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Jun 4, 2011

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

Weekly Roundup
JUNE 04, 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 May 30-June3:

How to play the end of quantitative easing

Trading Strategies looks at how investors should position themselves for the end of quantitative easing.
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Investors aren't worried enough

Mark Hulbert tells Laura Mandaro investors aren't worried enough yet.
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What P/E ratios say about stock market's next move

Are stocks heading for a further decline? Mark Hulbert says investors can glean some clues by looking at the price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 in relation to its historical average. Interview with Laura Mandaro.
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Dump the dollar

U.S. economic policy is debasing the dollar, says Axel Merk, manager of the Merk Hard Currency Fund. He tells investors to avoid the greenback and focus instead on countries with strong currencies, such as Sweden and Canada.
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Samsung talks tablets

Samsung plans more tablets despite ongoing legal battles with Apple, and Computex, Asia's answer to Las Vegas's Consumer Electronics Show, starts this week, with Acer and Intel expected to make a splash. Andrew LaVallee and Jake Lee discuss.
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Windows 8 demo

Three years after unveiling Windows 7, Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky is back to show off a new version of Windows that's responsive to the growing popularity of tablet PCs and the advent of the cloud.
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Flash war is over, Adobe CEO says

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen says the argument with Apple over supporting its Flash software on the iPad and iPhone devices is over. "It's an argument that the press likes to continue bringing up," he said in a conversation with Walt Mossberg.
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Southwest no longer a discount airline

Has "discount" carrier Southwest become just another big airline? It is now the most expensive airline in the U.S. on a cost-per-mile basis. Scott McCartney discusses how it is bumping up fares.
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Transparency, Apple's one more thing

With the company actually announcing what will be shown at its developers' conference next week, are we getting a taste of the new Apple? Rex Crum reports.
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Banks hit roadblocks to foreclosures

Banks trying to foreclose on homeowners are hitting another roadblock, as some delinquent borrowers are successfully arguing that their mortgage companies can't prove they own the loans. Nick Timiraos joins the Markets Hub to discuss.
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MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: The week's 10 best Personal Finance stories

Personal Finance Daily
JUNE 04, 2011

The week's 10 best Personal Finance stories

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of May 31-June 3:

Top 10 cities in the U.S. to find a job: Monster

Friday's jobs data showed a labor market that's still struggling, but prospects are brighter for job seekers in some areas, according to new data from
Read more: Top 10 cities in the U.S. to find a job.

How to invest in the social-networking IPO boom

Call it a wave or a bubble, investors' enthusiasm for LinkedIn's recent IPO and the expected offerings of Facebook, Twitter, Groupon and other social-networking companies harks back to the frenzy over dot-com start-ups in the late 1990s. Is it different this time?
Read more: How to invest in the social-networking IPO boom.

Say goodbye to the office cubicle

Companies are increasingly creating offices where workers can be more productive and collaborative, where ever-important natural light shines on the masses and people are generally happier to go to work.
Read more: Say goodbye to the office cubicle.

Doctors stick patients with paperwork fees

Need a doctor to fill out a health form for your child's summer camp, school or day care? It may cost you extra.
Read more: Doctors stick patients with paperwork fees.

What to do with your 401(k) if you leave your job

If you quit your job, get laid off or retire, what should you do with your 401(k) savings? You've got a few choices, including just leaving it where it is.
Read more: What to do with your 401(k) if you leave your job.

5 money moves one U.S. bond bull is making now

The world according to David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Toronto-based investment manager Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., features higher bond prices, low interest rates and $3,000 gold.
Read more: 5 money moves one U.S. bond bull is making now.

Treating Medicare's ills — and yours

There is plenty that current and future Medicare beneficiaries can do now and in the future to make sure they have adequate health-care coverage after age 65.
Read more: Treating Medicare's ills — and yours.

The best ETFs for dollar bulls or bears

Suddenly, after a nearly uninterrupted, decade long decline, the U.S. dollar seems to have changed course. Recent technical action and fundamental changes could well reverse that 10-year slide and offer investors in exchange-traded funds a chance for profits if the "almighty dollar" becomes mighty again.
Read more: The best ETFs for dollar bulls or bears.

Reverse mortgages affect benefits

Lew Sichelman answers readers' questions on how reverse mortgages can impact Medicaid benefits and qualifications, and also on what mortgage servicers can do to change reverse-mortgage payments.
Read more: Reverse mortgages affect benefits.

5 market signs to follow before buying junk bonds

As a rally in junk bonds extends into its third year, fund managers and financial advisers are warning investors to exercise extra caution before buying in.
Read more: 5 market signs to follow before buying junk bonds.

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

The Washington Post

Economic news breaks Obama’s momentum
Just as things seemed to be swinging in his favor, a weak jobs report and a renewed drop in housing prices presented challenges to President Obama’s reelection bid.
(By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Peter Wallsten)

John Edwards indicted on campaign finance charges
Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards was indicted Friday on federal campaign finance charges for allegedly using campaign donations to conceal an extramarital affair while he was running for the White House.
(By Jerry Markon)

A bushel of Pinocchios for Palin
FACT CHECKER | In a Fox News interview, Palin made one misstatement after another.
(By Glenn Kessler)

D.C. officer charged with murder after woman, baby found dead in Pr. George’s
A D.C. police officer has been charged with murder after police found a woman and her one-year-old child dead in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George’s County, according to law enforcement sources and online court records.
(By Paul Duggan and Clarence Williams)

Can a Mormon win over GOP evangelicals?
With two Mormons potentially in the race, Republicans face possible strains with their conservative Christian base.
(By Karen Tumulty)

With evangelicals' votes up for grabs, GOP hopefuls make their case to religious right
WASHINGTON — A Washington gathering of religious conservatives this weekend did something a South Carolina Republican debate and a well-publicized forum in New Hampshire couldn’t do a few weeks ago.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

John Edwards indicted on campaign finance charges
Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards was indicted Friday on federal campaign finance charges for allegedly using campaign donations to conceal an extramarital affair while he was running for the White House.
( by Jerry Markon , The Washington Post)

John Edwards’s potential left unfulfilled
Regardless of the outcome of John Edwards’s legal case, it’s clear that what could have been an extraordinary American success story has been irrevocably undone.
( by Manuel Roig-Franzia , The Washington Post)

Ex-Sen. Allen tells group he was "wrong" to single out volunteer of Indian ancestry in '06
WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Sen. George Allen is again saying that he regrets using the term “macaca” to refer to a Democratic campaign volunteer of Indian ancestry in 2006.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

With fiscal problems at fore, GOP leaders try to keep social conservatives engaged
WASHINGTON — In an election season driven by economic worries, Republican leaders are trying to keep Christian conservatives excited and involved by blurring the line between religious/social issues and low-tax crusades — a divide that has helped shape past GOP primaries.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Ask Amy: This family outing is no picnic
Her planning for a pre-wedding get-together for both families was going along great until her sister threatened to boycott the party if her boyfriend’s gay brother and his longtime partner attended.
(, Tribune Media Service)

What helps a relationship endure?
With another relationship feeling like it’s on life support, a reader asks: What makes for a lasting bond?
(, The Washington Post)

Site offers low-stress encounters for making friends
Grub With Us brings groups of 20- and 30-somethings together for low-key, friend-making dinners at local restaurants.
( by Erin Williams , The Washington Post)

Shakespeare’s First Folio on display
“Fame, Fortune, and Theft: The Shakespeare First Folio” at the Folger Shakespeare Library has the world’s largest collection of the 1623 book.
( by Neely Tucker , The Washington Post)

A brilliant ‘Don Quixote’
The Ballet Nacional de Cuba’s “Don Quixote” at the Kennedy Center Opera House is a satisfying production with strong, masterful dancing.
( by Sarah Kaufman , The Washington Post)

Gilbert Brown tries to forget about NCAA tourney miss as he looks ahead to NBA future
INDIANAPOLIS — Gilbert Brown made the big shots look routine in college. It’s the one he missed that will be remembered in Pittsburgh.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Vancouver Canucks built their high-scoring offense on a sturdy base of 9 defensemen
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Kevin Bieksa knows he’ll probably be without his usual partner in the Vancouver Canucks’ top defensive pairing for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Friday's Sports In Brief
PARIS — Novak Djokovic’s perfect season and 43-match winning streak were ended by Roger Federer in the semifinals at Roland Garros. The 16-time Grand Slam champion beat the second-seeded Serb 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) Friday and will face Rafael Nadal in the final for the fourth time in six years.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NFL, players land back in court to argue over lockout as clock ticks on 2011 season
ST. LOUIS — Attorneys on both sides of the NFL’s bitter labor fight were back in the courtroom as the league’s work stoppage dragged on with no sign of a deal to save the 2011 season.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Homecoming, sort of: A Dallas native, Bosh says returning for NBA finals will be all business
DALLAS — The first time Chris Bosh returned to Dallas as an NBA player in 2003, he needed 175 tickets for family and friends.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Political drama erupts in India as charismatic yoga guru tries his hand at politics
NEW DELHI — For years, the wildly energetic man with the cascade of black hair has contorted his body through a series of complex yoga poses, drawing millions of people across India to gather in front of their televisions to follow his every move.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Rights group raises Friday's death toll in Syria to 63, authorities restore Internet
BEIRUT — A Syrian human rights activist has raised Friday’s death toll among protesters to 63, most of them killed after troops opened fire on crowds in the central city of Hama.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Pope backs Croatia's EU bid but says he understands skeptics of EU's 'centralized bureaucracy'
ZAGREB, Croatia — Pope Benedict XVI gave strong backing to Croatia’s bid to join the European Union as he arrived in the Balkan country Saturday, but he said he understands those skeptics who fear the EU’s “overly strong centralized bureaucracy.”
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

5 top Yemeni officials injured in rocket attack on palace in Saudi Arabia for treatment
SANAA, Yemen — Five top members of the government were sent to Saudi Arabia for treatment of wounds they suffered in a rebel rocket attack on the presidential palace, the official government news agency reported Saturday. President Ali Abdullah Saleh was slightly injured.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Man drives a truck through Egyptian checkpoint in Sinai, killing 3 soldiers
EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian security officials say a truck driver drove through a checkpoint in this northern Sinai city, killing three soldiers and badly injuring a fourth as they slept in their tent.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Recovering from the 2011 Post Hunt
The Washington Post Hunt is a game of brainteasers, humor, puzzles and family fun dreamed up by Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten and Tom Shroder. The 2011 Post Hunt is set for June 5 in downtown Washington, D.C.
(, vForum)

Outlook: Are 'SlutWalk' protests the future of feminism?
Author Jessica Valenti will be online Monday June 6 at 2 p.m. ET to chat about her recent Outlook piece "SlutWalks and the future of feminism."
(, vForum)

The 2011 Post Hunt: Are you ready?
The Washington Post Hunt is a game of brainteasers, humor, puzzles and family fun dreamed up by Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten and Tom Shroder. The 2011 Post Hunt is set for June 5 in downtown Washington, D.C.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems (Thursday, June 9)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

Over-harrumphing, pregnant teens, quadruple weddings, and more: Carolyn Hax Live
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

New hack leaves experts wondering at Sony's cybersecurity, customers angered by lack of info
LONDON — Another massive data breach at Sony has left hackers exulting, customers steaming and security experts questioning why basic fixes haven’t been made to the company’s stricken cybersecurity program.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

White-Hot Flickr Alternative 500px Raises 525K In Series A

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Summary Box: Report finds Internet users worry about snooping companies
BIG BROTHER VS. BIG BUSINESS: A new survey found that nearly half of Internet-connected Americans age 16 and older worry about businesses checking what they do online. By comparison, 38 percent worry about the government doing so.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Forget Google, DoJ Fears Apple Gaining Nortel’s “Stockpile Of Nuclear Weapons” — Here’s Why

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Venture Crapital Lets You Play The Tech Bubble As A Video Game

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British Apache, French helicopters bomb Gaddafi targets
British Apache and French attack helicopters struck targets for the first time in NATO’s campaign in Libya, hitting Moammar Gaddafi’s troops early Saturday in several locations, including near a key coastal oil city, the alliance said.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Crippled Japan nuclear plant gets tanks for storing radioactive water threatening to overflow
TOKYO — Tanks for storing radioactive water were on their way Saturday to the crippled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan where reactor cores melted after the massive earthquake and tsunami.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Mexico’s challenge to the IMF
Central bank chief has made sure there’s competition for the job vacated by Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
( by William Booth and Howard Schneider in MEXICO CITY , The Washington Post)

Economic news breaks Obama’s momentum
Just as things seemed to be swinging in his favor, a weak jobs report and a renewed drop in housing prices presented challenges to President Obama’s reelection bid.
( by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Peter Wallsten , The Washington Post)

Greek, European officials agree on cuts
Greece will speed its sale of state-owned assets and cut billions of dollars more from its budget.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

NYT Today's Headlines: Top News | Quotation Of The Day | World video Opinion | World | U.S. | Business | Technology | Sports | Arts | New York/ Region | Travel | Editorials | OP -ED | On This Day

Today's Headlines


Hiring in U.S. Slowed in May With 54,000 Jobs Added

The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent, raising concerns once again about the underlying strength of the economic recovery.

Mourning a Boy, Crowds in Syria Defy Crackdown

The crowds protesting the authoritarian rule of President Bashar al-Assad appeared fueled in part by anger about the torture and killing of a 13-year-old boy.

Edwards Charged With Election Finance Fraud

The former senator is accused of conspiring to cover up an affair by "secretly obtaining," misreporting and misusing contributions.
"The economy clearly just hit a brick wall."
PAUL ASHWORTH, chief United States economist at Capital Economics.


Video: Venezuela's Prison Paradise

On the outside, the San Antonio prison on Margarita Island looks like any other Venezuelan penitentiary. But venture inside and you'll see how far the rabbit hole goes.
Op-Ed Contributor

When Teachers Talk Out of School

Such teachers have become minor Internet celebrities, lauded by their fans for exposing students' insolent manners and desultory work habits. But they should not be defended.

Yemeni President Wounded in Palace Attack

It was the first time that President Ali Abdullah Saleh had been the target of an attack during months of political turmoil.

Suicide Bombers Attack a Mosque and a Hospital in Iraqi City

In Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, an imam and several local government officials are among 19 people killed in the attacks.
Saturday Profile

Rebel Libya Finance Chief Hunts for Funds and Hope

For hours last Sunday, the rebel finance minister, Ali Tarhouni, fielded requests and juggled crises during a dash of a day.

Between Young and Old, a Political Collision

In a rapidly aging suburb of Denver, younger voters are championing cuts in spending, while older ones want to retain the services they counted on for their retirement.

Using Legacy of Watergate, John Dean to Teach Ethics

The half-day program focuses on when Mr. Dean's involvement in obstruction of justice began.

In Alabama, a Harsh Bill for Residents Here Illegally

A bill the governor is expected to sign resembles a law that stirred controversy in Arizona last year, but is stricter. Opponents immediately declared it unconstitutional.

House Rebukes Obama for Continuing Libyan Mission Without Its Consent

The resolution, which passed 268 to 145, has no practical effect, but it underscored the anger in Congress over being bypassed by the president.

Settlements End Suits Over Raids By Officials

The suits were against law enforcement agencies that raided several St. Paul, Minn., buildings in advance of the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Shouts of 'Fore!' and Budget Talks

A golf outing between President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner comes as the White House and House Republicans are working on an agreement regarding spending cuts.
News Analysis

War of Ideas on U.S. Budget Overshadows Job Struggle

A run of disappointing economic data is emboldening Congressional Republicans in their standoff with the White House over the best way to encourage growth.

Stolen Data Is Tracked to Hacking at Lockheed

Lockheed's finding heightened concerns that other companies or government agencies that use SecurID tokens could be vulnerable.

A Stream of Postcards, Shot by Phone

Instagram and other mobile photo-sharing applications are attracting investors and millions of users.

Hacking of White House E-Mail Affected Diverse Departments

The computer phishing attack that Google says originated in China aimed at officials who worked in areas not limited to those of particular interest to the Chinese government.

E-Mail Fraud Hides Behind Friendly Face

The Gmail attacks Google disclosed used a rapidly proliferating form of e-mail fraud called spear phishing to steal passwords and monitor accounts.

Groupon Plans I.P.O. With $30 Billion Valuation

The social buying site Groupon filed to go public, with plans to raise an estimated $750 million.
Braves 6, Mets 3

Mets' Day Starts With Bad News, and Gets Worse With Latest Collapse

A costly error at shortstop by Jose Reyes in the eighth turned the game abruptly, erased the Mets' one-run lead and helped the Braves to a victory.
Angels 3, Yankees 2

Despite Nova's Solid Performance, Yankees Stumble Against Angels

The Yankees' four-game winning streak ended at Angel Stadium despite an encouraging performance by Ivan Nova, who overcame a few shaky innings to work into the seventh.

Spanish Players Deflect Questions on Rivalries

A month after Barcelona eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League, and a week after it beat Manchester United to win the tournament, rivalry is never far from the discussion.

Selling J. R., Lock, Stock and Swagger

Larry Hagman is selling his stash of memorabilia and estate items, many from his days on "Dallas."

James Arness, Marshal on 'Gunsmoke,' Dies at 88

Mr. Arness burnished the legend of America's epic West as the laconic peacemaker of Dodge City on one of the longest-running dramatic series in television history.
Television Review | 'So Random!'

Show Within a Show Gets Its Own Shot

The new Disney show "So Random!" takes the show within "Sonny With a Chance" and puts it center stage.

Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Strike Deal on New Ethics Rules

The agreement would force lawmakers to disclose the names of clients who do business with the state and allow prosecutors to strip pensions from elected officials convicted of felonies.

City Report Finds No Work Slowdown in Blizzard Cleanup

An investigation rejects a councilman's claims that New York City sanitation workers had intentionally slowed efforts to clear the snow last December.

As Styles of Handball Clash, Two High-School Stars Are Disqualified

Josh and Raquel Garcia were disqualified from the New York City high school handball tournament because they had entered a competition that awarded cash prizes.

White Nights of St. Petersburg, Russia

After seven months of winter, come 80 nights when the sun barely sets and celebrations grip the city.

36 Hours in Stockholm

During the long days of summer, Stockholm moves outdoors, an easy feat since water and parkland make up nearly two-thirds of the city.
Practical Traveler

Expanding Hotel Loyalty Rewards

For travelers who look beyond big-brand hotel chains, some boutique and independent hotels have joined together to offer loyalty programs with perks that reflect personalized services.

How a Democracy Works

President Obama has the authority to start fixing immigration, if only he would use it.

President Assad's Bloody Hands

The Security Council needs to do its job and condemn the brutality and impose sanctions.

Give Me the Permits, or Else

With the finesse of a shakedown artist, Senator David Vitter said he will block a salary increase for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar until he approves more deepwater drilling permits.

What Do You See on Your Plate Today?

The new dinner-plate icon that is replacing the food pyramid offers a simple, clear reminder about how we should be eating.
Op-Ed Columnist

False Choices

Republicans have taken an untenable position on taxation that threatens to push us to the brink of default.
Op-Ed Columnist

Why Khodorkovsky Matters

Mikhail Khodorkovsky's fate is a powerful illustration of Russia's biggest problem: the contempt the country's rulers have for the rule of law.
Op-Ed Contributor

Ghosts of Guatemala's Past

The United States overthrew Guatemala's democratically-elected leader in 1954. The time has come to make amends.
On June 4, 1989, Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square in Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement; hundreds - possibly thousands - of people died.