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Your voice reveals your faithfulness to partner

As bizarre as it may seem, a new study has found that humans can predict if their partners will cheat by listening to their voices.

Time to Sell PepsiCo?

 Should you sell PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. But if you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

Is Chevron a Sell?

 Should you sell Chevron (NYSE: CVX)today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. If you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

Should You Sell Biogen Idec Today?

 Should you sell Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB) today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. If you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

EnergySolutions Passes This Key Test

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for EnergySolutions (NYSE: ES) 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.

 

Judge tosses McCourts' marital agreement

Los Angeles -- A judge Tuesday threw out a marital agreement Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt contended gave him sole ownership of the baseball club.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled the 2004 marital property agreement was insufficient to back Frank McCourt's claim his wife Jamie wasn't entitled to an ownership stake in the Dodgers as part of their divorce, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Gordon made the ruling more than two months after an 11-day trial during which Jamie McCourt argued she didn't know that by signing the agreement she'd be surrendering her rights to the team.

"The court finds that the marital property agreement is not a valid and enforceable agreement," Gordon wrote.

Is NRG Energy a Sell?

 Should you sell NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. If you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

Should You Sell Hologic Right Now?

 Should you sell Hologic (Nasdaq: HOLX) today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. If you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

DioGuardi writing 'Idol' memoir

Los Angeles -- Songwriter Kara DioGuardi is writing a book about her two seasons as a judge on TV's "American Idol," said It Books, a division of HarperCollins.

TVGuide.com said the memoir will be called "A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and 'American Idol.'"

The entertainment news Web site did not say when the book is expected to be published.

After leaving "Idol," DioGuardi was hired as a judge for Bravo's singing competition show, "Going Platinum," which is set to premiere next year.

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Robber wants out in time to start a family

NORWOOD, Mass., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty Monday to eight armed robbery charges told the judge he wants to get out of jail in time to start a family.

Dimitri Long, 34, of Norwood, sent a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock before pleading guilty Monday saying he would "like to go home to my mom while she's still alive and still have the chance to start a family with my girlfriend," the Boston Herald reported.

"I do not want to take this case to trial, nor cause any problems or prolong this case for you and the district attorney. I am sorry for any problems I'm causing," wrote Long, who was dubbed the "U30 Bandit" for his ability to rob financial institutions in less than 30 seconds.