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Apr 9, 2011

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

MarketWatch
Weekly Roundup
APRIL 09, 2011

The week's 10 best 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 April 4-8:

Trading Strategies: Defending against a downturn

The road to recovery has been anything but smooth. Let MarketWatch's experts help you find a balance between betting on a bounce back while still protecting against a downturn.
 Watch Video Report.


Interest rates to rise in 2012

The Federal Reserve will end its bond-purchase program in June but will put off raising interest rates until next year, says Jeff Given, a bond fund manager at John Hancock. He sees rates on the 10-year climbing to a range of 4 to 4.5% vs. 3.5% today. Interview by Deborah Levine.
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President Trump? Don't laugh

Jonathan Weisman has results from the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, indicating strong support for Donald Trump among likely GOP presidential primary voters. The poll also indicates the public is uneasy about the country's direction.
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Air France crash bodies found

The French government says it may have found bodies from the Air France crash two years ago off coast of Brazil.
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Could Bill Gates succeed Warren Buffett?

Andrew Bary explains why he believes Berkshire Hathaway could tap its most prominent director, Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder, to run the company on an interim basis if Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett steps aside anytime soon.
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Migrant boat sinks off Italy, hundreds missing

Forty-seven migrants are saved but around 250 are still missing after their boat capsizes off Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Charlie Sheen wins over Chicago crowd

While the first night of Charlie Sheen's national tour ended in boos, the unpredictable actor found a more receptive audience in Chicago.
 Watch Video Report.


Will the federal government shut down?

Jerry Seib discusses the likelihood of a federal government shutdown and what's keeping the President and GOP members of congress from reaching a deal.
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Trading Strategies: Stock buyers beware

Middle East upheaval and questions about U.S. economic strength cloud the outlook for stocks, says Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. Investors should boost allocations to cash, gold, and consumer-staples stocks.
 Watch Video Report.


Japan turns to bath salts in leak

Japanese workers use bath salts in attempts to trace the source of the leak from the Daiichi nuclear plant.
 Watch Video Report.

NYT: Today's Headlines: World | US | Politics | Business | Technology | Sports | Arts | New York Region | Travel | Editorials | Op-Ed | On This Day



Today's Headlines





TOP NEWS

Deal at Last Minute Averts Shutdown; $38 Billion in Cuts to Spending This Year

By CARL HULSE
Lawmakers reached a tentative deal shortly before a deadline that would have shuttered federal facilities and furloughed thousands of workers.

Late Clash on Abortion Shows Conservatives' Sway

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
The emergence of abortion as the most contentious issue holding up the budget deal highlighted the sway of social conservatives.

Allies of Zimbabwe's President Push for Quick Vote

By CELIA W. DUGGER
With no credible successor to unite the quarrelsome factions that threaten to splinter the country's ruling party, Zimbabwe hurtles into another violent political season.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"We don't want a confrontation with the army but they have to understand that the people will not go quiet. This is a revolution."
NEVINE BAKIR, in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Arts

Video: Playlist: TV on the Radio

Brooklyn-based band "TV on the Radio" made a music video for each of the ten tracks on its new album, and is stitching them together for release as a feature film.
Opinion
Freedom to Inflame
Opinionator | The Thread

Freedom to Inflame

Should the Florida pastor who staged a burning of the Koran be held responsible for inciting riots a half a world away?
WORLD

Hero of Egypt's Revolution, Military Now Faces Critics

By MONA EL-NAGGAR and MICHAEL SLACKMAN
Since Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, the military has seen its standing as defender of the revolution questioned after actions that reflect the tactics of the past.

Syrian Protests Are Said to Be Largest and Bloodiest to Date

By LIAM STACK and KATHERINE ZOEPF
The size of the protests and their level of coordination suggest that Syria's opposition movement is reaching new levels of coherence and organization.

NATO Expresses Regret for Airstrike

By C. J. CHIVERS and KAREEM FAHIM
After NATO warplanes hit a rebel convoy on Thursday, the alliance explained that it had not been forewarned that the rebels were using tanks at the time of the attack.
U.S.

Shovel, Strain, Stack No More in High Water

By A. G. SULZBERGER
Flood-prone Fargo, N.D., is turning away from the lowly sandbag to barriers that do not require an army of volunteers to deploy.

After Years Of Cost Cuts, Texas Tries To Find More

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
A bill passed in the Texas House would slash $23 billion from the current level of state and federal spending over the next two-year budget cycle - a 12.3 percent reduction.

Report Says Coast Guard Was Unprepared for Spill

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF
An internal review of the Coast Guard's performance during the BP oil spill cleanup last year said that response operation was dogged from the beginning by significant planning failures.
POLITICS

Before Deal, Angst Over Effects of Shutdown

By MARC LACEY
The fear about a possible shutdown before a budget deal was announced late Friday was wreaking havoc amid the surging water and rustling spruce trees at the Grand Canyon.

The 'Countdown Clocks' Became Part of the Story

By BRIAN STELTER
As if it were New Year's Eve, news outlets ticked down the seconds, online and on screen, until a potential government shutdown was to begin.

Abortion Opponents Use Health Law to Put Restrictions in Private Insurance

By SABRINA TAVERNISE
As states set up health care exchanges for buying individual insurance, a growing number of them are passing bans on offering private abortion coverage through the exchanges.
BUSINESS
DealBook

Setback in Rosneft Deal Suggests BP Misread Russia

By JULIA WERDIGIER and ANDREW E. KRAMER
An injunction prohibiting BP's share-swap agreement with Rosneft was extended indefinitely, adding pressure on the British energy giant to salvage the $7.8 billion deal by bowing to demands from its partners in Russia.

New York Subpoenas 2 Foreclosure-Related Firms

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON
The effort to clamp down on shoddy documentation provided to foreclose continued, with inquiries sent the Steven J. Baum firm in upstate New York.

Japan Cargo Is Screened at U.S. Ports

By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF
A system installed after the Sept. 11 attacks is now also being used to detect any radiation-tainted Japanese imports.
TECHNOLOGY

U.S. Clears Google Acquisition of Travel Software

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
The Justice Department has approved, with conditions, Google's $700 million purchase of ITA.

House Votes Against 'Net Neutrality'

By EDWARD WYATT
The resolution would prohibit the F.C.C. from regulating how Internet service providers manage their broadband networks.

S.E.C. to Study Easing Rules on Shares of Private Companies

By EDWARD WYATT
Supporters say relaxed rules could make it attractive for new technology companies like Facebook and Twitter to consider selling shares without going public.
SPORTS

Manny Ramirez Retires After Testing Positive

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
Ramirez retired rather than face a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the third time in his career.

Faithful Congregation Shows Signs of Optimism, if You Can Call It That

By RICHARD SANDOMIR
Fans at Citi Field for Friday's home opener shared their opinions on the continuing troubles of the Mets.
Bats

Bonds Jury Ends Deliberations for the Day

By JULIET MACUR
A conversation between Steve Hoskins, Barry Bonds's former business manager, and Greg Anderson, his former trainer, is a crucial piece of evidence in the case against Bonds.
ARTS

Piecing Together Wallace's Posthumous Novel

By CHARLES McGRATH
The editor Michael Pietsch needed an Excel spreadsheet to piece together the notebooks that made up "The Pale King," a posthumous novel from David Foster Wallace.

Unearthing a Celluloid Artifact of the '60s

By RACHEL WOLFF
"Brand X," a film made by Wynn Chamberlain in 1969, will be shown at the New Museum on Saturday.
Music Review

A Bachelor, Five Couples and All Their Tuneful Discontents

By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Neil Patrick Harris led a lineup of theater and television performers in the New York Philharmonic's concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" on Thursday night.
NEW YORK / REGION

Serial Killer in L.I. Case Is Seen as Versed in Police Techniques

By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Whoever made a series of taunting phone calls to a victim's teenage sister, using the victim's cellphone, took care to elude detection.

In City School System, Hopes That New Leader Can Steer Right Course

By SHARON OTTERMAN and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
The pick for chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, faces a long list of challenges, some of them dating back many years.

On Incoming Chancellor's First Day, a Hot Seat Before the City Council

By FERNANDA SANTOS
Dennis M. Walcott was forced to defend proposed budget cuts, which are being imposed on virtually every city agency but have been most contentious in the school system.
TRAVEL

In Australia, Driving the Great Ocean Road

By ETHAN TODRAS-WHITEHILL
A rainy trip along the historical and southern coast is anything but a washout.
Practical Traveler

Guide to Being Bumped (or Not)

By MICHELLE HIGGINS
Eager to gain free travel vouchers and hotel rooms, some passengers have turned getting bumped into an art form.
36 Hours

36 Hours in Abu Dhabi

By SETH SHERWOOD
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, untouched by the region's unrest, has been on a very high-end shopping spree.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Three Men in a Room

Governor Cuomo has vowed real ethics reform, but his negotiations should not be held behind closed doors.
Editorial

How Much of a Threat?

Radiation from Japan must be carefully monitored, but, so far, Americans are in no danger.
Editorial

Cue the Obama Money Bundlers

President Obama's bid for millions in private support should make voters wonder what happened to his pledge to repair the campaign finance system.
Editorial

The Vocal Stylings of New York City Transit

New York City commuters travel to the backdrop of automated voices that often sound slightly, deliciously off.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

In Yemen, Hardly a Revolution

By ISA BLUMI
Whether the president of Yemen stays or goes, the regime of technocrats and thugs he represents is unlikely to fold under pressure.
Op-Ed Columnist

Donald Trump Strikes Back

By GAIL COLLINS
In a Letter to the Editor, he covers all his issues with Barack Obama's citizenship status. And he complains about being referred to as a "birther."
Op-Ed Columnist

Rubik's Cube of Re-elections

By CHARLES M. BLOW
President Obama must retool his message and image if he wants to energize a fractured and disheartened electorate.
Op-Ed Columnist

N.C.A.A.'s Double Standard

By JOE NOCERA
In the world of Division I men's basketball, the big-shot coach gets a wrist slap and the player gets an iron fist.
ON THIS DAY
On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

The Washington Post Today's Hradlines: Today's Highlights | Politics | Style | Sports | World | Live Disdussion | Technology | Business

The Washington Post
TODAY'S HEADLINES

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Congressional leaders reach agreement on budget deal
The deal to fund the federal government for the next five months will include $39 billion in spending cuts and will drop language related to Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers still need to approve a short-term stopgap funding bill before midnight, when the federal government will run out of money and cease operations
(By Paul Kane, Philip Rucker and David A. Fahrenthold)

Why the budget deal happened
An explainer of the politics behind the budget deal that averted a federal goverment shutdown.
(By Chris Cillizza)

Maximizing GOP’s leverage
Budget battle represents first big test of John Boehner’s speakership.
(By Karen Tumulty)

Algerians wary of a full-scale uprising
Only a few weeks ago, Algeria seemed on the brink of revolution, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the ouster of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But now a violence-weary Algerian public seems to be weighing the cost of change.
(By Anthony Faiola)

Early blooms give some a chill
Plant lovers who’ve noticed earlier and earlier blooms in the D.C. area fear it’s a sign of global warming and that it’s harming the life cycles of birds and butterflies.
(By Brigid Schulte)

POLITICS
Congress averts shutdown with budget deal, stopgap funding
The deal to fund the federal government for the next five months will include $39 billion in spending cuts and will drop language related to Planned Parenthood.
( by Paul Kane, Philip Rucker and David A. Fahrenthold , The Washington Post)

House joins Senate in passing bill to fund government another week, shutdown averted
WASHINGTON — House joins Senate in passing bill to fund government another week, shutdown averted
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Planned Parenthood and its abortion services at issue in budget fight
WASHINGTON — Republicans portray Planned Parenthood as primarily focused on performing abortions and — intentionally or not — using American taxpayer dollars to do it.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Obama hails deal to avoid government shutdown just before deadline hit
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because “Americans of different beliefs came together.”
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Senate passes short-term spending bill to keep the government open
WASHINGTON — Senate passes short-term spending bill to keep the government open
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)



STYLE
Date Lab: She can be ‘ridiculous,’ but he’s not scared.
On this blind date, she greets him with Mardi Gras beads. But is she too much of a partier for him?
(, The Washington Post)

Exit interview
Superintendent of the high-flying Montgomery County schools since 1999, Jerry D. Weast will retire in June after a 12-year run that has drawn widespread praise for narrowing academic gaps between the haves and the have-nots.
(, The Washington Post)

Ink-stained students
The staff of Georgetown University’s The Hoya are part of a highly tech-savvy breed that is easily adapting to the seismic shifts convulsing the professional newspaper industry.
(, The Washington Post)

First Person Singular: A life between stages
A Kennedy Center stage manager talks about being calm under pressure and a chance encounter with Stephen Sondheim.
(, The Washington Post)

Whatever Happened To...WHFS DJ Jonathan ‘Weasel’ Gilbert
Today, Gilbert is still culling dreamy, expansive playlists.for the Baltimore-based public radio station WTMD 89.7.
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for F1 Malaysian GP, Lewis Hamilton 2nd
SEPANG, Malaysia — Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Lilly wanted to come back out after long rain delay in game that was suspended
SAN DIEGO — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly wanted to come back out after a rain delay that lasted 1 hour, 34 minutes on Friday night, so manager Don Mattingly let him.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Dodgers-Padres suspended due to rain in 9th inning at 1:40 a.m.
SAN DIEGO — It was a long, wet and cold Friday night that stretched into early Saturday morning.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

LAPD chief vows zero tolerance on misbehavior at Dodger Stadium following brutal fan beating
LOS ANGELES — A vicious attack on a baseball fan is focusing attention on security at Dodger Stadium and drawing promises from the team and the city that more LAPD blue will join Dodger blue during games.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Make way for the Kiddie Corps! McIlroy, Day and Fowler show the old folks how it's done
AUGUSTA, Ga. — They talk about cars and boats when they’re out on the course, not golf. They exchange fist bumps as well as handshakes. Their idea of Masters history is 1997.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Voting starts slowly across oil-rich Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, after bomb attack
IBADAN, Nigeria — Nigeria slowly began the first of three crucial votes in the oil-rich nation Saturday, as voters came out to cast ballots despite a bomb attack and threats of violence.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Europe's Cold War neutrals now taking sides, timidly, as they redefine security policy
STOCKHOLM — Swedish fighter jets are roaring into action over Libya under NATO command. Ireland is offering itself as a transit hub for U.S. military deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Even famously independent Switzerland has peacekeepers in Kosovo.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

North Korea threatens to strip South Korean conglomerate of monopoly on mountain resort tours
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says it may strip a South Korean conglomerate of its monopoly in conducting tours to a mountain resort, alleging actions by the South to isolate it through international sanctions.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Rebels push closer to government-held oil port in eastern Libya
AJDABIYA, Libya — Rebel fighters say they have pushed deeper toward the oil port of Brega, a key prize in the back-and-forth battles with government forces.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Djibouti president wins landslide re-election after opposition boycott, early results show
NAIROBI, Kenya — Officials in the tiny East African nation of Djibouti say the incumbent president has won an overwhelming re-election victory.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
ComPost Live: Your weekly digest with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum)

The Shutdown Lowdown: Latest News And What To Expect (video)
Ed O'Keefe of The Federal Eye is giving the latest updates on day two of the federal government shutdown and answering questions.
(, vForum)

Talk about Travel
Have a travel-related question, comment, suspicion, warning, gripe, sad tale or happy ending? The Post Travel section's editors and writers are at your service.
(, vForum)

Civil War: A Local Perspective
Join Garry Adelman from the Civil War Trust and Post Civil War experts Gene Thorp and Fritz Hahn as they discuss the Civil War as it unfolded in the Washington area.
(, vForum)

Talk about Travel
Have a travel-related question, comment, suspicion, warning, gripe, sad tale or happy ending? The Post Travel section's editors and writers are at your service.
(, vForum)


TECHNOLOGY
Silicon Valley on alert over Internet privacy laws
As federal officials move closer to creating Internet privacy laws, companies that have enjoyed the freewheeling nature of the Web find themselves under increased scrutiny.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)


BUSINESS
Boeing 737s around the world will face new scrutiny after Southwest fuselage tore open
PHOENIX — A terrifying flight emergency caused by a fuselage hole 34,000 feet over the Arizona desert is focusing attention on the hundreds of older-model 737s around the world that could be similarly vulnerable.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Sharp suspends production of bigger LCD panels after quake cuts off parts supply
TOKYO — Sharp Corp. has suspended domestic production of large-sized LCD panels because of a shortfall of industrial gas after a massive earthquake and tsunami.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

European finance chiefs say spending cuts are necessary to boost growth, job creation
GODOLLO, Hungary — European finance ministers are defending painful austerity measures as a necessary means to defeat the region’s crippling debt crisis.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Boeing 737s around the world will face new scrutiny after Southwest fuselage tore open
PHOENIX — The crown prince of Thailand has one. So do the presidents of Peru and Chile. The Chinese Air Force relies on it, as do airlines in Russia, Indonesia, Australia and Romania.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Obama, congressional leaders praise budget deal struck as government shutdown loomed
WASHINGTON — A last minute budget deal, forged amid bluster and tough bargaining, averted an embarrassing federal shutdown and cut billions in spending — the first major test of the divided government voters ushered in five months ago.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FIINANCIAL MARKETS: European Union Sees Bailout Deal for Portugal by Mid-May



Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA
April 9, 2011 Compiled: 12:56 AM

BUSINESS DAY / GLOBAL BUSINESS

 
European finance ministers said they aim to negotiate a rescue package worth about $115 billion with the main Portuguese political parties.

BUSINESS DAY

 
Supporters say relaxed rules could make it attractive for new technology companies like Facebook and Twitter to consider selling shares without going public.