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5 ‘Made in the U.S.’ products that China wants
• Investment loses momentum in China
Obama, Raul Castro shake hands in South Africa
• Mandela ally: Our long walk is just beginning
• Nelson Mandela’s imperfect legacy
• A look back at Mandela’s life, in pictures
Money moves to make if you’re forced to retire
• When to take your retirement cash early
• 10 year-end money moves for near retirees
Will Barbie be the hottest toy this holiday season?
10 states where college
is most affordable
• Young Americans missing out on job gains
• Twitter rally continues, tops $51
• Lululemon gains on leadership changes
• Toll Brothers revenue surges in fourth quarter
• Zulily started at neutral by Citigroup, Goldman
• Wal-Mart names new international boss
• European stocks waver | Asia stocks lower
• Oil futures jump on inventory-data optimism
• Nokia's India tax bill could balloon to $3.4 bln
• Snapchat files motion vs. purported co-founder
• Household net worth expands by $1.9 trillion
• Ex-Clinton aide to help Obama salvage his term
• Weird workplace gifts
Live blog: Here comes Volcker rule
MarketWatch is live-blogging the unveiling of the long-awaited Volcker rule, which prohibits proprietary trading by banks, and the reaction to it.
• Government's 'fact sheet' on the Volcker rule
• Volcker rule forces banks to get specific
• Weidner: Why Volcker rule can’t fix the Street
• Volcker rule’s new hurdles
Americans forgive big banks for 2008 crisis
Despite paying record fines and charging high fees, banks are no longer hated.
• Wells Fargo tests Lilliputian branches
GM to name Mary Barra as next CEO
Barra will replace Dan Akerson when he retires next year.
• Barra, Yellen and 13 other influential women
Investors may find clues in anti-NSA tactics
For online privacy advocates, the anti-spying push by U.S. technology companies might be seen as a cynical move . But for tech investors, it’s a warning that may have come just in time, writes John Shinal.
Internet giants push NSA to do self-searching
The tech companies makes some good points, especially about transparency, in their open letter to Washington, says Therese Poletti.
Getting a big mortgage gets tougher
The maximum FHA mortgage amount next year will go from $729,750 to $625,500.
• Reeves: Are housing’s gains over?
• Post-recession first: Mortgage debt climbs
Why your rent is so damn high
More Americans fork over half their salaries to landlords.
WestJet holiday video a hit
The Canadian airline's "Christmas miracle" video, involving a virtual Santa, draws online praise.
• Time Magazine's Person of Year finalists
• Nutcracker: Beloved ballet or holiday ripoff?
Cigars puff back in e-cigarette era
An inside look at Cigar Aficionado’s annual Big Smoke, attended by 1,800 people.
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Commuters to take 2014 tax hit
Starting in January, the pre-tax allowance for transit costs will be cut almost in half.
• What’s even worse than divorce? The taxes
10 retail tricks to make you spend
Watch out for these signs that stores are trying to get you to spend more than you want.
• Jack Daniel’s bottles Frank Sinatra
• 10 surprising things to buy with bitcoins
You may not need
as much to retire
Robert Powell explains what you really need, though it's a bit complicated.
• Should you convert to a Roth IRA this year?
• Avoid 401(k) tax hit on early withdrawals
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 year-end tips to shrink your tax bill, including donations, deductions and Roth IRAs.
The Great Recession hurt restaurants and other businesses, but youth sports' impact on the economy grew by billions. The Sports Facilities Advisory's Dev Pathik discusses why.
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