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Oct 30, 2010

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MarketWatch: The Week's Top Videos

MarketWatch
Weekly Roundup
OCTOBER 30, 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 Oct. 25-29:

LeBron's new Nike ad causes a stir

LeBron James teams up with Nike for a commercial that plays on the controversy surrounding his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat.
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Las Vegas, Singapore style

The stocks of both Las Vegas Sands and Genting look expensive right now. But on a 10% pullback, they'd be worth a bet by long-term investors. Clare McKeen reports.
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The wild-card costs of tablets

Simon Constable, Peter Kafka, and Lauren Goode discuss the different price points of tablets, still a relatively new category of computing devices in the market and listed at a variety of prices.
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Federal Reserve gears up for stimulus

The Fed is close to embarking on a new round of monetary stimulus next week despite doubts among economists and some Fed decision makers. Jon Hilsenrath discusses.
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Rex on Techs: Ellison's firing at will

Love him or hate him, you've got to hand it to Oracle's Larry Ellison: In this age of public relations and media manipulation, he's unusually candid -- especially in calling out H-P and its new executives. Rex Crum reports.
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House races tell the story of midterm elections

John Bussey discusses several House races that tell various themes about the midterm elections.
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Using iPhone, iPad apps for business

Wireless apps aren't just about slingshotting birds or drinking virtual beers anymore. Increasingly, businesses are getting in on the craze, too. Spencer Ante reports.
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S.F. Giants: A lot of change in 8 years

Can the Giants escape their tortured World Series of the past? We take a look at 2002 versus 2010, and what's different. Stacey Delo reports.
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Buying into emerging-markets consumers

Strong economic growth is bringing great wealth to developing countries and giving rise to a consumer class with a lengthy shopping list. Tom Sowanick, CIO at OmniVest Group, tells Jonanthan Burton about consumer-sector opportunities across Asia and Latin America.
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Body scanners at Orlando International Airport

What's underneath your clothing? Security screeners at Orlando International Airport will soon be getting a good look before you board an airplane.
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MarketWatch:: Personal Finance Daily.- This Week's Top Personal Finance Stories

MarketWatch

Personal Finance Daily
OCTOBER 30, 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 Oct. 25 to 29:

How Washington could create jobs

The federal government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to lift Americans out of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, but jobs remain in short supply.
Read more on how Washington could create jobs.


Record-low mortgage rates will be gone in 2011: MBA

Mortgage rates may be as low as they'll get — rates are on course to rise, slowly moving toward 5% by the end of next year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's economic forecast, released Tuesday at the group's annual convention here.
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Retire in France at 62? In Turkey, it's 45

n France, workers took to the streets in angry protest when lawmakers first proposed hiking that country's retirement age for full pension benefits to 62, from 60, but in many other countries, workers would welcome an age-62 rule. Except Turkey.
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U.S. retirement system ranks 10th — out of 14

When it comes to retirement, we here in the U.S. can celebrate the fact that we're not France. We presumably don't have as much reason to riot in the streets. Then again, given the results of some research just released, we have no reason to be dancing in the streets, either.
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Political gridlock is bad for your (stock) portfolio

f you ask Wall Streeters whether they think political gridlock in Washington is good or bad for investors, they're mostly of the same opinion: Gridlock is generally bad for most stocks and good for bonds.
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Tougher appraisal standards coming soon

Appraisers and appraisal management companies are facing new requirements aimed at ensuring home valuations are accurate and fair — and they could be in for tougher penalties if they don't follow the rules.
Read more on tougher appraisal standards coming soon.


Stock funds yield surprisingly strong dividends

One of the mutual-fund world's dirty little secrets has been that "growth-and-income" and "equity-income" funds provided shareholders with virtually no income.
Read more on stock funds yield surprisingly strong dividends.


Calif. Chamber of Commerce fights pot proposition

A California ballot initiative that would legalize adults' recreational use of small amounts of marijuana is raising questions about its potential impact on workplaces in the Golden State should the measure pass on Nov. 2.
Read more on Calif. Chamber of Commerce fights pot proposition.


Costs rise, even if Social Security doesn't

Thanks to low average inflation nationwide, retired Americans' Social Security checks in 2011 won't include a cost-of-living increase for the second year in a row. But even though the inflation rate has been low for about two years, older people report that they're paying more for a variety of items.
Read more on costs rise, even if Social Security doesn't.


Consumers plan to spend more on travel — that's a good thing

Travel costs are on the upswing and that seems to be OK with almost a third of the people planning a trip during the holidays, according to recent survey results.
Read more on consumers plan to spend on travel.

NYT: Morning Business News




After China's Rare Earth Embargo, a New Calculus

By KEITH BRADSHER
Alarmed by China's recent embargo, many countries are now scrambling to develop new mines or renovate ones long considered not to be worth the effort.

Pontiac, 84, Dies of Indifference

By NICK BUNKLEY
The brand that invented the muscle car will endure a lonely death on Sunday after about 40 million in sales.

U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents

By ANDREW POLLACK
The new position, a shift in longstanding federal policy, will impact medicine and the biotechnology industry.

The Washington Post. Today's Headlines & Columnists.




TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Obama: Suspicious packages are a 'credible terrorist threat'
Two packages mailed from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago contained explosive material and represented a "credible terrorist threat," President Obama said Friday, as authorities focused their investigation on an increasingly lethal affiliate of al-Qaeda.
(By Peter Finn, Greg Miller and Anne E. Kornblut, The Washington Post)

Amid mortgage mess, owners blindsided
(By Dina ElBoghdady, The Washington Post)

Virginians share lesson learned: GOP in power not so bad
(By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post)

China gives U.S. 'assurances' on export of rare-earth minerals
(By John Pomfret, The Washington Post)

Teleconferencing from the war zone improves treatment for wounded soldiers
(By David Brown, The Washington Post)

More Today's Highlights

POLITICS
Virginians share lesson learned: GOP in power not so bad
President Obama and other Democrats are going around the country making the same argument as party leaders made in Virginia last year: If you elect Republicans, they'll drive the car right back into the ditch.
(By Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post)

More Politics


NATION
Obama: Suspicious packages are a 'credible terrorist threat'
Two packages mailed from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago contained explosive material and represented a "credible terrorist threat," President Obama said Friday, as authorities focused their investigation on an increasingly lethal affiliate of al-Qaeda.
(By Peter Finn, Greg Miller and Anne E. Kornblut, The Washington Post)

FBI: Shooter could be a Marine
(By Maria Glod and Kafia Hosh, The Washington Post)

Teleconferencing from the war zone improves treatment for wounded soldiers
(By David Brown, The Washington Post)

Amid mortgage mess, owners blindsided
(By Dina ElBoghdady, The Washington Post)

More Nation

WORLD
China's rise prompts Vietnam to strengthen ties to other nations
HANOI - Three weeks ago, an exhibition opened at the Vietnam Military History Museum. On one side of a long hall, the mementos of Vietnam's 25 years of war against the United States and France - letters of surrender, quotations from Ho Chi Minh, hand grenades and AK-47 rifles - lined the walls....
(By John Pomfret, The Washington Post)

In Pakistan, religious shrines step up security against attacks
(By David Nakamura, The Washington Post)

China gives U.S. 'assurances' on export of rare-earth minerals
(By John Pomfret, The Washington Post)

Teleconferencing from the war zone improves treatment for wounded soldiers
(By David Brown, The Washington Post)

Obama: Suspicious packages are a 'credible terrorist threat'
(By Peter Finn, Greg Miller and Anne E. Kornblut, The Washington Post)

More World

METRO
Prince George's election is chance to start fresh chapter
Will Campos hopes to find a way to complete the arts district on Route 1. Obie Patterson wants to help wayward youths. Ingrid M. Turner is eager to renovate aging school buildings and make school more challenging. Eric C. Olson says the county needs more sustainable communities, where residents c...
(By Miranda S. Spivack Washington Post Staff Writer, The Washington Post)

Pr. George's Man Guilty of Murdering Music Producer
(By Ruben Castaneda, The Washington Post)

Suspicious bags around NW raise false alarms
(By Martin Weil, The Washington Post)

FBI: Shooter could be a Marine
(By Maria Glod and Kafia Hosh, The Washington Post)

FBI: Shots at government buildings may be from Marine with a grievance
(By Maria Glod, Paul Duggan, Kafia Hosh and Chris Jenkins, washingtonpost.com)

More Metro

BUSINESS
Amid mortgage mess, owners blindsided
After Valarie Stovall fell behind on the mortgage on her home near Hagerstown, her lender agreed in April to slash her monthly payment by $300, and she immediately started paying the reduced amount.
(By Dina ElBoghdady, The Washington Post)

More Business

SPORTS
Odom leads Lakers past Suns in Phoenix home opener
PHOENIX -- Five months apart, the Los Angeles Lakers have consecutive victories in Phoenix.
(By BOB BAUM, AP)

Warriors bury Clippers but lose Curry
(AP)

Elias, Brodeur lead Devils past Ducks, 2-1
(By GREG BEACHAM, AP)

Maryland football playoff scenarios
(By Josh Barr, The Washington Post)

Virginia AAA Northern Region football playoff scenarios
(By Josh Barr, The Washington Post)

More Sports


STYLE
As moms and legal minds, first ladies Kendel Ehrlich and Katie O'Malley have much in common. Yet the campaign divide is wide.
Kendel Ehrlich is perched high on a swivel chair in the dimly lit radio studio at WBAL, wearing Levis and a pink T-shirt that displays her husband's campaign logo. The black leather purse below her feet is plastered with a campaign bumper sticker.
(By Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post)

Thomas Hampson, giving Mahler and American songs their considerable due
(By Cecelia Porter, The Washington Post)

At Yardfest, tapping into the magic
Fans flock to festival at Howard to catch big names and breakout performers
(By Chris Richards, The Washington Post)

An extraordinary 'Mix': Colker troupe scales the heights
(By Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post)

From Thomas McGuane, another kooks' tour -- well worth taking
(By Michael Lindgren, The Washington Post)

More Style  

NYT: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS ALERT.- Technology, Business Day / Global Business



Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA
October 30, 2010 Compiled: 12:48 AM

TECHNOLOGY

The overhaul, which it began to roll out on Friday, is aimed at making the site a more interesting destination and to ramp up advertising.

BUSINESS DAY / GLOBAL BUSINESS

Economists criticized Catalonia for offering especially generous terms, which could also set a worrying precedent for other regions that decide to follow suit.

BUSINESS DAY / GLOBAL BUSINESS

Gianluigi Aponte, the owner of the giant Mediterranean Shipping Co., says the cargo business has come back from the deep trough of 2009. But he’s focusing on something different.