Veronica Lake had the most famous hairdo of the 1940s, if not the twentieth century. Her star turn in Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels and her noir pairings with Alan Ladd made her Paramount’s biggest wartime draw behind Hope and Crosby, but behind the scenes, Lake was a loner with a drinking problem who didn’t give an F about Hollywood etiquette. Bankrupt and without a studio contract, in the early 1950s she consciously quit movies. She claimed she left Hollywood to save her own life - so how did she end up dead at 50?
This Week in Barron's: Consequences of China moving away from US Treasuries; Alpha Natural Resources stock could rally more than 30% from here; Gen-X'ers and Gen-Y'ers could shift more of their retirement portfolio out of bonds and into stocks; some think ICON plc's stock could rally by as much as 40% in the next 12-18 months.
As the market continues to rise to new levels, the Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen joins Veronica Dagher to break down the many questions on shareholders' minds, and what the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 20000 ultimately means for investors.