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May 2015

Solving the Market’s Most Challenging Issue

By - May 28, 2015

According to the ETF database, there are nine preferred stock ETFs, and a few of them look enticing for income investors.

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A Bitter Start to 2015 for This Beverage Innovator

By - May 28, 2015

Keurig Green Mountain, once an unstoppable force in single-serving coffee, is among the worst-performing stocks in 2015.

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The Amazing “Bioconcrete” That Repairs Itself

By - May 27, 2015

A Dutch microbiologist has created a new self-repairing bioconcrete that dramatically extends the lifespan of buildings and bridges.

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Grab a Piece of India’s Unstoppable Economy

By - May 27, 2015

Modi’s reforms are happening slower than expected, but India’s economy has so much momentum it doesn’t matter. Time to invest.

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6 Stocks to Avoid This Grilling Season

By - May 26, 2015

It’s barbecue season, and people are dusting off their grills. But don’t bother with these six food and beverage stocks.

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Incredible Prosthetics Powered by the Mind

By - May 25, 2015

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has been testing prosthetic limbs that are controlled entirely by the user’s mind.

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El Niño Blowing Through Ag Commodities

By - May 23, 2015

El Niño is back and promising to disrupt a wide swath of commodities. Tim Maverick explains how and when. Read more…

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Correction Imminent: Buy This Classic Commodity

By - May 22, 2015

All the signs for a market correction are in the forecast. Gold looks is a good safe haven for investors to weather the storm.

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Driverless Cars’ Biggest Roadblock Is… People

By - May 22, 2015

With Google’s driverless cars set to hit California’s streets, the firm’s biggest challenge remains convincing consumers of the concept.

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Is This Table the Future of Energy Efficiency?

By - May 21, 2015

The so-called Zero Energy table regulates a room’s temperature without using any energy. The cost savings could be huge.

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Preferred Stock ETF Dodges High-Yield Mania

By - May 21, 2015

The "reach for yield" phenomenon has gotten out of hand, but one unloved asset can still provide both yield and security.

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A “Rehab Program” for Data-Addicted Consumers

By - May 20, 2015

As mobile data consumption escalates to astronomical levels, could this new device tear people away from their smartphones?

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Mexican Reforms Spawn Powerful Economic Force

By - May 20, 2015

Mexico has struggled to generate economic growth, but its fortunes may be changing under President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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Google’s Driverless Cars Set for Public Roads

By - May 19, 2015

Google's driverless cars are set to hit public roads this summer… but would you trust an autonomous car over human drivers? Take our survey...

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Monsanto Reliving the Past With Syngenta

By - May 19, 2015

Monsanto abandoned chemicals decades ago. But now, with sales of GMO seeds slowing, it wants to re-enter agrichemicals

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Relief Coming for Drought-Ravaged California?

By - May 19, 2015

Mired in one of its worst-ever droughts, relief could finally be on the way for California, as scientists warn of a serious El Niño.

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GOP’s Secret Weapon for Winning in 2016

By - May 19, 2015

David Cameron has won re-election in Britain, and the GOP should take notes if it wants to win the White House in 2016.

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Will Mad Men’s Finale Kill Your Portfolio?

By - May 18, 2015

A study reveals an unusual link between the end of our favorite TV shows and seemingly random drops in the stock market.

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Frackers Predicted to Fall Like Lehman Bros.

By - May 18, 2015

David Einhorn earned his reputation by calling out Lehman Brothers before its fall. Now, he’s set his sights on the frackers.

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U.S. Economy Edges Closer to Recession

By - May 18, 2015

If economists had a hard time spotting the Great Recession in real time, then this next recession is going to be completely unanticipated.

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Vestas Has the Wind at Its Back

By - May 17, 2015

This wind turbine maker was once left for dead. But it’s in good health again, thanks to a new CEO and a resurgent wind industry.

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Questionable Ruling Jeopardizes Your Freedom

By - May 16, 2015

A court in Florida came down on one side of the personal data debate. But, this decision could expose everyone’s private information.

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Uranium’s Glow Still Smothered by Safety Concerns

By - May 15, 2015

Uranium prices rallied in the fall, only to drop back down amid increased supply and more safety concerns. Here’s how to play this sector.

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Can a Handshake Measure Your Lifespan?

By - May 15, 2015

The implications of a good handshake are more important than ever. New research shows that it could determine your life expectancy.

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Will You Be Alive When We Run Out of Oil?

By - May 14, 2015

A new online tool reveals how the world has changed since each user’s birth, including just how little oil, coal, and natural gas we have left.

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China’s Divisive Plot to Reinvent Gene Therapy

By - May 14, 2015

Amid fascinating research in genetics and gene therapy, does China’s latest bold experiment blaze a new trail or breach an ethics barrier?

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Meet Luna… the Rehab Robot

By - May 13, 2015

This advanced technology not only diagnoses problems… it’s taking physical therapy to an entirely new level of high tech.

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Americans Rally Behind an Unlikely Candidate?

By - May 13, 2015

History has shown that presidents don’t need political experience to win. All they need is to pass the “Eisenhower Test”…

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A Solution to the California Drought?

By - May 12, 2015

Once-water-starved Israel found a solution to its water woes. So, why is California reluctant to follow suit?

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This Plant Could Be a Sign of Buried Treasure

By - May 12, 2015

The mining industry is in a mad dash to find this plant, as a stunning discovery indicates that “X marks the spot.”

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Virtual Reality Therapy Wows Stroke Victims

By - May 12, 2015

If you think virtual reality is just for gamers and pilots, think again. Here’s how the technology is being used to help stroke victims.

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Make Profits From Tougher Oil Transport Rules

By - May 11, 2015

U.S. transportation regulators have imposed new regulations on the oil-by-rail industry. One company in particular will profit.

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4 Dividend Aristocrats Could Be in Serious Trouble

By - May 11, 2015

Several Dividend Aristocrats have disturbingly high dividend payout ratios… could they soon lose their prestigious status?

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French Firm Cleverly Dodges Drone Regulations

By - May 11, 2015

With a rash of rogue drones in the skies, this French firm has created a clever and safe way to “arrest” them: Meet the MPI 200 Interceptor.

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Smartphone Diagnoses Disease in 15 Minutes

By - May 9, 2015

Can a smartphone really diagnose killer diseases like HIV? You bet. And this brilliant, remarkably cheap innovation does it in mere minutes.

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It’s Back! Oil Breaks $60 Per Barrel

By - May 8, 2015

Perfect conditions have pushed the price of oil past $60 per barrel. But will prices continue to rise, or will they stagnate?

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Why the Tea Party Is Dreading June 30

By - May 8, 2015

June 30 could be D-day for the Tea Party. It wants to eliminate this bank to further its political ambitions, but faces strong opposition.

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Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing

People have been looking for all sorts of opportunities to make money from the internet, and “crowdfunding” is probably the most mature and sophisticated culmination so far.

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PayPal Mafia Member Wants to Kill Credit Cards

By - May 7, 2015

Max Levchin, a former PayPal executive, wants to spark a finance revolution with his company’s new “Split Pay” technology.

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FDA Approves Disruptive Medical Device

By - May 7, 2015

As revolutionary innovation goes, it doesn’t get much better than this – a device that stops severe bleeding in just 20 seconds.

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Land of Plenty Discovered for Income Investors

By - May 7, 2015

A weak U.S. dollar is hurting economic growth and corporate profits. Thus, it’s time to look abroad for income investments.

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“Smart” Money Bets Against Mother Nature

By - May 6, 2015

Hedge funds have established huge short positions in corn and wheat. What could possibly go wrong? Try Mother Nature and China.

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Remarkable New Tech Separates Oil From Water

By - May 6, 2015

Scientists have created a special nano-coating that absorbs water, but repels oil – an innovation that could revolutionize oil spill cleanups.

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The Strange Truth About Selling in May

By - May 6, 2015

After putting the old market adage “sell in May and go away” to the test, we conclude that this is a real market anomaly.

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China Reveals What’s Behind Its Golden Curtain

By - May 5, 2015

Later this year, one of the great mysteries of the gold market will be unveiled… China will reveal its gold holdings.

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Chipotle Leaves GMOs for Outdated Chains

By - May 5, 2015

As Millennials make the U.S. food industry healthier, “fast casual” is all the rage. Here’s one chain that just upped the ante…

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Petrobras Brews Corruption and Huge Debts

By - May 5, 2015

Petrobras’ corruption scandal has kept it in the headlines. But, the company’s real problem is its massive debt burden.

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Coming Soon to America: Police Body Cameras

By - May 5, 2015

With controversial deaths of African-American males across America at the hands of the police, calls are growing for police body cameras.

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Workday Upgrade: the Desk of the Future

By - May 4, 2015

As more people cut ties with their chairs and opt for standing desks, Autonomous Desk is taking the trend to a whole new level.

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The End to the U.S. Immigration Debate?

By - May 4, 2015

Come election time, immigration policy will ring loud and clear again as a key campaign issue. We may even get a compromise…

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Should You Buy Garmin’s Dip?

By - May 4, 2015

Once the king of GPS, Garmin’s star has faded some. But with a cheap valuation and high yield, is it worth an investment?

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Batteries: The Power of the Future?

By - May 1, 2015

Elon Musk wants Tesla to be more than a car company. He wants it to be an integral part of the next-generation electric grid.

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The DuPont Proxy War Gets Juicy

By - May 1, 2015

Trian is waging a drama-filled war on DuPont, trying to convince shareholders to oust the current board to improve earnings.

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Instagram’s Blunder Highlights Data Concerns

By - May 1, 2015

Instagram’s security blunder highlights bigger cyber security issues, as data continues to soar and the internet gets bigger.

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