Top Ten: Weekend roundup: The Uber IPO | China trade fight heats up | 16 ways Americans waste money

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MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.

1. Uber’s big belly-flop

Uber Technologies UBER, -7.62%  fell below its offering price in the initial minutes of its hyped stock-market debut. The car-share company priced its shares at $45 a share and expects to raise at least $8.1 billon. At that price, the entire company would be worth more than $75 billion, making it the largest to go public since Facebook in May 2012.

More about Uber and arch-competitor Lyft:

Uber IPO: 5 things you need to know about the biggest IPO in years

The Uber IPO question: Which promises do you buy?

Uber Eats is one of the cheapest delivery apps, but prices may rise post-IPO

Lyft and Uber will be fighting for your dollars, but investors will want them to raise prices

Lyft reports large losses in post-IPO earnings, but predicts 2019 will be ‘peak loss year’

Lyft stops providing key data after IPO, then insults investors’ intelligence

2. Market-moving trade negotiations with China

Broad stock indexes were on pace for their worst week of 2019, as it became apparent that President Trump was set to pull the trigger on his threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion in annual imports from China to 25% from 10%.

More on the trade conflict:

Here’s how hard the escalating tariff fight will hit the economy

Trump’s trade fight with China hasn’t affected most Americans so far. That could change.

Here are the stocks to buy if an all-out U.S.-China trade war erupts, says Goldman

Three trade deal outcomes and what they could mean for the S&P 500: Bank of America

3. Achieving financial independence means sweating the small stuff

A 75-year-old retiree lists 16 money wasters that keep people from saving for retirement; hundreds of readers respond.

More on planning and saving for retirement:

Americans are saving more for retirement, but it may not be enough

Behavioral finance experts say these 5 things can make you richer in your old age

4. Digging deeper into marijuana stocks

Jeff Reeves lists five under-the-radar marijuana stocks he believes investors should look at.

5. Revolutionary genomics companies

Michael Brush examines three biotech stocks that are changing lives.

6. Underappreciated long-term tax breaks through your health insurance

This decision can save you money now and make you even more later. Here’s how to make the most of a health savings account.

7. The disappearing primary care doctor

Physicians employed by hospitals or health groups now outnumber those with their own practices. Here’s why many primary care doctors in the U.S. are closing their offices.

More health-related coverage:

President Trump is calling for an end to surprise medical bills — why that’s harder than it sounds

5 ways to reap more benefits from your fitness tracker

8. Pitfalls in a non-compete contract

A startling number of American workers — at various income levels — have signed non-compete contracts, which can make it very difficult for them to find their next jobs. Here’s what to do if your boss asks you to sign one.

9. Tips for selling your home

If you are thinking of selling your home, here are tips on timing and actions you can take to make it more attractive to buyers.

More on housing:

This map shows where you can find the cheapest mortgage payments

Lax standards for home equity lines of credit echo bubble-era madness l

10. A bizarre bond market

It is one thing for the market yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.91%  to match the yield on 6-month Treasury notes TMUBMUSD06M, +0.19% but it is even stranger that the yields on Greece’s 3- and 5-year bonds are lower than similar U.S. government debt.

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