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Steven Madden Passes This Key Test

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Steven Madden (Nasdaq: SHOO) 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.

 

Navistar Blows a Tire


Navistar (NYSE: NAV) missed earnings!Horrors! Its earnings fell 10% short of expectations! Disaster! Settle down, Fool. I know you're disappointed, but really -- the quarter wasn't half bad. Not nearly as bad as you might think from the 3% haircut investors are giving Navistar's stock price today.

Is Raytheon Going to Burn You?


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

CGGVeritas Passes This Key Test


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

Did RIM Drop the Torch or Not?

 So we underestimated Research In Motion(Nasdaq: RIMM) again. And by "we" I mean me, you, and everybody else. The BlackBerry maker's third quarter shocked us all with strong results. Year-over-year revenue growth of 40% brought sales to $5.5 billion, comfortably above the $5.4 billion analyst consensus.

Is Lancaster Colony Going to Burn You?

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Lancaster Colony (Nasdaq: LANC) 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.

 

The Fool Looks Ahead

 Monday

The new trading week starts slowly on the earnings front, so let's turn to Monday night, when Paul McCartney takes the stage in New York's legendary Apollo.

 

Free iPads Are Coming

 You don't need to squander away your time on bogus auction sites or fall for social networking scams to nab the ultimately elusive free or nearly free iPads.

 

Is Walgreen's Stock a Bargain 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:

 

Universe may have more stars than thought

New Heaven, Conn. -- The observable universe may hold as many as three times the number of stars previously estimated by astronomers just a year ago, U.S. researchers say.

Astronomers at Yale University said a particular kind of galaxy may contain 10 times more red dwarf stars than thought, which would triple the number of stars in the universe as a whole, the Christian Science Monitor reported Wednesday.

The Yale researchers surveyed eight huge elliptical galaxies selected from two vast galaxy clusters 53 million to 321 million light-years from Earth.

Surveys of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, have found red dwarfs outnumber sun-like stars by about 100 to 1, Yale astronomer Pieter van Dokkum said.