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India’s Dabur plans to bid adieu to Aviva

We think it’s time to wish Aviva a goodbye! FMCG player Dabur is all geared up to bid UK-based financial services major Aviva Plc adieu. The FMCG player Dabur and financial services Aviva shared 10 years of a joint life insurance venture in the Indian Markets.

What You Need to Know About Acme Packet Now


Each year, we take a look back in order to look ahead. We do this by industry, by trend, and ultimately by stock. Here's a closer look at Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), Fool style.

Is GameStop the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if GameStop(NYSE: GME) fits the bill.

 

Is Big Lots' Management Creating Value?


Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, once said, "I think I've been in the top 5% of my age cohort all my life in understanding the power of incentives, and all my life I've underestimated it. And never a year passes but I get some surprise that pushes my limit a little farther."

High-Priced Stocks Worth Every Penny


Penny stocks are one way to double your money, though they tend to be fraught with risk. But there are equally shiny opportunities trading at the other end of the price spectrum, too. I call 'em "three-digit stocks," yet if they're anything like Berkshire Hathaway, they can trade in the four-, five-, and six-digit range, too.

5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: U.S. Ecology


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hazardous waste disposal specialist U.S. Ecology (Nasdaq: ECOL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

How Much of a Bargain Is Aflac's Stock by the Numbers?


Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:


Is Dynegy's Management Creating Value?


Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, once said, "I think I've been in the top 5% of my age cohort all my life in understanding the power of incentives, and all my life I've underestimated it. And never a year passes but I get some surprise that pushes my limit a little farther."

9 Small Caps With Efficient Management Teams


When the financial crisis hit, small businesses were hit hard, but it looks like business owners are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. According to a recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, small business optimism is the highest it's been since December 2007, particularly with regard to job creation and spending plans. A few of the highlights: less unfilled job openings, and more hiring (and fewer layoffs) on the horizon.

Is Medtronic the Perfect Stock?


Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if Medtronic(NYSE: MDT) fits the bill.