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What to Watch This Week: Funds, 'Flix, Photocopies and Freshmen

This week on Wall Street, everyone will be watching Netflix; mutual funds will talk assets under management; we'll see earnings from some stock freshmen; NFL teams will pick their own fresh stock; and a few companies are likely to issue deja vu quarterly reports.

Corporate Karma: Better Benefits, Better Businesses

What's the secret to good worker attendance, retention, productivity, and the ability to attract top-notch recruits? Employee benefits. Which companies thrive and grow their businesses faster than their peers? Same answer: Those that offer better benefits to their workers.

5 Things to Watch in Next Week's Market News

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Even if you don't feel like alerting the "sell in May and go away" camp of investors, there are plenty of headlines to be written about. Here are five things that will shape the way the market acts in the week ahead.

Don't Lose Retirement Savings to 401(k) Fees

New disclosure rules don't go into effect until next January, but in the meantime you could be paying far too much in savings-sapping fees. The two challenges here are figuring just what your plan's fees are, and are they fair? Here's how to get that info.

ETFs in 2010: The Winners, the Losers and the Warnings

The investment world's love affair with all things ETF did not wane in 2010, as their share of the market rose to $940 billion. But popular doesn't mean easy, and it doesn't always mean profitable. Along with the best and the worst performers, a few reminders about how to use these popular investment vehicles safely.

The New GM Could Put Investors in the Fast Lane

After its near-miraculous emergence so quickly from bankruptcy, the new GM will certainly make big bucks for investors if it fulfills its potential to beat sales forecasts and earnings expectations.

Morningstar Boosts Its Credit-Rating Business

Morningstar's $52 million purchase of Realpoint, which provides ratings on commercial mortgage-backed securities, could give Morningstar solid enough footing to compete with established credit-rating leaders Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.

Hedge Funds Staged Big Comeback in 2009

Coming off its worst calendar year loss in history, the hedge fund industry enjoyed a strong comeback in 2009, as three separate indexes that track hedge fund performance recorded gains of 18% or more.

Top-Performing Funds of the Past Decade

Many retirement accounts are in tatters, but it turns out that a select few investing pros have produced exceptional gains -- in some cases more than 200 percent in cumulative returns -- over a most difficult decade.