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January 2010

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3 Books You Should Read

January 29, 2010 – Comments (11)

Fellow Fool Morgan Housel gave us a list of 5 Non-Investing Books Every Investor Should Read. I'm 60% of the man Morgan is, so here are 3 books that I recommend:  [more]

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Top TMFBent's iPad Headline

January 28, 2010 – Comments (5)

TMFBent (aka Seth Jayson) is running a headline contest for over on his blog.   [more]

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Beating Collection Agencies at Their Own Game

January 27, 2010 – Comments (6)

The Dallas Observer reports on "credit terrorist" Craig Cunningham. Deeply in debt, he started successfully suing overly agressive collection agencies who violated consumer-protection laws when pursuing him for unpaid bills. (A tip of the jingly Foolish cap to Metafilter for this one.)  [more]

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A Rap Video for Econ Nerds

January 27, 2010 – Comments (1)

The rap battle we've all been waiting for:   [more]

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One Great Quote from the Asset Allocation Master

January 26, 2010 – Comments (2)

"If you have trouble imaging a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks."  [more]

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The Top 10 Investing Terms That Sound Dirty

January 22, 2010 – Comments (14)

It was very hard narrowing this down to the top 10. We favored common terms to dirtier terms that were more obscure (perhaps a future post). We also limited ourselves to one options term and one technical analysis term.  [more]

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Sometimes Populism is Justified

January 21, 2010 – Comments (20)

Such is the case with President Obama's latest bank proposals.  [more]

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The Only Two People President Obama Should Listen To

January 19, 2010 – Comments (7)

Reading the last two articles fellow Fool Morgan Housel highlighted today, I was reminded of my admiration for two economic gurus.  [more]

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The 5 Classes Every Freshman Should Take

January 15, 2010 – Comments (54)

Now, as a business major, I'm biased, but these are the 5 college classes I'd advise every freshman to take to survive in the real world. Free time, beer, and The History of Jazz can round out the experience, but be sure to check these out:   [more]

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2016 Can't Come Soon Enough

January 14, 2010 – Comments (14)

Confined in an elevator at 8 AM, the last thing I want to hear is someone’s phone blasting off the B-52’s “Love Shack”. Don’t get me wrong -- I probably listened to that song circa 1989 just like everyone else, but before I’ve had my morning coffee, c’mon -- just put your phone on vibrate!   [more]

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Google In A Straightjacket

January 13, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL , YHOO , BIDU

Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) announced late Tuesday that it is considering leaving China -- for good. The news came after the search engine powerhouse revealed that it was the victim of a “sophisticated and targeted” cyber attack. Apparently Google believes that the hackers were trying to find information on Chinese human rights activists.  The news bulletin is spreading like wildfire, not just within business circles and industry groups, but in the upper echelons of our own government. Hilary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, has said that Google’s allegations “raise very serious concerns and questions”.    [more]

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Let the Banker Beatdown Commence

January 12, 2010 – Comments (5)

Expect some great footage of flustered bankers starting tomorrow.  [more]

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There's an App for Corporate Idiocy

January 11, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , INTC , BBRY

You know those “A Ha!” moments when you see something so ridiculous that you realized the corporate world has jumped the shark on a trend?   [more]

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Regarding the Conan vs. Leno Controversy...

January 08, 2010 – Comments (21)

Jay Leno hasn't been funny in years.

That's it. Discuss.

-Anand Chokkavelu (TMFBomb) can be followed on Twitter.

 

 

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Google's the Next Enron!

January 07, 2010 – Comments (7)

That's what one fellow Fool said when he forwarded me this nugget from a CNBC story. I doubt Google'll use that tagline in its future advertising, but check it out:  [more]

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A Gross Sugar Daddy

January 06, 2010 – Comments (1)

Bond guru Bill Gross has a warning for sugar babies, as reported by the WSJ:   [more]

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The Most Authoritative Voice On Television

January 05, 2010 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: CBS

Just six months after his passing, Walter Cronkite's voice is being replaced on CBS's (NYSE:CBS) evening news. And who could possibly take the place of the venerable Cronkite, for such an important audio position? Morgan Freeman of course.   [more]

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Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Health Care

January 05, 2010 – Comments (0)

More doctor's visits, treatments, and surgeries could actually make us sicker. Additional competition among health insurers might make them less efficient. And those aggravating co-pays on prescription drugs are actually an effort to keep our premiums lower.   [more]

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Errors and corrections

January 04, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NKE , T , ADC

Happy new year, Fools! Here's a listing of recent errors and corrections to Fool.com stories:  [more]

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A Pillar to the Irrational Exuberance of Dubai

January 04, 2010 – Comments (5)

After $1.5 billion and 168 stories, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was inaugurated today. It is by far the tallest building in the world (twice as tall as the Empire State Building...as of press time, King Kong was unavailable for comment).  [more]

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