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  1. Careers In The Derivatives Market
    Options & Futures

    Careers In The Derivatives Market

    The growing interest in and complexity of these securities means opportunities for job seekers.
  2. Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?
    Options & Futures

    Are Derivatives Safe For Retail Investors?

    These vehicles have gotten a bad rap in the press. Find out whether they deserve it.
  3. Consulting The Consultants (FCN, NCI, HURN)
    Stock Analysis

    Consulting The Consultants (FCN, NCI, HURN)

    We examine three consulting firms to see which offers the best returns, and which needs a consultant of its own.
  4. There's No Crying In Investment Banking (BAC)
    Stock Analysis

    There's No Crying In Investment Banking (BAC)

    Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis wants to take his ball and go home after a 32% decline in profits and brutal investment banking numbers.
  5. Research In Motion On The Move (RIMM)
    Stock Analysis

    Research In Motion On The Move (RIMM)

    Research In Motion beat expectations for the quarter and looks strong, but will its motion ulitmateley be down - not up?
  6. Monsanto Building Momentum (MON)
    Stock Analysis

    Monsanto Building Momentum (MON)

    The seed producer had a tough quater but a great year - Monsanto just keeps getting better.
  7. A Wolverine In The Hen House (WWW)
    Stock Analysis

    A Wolverine In The Hen House (WWW)

    The shoe business may seem sedate, but Wolverine is proof that agressive companies mean big returns - no matter the industry.
  8. Subprime Separates The Weak From The Strong (GS, BSC)
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    Subprime Separates The Weak From The Strong (GS, BSC)

    Goldman Sachs recently beat estimates, while Bear Stearns substantially missed. Risk management during the meltdown played a key role.
  9. Lawson Turnaround Fails To Impress (LWSN)
    Stock Analysis

    Lawson Turnaround Fails To Impress (LWSN)

    The software company's new earnings results erased memories of losses from a year ago, yet the stock promptly dropped.
  10. Cognos Surviving In A Cutthroat Game (COGN)
    Stock Analysis

    Cognos Surviving In A Cutthroat Game (COGN)

    Cognos slipped from the shadows to beat EPS estimates by a penny - are more surprises on the way?
  11. Sometimes Hedging Isn't Enough (LEH, MER)
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    Sometimes Hedging Isn't Enough (LEH, MER)

    Lehman Bros. beat earnings estimates by managing its hedges and expenses; Morgan Stanley missed because it forgot about the second part.
  12. Hoisting Heavy Returns In Heavy Equipment (CAT, TEX, CNH)
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    Hoisting Heavy Returns In Heavy Equipment (CAT, TEX, CNH)

    Big cranes and big tractors are impressive, but when it comes to the equipment makers, lean and mean is the key to success.
  13. Stocking The Shelves In America's Labs (ILMN, AFFX, BEC)
    Stock Analysis

    Stocking The Shelves In America's Labs (ILMN, AFFX, BEC)

    We measure the potential in three companies who supply equipment to genetics labs.
  14. Steel Of A Deal (X, NUE, MT)
    Stock Analysis

    Steel Of A Deal (X, NUE, MT)

    Steel production has become an oligopoly. We examine steel's "big three" to see which one has the best potential.
  15. 'High Touch' Equals High Return (MON, MMM, ECL)
    Stock Analysis

    'High Touch' Equals High Return (MON, MMM, ECL)

    We examine three companies responding to the backlash against hi-tech, computer-driven sales by adding the human touch.
  16. Hunting The Headhunters (HSII, KFY, MAN, KELYA)
    Stock Analysis

    Hunting The Headhunters (HSII, KFY, MAN, KELYA)

    From the executive suite to temps in the typing pool, these firms have it covered.
  17. IT's All About The Outsourcing (EDS,INFY)
    Stock Analysis

    IT's All About The Outsourcing (EDS,INFY)

    We examine two firms to see where the future of IT outsourcing is headed.
  18. Can You Bank On European Banking? (DB, UBS, CS)
    Stock Analysis

    Can You Bank On European Banking? (DB, UBS, CS)

    We examine three giants of European investment banking as they attempt to move beyond their borders.
  19. Medicine's Marketing Machines (CEPH, FRX, SHPGY)
    Stock Analysis

    Medicine's Marketing Machines (CEPH, FRX, SHPGY)

    We examine three pharmaceutical companies known as much for their ads as they are for their treatments.
  20. Energy MLPs Turn Up The Heat (EPD, KMP, BWP)
    Stock Analysis

    Energy MLPs Turn Up The Heat (EPD, KMP, BWP)

    We examine three master limited partnerships who are set to profit when the snow begins to fly.
  21. Uncovering Value In Coal (BTU, ACI, ANR)
    Stock Analysis

    Uncovering Value In Coal (BTU, ACI, ANR)

    Coal mining isn't very glamorous, but clean coal energy could be at the forefront of the energy revolution.
  22. Auto Parts Makers Replacing The Big Three (AXL,ARM,VC)
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    Auto Parts Makers Replacing The Big Three (AXL,ARM,VC)

    Parts makers have depended on GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler for too long. We examine three companies trying to get out of the rut.
  23. Lessons In Leverage
    Stock Analysis

    Lessons In Leverage

    Greed is alive and well and living in subprime mortgages.
  24. Feeding Our Offshore Addiction (TDW, HOS, CKH)
    Stock Analysis

    Feeding Our Offshore Addiction (TDW, HOS, CKH)

    We need offshore oil, and offshore drillers need supplies – we examine three shipping companies who make it happen.
  25. Delivering Our Meds (CAH, MCK, ABC)
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    Delivering Our Meds (CAH, MCK, ABC)

    Shipping (legal) drugs was once a boring business; however, with 78 million aging boomers, things could be heating up.
  26. What's Plaguing Radio? (CDL,ETM,CXR)
    Stock Analysis

    What's Plaguing Radio? (CDL,ETM,CXR)

    Radio listeners seem to be tuning out; learn if investors should follow.
  27. Making A Difference In Dialysis (FMS,DVA,NXTM)
    Stock Analysis

    Making A Difference In Dialysis (FMS,DVA,NXTM)

    Treating renal failure is serious business. With so many Baby Boomers in America, it's also one that isn't going away.
  28. Looking Good (AVP, REV, EL)
    Stock Analysis

    Looking Good (AVP, REV, EL)

    Door-to-door or upscale department store, what is the best way to sell cosmetics?
  29. Oil Industry Winners And Losers (COG,XEC,PPP)
    Stock Analysis

    Oil Industry Winners And Losers (COG,XEC,PPP)

    An examination of three oil and gas frims who are the same size, drill in the same place yet have very different results.
  30. Stay Smart With Business Intelligence (SPSS, BOBJ, COGN)
    Stock Analysis

    Stay Smart With Business Intelligence (SPSS, BOBJ, COGN)

    To stay competitive, organizations must know what their competitors are doing - a look at three firms helping companies stay informed.
  31. Warming To Solar Power (STP, SWPR, ENER)
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    Warming To Solar Power (STP, SWPR, ENER)

    Complaints at the pump and rising utility bills mean that solar energy's future is looking brighter and brighter.
  32. Capitalizing On Our Candy Cravings (NSRGY, CSG, HSY)
    Stock Analysis

    Capitalizing On Our Candy Cravings (NSRGY, CSG, HSY)

    Not all chocolate investments are a sweet deal. We taste test three of the major confectionery conveyors.
  33. Small Caps For Big Cures (VRTX, VRX, MLNM)
    Stock Analysis

    Small Caps For Big Cures (VRTX, VRX, MLNM)

    These three companies are on the cutting edge, but can they carve out big returns for investors?
  34. Profit From For-Profit Education (APOL, STRA, CECO)
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    Profit From For-Profit Education (APOL, STRA, CECO)

    A look at three for-profit educators cashing in on the adult-education boom.
  35. Investigating A Corny Subject (ADM, CPO, CAG)
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    Investigating A Corny Subject (ADM, CPO, CAG)

    A look at three corn producers who use innovation to differentiate themselves in a competitive market.
  36. Land Of Rising Sales (TM, NSANY, HMC)
    Stock Analysis

    Land Of Rising Sales (TM, NSANY, HMC)

    Can you get your portfolio rolling with one of these firms?
  37. Computer-Aided Success (PMTC, DASTY, CTXS)
    Stock Analysis

    Computer-Aided Success (PMTC, DASTY, CTXS)

    Research and development is the key to success in the highly competitive enterprise-software game.
  38. Finding Black Gold In The Deep (ESV, NE, GSF)
    Stock Analysis

    Finding Black Gold In The Deep (ESV, NE, GSF)

    Shallow-water drilling rates are dropping, but there is still money to be made in deep-water oil.
  39. Foil The Market With Aluminum  (AA, AL, ACH)
    Stock Analysis

    Foil The Market With Aluminum (AA, AL, ACH)

    The Aluminum market is are red hot. Global demand has out-paced supply for the past two years.
  40. Gritty Profit Found In Oil Sands (IMO, SU, MRO)
    Stock Analysis

    Gritty Profit Found In Oil Sands (IMO, SU, MRO)

    A look at three mid-sized integrated oil companies that have plenty to offer.
  41. Locate Profit With GPS Technology (TRMB, GRMN, HON)
    Stock Analysis

    Locate Profit With GPS Technology (TRMB, GRMN, HON)

    It seems global positioning technology is everywhere; which companies are cashing in?
  42. The Eyes Have It (EYE, BOL, ACL)
    Stock Analysis

    The Eyes Have It (EYE, BOL, ACL)

    A look at three big players in the eye-care business.
  43. Innovation + Commercialization = Success (AMIS, FCS, ISIL)
    Stock Analysis

    Innovation + Commercialization = Success (AMIS, FCS, ISIL)

    The little-known analog-semiconductor business is a fierce market where you either innovate or die.
  44. Something To Build On (OC, USG, ASD)
    Stock Analysis

    Something To Build On (OC, USG, ASD)

    A little patience could reward investors in these three housing-industry stocks.
  45. A Necessary Evil (WLP, AET, CI)
    Stock Analysis

    A Necessary Evil (WLP, AET, CI)

    HMOs play an increasingly important part in our lives as we all get older. How well can they protect your portfolio?
  46. Outsource Your Data (FIS, FISV, CSC)
    Stock Analysis

    Outsource Your Data (FIS, FISV, CSC)

    A peek at the returns of three very different data-processing firms.
  47. Making Change At The Bank
    Stock Analysis

    Making Change At The Bank

    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
  48. The REIT Stuff (RYN, PCL, WY)
    Stock Analysis

    The REIT Stuff (RYN, PCL, WY)

    A look at three potential asset plays in the lucrative timberland game.
  49. Making A Market (GS, MS, MER)
    Stock Analysis

    Making A Market (GS, MS, MER)

    A comparative look at three of Wall Street's pure investment banking powerhouses.
  50. Upstream Oil: Gauging The Risk (OXY, EOG, APC)
    Stock Analysis

    Upstream Oil: Gauging The Risk (OXY, EOG, APC)

    Finding and extracting oil is an uncertain business, here's a look at three companies thriving under the pressure.
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