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  1. 2 Billionaires Love This 'Hated' Stock -- Should You?

    2 Billionaires Love This 'Hated' Stock -- Should You?

    March 28, 2014
    It's been nearly half a decade since the Deepwater Horizon incident spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf ...
  2. Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    March 28, 2014
    StubHub's effort to please customers by eliminating hidden fees might have backfired. Sales have dipped for the online ...
  3. Here's Where Wall Street Analysts Have It All Wrong

    Here's Where Wall Street Analysts Have It All Wrong

    March 28, 2014
    I don't fit in with the Wall Street crowd. Raised on a farm in rural Kansas, I have quite a different background than ...
  4. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  5. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  6. The Smartest Way To Profit From These Ultra-High-Yielders

    The Smartest Way To Profit From These Ultra-High-Yielders

    March 28, 2014
    Right now, the entrepreneurial spirit is in the public spotlight. You can see evidence of this trend in popular television ...
  7. Earn A 'Secret' 29% Yield From This Hot Financial Stock

    Earn A 'Secret' 29% Yield From This Hot Financial Stock

    March 28, 2014
    The population in North America and the rest of the developed industrialized world is getting older, the bulk of which is ...
  8. Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day
  9. Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day
  10. Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  11. Short Sellers And You: 2 Trends To Watch

    Short Sellers And You: 2 Trends To Watch

    March 27, 2014
    In recent quarters, a very clear trend has emerged among short sellers: #-ad_banner-#As a group, they've lost the nerve ...
  12. Leave Volatility Behind With These 3 Rock-Solid Dividend Payers

    Leave Volatility Behind With These 3 Rock-Solid Dividend Payers

    March 27, 2014
    I've always preferred the view that the market is a "market of stocks" rather than a "stock market." ...
  13. Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    March 27, 2014
    While housing construction has taken off, commercial construction is just beginning to see the light of day. That means investors ...
  14. 7 Critical Mistakes Of 'The World's Worst Business'

    7 Critical Mistakes Of 'The World's Worst Business'

    March 27, 2014
    I'm a big follower of music, not only for enjoyment -- but also because I believe it's an industry that teaches a ...
  15. The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    March 27, 2014
    Among people with money to spend, there's been a significant shift away from ultra-high-end purchases since the financial ...
  16. Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 27, 2014
    Citi's failed stress test and lukewarm reception to the IPO of Candy Crush maker are the day's notable developments.
  17. How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    March 27, 2014
    It's difficult to admit that I was too early with a market call. It's even harder to accept when I realize I was ...
  18. Put This Epic Winter To Work For A Chance To Earn 18%

    Put This Epic Winter To Work For A Chance To Earn 18%

    March 27, 2014
    Crop prices have been moving sharply higher over the past several weeks due to a number of different factors. #-ad_banner-#In ...
  19. Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day

    March 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day
  20. Bull of the Day: Kraton (KRA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Kraton (KRA) - Bull of the Day

    March 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Kraton (KRA) - Bull of the Day
  21. Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    March 26, 2014
    It may be just a coincidence, but soon after a key financial agency cautioned investors about the risks in business development ...
  22. Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    March 26, 2014
    You may not know it, but while Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) build their data centers near utilities that ...
  23. Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    March 26, 2014
    Facebook's acquisition of virtual-reality company Oculus, like its success selling mobile ads, shows the company's willingness ...
  24. Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    March 26, 2014
    Almost two years ago, it was all over the headlines. You couldn't turn on CNBC or open an issue of The Wall Street Journal ...
  25. Get 30% Upside As This Market Leader Grows Globally

    Get 30% Upside As This Market Leader Grows Globally

    March 26, 2014
    The apparel industry can be quite fickle. Industry trends change quickly and can leave investors owning a retail company ...
  26. Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 26, 2014
    Business capital spending was up in Q4 and is expected to ramp up this year, but will it?
  27. How To Profit From An Economic Time Bomb

    How To Profit From An Economic Time Bomb

    March 26, 2014
    There's a potential time bomb right under our improving economy. #-ad_banner-#This explosive situation affects over 4 ...
  28. This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    March 26, 2014
    Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) fell from grace in 2013 thanks to the breakup of the Uralkali/Belaruskali potash cartel and plummeting ...
  29. Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 26, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  30. Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX)  - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day
  31. Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day
  32. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  33. Gold Stocks Are Ready To Fall -- Sell Now

    Gold Stocks Are Ready To Fall -- Sell Now

    March 25, 2014
    Few investments are driven by psychology and fear as much as gold. Concerns about ruinous inflation, global tensions or economic ...
  34. Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    March 25, 2014
    Few investments are driven by psychology and fear as much as gold. Concerns about ruinous inflation, global tensions or economic ...
  35. Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    March 25, 2014
    As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, ...
  36. If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    March 25, 2014
    While at a party several months ago, I was asked: Which stock I would choose for my retirement if I had to pick just one? ...
  37. Why GE Will Never Break Up

    Why GE Will Never Break Up

    March 25, 2014
    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the index in 1896, and long ago outlasting its ...
  38. A 17% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash Cows On Earth

    A 17% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash Cows On Earth

    March 25, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  39. 4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  40. 4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  41. Bias Still to the Upside - Ahead of Wall Street

    Bias Still to the Upside - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 25, 2014
    The recent sell-off in some of the hotter segments of the market reflect some nervousness, but overall bias still remains ...
  42. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com. Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  43. This Hot Financial Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    This Hot Financial Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    March 25, 2014
    When stocks run up several-fold or more, their valuation metrics typically reflect the gain in a big way. Take the wildly ...
  44. This Hot Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    This Hot Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    March 25, 2014
    When stocks run up several-fold or more, their valuation metrics typically reflect the gain in a big way. Take the wildly ...
  45. A Breakout By This Energy Stock Could Earn A Quick 10%

    A Breakout By This Energy Stock Could Earn A Quick 10%

    March 25, 2014
    Alternative energy remains a major theme among investors and society as a whole. From an investing standpoint, solar energy, ...
  46. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 25: Group Of Seven Calls For ...

    #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 25: Group Of Seven Calls For ...

    March 25, 2014
    Two decades after integrating Russia into international decision making, world leaders gathered at an emergency meeting ...
  47. Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day

    March 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day
  48. The Dividend Stock That Will Feed the World

    The Dividend Stock That Will Feed the World

    March 24, 2014
    As a long-term investor, I am always on the lookout for megatrends that will drive a sector or industry over the next 10 ...
  49. This Bearish Chart Pattern Could Mean It's Time To Sell

    This Bearish Chart Pattern Could Mean It's Time To Sell

    March 24, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indexes closed higher for the week of March 17, led by the broad market S&P 500 (+1.4%) and Dow ...
  50. Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    March 24, 2014
    The first Saturday in May this year will herald an extraordinary annual event -- one that we will likely not have the chance ...
  51. Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    March 24, 2014
    History has shown us that America was built on the back of positive rivalries. #-ad_banner-#Like the long-standing feud between ...
  52. The Market's Positive Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Market's Positive Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 24, 2014
    The expectation is that the tone of U.S. economic data will improve as the weather effects start dissipating.
  53. 3 Reasons Why The Crowd Is Wrong About Priceline

    3 Reasons Why The Crowd Is Wrong About Priceline

    March 24, 2014
    If I had to nominate the best-run business of the early 21st century, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Priceline ...
  54. A Little-Known Way To Earn 20% From Gold's Rebound

    A Little-Known Way To Earn 20% From Gold's Rebound

    March 24, 2014
    As gold and silver prices exit a two-year bear market and begin to turn higher, we're seeing some great opportunities ...
  55. Gold's Rebound Could Earn This Side Play A 20% Return

    Gold's Rebound Could Earn This Side Play A 20% Return

    March 24, 2014
    As gold and silver prices exit a two-year bear market and begin to turn higher, we're seeing some great opportunities ...
  56. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 24, 2014
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  57. Walgreen Earnings Preview: In Need Of A Booster Shot?

    Walgreen Earnings Preview: In Need Of A Booster Shot?

    March 23, 2014
    Walgreen (NYSE: WAG), which has already announced strong same-store sales growth for February despite the inclement weather, ...
  58. The Celtic Tiger Roars Once Again

    The Celtic Tiger Roars Once Again

    March 21, 2014
    Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. However, investors may want to keep that going with regards to their portfolios. After ...
  59. How Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Make Money From You

    How Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Make Money From You

    March 21, 2014
    If you’re not paying for the product, the product is you. That's a truism that's especially suited for social media and its ...
  60. This 'Hated' Stock Is A Buyback Champion

    This 'Hated' Stock Is A Buyback Champion

    March 21, 2014
    Though I tend to generally find the customer service at major companies to be lacking, I give high marks to satellite TV ...
  61. How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    March 21, 2014
    After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events ...
  62. The World's Most Shorted Stock Is Now A 'Buy'

    The World's Most Shorted Stock Is Now A 'Buy'

    March 21, 2014
    There are very few guarantees when it comes to stock investing. The ever-changing nature of the stock market can make speaking ...
  63. Why The Bull Market Isn't Done Yet

    Why The Bull Market Isn't Done Yet

    March 21, 2014
    This month, the bull market officially celebrated its five-year "anniversary." For some reason people think that's ...
  64. Is This The Next Great Blue-Chip Stock?

    Is This The Next Great Blue-Chip Stock?

    March 21, 2014
    Not many public companies ever attain blue-chip status, where they become the types of top-tier investments that can basically ...
  65. Post-Weather Reads Look Good - Ahead of Wall Street

    Post-Weather Reads Look Good - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 21, 2014
    Recent housing, manufacturing and labor market data indicates the soft patch over the last couple months was weather-related. ...
  66. Look To This Small Fast-Food Stock For 37% Upside

    Look To This Small Fast-Food Stock For 37% Upside

    March 21, 2014
    These days, investors are constantly looking for the next Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) or McDonald's (NYSE: MCD). ...
  67. Is This The Next Chipotle?

    Is This The Next Chipotle?

    March 21, 2014
    These days, investors are constantly looking for the next Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) or McDonald's (NYSE: MCD). ...
  68. Is This Stealth Smartwatch Player Poised For A Breakout?

    Is This Stealth Smartwatch Player Poised For A Breakout?

    March 21, 2014
    Fashion accessories maker Fossil Group (Nasdaq: FOSL) jumped 4.6% Tuesday after a technically important level and on the ...
  69. Bull of the Day: Harman (HAR) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Harman (HAR) - Bull of the Day

    March 21, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Harman (HAR) - Bull of the Day
  70. Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    March 21, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day
  71. McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  72. Are These The Dow's Top Bargains?

    Are These The Dow's Top Bargains?

    March 20, 2014
    After a five-year bull market, can investors still find inexpensive blue-chip stocks? #-ad_banner-#Perhaps that's the ...
  73. Gold Gets Its Mojo Back

    Gold Gets Its Mojo Back

    March 20, 2014
    While it’s been a hard couple of years for gold, things may be finally looking up for the precious metal. The geo-political ...
  74. The 'Green Rush' Is Bringing Traders New And Old Into To The ...

    The 'Green Rush' Is Bringing Traders New And Old Into To The ...

    March 20, 2014
    Marijuana has seen an increase in cultural acceptance recently, as well as grabbing the attention of medical professionals ...
  75. A Stock With 50 Straight Years Of Dividend Hikes

    A Stock With 50 Straight Years Of Dividend Hikes

    March 20, 2014
    One thing is for sure: People need to eat. #-ad_banner-#The best way to get a feel for the space is to look at the shelves ...
  76. S4 NetQuest Looks To Advance eLearning Further

    S4 NetQuest Looks To Advance eLearning Further

    March 20, 2014
    President and Co-Founder of S4 NetQuest Dr. Jim Guilkey knows the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses, as well as ...
  77. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  78. Why Asia's Troubles Matter To Your Portfolio

    Why Asia's Troubles Matter To Your Portfolio

    March 20, 2014
    Thanks to the highly successful Marshall Plan, which helped many broken European economies get back on their feet after World ...
  79. Is the Fed Getting Hawkish? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is the Fed Getting Hawkish? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 20, 2014
    The Fed didn't really move the goal post much, but the overall perception in the market is that the incremental change is ...
  80. This Luxury Stock Has 3 Powerful Tailwinds

    This Luxury Stock Has 3 Powerful Tailwinds

    March 20, 2014
    The luxury goods category is a great market to be in. The likes of Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) ...
  81. This Stock/Option Combo Could Land A 45% Return

    This Stock/Option Combo Could Land A 45% Return

    March 20, 2014
    Prices for agriculture commodities such as corn, wheat and soy have been climbing sharply over the past several weeks. The ...
  82. Bear of the Day: Clean Harbors (CLH) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Clean Harbors (CLH) - Bear of the Day

    March 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Clean Harbors (CLH) - Bear of the Day
  83. Bull of the Day: Federal Signal (FSS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Federal Signal (FSS) - Bull of the Day

    March 20, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Federal Signal (FSS) - Bull of the Day
  84. This Oil Stock Tripled In 7 Months... It Could Happen Here Next

    This Oil Stock Tripled In 7 Months... It Could Happen Here Next

    March 19, 2014
    Wall Street can be a strange place. People often imagine "the Street" as a Mecca of stock analysis and investment ...
  85. Forget Dreamworks -- Here's The Entertainment Stock To Own

    Forget Dreamworks -- Here's The Entertainment Stock To Own

    March 19, 2014
    Exactly 20 years ago, a trio of Hollywood moguls (Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen) realized that by combining their considerable ...
  86. Get 25% Upside From One Of The Most Admired Companies On The ...

    Get 25% Upside From One Of The Most Admired Companies On The ...

    March 19, 2014
    People love lists and rankings. Everything from school districts and neighborhoods to athletes and musicians get ranked on ...
  87. 4 Keys To Spotting Triple-Digit Gainers... Before They Take Off

    4 Keys To Spotting Triple-Digit Gainers... Before They Take Off

    March 19, 2014
    Mark Twain understood the mind of an investor. The world-renowned author once proclaimed: "A dollar picked up in the ...
  88. This 'Bargain' Oil Giant Offers 75%-Plus Upside

    This 'Bargain' Oil Giant Offers 75%-Plus Upside

    March 19, 2014
    Last summer, I wrote about an odd disconnect between rising oil prices and a strong U.S. dollar. Since then, that disconnect ...
  89. Taper Is No Longer the Issue - Ahead of Wall Street

    Taper Is No Longer the Issue - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 19, 2014
    The only major question is whether the FOMC will change the unemployment threshold for its forward guidance.
  90. Get A 4.8% Yield From The Best REIT You've Never Heard Of

    Get A 4.8% Yield From The Best REIT You've Never Heard Of

    March 19, 2014
    The real estate investment trust (REIT) is one of more misunderstood asset classes. #-ad_banner-#There's an undue amount ...
  91. 3 Ways To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

    3 Ways To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

    March 19, 2014
    As you may have noticed, the stock market has sent investors on quite a ride already this year. #-ad_banner-#The market lost ...
  92. Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  93. Bear of the Day: Chef's Warehouse (CHEF) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Chef's Warehouse (CHEF) - Bear of the Day

    March 19, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Chef's Warehouse (CHEF) - Bear of the Day
  94. Bull of the Day: AK Steel (AKS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: AK Steel (AKS) - Bull of the Day

    March 19, 2014
    Bull of the Day: AK Steel (AKS) - Bull of the Day
  95. Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  96. Your 2-Step Guide To Spin-Off Investing -- And 3 Picks To Get ...

    Your 2-Step Guide To Spin-Off Investing -- And 3 Picks To Get ...

    March 18, 2014
    We've come a long way from the era of conglomerates. Decades ago, management teams figured that if they can run one business ...
  97. How To Buy Your Favorite Stock At A Steep Discount

    How To Buy Your Favorite Stock At A Steep Discount

    March 18, 2014
    Imagine buying AT&T (NYSE: T) for $25 a share, Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) at $16 or Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) for $20. And imagine ...
  98. The Most Shareholder-Friendly Company On Earth

    The Most Shareholder-Friendly Company On Earth

    March 18, 2014
    It's one of the most controversial stocks we cover... And any time we mention it, you can be sure we'll get a couple ...
  99. Is This Trendy Stock About To Burn Investors Again?

    Is This Trendy Stock About To Burn Investors Again?

    March 18, 2014
    There's an old investing maxim that you can never fool the same group of shareholders twice. Once burned, they simply ...
  100. On Putin, Housing and the Fed  - Ahead of Wall Street

    On Putin, Housing and the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 18, 2014
    Global markets were surprisingly reassured by Putin's comments that Russia favored the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
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