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Realtors' economist: Bring 'normal' lending back10/22/14
The pace of home sales is lower than it was by this time last year, even though mortgage rates are lower than they were at this time last year. The chief economist at the National Association of Realtors says a return to "normal" lending standards...
Sears, mall landlord
As Sears prepares to lease space in seven mall stores to UK retailer Primark, Howard Davidowitz says we're watching the slow liquidation of what was once the largest department store in the U.S.
Ebola and the business of travel
Have concerns about the spread of Ebola hurt hotels, airlines and the travel sector?
Despite woes, NFL gets new Super Bowl advertiser
Steve Orr talks to Northwestern University's Tim Calkins about Mophie and the big game.
What's in those McNuggets? McDonald's has answers
McDonald's is taking to social media to defend the quality of its food. And NPD Group's Harry Balzer says rivals in the fast-casual industry are what got us talking about it.
September retail sales fell and so did stocks.
A confluence of fears has triggered what one economist calls a correction.
We're getting a 'worry discount' at the gas pump
You're seeing lower energy prices whether you live in Paris, Texas, or Paris, France. And it's all due to a "worry discount" in the oil market, says Tom Kloza of GasBuddy.com.
We've put ourselves on a tight budget
Bankrate.com says many of us don't have extra money to spend; others are looking to save.
Why not all sports transgressions are equal
One sports marketer doesn't think Michael Phelps' endorsement career ended with his recent DUI.
New NBA TV contract is worth triple current deal
A sports marketing expert says it indicates the popularity of live sports.
Maximizing your business travel budget
Business travel has made a comeback since the recession, but companies are still trying to get the most out of their trips. Ardent Partners' Christopher Dwyer has some tips.
Awad: European weakness sparks rout
As the Dow plunges more than 300 points, Plimsoll Mark Capital's Jim Awad tells us why.
Stronger signs of better pay
Payroll processor ADP counts a 4.5% increase in private sector pay during the third quarter.
A jollier holiday ahead for retailers?
The National Redail Federation expects holiday sales to jump by more than four percent this year.
Did Hewlett-Packard make a mistake?
NPD Group's Stephen Baker thinks so. HP's plans to split in two come as its main competitors are consolidating.
Who will be the new face of Major League Baseball?
With the Yankees' Derek Jeter taking his final bow, Bob Dorfman of Baker Street Advertising thinks the new face of baseball will be found among the Angels.
Tiger Woods, restaurateur
Restaurants opened by celebrity sports figures have even odds of making it, says Dennis Lombardi, WD Partners. He talks about what will make Tiger Woods' "The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club" a success.
Men are salty, women are sweet
Best of MarketWatch Radio: More U.S. households include roommates. Hotels use social media to improve service. And when it comes to snacking, men and women really are different.
What banks do, and want you to do, to fight hacks
Banks aren't immune from cybersecurity breaches, but they're often the first line of defense between hackers and your money. The American Bankers Association's Doug Johnson talks about what banks do to protect us, and what we can do to help.
Facing a retirement wave, factories reach out
On National Manufacturing Day, factories get to show off a little, and, they hope, entice the next generation of workers.
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