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Jul 24, 2010

MarketWatch Weekly Roundup.- The Week's Top Videos. July 24th., 2010


Weekly Roundup
JULY 24, 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 July 19-23:

Apple, the Beatles and being the best

Why do the reception issues with Apple's iPhone 4 matter so much? The answer can be found in the way people still care about the Beatles, according to Rex Crum.
 Watch Video Report.

Boeing Dreamliner makes first U.K. landing

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet, whose delivery to clients faces fresh delays, landed Sunday in England after its first flight outside the U.S., in advance of the Farnborough International Airshow.
 Watch Video Report.

Farnborough Airshow: A400M test pilot

Aude Lagorce talks to the A400M test pilot Ed Strongman on the capabilities of the new craft.
 Watch Video Report.

Fidel Castro warns of nuclear war

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro meets with the corps of ambassadors to Cuba and issues another warning about impending nuclear war.
 Watch Video Report.

The one question Congress needs to ask Bernanke

Ben Bernanke begins two days of testimony before Congress Wednesday. David Wessel says if lawmakers can abandon their partisan politics, there's one big question they need to ask the Fed chairman.
 Watch Video Report.

A high-performance driving school for teens

A one-day driving class put on by BMW near Washington, D.C., gives some teenagers a chance to test the limits of their skills in ways that one day could save their lives. Joseph B. White reports.
 Watch Video Report.

Are your sunglasses worth the big bucks?

Brett Arends tells colleague Adam Najberg that those $200 designer shades you're wearing may be just like the $20 ones you buy at a Lens Crafter store.
 Watch Video Report.

Stock chats vs. spreadsheets

Market chart readers view stocks as being vulnerable to further declines, while fundamental analysts see stocks as a bargain given strong corporate profits, reports Michael Santoli.
 Watch Video Report.

NASA satellite shows growing Gulf oil spill

Two NASA satellites are capturing images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. This short video reveals a space-based view of the oil spill.
 Watch Video Report.

Cancer's side effects

As cancer patients live longer, doctors are looking at how symptom management can affect patients' health -- and finances. Kristen Gerencher talks with Dr. Michael Fisch, chair of the oncology department at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
 Watch Video Report.

See the week's Top 10 news and analysis stories.

MarketWatch: Personal Finance Daily.- This Week's Top Personal Finance Stories. July 24th., 2010


Personal Finance Daily
JULY 24, 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 July 19-July 23:

Pricing your home to sell in today's market

With no federal tax credit to entice buyers, today's home sellers have to get even more serious about making a deal.
See Amy Hoak's Home Economics.

Nonprofit health insurers hoard surpluses, report says

Many nonprofit Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurers have amassed billions of dollars in extra cash in the last decade even as they hit their individual customers with double-digit premium hikes, a new study found.
See Vital Signs on nonprofit health insurers hoarding cash.

A brother's death brings money lessons to life

Two years ago, my sister-in-law Eileen went kicking and screaming to meet with lawyers and do some estate planning. There were plans to be made, trusts to be drawn, documents to be written, all focused on some unimaginable, unforeseeable time when she or her husband might be sick, or worse.
See story on a brother's death bringing money lessons to life.

Some employers steal from 401(k) plans

Most of the time, the money you contribute to your 401(k) ends up in your account. But there are times when it doesn't, as evidenced by a recent flurry of press releases from the U.S. Labor Department's Employee Benefit Security Administration.
See Robert Powell on how some employers steal from 401(k) plans.

Bullion buyers bank on gold coins

Apart from a New York City phone book listing, gold dealer Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, Inc. does no advertising. Lights are on all day because the shop sits in a basement.
See story on bullion buyers banking on gold coins.

Watch out for two big bank-reform loopholes

For all the consumer protections that the sweeping and historic financial-regulations bill puts in place, there are two major loopholes that should serve as a warning to consumers that predatory lending will not disappear.
See Jennifer Waters's Consumer Confidential.

Congress extends unemployment benefits

Long-term jobless workers are set to reclaim unemployment-insurance benefits that were lost in recent weeks, following action in Congress on Thursday.
See story on Congress extends unemployment benefits.

Bring back the estate tax, some rich Americans say

What do Disney heir Abigail Disney, hedge-fund billionaire Julian Robertson and former Treasury secretary Robert Rubin have in common? They want rich people to pay estate taxes and they say they're willing to pay those taxes themselves.
See story on bring back the estate tax, some rich Americans say.

Tax-sensitive bond funds are costly, risky

On paper, at least, so-called tax-aware bond funds look ideal for any working person's investment portfolio.
See Robert Powell's Your Portfolio.

Americans' economic insecurity at 25-year high

Insecure about your finances? You're not alone. Economic insecurity in the United States is at its highest point in 25 years, according to a report released late Wednesday.
See story on Americans' economic insecurity at 25-year high.

THE GATA DISPATCH: THe Golde shell games of ETFs / Interwied with peter Grandischn on gold and SilverChilton Explains hope for freer, more transparent gold , silver markets. July 23rd., 2010

Addison Wiggin: The golden shell games of ETFs

9:30p ET Friday, July 23, 2010
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Addison Wiggin of The Daily Reckoning this week warned investors against exchange-traded funds trading in gold because they may not really control the metal they claim to have. He mentions GATA along the way. Wiggin's commentary is headlined "Golden Shell Games" and you can find it at The Daily Reckoning here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Mining Stock Talk interviews Peter Grandich on gold and silver

11p ET Friday, July 24, 2010
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):
Mining sector analyst Peter Grandich was interviewed for an hour this week by Mining Stock Talk. The interview covered not just the prospects for gold and silver but the always-negative gold and silver analysts who monopolize publicity given to the sector by mainstream financial news organizations; Grandich's belief in gold and silver market manipulation and his support for GATA; and some of his mining stock recommendations. You can listen to the interview at Mining Stock Talk here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.


CFTC's Chilton explains hope for freer, more transparent gold, silver markets

11:38p ET Friday, July 24, 2010
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):
The member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission who has been advocating imposing position limits on traders in the precious metals markets, Bart Chilton, has made a video explaining why he thinks the financial regulation law just enacted by Congress and President Obama promises great progress, particularly in making the commodity markets freer and more transparent. The law, Chilton explains, requires the CFTC to establish position limits and authorizes the commission to prosecute "disruptive trading practices." Chilton says he is especially pleased with that, because the commission's market manipulation standards have failed almost completely for many years.
Chilton has been amazingly conscientious on the precious metals manipulation issue and has been amazingly responsive to gold and silver investors who have complained to the CFTC about market manipulation. He'll need their support as the CFTC writes the position limits regulations required by the new law. The big commercial shorts are sure to be heard as the commission continues to take public comment, so gold and silver investors can't let up yet.
You can watch Chilton's presentation at YouTube here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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