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May 14, 2011

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH Weekly Precious Metals Revieu at King World News

Weekly precious metals review at King World News

9:55p ET Saturday, May 14, 2011
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):
In the weekly precious metals review at King World News, Bill Haynes of CMI Gold & Silver says silver remains scarce, while Trader Dan Norcini of JSMineSet.com and TraderDan.net says gold and silver seem to be basing and consolidating during a countertrend rally in the dollar. You can listen to the weekly precious metals review at King World News here:
http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2011/5/14_K...
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.



ADVERTISEMENT Sona Drills 85.4g Gold/Ton Over 4 Metres at Elizabeth Gold Deposit,
Extending the Mineralization of the Southwest Vein on the Property

Company Press Release, October 27, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sona Resources Corp. reports on five drillling holes in the third round of assay results from the recently completed drill program at its 100 percent-owned Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property in the Lillooet Mining District of southern British Columbia. Highlights from the diamond drilling include:
-- Hole E10-66 intersected 17.4g gold/ton over 1.54 metres.
-- Hole E10-67 intersected 96.4g gold/ton over 2.5 metres, including one assay interval of 383g of gold/ton over 0.5 metres.
-- Hole E10-69 intersected 85.4g gold/ton over 4.03 metres, including one assay interval of 230g gold/ton over 1 metre.
Four drill holes, E10-66 to E10-69, targeted the southwestern end of the Southwest Vein, and three of the holes have expanded the mineralized zone in that direction. The Southwest Vein gold mineralization has now been intersected over a strike length of 325 metres, with the deepest hole drilled less than 200 metres from surface.
"The assay results from the Southwest Zone quartz vein continue to be extremely positive," says John P. Thompson, Sona's president and CEO. "We are expanding the Southwest Vein, and this high-grade gold mineralization remains wide open down dip and along strike to the southwest."
For the company's full press release, please visit:
http://sonaresources.com/_resources/news/SONA_NR19_2010.pdf

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CBS NEWS | Coverage of Breaking Space News



06:15 PM EDT, 05/14/11: Shuttle Endeavour cleared for Monday launch

By WILLIAM HARWOOD
CBS News

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL-WIth the shuttle Endeavour's countdown proceeding smoothly toward launch Monday, NASA managers carried out a final processing review Saturday and said they were confident the electrical glitch that grounded the ship April 29 has been safely resolved. There are no other technical problems of any significance and forecasters are continuing to predict a 70 percent chance of good weather at launch time Monday.

"We had a really good meeting today, unanimous consent from the Mission Management Team to press on with the launch countdown," said Mike Moses, MMT chairman and director of shuttle integration at the Kennedy Space Center. "Everything's in really great shape, really no issues at all.

"We took our time to walk through the issue that caused the launch scrub last time, the APU-1 heater problem, to make sure we truly understood our resolution and our fix, that everybody had a chance to see that. ... And everybody was fine with that."

Early Saturday, engineers pumped liquid oxygen and hydrogen aboard to power Endeavour's three electricity-producing fuel cells. If all goes well, a protective gantry will be pulled away from the shuttle around noon Sunday, exposing the ship to view and setting the stage for fueling.

Working by remote control, engineers plan to begin pumping a half-million gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen rocket fuel into Endeavour's external tank starting at 11:36 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) Sunday. The procedure should be complete by 2:36 a.m. Monday.

After a final weather briefing, commander Mark Kelly and his crewmates -- pilot Gregory H. Johnson, Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori -- plan to head for the launch pad to begin strapping in around 5:41 a.m.

Liftoff is targeted for 8:56:26 a.m., the opening of a five-minute launch window marking roughly the moment when Earth's rotation carries the pad into the plane of the space station's orbit. Launch Director Mike Leinbach said law enforcement authorities are predicting up to a half-million spectators for Endeavour's final launching.

"You'll recall for the first launch attempt on that Friday afternoon, the estimate was between 500,000 and 750,000," he said. "So they're not quite expecting that big surge, but it'll still be a heck of a traffic jam after launch."

Weather permitting, of course.

Shuttle weather officer Kathy Winters said stormy weather was expected to pass through the area overnight Saturday, clearing out through the day Sunday. The forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather at launch time Monday, with the only concerns being possibly high crosswinds and low ceilings at the shuttle's emergency runway. A major problem during the first few minutes of flight could force Kelly and Johnson to attempt an emergency return-to-launch-site abort and NASA flight rules require generally clear skies and light crosswinds.

Stormy weather is expected to move through the area again on Tuesday, lowering the odds of a launch to just 40 percent, but conditions are expected to improve to 80 percent "go" on Wednesday.

The primary goals of the 134th shuttle mission are to deliver the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle physics detector to the International Space Station, along with a pallet of critical spare parts and components being stockpiled to protect against failures after the shuttle fleet is retired. Four spacewalks are planned to perform needed maintenance and upgrades.

Assuming an on-time launch, Kelly will guide Endeavour to a docking a the station's forward port around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. The spare parts pallet, known as External Logistics Carrier No. 3, will be attached to the left side of the station's power truss a few hours after docking while AMS will be attached to the right side of the truss the next day.

Endeavour is scheduled to undock from the lab complex around 11:53 p.m. May 29, setting up a landing back at the Kennedy Space Center around 2:32 a.m. on June 1. That same morning, engineers will be hauling the shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad for the shuttle program's 135th and final flight. Launch is currently targeted for the second week in July.

NASA attempted to get Endeavour off the ground April 29, but a presumed short circuit knocked out power to a set of hydraulic system fuel line heaters and the countdown was called off. Engineers believe damaged insulation on a thermostat connector triggered an undetected short circuit during testing last June that blew fuse elements in a power switching circuit used by the heaters in question.

The circuit was not powered up again until the day of launch, when engineers noticed the B-string heaters were not responding as required. The countdown was called off and NASA launched an extensive engineering evaluation.

Playing it safe, the aft load control assembly power distribution box that included the blown fuse elements was replaced, along with thermostats and associated wiring. Extensive tests show the circuitry is working normally and engineers do not anticipate any additional problems with the system.

Engineers discovered the damaged thermostat insulation after reviewing data from last June that showed a previously undetected current spike during a test involving that same thermostat. While they have not been able to conclusively prove the insulation problem caused the short, no other problems have been found that could explain what happened.

"The only piece that's missing is the molten metal you'd see as an arc jumped from the bare wire to whatever ground point it had," Moses said. "But we were actually at the time heating this thermostat up with a heat gun that has a metal tip on it. If we inadvertently managed to touch that metal tip to the wire, it would have melted directly through the insulator, come into direct contact with the wire and shorted without an arc jumping the gap.

"So we postulate that's what happened. You could be a lawyer (and) say that we haven't exactly proven that was exactly it, but in our minds we are good to go and we have no problems expected with this APU heater any more in this count."

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The Washington Post Today's Headlines: Today's Highlights | Politics | Style | Sports | World | Live Discussions | Business

The Washington Post

TODAY'S HEADLINES
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
In La.'s Cajun Country, residents bracing for floodwaters from swollen Mississippi River
BUTTE LAROSE, La. — Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming leaned over a podium and warned the crowd gathered at a volunteer fire station that where they were standing was projected to be swamped by up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding. The crowd let out a collective gasp.
(By Associated Press)

Tax debate causes rifts among Democrats
Democrats are squabbling on whether the party risks going overboard in its embrace of tax increases — a perilous proposition for lawmakers who must face re-election.
(By Peter Wallsten)

Marlins edge Nationals in 11 innings
Omar Infante scores from first on a double by Greg Dobbs in the 11th inning with an acrobatic slide into home to boost visiting Florida.
(By Adam Kilgore)

Gingrich’s opening salvo
Republican Newt Gingrich opened his presidential campaign in Macon, Ga., with a speech in which he called President Obama a “food stamp president.”
(By Philip Rucker)

A sought-after midwife, under investigation
Last week, Karen Carr was convicted of two felonies for her role in the September death of a baby boy she delivered in an Alexandria home. This week, her cellphone keeps ringing with women who want her to deliver their babies.
(By Susan Kinzie and Josh White)

POLITICS
Media empire or White House? Huckabee to announce 2012 plans on his Fox News show
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Mike Huckabee always had an eye for business opportunities. As governor of Arkansas, he churned out books on topics ranging from youth violence to weight loss to supplement his official salary. As a Republican presidential candidate, he ducked off the campaign trail in 2008 at the height of the race to do paid speeches, including one in the Cayman Islands.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Computer error halts immigration lottery
State Department officials said Friday that a computer glitch is forcing them to scrap the results of an annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigrant visas.
( by Ed O'Keefe , The Washington Post)

Pentagon: US has questioned bin Laden's widows arrested after Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan
WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities are using interviews with Osama bin Laden’s wives and video of the assault on his Pakistan compound to piece together details of the raid that killed the terrorist leader.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

AP Sources: Pornography found at Bin Laden compound, unclear who viewed it
WASHINGTON — A sizeable stash of pornography was among the items seized when U.S. Navy SEALs raided the Pakistani hideout of Osama bin Laden, almost two weeks ago, U.S. officials say.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

AP Sources: Pornography found at Bin Laden compound, unclear who viewed it
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. officials say pornography was among the items seized when U.S. Navy SEALs raided the Pakistani hideout of Osama bin Laden almost two weeks ago.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


STYLE
Date Lab
On this week’s blind date, he wants to know more ... but does she?
(, The Washington Post)

Spring Dining Guide 2011
Tom Sietsema checks up on former hits and misses, and an icon or two.
( by Tom Sietsema , The Washington Post)

First Person Singular
Kevin Boggs is a storyteller from Arlington.
(, The Washington Post)

Whatever Happened To
Whatever happened to the pianist who performed in the annual William Kapell International Piano Competition?
(, The Washington Post)

Below the Beltway
Gene vs. the mad hatter
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
D'backs drop fifth straight with 4-3 loss to Dodgers, Saunders remains winless
LOS ANGELES — A couple of mistakes here and there and no early run support kept Joe Saunders winless again.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Toms sets early pace at Players Championship; McDowell, Stricker 2 back; Mickelson out of mix
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

War Pilot wins Hollywood Park feature after 6-month layoff
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — War Pilot defeated Vaundell by 1½ lengths Friday night to win the $58,328 feature at Hollywood Park after a six-month layoff.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Kershaw strikes out season-best 11 in Dodgers' 4-3 win over slumping D'backs
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw gave up consecutive hits to open the game, then became visibly angry after walking opposing pitcher Joe Saunders in the third inning.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Coco Crisp caught stealing at plate, White Sox hold off Athletics 4-3
OAKLAND, Calif. — Out of the corner of his eye, Chicago reliever Matt Thornton saw Coco Crisp breaking for home plate, but the left-hander couldn’t stop his motion without committing a balk.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Egypt's ex-first lady Suzanne Mubarak hospitalized with chest pains after ordered detained
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Suzanne Mubarak, wife of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit after suffering severe chest pains upon hearing the news that she had been ordered detained on corruption allegations.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Indonesian anti-terror squad kills 2 suspects; rice vendor shot during gunbattle
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s anti-terrorism forces killed two suspected militants in a predawn raid in Central Java on Saturday, a police spokesman said.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Worker at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear power plant dies, no radioactive substance found
TOKYO — The operator of Japan’s tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant said a contract worker in his 60s died Saturday after collapsing at the facility’s waste disposal building, adding that his body showed no signs of dangerous levels of radioactivity.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Haiti to swear in musician amid hopes that post-quake reconstruction will finally get started
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Charismatic pop star-turned-president Michel Martelly takes over Haiti on Saturday promising to rebuild its earthquake-devastated capital, develop the long-neglected countryside and build a modern army.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Australia says 32 asylum seekers will be sent to Malaysia, Papua New Guinea or third country
CANBERRA, Australia — A boat load of 32 asylum seekers found in Australian waters will become the first to be sent to Malaysia, Papua New Guinea or another Asia-Pacific country under the government’s contentious new strategy to deter future refugees from making the same journey, an official said on Saturday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Campus Overload Live with Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson answers your questions about college life, on and off campus.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems (Friday, May 20)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

Aaron Schock's revealing photos and more: Dana Milbank Live
Dana Milbank answers your questions about politics and his columns and judges your "Etch-a-Sketch" submissions.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: MIA boyfriend, Comically bad baby names, Betraying someone's confidence, Overly-phone-chatty co-workers and much more
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

The Live Fix with Chris Cillizza: Former Sen. John Ensign's law violation, Mitt Romney, 2012 election and more
Get your Friday Live Fix as Chris Cillizza discusses the Friday Line, the Worst Week in Washington, Congress, the Obama administration and all the latest political news.
(, vForum)


TECHNOLOGY
Facebook accuses another Mark Zuckerberg of fraudulent identity, freezes his account
INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Zuckerberg has his Facebook account back. The other Mark Zuckerberg, that is.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


BUSINESS
Fox parent to post political donations after flap over contribution related to Ohio governor
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The directors of media conglomerate News Corp., the owner of Fox News Channel, have quietly put in place a policy to disclose corporate political donations on the company’s website.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Trustees say Medicare, Social Security finances have worsened; Medicare to be broke by 2024
WASHINGTON — The bad economy is worsening the already-shaky finances of Medicare and Social Security, draining the trust funds supporting them faster than expected and intensifying the need for Congress to shore up the massive benefit programs, the government said Friday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Gingrich says 2012 election is most important since 1860; calls Obama "food stamp" president
MACON, Ga. — Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

D.C. area foreclosures decline
The number of homes that entered foreclosure is down by 56 percent.
( by Dina ElBoghdady and Dan Keating , The Washington Post)

Wife testifies at trial stemming from NY Yankees pitcher's plane crash into high-rise building
NEW YORK — The wife of a New York Yankees pitcher who died when his small plane crashed into an apartment building in 2006 has testified their son keeps his dad’s uniform hanging in his bedroom and talks about him every day.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NYT: Today's Headlines: Top News | Quotation of The Day | Education | Opinion | World | U.S. | Politics | Business .


Today's Headlines



TOP NEWS

Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care

By REED ABELSON
Companies continue to press for higher premiums, saying they need protection against any sudden uptick in demand once people have more money to spend on their health.

Captive Soldiers Tell of Discord in Libyan Army

By C. J. CHIVERS
The soldiers, interviewed at a rebel prison, spoke bitterly of their lot but also chose their words carefully.

Cities Nationwide Heighten Vigilance on Terror

By DON VAN NATTA Jr.
Although there are no known specific or credible threats, counterterrorism operations have increased in case a "lone wolf" or a small group of terrorists attempts a reprisal.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I was delighted when I first saw one in my yard, but when you have a flock of 300, it's a different matter."
DICK HAYDEN, a retiree, on parakeets in the London suburbs.

Education

Audio & Photos: For a Member of the First Black Class, a Second Chance

As one of its first black students in 1956, Burlyce Sherell Logan faced so much resistance at her Texas college that she dropped out. But 50 years later, she re-enrolled.
Opinion
Victory Dance?
Opinionator | The Thread

Victory Dance?

Should President Obama be using the killing of Osama bin Laden as a 2012 campaign selling point?
WORLD

Denying Links to Militants, Pakistan's Spy Chief Denounces U.S. Before Parliament

By JANE PERLEZ
In an unusual, and apparently heated, closed-door session, Pakistan's spy chief denied that Pakistan maintained any links with militant groups, according to lawmakers.

Pornography Is Found in Bin Laden Compound Files, U.S. Officials Say

By SCOTT SHANE
Officials would not say whether there was evidence that Bin Laden or the other men living in the Abbottabad compound had acquired or viewed the material.

Libyan Immigrants Becoming Italian Immigrants

By RACHEL DONADIO
More than 1,000 sub-Saharan Africans and South Asians who had been working in Libya sought refuge in Lampedusa, Italy.
U.S.

Neighbors 1, the Elements 0 (for Now)

By JAMES CARD
Family, friends and even strangers helped an Arkansas man protect his home from a cresting river using a moat and sandbags.

Areas Will Be Flooded to Protect Louisiana Cities

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
A spillway north of Baton Rouge will be opened for only the second time in its history.

Family Quarrel Imperils a Labor Hero's Legacy

By JENNIFER MEDINA
A fight among the descendants of the United Farm Workers' founder Cesar Chavez seems certain to accelerate the decline of a once-powerful movement.
POLITICS

U.S. Scrutinized Ensign, but Senate Dug Deeper

By ERIC LICHTBLAU and ERIC LIPTON
A Senate Ethics Committee report on John Ensign provided further evidence for those who complain that the Justice Department seems skittish about taking on public officials.

Amid Impasse in Peace Negotiations, America's Chief Middle East Envoy Resigns

By STEVEN LEE MYERS
George J. Mitchell Jr. is resigning the same day President Obama is to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

Slow Recovery Worsens Financial State of Medicare

By ROBERT PEAR
The estimates, in the annual report by the Medicare trustees, were immediately swept up into the already inflamed political battle over federal spending, debt and the future of entitlement programs.
BUSINESS

In Shift, Ads Try to Entice Over-55 Set

By BILL CARTER and TANZINA VEGA
After 40 years of catering to younger consumers, advertisers are broadening their focus to older people for demographic and economic reasons.

Former S.E.C. Official Said to Be Subject of Criminal Inquiry

By EDWARD WYATT
Federal criminal authorities are investigating whether a former securities regulator inappropriately represented Allen Stanford, the indicted Texas financier, after leaving the S.E.C.

Recovery Seen in Rising Use of Credit Cards

By CHRISTINE HAUSER
Consumers have been constrained by the housing crisis, a weak job market and high energy prices, but economists now are cautiously forecasting a turnaround in spending.
TECHNOLOGY

Facebook, Foe of Anonymity, Is Forced to Explain a Secret

By MIGUEL HELFT
The social networking site tried to hide the fact that it was behind a campaign to coax reporters and technology experts to write critical stories about Google's Social Circle.

Google Is Said to Have Broken Internal Rules on Drug Ads

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Google is bracing for a settlement over concerns that it displayed ads from online pharmacies that sell counterfeit drugs or do not require a prescription.

3-D Art for All: Ready to Print

By MELENA RYZIK
A Brooklyn company sells consumer-grade 3-D printers and preaches an open-source mantra, empowering artists and creative aspirants.
SPORTS
Red Sox 5, Yankees 4

Vulnerability Shows in a Longtime Rivalry

By DAVE CALDWELL
Kevin Youkilis hit a key home run off Joba Chamberlain to lift the Red Sox over the Yankees for the third time in four games this season.

Two Straight Athletes Combat Homophobia

By JOHN BRANCH
A world-class English rugby star and a three-time college all-American wrestler are some of the world's highest-profile straight athletes speaking out for gay rights.

Footnote in Majors, Sensation in Japan

By BRAD LEFTON
Matt Murton, one of the lesser-known players in a trade that helped the Boston Red Sox win a title, broke an Ichiro Suzuki record in his first Japanese season.
ARTS
Video Game Review

In Galaxy, Less Hype and Finally Real Action

By SETH SCHIESEL
The new Darkspore game from Electronic Arts is a large leap forward in the action-role-playing Spore series.
Media Decoder

Kutcher to Replace Sheen on CBS

By BILL CARTER
Warner Brothers and CBS announced Friday afternoon that Ashton Kutcher has been selected to replace Charlie Sheen on the hit comedy, "Two and a Half Men."

Uniting a Continent Through a Wacky Song Contest

By JACK EWING
Eurovision, the Continental battle of the bands, is often dismissed as tacky but the contest may be just the thing that Europe needs right now.
NEW YORK / REGION

Promoting Peace, Nobel Laureates Square Off, Politely

By RICHARD P‰REZ-PE‘A
Two Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Dalai Lama and Jody Williams, got about as close as such people ever get to actual confrontation at the Newark Peace Education Summit.

Connecticut Unions Agree to $1.6 Billion in Givebacks

By PETER APPLEBOME
Threatened with thousands of layoffs, representatives for state employees agreed to a deal to produce what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has called a balanced budget with pain for everyone.

Donors to G.O.P. Are Backing Gay Marriage Push

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL BARBARO
As gay rights advocates intensify their campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, the bulk of their money is coming from an unexpected source.
TRAVEL

It's a Bear's World in Kodiak, Alaska

By TED O'CALLAHAN
There are many ways to see bears in Alaska. On Kodiak Island you can live amongst them.
Endangered Species

A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Endangered Species

By BRYN NELSON
From New England cottontail rabbits to killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, where to find the rare wildlife near you.
Explorer

An Eden for Rare Birds in Hawaii

By GUSTAVE AXELSON
Vanishing species congregate in Kauai, making it a birder's wonderland.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Pakistan After Bin Laden

The killing of Osama bin Laden shows why the U.S. can't trust Pakistan, and why it can't just walk away.
Editorial

One Year and Many Billions Later

Greece needs more help from Europe - and a smarter bailout this time.
Editorial

The Ensign Investigation, to Be Continued

The Ethics Committee acted responsibly in referring the sordid case of former Senator John Ensign to federal authorities for possible criminal violations.
The City Life

The Andy

By ELEANOR RANDOLPH
Fans of Warhol now have a statue of their man standing in a mini-park, near his former studio at Broadway and 17th.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

A True Finnish Spring

By ANU PARTANEN
A national identity crisis follows an election.
Op-Ed Columnist

Presidential Primary Book Club

By GAIL COLLINS
Our book club reconvenes to have a look at the works of a former Republican speaker of the House.
Op-Ed Columnist

H.I.V. S O S

By CHARLES M. BLOW
It's time to expand the nation's AIDS drug assistance programs.
Op-Ed Contributor

Volunteers and Victims

By JIA TOLENTINO
The Peace Corps botched abuse reports, but it can still change.
ON THIS DAY
On May 14, 1948, the independent state of Israel was proclaimed as British rule in Palestine came to an end.

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May 14, 2011 

BUSINESS DAY


The major indexes fell Friday after some disappointing earnings reports and concerns about Europe’s debt crisis.

MarketWatch: The Week's Top 10 Videos

MarketWatch

Weekly Roundup
MAY 14, 2011

The week's top 10 videos on MarketWatch

By MarketWatch



In case you missed them here are the most popular videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of May 9-13:

Why Apple is going to $2,000

Cody Willard makes his case for Apple at $2,000 and explains why it could be the first $2 trillion company in market cap.
 Watch Video Report.


Retirement makes you stupid, author says

Don't just sit there, embrace the rat race! That's the advice of economist Todd Buchholz in his book "Rush," who says competition makes people smarter and more satisfied and companies more productive. Jonathan Burton has the interview.
 Watch Video Report.


A smartphone the size of a credit card

For its first out-of-the-gate smartphone since acquiring Palm, Hewlett-Packard Co. is starting small. Really small. Katherine Boehret joins digits with her Digital Solution.
 Watch Video Report.


Hasidic newspaper removes Clinton from photo

A Brooklyn newspaper apologizes for removing women from historic White House Situation Room photo, claiming decision was based on religious beliefs.
 Watch Video Report.


How to react to global crises: Be prepared

For investors, there's no way to escape global crises but there are ways to protect your portfolio from them. Veteran money managers at a MarketWatch Investing Insights event share their strategies for preparing for the next black swan.
 Watch Video Report.


Anger over bin Laden's death

Islamic fundamentalists in Gaza protest bin Laden's death; information on another possible hideout within Pakistan.
 Watch Video Report.


Housing markets back in the basement

The U.S. housing market's 1Q 2011 decline was the steepest in three years. Additionally, a Zillow.com survey indicates nearly 30% of borrowers owe more than their homes are worth. Nick Timiraos reports.
 Watch Video Report.


Why investors don't like Microsoft-Skype deal

Shira Ovide visits the Digits show to explain Microsoft's movement on the heels of the MSFT-Skype acquisition announcement.
 Watch Video Report.


Insights into gold, commodities investing

At a MarketWatch Investing Insights live event, money managers point to strengths and weaknesses in gold, silver and other commodities.
 Watch Video Report.


Trading Strategies: Stay in May?

While the temptation to sell in May is strong, there are reasons to stick around: from stocks that ignore the summer doldrums, to those that benefit from America's sports obsessions.
 Watch Video Report.