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Sep 10, 2011

MarketWatch Weekly Roudup: The week's Top 10 Videos.


MarketWatch

Weekly Roundup
SEPTEMBER 10, 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 Sept. 5-9:

If you thought August was bad

September's already off to a rocky start in keeping with its historic role as Wall Street's worst month on average, but Trading Strategies looks at a dozen ways to profit in the volatile days ahead.
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Three tech stocks to own in September and beyond

Hilary Kramer, editor of GameChangers Stocks, says investors should own big tech in September and beyond, including Google, Amazon and Apple.
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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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Debt anger imperils both GOP and Democrats

As dark as the political picture is for President Obama, Republicans should be worried too — especially because the summer's messy debt negotiations were such a turn off that incumbents of all stripes are facing anger. Jerry Seib discusses on the News Hub.
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Euro-zone rescues grow less convincing

Each euro-zone rescue launched over the past couple of years has been less convincing. In part, that's because investors and voters are starting to realize the cost and magnitude of lost sovereignty is greater than they'd previously thought.
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Obama gets GOP backlash on payroll tax

The payroll tax cut, which President Obama is pushing to renew, is generating controversy even among conservatives. That's partly because many doubt its effectiveness. Sara Murray has details on the News Hub.
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Amazon tries on new Web design

Amazon has updated the classic design of its Website with something cleaner, lighter and more tablet-friendly, Stu Woo reports.
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Investors: Bank buybacks should go bye-bye

David Reilly explains how the recent slide in bank stocks has made bank stock buybacks far less lucrative for investors than dividends.
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London unveils 9/11 memorial

A sculpture fashioned from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is unveiled by London Mayor Boris Johnson, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Wealthy campers bring hired help to Burning Man

"Radical self-reliance" are the bywords of the Burning Man art festival. But this year, some wealthy attendees are outsourcing the hard stuff -- like driving in the RVs.
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The Washington Post Today's Headlines: Today's Highlights / Politics / Style / Sports / World / Live Discussion / Technology / Business

The Washington Post

TODAY'S HEADLINES


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
N.Y., Washington tighten security amid probe of bomb threat
Federal and local officials tightened security as investigators probed a possible al-Qaeda plot around Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary.
(By Jerry Markon and Greg Miller)

President, Cantor hold events about jobs bill
President takes fight to district of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R), Obama’s chief adversary in the recent debt ceiling crisis.
(By David Nakamura and and Anita Kumar)

Another boulder for supercommittee to roll
The president’s jobs plan may add to the burdens of legislators who already faced a daunting task.
(By Rosalind S. Helderman)

Egyptian protesters break into Israeli embassy; ambassador leaving nation
Israel sought U.S. protection for its embassy after thousands of protesters attacked the building, with several managing to gain entry.
(By Michael Birnbaum and Ingy Hassieb)

The skeptic who was there
NINTH IN A SERIES | She was working at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the day that things stopped making sense.
(By Steve Hendrix)

POLITICS
Medicare head Berwick becomes first program administrator eligible for benefits while serving
WASHINGTON — Officials say Medicare has reached a new milestone: for the first time, it’s headed by someone old enough to receive benefits.
( Associated Press , AP)

On GOP turf, Obama pushes voters to pressure Congress to pass his new jobs initiatives
RICHMOND, Va. — His sleeves rolled up and his finger stabbing the air, President Barack Obama pitched his newly unveiled jobs plan with campaign-style fervor Friday, urging Americans to pressure their lawmakers to pass his $447 billion initiative. “We’re tougher than these times,” he declared. “We are bigger than the smallness of our politics.”
( Associated Press , AP)

House passes bill governing spy agencies, declining some White House requests for more money
WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Friday spelling out policy for the nation’s spy agencies, rejecting White House requests that would have expanded an intelligence community that’s been growing exponentially since Sept. 11, 2001.
( Associated Press , AP)

House, Senate leaders reach deal to avert shutdown of highway, aviation programs
WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs, a key GOP lawmaker said Friday.
( Associated Press , AP)

AP sources: At least 2 suspects in 9/11 anniversary plot believed to be US citizens
WASHINGTON — At least two of the three men involved in a possible al-Qaida plot to pull off an attack coinciding with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 are believed to be U.S. citizens or have U.S. traveling documents, government officials said Friday.
( Associated Press , AP)



STYLE
Turn clutter into cash
Tips for how to clean up at yard sales.
(, The Washington Post)

For Vera Farmiga, directing ‘Higher Ground’ was a test of faith
The versatile actress has plunged right in for her first directorial role.
(, The Washington Post)

Comic Riffs: Profile of Domitille Collardey
Cartoonist Domitille Collardey, one of the artists sharing the Pizza Island studio in Brooklyn, is among those who will be appearing at Small Press Expo in Bethesda this weekend.
(, The Washington Post)

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for curried apple chicken saute
This time of year, my son would gladly eat nothing but applesauce. Especially if he got to pick the apples that went into it.
( Associated Press , AP)

We Are America by Walter Dean Myers
This beautiful picture book for all ages paints the portrait of an imperfect nation, but one whose imperfections make it unique and strong.
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Double vision: Blackhawks acquire F David Toews from Islanders, joins brother in Chicago
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward David Toews (tayvz) from the New York Islanders in exchange for future considerations.
( Associated Press , AP)

Barnstorming independent BYU a big test for No. 24 Texas' rebuilding project
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns passed the first test of their big rebuilding project.
( Associated Press , AP)

French cycling champ Jeannie Longo faces possible suspension for breaking anti-doping rules
PARIS — Former Olympic and world champion cyclist Jeannie Longo will face a disciplinary hearing for allegedly breaking anti-doping rules that require athletes to disclose where they can be located for testing, her lawyer said Friday.
( Associated Press , AP)

No. 6 Stanford crosses country looking for a victory when Cardinal visit downtrodden Duke
DURHAM, N.C. — Andrew Luck and No. 6 Stanford will spend a huge chunk of the weekend on an airplane.
( Associated Press , AP)

First lady Michelle Obama visits US Open as part of campaign against childhood obesity
NEW YORK — First lady Michelle Obama played kid-sized doubles against Serena Williams, clocked a 55-mph serve and even did some hula-hooping in her first visit to the U.S. Open.
( Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Libyan fighters say they're fighting in town of Bani Walid, one of Gadhafi's last bastions
WISHTATA, Libya — Libyan fighters launched a two-pronged assault Friday on one of the last towns to resist the country’s new rulers, clashing with Moammar Gadhafi’s supporters inside Bani Walid as a weeklong standoff dissolved into street-to-street battles, the revolutionary forces said.
( Associated Press , AP)

East Africa leaders promise action on drought but say little about corruption
NAIROBI, Kenya — East African leaders promised Friday to invest in solutions to recurring droughts which have left 13 million people dependent on food aid, but said little about tackling the corruption that activists partly blame for the widespread hunger.
( Associated Press , AP)

Syrian protesters call for international help amid crackdown
BEIRUT — Thousands of Syrian protesters appealed Friday for international help in the face of a bloody government crackdown, marking a fundamental shift in an uprising that has defied bullets, tanks and snipers but has failed to crack the regime of President Bashar Assad.
( Associated Press , AP)

Scientist who visited North Korea nuke sites says Pyongyang may seek to launch 3rd atomic test
VIENNA — A U.S. scientist who visited a secret North Korean nuclear site last year says Pyongyang may seek to launch a third atomic test to enable it to develop a small fissile warhead that can be carried by a missile.
( Associated Press , AP)

UN releases video of North Korean children in hospital it says are badly nourished
ROME — A U.N. food agency on Friday released grim footage of what it described as severely malnourished North Korean children in the country hit by recent flooding.
( Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
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)


TECHNOLOGY
Conan O’Brien: Apple Wants Its Lost iPhone 5 Back [Video]

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

Samsung Responds To More OS Acquisition Rumors: Nope, We’re Not Buying MeeGo Either

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

HP Releases A Faux 3D Scanner For The Masses

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

CityGrid Media Opens Places Database of 15M Local Businesses To Developers

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)


BUSINESS
Grocer Kroger Co. profit, sales up in 2nd quarter, but shopper mood is down
CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. reported Friday that second-quarter profits and sales rose, but the nation’s largest grocery store operator says shoppers are feeling bleaker about the economy.
( Associated Press , AP)

Conan O’Brien: Apple Wants Its Lost iPhone 5 Back [Video]

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

Samsung Responds To More OS Acquisition Rumors: Nope, We’re Not Buying MeeGo Either

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

Former auto chemical company CEO gets 7 to 21 years in NYC in multimillion-dollar stock scheme
NEW YORK — An Ohio lawyer convicted of helping to drive an automotive-chemical company to bankruptcy and loot it of millions of dollars in a stock manipulation scheme was sentenced Friday to seven to 21 years in a New York prison.
( Associated Press , AP)

Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

NYT: Today's Headlines: Latest Business News: U.S. Has Tax Statistics From 10 Swiss Banks-Report


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TOP NEWS

Employers Say Jobs Plan Won't Lead to Hiring Spur

By MOTOKO RICH
The dismal economy is the main reason many companies aren't hiring, and few executives think President Obama's plan will change that.

Pipeline Spills Put Safeguards Under Scrutiny

By DAN FROSCH and JANET ROBERTS
An analysis shows that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is chronically short of inspectors and struggling to safeguard a transport network laced with risks.

Desperate Guatemalans Embrace an 'Iron Fist'

By DAMIEN CAVE
Guatemalans are demanding a strong military to attack the drug cartels head-on - and Sunday's presidential election could be a turning point.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"This will be our last funeral."
JERRY BINGHAM, whose 31-year-old son Mark was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, on the planned burial of unidentified remains.

U.S.

Photographs: A Burial for Victims of Flight 93

The families of 40 passengers and crew members who lost their lives on Flight 93 have struggled to purchase the land and raise the money to memorialize their loved ones in Shanksville, Pa.
Opinion
They Messed With Texas
Opinionator | The Thread

They Messed With Texas

When an audience cheered Rick Perry for Texas' 234 executions in a decade, it touched a national nerve.
WORLD

As an Enemy Retreats, Clans Carve Up Somalia

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
As the Shabab militant Islamist group has been pushed back, the central government has been too weak to fill the power vacuum.

Protest of Thousands in Cairo Turns Violent

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and HEBA AFIFY
Demonstrators tore down a protective wall around the Israeli Embassy, while others defaced the headquarters of the Egyptian Interior Ministry.

Qaddafi Strongholds Are Attacked

By ROD NORDLAND
Libyan rebels attacked Bani Walid and Surt a day before their deadline for those cities' surrender.
U.S.

Hearing Rumors of a Plot, Cities Make Their Security Forces Seen

By ERIC SCHMITT and SCOTT SHANE
Reports of a suspected bomb plot led Washington and New York to elevate their security efforts further.

At a 9/11 Site, a 'Last Funeral'

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
Families will gather in Shanksville, Pa., for a less public memorial to victims of Sept. 11, including a burial of remains in a cemetery at the crash site.
On Religion

A Boy's Bar Mitzvah Lessons Bridge a Cultural Chasm

By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, a partnership between an Arab-American man and a Jewish boy studying for his bar mitzvah stands as an example that ethnic and religious chasms can be breached.
POLITICS

G.O.P. Is Cautious in Jobs Response

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Congressional Republicans are shifting to a more restrained approach as they ponder how to respond to President Obama's jobs plan.

Obama Stumps for Jobs Plan, Calling for 'Action Now'

By MARK LANDLER and JACKIE CALMES
A day after throwing down the gauntlet before Congress, President Obama took his $447 billion jobs plan on the road on Friday, beginning a fall offensive in support of his proposal.

House Freshmen Emerge as G.O.P. Power Brokers

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Four House freshmen from South Carolina have become among the most prominent faces of the anti-Washington movement.
BUSINESS

A Setback for the Euro Zone

By JACK EWING AND NICHOLAS KULISH
The departure of Jürgen Stark, described as the European Central Bank's chief economist, brought the discord over the response to Europe's sovereign debt crisis into full view.

Europe Is Urged to Take Bolder Action on Debt

By LIZ ALDERMAN
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner warned that headwinds from Europe's deepening debt crisis risked exacerbating problems in the United States.

Stronger Cautions Backed on Bone Drugs for Women

By DUFF WILSON
The F.D.A. is expected to issue a revised label in November for bone-building drugs like Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva.
TECHNOLOGY

Where Fashion Gazes at Itself

By KAYLEEN SCHAEFER
Tumblr has become an important image-driven platform to fashion photographers, brands and bloggers, who have made it an integral part of their online lives.
Practical Traveler

Personalizing Your Hotel Search

By MICHELLE HIGGINS
Using tools like interactive maps and photo-based searches, new Web sites allow you to find hotels that fit your specific needs.

Bill Kunkel, an Early Chronicler of Video Games, Dies at 61

By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
Mr. Kunkel helped start the first published gaming column in 1978, and later the first video game magazine.
SPORTS

Embracing the Game, Preparing for Reality

By JOE DRAPE
At Army, football is taken seriously, but military service always comes first for the Black Knights.

Roddick Exits With an Empty Tank

By KAREN CROUSE
Rafael Nadal dominates Andy Roddick in a three-set victory setting up a semifinal matchup with Andy Murray, who beat John Isner.

Titan of Tennis vs. Next Big Thing

By LYNN ZINSER
Caroline Wozniacki, who is ranked No. 1 but has not won a major title, will meet Serena Williams, who has won 13 major championships, in the U.S. Open semifinals.
ARTS
Critic's Notebook

Three Ways to Look Back, None Easy

By ROBERTA SMITH
Very different exhibitions at the School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography and MoMA PS1 together form an unexpectedly illuminating progression.
Music Review

Trinity Church Calls; Composers Respond

By STEVE SMITH
Trinity Church, tied to the World Trade Center attacks by its proximity, presented concerts on Sept. 7 by the Trinity Youth Chorus and on Sept. 8 by the Chiara Quartet.

Magazine Covers on a Topic Known All Too Well

By JEREMY W. PETERS
Magazine editors try to make their covers about the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks distinctive but in good taste.
NEW YORK / REGION

Fearing Loss of Weiner's Seat, Democrats Make a Late Push

By THOMAS KAPLAN and KATE TAYLOR
Panicked Democrats are confronting what seemed impossible two months ago: defeat in the heavily Democratic House district last represented by Anthony D. Weiner.
Crime Scene

Killed on Sept. 11, 2001, but Destined to Be Mourned Only Quietly, Only by a Few

By MICHAEL WILSON
One reason the killing of a Polish immigrant named Henryk Siwiak is a cold case may be that police resources were all but exhausted that day by the terrorist attacks in Manhattan.

Flooding Persists in Southern Tier of New York

By COREY KILGANNON
Areas along the border with Pennsylvania are still dealing with rivers swollen by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
TRAVEL

Snooki Slept Here. So Did I.

By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
There's the reality TV version of "Jersey Shore" and then there's life without the quotation marks - quiet beaches, breezy porches and yes, beer and bikinis.

36 Hours in Bern, Switzerland

By TIM NEVILLE
One of the most relaxed European capitals, Bern is also one of the most beautiful, with arcades and fountains framed by leafy hills.
In Transit Blog

Just Me and My Shadow, Pedaling Toward Chicago

By BRUCE WEBER
The author is in Minnesota, having good luck with the weather; and some answers to commonly asked questions.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

A New Start for Libya

In the post-Qaddafi era, there are encouraging signs of progress amid daunting challenges for the country's new leaders.
Editorial

The Enlightened Rich Want to Be Taxed

Some of the world's wealthiest people recognize that the burden of the economic downturn cannot be borne entirely by the poor and middle class.
Editorial

They Want to Re-up

It is moving to see the idealism of gay veterans who were ousted from the military but want to re-enlist when "don't ask, don't tell" ends.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

Life Is a Game of Doubles

By NIC BROWN
We may prefer watching the drama of singles tennis, but we identify more closely with doubles players.
Op-Ed Columnist

Mr. Banker, Can You Spare a Dime?

By JOE NOCERA
Small businesses need credit more than tax breaks in this dire economy. Three years ago, the taxpayers saved the banks. It's time for the banks to return the favor.
Op-Ed Columnist

And the Good News Is ...

By GAIL COLLINS
Who says there was only depressing news in the headlines this week? You clearly haven't been paying attention!
ON THIS DAY
On Sept. 10, 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who had served in the United States 1st Division during World War I.