The NHL playoffs getting under way tonight will have unprecedented national exposure. But whether that pays off for the NHL and for NBC depends a lot on the action on the ice, says Brad Adgate of Horizon Media.
Andrew O'Day says keeping up with the bills is the new "Keeping up with the Joneses." Used car prices are falling from record highs, but there's a reason: No one would want them. Generation X may never retire!
Andrew O'Day looks into research showing the rapidly changing face of American poverty. As the government scales back spending, citizens do more heavy economic lifting. Hollywood brings back some of the glam.
Andrew O'Day says Bill Gates' return to the claim of world's richest person comes as his philanthropy sets new giving records. Standards vary widely as to what makes for a safe factory in Bangladesh. Every day can be Happy Birthday for cake lovers.
Andrew O'Day says western companies are shopping for low-wage countries to replace Bangladesh as their clothing suppliers. Regulators are starting to hear fast food industry protesters. People would pay bottom dollar to avoid the middle seat.
Andrew O'Day says opportunity is knocking for big retailers to be good global citizens, but only Europe is answering thus far. The U.S., Canada and Mexico soon may be the new OPEC. Microsoft learns Klingon.
So much for Sell in May and Go Away! Andrew O'Day returns from his overseas jaunt to discover that instead of selling at the start of May, investors are ignoring the silly old adage and keeping the rally going.
Home builders say they are hurting for workers.
Steve Potisk says this is a problem just as some parents are spending thousands to make their teens more comfortable at home.
And McDonald's says so long to the Angus burger and Whole Foods has a problem with chicken salad.
The Dow's new highs may make you think about how other investments have been doing. Steve Potisk says oil investors have made out rather well.
Mortgage delinquencies are down. And no that 801 phone number is not toll free.
Lenders are more willing to lower some of the strict standards they put in place for mortgages after the housing meltdown. But Steve Potisk tells us you better have impeccable credit.
And we take a look at online education, one of the hottest topics in the academic world.
After years of relentless tuition increases that have far outpaced the rate of inflation, Steve Potisk says some colleges are compensating.
With the travel season almost here, we look at some tech tools for managing money on the road.
And Viagra users don't have to head to the pharmacy anymore.
The April jobs report was better than expected. Steve Potisk says that's a hopeful sign when some other economic indicators have been suggesting a spring slowdown in the economy. Tracy Johnke spoke with Beth Ann Bovino, S-and-P deputy chief economist, about the results.
Fast food outlets go 24/7 to boost their sales. But it is not without a price.
And Steve Potisk speaks with a personal finance expert about rewards programs and how they can be all pluses and no minuses if you learn how to handle them properly.
Economic growth picked up the pace so far this year. But Steve Potisk tells us not as much as economists had hoped.
A billionaire hedge fund manager and political activist sees something to like at JC Penney.
Best Buy has its own plans for recovery. It's called customer service.
The long national nightmare is just about over. Yes the return of the Twinkie is imminent. But labor union fans may not want to buy.
Verizon may make a really big bid to buy the entire wireless firm that carries its name.
And home price gains are slowing.
Organic tea company, Honest Tea, is celebrating Earth Day all year long with its Great Recycle initiative. MarketWatch Radio's Steve Potisk spoke all about it with Honest Tea boss, Seth Goldman. He shares how everyone can get involved with what the division of Coca Cola is doing.
Organic tea company, Honest Tea, is celebrating Earth Day all year long with its Great Recycle initiative.
Steve Potisk spoke all about it with Honest Tea boss, Seth Goodman. He shares how everyone can get involved with what the division of Coca Cola is doing.
With natural gas supplies rising, it is being used more to generate electricity. Steve Potisk tells us that means we can all breathe easier.
Michael Dell is just about the last man standing to take his company private.
And it's all about the earnings.
Even as the job market slowly recovers, Andrew O'Day says new research finds jobs still fleeing the nation's downtowns for the suburbs. Wall Street hopes not to follow the latest leading indicators. The caffeine snack business gets a jolt.
Andrew O'Day says the market for frivolities such as expensive cupcakes has crashed. Young couples increasingly are putting mortgage ahead of marriage. No stranger to bad news, J.C. Penney gets even more of it.
Andrew O'Day says after the colossal flop that is Windows 8, Microsoft may allow you to ditch the tiles. Carnival will pay for its unscheduled ride from the Coast Guard. You're never quite finished paying for your car.
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