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Do You Understand Sears’ Real Estate Potential?

Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD)
It seems that, for the most part, investors and analysts have come around to the value proposition put forth by Eddie Lampert’s Sears Holdings Corporation......(read more)

A Stupid Idea for Coke From the Get-Go

The Coca-Cola Company
A few years back I won a free Palm Handspring PDA from a The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) bottle cap promotion, proving the benefits from such marketing......(read more)

Want to Invest in Crowdfunding? Read This First

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Want to raise funding for a pizza museum in Philly? Been there. How about a funeral? Done that. Maybe a crowdfunded porta-potty? Yes, we’ve seen......(read more)

America’s Peak Oil Plan in Two Charts

Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE)
It’s easy to talk about peak oil in a theoretical sense and ignore the real changes that are already happening. Not only is America producing more......(read more)

Is the World on the Verge of a Shale Oil Boom?

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)
According to a new report from research firm IHS Global Insights, the world may be on the verge of a shale energy boom. But before investors get too excited......(read more)

3 Companies That Might Acquire Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)
Is it possible that Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) will be acquired by one of its larger competitors – Walgreen or CVS? The answer is likely “......(read more)

5 Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 10% Per Year

KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE:KFN)
Dividend investors would be wise to focus not just on a stock’s current yield, but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. That......(read more)

The Pharmaceutical Industry’s 10 Biggest R&D Budgets

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
Innovation is everything when it comes to the pharmaceutical sector. Behind those glorious 75%-plus gross margins associated with branded and patented......(read more)

Rent vs. Buy: Why Buying a House Generally Wins

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)
Rent vs. buy. In finance circles, it’s a bigger debate than “paper vs. plastic” or “tastes great vs. less filling.” It remains......(read more)

Warren Buffett Won’t Abandon Bank of America

hedge fund research
Source: The Motley Fool. Two years ago, Warren Buffett called Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan to suggest a deal. In exchange for a......(read more)

Look What the Koch Brothers Are Buying Now

Barack Obama serious
Conservative billionaires and liberal bugaboos Charles and David Koch are believed to have spent nearly $100 million on the 2012 elections, hoping to......(read more)

The End of Investment Banks

Biggest IPOs in US History
On this day in economic and business history … Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced their intent to become......(read more)

What Tesla Wants and Renewables Need

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) is developing a not-so-secret technology — and it’s not the only one. If Mr. Market decides its innovation is......(read more)

This Stock Has All the Characteristics of a Benjamin Graham Investment

Universal Corp
In his book “The Intelligent Investor,“ Benjamin Graham set out some key rules that should be adhered to when analyzing companies in order......(read more)

Is the American Consumer in Worse Shape Now Than 4 Years Ago?

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and broader-based S&P 500 (S&P Indices:.INX) are up a staggering 137% and 151% from their March......(read more)

This Massive Gold Project Is Doomed

Ternium S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TX)
Perhaps Anglo American saw the writing on the wall. After the Environmental Protection Agency opposed the massive Pebble copper project in Alaska that......(read more)

Can Big Beer Break Into Craft Brew?

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ADR)
It’s no secret that the growth in the domestic beer industry is coming from craft brews. For example, in 2012, sales of craft grew 17%, while the......(read more)

Should Investors Follow Carl Icahn Into This Auto Supplier?

Carl Icahn - Icahn Capital Lp
Despite continued trouble in Europe, the auto supply sector has been outpacing the broader market averages over the past year, as it rides higher auto......(read more)

Defense News Roundup: Saudi Tanks, UAE Rockets, and Fighters for Tunisia

Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)
The U.S. military has a reputation as a somewhat secretive organization. But in one respect at least, the Pentagon is one of the most “open”......(read more)

Chipotle Doubles Down on Organic

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) has always sought to distinguish itself from the typical fast-food competition. Unlike rivals such as McDonald......(read more)

Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Flu Season

AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN)
To me, flu season is a lot like Christmas; there’s a defined time period when we expect it to occur, yet it seems to appear earlier and earlier......(read more)

Are Farmers to Blame for Resistant Pests?

genetically modified foods
The Western Corn Rootworm is one of the five agricultural pests that have developed resistance to GM crops. Source: Wikimedia Commons. A study conducted......(read more)

The World Needs 390 Billion Barrels of New Oil Production by 2035

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)
Photo credit: Anadarko. Production from legacy oil wells is declining each year. At the same time, demand from emerging markets is rising rapidly. When......(read more)

3 Tech Companies for Dividend Growth Investors

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)
Dividend growth investing is a powerful and time-proven approach to selecting long-term winners for your portfolio. The tech sector has traditionally......(read more)

The Best Holding Period Is a Really Long, Long Time

The Gap Inc.
Recently, my Fool colleague John Maxfield highlighted data from M&T Bank showing that the top-performing S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) components over......(read more)
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