Hobbit stocks to watch: Time Warner, Dolby, Imax
Boomers take a career break to reflect, re-energize
A look at Ford Mustangs that never made it
• Best Ford Mustang models of the past 50 years
• 2015 Ford Mustang unveiled
Here’s what you’ll save by ditching cable TV
• Why cable TV bills are only going up
• I tried to cut the cable cord — and failed
• Netflix won’t dominate at $7.99 per month
• European Banking Authority warns on bitcoin
• House easily passes budget pact
• Simon Property to spin off some malls into REIT
• Coke's Cahillane departs amid shake-up
• Adobe profit slides as product sales decline
• Quiksilver swings to loss on drop in sales
• Merrill Lynch hit with charges on precrisis CDOs
• Dollar hits 5-year high against yen
• Gold futures bounce off October low
• Ireland first country to exit EU bailout program
• DOT secretary weighs ban on in-flight calls
• Golden Globes: 7 nods apiece for 2 films
• North Korea: uncle of Kim Jong Un executed
Why crude prices ignore Iran
Iran won’t be flooding the world with oil. Rather, it will be consuming it, writes Amotz Asa-El.
• Global recovery is a sheep in wolf’s clothing
• Hulbert: Facebook in S&P 500 a mixed blessing
• Rex Nutting: Banking is just too big
Are stocks still a playground for the rich?
Commentary: The data show overwhelmingly that the public remains wary of, if not hostile to, stock investing, writes Howard Gold.
Millennials want to be boss, not boomers
Do boomers know something that millennials don’t?
• Meet Mary Barra, GM's newly appointed CEO
Many women don’t want to be CEO. That’s OK
Commentary: Women have the same opportunities as men — if they want to pursue them, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
• Barra, Yellen and 13 other influential women
Microsoft casts wide net in
search for CEO
Speculation about Ford's Alan Mullaly replacing Steve Ballmer as chief of Microsoft seems to have cooled.
• And for Windows Phone developers? (MV)
• Poletti: Microsoft Surface 2 a holiday hit?
Rising odds on Ted Cruz 2016 bid
A fellow lawmaker says a White House bid by Ted Cruz is definite. Also: Stanley Fischer's 'insurgent' past, and Politifact's 'lie of the year' goes to a claim by President Obama.
but nest eggs
still face risk
Rising stock prices and housing values doesn't necessarily mean your retirement is now more secure. Here's why.
• Don’t miss required minimum distributions
• Retire Here, Not There: Idaho | Montana
U.S. core PPI up 0.1% in November
U.S. producer prices fall 0.1% in November
Energy prices drop 0.4% in November
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Obamacare raised the cost of your kids’ braces
An annual cap on flexible spending accounts is increasing medical costs.
• Obamacare in California: More signups
• Obamacare cheat sheet for HealthCare.gov
10 states with the priciest colleges
State investment plays a big part in college costs. Here are the costliest 10 states.
• 10 states where college is most affordable
Best drivers may pay extra for car insurance
How poor credit scores can wreck your car insurance premiums.
• Meet Porsche’s new ‘tiger,’ the Macan
• Best high-end 2014 model cars
There are numerous ways to add a little spice to your portfolio. Taking advantage of timing is one.
• Making a big play for 2014 right now
• Tune up your portfolio for 2014
• Safe and steady ETFs for the new year
• 2014 stock picks from Barclays
• Deutsche Bank sees stocks up just 3% in 2014
• Trading Strategies: December »
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.
Gift cards may solve your holiday shopping problems but they're such big business they're attracting clever thieves.
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