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NYSE Shutdown Shows Cybersecurity Risks – and Opportunities

The New York Stock Exchange's meltdown on Wednesday shows how fragile our financial infrastructure is. But it also shows how canny investors can position themselves to profit from that fragility.
The NYSE, a unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), shut down at 11:32 AM ET, and was offline until after 3:00 PM ET.

Frankly, it was scary to see the NYSE - the ideal of exchanges for a decade - melt down.

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Tesla Stock Price Dips Today, How to Play TSLA Now

The Tesla stock price is down nearly 2% this morning a day after Tesla Motors Inc.'s (Nasdaq: TSLA) fifth annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, Calif.

The biggest news from the shareholder meeting was the announcement that company CFO Deepak Ahuja will be retiring in 2015. He's been with the company since 2008.

But that was just one of the major updates provided at yesterday's meeting. Here are three other updates investors need to know now...

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Saudi Dynasty After King Abdullah: A Visual Guide

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed on Jan. 22, 2015 at age 90. His death triggered the biggest challenge to the Saudi dynasty in 50 years…

You see, the founder of the Saudi state, King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, decreed only that his first son would inherit the throne. Over the six decades that have followed King Abdulaziz ibn Saud's rule, succession has passed from brother to brother, almost always in order of their age.

But the last of the current line of 35 brothers will soon die out completely.

On April 29, for first time in Saudi history, the throne was set up to pass to the third generation of the family...

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How Does Pinterest Make Money?

Prospective Pinterest IPO buyers are wondering, "How does Pinterest make money?" right now.

And they're correct to raise these kinds of questions because a Pinterest IPO is thought to not be far off, and it's sitting at an $11 billion valuation.

Here's how Pinterest makes money now, and how the company is attempting to prove this $11 billion valuation isn't a fluke...

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A Guide to the Google Antitrust Lawsuit in Europe

The European Commission filed formal antitrust charges against Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) on Wednesday.

But a Google antitrust lawsuit in Europe has been fermenting for years.

Our guide will bring you up to date on how all this began, what happened this week, and what to expect from here...

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What the Netflix Stock Split Means for Investors

A Netflix stock split may be coming as soon as June 9, 2015.

That's when Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) will hold its annual meeting, where investors will vote on the potential NFLX stock split.

NFLX is now up 39.6% in 2015. That compares to gains of just 1.4% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and 2.2% for the S&P 500.

And even though it has vastly outperformed the broader markets in 2015, retail investors should be cautious when dealing with NFLX stock...

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Is Google Buying Twitter (TWTR)?

A burst of rumors yesterday (Tuesday) had many investors considering the possibility of Google buying Twitter.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) stock popped 4% yesterday to close at $52.87, up $2.03 after Barron's posted an item on its website saying that the social media company had not one but two suitors.

One of those allegedly is Google Inc.

While some critics have dismissed the possibility of Google buying Twitter, benefits for both companies could make a deal happen...


The Rand Paul Conspiracy Theories Everyone's Talking About

Sen. Rand Paul conspiracy theories abound: from the elusive Bilderberg Group to the fabled NAFTA superhighway, the unconventional tea-partier has no qualms making his concerns known.

With his campaign slogan as our guide – Defeat the Washington machine, unleash the dream – we are unleashing four of our favorite Rand Paul conspiracy theories.

Here they are and they've got everybody talkin'...

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Top Pharmaceutical Companies Continue Massive M&A – Here's Your Profit Play

Two of the world's top pharmaceutical companies have announced a merger today (Thursday), and that's another major buy signal for one of our favorite profit opportunities.

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) officials announced they will purchase Pharmacyclics Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC) for roughly $21 billion.


The deal gives Abbvie access to one of the world's top-selling cancer drugs, Imbruvica. Revenue from Imbruvica alone is expected to hit $1 billion in 2015 and $5.8 billion by 2020.

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Super Bowl Indicator Says Root for This Team Sunday

Superstitious investors will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb.1.

That's because the "Super Bowl Indicator" tells us a Seahawks victory will propel the markets higher in 2015.

This might sound absurd, but the Super Bowl Indicator is strangely accurate… In fact, it's been right more than 80% of the time.

Here's a closer look at the trend...

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