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  1. Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement  - Analyst Blog

    Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Shares of Monster Beverage slumped recently on news that the American Medical Association may impose a ban on marketing of ...
  2. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    June 17, 2013
    Futures Gain On Fed HopesU.S. equity futures advanced in early pre-market trade ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting ...
  3. Goldman Invests In Green Energy - Analyst Blog

    Goldman Invests In Green Energy - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Following its announcement to invest about Y50.0 billion in solar power generation in Japan over the next 5 years, Goldman ...
  4. InterContinental Enters Grand Cayman - Analyst Blog

    InterContinental Enters Grand Cayman - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    InterContinental debuts Holiday Inn Resort branded property in Grand Cayman.
  5. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for diversification across different sectors and companies, small-cap funds would be a good choice.
  6. Toyota Recalls Prius and Lexus - Analyst Blog

    Toyota Recalls Prius and Lexus - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Toyota decided to recall the vehicles after receiving 90 complaints from the drivers
  7. EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    In order to pay off the outstanding debts, EPR priced an underwritten equity offering of 5.250% Senior Notes worth $275 million.
  8. Ball Completes Senior Secured Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    Ball Completes Senior Secured Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Ball Corp. has completed its senior secured credit facility.
  9. The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    June 14, 2013
    For investors looking for tax-free income, the municipal bond sector continues to get stronger. It seems that states have ...
  10. Vodafone Launches LTE in Australia - Analyst Blog

    Vodafone Launches LTE in Australia - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Vodafone Hutchison Australia recently announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services in Australia.
  11. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    June 14, 2013
    MetLife has rebounded nicely, but should outperform as rates move up again.
  12. WAIR, Precision Extend Relationship - Analyst Blog

    WAIR, Precision Extend Relationship - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Wesco Aircraft extends contract with long-standing associate Precision Castparts Corp.
  13. Can National Oilwell Varco Win Back The Love?

    Can National Oilwell Varco Win Back The Love?

    June 14, 2013
    The Street seems to have forgotten its love of this leading energy equipment company.
  14. Strong Buy on Kearny Financial - Analyst Blog

    Strong Buy on Kearny Financial - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kearny Financial Corp. to a Zacks Rank #1 on June 12, 2013.
  15. Peabody Energy Carries Higher Expectations, But Solid Value

    Peabody Energy Carries Higher Expectations, But Solid Value

    June 14, 2013
    Peabody gets more benefit of the doubt than most, but still looks attractively priced for a global coal recovery
  16. With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    With Freeport McMoRan, It's Time To Get Over It And Move On

    June 14, 2013
    With the oil and gas deals done, Freeport McMoRan looks undervalued even on conservative copper assumptions
  17. 3 Top Ranked Financial ETFs to Buy Now - ETF News And Commentary

    3 Top Ranked Financial ETFs to Buy Now - ETF News And Commentary

    June 14, 2013
    The financial sector is expected to continue to outperform in the coming months.
  18. The Hindenburg Omen Is Flashing: Is It Time To Sell?

    The Hindenburg Omen Is Flashing: Is It Time To Sell?

    June 14, 2013
    I learned the hard way not to rely purely on technical analysis to make investing decisions. In the early 1990s, I had built ...
  19. Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    Cloud Peak Energy May Have A Steeper Road To Recovery

    June 14, 2013
    Cloud Peak has high-quality thermal coal assets, but the recovery hasn't materialized yet.
  20. HCA Unit to Buy ClearLight's Subsidiary - Analyst Blog

    HCA Unit to Buy ClearLight's Subsidiary - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    Parallon Business Solutions - a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA - signed a definitive agreement to buy The Outsource Group ...
  21. Credit Suisse Expands Its Commodity ETN Line-Up

    Credit Suisse Expands Its Commodity ETN Line-Up

    June 14, 2013
    With equity markets dropping returns left and right, Credit Suisse’s new launches in the commodity sector are a bright ...
  22. Bull of the Day: Biogen (BIIB) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Biogen (BIIB) - Bull of the Day

    June 14, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Biogen (BIIB) - Bull of the Day
  23. ETFs and ETNs: What Investors Need to Know - ETF Education

    ETFs and ETNs: What Investors Need to Know - ETF Education

    June 13, 2013
    The key facts you need to know about an ETN investment.
  24. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 13, 2013
    Precious metals have always been a solid investment choice, especially in times of economic uncertainty
  25. Vodafone Approaches Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    Vodafone Approaches Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Vodafone Group has finally confirmed its preliminary approach to Germany's largest cable network company, Kabel Deutschland ...
  26. What Goldman's Bearish Call On Bonds Means For Your Portfolio

    What Goldman's Bearish Call On Bonds Means For Your Portfolio

    June 13, 2013
    Bonds are supposed to be safe investments. But what most fixed-income investors don't realize is that bonds have rarely ...
  27. Rating Action on RenaissanceRe - Analyst Blog

    Rating Action on RenaissanceRe - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    A. M. Best Co. affirmed the issuer credit rating and debt ratings of RenaissanceRe.
  28. Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    June 13, 2013
    The banking market hasn't gotten much better so far this summer, but U.S. Bancorp is still attractively priced for the long ...
  29. Atlas Resource, EP Energy in a Deal - Analyst Blog

    Atlas Resource, EP Energy in a Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Atlas Resource Partners LP declared that it has inked a deal with EP Energy E&P Company LP.
  30. Continental Starts Exchange Offer - Analyst Blog

    Continental Starts Exchange Offer - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Continental Resources Inc. announced an exchange offer of up to $1.5 billion 4.5% senior notes due in 2023.
  31. SAIC Gets Plum Contract from Navy  - Analyst Blog

    SAIC Gets Plum Contract from Navy - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    SAIC Inc. recently announced that it received a prime indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. ...
  32. Krispy Kreme's Franchise Deal in Dallas - Analyst Blog

    Krispy Kreme's Franchise Deal in Dallas - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Krispy Kreme sold three company-owned shops to an affiliate of Sun Holdings for refranchising purpose.
  33. Delisting Threat to TranSwitch - Analyst Blog

    Delisting Threat to TranSwitch - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    TranSwitch recently announced that it has received a delisting notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC that threaten to suspend ...
  34. Dover's Opportunities Matched Only By Wall Street's Enthusiasm ...

    Dover's Opportunities Matched Only By Wall Street's Enthusiasm ...

    June 13, 2013
    Dover is increasingly focused on solid long-term markets where it can create a sustainable advantage.
  35. Time to Focus on Small Cap ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    Time to Focus on Small Cap ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 13, 2013
    Why investors may want to tilt their portfolios to small cap ETFs at this time.
  36. More Commodity ETFs: Credit Suisse Releases New ETNs - ETF News ...

    More Commodity ETFs: Credit Suisse Releases New ETNs - ETF News ...

    June 13, 2013
    Investors now have new commodity ETNs from Credit Suisse, giving broad exposure to the space.
  37. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 13, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  38. Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 13, 2013
    Mining (Gold) Update & Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  39. 5 Reasons Not to Flee Non-US Dividend Stocks

    5 Reasons Not to Flee Non-US Dividend Stocks

    June 12, 2013
    “Is it time to flee dividend stocks?” That’s what many investors are asking me amid the recent rise in bond yields.My answer: ...
  40. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    June 12, 2013
    Conservative investors prefer debt instruments not only because they safeguard the capital invested but also for the regular ...
  41. Here's When To Buck The 'Great Rotation' Out Of Dividend Payers

    Here's When To Buck The 'Great Rotation' Out Of Dividend Payers

    June 12, 2013
    For many dividend-paying stocks, it appears as if a "great rotation" has begun. One of the most lucrative investing ...
  42. CME to Launch European Futures - Analyst Blog

    CME to Launch European Futures - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    CME Group announced an agreement to introduce European futures market.
  43. V.F. Corp. Outlines 5-Year Growth Plan - Analyst Blog

    V.F. Corp. Outlines 5-Year Growth Plan - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    V.F. Corporation revealed its major initiatives and strategies to boost shareholder returns at an investor meeting held in ...
  44. WAG-DEA Settlement to Hurt 3Q Earnings - Analyst Blog

    WAG-DEA Settlement to Hurt 3Q Earnings - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Walgreens inks agreement with DEA.
  45. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  46. MGI Boosts MoneyTransfer Biz - Analyst Blog

    MGI Boosts MoneyTransfer Biz - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    MoneyGram International announced a strategic alliance with China's leading Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank.
  47. After A Strong Recovery, What Moves ADM From Here?

    After A Strong Recovery, What Moves ADM From Here?

    June 12, 2013
    ADM is in better shape these days, but it will likely take a strong harvest to move the shares higher in the short term.
  48. After A Good Run, Novartis Looks Fairly Valued

    After A Good Run, Novartis Looks Fairly Valued

    June 12, 2013
    Novartis is a well-balanced, high-quality pharma with growth credentials, but also a fair valuation today.
  49. Air Products Launches Hydrogen Fuel Dispenser  - Analyst Blog

    Air Products Launches Hydrogen Fuel Dispenser - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has introduced its advanced consumer-friendly retail hydrogen fuel dispenser.
  50. Impala Platinum Trying To Survive Multiple Challenges

    Impala Platinum Trying To Survive Multiple Challenges

    June 12, 2013
    Impala has been pummeled by weaker prices, higher costs, adverse geology, and political aggrevations.
  51. New Nespresso Compatible Pods from MDLZ - Analyst Blog

    New Nespresso Compatible Pods from MDLZ - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Mondelez International recently announced the introduction of a new range of espresso capsules which will be compatible with ...
  52. Pandora Ups The Stakes In A Brewing Royal(ty) Battle

    Pandora Ups The Stakes In A Brewing Royal(ty) Battle

    June 12, 2013
    Pandora buys a radio station to increase its bargaining power. What does this mean for shareholders?
  53. Insourcing: A Silver Lining Ahead? - Analyst Blog

    Insourcing: A Silver Lining Ahead? - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    If statistics indeed are reliable yardsticks to gauge the performance of the U.S. economy, a startling data is sure to catch ...
  54. ExxonMobil, Rosneft Team Up - Analyst Blog

    ExxonMobil, Rosneft Team Up - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    ExxonMobil Corporation and Rosneft have agreed to establish a joint Arctic Research Center in Russia.
  55. Time to Avoid Business Development Company ETFs? - ETF News And ...

    Time to Avoid Business Development Company ETFs? - ETF News And ...

    June 12, 2013
    Should investors be worried about BDC ETFs in today's uncertain environment?
  56. GE Healthcare Plans $2B Investment  - Analyst Blog

    GE Healthcare Plans $2B Investment - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company , is planning a $2 billion-worth investment over the next five years ...
  57. U.S. Real Estate ETFs Battle For Inflows: IYR vs. ICF vs. RWR

    U.S. Real Estate ETFs Battle For Inflows: IYR vs. ICF vs. RWR

    June 12, 2013
    With the economic turnaround in the U.S. gaining momentum, real estate investments were among the first to come back. They ...
  58. The Science of Making Money in Stocks - Investment Ideas

    The Science of Making Money in Stocks - Investment Ideas

    June 12, 2013
    The Science of Making Money in Stocks - Investment Ideas
  59. Accenture Grabs 2 More Deals  - Analyst Blog

    Accenture Grabs 2 More Deals - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Accenture Plc. is consistently winning deals. This time the company won a deal from one of the leading brewery companies, ...
  60. Windstream-Avaya Ink UC Deal  - Analyst Blog

    Windstream-Avaya Ink UC Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Windstream has announced a partnership with Avaya to expand its managed Unified Communications (UC).
  61. American Realty Raises Cap to Fund Buy-Outs  - Analyst Blog

    American Realty Raises Cap to Fund Buy-Outs - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    American Realty raised approximately $896 million as net proceeds through placement of common stock and convertible preferred ...
  62. UDR Amends & Re-Prices Credit Revolvers - Analyst Blog

    UDR Amends & Re-Prices Credit Revolvers - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    UDR amended and re-priced revolving credit facility worth $900 Million and term loans worth $350 Million, respectively.
  63. How To Prepare Your Portfolio For Rising Interest Rates

    How To Prepare Your Portfolio For Rising Interest Rates

    June 11, 2013
    As interest rates collapsed in the past few years to multi-decade lows, investors had no choice but to flee low-yielding ...
  64. FedEx Raises Rates - Analyst Blog

    FedEx Raises Rates - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    FedEx Freight - an affiliate of FedEx Corp. - has increased its shipping rates for certain regions.
  65. EOG Retains Neutral Tag - Analyst Blog

    EOG Retains Neutral Tag - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    We maintained our recommendation on EOG Resources, Inc. at Neutral on May 30, 2013.
  66. Annie's Still A High Growth-High Multiple Proposition

    Annie's Still A High Growth-High Multiple Proposition

    June 11, 2013
    Annie's continues its rapid growth, but the valuation already baked this in
  67. Navistar In The Early Stages Of Turning It Around

    Navistar In The Early Stages Of Turning It Around

    June 11, 2013
    Navistar is on the road back to share regrowth and profits.
  68. Diamond Foods Making Better Moves, But Large Uncertainties Remain

    Diamond Foods Making Better Moves, But Large Uncertainties Remain

    June 11, 2013
    Diamond Foods' turnaround continues, but the company cannot afford to slip against large rivals.
  69. Sallie Mae Suspends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    Sallie Mae Suspends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Sallie Mae, declared the closure of a $6.8 billion credit facility, which used to aid term securitization of its federally ...
  70. As One Problem Fades at lululemon athletica, Another One Emerges

    As One Problem Fades at lululemon athletica, Another One Emerges

    June 11, 2013
    More unsettling news from lululemon sends the shares down hard.
  71. Booz Allen Shares Slip on PRISM Leak - Analyst Blog

    Booz Allen Shares Slip on PRISM Leak - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.'s shares slumped 2.6% after the news of one of its employees revealing classified information ...
  72. Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC

    Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC

    June 11, 2013
    When Jim O'Neil first came up with the acronym of BRIC, the four nations were the cream of the emerging market crop. A decade ...
  73. 3 Impressive Biotech ETFs Crushing the Market - ETF News And ...

    3 Impressive Biotech ETFs Crushing the Market - ETF News And ...

    June 11, 2013
    Rotate into the outperforming biotech sector with these three ETFs.
  74. Visual Risk Analysis Of The MSCI BRIC Index Fund (BKF)

    Visual Risk Analysis Of The MSCI BRIC Index Fund (BKF)

    June 11, 2013
    When it comes to emerging market exposure, no region is more popular than BRIC, as this corner of the market is home to the ...
  75. Comcast Sets Up Emergency Plan - Analyst Blog

    Comcast Sets Up Emergency Plan - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Comcast Corporation is ready to offer emergency services to its customers residing near the coastline of Florida as the tropical ...
  76. Integrys Files for Gas Rate Hike - Analyst Blog

    Integrys Files for Gas Rate Hike - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Integrys Energy files for an increase in natural gas distribution rates.
  77. Balanced View on DaVita - Analyst Blog

    Balanced View on DaVita - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
  78. CIT Group Reaffirmed at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    CIT Group Reaffirmed at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 6, 2013, we reaffirmed our long-term recommendation on CIT Group at Neutral.
  79. Warning: The Rebound May Be Over For Big Pharma

    Warning: The Rebound May Be Over For Big Pharma

    June 10, 2013
    As investors were picking up the pieces after the dot-com implosion, they came across another troubled sector. A series of ...
  80. MSCI Reclassification Puts Spotlight on These ETFs

    MSCI Reclassification Puts Spotlight on These ETFs

    June 10, 2013
    Traders have had bigger fish to fry over the past few days, but a potentially noteworthy news event is slated for the after-market ...
  81. AstraZeneca Pays Up To Patch Up Another Key Area

    AstraZeneca Pays Up To Patch Up Another Key Area

    June 10, 2013
    In buying Pearl, AstraZeneca is taking some of the risk out of its valuable COPD franchise.
  82. Increasing Regulatory Burdens Depressing America Movil's Growth

    Increasing Regulatory Burdens Depressing America Movil's Growth

    June 10, 2013
    Increasing competition is going to cost America Movil margins and growth
  83. Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    June 10, 2013
    Waze looks like a logical deal for shoring up the value of Google's mapping technology
  84. Google to Acquire Waze for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    Google to Acquire Waze for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Google Inc. is set to acquire mobile mapping and navigation company Waze Inc.
  85. Equinix Opens Phase-I of ZH5 - Analyst Blog

    Equinix Opens Phase-I of ZH5 - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Equinix Inc. recently announced the opening of the first phase of its fifth data center in Zurich, Switzerland.
  86. The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    June 10, 2013
    With the prospect of improving operating leverage and new product opportunities on the way, Atmel shares have started to ...
  87. Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    Walmart Boosts Shareholder Return - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    The board of Walmart has authorized the repurchase of $15 million worth of shares. This new buyback program will replace ...
  88. 10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    June 10, 2013
    As we enter the bumpy summer months, large-cap US domestic stocks and health-care names are on Louis Navellier's list, and ...
  89. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  90. Nasdaq Dips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    Nasdaq Dips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 7, we downgraded Nasdaq OMX Group to Underperform based on its risky debt profile amid faltering fundamentals.
  91. Top 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked High Yield Bond Mutual ...

    Top 5 Highest Yielding Zacks #1 Ranked High Yield Bond Mutual ...

    June 7, 2013
    For the average investor, high yield mutual funds are the best method to invest in bonds rated below investment grade, popularly ...
  92. Energy CAPEX Spending Surges

    Energy CAPEX Spending Surges

    June 7, 2013
    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact ...
  93. Pepsi Buying Sodastream: I Don't Think So

    Pepsi Buying Sodastream: I Don't Think So

    June 7, 2013
    The latest rumor on the street has Sodastream being acquired by Pepsico for $95 per share. There are so many reasons why ...
  94. Will Chatter Around Samsung Shipments Spook Components Stocks?

    Will Chatter Around Samsung Shipments Spook Components Stocks?

    June 7, 2013
    Weaker sales of the Galaxy S4 could put a few potholes in the road for Samsung's suppliers.
  95. Honeywell Is Popular, But Built To Perform Well

    Honeywell Is Popular, But Built To Perform Well

    June 7, 2013
    Honeywell has the growth and margin drivers to be a solid stock for the long term.
  96. Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    Smucker Does Alright, But The Street Goes Away Disappointed

    June 7, 2013
    Smucker's solid quarter is overshadowed by softer sales, particularly in K-cup coffee.
  97. UTi Worldwide Still A “Hurry Up And Wait” Story

    UTi Worldwide Still A “Hurry Up And Wait” Story

    June 7, 2013
    UTi Worldwide's success from here really does rely on successfully executing a long-anticipated operational improvement plan.
  98. 3 Markets on the Stampede

    3 Markets on the Stampede

    June 7, 2013
    Successful Investing's Doug Fabian points out three markets that appear to have started new bull runs.Doug, there are some ...
  99. ETF Bear Call Spread Options Strategy Explained

    ETF Bear Call Spread Options Strategy Explained

    June 7, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) provide investors with an easy way to reach nearly every corner of the stock market. Those ...
  100. ProShares Files For Credit Default Swap ETFs, iShares Expands ...

    ProShares Files For Credit Default Swap ETFs, iShares Expands ...

    June 7, 2013
    During a down week in the market, ETF issuers iShares and ProShares both filed paperwork with the SEC to add more funds to ...
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