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Five Ways to Profit – By the Dawn's Early Light

During the wildly productive portion of his tenure as the head of the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), then-CEO Michael Eisner had simple-but-elegant formula for success.

He was obsessive about controlling costs. He repeatedly urged his movie-development folks to focus on “singles and doubles” – instead of on home runs.

And he insisted that the best movie ideas – those with the greatest chances for success – would be so powerful that they could be summarized in two sentences or less…

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    Before the speech, many analysts were afraid President Obama would make broad optimistic statements – while offering no concrete plans for improvement.

    White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said Tuesday morning that one of President Obama's main messages would be to highlight the new "bipartisan spirit" in Washington.

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  • Money Morning's Keith Fitz-Gerald To Address State of the Union in Second Fox Business Appearance This Week Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald is scheduled to appear today (Wednesday) as a guest on the hour-long Varney & Co. show on Fox Business News.

    On that show, which begins at 9:30 a.m. (EST), Fitz-Gerald is tentatively scheduled to sit in for co-anchor Chris Cotter, and to talk about State of the Union issues with company "co-members" Charlie Payne and Tracy Byrnes. The list of guests is currently scheduled to include:

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