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Jan 7, 2012

MarketWatch | Weekly Roundup: The week's top 10 videos on MarketWatch


Weekly Roundup
JANUARY 07, 2012

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 Jan. 2-6:

Trading Strategies: Primary concerns

Election season begins this month as the political primaries kick off. Our panel of experts look at what investor's primary concerns should be as presidential politics heat up in 2012.
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Don't risk your retirement in the stock market

Many savers don't realize the risk they're taking in stocks, says Zvi Bodie, author of "Risk Less and Prosper" and finance professor at Boston University. Bodie tells Robert Powell that savers should focus on I-bonds and other low-risk investments.
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New Year's rally fades, oil spikes to 10-month high

The Dow managed to eke out a slight gain as encouraging results from auto makers helped offset euro-zone liquidity concerns. Meanwhile, oil spiked to $103.22 a barrel, the highest since May 10. Paul Vigna has details.
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China's new missiles take aim at U.S. warships

Nathan Hodge reports on a new fleet of Chinese ballistic missiles that can strike warships nearly 2,000 miles offshore and are intended to keep U.S. warships.
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Apple to hold January media event

According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important but event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement. Kara Swisher tells us what we might expect.
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Bull markets past and present: Is the rally over?

Since March 2009, the Dow has surged about 90%. As MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert notes, the latest bull market arguably has run much longer than others in history. And that might suggest it's run its course. Interview with Laura Mandaro.
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How to stop doing dumb things with your money

People tend to forecast the recent past into the future, according to financial planner Carl Richards, who chronicles this and other money mistakes in his book "The Behavior Gap." Andrea Coombes reports.
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$70,000 Apple store robbery

A group of people broke into an Apple store in Arizona stealing more than $70,000 in merchandise.
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Obama appoints CFPB head without Senate OK

Laura Meckler checks in on Mean Street to discuss President Obama's appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the political ramifications of bypassing the Senate's opposition to the move.
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China's low-cost housing boom

Building low-cost housing projects is part of the Chinese government's plan to restructure its housing sector. But some say it's a risky strategy for the already shaky real estate industry.
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NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: Woodford Admits Defeat in Effort to Return to Olympus

January 7, 2012


Michael C. Woodford has ended his proxy fight to return to the company, saying he was unable to garner the support of Olympus’s Japanese institutional investors and creditors.

NYT Morning Business News: A Billionaire Lends Haiti a Hand


A Billionaire Lends Haiti a Hand

Denis O'Brien and his cellphone company, Digicel, are leading a business-centered approach to the redevelopment of a disaster-prone nation.

Wall Street Is Bracing for Dismal 4th Quarter

Investors are about to find out just how bad last year was for the country's biggest financial institutions, which were hit by the European debt crisis and new regulations.

Labor Board Backs Workers on Joint Arbitration Cases

The National Labor Relations Board concluded that a federal law affirming the right of workers to engage in concerted action trumps any agreement barring group claims.