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Baidu expected to disclose record breaking profits

Baidu benefited much from Google's leaving China, but faces close competition from Qihoo.

Hackers attack Sony Ericsson's site in Canada

Sony acknowledged Wednesday that Sony Ericsson's eShop website has been hacked in Canada and personal information of about 2000 users has been compromised.

Tesla to sell 5.3mn shares to public

Tesla Motors has divulged its plans to sell 5.3 million shares and used the proceeds to expedite the development of the next-generation electric SUV vehicle, the Model X.

Workers abandon Japan nuclear plant as radiation surges

Workers working tirelessly at a tsunami-affected nuclear plant in Japan were asked to leave for a while when radiation levels began to peak. The circumstances suggest that the nuclear crisis in Japan is getting more serious with time.

Super Bowl loss may be lethal for heart--study

Heart racing excitement at a Super Bowl game takes a whole new meaning after U.S. researchers found that a loss for the home team can lead to heart attacks.

This Behemoth Is Down, But Not Out


Running a 24-hour live chat for charity was a challenge of my endurance as well as my mind. Plenty of great companies were brought up in our discussion, especially a few that had somehow fallen off my radar.

Why Does China Love Kiwis?

A few years back, I waxed philosophical -- and frustrated -- over the lack of good investment opportunities in the booming New Zealand economy. Surveying the investing landscape, I saw opportunities for U.S. companies like Time Warner and Microsoft to avail themselves of Kiwi expertise in the fields of video gaming and movie animation by contracting with local wunderkind Weta Workshop. But as for actual New Zealand stocks that you and I can buy, there was basically Telecom of New Zealand(NYSE: NZT) ... and that was it.

Blues' McDonald out with concussion

St. Louis -- Veteran St. Louis Blues center Andy McDonald is out indefinitely with a concussion, Coach Davis Payne said Tuesday.

McDonald, 33, was hurt late in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Edmonton when he fell and was kneed in the head by Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff.

McDonald has eight goals and 17 points in 28 games this season, tying him with David Backes for the team lead in points.

In his 10-season career with St. Louis and Anaheim, he has 153 goals and 260 assists in 590 games.

St. Louis is tied with Nashville for fourth place at the bottom of the Central Division of the Western Conference.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Wizards' Armstrong suspended 1 game

New York -- The NBA Wednesday slapped a one-game suspension on Washington Wizards center Hilton Armstrong for his flagrant foul in a loss to Miami.

Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president for basketball operations, said Armstrong will lose his pay for the one game, as well. Armstrong will sit out the Wizards' game at Toronto Wednesday night.

Armstrong was disciplined for shoving Joel Anthony during a layup attempt Monday and was ejected following the flagrant foul.

Heat forward Juwan Howard was given a technical foul and ejected from the game for shoving Armstrong following the incident.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI)

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.