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  1. W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    June 18, 2013
    Grace will emerge from bankruptcy as a great specialty chemicals company, but not a cheap one.
  2. A.M. Best Avows Ratings for RLI - Analyst Blog

    A.M. Best Avows Ratings for RLI - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    A.M. Best Co. reiterated the ICR of ???a??? of RLI Corp.
  3. Enthusiasm Over SK Telecom Has Gone Far Enough

    Enthusiasm Over SK Telecom Has Gone Far Enough

    June 18, 2013
    After a big rally, SK Telecom looks fully valued now and with questionable growth prospects
  4. Credit Suisse Says Not To Give Up On MLPs Just Yet

    Credit Suisse Says Not To Give Up On MLPs Just Yet

    June 18, 2013
    Interest in MLP has waned over the last few weeks as the Fed has hinted at winding down its QE programs. However, according ...
  5. Netflix Surges on DreamWorks Deal - Analyst Blog

    Netflix Surges on DreamWorks Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation.
  6. Marriott, American Airlines Tie Up  - Analyst Blog

    Marriott, American Airlines Tie Up - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Marriott and American Airlines recently formed a pact to bolster their loyalty programs.
  7. Zacks#1 Ranked Fidelity Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Zacks#1 Ranked Fidelity Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    June 18, 2013
    In this article the Zacks Investment Research team shares with you the 5 top rated Fidelity mutual funds. Each has earned ...
  8. Perrigo in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    Perrigo in Expansion Mode - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Perrigo has purchased Fera's eye-care portfolio.
  9. Franklin Closes Pelagos Acqusition - Analyst Blog

    Franklin Closes Pelagos Acqusition - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    On Monday, Franklin Resources, Inc., operating as Franklin Templeton Investments, announced the completion of the purchase ...
  10. Rambus Narrows View, Settles with STM - Analyst Blog

    Rambus Narrows View, Settles with STM - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Rambus Inc. shares soared 3.85% in after-hours trading after it announced a two-way patent licensing agreement with STMicroelectronics ...
  11. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  12. How To Read An Options Table

    How To Read An Options Table

    June 18, 2013
    With more information available and the ability to quickly trade options online, investors are becoming savvier with using ...
  13. Your Next Stock Should Be Making New Highs - Screen of the Week

    Your Next Stock Should Be Making New Highs - Screen of the Week

    June 17, 2013
    Your Next Stock Should Be Making New Highs - Screen of the Week
  14. Avery Enhances BOPP Films Range - Analyst Blog

    Avery Enhances BOPP Films Range - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Avery has expanded its Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films range for rigid containers.
  15. SE to Transfer Assets to MLP - Analyst Blog

    SE to Transfer Assets to MLP - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Spectra Energy Corporation plans to transfer all of its remaining U.S. Transmission and Storage assets to Spectra Energy ...
  16. US Launch of Forest's Namenda XR  - Analyst Blog

    US Launch of Forest's Namenda XR - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Namenda XR is a once-daily extended-release version of the company's immediate release formulation of Namenda.
  17. FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    FNB to Acquire BCSB Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    FNB is moving forward with its strategy to grow through acquisitions. The company announced a deal to acquire BCSB Bancorp ...
  18. A.M. Best Rates Berkshire Subsidiaries - Analyst Blog

    A.M. Best Rates Berkshire Subsidiaries - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    A.M. Best takes rating actions on Berkshire's subsidiaries.
  19. CenturyLink Acquires AppFog - Analyst Blog

    CenturyLink Acquires AppFog - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    CenturyLink announced plans to take over a Platform-as-a-Service provider - AppFog, Inc. - for an undisclosed figure.
  20. Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    June 17, 2013
    Investors should prepare for the eventual tapering of the Fed's massive support.
  21. Elan Shareholders Bring Management To Heel

    Elan Shareholders Bring Management To Heel

    June 17, 2013
    The rejection of Elan management's proposed transactions ought to accelerate the sale of the company.
  22. Does AT&T Have Global Ambitions?

    Does AT&T Have Global Ambitions?

    June 17, 2013
    Rumors are swirling that AT&T approached Telefonica with a buyout bid
  23. Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    June 17, 2013
    Rockwood gets a solid multiple for its high-margin, growing CeramTec business.
  24. Technical Analysis: What Can This Advanced System Do For You?

    Technical Analysis: What Can This Advanced System Do For You?

    June 17, 2013
    It was September 2008, and the stock market was in chaos.The Dow Jones industrial average experienced its largest point decline, ...
  25. Schwab's May DATs Improve - Analyst Blog

    Schwab's May DATs Improve - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    In its monthly market activity report for May 2013, The Charles Schwab Corporation reported Daily Average Trades of 505,4 ...
  26. JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is set to divest its private equity arm, One Equity Partners.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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
  49. 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.
  50. 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
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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.
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. 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: ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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?
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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?
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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
  85. 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, ...
  86. 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).
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 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 ...
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