NewsWatch: Dow 29,000 in sight, as fading Mideast tensions help to jolt stock market higher

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

The Dow Jones Industrial Average makes a spectacular move higher, with the blue-chip benchmark on the verge of moving above another important psychological milestone in just over a month. See full story.

Want to live longer? Drink this three times a week

New research suggests sipping this drink lowers the risk of death from heart disease and stroke See full story.

Here’s how much it may cost to retire in each state in America

And most of us don’t even have close to enough money saved. See full story.

Taco Bell will try paying some managers $100,000 a year — but In-N-Out Burger already pays managers $160,000

Pay disparities in the fast-food industry are among the widest of any sector, some research suggests. See full story.

J.C. Penney, Macy’s and other department stores don’t have many more seasons left for a turnaround, analyst says

The clock is ticking for department stores like Macy’s Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. Inc., according to Sucharita Kodali, retail analyst at Forrester. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories See full story.