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US companies brace for imminent Grexit

Efforts by Greece to avoid defaults on its payments notwithstanding, US companies have already started preparing contingency plans to brace for imminent Grexit, the likely scenario of Greece exiting the Euro.

4 Ways to Plug Your Money Leaks


Resolving to save Foolishly is good. Resolving to spend Foolishly is better. We all spend. We buy groceries, services, and birthday gifts. We pay mortgages and utility bills. We go on dates and take vacations. We invest. (Right?) Like a hyped-up 2-year-old, money never sits still. All we can do is make sure it heads in the right direction. And if you're like me, that's a challenge most of the time.

This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades

 At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

 

iPads for Bankers

 We recently learned from two of the biggest distributors of technology devices that tablets are among the fastest-growing product lines both domestically and in Europe. Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) and Ingram-Micro(NYSE: IM) both pointed to strong demand throughout the entire technology space and the surprising strength of tablet sales, especially to corporations. Although Ingram-Micro CEO Greg Spierkel reported that much of the sales were to corporations with a large base of outside traveling salespeople, it looks as if the financial industry will also soon be a large source of customers.

 

Motricity Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


The Cheapest Industry Leader in the Market Today

 How much would you pay for the shares of a business that dominates its industry and is extremely profitable? What if I told you that you can buy such shares today for less than one time book value and less than nine times estimated 2011 earnings?

 

This Just In: More Upgrades and Downgrades

 At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

 

Election 2010: What It Means for Your Money

 Final score: Republicans take the House, Democrats hold the Senate, Giants win it all! 

 

A Solid Play for Post-Manipulation Silver

 Silver is an entirely new market this week. Following CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton's public condemnation of "fraudulent efforts to persuade and deviously control" the precious metal's price, market participants should now be far less able to continue such deceit.

 

Foreclosure delay may hurt housing market--Caldwell

Phyllis Caldwell, chief of the Homeownership Preservation Office has warned that any delay in the sale of mortgaged properties caused by investigations and revaluation of allegedly faulty foreclosure documents could initiate a downward trend in the housing market.