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Shock for investors? Google CEO Page bogged down by Vocal Cord Paralysis

Now this is some troubling news! Google’s CEO Larry Page has admitted that he faces vocal cord paralysis that makes him face difficulty in breathing and speaking some times. But the gentleman still manages to run his company to the best!

Electronic transactions’ impact on branch banking

We are advancing ahead to replace the financially trained bankers with automated machines and chest of drawers with super computers and servers. There is a drastic change in the interface between bank and customer after advent of modern machines & growing demand of E-commerce.

What suits you best: Lease a car or owning it?

Owning a four wheeler can be a tedious task but when you weigh the pros against the cons, you don't have to tell me what you would like to have. The most important question however, is if you should lease a car or splurge the money on a new one.

How to spot a crook company?

Stock Investment Fraud

Neither global energy giant Enron was the first of its kind nor Indian software major Satyam was the last. Crook companies were always around and will continue to stay despite international governments making their best efforts.

4 Reasons to Sell a Stock

The hope of profits and the joy of ownership make buying stocks a fairly simple decision, especially in comparison to the tormented hair-pulling that's often associated with selling.When to jettison a stock is a difficult decision, so we won't pretend there's a one-size-fits-all formula. However, guidelines can make selling decisions easier. At Motley Fool Pro, the following are four key factors in any sell considerations.

Why Apple Is Better Than Gold

My critique of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) inspired not one, not two, but three Foolish rebuttals.This made me realize I should give credit where credit is due. There is one popular "investment" that makes Apple look like Scarlett Johansson in comparison:

So Long to the "Perfect" Economy

It's the day before-the-day before Christmas, and you know what that means -- the new BEA spending and income report is here! (Hurray?) This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis released its monthly summary of Americans' collective checkbook. I know how excited you'll all be to see it, so I won't keep you waiting. Here's how it looks.

Does This Make Harte-Hanks a Sell?

There's no foolproof way to know the future for Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS) 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.

Does This Mean Cisco Systems Will Bomb Next Quarter?

There's no foolproof way to know the future for Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) 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.

Sirius XM Is an Easy Rider

Petite cars? Two wheels? If you're rolling down the street, you're in Sirius XM Radio's (Nasdaq: SIRI) crosshairs.The satellite radio giant struck deals with MINI USA and BMW Motorcycles -- both BMW appendages -- to offer Sirius satellite receivers as standard equipment beginning with the 2011 model year vehicles. The radios will come with a free year of Sirius Everything. If Sirius XM's future is anything like its past, roughly half of those installations will convert into self-paying customers after the trial is up.