2-23-14 5:00 PM EST | Email Article

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Facebook's offer to buy WhatsApp for $16 billion plus restricted stock is likely the first of many big tech M&A deals to come in 2014, according to analysts. That could be the next driver for stocks. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-market-is-starting-to-ride-a-tech-ma-wave-2014-02-23.)


Obama: Spare Social Security, curb IRAs


The president's proposed budget would drop the 'chained CPI,' while trimming tax breaks for wealthier retirement savers. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-would-spare-social-security-curb-iras-2014-02-21.)


Mazda3: More fun than you can shake a stick shift at


Mazda's freshly redesigned five-door hatch drives like it was on cartoon animation, just happy to be on its wheels and eager to heat up the tailpipe, says Dan Neil (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mazda3-more-fun-than-you-can-shake-a-stick-shift-at-2014-02-22.)


Netflix reaches traffic service agreement with Comcast


Video-streaming leader will be able to connect directly to broadband giant's network (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/netflix-reaches-traffic-service-agreement-with-comcast-2014-02-23.)


Zuckerberg, smartphones on stage at MWC


Facebook CEO to give keynote address; Samsung among companies showing off new devices in Barcelona (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/zuckerberg-smartphones-on-stage-at-mwc-2014-02-23.)




Inside the high-stakes game of guessing whether it will rain tomorrow. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-weather-forecasters-wont-tell-you-2014-02-14.)

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