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The Saudi Healthcare Industry Is Booming

Many areas of Saudi consumption, including the retail industry, housing and travel, have ballooned in the past decade because of oil-fuelled growth in national income. But healthcare has lagged, partly because of government inefficiency and bureaucracy.<p>Now the mediocre quality of state-run …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

FireEye, GM, Ford are Friday’s stocks to watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the stocks to watch during the regular trading session Friday include those of FireEye Inc., General Motors Co. …

Why Most Marketers Will Fail In The Era Of Big Data

Galileo once said that “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Great marketers uncover those obvious, but unexpected truths to win consumers hearts and sell products.<p>Marketing is, after all, the art and science of discovering what people want and …

Economic outlook '14: Hopes for big step forward

Four reasons why the economy will take off in 2014 and four reasons why it might not.<p>The economy abounds with hopeful signs as the new year arrives, enough that the Federal Reserve will begin to put its easy-money punch bowl on a higher shelf by trimming its bond purchases this month. But after …

Housing recovery means more seized homes on auction block

Business News<p>This New Year's may have been the last that Courtney Scott celebrates in her modest suburban Atlanta home.<p>Two days before Christmas, as her quest for an affordable mortgage entered its fifth year, Bank of America sent the 65-year-old retired nurse another foreclosure notice — her …

The ultimate contrarian’s bets for 2014

This is the busy time of year at the hedge fund Pariah Capital.<p>Pariah is a super-exclusive, super-elite (and completely hypothetical) fund which …

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Will Apple Be The S&P's Largest Dividend Payer In 2014?

Somebody alert Carl Icahn: in assessing the dividend outlook for 2014, a new report has named the billionaire’s favorite Twitter-target – Apple, of course – as the year’s likely dividend leader, though the tech company will be closely followed by Exxon Mobil, AT&T and Bank of Americaamong …

These bond funds and ETF types could make money in 2014

Last Update:<p>CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The death of a decades-strong bond bull market may be exaggerated, but fixed-income investors aren’t waiting to …

Biotech Firm: We Will 3D Print A Human Liver In 2014

2014 could be a landmark year for an amazing medical technology: human organs built by 3D printers.<p>San Diego biotech firm Organovo promises that its "bioprinting" technology will successfully print a human liver by the end of 2014, the company told Computerworld's Lucas Mearian.<p>Mearian reports:<p>Like …