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Jun 26, 2010

MarketWatch: Weekly Rroundup .- The Week's Top Videos. June 26th., 2010


Weekly Roundup
JUNE 26, 2010

The week's top videos

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of June 21-25:

Apple's iPhone 4 is great but needs new network

Three years ago, Apple wasn't in the mobile phone business at all. Now, it's rolling out the fourth generation of its game-changing iPhone. Walt Mossberg reviews the iPhone 4, which he says has a number of cool new features as well as a "big downside."
 Watch Video Report.

AT&T's iPhone 4 delay

Marcelo Prince explains why AT&T won't have any iPhone 4's to sell at its stores or website until next week, even though the device goes on sale tomorrow at several big retailers.
 Watch Video Report.

BP CEO takes yachting holiday

The White House has described the BP boss' decision to attend a yacht race during the oil leak crisis as a "big mistake". President Obama's Chief of Staff said Tony Hayward had committed another, in a "long line of PR gaffes". Alistair Bunkall reports.
 Watch Video Report.

Personal Finance Minute: Banks impose new fees

Lawmakers have been busy ramping up consumer protections on a variety of financial products, but are we saving any money yet? Already banks are fighting back with new fees and other changes to your accounts. Andrea Coombes looks at some of the changes banks are making to account terms and fees.
 Watch Video Report.

Healthier glow for U.S.-China ties

President Obama has needed help from China on major issues, and in the last few weeks, he has gotten it, which tells us something important about China's maturing view of its world role and the state of U.S.-Chinese relations. Eduardo Kaplan and Jerry Seib discuss.
 Watch Video Report.

Disney targets the affluent

The company is planning a luxury vacation-home development in Disney World in Florida. Vacant lots go on sale this week.
 Watch Video Report.

Judge blocks offshore drilling ban

Joe White discusses the decision by a federal judge to overturn the Obama Administration's moratorium on new deep-water drilling.
 Watch Video Report.

The Big Interview: Sheila Bair

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair talks to David Wessel about the financial-regulatory legislation pending in Congress, the current health of the banking business and what it's like to be the sole woman among a band of powerful men.
 Watch Video Report.

How low can yields go?

In the wake of the Federal Reserve offering a subdued assessment of the economy and signaling it's set to keep interest rates low, Treasury yields are testing record levels. The downturn in yields is happening even in the absence of the kind of panic that's pushed yields to historic lows in the past. The move comes as the S&P 500 continues to test critical support levels. Paul Vigna, Madeleine Lim and Michael Casey discuss.
 Watch Video Report.

Mermaid parade celebrates Coney Island revival

Hundreds gather in Coney Island for its annual mermaid parade.
 Watch Video Report.

MarketWatch : Personal Finance Daily .- This Week's Top Personal Finance Stories. June 26th., 2010

Personal Finance Daily
JUNE 26, 2010

This week's top Personal Finance stories

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of June 21-25:

How bank reform will change mortgage shopping

Nestled within the massive financial-reform package that a House-Senate panel approved early Friday morning are consumer protections that could change the way people shop for a mortgage.
See story on how bank reform will change mortgage shopping.

Consumer agency will clarify financial products' costs, terms

A new consumer financial protection agency aimed at protecting Americans on a wide range of personal-finance transactions seems to be a likely result of Congress's current effort to overhaul the banking industry and prevent future economic crises -- but will the agency succeed?
See story on consumer agency will clarify financial products' costs, terms.

A Silicon Valley hospital bets big on technology

What does it take to bring a hospital up to California's earthquake-safety standards while also endowing it with the kind of technology that sets it apart in tech-savvy Silicon Valley?
See Vital Signs.

A brother's prognosis puts life in focus

The doctors were meeting with my brother Rob when I arrived at Stanford Medical Center last week to visit him. They let me in on the conversation. The prognosis was not good.
See Chuck Jaffe.

Six myths about investing in dividend-paying stocks

When Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip "Dilbert," heard that BP was "destroying a portion of the earth" without, at the time, cutting its dividend, he said he thought it would be a great time to buy.
See story on myths of investing in dividend-paying stocks.

Five common investing mistakes to avoid

Russell Investments recently posted a list of companies joining and leaving the Russell 3000 index on June 25. In anticipation of this event, many investors have either bought the stocks of companies being added to the index or sold those being deleted from it. Big mistake.
See Robert Powell's Your Portfolio.

Swipe-fee compromise won't help consumers

Lawmakers debating changes to the rules on swipe, or interchange, fees found common ground Monday, but it's unlikely consumers will see any changes at the cash register any time soon.
See story on swipe-fee compromise won't help consumers.

Tap free money to pay for energy upgrades

Homeowners have until the end of the year to make improvements that qualify for a federal energy-efficiency tax credit, including insulation upgrades and heating and air-conditioning equipment.
See Amy Hoak's Home Economics.

Fixed-rate mortgages, 5-year ARMs hit record lows

Rates on fixed-rate mortgages and the 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage dropped to record lows this week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates, released on Thursday.
See Mortgages.

Prisoners, scammers profit on home-buyer tax credit

The Internal Revenue Service doled out more than $27 million in fraudulent claims for the home buyers' tax credit on returns for 2008, including claims by prisoners serving life sentences and people who purchased their home before the credit was in effect, a U.S. Treasury Department report said Wednesday.
See TaxWatch.