the 12th year in a row, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, with nearly 280,000 complaints, according to a report released on Tuesday. And a bigger chunk of those cases is tax related, with 24% of identity theft complaints being tied to tax or wage-related fraud, up from about 15% in 2010, according to the FTC.

    For some victims, the fraud isn’t discovered until they hit the send button on their electronic tax returns — and get a rejection note from the IRS. Other times it takes a little longer to know something is wrong, such as not receiving a refund check. You might also receive an IRS letter saying the income reported doesn’t match their records — a sign someone else could be using that Social Security number.

  • Feb 13, 2012
    2:32 PM ET

    IRS May Get Help Catching Tax Cheats

    One revenue-raising strategy unveiled in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal on Monday calls for beefing up the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement efforts. That could mean increased scrutiny on individual tax returns, especially for small business owners.

    iStockPhoto

    The president’s budget plan would increase the IRS’s budget next year to $12.8 billion, about $950 million more than the 2012 budget, with the goal of ramping up collections from individuals and business that are behind on federal and state taxes or that owe government loans. The bulk of this money would be part of a program to prevent tax evasion and cheating and to update the IRS’s data system, according to the proposal. The reforms call for increasing collection by more than $2 billion over the next 10 years, much of that owed to states. The enforcement program should return $5 for each additional IRS dollar spent, according to the proposal. The IRS did not respond to requests for comment.

  • Sep 19, 2011
    8:10 PM ET

    The Numbers Behind Obama’s Tax Plan

    Thanks to countless deductions and credits, the federal income tax brackets are ruined.

    Few people pay 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% or 35% of even their “marginal” dollar in income taxes. So, Monday’s proposal from President Barack Obama is really about average tax rates.

    The plan picks up on one of Warren Buffett’s frequently cited notions — that the richest Americans pay a lower percent of their income in taxes than those earning far less. A progressive tax system, such as the one purportedly used in the United States, is designed to do the opposite.

  • Feb 15, 2011
    5:20 PM ET

    Obama: Overhaul the Corporate Tax Code

    As part of his broader effort to bring down the deficit and win support from both parties for his budget proposal, President Barack Obama pledged not only to work to rein in entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid, but also, according to The Wall Street Journal,  “overhaul the tax code to root out “spending embedded” in it—a reference to tax breaks.”

    Associated Press

    Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner “reiterated an administration call for corporate-tax changes that eliminates loopholes and reduces the overall rate companies pay.”

    It’s partly a shot at the corporate tax rate–which on the surface seems to be quite high, but in reality is so full of loopholes that many corporations ultimately pay very little in taxes. US News & World Report blogger Susan Milligan–echoing Tax Guy Bill Bischoff–says lowering the corporate tax rate isn’t really the answer. It’s true that many U.S. companies pay significantly lower effective rates than the official top rate, but many tax experts say it’s still high enough to be a drag on domestic investment.

    Still, Closing the loopholes is far more critical, argues Milligan who says, ” Lowering the corporate tax rate would cost jobs. Mind you, the job loss would not be among those sad grunts now pictured in newspapers, signing up for unemployment benefits. No, the new unemployed would be the well-paid tax attorneys who scour the tax code for loopholes. They would be followed in the unemployment line by the lobbyists who bustle around Capitol Hill fighting to keep those loopholes.”

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Here’s what could bring down Tesla shares
Tesla  Getty Images
What could cause shares of Tesla to dive after the auto maker reports second-quarter earnings?
What to watch for in Tesla earnings
Tesla to compromise with China on chargers

Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?
Do pigs get more space than airline passengers?  Shutterstock.com / ChameleonsEye
Already uncomfortable coach airline seats are getting smaller — so small that some pigs get more space in their cages than you do in coach.

Subprime car loans may be driving the economy
Subprime car loans may be driving the U.S. economy
First Take: Is the U.S. economy running on subprime loans again? Steve Goldstein looks under the hood.
What else fueled that strong GDP report
Inflation accelerates
What’s really driving GDP?


The world’s unluckiest poker player out $1 million
The world’s unluckiest poker player  ESPN
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
Johnny Dronehunter, a shotgun-toting hero
Watch UCLA campus flood

1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
1 in 3 Americans is dogged by debt collections
Why consumers allow overdue debt to pile up.
Take on more debt — it’s the American way

Russell Brand slams Hannity over Gaza show
Getty
Russell Brand says Fox News host Sean Hannity acted like a terrorist in a recent "debate" on his show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Obama-Netanyahu ‘transcript’ fuels uproar
Commentary: Gaza could be economic oasis

Driverless cars allowed on U.K. public roads next year
Driverless cars set to hit U.K. roads  Getty Images
The driverless-car revolution is taking a big leap forward, with the U.K. saying trial runs of the cars on public roads will begin in less than six months.

Even pros don’t know this about the market in August
Mark Hulbert: The hidden truth about stock market in August Getty Images
Commentary: August doesn't deserve its bad reputation, says Mark Hulbert.

Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
Which presidents fought unemployment and won?
A new map traces the jobs numbers of the last six presidents, from Carter to Obama.

Does your mutual fund
own Argentine bonds?
Does your mutual fund own Argentine bonds? Bloomberg
As the deadline to avoid default looms, it turns out it's not just hedge funds that hold Argentina's government debt.

SPECIAL REPORT
White-collar crime pays — up to $5,000 a speech

This sextet of financial criminals, and others, have gone from the penitentiary to the podium.
Sam Antar: The CFO behind Crazy Eddie fraud
Vernon Beck: Pilot who swiped $13.5 million
Aaron Beam: Fueled scandal at HealthSouth
Dan Bubalo: Accidental fraud landed him in jail
Chuck Gallagher: Stole from accounting clients
Amy Wilson: Office manager embezzled $350K
Read the complete MarketWatch special report
Need to know
Japan stocks up | Australia shares rise further
S&P 500 ekes out gains; Dow ends lower
How are earnings so far? Live video chat
Health stocks rally on big earnings day
Treasurys fall on GDP data, cut losses on Fed
What to look for in Procter & Gamble earnings
What to look for in LinkedIn earnings
Private-sector job growth tops 200,000 again
Amgen plans to cut up to 2,900 jobs
Earnings preview: Exxon’s Russian gambit


This marijuana stock is 900% higher and
still smoking
Opinion: Cannabis Sativa CEO Gary Johnson says the potential for his company’s products is “staggering,” writes Philip van Doorn.

Samsung's net profit falls 20%
Samsung Electronics sees its second-quarter profit fall for the first time in nearly three years, as smartphone sales dissappoint.
China’s big investigation shocks the nation
How China’s anti-corruption drive works (Caixin)

Ryan throws cold water on ‘impeach Obama’ talk
Paul Ryan says "no" to impeaching President Barack Obama.

Ex-IRS official Lerner calls GOP ‘crazies’
Lois Lerner bashed conservatives — and British prices — in emails.

Congress wants to revive ‘lower’ airfares
A bill to allow exclusion of taxes and fees from airline advertising heads to the Senate.

US Steel is rallying almost as much as Twitter
Share of the nation's biggest steelmaker are up 20% after a surprisingly strong second quarter and predicting even bigger gains in the months ahead.

Twitter shares are still a buy, charts show
Twitter shares are flying a bit high, but investors shouldn’t fear the expected swoon. In fact, they should welcome it.
Twitter plays down World Cup’s role
Analysts rush to lift their Twitter price targets
Poletti: Can Twitter convert the logged out?
24/7 Wall St.: Twitter's high not threatened

Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is an excellent fund but there’s an even better choice in the Vanguard suite, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

Ruling on McDonald’s franchisees ignites firestorm
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchise models.
McDonald’s ruling sets ominous tone

Don’t expect much, says Bill Gross
Bill Gross explains why investors need to lower their expectations for capital gains over the coming years.

Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks
New, tougher sanctions on Russia weigh on European stocks as investors analyze the potential consequences of the measures.

How terrorist groups make their money
Kidnappings and illicit oil sales: How al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are bankrolling their operations.

Hillary Clinton says Washington Redskins should change name
Another vote for Redskins name change
Hillary Clinton knocks the Redskins' name. Plus: The 'highway cliff' gets closer and why Kean thinks Christie has a real shot at the White House.
Political dynasties at work in Senate races

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest based on the highest median household income and home values, plus the number of art galleries and private schools.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May
10 best cities for millennials, new home buyers
10 tips to sell your house to Web-savvy buyers
6 Californias? How about 7 Rhode Islands

What to do about these 3 pet medication scams
How to fight these 3 pet meds scams
Complaints about online pet med companies jump 60%.

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
5 things not to buy at dollar stores
Choose wisely when you go shopping for the very lowest prices.
What not to buy on Amazon

The mother of all new trends
Trading Deck: Trend may spark a rally in a beaten-down space, writes Michael  Gayed.
What’s best way to view this market?

America ‘Under the Dome’
Horror master Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” is a vision of America’s future. Trapped in a massive bubble world warning us to wake up.
/conga/frontpage.html 315540
Let Ford and GM steer your portfolio
Analysis: These car stocks are undervalued, says Phil van Doorn.

Why your job should not feel comfortable
Being terrified most of the time could pay off in performance and work satisfaction, argues Steve Errey.

CliffsNotes critique
of Ivy League education
Ivy League education turns students into zombies, says ex-Yale prof.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate mistake
Opinion: Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.
Mick Jagger still rocking as he turns 71

5 questions
to ask your financial adviser
An investment adviser that's had legal problems or run-ins with regulators says something about how he or she will invest your money.
Was your brokerage account hacked?
3 sell strategies to protect your savings
How annuities profile potential buyers
/conga/today.html 315479

Markets »

77.75MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.42M
Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
2982
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
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Dow
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,463 +20 0.45%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 +0 0.01%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,620 +1 0.04%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,297 0 0.03%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 99.53 -0.74 0.74%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,773 -34 0.50%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,594 -60 0.62%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,312 -53 1.22%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,888 -198 0.94%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,937 +36 0.33%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 340 -2 0.53%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,334 +1 0.04%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,747 +101 0.65%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,732 +92 0.37%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,181 -2 0.09%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,087 +96 0.37%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,354 0 0.00%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.01%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.79 0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.69 +0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 0.00 0.07%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.40 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.82 +0.01 0.01%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.55 -0.01 0.29%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.18 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.57 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.49 0.00 0.00%
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/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.60 0.00 0.00%
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DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,812 -9 0.05%
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BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.58 0.24 1.56%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 0.58 1.17%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.46 0.02 0.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.36 -0.23 -0.63%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,970 +0 0.01%
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Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.57 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.49 0.00 0.00%
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GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 587.42 1.81 0.31%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.58 0.24 1.56%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.00 0.58 1.17%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.46 0.02 0.09%
T /quotes/nls/t 36.36 -0.23 -0.63%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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