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Lopsided HP Goes Hurd-Less

The world doesn't stop just because a CEO gets kicked in the duff. And so the sun keeps rising in the east, chocolate is still the only candy worth eating, and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) reported third-quarter earnings Thursday night, even after Mark Hurd got unceremoniously dumped out of the CEO chair.

Cliffs Natural Resources' Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth.

Is Sirius XM Going to $1.40?

Skeptics continue to shed their cynical skin when it comes to Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI).

How Buffett Beats the Market

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) Chairman Warren Buffett has racked up market-beating returns over the long term. So what does Buffett look for in an investment? Is his success more art than science? Can individual investors really invest like Buffett? I recently asked Georgetown University McDonough School of Business professor Prem Jain, author of Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing.

Treasury: Volcker Rule "a Top Priority"

The following is part one of a three-part interview. Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr and Motley Fool editor Ilan Moscovitz discuss misconceptions about financial reform; the Volcker Rule, designed to separate proprietary trading from commercial banking at firms like JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), derivatives; and Washington.

Windstream's Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth.

These Stocks Are the Biggest Sells in Energy

As an investor, it doesn't pay to follow the crowd.

3 Stocks That Just Make Sense

"I like to go for cinches. I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out."
-- Warren Buffett

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