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Business ups and downs http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/17076/all/feed en PepsiCo: Flat or Fizzing? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/pepsico-flat-or-fizzing-id-1087050.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Global snack and beverage producer <strong>PepsiCo</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">PEP</span>)</span><br /> posted encouraging results for its fiscal-2009 third quarter. But<br /> despite sequential improvement, the company will need heavy investment<br /> to align its products with shifting consumer trends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Revenue came in light, at $11.08 billion, a 1.5% decline from the<br /> year-ago period and slightly below analyst expectations. However, a 10%<br /> year-over-year gain in earnings per share -- $1.09 versus $0.99 -- beat<br /> expectations, although results were helped by a lower tax rate.<br /> Excluding mark-to-market and one-time items in both periods, EPS rose<br /> 2%. Those who prefer to pour from the currency-neutral tap can cite a<br /> more respectable 8% increase.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/pepsico%20logo_23.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="53" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/pepsico-flat-or-fizzing-id-1087050.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/pepsico-flat-or-fizzing-id-1087050.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Global snack and beverage producer Investing investment Top Story United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 22:11:37 +0000 Mike Pienciak 87050 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 5-Star Stocks on the Upswing http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1087022.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal<br /> when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the<br /> wind at their back takes time, patience, and a good dose of due<br /> diligence.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> the Fool's investing community of more than 140,000 members, we've<br /> found that our "five-star portfolio" is up 15.31% between January 2007<br /> and April 2009, compared to a loss of 40.6% for the S&amp;P 500.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/rogers%20corp_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1087022.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1087022.html#comments Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Markets Top Story United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:12:18 +0000 Motley Fool 87022 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 4-Star Stocks on the Upswing http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1087021.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal<br /> when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the<br /> wind at their backs takes time, patience, and a good dose of due<br /> diligence.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> the Fool's investing community of more than 140,000 members, we've<br /> found that our "five-star portfolio" is up 15.31% between January 2007<br /> and April 2009, compared to a loss of 40.6% for the S&amp;P 500.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/usg%20logo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1087021.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1087021.html#comments Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Markets stocks Top Story United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:09:17 +0000 Motley Fool 87021 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 5 Stocks That Laugh at Wall Street http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/5-stocks-laugh-wall-street-id-1087011.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In these dour economic times, Mr. Market seems to enjoy dogpiling on<br /> any stock that dares to fall short of analysts' estimates. To defy that<br /> trend, we're here to celebrate stocks that didn't merely meet Wall<br /> Street's predictions, but laughed in analysts' faces<br /> by leaving their miserly forecasts in the dust. The companies below<br /> have all soundly trounced earnings estimates by 20% or more in the last<br /> quarter:</p> </div> </div> </div> <table class="ed-table" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th> <p align="center"> <strong>Company</strong> </p> </th> <th> <p align="center"> <strong>CAPS Rating</strong> </p> </th> <th> <p align="center"> <strong>EPS Surprise</strong> </p> </th> <th> <p align="center"> <strong>Est. EPS % Growth,</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Current Qtr</strong> </p> </th></tr></tbody></table><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/wall%20street%20logo_21.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/5-stocks-laugh-wall-street-id-1087011.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/5-stocks-laugh-wall-street-id-1087011.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Finance Financial holding co. Investing investment stocks Top Story United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:37:41 +0000 Rich Duprey 87011 at http://www.themoneytimes.com This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-1087000.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and<br /> their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage<br /> at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual<br /> ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>But in "This Just In," we don't simply tell you what the analysts<br /> said. We'll also show you whether they know what they're talking about.<br /> To help, we've enlisted Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> our tool for rating stocks and analysts alike. With CAPS, we track the<br /> long-term performance of Wall Street's best and brightest -- and its<br /> worst and sorriest, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/mcafee%20logo_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="90" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-1087000.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-1087000.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Top Story United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:36:31 +0000 Rich Smith 87000 at http://www.themoneytimes.com NVIDIA Can't Handle the Heat, Gets Out of the Kitchen http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/nvidia-cant-handle-heat-gets-out-kitchen-id-1086999.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Graphics chip specialist <strong>NVIDIA</strong> <span class="ticker">(Nasdaq: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">NVDA</span>)</span> is going back to Graphics 101. Lawsuits are forcing the company to hit the emergency brakes on its development of system chipsets, so NVIDA's future hangs on the success of its graphics products again.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>NVIDIA has been a major player in system chipsets for many years,<br /> providing the basic building blocks of modern computer systems for<br /> computers based on processors from <strong>Intel</strong> <span class="ticker">(Nasdaq: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">INTC</span>)</span> and <strong>Advanced Micro Devices</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">AMD</span>)</span>. While AMD and market forces have pummeled NVIDIA's consumer graphics<br /> business lately, sending that segment into a money-losing tailspin, the</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/nvidia%20logo_7.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/nvidia-cant-handle-heat-gets-out-kitchen-id-1086999.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/nvidia-cant-handle-heat-gets-out-kitchen-id-1086999.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Graphics chip specialist Investing investment Technology United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:33:43 +0000 Anders Bylund 86999 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Where Does YouTube Go From Here? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/where-does-youtube-go-here-id-1086990.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The big get bigger and the rich get richer. That's why <strong>McDonald's</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">MCD</span>)</span> slogan "Billions and billions served" is so memorable -- you feel like you're part of a worldwide <em>movement</em> every time you have a Big Mac.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>And for much the same reason, <strong>Google</strong> <span class="ticker">(Nasdaq: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">GOOG</span>)</span><br /> has adorned video-sharing site YouTube with a fresh logo, just in time<br /> for the third anniversary of its acquisition. The new header: "YouTube<br /> 1Bn -- 1 billion views per day!" The image file itself bears a cheeky<br /> name, too: "logo_holy_crap_1bn_a_day."</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/you%20tube_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/where-does-youtube-go-here-id-1086990.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/where-does-youtube-go-here-id-1086990.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Investing investment Technology Top Story United States video sharing website Fri, 09 Oct 2009 17:34:31 +0000 Anders Bylund 86990 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 7 Reasons to Worry About Next Week http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/7-reasons-worry-about-next-week-id-1086985.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We can intentionally crash a probe on the moon, but can we unintentionally crash the market?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The past few months of rallying markets have to be problematic to<br /> valuation hounds. Stocks are rising, but many key companies aren't<br /> growing their bottom lines.</p> <p>Let's go over a few of the blue chips and seemingly recession-proof<br /> companies facing dour bottom-line predictions for next week. Some of<br /> the names may surprise you:</p> <table class="ed-table" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th> <p align="center"> <strong>Company</strong> </p> </th></tr></tbody></table><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/intel%20logo_15.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="168" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/7-reasons-worry-about-next-week-id-1086985.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091009/7-reasons-worry-about-next-week-id-1086985.html#comments Business Business Advice Business ups and downs Investing investment Top Story United States Fri, 09 Oct 2009 17:22:06 +0000 Rick Aristotle Munarriz 86985 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 5-Star Stocks on the Upswing http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086875.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal<br /> when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the<br /> wind at their back takes time, patience, and a good dose of due<br /> diligence.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> the Fool's investing community of more than 140,000 members, we've<br /> found that our "five-star portfolio" is up 15.31% between January 2007<br /> and April 2009, compared to a loss of 40.6% for the S&amp;P 500.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/zix%20corp_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="81" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086875.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086875.html#comments Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Markets stocks Top Story United States Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:33:28 +0000 Motley Fool 86875 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 4-Star Stocks on the Upswing http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086874.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal<br /> when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the<br /> wind at their backs takes time, patience, and a good dose of due<br /> diligence.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> the Fool's investing community of more than 140,000 members, we've<br /> found that our "five-star portfolio" is up 15.31% between January 2007<br /> and April 2009, compared to a loss of 40.6% for the S&amp;P 500.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/analog%20device%20inc._0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="51" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086874.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086874.html#comments Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Markets stocks Top Story United States Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:31:07 +0000 Motley Fool 86874 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Playboy, Citigroup, and Google's Patent Problem http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/playboy-citigroup-and-googles-patent-problem-id-1086858.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We're about to get a hands-on lesson in the Law of Unintended<br /> Consequences. A small company is suing lots and lots of major<br /> businesses for patent infringement. While little Eolas is looking for a<br /> quick cash boost, its lawsuit has the potential to change how the patent system works.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>What's going on?</strong><br /> <br />Eolas' lawsuit targets 23 companies you may have heard of, like megabank <strong>Citigroup</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">C</span>)</span>, adult publisher <strong>Playboy</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">PLA</span>)</span>, and chip designer <strong>Texas Instruments</strong> <span class="ticker">(NYSE: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">TXN</span>)</span>.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/citigroup%20logo_23.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/playboy-citigroup-and-googles-patent-problem-id-1086858.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/playboy-citigroup-and-googles-patent-problem-id-1086858.html#comments american bank Business Business ups and downs Finance Investing investment search engine Top Story United States Thu, 08 Oct 2009 19:08:01 +0000 Anders Bylund 86858 at http://www.themoneytimes.com This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-1086827.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>But in "This Just In," we don't simply tell you what the analysts<br /> said. We'll also show you whether they know what they're talking about.<br /> To help, we've enlisted Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> our tool for rating stocks and analysts alike. With CAPS, we track the<br /> long-term performance of Wall Street's best and brightest -- and its<br /> worst and sorriest, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/juniper%20networks.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="60" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-1086827.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091008/just-upgrades-and-downgrades-id-1086827.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Top Story United States Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:05:47 +0000 Rich Smith 86827 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 5-Star Stocks on the Upswing http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086746.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal<br /> when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the<br /> wind at their back takes time, patience, and a good dose of due<br /> diligence.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> the Fool's investing community of more than 140,000 members, we've<br /> found that our "five-star portfolio" is up 15.31% between January 2007<br /> and April 2009, compared to a loss of 40.6% for the S&amp;P 500.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/accuracy_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086746.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/5-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086746.html#comments Business ups and downs Investing investment Investors Markets stocks Top Story United States Wed, 07 Oct 2009 23:18:04 +0000 Motley Fool 86746 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 4-Star Stocks on the Upswing http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086745.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal<br /> when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the<br /> wind at their backs takes time, patience, and a good dose of due<br /> diligence.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS,<br /> the Fool's investing community of more than 140,000 members, we've<br /> found that our "five-star portfolio" is up 15.31% between January 2007<br /> and April 2009, compared to a loss of 40.6% for the S&amp;P 500.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/adaptec.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086745.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/4-star-stocks-upswing-id-1086745.html#comments Business ups and downs Investing investment Markets stocks Top Story United States Wed, 07 Oct 2009 23:15:24 +0000 Motley Fool 86745 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Why Sell Sirius XM Now? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/why-sell-sirius-xm-now-id-1086711.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There's been a lot of insider selling at <strong>Sirius XM Radio</strong> <span class="ticker">(Nasdaq: <span class="qsAdd qs-source-isssitthv0000001">SIRI</span>)</span> in recent months, even as the shares have barreled higher.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Five executives who received about 10 million restricted shares in<br /> May have been dumping the new stock on a monthly basis. All told, the<br /> insiders have unloaded roughly 7 million of the vested shares at price<br /> points between $0.32 and $0.69.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Sirius%20XM%20Radio%20logo_13.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/why-sell-sirius-xm-now-id-1086711.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091007/why-sell-sirius-xm-now-id-1086711.html#comments Business Business ups and downs Investing investment satelite radio operator Technology Top Story United States Wed, 07 Oct 2009 19:39:03 +0000 Rick Aristotle Munarriz 86711 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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