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Aug 7, 2010

MarketWatch: Weekly Roundup.The Week's top Videos. August 7th., 2010


MarketWatch

Weekly Roundup
AUGUST 07, 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 Aug. 2-6:

Trading Strategies for August

What to look for in this month's edition of Trading Strategies.
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Back-to-school computing

Laptop? Netbook? Tablet PC? Andrea Coombes talks with technology reporter Ian Sherr about some tips on how to choose.
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BlackBerry's got back

Apple and its hot-selling iPad may have gadget rivals seeing red, but Research In Motion looks to get back in the black with new devices, which won't come in white. Rex Crum reports.
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Three stocks better than Apple

James Altucher loves his iPad but has three stocks he likes better than Apple. He tells Veronica Dagher what those stocks are and why.
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Will Torch fire up BlackBerry?

Research In Motion just unveiled its first BlackBerry touchscreen device with a slide-out keyboard and featuring its much-anticipated BlackBerry OS 6 software. Lauren Goode, Spencer Ante and George Stahl have details and analysis.
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Beaming Chelsea Clinton weds in New York

Chelsea Clinton, only daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, marries long-time boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky in New York in front of over 400 guests.
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BP's static kill begins

BP begins its static kill operation in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the first of two planned operations to shut down its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well.
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White's the new black

Apple's iPhone 4 is a big hit, but because of production issues customers have to wait for the handset in white until later this year. Meanwhile, Amazon continues its Kindle offensive, releasing new models in white. Rex Crum has the color commentary.
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The great billionaire donor drive

Rob Guth discusses the public pledge by 40 billionaires, led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to give away at least half their wealth before they die.
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What the Social Security shortfall means for you

Starting this year, Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it collects in payroll taxes. Catherine Carlock talks with financial adviser Ira Fateman about what the program's deficit means for Americans' retirement plans.
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See the week's Top 10 news and analysis stories.

MarketWatch.- This week's Top Personal Finance Stories. August 7th., 2010

MarketWatch
Personal Finance Daily
AUGUST 07, 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 Aug. 2-6:

Boomers say Internet, travel, pet care are basic needs

Do you need or just want your Internet connection and an annual family vacation? What about your pet? For many baby boomers, those are all basic needs, not luxuries, according to a new survey.
See story on what boomers consider basic needs.


The one missing ingredient: luck

Investors saving for retirement can find mutual funds that invest in almost any kind of asset, but they can't buy the one thing that will have the biggest impact on their nest egg: luck.
See Mutual Understanding on the one missing investing ingredient: luck.


Itching to vacation? Air deals are rampant but act fast

If you have been holding out on a summer vacation for that special deal, your ship might be in if you act fast.
See story on itching to vacation? Air deals are rampant but act fast.


Stores lure back-to-school shoppers with new tools, tricks

As retailers head into the critical back-to-school season, the industry's second-biggest selling period, they're using new tools and deals to spur consumers to buy. They also hope exclusive products such as Madonna's Material Girl line at Macy's Inc. and trends such as skinny jeans, so-called jeggings and iPads will spur demand.
See story on stores shift gears to lure back-to-school shoppers.


Vet your mortgage lender

In some parts of the country, it doesn't take much to become a mortgage-loan officer -- not a license, not much training. That's changing.
See Amy Hoak's Home Economics on mortgage shopping is getting safer.


Scammers target unemployed workers

As if living without a paycheck while searching for a job in this tough economy weren't hard enough, jobless workers need to worry about scams, too.
See Diary of a Recession Baby on scammers target unemployed workers.


Progress for people with disabilities -- but not everywhere

Jim de Jong remembers when his buddies took him bowling when he first got out of a rehabilitation hospital after suffering an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down 34 years ago.
See Kristen Gerencher's Vital Signs on jobs still a hurdle for disabled Americans.


Talk is cheap, but words can make you buy

You might not recognize this yet, but you probably have an ecochondriac or a tweeva in your life. You may even have had a piece of mancake.
See Jennifer Waters's Consumer Confidential on words that can make you buy.


Walk away from your mortgage? Insurers may follow

Question: I am currently living in a house with a mortgage that is upside-down. My house in Pennsylvania is probably valued at $175,000, and my outstanding loan balance is $250,000.
See Realty Q&A on the perils of walking away from your mortgage.


Tips on surviving a home-loan modification

When Karol Enferadi finally received a contract for her home-loan modification, she wrote "rejected" on it in large letters and mailed it back to Wells Fargo.
See tips on surviving a home-loan modification.