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5 hrs ago | FishBowl

Stony Brook Prof Stresses Value of Old-School Journalism

Jon Friedman 's latest Marketwatch column is a good one. In framing what he thinks it still takes to be a good journalist, he laments the fact that many of his Stony Brook journalism students are fixated on the glittery sheen of the boob tube: When I asked my students last semester what they hoped to do in their careers, the majority said they ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter

Falling Housing Prices Are Causing Violent Protests In China

Meanwhile in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, owners unfurled banners to protest a similar cut and clashed with counter-protesters organized by the real-estate company.'

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

What to Buy - and What Not to Buy - on Labor Day

Labor Day is one of the big sales events of the year, but what should you buy and, more importantly, what should you skip? MarketWatch's Catey Hill offers tips on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero.

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U.S. second quarter looks good in the rearview mirror

A look in the rearview mirror at how the economy performed in the second quarter is likely to confirm the surge in U.S. growth late in the spring.

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Zara pulls - concentration camp' pajamas off market

You didn't have to be a World War II scholar to glance at this image of kids pajamas from the Spain-based retailer Zara and see something different.

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KXL-AM Portland

Caution: Slower Growth Ahead

The latest forecast on how much the U.S. economy will grow this year has been cut by about half.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Seeking Alpha

IPO Surge In 2014 Matches Pre-Crash Highs

Encouraged by record highs in global stock markets , companies have been rushing to take advantage of investor enthusiasm while it lasts.

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NewsWatch: Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders

Apple may be testing a larger iPad. But a vast majority of techies polled by MarketWatch said they wouldn't buy it See full story.

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Examiner.com

United States most loved and most hated cars in 2014: MarketWatch

The most loved car in America in 2014 is the Mercedes-Benz . The most hated car in America in 2014 is the Acura.

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On Wall Street

The Study Bulls Don't Want You to See: Retirement Scan

Opinion: This is the chart that stock bulls don't want you to see A higher than usual cyclically adjusted P/E ratio may mean a bigger drawdown in the next five years, according to this article on MarketWatch.

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Joe Biden beating the drums at secret fundraisers

Secret agent man: Vice President Joe Biden has been crisscrossing the country and attending closed-door fundraisers and donor events for Democratic House candidates, Politico reports - but they aren't listed on his schedule.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sander Levin, Representative Bruce Braley, Startups

The Big Picture

Stack: Competition to Call the Next Bear Market

We have been going discussing this issue, and I am saving his comments for a Bloomberg column next week.

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AmericanBankingNews.com

Durable Goods Orders Strong in July

July durable goods orders came in much higher than expected due to a Boeing aircraft deal.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

MarketWatch

'Iron is hot' for Washington to act on inversions, Levin says

Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, says the recent spate of tax inversions like Burger King's deal to buy Tim Hortons is a further impetus for comprehensive tax reform - but that Washington shouldn't wait to head off what he calls unfair deals.

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News Max

MarketWatch's Kellner: Fed Policy Can't Cure Job Market's Ills

"It is always possible to rev up the economy to the point where it overheats," he writes on the news service.

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News Max

MarketWatch's Reeves: 5 Myths About Stock-Market Volatility

Ever since the CBOE Volatility Index , which measures expected volatility for the S&P 500 index, hit a seven-year low in June, market participants have taken notice.

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TheStreet.com

Why VMware (VMW) Stock Is Retreating Today

The company, which provides virtualized cloud infrastructure solutions, made the announcement at the VMware analyst day during the VMworld conference in San Francisco.

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MarketWatch

Consumer confidence best since 2007

The U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 92.4 in August, the highest level since October 2007, from a revised 90.3 in July, the Conference Board said Tuesday.

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Where will your portfolio be in 10,000 days?

I spent last week in San Francisco, meeting with Google Glass representatives, a few other tech company executives, and speaking at the MoneyShow in San Francisco.

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Wall Street Journal

S&P 500 Rises Above 2000 for First Time

The S&P 500 index crossed 2000 for the first time Monday, marking the latest leg in the U.S. stock market's historic bull run.

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