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Aaron Beam: He fueled the scandal at HealthSouth

As chief financial officer of HealthSouth Corp. , a large health-care company, Aaron Beam, helped overstate the company's income to meet Wall Street analysts' expectations in 1996.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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And That's a GOOD Thing??

The past year has seen a long list of "XYZ is at its highest level since XXX" announcements.

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Five Questions With: Five questions with Carlyle's chief economist

Corporate earnings are not telling a true story due to the large amount of share buybacks in the last year, according to the chief economist of The Carlyle Group Record distributions to shareholders in the form of buybacks and dividends are decreasing the earnings-per-share denominator and may be distorting earnings, said Jason Thomas.

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Stock market live blog: S&P, Nasdaq drop; Family Dollar, Trulia surge

Pending home sales fell 1.1% June to mark the first decline in four months, reports MarketWatch's Jeff Bartash .

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In Defense Of Soda

Charles Passy, MarketWatch Reporter, is coming to the defense of soda, saying it's America's perfect and quirky thing.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

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No Decency

MarketWatch should be ashamed of itself. In a July 24, 2014, interview, Mephistopheles was treated with the respect due a senior statesman, when he should have been asked: "Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" "[N] o central bank can be oblivious to what is happening, not only in credit markets, which ... (more)

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Durable orders rise 0.7% in June, beating expectations

Orders for durable U.S. goods rose 0.7% in June amid gains in most categories, the Commerce Department said Friday.

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Why that strong demand for durable goods could cut GDP estimates

But actually, there were some gloomy signals in it. One was a downward revision to May orders, and it's not just that the overall level of orders was revised lower, but that the revision was concentrated in the core-capital-goods segment.

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NewsWatch: These are the sex, drug, and gambling capitals of America

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan says in an interview with MarketWatch it's not clear yet whether the economy has staying power or can survive the Fed exit, while also talking about the difficulty of popping bubbles.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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The real reason Pandora stock is tanking: listener hours

The Internet company's results were actually slightly better than expected. Pandora also reported 76.4 million active listeners at the end of the second quarter, up 7.5% year-over-year.

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NewsWatch: Jobless claims lowest in more than eight years

The number of unemployed workers applying for jobless benefits tumbled to the lowest level in more than eight years, signaling that employers are letting go of very few workers.

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Greenspan says bubbles can't be stopped without 'crunch'

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has always been a student of the economy.

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Bear Market In Golf: Dick's cuts 400 jobs as golf now less popular

Marketwatch reports: Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. is cutting hundreds of jobs in its golf division as fewer Americans hit the links.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Release Date Deliberately Delayed to Boost iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 Sales - Report

Yet according to MarketWatch , the decision to delay is also strategic in nature.

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Advanced Micro Devices, Manulife Financial, Public Service Enterprise ...

MarketWatch confirms that a total of 31 corporate boards became Full Board Members of the National Association of Corporate Directors during this year's second quarter.

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Live Blog: Facebook tops forecasts as revenue surges 61%

MarketWatch tech reporter Ben Pimentel is live-blogging the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network's earnings call.

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Map shows world's terrorist hot spots

The number of civilian deaths linked to terrorist attacks is rising, according to a new report ranking the world's biggest terrorist hot spots.

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Live blog and video of Barney Frank talking about Dodd-Frank

Follow along as MarketWatch's Rob Schroeder live-blogs a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Cat 'Likely' to Win Tax Case, Company Says

According to a Marketwatch report, Caterpillar believes it is "more likely than not" to win its tax case against the IRS , which has audited the company's tax returns from 2007 through 2009.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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Cities where millionaires roam in clusters

With few exceptions, Europe is the place to be if, for some reason, you're looking for the best odds of sharing space with the world's wealthy, according to a new study by Spear's magazine in association with wealth consultancy WealthInsight.

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