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While Washington Stews, You Can Cash In on the Biggest "Tax-Inversion" Deal in History

Back in June 2012, we recommended that you pick up shares of Big Pharma player Abbott Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: ABT). The reason: Abbott was planning to split in two at the end of the year, meaning folks who took our advice would end up with stakes in two companies for the price of one.

There was more than bargain-basement thinking at work here.

You see, these corporate breakups – known as spin-offs – have a habit of turning into market-beating profit plays. And the newly minted spin-off firms often end up as takeover fodder – also at big profits.

Abbott followed part of that blueprint.

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    New Evidence Shows Ratings Agencies' Corruption Played Key Role in Subprime Crash

    Mounds upon mounds of corruption were at the root of the subprime financial crisis.

    Our hatred of the fat cat bankers who made millions off of predatory loans, and the lazy regulators, who did nothing about it and even enabled it, knows no bounds. Even more infuriating is the lack of consequences for what they did.

    But somehow, a key player has managed squeak by - until now. As a result of 2 major lawsuits, incriminating documents have been piling up that prove - without a doubt - that ratings agencies like Moody's and S&P played a *huge* part in the scam.

    Turns out that for years, Moody's and S&P have been "shameless tools for the banks, willing to give just about anything a high rating in exchange for cash."

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  • The Stage Has Been Set For Another Credit Crisis If you think yesterday's market action was something to worry about, you ain't seen nothing yet.

    President Barack Obama getting re-elected sets the stage for another credit crisis.

    When the president came into office in 2008 he had a mandate to fix the banking system, which consisted of too-big-to-fail banks holding America and its economy hostage to their greedy schemes.

    He swept that mandate under the door of Congress and the Federal Reserve.

    The president has no position on the big banks, and it seems he likes it that way.

    By lightening up on his already watered-down rhetoric about making banks toe the line, he got campaign money from them. So did Congressmen. That money came from the Federal Reserve.

    Now that the president has won a second term, he's not about to fight Congress over their pandering to the big banks, since he's got other things to fight with them over; rather, he's going to advocate a lite-touch going forward to allow banks to continue to strengthen their balance sheets so they can fuel an American recovery.

    It seems to be all happening under the cover of darkness. And, it's not going to work.

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