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Hashtags that turn your tweets into purchases
Shoppers can now make purchases with a single tweet featuring specified "cashtags."
Ten surprising things
you can buy with bitcoins
• Tesls Model S buyer pays with bitcoins
• China, Greenspan warn on bitcoin | France, too
Look inside the new Mustang
This really new Mustang is a big deal for car folks.
• 10 best used-car deals this year
Terrifying attempt to land this airplane
Whipping winds nearly pushed this Emirates 777 into a right-angle approach in England.
• Box raises $100 million at $2 billion valuation
• Spotify plans free mobile version of its service
• Ryan, Murray closing in on a budget deal
• Race car, Hollywood tax breaks on the block
• Ulta, Big Lots, J.C. Penney suffer early drops
• Sears Holdings to spin off Lands' End business
• European stocks break five-day losing streak
• Japan's new stimulus plan
Gold miners drop over 50% with no bottom in sight
Major gold companies have lost half their value this year after a more than 25% plunge in gold prices, reports Myra P. Saefong.
• Gold futures drop after strong jobs report
Everything wrong with Christmas in one column
Instead of buying gifts, spend your cash on something far more worthwhile.
• Your Christmas may cost more this year
How to avoid tax hit on early 401(k) withdrawals
You can get money out of retirement plans like 401(k)s and IRAs early, but the rules differ depending on which type of account you are making distributions, says Retirementor Dan Moisand.
A look back at Mandela in pictures
Key moments in the life of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
• Obama lauds Mandela's achievements
• Marshall Loeb recalls covering Mandela
Bruce Lee’s jumpsuit sells for $100,000
Forty years after Kung Fu legend's death, famed jumpsuit is auctioned with other memorabilia.
Consumer-sentiment gauge rises to 82.5 in December
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You may not need
as much to retire
Robert Powell explains, with the caveat that the calculation is a bit complicated.
• Should you convert to a Roth IRA this year?
• She went to prison for her 'encore career'
How to get $100 off on an ounce of gold
Commentary: Conrad deAenlle explains how you can snap up this deal.
Medicare users to get a break
The most common premiums won’t rise next year. That may be a sign of change.
• Last-minute tips for Medicare enrollment
• Health providers wary on data sharing
• Few millennials will join Obamacare
Tesla’s Elon Musk
It’s not the 300% stock surge. Or the vanquishing of the short sellers. Or even the fanatical fan base. Rather, it’s the relentless drive with which Musk pursues his vision — and his willingness to take on not just challenges but laws of nature — that makes him MarketWatch’s CEO of the Year.
• MarketWatch CEO of the Year: Elon Musk
Year-end tax strategies
If you're retired, or soon will be, here are essential year-end strategies to shrink your tax bill, including donations, medical deductions and Roth IRA conversions.
Wearing your heart-rate on your wrist: Futuresource Consulting's Simon Bryant says wearable electronics are the next big thing.
Getting Started: A guide to investing»• How to buy stocks • How to buy bonds • How to buy mutual funds
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• How to buy currencies • How to buy real estate
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