NewsWatch: Stormy start to October has stock investors worried: Will Q4 be ‘deja vu all over again’?

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

As the fourth quarter gets off to the worst start for stocks since the financial crisis of 2008, memories of last year’s fourth quarter may haunt investors, but there may be reasons for cheer. See full story.

This widening crack in the mortgage market could sink U.S. home prices

Re-defaults on already modified mortgages are a threat to homeowners, writes Keith Jurow. See full story.

Your questions about retirement planning boiled down to 20 answers

Confused about investing, Medicare, Social Security? Start here. See full story.

The GM strike is really about the switch to electric cars

Auto-assembly workers are in a difficult position — fewer of them will be needed. See full story.

This could be the next gold mine for Tesla and other electric vehicles

Charging stations will outnumber gas stations, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Unemployment hit a 50-year low of 3.5% in September, according to government data released Friday. See full story.

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