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Oct 29, 2011

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: The Week's Top Ten Videos Oct. 24 - 28


MarketWatch

Weekly Roundup
OCTOBER 29, 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 Oct. 24-28:

After great October, what of market in November?

Major indexes post double-digit gains this month, but there's no reason to expect a better than average November, with month-to-month returns looking random in the historical record, Mark Hulbert tells Laura Mandaro.
 Watch Video Report.


The 1% wild ride

Robert Frank discusses the losses suffered by what he terms the "High-Beta Rich" over the past several years.
 Watch Video Report.


Netflix shares fall as subscribers bail

Shares of the video rental service Netflix fell sharply in after-hours trade Monday following the company's third quarter earnings report, which said subscribers ditched the service at a rapid clip in October. Stacey Delo talks to Dan Gallagher.
 Watch Video Report.


Gold and stocks return to historical trading form

When the predominant concern of the market is inflation, then gold and stocks move inversely, but when concerns crop up about deflation and the slumping economy, gold and stocks move in tandem, Mark Hulbert tells Laura Mandaro.
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Apple releases Jobs memorial video

Apple Inc. posted a video on its website Sunday of last week's employee memorial for co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in early October after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer.
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What would an Apple television look like

Before he passed away earlier this month, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson that he had finally conceived of a way to build the integrated television set the company has long been rumored to be working on.
 Watch Video Report.


Yahoo attracts more potential suitors

The discussions between Google and private-equity firms are the latest indications of growing deal activity around Yahoo. Amir Efrati has details.
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Is Europe on the brink?

Thorold Barker discusses European leaders postponing Wednesday's planned resolution on a rescue plan for ailing euro-zone economies.
 Watch Video Report.


Countdown to LinkedIn share sale

Nov. 21 is when social-networking site LinkedIn Corp.'s employees can begin selling their stock, and Silicon Valley businesses are gearing up to steer the wealth their way. Shayndi Raice has the story.
 Watch Video Report.


Atlanta, Oakland police crack down on protestors

Police shut down Occupy movements in Atlanta and Oakland. Timothy Martin on The News Hub looks at what led to the crackdowns, and the implications for other Occupy movements.
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The Washington Post Today's Headlines | Highlights: Obama pushes bite-size initiatives ahead of 2012 election

The Washington Post
TODAY'S HEADLINES
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Obama pushes bite-size initiatives ahead of 2012 election
The plan-a-day strategy marks a new approach and is designed to contrast Obama’s swift unilateral actions with the failure of Congress to pass his jobs bill. But it also evokes another campaign: the Clinton reelection in 1996.
(By Anne E. Kornblut)

Energy Dept. loans under review
Probe ordered after GOP vows to subpoena White House records relating to the bankruptcy of Solyndra.
(By Scott Wilson)

Cardinals cap improbable run
Starter Chris Carpenter and four relievers stifle the Texas Rangers after a shaky first inning to propel St. Louis to a Game 7 victory and a World Series championship.
(By Dave Sheinin)

Ohio ballot measure raises Democrats’ hopes for 2012
Support for the collective-bargaining rights law for Ohio public employees is falling in the polls, raising Democratic hopes that they will win the swing state in the presidential contest.
(By Michael A. Fletcher)

Syria’s government confident, but country polarized
On the streets of Damascus, appearance of normality masks the fear.
(By Liz Sly)

NATION
In Md., swamp rats’ days are numbered
Wildlife officials in Maryland have been trying for years to eradicate nutria, or swamp rats, which are destroying a Chesapeake Bay marsh. Now, officials have strict orders to kill them all.
( by Darryl Fears , The Washington Post)

Federal advisers endorse testing anthrax vaccine in children
But several critics said such tests would be unethical, unnecessary and dangerous.
( by Rob Stein , The Washington Post)

Cain’s beefs up foreign policy team
Former Navy officer J.D. Gordon is leading the expansion of the campaign’s national security infrastructure, drawing heavily from the think tank he had been developing before Cain brought him on.
(, The Washington Post)

Diversity, cultural networks power innovation
COLUMN | In his latest column, Vivek Wadhwa argues that networks are the power behind innovations.
( by Vivek Wadhwa , The Washington Post)



METRO
Main hall closes at Union Station
The main hall at Union Station closed temporarily Friday after plaster plummeted to the floor and struck a person, authorities said.
( by Martin Weil , The Washington Post)



( by  , The Washington Post)

Tourmobile service to end
After 42 years of service around Washington’s monuments and attractions, Tourmobile will make its final laps on Monday.
( by Erica W. Morrison , The Washington Post)

Behind Lululemon wall: grunts, screams
On the night of the killing at Lululemon Athletica, employees next-door heard grunts, thuds and screams through the wall, they testified.
( by Dan Morse and Michael S. Rosenwald , The Washington Post)

Completed ICC to open next month
The Nov. 22 opening of the 18.8-mile roadway will help settle a long-running debate: Will the toll road alleviate congestion or create more of it?
( by Ashley Halsey III , The Washington Post)


POLITICS
Energy Dept. loans under review
Probe ordered after GOP vows to subpoena White House records relating to the bankruptcy of Solyndra.
( by Scott Wilson , The Washington Post)

Obama bundler connected to company winning $50M loan
Washington-based Perseus says its affiliation with James A. Johnson, a major fundraiser and adviser for Obama’s campaign, played no role in winning the loan.
( by Carol D. Leonnig , The Washington Post)

Obama pushes bite-size initiatives ahead of 2012 election
The plan-a-day strategy marks a new approach and is designed to contrast Obama’s swift unilateral actions with the failure of Congress to pass his jobs bill. But it also evokes another campaign: the Clinton reelection in 1996.
( by Anne E. Kornblut , The Washington Post)

Federal workers struggle with mantra of ‘doing more with less’
What does a leaner government look like in practice?
( by Alicia Mazzara, GovLoops , The Washington Post)

Va. candidate backs ban on sex-selective abortion
If elected, Randy Minchew, a Leesburg Republican running for House of Delegates, says he will push to outlaw the practice, which many characterize as rare in the United States.
( by Laura Vozzella , The Washington Post)


STYLE
It’s not him, it’s her
Her sex drive is in neutral, and she’s wondering how to get things back into gear.
(, The Washington Post)

Moby’s photographs: The familiar and the alien are often one
A new book — “Destroyed” — and a show at the Montserrat House juxtapose photos of lonely hallways and uniform hotel beds with stage-view shots of screaming fans.
( by Maura Judkis , The Washington Post)

Maazel dazzles with NSO
Veteran conductor was masterful in program featuring overture from Berlioz’s “Benvenuto Cellini.” Pianist Simon Trpceski made his debut with the orchestra.
( by Charles T. Downey , The Washington Post)

Getting an ‘A’ for ace concert
The D.C. Youth Orchestra musicians played with dedication and attentiveness to their conductor.
( by Cecelia Porter , The Washington Post)

Halloween, politics not mixing this year
Political gloom has led to a dearth of political costume ideas.
( by Ned Martel , The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Bulldogs edge Wildcats in OT
Fourth-ranked Westfield forces a fumble by No. 2 Centreville in overtime to seal the victory and gain an inside track to a district title and the top seed in the Northern Region playoffs.
( by Paul Tenorio , The Washington Post)

A title drive like none we’ve ever seen
COLUMN | St. Louis’s Game 7 win over the Rangers completed the best long-shot comeback in the sport’s history.
(, The Washington Post)

L. County 43, Heritage 21

( by Matt Brooks , The Washington Post)

Gaithersburg’s Brown sent to hospital
Gaithersburg star Billy Brown was hospitalized during the first quarter of Friday’s 35-0 loss at Quince Orchard due to an irregular heartbeat.
(, The Washington Post)

Friend. Coll. 46, H.D. Woodson 6
Albert Reid rushes for 224 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 11 Friendship Collegiate to a 46-6 romp over H.D. Woodson.
( by James Wagner , The Washington Post)


WORLD
Syria’s government confident, but country polarized
On the streets of Damascus, appearance of normality masks the fear.
( by Liz Sly , The Washington Post)

Egyptian prisoner tortured to death, activists say
The incident was cited as evidence that abuses are continuing at the hands of security forces more than nine months after Egypt’s revolution.
( by Ingy Hassieb , The Washington Post)

British throne becomes gender-neutral
Nations that acknowledge Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch announced male heirs will no longer have precedence over their sisters.
( by Karla Adam , The Washington Post)

Cain’s beefs up foreign policy team
Former Navy officer J.D. Gordon is leading the expansion of the campaign’s national security infrastructure, drawing heavily from the think tank he had been developing before Cain brought him on.
(, The Washington Post)

U.S. troops to begin leaving Kandahar
The U.S. military is planning to start shifting troops to neighboring rural areas, officials say.
( by Joshua Partlow , The Washington Post)


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
Wii U to be shown at E3 2012
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata pointed to the company’s launch of the 3DS as a reason that the company is taking it slow.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Google TV upgrade focuses on content-discovery features
It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything about Google TV, but the platform just got its big promised upgrade to Android 3.1.
( by Nilay Patel , The Washington Post)

As Apple TV rumors build, Google upgrades
Unnamed sources say the Apple television is an inevitability.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

Redbox raises nightly DVD price
Redbox will raise the price of its nightly rentals for DVDs to $1.20 from $1.00.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

HP to focus on Windows tablets
HP will make a second run at the tablet market with Windows 8 slates
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)


EDITORIAL
The Marco Rubio story
Dogged Post reporting on his ‘embellished’ tale.
(, The Washington Post)

Keeping the feds at bay
A new medical malpractice bill smothers states’ rights.
( by Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II , The Washington Post)

An ethics void
The D.C. Council must end ‘pay to play.’
(, The Washington Post)

Camouflaged in public
The private side of very public men.
(, The Washington Post)

Getting Maryland moving
At last, a blueprint for the state’s badly underfunded transportation network.
( by Editorial , The Washington Post)


BUSINESS
The show went on, thanks to a loaned helicopter
Movie stars Ben Stiller and Matthew Broderick needed last-minute transportation between New York and Washington. So former Kennedy Center chairman Stephen Schwarzman swung into action.
(, The Washington Post)

Editor’s note: In the digital age, the revolution is all around us

(, The Washington Post)

Great business for tough times
Tough economy has meant booming business for a firm that keeps foreclosed properties clean and secure.
( by  , The Washington Post)

GOP hopefuls’ tax plans don’t give average Americans anything to be happy about
The “Big Three” GOP tax plans are deeply disappointing when measured against the triumvirate of good tax-policy principles: fairness, simplicity and the ability to raise sufficient revenue.
(, The Washington Post)

A Madoff crime bigger than the Ponzi scheme?
Bernard L. Madoff’s wife was more hurt by his alleged long-running extramarital affair than by his fraud, according to a new book.
( by David S. Hilzenrath , The Washington Post)

NYT Today's Headlines: West Sees Libya as Ripe at Last for Businesses



TOP NEWS

West Sees Libya as Ripe at Last for Businesses

By SCOTT SHANE
Companies from NATO countries hope that gratitude for assistance in the Libyan rebellion will be a factor in awarding contracts.

China Is Asked for Investment in Euro Rescue

By LIZ ALDERMAN and DAVID BARBOZA
Beijing is expected to demand major concessions in any deal, which would be its biggest opportunity to flex its financial muscle in the West.

Beyond 2012 Field, Nuanced G.O.P. Views on Immigrants

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Many freshmen in Congress now support bite-size policy changes rather than a total overhaul, in an effort to redefine the party's increasingly anti-immigration image.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I am troubled by the demonization of immigrants, legal or illegal, in our party. We've got a country that was built on immigrants and immigration, and we've kind of lost sight of that."
REPRESENTATIVE BLAKE FARENTHOLD, Republican of Texas, on shifting attitudes toward immigration.


Arts
From a box on the side of the stalls, right, security guards watched a rehearsal of

Audio & Photos: The Bolshoi Theater Reopens

After six years of renovation and reconstruction, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow reopened.
Opinion
The Cain Enigma
Opinionator | The Thread

The Cain Enigma

For many analysts, the success of Herman Cain defies logic. Could it be that he is not actually a politician?
WORLD

Greek Anger on Debt Agreement Is Focused Especially on Germany

By RACHEL DONADIO
Many Greeks fear a loss of sovereignty and resent the monitoring of the economy that will continue for years.
The Saturday Profile

A Greek Politician Who Pushed Back Against Perks

By SUZANNE DALEY
Colleagues did not immediately embrace the ideas of Hara Kefalidou, but others praised her boldness.

British Monarchy Scraps Rule of Male Succession in New Step to Modernization

By JOHN F. BURNS
The 16 countries that recognize the British monarch as head of state have abolished male precedence in the order of succession.
U.S.

In Florida Battle, Casino Cash vs. Disney Image

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
The state's need for increased revenues puts it at odds with its most powerful company, Disney, which opposes a multibillion-dollar plan for gambling resorts.

Hard Times for Gay Retirement Havens

By DAN FROSCH
Many gay retirement communities around the country, once hailed as havens for the aging Stonewall generation, have either failed to open or fallen on hard times.

College Application Essay as Haiku? For Some, 500 Words Aren't Enough

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
After four years without a word-count limit, the Common Application has imposed one. But students say they don't know what it will mean - longer essays will make it through, but might be judged harshly.
POLITICS

Presidential Candidates? Few Are the 99 Percent

By SHAILA DEWAN
As Occupy Wall Street turns a spotlight on income disparity in America, most of the presidential candidates find themselves on the wealthy side of the divide.

For Cain, Reverse Becomes a Prominent Gear

By TRIP GABRIEL
Increasingly, Herman Cain is becoming known for walking back provocative statements made in a shoot-from-the-hip speaking style.

Leader Picked for Review of U.S. Loans on Energy

By JACKIE CALMES
The White House named Herbert M. Allison Jr. to independently review federal energy loans, as House Republicans announced they would consider subpoenaing records into a loan to Solyndra.
BUSINESS

Cigarettes Are Enlisted to Test Ways of Quitting

By DUFF WILSON
Scientists have been studying the effects of lower-nicotine test cigarettes on smokers in an attempt to get them to quit.
Common Sense

A Spotlight Now Shines on Italy

By JAMES B. STEWART
It is up to Silvio Berlusconi to keep Italy from becoming another Greece and plunging the world into an even more devastating financial crisis.

Selling Pieces of Law Firms to Investors

By JOHN ELIGON
Major retailers in England have begun offering legal services in their stores and online, a practice that may soon be permitted in the United States.
TECHNOLOGY

Animation Gives an Edge to Streaming Services

By AMY CHOZICK
Hulu, the streaming Web site, has found cheaper shows and easy-to-get content in anime and other niche foreign programming.

YouTube Plans to Make Big Bet on New Online Channels

By BRIAN STELTER and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
The unit of Google has said it wants to create an alternative to cable television on the Internet by creating channels featuring comedians, sports stars, musicians and other entertainers.

China Has Homemade Supercomputer Gain

By JOHN MARKOFF
The Sunway system, which can perform about 1,000 trillion calculations per second - a petaflop - will probably rank among the 20 fastest computers in the world.
SPORTS
Cardinals 6, Rangers 2

All the Way Back, the Cardinals Win the World Series

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
The Cardinals, who made the postseason with the fewest wins, 90, of any playoff team, won their 11th World Series title by beating the Rangers in a series that went all seven games.
On Baseball

For DeWitt and Selig, the Game of a Lifetime

By TYLER KEPNER
Two men with decades in baseball, Bud Selig, the game's commissioner, and Bill DeWitt, the St. Louis Cardinals owner, celebrated the most thrilling contest of their lives.

Dark Days for a Team Adrift

By JUDY BATTISTA
The Dolphins' improbable defeat against the Broncos and Tim Tebow was a revealing signpost in the middle of another lost season in Miami.
ARTS

Joy in Russia as a Symbol of the Arts Reopens

By ELLEN BARRY and SOPHIA KISHKOVSKY
As Russia's elite took part in the Bolshoi Theater's opening gala, hundreds waited outside on a cold, miserable night for a glimpse of "Swan Lake" on two large screens.
Critic's Notebook

Live From Moscow: It's Friday Night at the Bolshoi, Friday Morning in New York

By JAMES R. OESTREICH
The Bolshoi Theater celebrated its reopening in Moscow after a huge renovation, with a program seen in an HD broadcast at a theater on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Music Review

Dragon, Dwarfs and Demigod: It Must Be Wagner

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Robert Lepage's production of Wagner's "Siegfried" opened Thursday night at the Metropolitan Opera with strong singing, remarkable playing and a creaky set.
NEW YORK / REGION

Officers Jeer at Arraignment of 16 Colleagues in Ticket-Fixing Investigation

By N. R. KLEINFIELD and JOHN ELIGON
The stunning display of vitriol at a Bronx courthouse by hundreds of off-duty officers raised concerns about the mind-set of the force.

Unsealed Indictments Shed Light on Procedures for Ticket-Fixing by Officers

By AL BAKER and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
The counts are a result of a long-running grand jury investigation into ticket-fixing at the New York Police Department.

Despite Attention to Abuses, Disability Filings at the L.I.R.R. Remain High

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
After revelations of a chronic pattern of abuse of the public benefits system, retirees at the Long Island Rail Road continue to seek, and receive, disability payments.
TRAVEL

A Gothic Tour of Italy

By NINA BURLEIGH
While its food and scenery command devotion, the country's catacombs, skulls and castles offer a tantalizing glimpse into its violent past.

36 Hours in Cape Town

By ELAINE SCIOLINO
With urban revival continuing in parts of the city after the 2010 World Cup, Cape Town is still a place where nature dazzles, and history lingers.
Practical Traveler

Airlines' Holiday Tidings

By MICHELLE HIGGINS
An overview of what to expect at the airport, and some new options to help avoid long lines and luggage fees.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

The Court and the Next President

The makeup of the Supreme Court is an important issue in the presidential race, and it is not being truly addressed.
Editorial

For Their Own Good

The case for vaccinating boys, as well as girls, against a sexually transmitted virus associated with several cancers is getting stronger.
Editorial

Death Row in Pennsylvania

The facts in Pennsylvania's death penalty cases show an abysmal failure of justice and a convincing argument to end the barbaric punishment.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

West Virginia's Palace of Gold

By RAHUL MEHTA
For a child of Indian immigrants, the death of the Hare Krishna leader Swami Bhaktipada brings back memories.
Op-Ed Columnist

America's Exploding Pipe Dream

By CHARLES M. BLOW
Numbers don't lie. The United States gets low scores in a new report on social justice.
Op-Ed Columnist

What the Costumes Reveal

By JOE NOCERA
A New York "foreclosure mill" law firm celebrates Halloween by mocking those who lose their homes.
ON THIS DAY
On Oct. 29, 1929, stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out.