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  • Allergan rallies on report of Valeant, Ackman bid MarketWatch - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 6:47 AM AEST

    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Allergan Inc. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. made double-digit percentage gains after hours Monday ona report from the Wall Street Journal that Valeant and investor ...

  • Netflix to hike prices for new members by $1-$2 MarketWatch - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 6:27 AM AEST
    Netflix to hike prices for new members by $1-$2

    Netflix Inc. said it plans to increase its U.S. prices for new members by a dollar or two after seeing limited impact from pricing changes in Ireland.

  • Fannie, Freddie cut housing-market forecasts for 2014 MarketWatch - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:29 AM AEST

    On the heels of a choppy first quarter, federally controlled mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cut their forecasts for the housing market this year.

  • Treasurys rally as Ukraine situation intensifies MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 3:34 AM AEST

    Treasury prices swing higher Tuesday as fears over possible escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine crest, rattling stock investors and sending them into haven government debt.

  • Be wary when you hear ‘this is the big stock crash’ MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 3:28 AM AEST

    It is easy for the gloom-and-doom types to harp that the crash is finally here, but isn’t it better to have some real information to back that up?

  • Herbalife falls 13% on report of criminal probe MarketWatch - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 5:58 AM AEST

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Herbalife Ltd. dropped more than 13% in late trade Friday after the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that the multi-level marketing ...

  • Parents: You’re saving for college all wrong MarketWatch - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 9:31 PM AEST
    Parents: You’re saving for college all wrong

    College savings is up 30% from last year — and it’s still not enough.

  • Ally’s initial stock offering is bet on short memories MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 8:00 PM AEST

    Ally Financial, the former auto-financing arm of GM that nearly went bust during the financial crisis, is back with an initial public offering of its stock. Al Lewis says the company is betting that investors ...

  • Flash Boys forever: Rigging stocks is the American way MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:01 PM AEST

    Wake up. Wall Street was rigged from Day 1. Big question today: Will Michael Lewis’s new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” stop the rigging that’s been going on for over two centuries? No, never....

  • Bitcoin basics: What you need to know MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:01 PM AEST

    You’ve been hearing a lot about bitcoin. But just what the heck is it? Here’s what you need to know, from how it works to what you can buy with this digital currency.

  • Bitcoin: ‘Highest risk, highest return’ MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:01 PM AEST

    One panelist at a recent MarketWatch Investing Insights event called bitcoin “pretty much the highest-risk, highest-return investment that you can possibly make.” So who, if anyone, should consider bitcoin ...

  • Could bitcoin ever overtake the dollar? MarketWatch - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:01 PM AEST

    Bitcoin’s future as an alternative to the dollar and other forms of paper money is under debate, but the cryptocurrency may also shake up global payment systems before its future is decided, panelists ...

  • Housing pain could halt stocks’ gain MarketWatch - Mon, Apr 7, 2014 8:00 PM AEST

    Real estate, the key to the economic recovery, is looking shaky, writes Jeff Reeves.

  • 10 states that score highest for retirement security MarketWatch - Mon, Apr 7, 2014 7:00 PM AEST

    A new analysis finds that nearly every state falls short in key some areas that measure retirement readiness. Here are the 10 states that scored the highest on financial security for retirees:

  • One billionaire's gold play and his sage advice MarketWatch - Thu, Apr 3, 2014 3:31 AM AEDT

    A billionaire talks about his own strategies with physical gold, offshore accounts in Switzerland, and what he would do if the entire communication and financial and political systems of today were to ...

  • Activists here to stay as war chests near $100 billion MarketWatch - Thu, Apr 3, 2014 3:00 AM AEDT

    Whether they’re castigated as corporate raiders or lauded as activist investors, Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb and other trouble-making billionaires aren’t going away anytime soon. Whether they’re ...

  • 10 things your real-estate agent won’t tell you MarketWatch - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 11:40 PM AEDT
    10 things your real-estate agent won’t tell you

    What buyers and sellers should know about that 6% commission.

  • Spring Cleaning? Toss homebuilders MarketWatch - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 3:01 PM AEDT

    The sector has been in trouble for some time now, but in light of the weakness despite a few good earning reports, investors may want to look for other places to put their money.

  • FHFA reaches $9.3 billion settlement with Bank of America MarketWatch - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 7:59 AM AEDT

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The federal regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has reached a $9.3 billion settlement with Bank of America over residential mortgage-backed securities that the mortgage-finance ...

  • Treasury sells 5-year debt to solid demand MarketWatch - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 4:16 AM AEDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Treasury Department sold $35 billion in 5-year notes Wednesday at a yield of 1.715%, a result that many bond market observers consider "solid." Bidders offered ...

  • Hot money, Net neutrality and pot stock valuations MarketWatch - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 3:49 AM AEDT

    There's no doubt that a lot of hot money continues to slosh around these markets, even as the momentum trade has faded in the last few weeks. Here's how you should be navigating it.

  • Analyst: 'Extremely fast money' in King IPO MarketWatch - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 3:18 AM AEDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - The sharp decline in shares of King Digital just moments after it went public on Wednesday was not surprising, said an analyst who pointed to what he called "extremely ...

  • Gold stays above $1,300 mark, helped by China MarketWatch - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:52 PM AEDT

    Gold prices inch higher on Wednesday, finding support at a key trading level and by the prospect of high imports in China.

  • Judging Obamacare state by state MarketWatch - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 10:21 PM AEDT
    Judging Obamacare state by state

    Enrollment figures vary widely by location.

  • How Yellen's gamble screwed up gold MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 4:46 AM AEDT

    Gold has been in rally mode for a little while now, but if the Fed raises rates and doesn’t get a corresponding rise in borrowing and inflation, it could be bad news for the yellow metal.

  • Apple iPhone 6 launch seen late summer, early fall MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 4:05 AM AEDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Apple Inc. is expected to roll out the iPhone 6 late summer or early fall, some analysts said Monday, citing checks with the company's suppliers. Pacific Crest analyst Andy ...

  • The truth about solar, gold and marijuana MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 2:59 AM AEDT

    Marketwatch readers are some of the most vocal and inquisitive bunch of investors and traders around. Here are the highlights from my emails with readers of The Cody Word from this week.

  • Apple, Yelp gain on weak day for tech stocks MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 12:47 AM AEDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Apple Inc and Yelp Inc. [yelp] were among the tech stocks on the rise Monday even though the overall sector started the week on a negative note. Apple rose 1.3% to $540 following ...

  • Is it time to give up on gold? MarketWatch - Mon, Mar 24, 2014 9:00 PM AEDT

    If you remove emotion from the decision, here are both sides of the gold argument, writes Jeff Reeves.

  • 6 ways to beat pricey gym memberships MarketWatch - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:32 PM AEDT
    6 ways to beat pricey gym memberships

    How to lift weights without lifting your wallet.

  • What your car really costs you MarketWatch - Wed, Mar 19, 2014 10:30 PM AEDT
    What your car really costs you

    Your vehicle could be driving your budget into the ground.

  • Yahoo gains on Alibaba IPO; Plug Power loses momentum MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 6:26 AM AEDT

    Yahoo rises in anticipation of Alibaba’s debut in the U.S. stock market while Plug Power surrenders earlier gains.

  • Tesla 'blue sky' valuation is $350 a share: Baird MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 6:22 AM AEDT

    A "blue sky" scenario puts Tesla Motors Inc. shares at $350 a piece in a couple of years, and even in the short-term catalysts for the stock are plentiful, analysts at Baird say.

  • A true story about how penny-stocks really work MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 6:02 AM AEDT

    A cautionary and real-life tale about how OTC and penny stock insiders take the money from retail investors.

  • Treasurys fall as traders await Fed, watch Russia MarketWatch - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 5:47 AM AEDT

    U.S. Treasurys decline Monday, giving back a part of the previous week’s advance as investors await this week’s meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers and weigh the potential impact of Western sanctions ...