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October 2009

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Next week on Fool.com

October 31, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , WMT , KSS

Fools,  [more]

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Calling all witches, evil-doers, serial killers, and those that hate Halloween..

October 30, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: PALM.DL2

A Halloween tale..   [more]

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The latest potential cancer cure...

October 29, 2009 – Comments (9)

The headline on Newser: "Curry Spice Kills Cancer Cells":  [more]

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A Glimmer of Hope In The Niger Delta

October 28, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: RDS-B , XOM , CVX

For nearly six years militants and thugs have wreaked havoc in the southern states of Nigeria that comprise the Niger Delta. However, a new government plan with some successful implementation just may be the light at the end of a long, bloody tunnel.    [more]

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The Best Local Commercial Ever

October 27, 2009 – Comments (0)

It's my humble opinion that Monster.com made the best national commercial ever.  [more]

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The Place That's Too Poor for McDonald's

October 26, 2009 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , SBUX

Before Starbucks joined the game, there was already a McDonald's on every corner. Out of all those McDonald's locations, try to think of one that shut down. If you're like me and anyone I've talked to, it's only a few that you remember specifically (for their rarity)...or none at all.  [more]

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Next week on Fool.com

October 23, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CHK , HON , MSFT

Fools,  [more]

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Stocks Fluctuate as Investors Buy and Sell Stocks

October 23, 2009 – Comments (7)

Fellow editor Eric Bleeker and I (Anand) have a running commentary going about the wildly simple explanations we see for complex phenomena.  [more]

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The Government Tries Its Hand At Central Planning

October 22, 2009 – Comments (2)

The Treasury and Fed are clamping down on the pay practices of 1) the seven companies under the purview of the Treasury's pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg 2) thousands of financial companies regulated by the Fed...with emphasis on 28 unidentified "large, complex banking organizations."       [more]

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The Great Foolish Chip Challenge

October 21, 2009 – Comments (14)

Another reason you can't miss a day of work at Fool HQ.   [more]

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You Too Can Make Money in Music

October 20, 2009 – Comments (3)

First, let me disclose my bias: I am an unabashed U2 fan.   [more]

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Errors and corrections

October 20, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OKS , AUY , CPST

We strive for error-free content in every Fool.com article. But sometimes mistakes are made and corrections are issued. Below are the errors and corrections for the 10-day period ending Oct. 19, 2009.   [more]

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Apple- The Best Earnings Report Yet?

October 19, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , HPQ , INTC

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Don't Buy CIT

October 19, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CIT

Buying a stock is hard. But sometimes not buying one is really easy.  [more]

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An Outburst of Corporate Suicide

October 17, 2009 – Comments (9)

Sick about not being able to afford a first home? Here’s an $8,000 tax credit. Ailing from the Great Recession? Take 2 tbsp of quantitative easing and a dose of TARP money. How about the epidemic of severe unhappiness? Sorry – no government cure for that one yet.    [more]

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Twitter Must Be Drunk...

October 16, 2009 – Comments (3)

...because it's making it's own wine now.  [more]

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Pepsi Gets Sexist

October 15, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: PEP

In case you missed it, Pepsi's AMP energy drink stepped in it recently by cranking out an iPhone app called "AMP UP Before You Score."  [more]

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The Government Should Regulate SportsCenter

October 15, 2009 – Comments (9)

If you're a morning SportsCenter watcher (and I know a lot of you are), you've likely seen what I've seen.  [more]

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Top 10 Songs About Money

October 14, 2009 – Comments (24)

As I found out with a Google search, the top songs about money list has been done many times before...but there's nothing saying I can't do it better!  [more]

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The Mortgage Cramdown!

October 14, 2009 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: FMCC , FNMA

As foreclosures contine to rise, Congress is willing to do just about anything to stop the bleeding.   [more]

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Housing Foreclosures Are Moving On Up To the Eastside

October 13, 2009 – Comments (5)

Housing Foreclosures Are Moving On Up To the Eastside  [more]

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Even grandma's done with e-mail

October 12, 2009 – Comments (10)

For the g-mail snobs who look down on folks with "so 1999" hotmail and yahoo e-mail accounts, you're as antiquated as yesterday's newspaper.  [more]

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Errors and corrections

October 11, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC , PALM.DL2 , BX

We strive for error-free content in every Fool.com article. But sometimes mistakes are made and corrections are issued. Below are the errors and corrections for the week ending Oct. 9, 2009.

Daily Walk of Shame: John Thain  [more]

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How Many Companies Will Make Dumb Acquisitions?

October 11, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: IBM , DIS , XRX

Recently the amount of M&A activity has substantially increased -- but how many of the propositions will actually enhance shareholder value for the acquiring firm?   [more]

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Your Stupid Mortgage Brought Down the Economy

October 09, 2009 – Comments (15)

Okay, maybe your particular 3-year interest-only adjustable rate mortgage didn’t trigger a near total collapse of the financial system. But the financial institutions that peddled risky loans, crummy credit card terms, over-the-counter derivatives and those pesky credit default swaps aren’t getting off the hook so easily.  [more]

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Michael Bay's Transformers is Derivative...Literally

October 09, 2009 – Comments (12)

This was just too odd not to pass along.  [more]

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Hoard your Testosterone...It's a Man-cession!

October 08, 2009 – Comments (3)

My favorite headline of the last few days came from the normally staid Reuters...  [more]

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Don't Mess With jedibarista345

October 07, 2009 – Comments (2)

Every week or so, it seems there's a netizen out there famously airing a grievance about a company...and that grievance goes viral, costing the targeted company much mojo.  [more]

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Is the Merger Boom the Next Bubble?

October 07, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: DELL.DL , XRX , ORCL

Since I cover various technology sectors here at Fool.com, I'm acutely aware of the buyout boom sweeping the market.  [more]

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Are Your Favorite Bloggers Getting Kickbacks?

October 06, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX

Starting Dec. 1, bloggers can now be fined up to $11k (by the Federal Trade Commision) for failing to disclose free schwag or payments when they review a company's products. Yikes!  [more]

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What would you ask Netflix CEO Reed Hastings?

October 05, 2009 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: NFLX , MSFT

Fools,  [more]

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Where can you listen to all the great TMF interviews?

October 05, 2009 – Comments (0)

Each week, you can check out our latest Wednesday interviewee by bookmarking this page (or you can subscribe via iTunes or Zune).  [more]

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Drug Firms Shooting Up Vaccine-Makers Too Quickly?

October 05, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , JNJ , MRK

Caught in the grasp of a wide spread swine-flu epidemic, drug makers are moving fast to gobble up as much as they can in the way of vaccine-makers. But are they moving too quick for their own good?  [more]

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A Chat With Starbucks' CFO

October 02, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX

A few of us Fools had a virtual sit down with Starbucks' CFO earlier this month. We discussed the challenges of lowering costs while simultaneously increasing customer experience, the unfriendly Northeast, and its new homebrew (Via), .  [more]

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Chicago, Jobs, and Rio

October 02, 2009 – Comments (9)

As mentioned in Today's Top 5 Stories, the job numbers are in and they don't look pretty.  [more]

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A Delightful Divorce

October 01, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EBAY , MSFT , GOOGL

In 2005, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) purchased Skype in a $4 billion deal. Although the acquisition certainly served eBay's purpose, they are most likely happy to part ways now. But will Skype be better off without it’s other half?    [more]

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Read This Before Investing in China

October 01, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL , BIDU

An article at Foreign Policy gives an interesting case study for American companies that want to compete in China.  [more]

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