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Audio: There's too much money out there
Michael Aronstein, chief investment officer at Marketfield Asset Management and manager of the MainStay Marketfield fund, tells MarketWatch senior columnist Chuck Jaffe "we're still dealing with a world where the main problem is that there's too much money."
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Check out these images from the huge flood at UCLA's campus
Skimboarding in the fading Southern California sun is one of those quintessential summer images.
Darden Chairman and CEO to Step Down Amid Chain Troubles
The Associated Press has learned that Darden Restaurants Chairman and CEO Clarence Otis is stepping down as the Orlando-based company scrambles to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain in the wake of Red Lobster's sale.
Twitter shares spike 30% as results crush estimates
MarketWatch tech reporter Ben Pimentel is live-blogging the company's earnings call from San Francisco.
Markets Blog: Dow industrials in a battle to reclaim 17,000 level
Twitter is up 1.35% ahead of its earnings report set for after the close. MarketWatch reporter Ben Pimentel reports that Twitter's market cap has fallen below its IPO level.
White-collar crime does pay - up to $5,000 a speech
To join The Pros & The Cons, a speakers' bureau for white-collar criminals, one first must be convicted of embezzling money, committing securities fraud, or simply using company checks to pay off a personal credit card.
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.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
And That's a GOOD Thing??
The past year has seen a long list of "XYZ is at its highest level since XXX" announcements.
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.
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 .
In Defense Of Soda
Charles Passy, MarketWatch Reporter, is coming to the defense of soda, saying it's America's perfect and quirky thing.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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)
Fri Jul 25, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
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.
Greenspan says bubbles can't be stopped without 'crunch'
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has always been a student of the economy.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014