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Aug 28, 2010

MarketWatch ; Weely Roundup : The Week's Top Videos. August 28th., 2010

MarketWatch

Weekly Roundup
AUGUST 28, 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. 23-27:

Billionaires' buy list

Warren Buffett, George Soros, Carl Icahn are buying stocks and that's a bullish sign, says James Altucher, Wealth Adviser contributor. There's plenty to learn from their picks, Altucher explains to Veronica Dagher.
 Watch Video Report.


Why some couples sleep in separate beds

The National Sleep Foundation says 25 percent of American couples sleep in separate beds. Elizabeth Bernstein takes a look at some of the reasons why.
 Watch Video Report.


Doomsday investing

Investor Peter Schiff invests as if the U.S. economy will collapse, which involves moving money offshore, a move he calls the most patriotic way for an American to invest. Meena Thiruvengadam reports on a man who has become a financial fortune teller for Tea Party activists and who predicts an evisceration of the American dream.
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No, we're not better off post flash crash

The flash crash put Wall Street regulation back on center stage and we've had successive rounds of it, but as Simon Constable asks, "Are we any better off?" Dennis Berman explains why we're not.
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The risk of ibuprofen

An explanation of why long-term use of ibuprofen for older adults is not recommended.
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Luxury travel in Ireland picks up as prices drop

The Irish economy, like many around the globe, is struggling, but well-to-do visitors are returning to the Emerald Isle to take advantage of more attractive pricing for lodging and a chance to enjoy its storied golf links.
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Pay TV loses subscribers

The subscription television industry suffered a drop in total subscribers in the second quarter. Meanwhile, more online TV viewing options abound. Dow Jones Newswires' Nat Worden joins Simon Constable and Spencer Ante on Digits to discuss.
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H-P spitting blood

H-P reveals itself to be the Gene Simmons of M&A by bidding higher for software-systems firm 3Par, sneering at Dell for being easy listening in the hard-rocking tech business. Rex Crum reports.
 Watch Video Report.


Movie trailer: Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

Watch the trailer for Oliver Stone's sequel, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, starring Michael Douglas and Shia Lebeouf.
 Watch movie trailer.


What to watch for in target-date funds

Target-date funds may make investing for retirement look easy -- as easy as estimating when you'll retire -- but they're actually more complicated than that. Andrea Coombes has four tips in her Personal Finance Minute before you make such an investment in your 401(k).
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MarketWatch: Personal Finance Daily: This Week's Top Personal Finance Stories. August 28th.,2010


MarketWatch

Personal Finance Daily
AUGUST 28, 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. 23-27:

Fixed-rate mortgages fall for nine of past 10 weeks

Rates on fixed-rate mortgages hit another low this week, after recent reports showed drops in existing- and new-home sales, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates released Thursday.
See story on fixed-rate mortgages fall for nine of past 10 weeks.


Job perks that don't cost much

You've managed to keep your job during the recession. But you may have been working longer and harder than ever with no extra pay, or maybe even endured a pay cut. As the economy slowly recovers, experts say workers may be able to negotiate for rewards that don't show up on a paycheck.
See story on job perks that don't cost much.


What to buy instead of bond funds

Don't lose money. That's frequently the main investment objective of the wealthy. Well, today, ordinary investors -- given the current state of the stock and housing market -- have the same idea.
See Robert Powell on what to buy instead of bond funds.


The dark side of loan-modification assistance

A reader writes: I am currently working temporarily for a loan-modification law firm. I use the words "law firm" loosely. It is more of a call center filled with cubicles and salesmen calling themselves case representatives and paralegals.
See Realty Q&A on the dark side of loan-modification assistance.


Eight credit-repair tips after bankruptcy

You're one of the millions of consumers who have erased financial hardships by filing for bankruptcy. Now what?
See Jennifer Waters's Consumer Confidential eight credit-repair tips after bankruptcy.


Do 401(k)s need safer investment options?

You have to give the financial-services industry credit. If nothing else, the industry is great at cooking up products that tap into investors' fears.
See Robert Powell on do 401(k)s need safer investment options?


Floating-rate bond funds may leave investors adrift

For investors convinced that today's ultralow interest rates are bound to rise, specialized bond funds that adjust to fluctuating market conditions might seem tailor-made. But there's a danger with these funds that may outweigh their appeal: Their low credit quality means they're not for the faint-hearted.
See Mutual Understanding on floating-rate bonds may leave investors adrift.


Hospitals take steps to keep patients safe -- and at home

About one in five Medicare patients suffers complications or other health problems that send them back to the hospital within a month of going home -- and a lack of communication between hospitals and patients about follow-up care is a major reason why, experts say.
See story on hospitals take steps to keep patients safe - and at home.


Investors: Watch for new SEC 'fund czar'

His name and title are less important than his potential impact. That's why it didn't ring a bell with most mutual-fund investors this week when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Andrew "Buddy" Donohue - the agency's director of the Division of Investment Management - will step down in November.
See Chuck Jaffe on investors: watch for next SEC 'fund czar.'


Money managers are optimistic -- but their clients aren't

A majority of investment advisers say that a double-dip recession is unlikely and that the stock market will improve over the next six months -- but their clients are more worried, according to a survey of money managers released Wednesday by financial-services firm Charles Schwab Corp.
See story on money managers are optimistic -- but their clients aren't.

NYT: Morning Business News : In Defense of Home Ownership. August 28th., 2010



BUSINESS:

Vacation Travel Recovers, but Frugality Is Focus
 

By CHRISTINE HAUSER
With pent-up demand comes a new level of austerity as vacationers search for frugal ways to get away.

United-Continental Merger Clears Federal Hurdle
 

By JAD MOUAWAD
With a Justice Department review finished, the airlines expect to complete their $3 billion merger within weeks.

YOUR MONEY
In Defense of Home Ownership
By RON LIEBER
Many home purchases could still end in grief financially, particularly in hard-hit areas. But most probably won’t.

More Business News

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The Washington Post : Today's Headlines & Columnists. August 28th., 2010




TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Dangers of war persist for soldiers left in Iraq
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, IRAQ - Col. Malcolm Frost knew there would be questions. The official end to the U.S. combat mission in Iraq was approaching, but his soldiers, operating in two of Iraq's most dangerous provinces, would still be here.
(By Leila Fadel, The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins put up better effort in third preseason game, beat New York Jets
(By Jason Reid, The Washington Post)

Stephen Strasburg pledges to return in top form from Tommy John surgery
(By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post)

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NATION
Dangers of war persist for soldiers left in Iraq
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, IRAQ - Col. Malcolm Frost knew there would be questions. The official end to the U.S. combat mission in Iraq was approaching, but his soldiers, operating in two of Iraq's most dangerous provinces, would still be here.
(By Leila Fadel, The Washington Post)

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WORLD
Dangers of war persist for soldiers left in Iraq
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, IRAQ - Col. Malcolm Frost knew there would be questions. The official end to the U.S. combat mission in Iraq was approaching, but his soldiers, operating in two of Iraq's most dangerous provinces, would still be here.
(By Leila Fadel, The Washington Post)

More World

METRO
LOTTERIES
Mid-Day Lucky Numbers: 2-3-1 Mid-Day D.C. 4: 4-7-5-0
(The Washington Post)

Local Digest
(The Washington Post)

Jury finds D.C. police officials violated whistleblower act
Officer suspended in 2005 after alleging departmental misdeeds
(By Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post)

Statewide computer troubles disrupt Va. government business
3 days of outages affect DMV, social services, unemployment offices
(By Derek Kravitz, The Washington Post)

Translation service hit by media's expanding reach
Growth of Web, decline of news coverage cut into Japanese service
(By Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post)

More Metro

BUSINESS
If you rent it, will they come?
Tina Lambert and her husband wanted an investment that would help them pay for their kids' college tuition someday. When he insisted on paying $49,000 for a condominium in Ocean City in 1997, she worried. But by the middle of this decade, when housing markets were in full boom, the condo's value ...
(By Sonja Ryst, The Washington Post)

More Business 

SPORTS
First-place Twins acquire reliever Fuentes from Angels
SEATTLE -- The first-place Minnesota Twins made their revamped bullpen more versatile for the pennant race by acquiring left-handed reliever and four-time All-Star Brian Fuentes from the Los Angeles Angels Friday for a player to be named.
(By GREGG BELL, AP)

White Sox awarded waiver claim on Dodgers' Ramirez
(By JAY COHEN, AP)

Cameron Molina leads Tuscarora to 33-21 win over Woodgrove in debut for both programs
(By Paul Tenorio, The Washington Post)

Natalie Randolph gets shut out in debut as Coolidge falls to Carroll, 28-0
(By Alan Goldenbach, The Washington Post)

The Durant dichotomy: Team USA's superstar reluctant to be cast as one
(By Michael Lee, The Washington Post)

More Sports


STYLE
1 rally, 3 channels and many paths
Where you stand on the news of the day often depends on where you sit. In the case of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on the Mall on Saturday, the three cable news networks have taken decidedly different paths to covering the event.
(By Paul Farhi, The Washington Post)

As true-blue getaway, Vineyard bears fruit
(By Jason Horowitz, The Washington Post)

A soldier-poet, distilling paradoxes of war, peace
(By Courtney Cook, The Washington Post)

Set boyfriend straight on his misguided puppy love
(By Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post)

Ask Amy
(washingtonpost.com)

More Style


Mr. Bernanke's warning
CONSIDER THE predicament of Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. The world is looking to him for reassurance that the U.S. economy is not about to go into recession -- again -- despite many worrisome new statistics. Yet in a long-awaited speech at the Fed's annual conference in...
(The Washington Post)

Picks in Prince George's
In Democratic primaries for the Maryland General Assembly
(The Washington Post)


 

NYT : FGC BOLSA FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS ALERT: United-Continental Merger Clears Federal Hurdle . August 28th., 2010

The New York Times

August 28, 2010

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August 28, 2010 

BUSINESS


With a Justice Department review finished, the airlines expect to complete their $3 billion merger within weeks.