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Feb 19, 2011

MarketWatch: Weekly Roundup:The Week's 10 Top Videos


Weekly Roundup
FEBRUARY 19, 2011

The week's top 10 videos on MarketWatch

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them here are the 10 most popular videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of Feb. 14-18:

Homes that help you take aging in stride

More homes are being built with "universal design" features that will help boomers stay in their homes as they age. But these features no longer evoke a hospital room -- and they're appealing to a younger demographic, too. Amy Hoak reports.
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See some of soccer's greatest goals

On the heels of Wayne Rooney's spectacular soccer goal, WSJ's Matt Futterman looks at some of the most celebrated goals in the sport's history.
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Buy a new house? Come up with more cash

Mitra Kalita reports banks are requiring prospective new home buyers to come up more cash for down payments. In nine U.S. cities, the median down payment is 22%.
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Do you pay for debit-card fraud?

At a time when fraud involving debit cards is on the rise, consumers may not realize that some banks won't pay consumers' losses in debit-card fraud. James Van Dyke, founder of Javelin Strategy & Research, talks with Andrea Coombes about ways consumers can safeguard their money.
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Israel says Iran ships sent to Suez Canal

Iran is sending two warships through the Suez Canal en route to Syria, Israel's foreign minister said, calling the act a "provocation" that Israel cannot ignore. Simon Constable discusses with John Bussey, Josh Mitnick and Farnaz Fassih.
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Two dead after protests spread to Bahrain

Protests that started in Tunisia and spread across the Middle East have resulted in the deaths of two people in Bahrain, where the opposition bloc in parliament defected in response. Farnaz Fassihi and Adam Horvath have details.
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Chevron ordered to pay $8 billion

Chevron shares rose today despite a court ruling in Ecuador ordering that oil giant to pay more than $8.6 billion in pollution damages. Jonathan Cheng has details and a brief wrap of the rest of today's market action.
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Sidewalk rage: Angry pedestrians lash out

On sidewalks across America, slow-paced foot shufflers, window gawkers and photo snappers are causing fellow pedestrians to lose their cool. We ask some New Yorkers what pushes their buttons -- at least the ones who stopped long enough to talk to us. Shirley Wang reports.
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Obama's $3 trillion budget ignites GOP

David Wessel reports on President Obama's proposed $3.73 trillion budget which calls for just over $1 trillion in spending cuts. Also, Apple plans to release a line of lower-priced iPhones that would compete with other smartphones on the market.
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Checking out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

Ina Fried gives a brief look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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G20 Leaders Voice Worry on Trade

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Portugal faces strain in economic revolution

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