June 19, 2008 6:12 P.M.ET
Techs steady after hours
Sector shares take a breather from advances in regular trading.
WaMu cuts 1,200 more jobs | Feds seize 'unsanitary' Petco products
Market Snapshot: China's energy moves drive crude down, stocks up

COMMODITIES CORNER
Saudis have a point, may come up short
The world's largest producer of oil, Saudi Arabia, could say this weekend that it'll increase production, but it may not affect prices.
Big Oil going back to Iraq: report | Be wary of Lieberman, Bush plans

ENERGY | Futures Movers
Beijing raises fuel prices
Chinese government joins others in region in effectively trimming subsidization of gasoline and diesel fuel at retail. Futures slide.
Move could actually spur demand
U.S. fuel demand appears to curb itself
TrimTabs warns that oil speculation could 'destroy' global economy
corporate crime
Indictment cites Bear
emails
Prosecutors say Ralph Cioffi (left) and
Matthew Tannin, formerly of Bear Stearns, engaged in fraud and conspiracy to mislead investors, leading to $2 billion in losses.
Full text of indictment (WSJ.com)
Trend is not their friend (First Take)
First Take: Breaking-news analysis
 
Fraud charges for 400
Federal crackdown targets schemes said
to have caused $1 billion in losses. 
 
 
Today inside MarketWatch
  IN MULTIMEDIA
ENERGY
The power of
methane
From landfill material to electricity in one
not necessarily easy series of steps.

Also in Multimedia:
• Mossberg on Aircell for travelers 
Zacks' bull and bear of week Audio
Cell-phone popcorn 
Bush renews drilling call
Oil price correction coming?  
Slimming down on Big Macs 
Co-living a fantasy

  IN PERSONAL FINANCE
vital signs
You can ill afford medical identity theft
An impostor can take over your financial identity, and that can include your medical identity, as Kristen Gerencher explains.

Also in Personal Finance:
'Encore' careers | See your future? Audio
Openshaw on perfect graduation gift
Loeb's tips to save on airfare
Winning money by saving it
Jaffe on your personal wall of worry
Stock picker's tough screening
Fund manager's three favorites 

  IN COMMENTARY
IRWIN KELLNER
Less is more
MarketWatch chief economist argues
for a reduction in U.S. money supply.

Also in Commentary:
Harrison's recipe for a meltdown
Friedman on how not to replace Russert

  IN NEWSLETTERS
PETER BRIMELOW
Not everyone's
joining oil bulls

For example, Vital Resource Investor doesn't have any oil stocks in its model portfolio.

Also in Newsletters:
Hulbert looks for bubble in oil barrel

THE BATTLE FOR YAHOO | Full coverage
Show Yang the door
Jerry Yang's horrible first year as CEO of the company he co-founded should be enough to send him packing, writes Therese Poletti.
Jerry Yang engaged in the fight of his life 
Yahoo investor asks Microsoft to wade into proxy war
Weidner calls Yahoo, Microsoft on carpet over parade of missteps

TECHNOLOGY
New browser war flares; Firefox turns up heat
With Firefox 3, Mozilla is likely to prolong what has been a steady encroachment of Microsoft's turf, reminiscent of 1990s software battle.
Apple sells 5 billionth iTunes download

GLOBAL INVESTING
Hormats: U.S. must revamp policy
U.S. needs to restructure global policies to compete for foreign capital, vice president of Goldman Sachs International says at Asian banking and finance conference.
 
EUROPE AND ASIA MARKETS | Full coverage
U.S., China officials talk treaty | Microsoft feels heat in U.S., China
Foreign investors prune their Japanese holdings
Bank of England's King sees U.K. growth slowing
 
more financials | Subprime Today
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson calls for changes  
Bold call foresees major upside in AIG
Ambac asks Fitch to withdraw ratings

HOUSING
True recession is housing's 'wild card'
Builders say they're making progress clearing out excess inventory,
but warn that recession and unemployment could half advance.
Top U.K. lender HBOS predicts housing prices will fall 9% in 2008

ELECTION 2008
Obama won't take public funds for November
Far ahead of rival John McCain in fund-raising, Illinois senator says
he wants to be free to raise more money privately.
Democratic war chest | Michelle Obama's views 
Obama camp missing a chance to present candidate as a tax cutter
McCain's drilling call is more than a flip-flop, writes Darrell Delamaide

health CARE
Aetna, Humana in quarantine
Aetna and Humana seek to contain damage by reaffirming forecasts, lest investors presume they've suffered along with rival Coventry.

CHEMICALS
Huntsman merger on rocks
Shares toppled as firm's buyout is latest to come under market threat.
Germany's BASF starts $4.7 billion buyback

RETAIL
Shopping business a U.K. strong suit
Housing's in doldrums and central bank says slowdown's in progress. But you wouldn't know it from the retail sales: up 3.5% in May.
Circuit City loss narrower than anticipated | Not impressive (First Take)
Cost Plus bid aside, Pier 1 in a world of trouble after results

NEWS ROSTER | CORRECTIONS | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | CODE OF CONDUCT

 
MARKET OVERVIEW ~ View Detail6:12 pm ET
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Nasdaq 2,462.06 32.35
S&P; 500 1,342.83 5.02
10 YR 4.20% 0.05
Oil $131.93 $-4.75
Gold $904.20 $10.70
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