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  1. Amid The Biotech Sell-Off, Target This Sector

    Amid The Biotech Sell-Off, Target This Sector

    April 16, 2014
    Britain's Queen Victoria left an unfortunate legacy: Her descendants, spread across numerous European royal families, all ...
  2. 3 Stocks To Profit From The Gene Therapy Revolution

    3 Stocks To Profit From The Gene Therapy Revolution

    April 16, 2014
    Britain's Queen Victoria left an unfortunate legacy: Her descendants, spread across numerous European royal families, all ...
  3. This Unloved Stock Could Pay A 14% 'Dividend' In 4 Weeks

    This Unloved Stock Could Pay A 14% 'Dividend' In 4 Weeks

    April 16, 2014
    RadioShack's (NYSE: RSH) brand may be recognizable, but the same cannot be said for its stock. Shares of the once-popular ...
  4. Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day

    April 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day
  5. Bear of the Day: ICU Medical (ICUI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ICU Medical (ICUI) - Bear of the Day

    April 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ICU Medical (ICUI) - Bear of the Day
  6. Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends

    Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends

    April 16, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends
  7. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  8. Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  9. 3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  10. How To Profit From The End Of Momentum

    How To Profit From The End Of Momentum

    April 15, 2014
    "The times, they are a-changing." #-ad_banner-#Watching the stock market closely over the last week brought Bob Dylan's words ...
  11. 3 Time-Tested Ways To Beat The Market Every Year

    3 Time-Tested Ways To Beat The Market Every Year

    April 15, 2014
    I probably don't have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to "beating the market." By nearly ...
  12. Miss Out On These Hot IPOs? Here's Your Second Chance

    Miss Out On These Hot IPOs? Here's Your Second Chance

    April 15, 2014
    The trading action of 2014 thus far has been truly strange. A hot IPO market led to many impressive one-day gains for newly ...
  13. Earnings Outlook is the Key Factor  - Ahead of Wall Street

    Earnings Outlook is the Key Factor - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 15, 2014
    My sense is that it will be very hard for the stock market to get its mojo back unless the earnings outlook improves.
  14. 5 Main Drawbacks of ETFs

    5 Main Drawbacks of ETFs

    April 15, 2014
    ETFs have exploded in popularity, but Ed Devcic details five disadvantages that investors and traders must be aware of in ...
  15. Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    April 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day
  16. Bear of the Day: Mitcham (MIND) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Mitcham (MIND) - Bear of the Day

    April 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Mitcham (MIND) - Bear of the Day
  17. ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    April 14, 2014
    Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the ...
  18. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to do ...
  19. A Global Infrastructure Boom Is Afoot -- Here's How To Play It

    A Global Infrastructure Boom Is Afoot -- Here's How To Play It

    April 14, 2014
    Some of the best investments are right in front of us every day. Yet they're often overlooked because they're so much a part ...
  20. 5 Wall Street Insider Tips To Multiply Your Dividends

    5 Wall Street Insider Tips To Multiply Your Dividends

    April 14, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  21. It's Time To Load Up On This 'Hated' Energy Resource

    It's Time To Load Up On This 'Hated' Energy Resource

    April 14, 2014
    In investing, it's easy to get carried away with chasing the latest trends and the newest companies. I've found another (and ...
  22. Intel Earnings Preview: A First Look At Semiconductors

    Intel Earnings Preview: A First Look At Semiconductors

    April 14, 2014
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), which has set its sights on wearable technology, gaming and the Internet of Things in its effort to ...
  23. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  24. Hedge Funds Love These 3 Pharma Stocks

    Hedge Funds Love These 3 Pharma Stocks

    April 14, 2014
    In 2012, the star performer among sectors was the financial sector. In 2013, it was consumer discretionary stocks. For 2 ...
  25. Get 15% Upside With This Europe-Focused Investment

    Get 15% Upside With This Europe-Focused Investment

    April 14, 2014
    You can't keep the Old World down. That's the conclusion I've come to after seeing the big surge over the past two months ...
  26. Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day

    April 14, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day
  27. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    April 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  28. Investors Are Making This Classic Mistake Again

    Investors Are Making This Classic Mistake Again

    April 11, 2014
    When the financial news website MarketWatch.com went public in January 1999, it registered one of the largest one-day gains ...
  29. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  30. Intel Working Through A Difficult Transition

    Intel Working Through A Difficult Transition

    April 11, 2014
    Chip giant Intel continues to work through a challenge that most leading tech companies fac in their corporate lives – what ...
  31. The U.S. Consumer Rebound Is Coming -- Here's How To Profit

    The U.S. Consumer Rebound Is Coming -- Here's How To Profit

    April 11, 2014
    It's increasingly clear that the polar vortex created havoc for retailers. As the snow piled up and temperatures plunged, ...
  32. A Tale of Two Banks - Ahead of Wall Street

    A Tale of Two Banks - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 11, 2014
    The strong Wells Fargo (WFC) report is unlikely to offset the sour mood created by the big J.P. Morgan (JPM) miss.
  33. Is This Popular 8.2% Yielder A Dividend Trap?

    Is This Popular 8.2% Yielder A Dividend Trap?

    April 11, 2014
    Like people, companies sometimes fail to adequately manage their finances for so long that something eventually has to give. ...
  34. Tech Is Getting Hammered -- But This Stock Is Red-Hot

    Tech Is Getting Hammered -- But This Stock Is Red-Hot

    April 11, 2014
    The tech sector has been under fire of late. The large-cap Nasdaq 100 is down 5% over the past month, but it's the smaller ...
  35. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 10, 2014
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  36. The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    April 10, 2014
    As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations. That’s making many investors nervous. The key to navigating this environment ...
  37. 3 Unloved Gems From The Bargain Bin

    3 Unloved Gems From The Bargain Bin

    April 10, 2014
    It usually pays to track which stocks are making new 52-week highs and new 52-week lows. #-ad_banner-#The new highs provide ...
  38. Wind Energy Blows Through Records

    Wind Energy Blows Through Records

    April 10, 2014
    While natural gas production continues to break production records, so does renewable energy source wind. Across the U.S., ...
  39. Message To Ted: CNN Isn't A Winner With Time Warner Today

    Message To Ted: CNN Isn't A Winner With Time Warner Today

    April 10, 2014
    CNN's recent history is chock-full of missed opportunities; It's doubtful that Time Warner would launch CNN today.
  40. Get A 9.6% Yield With The Best MLP You've Never Heard Of

    Get A 9.6% Yield With The Best MLP You've Never Heard Of

    April 10, 2014
    Bond investors have a good thing going for them. They finance part of a company's operations in exchange for a return of ...
  41. How To Find Triple-Digit Winners In Any Economy

    How To Find Triple-Digit Winners In Any Economy

    April 10, 2014
    Nick Dreystadt is an unsung hero of American business. In 1933, the engineer knocked on the boardroom door at General Motors ...
  42. An Activist Billionaire Just Bought This Stock -- Should You?

    An Activist Billionaire Just Bought This Stock -- Should You?

    April 10, 2014
    One of the most popular investing strategies is riding the coattails of deep-pocketed investors, especially activist investors. ...
  43. Is China Slowing Down? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is China Slowing Down? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 10, 2014
    Chinese trade data may not be reliable, but there is plenty of other evidence indicating that the country's economy is slowing ...
  44. Are These Energy Stocks In A Bubble?

    Are These Energy Stocks In A Bubble?

    April 10, 2014
    It's an exciting time again for clean energy stocks. #-ad_banner-#To take a couple of examples, the Guggenheim Solar ETF ...
  45. Profit With Less Risk With This Options Strategy

    Profit With Less Risk With This Options Strategy

    April 10, 2014
    Capital preservation and minimizing losses should be the most important objectives of any investor or trader. Warren Buffett ...
  46. Bull of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bull of the Day

    April 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bull of the Day
  47. Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day

    April 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day
  48. Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends

    Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends

    April 10, 2014
    Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends
  49. Overlooked Israel Is A Portfolio Growth Engine

    Overlooked Israel Is A Portfolio Growth Engine

    April 9, 2014
    While it’s often overlooked, Israel could be one of the best destinations for your portfolio dollar. Its high-tech economy ...
  50. The Latest In College Trends: The Retail Sector

    The Latest In College Trends: The Retail Sector

    April 9, 2014
    Sometimes even experienced investors and traders get so bogged down by top-down growth trends that they miss the grassroots ...
  51. Attack Of The Chromebooks: Web-Based Devices That Threaten The ...

    Attack Of The Chromebooks: Web-Based Devices That Threaten The ...

    April 9, 2014
    The PC is dead; long live the Chromebook? That's what some industry analysts are saying, as they tout the Chromebook ...
  52. Warning: Do You Own These 'Dot-Bombs'?

    Warning: Do You Own These 'Dot-Bombs'?

    April 9, 2014
    When shares of Big Data firm Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK) crossed the $100 mark at the end of February, the company had just delivered ...
  53. Forget Tiffany & Co. -- Buy This Jewelry Stock For 25% Upside

    Forget Tiffany & Co. -- Buy This Jewelry Stock For 25% Upside

    April 9, 2014
    When shopping for jewelry, many shoppers might not be able to afford the little blue box that comes from Tiffany & Co. ...
  54. Forget Tiffany & Co. -- Buy This Stock For 25% Upside

    Forget Tiffany & Co. -- Buy This Stock For 25% Upside

    April 9, 2014
    When shopping for jewelry, many shoppers might not be able to afford the little blue box that comes from Tiffany & Co. ...
  55. 360 Virtual Advisor's Sheldon McIntyre Talks About His Real-Time ...

    360 Virtual Advisor's Sheldon McIntyre Talks About His Real-Time ...

    April 9, 2014
    Sheldon McIntyre is the founder of 360 Virtual Advisor, an independent, research-based advisory firm focused on the United ...
  56. The Hotel Industry Hates This Company

    The Hotel Industry Hates This Company

    April 9, 2014
    It could be argued that Americans have long believed "we are what we own" -- the bigger, the better; the more, ...
  57. Which Blue-Chip Stocks Have The Best Rebound Potential?

    Which Blue-Chip Stocks Have The Best Rebound Potential?

    April 9, 2014
    This is a good time to run a large, publicly traded company. Regardless of business conditions, most share prices remain ...
  58. Chart Says This Energy Stock Is Set To Pop

    Chart Says This Energy Stock Is Set To Pop

    April 9, 2014
    The energy sector has showed great relative strength in recent weeks. While the broader market has been choppy and momentum ...
  59. Bear of the Day: UTi Worldwide (UTIW) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: UTi Worldwide (UTIW) - Bear of the Day

    April 9, 2014
    Bear of the Day: UTi Worldwide (UTIW) - Bear of the Day
  60. Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    April 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day
  61. Dot-Com Stocks Are Plunging -- Time To Buy?

    Dot-Com Stocks Are Plunging -- Time To Buy?

    April 8, 2014
    The past month has been tough for tech stocks. The Nasdaq composite index hit a recent peak of 4,358 on March 5 -- but has ...
  62. The Only Health Care Stock You Need To Own

    The Only Health Care Stock You Need To Own

    April 8, 2014
    After two market crashes in less than two decades and the current bull market looking to take a breather, investors are rightly ...
  63. Profit From The Most Common Problem With Mobile Devices

    Profit From The Most Common Problem With Mobile Devices

    April 8, 2014
    Cellphones are everywhere -- and everybody has the same problem... #-ad_banner-#Getting the battery on their phones to last ...
  64. Do The Womack - Investing Like A Pig Farmer

    Do The Womack - Investing Like A Pig Farmer

    April 8, 2014
    Is it possible to invest in a Womackian Fashion over the course of your investing lifetime? As you may recall, Mr. Womack ...
  65. Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 8, 2014
    It's not just a few stocks that are in momentum, the entire mar
  66. Brazil Is Making A Comeback -- Here's How To Profit

    Brazil Is Making A Comeback -- Here's How To Profit

    April 8, 2014
    At the trading desks in Sao Paolo, Brazil, you can hear a collective sigh of relief. The country's Bovespa market index, ...
  67. This 'Boring' Energy Side Play Could Pop 13%

    This 'Boring' Energy Side Play Could Pop 13%

    April 8, 2014
    In his book "One Up On Wall Street," Peter Lynch said that he loved "boring" stocks because they were ...
  68. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  69. Bull of the Day: Envision Healthcare (EVHC) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Envision Healthcare (EVHC) - Bull of the Day

    April 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Envision Healthcare (EVHC) - Bull of the Day
  70. Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the ...

    Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the ...

    April 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the Day
  71. A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    April 7, 2014
    Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding ...
  72. Apple Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Own?

    Apple Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Own?

    April 7, 2014
    I've long been an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) bear. But we're all capable of change. #-ad_banner-#When AAPL fell more than ...
  73. This Unloved BRIC Is Winning Back Converts

    This Unloved BRIC Is Winning Back Converts

    April 7, 2014
    At the trading desks in Sao Paolo, Brazil, you can hear a collective sigh of relief. The country's BOVESPSA market index, ...
  74. This Chart Is Signaling Weakness Ahead

    This Chart Is Signaling Weakness Ahead

    April 7, 2014
    The S&P 500, blue-chip Dow industrials and small-cap Russell 2000 were all fractionally higher for the week, but the ...
  75. Is This Fund The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment?

    Is This Fund The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment?

    April 7, 2014
    Although buy-and-hold stock investing has often been harshly criticized since the financial crisis, the backlash has been ...
  76. The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment: A Buy-And-Hold Fund That Never ...

    The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment: A Buy-And-Hold Fund That Never ...

    April 7, 2014
    Although buy-and-hold stock investing has often been harshly criticized since the financial crisis, the backlash has been ...
  77. Will Earnings Be the Catalyst? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will Earnings Be the Catalyst? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 7, 2014
    More than positive surprises, investors will be looking for signs of improvement in the outlook for the coming quarters is ...
  78. The Future Of Marijuana Policy: The South

    The Future Of Marijuana Policy: The South

    April 7, 2014
    Historically, the conservative south has strongly resisted marijuana legalization. Nonetheless support for marijuana legalization ...
  79. 3 Stocks To Profit From The Cutting-Edge Vaccine Market

    3 Stocks To Profit From The Cutting-Edge Vaccine Market

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  80. This Biotech Market Could Quadruple -- 3 Stocks To Profit

    This Biotech Market Could Quadruple -- 3 Stocks To Profit

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  81. This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    April 7, 2014
    With the albatross of a credit card security breach still hanging around its neck, it is no wonder that retail giant Target ...
  82. Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day
  83. Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day
  84. Is This Controversial Blue-Chip Company Set To Crush The Skeptics?

    Is This Controversial Blue-Chip Company Set To Crush The Skeptics?

    April 4, 2014
    As executives prepare to announce a major multi-billion-dollar acquisition to the public, they usually grow very excited ...
  85. This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    April 4, 2014
    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying tobacco stocks are among the best and most reliable dividend payers ...
  86. Why I Walked Away From My Dream Job On Wall Street

    Why I Walked Away From My Dream Job On Wall Street

    April 4, 2014
    The year 2004 was one of the most exciting times of my life. The future looked bright. That was the year I beat out hundreds ...
  87. 3 Stocks To Profit From The IPO Bull Market

    3 Stocks To Profit From The IPO Bull Market

    April 4, 2014
    In a sure sign that the U.S. eocnomy has finally broken free from the lingering effects of the Great Recession, the IPO market ...
  88. Is This the Spring Thaw? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is This the Spring Thaw? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 4, 2014
    Q1 is expected to be the low-point for the year, with growth expected to steadily improve from Q2 onwards.
  89. High-Frequency Trading: What You Must Know

    High-Frequency Trading: What You Must Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  90. High-Frequency Trading: What You Need To Know

    High-Frequency Trading: What You Need To Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  91. This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    April 4, 2014
    Shares of energy producer Encana (NYSE: ECA) have been moving steadily higher since January. In fact, while the S&P 5 ...
  92. Bear of the Day: Olympic Steel (ZEUS)  - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Olympic Steel (ZEUS) - Bear of the Day

    April 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Olympic Steel (ZEUS) - Bear of the Day
  93. Bull of the Day: ICICI Bank (IBN) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: ICICI Bank (IBN) - Bull of the Day

    April 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: ICICI Bank (IBN) - Bull of the Day
  94. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  95. Little Known Stocks And ETFs To Buy As Interest Rates Rise

    Little Known Stocks And ETFs To Buy As Interest Rates Rise

    April 3, 2014
    The recent selling pressure in the business development company sector has nothing to do with actual fundamentals. For investors ...
  96. The Good News Behind Twitter's Losses

    The Good News Behind Twitter's Losses

    April 3, 2014
    Twitter may not earn a profit now, but its business model suggests it will eventually become as successful as Facebook.
  97. 2 Retail Stocks With 50%-Plus Upside

    2 Retail Stocks With 50%-Plus Upside

    April 3, 2014
    When it comes to retail stocks, the macro picture covers everything. Slow consumer sales are restraining growth, and until ...
  98. 2 Retailers With 50%-Plus Upside

    2 Retailers With 50%-Plus Upside

    April 3, 2014
    When it comes to retail stocks, the macro picture covers everything. Slow consumer sales are restraining growth, and until ...
  99. Forget Whole Foods -- Buy This Stock Instead

    Forget Whole Foods -- Buy This Stock Instead

    April 3, 2014
    A healthy lifestyle is becoming all the rage, and the trend has led to an increase in demand for natural and organic foods. ...
  100. What The Brutal Winter Means For Natural Gas Stocks

    What The Brutal Winter Means For Natural Gas Stocks

    April 3, 2014
    Millions of Americans suffered through a brutal heating season, and the bills are now coming due. Yet a quick glance at the ...
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