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Battered Budgets May Bolster Bettors

The daily double of state budget shortfalls and politicians fearing tax increases appears to be good news for racetrack companies like MTR Gaming (Nasdaq: MNTG) and Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN).

5 Deathbed Stocks?

We've all heard of the "death rattle," the last gasp from a lost soul's lungs. Sometimes, we seem to hear it from the companies in which we invest: Revenues dry up. Margins contract. Profits evaporate. All of these signs suggest that their condition is worsening -- a financial death rattle, if you will.

Jessica Simpson And Tony Romo call it quits, once again

Los Angeles, July 14: U.S. singer Jessica Simpson and NFL star Tony Romo have called it quits, according to several online reports. The couple broke up on Thursday, just a day before Simpson’s 29th birthday, the reports claim, citing some unnamed sources as saying.

Profit First From Industrial Suppliers

Don't expect our ailing economy to turn around too rapidly. Sure, President Obama rejected the notion we needed a second stimulus package, saying instead that the massive infusion of cash he's already approved needs a chance to work. His appeal came right after the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) reported that its manufacturing index shows signs that the economy's rate of contraction may be slowing.

Microsoft's Head Is in the Clouds

In a long-overdue move, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is ready for its cloud computing close-up.

Why You're Paying Too Much for These Stocks

Trying to find a great stock sometimes feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. With thousands of companies to dig through, many of which you may never have heard of before, it takes a lot of effort to do the research necessary to try to find tomorrow's big winners.

Get a Real Feel for Steel

The great financial maelstrom of 2008 ravaged growth trends worldwide, leaving a cloud of uncertainty in its wake. But the steel sector is finally delving beyond the here and now, offering increasingly specific previews of the road ahead. The remaining challenge for Fools: determining which of those prognostications are correct.

6 Tips on Frugal Living

You might think that prudent living is about having less and doing less, but it is actually doing more with what you have.

Rocket Stock or Dud?

"The bigger they are, the harder they fall." It's the worst nightmare
of every investor in today's market -- buying a rocket stock just
before it takes a nosedive.

A 1-in-100 Investor

Just as the first 100 days in office set the tone for any new president, Motley Fool CAPS
keeps an eye on how well investors do in the same span of time. Some of
our best -- we call them All-Stars -- have achieved scores of 100 on
stock selections in their first 100 days on CAPS. In this column, we're
looking at our best members, to see who made some of their best stock
selections early on. And we want to see which stocks those members
think will be the next big hits.