MarketWatch News Break

MarketWatch News Break


  • Declare energy independence from the power grid

    Jul 28, 2014 | 6 min
    When the power goes out, generators aren't the only solution. Microgrids help keep the lights on.
  • Do we hurt kids by spending too much on sports?

    Jul 26, 2014 | 4 min
    Steve Orr looks at a new study on kids and sports spending.
  • Mars, Hershey raise prices

    Jul 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Price increases mean your chocolate addiction will cost you, but it's costing chocolate makers even more.
  • Full housing recovery still 2-3 years away

    Jul 24, 2014 | 7 min
    Patrick Newport of IHS says we'll be marking the tenth anniversary of the housing bubble before the recovery is complete.
  • Building 'clusters' of small business growth

    Jul 23, 2014 | 7 min
    SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet cheers a private-sector grant program.
  • 'Complete' breakfast now grab-and-go snacks

    Jul 21, 2014 | 9 min
    We're less likely to set a place for orange juice at the breakfast table, or even set the table. NPD's Harry Balzer on breakfast trends.
  • Soccer sales aren't all about the World Cup

    Jul 21, 2014 | 5 min
    Maybe we didn't need the World Cup to get us buying more soccer gear. A trade group shares new sales figures.
  • Is jumbo mortgage demand about to thin down?

    Jul 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Dan Goldstein looks at jumbo mortgages and where they could head the next few years. He talks with John Wordock.
  • Microsoft changes prioritize cloud over hardware

    Jul 18, 2014 | 9 min
    Most of Microsoft's layoff plans focus on Nokia, but analyst Rob Enderle says Microsoft is not giving up on mobile.
  • What foreclosures looked like before the bust

    Jul 17, 2014 | 5 min
    Foreclosure activity reached a milestone in June, according to RealtyTrac.
  • The donor-investor waits in the wings

    Jul 16, 2014 | 7 min
    Artists, filmmakers and other creators are waiting for the second act of a law that turned crowdfunding into investing.
  • It's crowdfunding, but this isn't Kickstarter

    Jul 15, 2014 | 10 min
    It's like Kickstarter got a jumpstart. In equity crowdfunding, your reward (hopefully) is a return on your investment.
  • Costs force DIY approach to health care

    Jul 14, 2014 | 4 min
    We're increasingly taking healthcare into our own hands, and that includes haggling over some of the costs.
  • BNY Mellon drafts Joe Montana for new ad blitz

    Jul 12, 2014 | 4 min
    Sports marketing expert Bob Dorfman thinks BNY Mellon's new ad campaign featuring NFL great Joe Montana should appeal to Baby Boomers. Dorfman talks to Steve Orr.
  • Target takes up a cause to sell school supplies

    Jul 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Target has more than its own image to worry about as it launches a new back-to-school promotion.
  • To boost sales, put a Millennium Falcon on it

    Jul 10, 2014 | 3 min
    Shoppers have stars in their eyes. Product licensing is a quarter-trillion-dollar business.
  • Watch 2nd quarter earnings for CEOs' mood

    Jul 9, 2014 | 8 min
    When CEOs feel good, so do investors, says Wells Capital's Jim Paulsen. But, that confidence can be a double-edged sword.
  • What signals will the Fed send in its minutes?

    Jul 8, 2014 | 7 min
    Where's the Fed going with its stimulus plan? When will rates rise? MarketWatch Washington bureau chief Steve Goldstein and Fed reporter Greg Robb join John Wordock.
  • How does your city rank for jobs?

    Jul 8, 2014 | 2 min
    Looking for a job? You may want to check out these cities. Steve Potisk reports.
  • TGI Fridays tries all-you-can-eat appetizers

    Jul 7, 2014 | 7 min
    TGI Fridays hopes to get more nibbles from diners with an "endless appetizers" promotion.

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