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Sara Lee Passes This Key Test

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) 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.

 

The Motley Fool's Weekly Editors' Picks

 Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jampacked with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.

 

This Week's Rising Star Recommendations

 While one of our Fool writers was warning of irrational exuberance in the current market environment, our undaunted Rising Star analysts stormed ahead this week by buying seven stocks for their portfolios. Below, I've briefly summarized four of those recommendations and provided links to the three others.

 

FBI demands removal of its seal from Wikipedia

According to a report published in the New York Times, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) via a letter demanded that Wikipedia removes agency’s official seal from its article on FBI as they do not possess the necessary authorization to use it.

LiLo hunts for attorney to fight her case sans fee

Time is ticking really fast for Lindsay Lohan. Without a last minute appeal, the 90-day jail stint is imminent for the 24-year-old actress.

Irish Stocks You Can Actually Buy


As markets become more globalized and economies become more entwined, it's impossible to ignore the importance of investing in international stocks. Mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs have all combined to make your international choices simpler, quicker, and in many cases, more efficient.