Microsoft's New Tablets: The Good And The Bad

Microsoft is updated both the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, with better battery life and performance. But will people buy them this time around, or is another writeoff inevitable?

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The Deceptive Value of Cash

BlackBerry had a compelling bull case just a few months ago - huge cash reserves and a valuable patent portfolio. But the business was failing, and the cash was not worth as much as some believed.

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Two Dividend Stocks Which Should Be Increasing Payouts Soon

Western Union and Intel are great dividend growth stocks, and both should be raising their dividends before the end of the year.

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Avoid These Value Traps

A low P/E ratio sometimes means that a stock is cheap, but other times it means that the future is dismal. Here are three companies which appear to be cheap but face big problems going forward.

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Why HP Is Not As Cheap As It Looks

HP looks inexpensive, but with both printing and servers on the decline much of HP's profit base is drying up. Growth from software and services is years away, and it's unclear exactly how far profits will fall.

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The Right Way To Invest In Oil

While investing directly in oil companies may seem like a good idea, the companies which support the oil industry are a better choice. Oil equipment and services companies like National Oilwell Varco are inexpensive and perfectly positions for the increasing demand for oil.

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Two Of The Biggest Turnarounds Of The Year

Best Buy and Netflix have seen their stocks surge this year after major crashes, leading to huge gains for investors who bought in at the bottom. But what does the future hold for these companies?

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Is There Any Value In Big Retail?

With Costco posting strong results as other retailers disappoint, it's easy to assume that Costco stock is the best buy. But has the stock become overpriced? And do Wal-Mart and Target offer better value?

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The Microsoft-Nokia Deal Looks Like A Good Move

With Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business the company is taking a big step towards its goal of becoming a devices and services company. With hardware, software, and marketing all under one roof the deal should allow Microsoft to be better able to adapt to a changing market.

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Can J.C. Penney Survive Without Ackman?

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman sold his stake in troubled retailer J.C. Penney, leaving a failing company behind. Is there any hope for a turnaround?

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