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3 Unbelievable Bargains to Buy Right Now

 Which companies are tomorrow's big winners? In our ongoing series, I'm chatting with Fool analysts and advisors to find out the stocks on their watchlists and the catalysts that would induce them to buy. By the end of today's article, you'll get three companies that the man in charge of training our analysts thinks you should be watching and three that he recently bought for his personal portfolio.


State bans alcoholic drinks containing caffeine

Sale of drinks containing both alcohol and caffeine has been banned by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

FDA allows Hillandale farms to sell eggs after recall

Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, one of the Iowa egg producers tied to the salmonella contamination that sickened thousands this summer, is open for business starting Monday, after the company adopted adequate measures to improve conditions and clean up its facilities.

Report: World Cup votes offered for sale

London -- Two FIFA officials offered to sell their votes in the competition to host the 2018 World Cup, The Sunday Times of London reported.

The newspaper said it had video of Nigerian Amos Adamu, a FIFA executive committee member, apparently offering to sell his vote for $800,000 -- something that would be against FIFA rules.

The Sunday Times also alleged Oceania Football Confederation President Reynald Temarii demanded a contribution for a sports academy in exchange for his vote.
The newspaper said its reporters posed as supporters of the United States' bid to host the event and were filmed by other undercover journalists.

The United States announced Friday it was withdrawing its bid for the 2018 World Cup.

Newer cars cleared for higher ethanol use

Washington -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it would allow the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol for 2007 and newer cars and light trucks.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said tests have been concluded that support the use of fuel with a higher concentration of the bio-fuel, which has been allowed in concentrations of up to 10 percent for most vehicles since 1979.

"Thorough testing has now shown that E15 does not harm emissions control equipment in newer cars and light trucks. Wherever sound science and the law support steps to allow more home-grown fuels in America's vehicles, this administration takes those steps," Jackson said.

Another Weezer CD on its way

Los Angeles -- The U.S. rock band Weezer is set to release the CD "Death to False Metal," its follow-up to "Hurley," Universal Music Enterprises said Tuesday.

The new album is to go on sale Nov. 2. "Hurley" was released last month.

"'Death to False Metal' is not a traditional collection of studio leftovers or songs from the vault, but a wholly original follow-up to Weezer's just-released 'Hurley,'" the record label said in a news release. "The album was created using the basic
tracks of 10 previously unreleased recordings -- nine never-before-heard songs plus one cover -- to assemble a brand new and truly modern-sounding record. The result is an evolution for the band, a giant step forward with a nod to the past."

Boeing to offer flights to space station

Chicago -- U.S. industrial giant Boeing said Wednesday passenger flights to the International Space Station could be up for sale soon.

"We're ready now to start talking to prospective customers," said Eric Anderson, chairman of Space Adventures, which would handle sales for a seat on the capsule that Boeing is currently developing for NASA, The New York Times reported.

Boeing said any seats NASA does not use would be available for passengers.

The price has not been determined, nor has the question of who gets a window seat, but there could be room for three commercial passengers above and beyond the four professional astronauts scheduled on each flight in the CST-100 capsule.

Hathaway's jewelry being sold

New York -- Jewelry and other gifts given to Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway by ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri are up for sale on, the Web site said.

A Tiffany clock, a Cartier figurine, earrings, watches, bracelets and necklaces were all confiscated or handed over when Follieri was arrested in 2008. The items are being sold online by Gaston & Sheehan auctioneers through Sept. 28 under the supervision of the U.S. Marshals Service, the New York Daily News reported.

Follieri agreed to a plea deal and is now serving a sentence of more than four years in prison for stealing investors' money in real-estate scams.

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

Yankees' Jeter puts penthouse up for sale

New York -- The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter has put his Manhattan Trump World Tower penthouse up for sale at an asking price of $20 million, Tower officials said.

The shortstop's four-bedroom, 5,425-square-foot loft on the 88th floor was listed on the Trump Sales and Leasing Web site, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
"Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a penthouse on top of The Trump World Tower," the Web site listing says.

The apartment also has 5.5 bathrooms, a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, dining room, media room, living room, library, gallery and powder room.

Jeter bought the high-rise residence for $12.6 million from Donald Trump in 2001, shortly after signing a $189 million, 10-year deal with the Yankees.

US military bans sale of EA’s ‘Medal Of Honor’ on bases

As per several media reports, U.S. military has decided to ban the sale of Electronic Arts upcoming game ‘Medal Of Honor’ on all its base stores as the content of the game is highly controversial.