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Is Amazon About to Be Gator Chomped?

Online retailing juggernaut, Amazon.com (AMZN), sure seems hell-bent on turning up the heat on the competition lately. But is it now poised for one of the most indignant falls since Pope Gregory V (996–999) was poisoned? On November 10, it partnered up with the U.S. Postal Service to begin offering delivery on the most sacred...

Dividend Class Warfare: Nordstrom vs. Kohl’s

From the people who brought you Manly Stock Wars, we’re clearing the arena again for another epic battle. What in the world am I talking about? It’s simple. In honor of the holiday shopping season – which is a make-or-break time for many retail companies – we’ve decided to pit eight dividend payers in the...

The Bitcoin Scam Enters Hyperdrive Mode

Forget WrestleMania. We’re living in a world of “Bubblemania,” where everyone is manic about getting body slammed by the U.S. stock market. A quick Google News search reveals that in the last month alone, there are over 200 articles opining about the bubble-like frothiness of stocks. Despite all the attention, nary a soul has any...

Five Asset Bubbles Ready to Burst (Part 1)

In case you missed last week’s confirmation hearing for incoming Federal Reserve Chief, Janet Yellen, I can sum it up for you in one word… Clueless! “It’s important for the Fed, hard as it is, to attempt to detect asset bubbles when they’re forming,” said Yellen. “[But] by and large, I would say that I...

Scientists Look Under the Sea to Solve Blood Supply Problems

It seems that blood supply is increasingly hitting critically low levels. The National Institutes of Health, for instance, just announced a blood shortage earlier this month. Scientists in Romania are hoping to change that. They’re creating an artificial blood that would keep supplies from ever running low again. They’re not the first to undertake such...

One Tweet and a Carl Icahn Protégé Away From An 84.6% Profit

What do you get when you cross a flurry of like-minded tweets with the offspring of one of the world’s most successful activist investors? (No, this isn’t some terrible Wall Street joke.) You get the perfect storm for a stock to nearly double in short order. And now that I’ve officially got your attention, let’s...