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LinkedIn introduces groundbreaking app, allows users to follow global icons

In a bid to boost its popularity, LinkedIn allows its users to follow their favorite visionaries while building professional links!

Is a Revenue Miss Coming for DST Systems?

 

There's no foolproof way to know the future for DST Systems (NYSE: DST) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.




Global Payments Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

Netflix Shakes Hands With Sony

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is playing nice with yet another studio, agreeing to hold back on renting Sony (NYSE: SNE) movies during the first 28 days that a new release is out on DVD. According to All Things D's Media Memo column, Sony will reward Netflix's restraint with cheaper DVD prices and broader streaming access.

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Vascular Solutions

 

We'd all like to invest as successfully as the legendary Warren Buffett. He calculates return on invested capital (ROIC) to help determine whether a company has an economic moat -- the ability to earn returns on its money beyond that money's cost.

Hooker Furniture: Deflation Fighter


I've been a deflationist since 2009. I know that Fed chief Ben Bernanke has promised to do whatever it takes to ensure that deflation -- falling demand that leads to falling prices -- doesn't spread through the U.S. economy, but I'm not sure he really has the power to stop it.

Mrs. Obama gets royal sendoff from Spain

Marbella, Spain -- First lady Michelle Obama had a lunch date with the king and queen of Spain Sunday on the final day of her girl's only vacation in Europe, her schedulers said.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia invited Obama and her daughter, Sasha, to their summer palace on Majorca before they jetted back to Washington later in the day.

The relatively intimate gathering came the day after a star-studded charity gala in Marbella that Obama was invited to but sent her regrets.

The event was hosted by Hollywood stars Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria and held in the same swank hotel where the Obama party was checked in.

What Investors Think About Apartment Investment and Management


Together, we are all trying to build our fortunes by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work to scour earnings reports, scrutinize key data, and assess the competition.

Is This Junk Worth the Risk?


In the financial markets, investors who take risks often reap the biggest rewards. Although most of the bond market has been among investors' favorite places for new money in recent months, junk bonds just might be giving you enough potential reward to justify their risk.

Should You Go With Stocks or Bonds for Income?

The conventional wisdom is clear: Bonds are best for
people in or near retirement. They provide the desired income
and can be much more reliable than stocks. Well... yes and
no, if you ask me.