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  • James Cameron Prevails Again in ‘Avatar’ Suit

    James Cameron has prevailed in another “Avatar” plagiarism lawsuit for the fifth time in less than two years. District Court Judge Jesse Furman in New York tossed a copyright-infringement suit by artist William Roger Dean, who alleged Dean that the look of  the “Avatar” planet Pandora and its…

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  • 9 Household Items That Double As Fitness Equipment

    If you're looking to get in shape without a gym, have no worries! Plenty of common household items can help develop your strength and endurance.

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  • Before You Buy Alibaba, Check Out 4 Top China Stocks

    Before You Buy Alibaba, Check Out 4 Top China Stocks While investors gear up for Alibaba Group 's (BABA) hotly anticipated initial public offering, don't forget about other Chinese stocks that are worth keeping an eye on. Today's Young Guns Screen of

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  • Billionaire Investor Says Chinese People Work Harder And Western Companies Could Face Deep Trouble After Alibaba IPO

    Michael Moritz, the chairman of VC firm Sequoia Capital, is a huge fan of Chinese internet companies and reiterated his enthusiasm for the Chinese market in an interview with The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. The billionaire investor described the Alibaba IPO as a “major landmark event” that is as…

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  • 6 Things Debt Collectors Wish You Knew

    The work debt collectors do is not popular, and has become increasingly derided by those who don’t like what we do or simply don’t know the facts about debt collection. Too often, debt collection is painted with a broad brush to create a portrait that isn’t accurate, and doesn’t properly educate…

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  • Iron ore miners battle for survival as 'perfect storm' hits

    High-cost Australian miners are battling for survival as plunging iron ore prices push many to breaking point, with analysts seeing no significant short-term recovery as Chinese demand for steel wanes in line with sliding property prices. Australia, the world's largest exporter of iron ore, is…

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    Cashing in on Alibaba

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports which banks are the lead managers for Alibaba's IPO.

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  • 5 Stocks With Big Insider Buying

    Southern Copper has a market cap of $27 billion and an enterprise value of $29 billion. This stock trades at a cheap valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 18.8 and a forward price-to-earnings of 15.5. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is…

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  • 15 Things You Never Knew About "The Avengers"

    Even if you are an obsessive fan who has seen it a number of times, you may have missed some hidden tidbits and other less-known facts.

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  • Five Years Later, Chrysler’s Gamble on Ram Trucks Is Paying Off

    In December, the sprawling, four million-square-foot factory here where workers assemble Ram pickup trucks, along conveyors that weave for more than 30 miles, suddenly went quiet. Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group’s chairman and chief executive, stepped up to address the crowd. In the dark days of…

    The New York Times
  • Don't buy Alibaba stock: 'Dean of Valuation'

    Investors should steer clear of Alibaba , valuation expert Aswath Damodaran said Wednesday. On CNBC's " Fast Money ," Damodaran, a professor of finance at New York University's Stern School of Business, noted that he was looking at Alibaba stock from the perspective of a long-term investor, not a…

    CNBC
  • Volkswagen, German Carmakers Could Gain as Chinese Switch

    Volkswagen AG (VOW) and its German counterparts Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) and Daimler AG (DAI) could benefit as more than 90 million Chinese car owners switch vehicles in the next few years because they’re the preferred choice of the country’s drivers, a study has found. About 40 percent of…

    Bloomberg
  • Doral Seeks $230 Million Tax Refund in Puerto Rico Trial

    Doral Financial Corp. (DRL) , the holding company for Puerto Rico’s second-largest mortgage lender, is set to tell a San Juan judge it’s owed a $229.9 million tax refund the island has refused to pay. Superior Court Judge Laureana Perez Perez is scheduled to hear testimony today in the bank’s…

    Bloomberg
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    This chart explains why Apple’s at a critical level

    Reviews of Apple’s new iPhones are in and critics are overwhelmingly thrilled. Now investors are hoping the stock rides the wave.

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  • Why Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) Stock Is Up Today

    was gaining 1.5% to $3.32 Wednesday after announcing a deal with Globe Telecom The French telecommunications company will upgrade the WiMax 4G network in the two regions to LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD technologies. Under the agreement, Globe will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Radio Access Network which…

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  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Tom Hardy

    You may recognize him from hits like "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises," but it's time to get to know this star a little better.

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  • Banking Vs. Google, Apple and Amazon

    When it comes to banking loyalty is down, regulation is up, threats loom from tech firms, innovation is important, and so, sort of, is digital. The annual Temenos survey checked with 198 senior bankers, so it measures their perceptions of the marketplace. It uncovered a few interesting asides —…

    Forbes
  • 10 rock-solid stocks for conservative investors

    10 rock-solid stocks for conservative investors Shares with low volatility can beat their indexes with less risk Bloomberg News/Landov U.S. Bancorp is the cheapest S&P 500 stock

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  • Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AEP, BHP, GE, Incyte, 3M, Tyco, Under Armour and More

    Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AEP, BHP, GE, Incyte, 3M, Tyco, Under Armour and More Stocks were firm on Wednesday morning ahead of the FOMC meeting outcome. Tuesday’s rally may have sparked higher interest again, and investors are looking for bargains

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  • Tesla Breaks the Auto Dealer Cartel

    It was not entirely surprising that Nevada last week ponied up $1.3 billion in tax breaks to win the business of Tesla Motors. State officials for decades have struggled to diversify an economy based on gambling and tourism, and the prestige of attracting the high-end electric-car company's massive…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • United Natural shares surge on earnings, outlook beat

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—United Natural Foods Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Wednesday after the natural and organic food distributor’s quarterly results and outlook topped Wall Street estimates. United Natural (UNFI) shares rose 5% to $66.79 on moderate volume after the company…

    MarketWatch
  • U.S. Real Estate Company Eyes Opportunity in Greece

    Privately-held real estate firm Hines has set its sights on Greek real estate as foreign real estate firms snap up undeveloped plots in the country in the wake of the Euro debt crisis, a report on Kathimirini.com said. The report added that Hines is widening its reach in Greece in time for the…

    Benzinga
  • 12 Signs Someone is Totally Lying To You

    If you feel that someone is completely stretching the truth to save face in front of you, check out these signs to know for sure.

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  • Sony warns of big loss; FedEx delivers a beat; General Mills misses estimates

    FedEx (FDX) shares were higher in early trading. The package delivery company reported profits and sales that topped analysts' estimates thanks to strength in its express and ground businesses. General Mills (GIS) fell before the bell.

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