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Not Listening to Buffett Cost Me Thousands

Forbes recently ranked Berkshire Hathaway
Chairman Warren Buffett as the second-richest man in the world, with an
estimated net worth of $37 billion. Although his net worth has dropped
by a cool $25 billion over the preceding 12 months, it's still an
impressive haul.

Are You Ready to Make Real Money?

Thanks to the recent rally, you may be feeling pretty good about yourself. After all, Dow members such as Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), and 3M (NYSE: MMM) are all up 28% or more since March 9. If you're new to the market, you may be thinking that this stock-picking stuff is easy money.

A Fool Looks Back

It won't be long before Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) tighten their boxing gloves and go at one another in the ring.


Analysts Say This Stock Is a Double

Pssst. I've got a stock tip for you. Three of them, actually.
Each of these stocks has been savaged over the past several years and,
hey, analysts say each of them is at least a double.

Is This the Next Incredible Buying Opportunity?

Do you know the five best years to have bought stocks in the past four decades? They were 1974, 1982, 1987, 1990, and 2002.

Jackson remembered in Indiana hometown

Gary -- More than 30 of Michael Jackson's family members attended an honorary event to the late pop singer in his hometown of Gary, Ind., event organizers say.

The Gary (Ind.) Post Tribune said nearly 7,500 people were on hand Friday at Gary's U.S. Steel Yard to remember the famous music star who grew up in the Indiana city.

"Before Michael Jackson knew the Jackson 5, he knew a family. He knew Joe Jackson, knew Katherine," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said at the ceremony, referring to Jackson's father and mother.

Despite his worldwide fame, Jackson visited Gary on occasion and honored the city where he first began his musical career.

Blood thinner from Eli Lilly gets FDA nod

New York, July 11: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a go ahead to Effient, the highly anticipated blood thinner from the Indiana based Eli Lilly &Company (NYSE: LLY) and Tokyo based Daiichi Sankyo Co. (TYO: 4568)

Home sales rise in Baltimore area

Baltimore -- Home sales in the Baltimore area rose 2 percent in June -- the first increase since January 2007, statistics released Friday showed.

Sales increased in every jurisdiction in the metro area except Baltimore City, where sales slipped 1 percent. But even city sales showed a big improvement over the month before, The Baltimore Sun reported Friday.

Housing prices continue to fall, the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems said.

A January 2007 increase of nearly 4 percent in home sales proved to be an anomaly, the report said. It came after a year of declines and was followed by even worse declines.

Tweeting from Buckingham Palace

London, July 11: The Royal family of Britain has expanded its kingdom online – they have signed on to the popular micro-blogging site Twitter.

MLB: Arizona 8, Florida 0

Phoenix -- Dan Haren cooled off Florida's bats by throwing a four-hitter Friday, and Felipe Lopez hit a three-run homer to bring Arizona an 8-0 win over the Marlins.

Haren (9-5) turned things around by recording the second shutout of his seven-year career. He retired the last nine men he faced and struck out nine.

Miguel Montero gave Arizona the only run it needed with a solo homer in the second, and Lopez delivered his three-run shot in a five-run fourth inning. Haren reached on an infield single and scored on the Lopez homer.

Ricky Nolasco (6-7) had won four straight decisions before giving up seven runs on nine hits in six innings. Florida had won its previous two games.