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February 2010



Latest Derivatives Abuse: The Hollywood Stock Exchange

February 24, 2010 – Comments (4)

Many of you have probably checked out the addictive website: The Hollywood Stock Exchange.  [more]



The Top 10 Business Terms That Sound Dirty

February 19, 2010 – Comments (8)

Everyone seemed to enjoy our first previous foray into the gutter: The Top 10 Investing Terms That Sound Dirty. So here's the same concept with business terms.   [more]



It's Official: Undercover Boss Is My New Favorite TV Show

February 17, 2010 – Comments (13) | RELATED TICKERS: WM , BAC , ANF

It's official: CBS's new reality show, Undercover Boss, is my new favorite TV show. The premise is fairly simple: Senior executives of large companies go undercover as entry- or mid-level workers in their own company. They do so with cameras, ostensibly with a documentary crew filming them for a program about entry-level jobs.   [more]



Which Tastes Better: MCD, SBUX, or CBOU?

February 13, 2010 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX , CBOU.DL , MCD

About six months ago I noticed that Starbucks was advertising "Perfect Oatmeal" in addition to its normal lineup of pastries and donuts. I decided to give it a shot one day and got hooked.   [more]



This Greek Tragedy Is Nothing New

February 12, 2010 – Comments (4)

When Greece joined the EU about 9 years ago, the countries public debt was more than 100% of its GDP. Greece has spent half of the past 200 years in default – this is a country that is constantly trying to wiggle its way out of fiscal and monetary troubles.   [more]



Is Google

February 11, 2010 – Comments (7)

Google's latest headlines show it getting in the face of cable and telecom experimenting with providing high-speed broadband to homes. It claims it's not going after a nationwide network. Rather, "We have been advocating that the [Federal Communications Commission] set up an experimental testbed, and this is our way of putting our money where our mouth is."  [more]



You Make the Call: Worse Video

February 10, 2010 – Comments (3)

It's time for some snow day fun and a confession. First the confession - I thoroughly enjoyed both of these videos.  [more]



Thain Back In The Driver's Seat

February 09, 2010 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: CIT , BAC , GS

Over a year removed from the financial crisis that almost brought our economic system to its knees and not much has changed on Wall Street.     [more]



What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?

February 08, 2010 – Comments (18)

If you missed any, this site has all the big Super Bowl ads organized by quarter.  [more]



The Worst Possible Stadium Name?

February 06, 2010 – Comments (15)

The practice of sports stadiums selling their naming rights to companies for cash is nothing new, although it's certainly become more familiar practice.   [more]



A Chat With Starbucks' CFO

February 04, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX , GMCR.DL , PEET.DL

Today a group of Fool employees had the opportunity to chat with Starbucks’ CFO Troy Alstead. Troy’s an 18 year veteran of the company and is helping steer the cost controls that have gotten Starbucks back on track this year.  [more]



Maybe the Dingo Ate Your Profits

February 02, 2010 – Comments (37)

Fellow Fool Jesse Keyser threw out the challenge: We need to use the above Seinfeld reference as a headline.  [more]



China Freezes The U.S.

February 01, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL

The U.S. recently confirmed a substantial $6.4 billion sale of various arms and weaponry to Taiwan -- a self-governing entity that China considers part of its sovereign territory. On Saturday, China retaliated by announcing a freeze on military exchanges between the two countries.   [more]

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