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Did Home Depot Cook The Books?

According to the New York Post, Home Depot (HD) "executives set targets for store-level employees to boost the amount of money they collected from vendors to cover the cost of ...
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Will Mel Karmazin Stay At Sirius?

Mel Karmazin is 62 or 63 years old. Sirius (SIRI), where he is the CEO, pays him fairly well. His base salary in the last proxy was $1,250,000, and his ...
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Merrill Lynch, the Banker (Acquiring First Republic Bank)

Stock Tickers: MER, FRCMerrill Lynch is continuing to add to its wealth management operations.  This morning it announced an acquistion of First Republic Bank (FRC-NYSE) for $55.00 per share in ...
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Will A Sanofi Buy-Out Snatch Bristol-Myers From Its Misery

It would be one of the largest deals in the history of the drug industry. Perhaps the biggest, period. Late reports from Europe are that drug mega company Sanofi-Aventis is ...
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Media Digest 1/29/2007 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Barron’s

According to Reuters, Honda (HMC) and Toyota (TM) should post double digit sales increases for the fourth quarter of 2006 while Nissan's sales will lag.Reuters writes that profits at Canon ...
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Government Contract Could Set Hollis-Eden Stock Soaring

from BioHealth InvestorThe upcoming week will be a big one for Hollis Eden Pharmaceuticals (HEPH), a company I’ve written about previously. The company was founded in 1992 and they’ve not ...
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iRobot Scores IED Detection Order For $16.58 Million

iRobot (IRBT-NASDAQ) has announced it was awarded a $16.58 million order for delivery of more than 100 explosive-detection robots for use by the U.S. military in Iraq and the company ...
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Some Thoughts On JNJ and Abbott Labs

By Vitaliy Katsenelson, CFA   January 26, 2007It seems that 2007 should be a brighter year for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ).  In 2006 the company faced major drug expirations which ...
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Friday’s Top Biotech and Medical Stocks

BiotechnologyFERMAVIR PHARMACEUTL [FMVR.OB] +19.05% POLYMEDIX INC [PYMX.OB] +14.29% KOSAN BIOSCIENCES [KOSN] +11.11% BIONOVO INC [BNVI.OB] +10.04% NEURO-HITECH INC [NHPI.OB] +9.01% Diagnostic SubstancesABAXIS INC [ABAX] +21.00% INFINITY PHARMACEUTI [INFI] +5.15% GENE ...
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IBD Weekly Top Ranked Medical Stocks

The following list represents the top ten medical stocks ranked according to Earnings Per Share and Relative Strength by Investor's Business Daily (1/27/06)scores out of 100 (last week's rank, change ...
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Three Biotech Drugs Have Potential to Treat Polonium-210 Radiation

by H.S. AyoubBioHealth Investor.comAfter the murder of former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko government agencies began to worry about possible future terrorist attacks using the radioactive element polonium-210. Both the ...
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Barron’s Summary January 29, 2007 Issue

Barron's writes that shares in ethanol companies moved up before the Bush speech asking for less reliance on foreign oil. But, corn supply is not unlimited and the price of ...
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Bill Gates Say Internet Will Change TV? Perhaps He’s Been Away

Late news from Davos is that Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates believes that the internet will revolutionize TV. His time horizon is five years. He points to products like Google's ...
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Cramer’s Condensed Week (JAN 22-26, 2007)

Stock Tickers: CAT, GS, BBI, RAD, STZ, NTLI, DEO, RIO, TM, BNS, GPS, BRCM, MRVL, TYC, SLB, COF, CRDNThis is a short snapshot review of Cramer calls condensed from this ...
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Selective Supply Drops Could Push Oil Prices Higher

In the calculus of oil prices, Wall St. often factors in supply interruptions that could come from political instability and terrorism. But, what if selective large reserves simply start to ...
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