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Sep 3, 2011

MarketWatch Weekly Roundup Top 10 videos

Weekly Roundup
SEPTEMBER 03, 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 Aug. 29-Sept.2:

After bruising August, brace for September

September is the worst month on the calendar for stocks, with losses averaging up to 1.2%, according to Mark Hulbert, who says that after a lousy August there's evidence September comes in worse. Laura Mandaro reports.
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H-P: We're bringing TouchPad back

The H-P TouchPad is dead; long live the TouchPad. Due to unexpected, almost cult-like demand for cheap TouchPads after H-P decided to kill its iPad rival, the company has decided to revive the tablet for a limited time. Ian Sherr and Ina Fried discuss.
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Will DOJ suit kill or delay AT&T-T-Mobile merger?

The Justice Department is suing to block AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile, saying that the combination would hurt competition. Plus: Sprint shares trade up on the news. Tom Catan and Ina Fried discuss.
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Dividend stocks pay rewards

Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager of the Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds, says investors should focus on dividend-paying stocks as global markets grapple with persistent political and economic uncertainty. Jonathan Burton reports.
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How to invest with the pros? Go online

Asheesh Advani, CEO of Covestor, an Internet-based service that pairs individual investors with money managers, says customized market strategies have growing appeal over traditionally broad financial advice. Jonathan Burton reports.
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H-P's 1-year plan

Al Lewis looks back at all the missteps that have led have added up to a disastrous year for Hewlett-Packard.
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Houseboats for rough economic waters

Amid high housing costs and a weak economy, some Bay Area residents are deciding to live full time on boats. So-called live-aboards are attracted by the relative affordability of a home on the water.
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Palin and the presidency

National Review correspondent Robert Costa on whether Sarah Palin will make a late entry into the GOP presidential race.
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New Mexico bets big on space tourism

New Mexico is nearing completion of a $209 million spaceport -- a commercial airport for spacecraft -- in the middle of desolate ranch land. It's meant to be a hub for Virgin Galactic's planned jaunts into suborbital space.
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Who is Alan Krueger?

President Obama may soon have a new economic advisor. Alan Krueger, a Princeton University labor economist who specializes in unemployment, may soon be joining the White House's Council of economic advisers, David Wessel reports.
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The Washington Post Headlines: ‘Top Secret America’: A look at the military’s Joint Special Operations Command

  The Washington Post
‘Top Secret America’: A look at the military’s Joint Special Operations Command
An elite force of U.S. fighters has authority to go beyond what the CIA can do.
(By Dana Priest and William M. Arkin)

Federal government sues banks over Fannie, Freddie losses
The federal government is preparing to sue major banks for billions of dollars in connection with mortgage securities they sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the years preceding the financial crisis, people familiar with the matter said.
(By Brady Dennis, Steven Mufson and Zachary A. Goldfarb)

Twin misses his other half
SECOND IN A SERIES | Inseparable from his twin for 35 years, one man learns how to fill the hole in his life left after the death of his brother in the attack on the Pentagon.
(By Paul Schwartzman)

Tropical Storm Lee forms in the Gulf off La.; Miss. declares state of emergency near coast
NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Lee formed in the waters off Louisiana on Friday, threatening a drenching along much of the Gulf coast over the Labor Day weekend with up to 20 inches of rain in some spots.
(By Associated Press)

U.S. posts no new jobs in Aug.
The worse-than-expected Labor Dept. report suggests that economic recovery is sputtering out.
(By Neil Irwin)

Fighter jet intercepts small plane in restricted airspace near Camp David presidential retreat
WASHINGTON — A fighter jet has intercepted a small civilian airplane in restricted airspace near the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., and escorted it to at an airport in West Virginia.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Returning Tuesday, Congress also stuck on jobs
So far this year, members of Congress have said the words “create jobs” 1,236 times. What they haven’t done is agree on a way to create them.
( by David A. Fahrenthold , The Washington Post)

Some tea partyers declare war on Romney
Some in the tea party are waging an all-out war to make sure the former Massachusetts governor does not win the Republican nomination.
( by Amy Gardner , The Washington Post)

Romney’s immigration policy different than Perry’s
The former Mass. governor used a speech in Florida to draw a new contrast with his chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination over the politically toxic issue of immigration.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Perry’s campaign team has tenure
Texas Gov. Rick Perry named eight key members to his presidential campaign staff. All of them have spent years with Perry.
( by Philip Rucker , The Washington Post)

Pentagon Memorial offers lesson for the living
The memorial honoring the lives lost there pushes visitors to work to figure it out — and how to relate to it.
( by Manuel Roig-Franzia , The Washington Post)

Hax readers dish advice
Their take on pets as children, infidelity and problem drinking.
(, The Washington Post)

Getting your finances in order
Farnoosh Torabi, a New York-based personal finance expert, offers tips for successful money management.
(, The Washington Post)

D.C. exhibits remember 9/11
The National Museum of American History and the Newseum have displays reflecting on the terrorist attacks.
( by Jacqueline Trescott , The Washington Post)

Photography review: ‘Structure of Spirit, Design of the Heart’
Architectural photographer Kenneth Wyman reinvents D.C. residences, monuments and cityscapes in an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects.
( by Danielle O’Steen Special to the Washington Post , The Washington Post)

Marlins manager McKeon blasts slumping team after 5-3 loss to Phillies 5-3
MIAMI — Combine the squandered chances at the plate and poor control on the mound with the misplays afield, and Jack McKeon’s patience is wearing thin.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Wise hits road and rolls
PRINCE GEORGE’S GAZETTE | Uriah Bethea’s 160 yards paces No. 12 Pumas to 30-7 win over Franklin in I-95 Classic at Morgan State.
( by Terron Hampton , The Washington Post)

Nova wins 11th straight decision, Yankees beat Blue Jays 3-2
NEW YORK — Watching his outfielders range from line to line and even leap above the wall to make several exquisite plays, left Ivan Nova speechless.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Damascus 19, Clarksburg 18
Damascus gets a big defensive stand in overtime to top neighboring Clarksburg.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

Andrew Miller walks 4 in 1 1-3 innings as Red Sox lose to Rangers 10-0
BOSTON — Just when Andrew Miller seemed to have gotten past his control problems, they returned.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

UN chief urges Turkey and Israel to mend relationship for good of Middle East peace process
CANBERRA, Australia — United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Turkey and Israel to mend their relationship for the good of the Middle East peace process after Ankara expelled the Israeli ambassador in the latest fallout over last year’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Typhoon Talas reaches southern Japan, bringing heavy rain; reports of 1 dead, 5 missing
TOKYO — Slow-moving Typhoon Talas dumped heavy rain across a wide swath of Japan on Saturday, reportedly killing one person and leaving five others missing.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Venezuela's Chavez says he 'couldn't be better' after 3rd session of chemotherapy for cancer
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he felt great and playfully boxed for television cameras on Friday as he emerged from his third round of chemotherapy for cancer.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Suspected Gulf Cartel member behind historic split with Zetas killed in northern Mexico
MEXICO CITY — Gunmen killed a leading Gulf Cartel commander who was sought by the U.S. and believed to be behind a split with a rival crime organization that intensified Mexico’s drug violence, authorities said Friday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Chile air force plane crashes with 21 aboard, including popular TV host
SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean air force plane with 21 people aboard, including a popular local television host, crashed Friday near the Juan Fernandez islands in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Ask Boswell
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell will take your questions about baseball, the Redskins, the Wizards and more.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live 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)

Opinion Focus with Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson discusses his recent columns and the latest news in a live Q&A.
(, vForum)

Debt Ceiling drama: Why Jonathan Capehart thinks your voice needs to be heard
In his Post-Partisan blog post today, Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart said that "Folks should be marching on the Capitol" in protest of the way the debt issue is being handled. Do you agree?
(, vForum)

Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron
Gene Weingarten takes polls and chats about his recent columns.
(, vForum)

James Murdoch turns down $6 million bonus over phone hacking scandal in Britain
LOS ANGELES — News Corp.’s 38-year-old heir apparent, James Murdoch, says he’s declining his $6 million bonus for the past fiscal year because of the phone hacking scandal at the British tabloid he oversaw as an executive.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Science pioneer sees innovation as a major casualty of tough times; says China's an exception
CERNOBBIO, Italy — A U.S. biotechnology venture capitalist says China is one of the few countries investing heavily in innovative research.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Pico Dolly: A Diminutive Dolly System For Smaller Cameras

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TechCrunched: News In Under 2:00

( by ,

Eric Schmidt: ‘Steve Jobs Gave The Best Performance By A CEO In 50 Years’

( by ,

Netflix Dilemma: Higher Prices, Less Content
Netflix raised its prices by 60 percent on the same day the company lost 8 percent of its Web content when if failed to renew a contract with Starz.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)

Stocks fall to end week
The 2-percent plunge Friday followed a weak jobs report and a government lawsuit against several big banks over mortgage-backed securities.
( by Brad Plumer , The Washington Post)

Authorities looked at DNA, footprints to determine woman's death at Calif. mansion was suicide
SAN DIEGO — Footprints on a dusty balcony and DNA on a knife, rope and bedposts helped investigators conclude that the death of a woman found hanging naked with her wrists and ankles bound at a historic California mansion was a suicide, authorities said Friday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Greek bailout hits new roadblocks
Amid new doubts about Greece’s economy, international negotiators halted talks until mid-September.
( by Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

U.S. posts no new jobs in Aug.
The worse-than-expected Labor Dept. report suggests that economic recovery is sputtering out.
( by Neil Irwin , The Washington Post)

NYT Tofay's Headlines - Sept. 3, 2011

Today's Headlines


Dismal Jobs Report Puts Policy Makers on the Spot

The unemployment rate stayed constant at 9.1 percent in August, the first time in 11 months that there has been no job growth in the United States.

Obama Administration Abandons Stricter Air-Quality Rules

After intense lobbying by industry, the White House overruled a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a stricter standard for ground-level ozone.

Files Note Close C.I.A. Ties to Qaddafi Spy Unit

Documents at an abandoned office in Tripoli show Libya's cooperation with the C.I.A. and its British equivalent, MI-6, was much more extensive than generally known.
"Somehow we need to get back the president we thought we elected in 2008."
BILL MCKIBBEN, an environmental activist, reacting after President Obama abandoned a plan for stricter air pollution guidelines.


Interactive Feature: Oahu's Windward Side

A quieter world away from Honolulu.
Pre-Emptive Moves
Opinionator | The Thread

Pre-Emptive Moves

A cross-party squabble over the scheduling of the president's next speech turned out to be no small matter.

E.U. Bans Syrian Oil as Protests Continue

The European Union escalated pressure on Syria's government Friday by banning all oil imports in response to its violent suppression of the nearly six-month uprising.

Protesters in Yemen Vow to Stay on Streets

Antigovernment gatherings after Friday Prayer have drawn thousands to the streets of the capital, Sana.

In Libya, Former Enemy Is Recast in Role of Ally

Abdel Hakim Belhaj, in charge of the military committee responsible for keeping order in Tripoli, says he was tortured by C.I.A. agents in his former life as emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Battered Vermont Looks First to Its Roads

Officials determined that many roads and bridges must be repaired before heavy equipment can come in to do other crucial rebuilding work.

Rain From Gulf Storm Expected to Cause Flooding

The slow-moving storm, which is not expected to become a hurricane, has gathered moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

Perry's Blunt Views in Books Get New Scrutiny as He Joins Race

When Rick Perry, the governor of Texas and a presidential hopeful, debates his rivals, his assertions on climate change, Social Security and health care could put him to the test.

E-Mails Show Three Officials Were Informed of Gun Inquiry

Details about the tactics of Operation Fast and Furious were not discussed in the messages.

Federal Regulators Sue Big Banks Over Mortgages

The action is part of a growing attempt to force banks to pay billions of dollars for helping stoke the housing bubble.

Nearly Out of Tricks, Fed May Pare Longer Rates

The dispiriting employment report again turned eyes toward the Fed. But it was unclear if the economy's problems were amenable to further monetary salves.

Fiat's Retro Return

A remake of the postwar Fiat will have to get Americans to forget the low quality of its first incarnation on these shores. So far, it's working.

New Urgency in the Battle for Stimulus

President Obama and Congress on Friday each confronted increasing pressure to shift their focus to job creation.

Wall St. Tumbles After Bleak Jobs Report

The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 2.2 percent after the government reported no job growth in August.

AT&T Plans to Woo U.S. And Fight It

AT&T has vowed to do battle with the Justice Department in court while it tries to cozy up to antitrust regulators by agreeing to shed assets and submit to monitoring.
Bits Blog

AOL Says Arrington No Longer Works at TechCrunch

A day after Michael Arrington, the TechCrunch blogger, introduced a venture capital fund, AOL said his editorial role was over. Mr. Arrington says that he is confused by AOL's back-and-forth.

Group Says It Has New Evidence of Cisco's Misdeeds in China

An advocacy group says it has documents suggesting that Cisco Systems tailored its technology to help China in apprehending members of Falun Gong.

Priest Officiates Play From Above

By day, Father Paul Arinze works for the Diocese of Madison, Wis. At tournaments, he trades his altar for the umpire's chair.

With Win, Young Provides Delayed Glimpse of Future

Donald Young, once hailed as the future of American tennis, beat 14th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at the United States Open.

Going to the Mat for Ohio State

Those who know Luke Fickell, who took over the Ohio State football team after Jim Tressel's departure, say he will approach this season the only way he knows - straight on, without blinking.
Critic's Notebook

Amid the Memorials, Ambiguity and Ambivalence

An impulse of self-blame runs through many cultural commemorations of 9/11.

Struggling to Keep Up With Those Mormons

While "The Book of Mormon" sets records, lesser-known musicals are seeking ways to draw an audience.
Critic's Notebook

Brian Dennehy as a Troublemaker, Times Two

Brian Dennehy is appearing in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and Harold Pinter's "Homecoming" at this summer's Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Bloomberg Is Chastised Over Silence on Deputy

New York City's mayor was hit with criticism as he continued to duck questions about Stephen Goldsmith's departure.

Brooklyn Special Election Could Upset Politics as Usual

A 54th Assembly District race, whose three candidates are all Democrats, is upending decades of uneasy political peace.

Where Storm Takes Food Off Tables

Greenmarkets like Union Square's are expected to suffer as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo said damaged 140,000 acres of New York farmland.

My Kailua

A native son returns to the windward side of Oahu, a greener, quieter world away from Honolulu.

36 Hours on the Mendocino Coast

What makes this stretch of small towns, hamlets and coastal ridges so alluring is its profound natural beauty and fierce independence.
Practical Traveler

Elite for a Day, in Coach, for a Fee

How to be treated like a V.I.P., even if you're flying coach.

The Truth Behind Stop-and-Frisk

A court needs to take a very hard look at this police tactic.

Turkey, Israel and the Flotilla

A United Nations report on the 2010 attack of a ship bound for Gaza should have been a chance for reconciliation. Instead, both sides dug in their heels.

A Bad Call on Ozone

President Obama's decision not to proceed with stronger air-quality standards governing ozone is a setback for public health and the environment.
Op-Ed Contributor

When Doctors Become Patients

When it comes to their own health, doctors are as irrational as everyone else.
Op-Ed Columnist

In Honor of Teachers

To get our best and brightest to teach, we need to stop maligning the profession and start showing it some respect.
Op-Ed Contributors

On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan

Political leaders must recognize that we cannot progress either by ignoring race or focusing exclusively on it.
On Sept. 3, 1976, the unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.